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Santa Rosa, CA
Students enrolled: 418
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2121 Moraga Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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(707) 545-4283
(707) 573-9065
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May 25, 2015
I did a school tour here for possible registration. What a nightmare. During my classroom visit I saw the teacher "correct" a child's behavior by forcibly moving him to be in a position she wanted. The entire class she looked overwhelmed and did not smile or seem to care for any of the children. While leaving the classroom to sign out of the office I saw a teacher hanging out her classroom door screaming at another student who had apparently left his backpack outside the classroom. The staff is unprofessional. I would run not walk from this school!

- submitted by a community member

August 12, 2014
Its a great school for kids to learn!! Don't look at rates...Spend the day there yourself and you will love it!! :-)

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2013
Since last week 11/7/2013 to present the classroom #2 of RCSS has had a skunk smelling. The custodians have been told by the teacher of the classroom about it and there is not any action taken yet to remove the animal because "the school cannot do nothing about it. It looks very inneficient the logistic and the maintenance there, also very careless and inconsiderate. My son is student there with 10 more children who have autism and down syndrome. We live close by the hills in Bennett Valley Area and very frequently we have those incidents with animals crashed by cars in the road and the animal is removed in less than a few hours.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2012
My children have attended this school for three years and they have enjoyed all three. Their STAR test scores are individually high and the teachers while not exactly reaching out to you about your childrens' possible problems will always talk with you if you reach out. My kids were inspired by their teachers and one of my daughters even wants to be a teacher now because of her sixth grade teacher! Also , yes I do agree this school suffers from budget problems, and there is never enough money for what they need, but the teachers and staff do their best to work what they have.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2011
Kawana School offers a great learning environment. The staff is dedicated and school has pasted great gains in test scores over the past three years.We persist and strive to succeed despite the challenges we face.Visit and experience for yourself this great community of students, teachers and administrators .

- submitted by a teacher

January 10, 2011
The school staff are excellent, the teachers are awesome the principal is wonderful, cooperative and nice, but the main problem is the surrounding community is so unsupportive (poverity, high consentration of uneducated parents, even illegal imigrants and gang members). It's so unfortunate the school is built in this area. They should have move the location somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent

December 09, 2010
I went to this elementay school, and it is awesome! It did not have the best curriculum honestly, but it has lack of funding unfortunately. I would not listen to anyone's advice about not taking your kids because the lunch is bad, hardly any schools have good food. The school's ranking does not matter at all because students manage to excel in a positive environment like Kawana Elementary School

- submitted by a community member

February 25, 2010
The school's rank is the bottom in sonoma county, even one of the lowest rank in california.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 24, 2010
I have children that have been at this school for 3 years now. (I also went here.) I am a huge fan of the teachers except ONE new teacher that came from another district just this last year.This teacher expected the children to know what they taught at her old school which was really hard for them because ALL districts are not the same. (I know this because my kids came from another district before Kawana and it was hard for them to catch up.) My child and a lot of other were failing due to this. The thing that got me was I did not receive a phone call nor was their a note sent home informing me of this. I knew my child had some issuse but had no idea it was so extreme. I hope that they better screen the teachers and guide them in the right way in the future so that the children don't suffer as mine and many others in the class did.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2009
For the past three years I have been volunteering in the primary grades at Kawana School. I find the teachers and staff awesome. Their dedication and concern for the children and parents adds to the spirit of the school. Come spend a day and see for yourself.

- submitted by a community member

June 29, 2009
This is a horrible school staff is bad and lunch is bad dont bring your child to this school

- submitted by a parent
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Kawana Elementary School
2121 Moraga Drive, Santa Rosa, CA  95404
(707) 545-4283
Last modified Kawana Elementary School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kawana Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top