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Public charter
Temecula, CA
Students enrolled: 85
Before care: No
After care: No

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28790 Pujol Street
Temecula, CA 92590

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(951) 595-9095
(951) 595-4300
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April 17, 2015
My son started school here halfway through the 7th grade. He went from hating school to loving it. I didn't have to fight or argue anymore he LOVED it. His grades corresponded to his love. He went from C ' s and D's to A's and B's. The first year he was there he was in an office building. It was still very safe. They have since moved to a different building. The new building is better. We moved my 4th grader last yr. After having a horrible teacher in second grade, she had a GREAT teacher in third grade. So when 4th grade started and we had a the worst teacher ever we moved her to Keegan too. She is doing so much better. She was faltering in the local school. Moving her to Keegan has her doing 100 times better than she did in the local schools. They still have PE several times a week. The school is a great learning environment. Moving my kids here was the best decision I ever made. My son moved to our local high school this year he has a 3.8 GPA and is taking an AP class and a pre-AP class.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2013
This school is amazing. My daughter is only in 1st grade and I am already worried about where she will go for high school, as Keegan teaches up to 8th. My daughter was in public school for Kinder and through the first couple months of 1st grade. She struggled as the teachers were not able to give her the attention she needed to challenge her and stimulate further growth. At Keegan she is in a class of 13. I speak with her teacher every day and she is thriving both academically and socially. This is the norm at Keegan and you hear this every single day from parents The best decision I have ever made for my daughter was to move her to Keegan!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2012
This is my first year at Keegan and I love it . I came from Vintage Hills Elementary and hated school. now I love coming to school, especially for social studies. The teachers are incredible and care so much about us. I also have a sister in first grade who loves it here. We have an amazing gym and an amazing administrator. All those crude comments are wrong. This is a great school

- submitted by a student
September 17, 2012
This is a dream school. My children have attended both private and public schools. I was kind of satisfied with the private schooling (except for the price and the fact that the more you donated the louder you voice was heard). Our experience with public school was an absolute nightmare. My children learned absolutely nothing and began to hate going to school. I found Keegan last spring and from the very1st contact I have grown more and more delighted with the school. I had no idea what a school could be until we started at Keegan. The teachers are extraordinary! The director is unbelievable! And the staff and other families are the best! I feel like we became a part of more than just a school, we joined a family committed to the best education my children can get. If you are looking for a school that cares and a place where there are no boxes put around what your child can learn, then you have just found exactly what you were looking for and more!

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2012
I love this school, so do my children, I have two six and ten years old. The principal is excellent and we feel in confidence with all the staff. Is the first time my children enroll this school and is the class we are looking for: small with attention from their teachers. Is our first month in USA, my children doesn t speak English, but they feel welcome and have a lot of friends. The academics are ok too.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2012
This school is absolutely amazing. The staff is so incredibly dedicated to the success of each individual child. Small class sizes and the friendliest teachers and staff one could imagine. The school meets and exceeds any and every need of every student. And they have impressive results! The students love going to school, including middle school students, which as we know can sometimes be a challenge. Keegan Academy comes highly recommended.

- submitted by a teacher
August 21, 2012
My daughters have grown in this school and it has had its ups and downs being in a school that is just getting its foundation. Results do not lie. Both my daughters had a big increase in their test scores. When you put rumors aside and have a school where you personally know your teachers, students, and office staff and your child is LEARNING what more can you ask for. We all start somewhere and Keegan will see through any negative rumors by making their students shine as they always have. No one can deny that. Unfortunately their are too many parents out there with their own personal agendas. Year by year this school improves..keep it going Keegan!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2012
I have two children at Keegan, both entering their third year of attendance this year. We've been very satisfied, the kids are excited about going to school, and their academic progress has been great. It's disturbing to read malicious garbage like the August 1 post below. I strongly encourage any parent evaluating a charter school to look at the facts. Here are some facts about Keegan: 1. The school continues to experience strong growth 2. The re-enrollment rate is extremely high 3. Financially, Keegan is in a stronger position than the vast majortiy of public schools 4. The Keegan director has an active teaching role, which says a great deal about the focus of the school The only way to make a good decision about a charter school is to check it out yourself. To make an enrollment decision based upon positive or negative comments in a chat room is like making your presidential choice based upon a tv commercial.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2012
My daughter is in kindergarten and switched to Keegan from a normal public school in Temecula. She enjoys learning again and has learned more in her short time at Keegan than she did all year. She is happy again! At her other school she cried before school. Now she can't wait to get to class. The staff at Keegan is very friendly and supportive. The environment is positive and peaceful. The classrooms are big and clean. I just enrolled my younger son and older son for next year. They are excited because they see what a fantastic experience their sister is having there. I recommend this amazing school to other families looking for a change from the normal and depressing public school experience that just makes kids hate school. A school with administrators and teachers that are approachable and helpful is very difficult to find. We hit the jackpot with this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2012
This is a great school! I'm in eight grade, going to ninth grade next year, and I absolutely love it here. The kindergarten class is not the size of a large bathroom, my brother is in kindergarten and he comes home talking about how nice his friends/teachers were to him. The teachers are very nice:) There is not a problem with 'security' since it is located in an office building it is very professional. The classes are smaller, so the teachers can teach things more thoroughly. I came in with very low maths grades, barley passing pre-algebra, and I'm proud to say Mr. Bonta, the maths teacher, has helped me be able to go to Geometry next year. This school is new so there is still some kinks needed to be worked out. But please take advice first-hand from a student, this it a great school and it will help your child to build character and knowledge!:)

