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Simi Valley, CA
Students enrolled: 468

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5455 Katherine Street
Simi Valley, CA 93063

(805) 520-6780
(805) 520-6108
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November 20, 2012
My daughter has been going to Katherine since she was in kindergarten and now she is in 4th grade, sadly we moved and she had to go to a different school for 4th grade. But every day at Katherine she's always telling me she had a great day. She had a wonderful time there. Even my step-sister went there from kindergarten though 6th grade. They have talent shows every year and they serve pizza and popcorn and the dancers/singers are amazing. My daughter was in a pottery class every Tuesday and she loved it. She made so many things. But, I have to say it did cost a little to much.The staffs, principle,office workers,and the teachers really want the children to learn and get a great education. Some of the fun things they have is a torch run, talent show, a walk to school day, sometimes they bring in famous authors or illustrators to talk to the kids, they have fun raisers, people come to talk to the kids about space and many more! Great school and we made a good choice. The principle is amazing and very nice.

- submitted by a parent

December 08, 2011
Katherine is a great school and both my children have learned alot while attending Katherine.The teachers couldnt be better and I recommend Katherine to all my friends who have kids getting ready to start Elementary School.

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2011
Sean Platt is a wonderful Principle. Katherine won the Quiz Bowl academic competition for all of SVUSD last year and is defending the title this year. Both of my children are designated GATE (gifted and talented education) and have excelled at Katherine Elementary School. It is a safe school with great teachers. My son graduated with the honor of the Presidents award for educational excellence last year. Thanks to all the staff and administration at Katherine for making it so great! -Nathan Apelbaum

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2010
i am over welmed how fast my child has learned i just wished that i went there

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October 01, 2009
Great principal, Wonderful teachers, Amazing staff and huge support from Fantastic parents!!

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2009
Katherine has some of the very best teachers that actually go the extra mile for our kids!

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June 27, 2009
Great school just finished kindergarden for my son. Look forward for the 1st standard.

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April 29, 2009
Katherine is a wonderful school with an amazing PTA. The teachers all work well together and it's always a pleasant place to be. We also have great API scores!

- submitted by a teacher

August 17, 2006
Katherine Elementary is blessed to have a very motivated and energitic PTA. The teachers, PTA, and Principal all care so much and work together. They provide great music and art programs, after school enrichment, and events for the children and their families. They worked together last year to provide an updated computer network as well as 63 new computers for our students use. The school also has the Accelerated Reader program, to help with reading comprehension and motivation. This last year we got a new principal and he made every effort to get to know all of the students, he can even be found on the playground involved in their games. I have three children (a niece and a nephew) that I would not send to school anywhere else. This school is always working on how to make Katherine a great place to learn. Mother of three

- submitted by a parent

September 23, 2005
Good school, decent academics. This school could use more music and art programs.

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June 15, 2005
I have a son in a 3rd/4th split and one in K. My eight year old has been there since first grade and we have been blessed with wonderful teachers each year. My 'K' baby is ready for 1st grade, thoroughly reading and knowing beyond what he should at this age for Math. Katherine has been a wonderful experience for these boys and for myself. My 3rd grader has been recommended for an enriched studies program which shows me that they are taking the time to try and put each child at the level they belong. The other kids, teachers and yard staff have been wonderful.

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no rating
February 24, 2005
We have been a Katherine family for five years. Both of my children have been favored with great teachers thus far. The teaching staff at Katherine is dedicated to the task of teaching our children and helping them achieve their personal best. I am grateful to live in the Katherine area. L Smith

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2005
I feel the school is too crowded and can use a addition of classes. Not enough one on one with students. Therefore, kids are needing to get extra help with studies outside of school.

- submitted by a teacher

June 23, 2004
This school has an amazing Kindergarten through second grade program. The majority of children leaving Kindergarten are reading. This is truly amazing.

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2003
Kathering Elementary has been a real positive experience for my son. The teachers and administration really seem to care about each individual student and meeting their needs. Children have a safe and secure environment in which they excell at learning. They are taught beyond the basics as respect for the staff and fellow students take a high priority.

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Katherine Elementary School
5455 Katherine Street, Simi Valley, CA  93063
(805) 520-6780
Last modified Katherine Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Katherine Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top