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Santee, CA
Students enrolled: 1,022

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10300 Magnolia Avenue
Santee, CA 92071

(619) 956-2400
(619) 956-2408
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April 28, 2014
I have two children that transferred to Cajon Park this year. Both students have done extremely well. Mr. Hooks has to be the best principal I have ever met. The teachers here are wonderful and we are happy to have made the transition. The PTSA has so many activities throughout the year to get students involved.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2014
This school is horrible and I will be pulling my son out. Communication is horrible. Teachers are lazy.

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2013
I am a GATE student at Cajon Park, and I have to say the principle and vp are very active and nice, and the staff are amazingly nice, and make learning like a game with programs like 1st In Math and TenMarks, and they have a garden for biology and science. Overall it's a great school, but in 5th grade there are only 24/104 students in GATE, kind of shabby...

- submitted by a community member

March 17, 2012
We have had mixed experiences with this school, but overall, we are moving to a better school and district. Our daughter is a normal child who gets A's and is a great student. Her education is average. Our son looks normal but has several disabilities and learning disorders. The ability of these professional educators was poor, at best. They never filed his 504 with the district office, resisted an IEP, and we actually had a former principal tell me after an IEP that she did not believe in one of his disabilities. One of his teachers actually suggested that we try acupuncture for him, as it worked wonders on her horse. I kid you not. I was speechless, which I never am. As a veteran of special education with our first child, in a better school and district, this school was disappointing.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2010
I went to this school K-8 and when it came time for my kids to go to school we came back to Santee so my kids could go here. Proud to say both kids made it through K-8. One was in the GATE program and one has learning disabilities. Both were treated very well and cared for at their level. Hope my grand kids will be able to attend Cajon Park too when the day comes. The new JR High building is amazing and the PTSA is also top notch.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2010
The teachers seem to really care about the kids. The school provides a safe and encouraging environment for growth.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
October 09, 2009
I transfered my son to Cajon Park when he was in the 4th grade due to the fack that he would have the 3 greatest teachers wen he the 7th grade, they are Ms. Gauzie, Mr. Jenningd & last but not least Mrs. Leaman. Heses 3 teachers are are what teachers should be Caring, Motavators, Strict but very fare and most important they give kids the tools needed to make it in a very dificult first time inviroment ( Jr. High School). My niece is 19 and had them all when they wre at Santee School and has not forgot the positive way they taught, they were part of the reason se has decided to go into teacher herself. She is in her Sophmore year of College and still is in contact with them and is doing her inclass obsevations with Mrs. Leaman, she wants to learn from the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 04, 2009
Cajon Park has great teachers who really care about the kids. The kids have fun while learning, and the teaching staff encourages the students to do their best each and every day.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2009
Both of my children started as kindergartners at Cajon Park. Earlier today my oldest daughter went through her 8th grade graduation ceremony. In a nutshell the teachers my kids have had are outstanding. My oldest daughter had Mr. Barbary and Mrs. Hodo, both excellent teachers and provide much of their own time in helping the kids improve academically as well as socially through field trips to historical locations on the east coast, Washington DC, Williamsburg and Philadelphia. My daughter passed the District Math test at the 96 percentile, allowing her to move right into AP Geometry at West HIlls. Without a doubt, much of the assistance came from Mr. Barbary and his Math Club, along with my daughters efforts. There are countless others I've left off, but the staff at Cajon Park have established a improving baseline of academic performance year in and year out. 5 stars......

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 19, 2008
My 2 children go to the elementary school and I have never been so impressed by the staff, one in particular. The Vice Principal, JoAnn Schultz is the nicest, most thorough administrator I have ever seen. The school has certainly changed since she arrvived!

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2007
I have 2 boys @ this school. I have to say after having my daughter and older son @ Carlton Oaks, this is a great school. The kindergarten progam is outstanding. The teachers make sure, in a combined effort, that your child leaves kindergarten with all the basic skills. I have 2 boys that are excelling in each subject. A signifigant part of that, was the great teaching/teachers @ Cajon Park. The ar program challenges them to read and acheive more. Something they didn't get at previous schools.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2005
My son went to Cajon Park from the 5th grade to the end of 8th grade. Excellent school, got a great education, very happy with the teaching staff.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2005
I would like to say that I personally LOVE this school. We are moving out of state and I am so sad to leave, I joined this website just to ensure that I find a school that is just as good as Cajon Park. I went to this school grades 2-8, and my son has gone 1st through 4th and once again Cajon Park has shown what an outstanding school it truly is. Of course you will have the usual with children, quarls and what nots, but the teachers do care about the children and the Staff is an extremly deticated staff. I have nothing bad to say at all.

- submitted by a parent

April 04, 2005
I would like to express concern over the kindergarten program at Cajon Park. My child attends 3 hours and 20 minutes of instruction per day. The teachers and children are rushed through the curriculum and I think it compromises the children's ability to learn effectively. The teachers are overly extended and it shows in their interaction with the children & the parents. Kindergarten is suppose to set the foundation for remaining school years. The children are not enjoying this experience. They don't even get to have lunch. 1st grade is going to be a whole new experience. Kindergarte @ Cajon Park has been a challenge.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 25, 2005
My son is a 4th grade 1st year student at Cajon Park and I have nothing but good things to say about the school. I would like for the school to mail more correspondence home rather than send it home with the child. This would ensure a lot more contact. You never know what can get lost in a backpack! I really have enjoyed the experience though. My son recently has been asked to take the RAVEN test for the GATE program. While I am very excited, it would have been nice to receive the news in the mail. While my son is very good about giving the information to his mother or myself, you can imagine if it would have been lost though.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2004
Cajon Park is a terrific school. The teachers are simply the best you will find anywhere. They are dedicated to each child as an individual and the children are happy to be learning there. The office staff is incredible!

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2003
I'm the parent of two former students (ages 39 and 41), and the grandparent of two current students aged 6 and 9 1/2. I'm also a former employee. This school is tops in my book!

- submitted by a community member

June 19, 2003
My daughter is an excellent student this school and faculty have a good deal to do with it. Any problems I have had in the classroom were easily resolved by simply meeting with the teachers and working on solutions. The staff has taken great care in dealing with (personal) issues that arose outside of the educational scope. The only problem that I have had has been when needing to speak with the principal. On the few occassions that my wife and I felt that we needed to talk with her directly, we were brushed off without any recourse (i.e. speak with her directly, able to make an appointment, options on follow-up). We had to take our concerns directly to the school board and even then we recieved no response from the principal. The issue was resolved through the school board and I continue to support Cajon Park School.

- submitted by a community member

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Cajon Park Elementary School
10300 Magnolia Avenue, Santee, CA  92071
(619) 956-2400
Last modified Cajon Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cajon Park Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top