- submitted by a student
March 23, 2012
Update~ I moved my kids to Keegan last week and I am absolutely thrilled with the school and the staff. All three of my children are very happy now! My 2nd grade son is even running to class, full speed ahead, because he does not want to miss a moment of time with his teacher and his new friends. My daughter is extremely happy in her fourth grade class and has made a ton of great new friends. The teachers are welcoming and are giving her a lot of one on one attention. My kindergarten son is doing fabulous. He is opening up to his teacher and feels safe in his environment. Most of all, my kids feel HAPPY again and are having FUN learning! I completely recommend this school and feel blessed that we found it. Thank you Keegan Academy!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2012
Excellent school! I have 3 children attending, and they all love it! The teachers are all very kind and friendly, including the director. Since switching my kids from the neighborhood middle school to Keegan, they have developed a new love for school. They quickly made very nice new friends, and their grades improved too. I highly recommend this school to anyone who wants the best for their child.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2012
KEEGAN IS THE BEST!!!!! :) I disagree with those mean comments. None of them are true AT ALL!!! Sure Keegan is in an office building but it isn't "unsafe." The people going to the gym go to the gym and the people going to the office go to the office plus being in the office building gives us a HUGE advantage. We get to go on really cool field trips... Once we went to see a play at the old town theater and we went on a tour of old town. The kindergarten room is NOT THE SIZE OF A LARGE BATHROOM. It is very big and I know many kindergarteners that LOVE it!!!!!! Maybe you should come see for yourself.

- submitted by a student
February 24, 2012
To "absolute joke" and "poor environment," do your children attend this school? If so, why are they still there? I'm tired of hearing about how traumatic changes are to children. No one's been bounced around more than my kids and they are doing great. As far as security, have you ever witnessed the children running around unsupervised? Are they ever not around teachers or parents? Do you think in this age of helicopter parenting that lack of security would even be an issue? A few weeks ago, two 6th grade girls from a public school in Murrieta ran away from the school grounds and were found days later. Obviously security failed there. And as far as Sonja, she is by far the best administrator I've ever dealt with, and I have dealt with a LOT who don't have half the character she does.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2012
Is somebody with an agenda using multiple email addresses to crucify this school? It is amazing the depths to which some will stoop! I have two children at Keegan, both in the second year at the school. They are extremely happy and showing great progress and enthusiasm. The staff, including the director, are a great breath of fresh air. All I can say is that you should visit the school and form your own opinion. Anonymous postings have zero credibility (including, I guess, mine :).

