Report this review as inappropriate

« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Santa Rosa, CA
Students enrolled: 613

5 stars
Based on 19 ratings

Let others know what you
think about this school

Review topics

This is a safe place to share your honest opinions of a school, whether good or bad.  Learn more.

Yulupa Elementary School 5

Posted October 06, 2013
- a parent
This school it's great. They have well organized system. Their staff is very committed with their students education, not only academically but also with their social development. Their curriculum include art and dance. They offer a variety of after school programs.

Yulupa Elementary School 3

Posted July 17, 2013
- a parent
Very unhappy with school. It runs like a prison, mostly to the benefit of the adults and not the children - very organized and filled with rules, which if broken result in punishments. It's a beautiful school where children are not allowed free play. For the last 1 1/2 years they were redoing the field (don't ask me why) children were not allowed to run free at all. Can you imagine your 5-9 year old walking everywhere 6.5 hours a day? Then in April when track was done, they can only run in one direction! A huge field is available but only for "organized ball sports." No tag of any kind. Small sloped triangular area with a tree is for running/follow the leader - not realistic. This is typical of attitude running through school. 3rd graders are encouraged to report other kids running and "breaking" rules. As opposed to catching kids being good/kind (like what happens at Strawberry), a "Lord of the Flies" environment is created. Are students safe? Physically, yes, but emotionally, students can't bloom and explore, a necessity of childhood. Academically - basic lock step teaching to the test. Little creative/critical thinking activities. Reputation based on scores, "look."

Yulupa Elementary School 5

Posted May 29, 2013
- a parent
I love Yulupa School, My daughter is about to finish first grade and will definitely return next year. The staff is great and excellent teachers.

Yulupa Elementary School 5

Posted June 01, 2011
- a parent
i love this school, anne in the office is amazing. so far the teachers my daughter has had are amazing. my son will be entering kindergarden this following year and we are very excited to be apart of this school for another 4 years.

Yulupa Elementary School 5

Posted March 11, 2011
- a parent
My daughter got accepted to go to this school and I can't me more excited for her to get into this school and district. Dealing with the bureaucracy of Santa Rosa City district was a complete nightmare and I have a complete opposite feeling about this school within Bennet Valley district. After taking the tour, I was overwhelming impressed and I toured almost every school in Santa Rosa. A true blessing!

Yulupa Elementary School 5

Posted April 22, 2010
- a parent
because my daughters teacher pays close attention to her students and was able to notice my daughter had a difficult time concentrating and is helping us by fixing the problem early.

Yulupa Elementary School 5

Posted March 22, 2010
- a parent
Yulupa is a first rate school. The teachers are wonderful, the academics are top notch, and the best part is the community and parent involvement. Despite education cutbacks, there is no lack in support for art and music education.

Yulupa Elementary School 5

Posted May 10, 2008
- a parent
Yulupa rocks!! Great community to bring your child up in! Teachers and staff are excellent!

Yulupa Elementary School 5

Posted June 13, 2007
- a parent
I was worried about placing my son in school because I didn't know how his experience would be, but the teacher really took care of him and I saw his academic, and social development increase at a high speed. He never complained about his teacher. The school as a whole is really friendly, professional and overall well run. Parents are really involved, and the staff made sure my son had what he needed to do good. I recommend this school very much. There is tons of extra curricular activities and they offer a good mix of academics (art, math, reading, writing)

Yulupa Elementary School 5

Posted June 02, 2007
- a parent
I love Yulupa School! My daughter is now going into 1st grade. She has had a wonderful experience at Yulupa. Every time I help at an event or celebration I am always so impressed by the teachers and staff. Everyone is so involved in making sure our children get the best education and I am so grateful. My daughter has grown so much and it is wonderful to see her enjoy school. I want to personally thank all the teachers, staff and parent helpers for all that you do. I am a parent helper myself and enjoy every minute of it! Keep up the great work.

Nearby schools

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families. 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Yulupa Elementary School
2250 Mesquite Drive, Santa Rosa, CA  95405
(707) 542-6272
Last modified Yulupa Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-3. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Yulupa Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top