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2012
This is an absolute joke for a school. I cannot believe that anyone would actually send their children to a school that is this unsafe. The school is located in a office building shared by at least 50 other businesses that have complete open access to the kids and the school. How can you keep these children safe when your school is so wide open to any potential predator. I visited the school last week to seek out another option for my child and was blown away to see the unprofessional set up of the school. I stopped a woman in the hall, who appeared to work at the Lawyers office, and asked some questions about the school and the security of the school. Turns out this was the Director of the school, Sonia, and what treat she was to deal with. I had a few simple questions and she didn't want to give me the time of day. I guess I'm not used to this new Charter School set up, but from what I saw it appears that they march to beat of their own drum. This place is a joke!!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2012
I'm writing to refute the one star review. Like many charter schools, funding from the public school system is not readily available though promises are made. Enrollment, however, is growing. Interest has skyrocketed within the past few weeks. Not bad for a charter school that is only in its 2nd year. Students are receiving their educational needs much more than a traditional public school. Teachers are NOT leaving in droves and there is always a credentialed teacher in the class. Teacher aides are there to help, not to take over the class. The independent study program refers to the homeschooling portion of the school. Keegan offers both homeschooling and a 4 day program, with Mondays being homeschool days for all students. Communication with staff and administration is readily available. They are always there to answer any questions.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2012
This school offers P.E. every day to all its students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Yes, after school day care was eliminated because the program only had one student on a regular basis and in these financial times, the school did not feel it was appropriate to subsidize day care for one family. The family affected was offered some alternatives, but chose not to decline these offers. As far as other cuts, yes, the school made tough choices recently to make some temporary cuts so that it can maintain its solid financial position.

- submitted by a teacher
February 07, 2012
All parents should research every potential learning environment for their children. Researching Keegan Academy would result in the keen understanding that Keegan Academy provides a warm, student-centered learning environment. The enthusiastic and credentialed staff is wholly dedicated to the schools's mission, "All students learning...one student at a time!" Despite some budgetary issues, the students enjoy a rich, varied and rigorous curriculum, in a family atmosphere. Learning as it should be!

- submitted by a community member
February 07, 2012
My kids absolutely LOVE Keegan Academy! We have been attending since the beginning of the school year. I have a daughter in the 5th grade (elementary) and one that attends the middle school program. The small class sizes are a great benefit and the staff (office as well as teachers) are phenomenal. The director, Mrs Clause, is so welcoming and kind to the students. My daughters are welcomed every morning by name,and with bright smiles. This means so much to me after coming from a school in Temecula where the principal was very cold and stand-offish with the students. I would advise any parent looking for a school that cares about their students to check out Keegan.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2012
I would strongly caution any potential new students to really research this school before making a decision to place your child here. This school is in a very deep finical hardship and the students are not receiving the educational needs that they require. Currently they are cutting everything under the sun. Teachers leaving, P.E. cut, morning child care cut and I personally did not see any reason to put my child through this any longer. I would also caution you to ask the proper questions when enrolling. Currently they do not have a full staff of credentialed teachers teaching your students. They will have "Teachers Aides" teach your child and the way they get around this is that they are "An independent study program" The morale of the staff is very poor and this transcends to our students. I am a parent of a former student at Keegan and this is hands down the worst experience I have ever come across. The administration is very unprofessional and display extremely poor communication with the parents. DO NOT PLACE YOUR CHILD AT KEEGAN. TVUSD really needs to investigate what is going on at this school!!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2012
This school has a private school feel for a public school price! I only wish that their curriculum was a little more advanced in science and technology

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2011
This review may be jaded since my son has not attended yet. But I read a review about visiting the school, so I thought I would share my view. We are very excited. We just went to visit the campus, and we decided to go ahead and register him today. I could not get a very clear picture of what the classrooms will look like due to remodeling and them getting ready for the upcoming year. It is located in an office building upstairs. Yes there is a gym downstairs. I have to say I wouldn't mind seeing the young man with tattoos I saw on a daily basis. :) The school director is wonderful. Very sweet, nice, easy to talk to, and genuinely excited about the school, and the upcoming year. My son, who can be a handful, he's really just very excited about EVERYTHING, and is very curious, she was wonderful with him. If the teachers are anything like her, i'm even more excited. We had a few issues with a public school in the area, and chose to withdraw our son and place him in a homeschool program last year. We thought we would never go back to a physical public school again. But, again, we're very excited, very much at ease, and truly think this will be the right fit for our son.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
Upon visiting the school I was not that impressed. The kindergarten class was the size of a large bathroom and had very little supplies for the kids. A couple other rooms were larger for the upper grades. The school is located in an office building. The office is upstairs and down a hallway (bad location) and the front doors are open to the general public. Other businesses occupy the building and to me the school did not appear very secure and safe. Even when I was leaving two large men covered in tattoos were going to work out at the public gym next to the classrooms. I couldn't get past those things long enough to even care if they give a good education or not.

- submitted by a parent

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Keegan Academy
28790 Pujol Street, Temecula, CA  92590
(951) 595-9095
Last modified Keegan Academy is a Charter school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Keegan Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top