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Trabuco Canyon, CA
Students enrolled: 717

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21400 Lindsay Drive
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679

(949) 589-2446
(949) 589-1374
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April 03, 2014
My son started 1st grade at Robinson this Fall (2013). At first we were worried because he's been at a Montessori school since he was 6 months old where the teacher:student ratios were much better. But due to the expense of having two kids in a montessori school at the same time, we decided to send our older son to a public school. I'm happy to say that we have been pleasantly surprised. First we spoke to a couple friends who have kids around my sons age and got a thumbs up. But the most profound thing is that my son talks about his teacher all the time. He loves his first grade teacher! And hes learned so much because hes actually having fun learning.

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February 04, 2014
We just moved to CA from another state, and I cannot begin to tell you how low level the academic standards are! My kids are essentially repeating a whole year of school and not at the same rigorous rate as before. The teachers we have are nice, but the Principal is ineffective with maintaining high academic achievement. Yes, the PTA is great and very involved and yes, the parents are also very involved. However, the academics get a big zero in my book!

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December 09, 2013
Our family is so happy at Robinson. Mr. Kaplan is very involved with the kids, always making time to chat with them. I see him working the pick-up line every day, and his upper-grade flag football league has been a great source of fun for the kids. The teachers are outstanding, the staff is helpful and knowledgable, and the parents are highly involved. The PTA funds wonderful programs such as Art in Action and science lab, and there are lots of community-building events such as Family Movie Night, Family Math & Science Night, and lots of other fun events that help Robinson feel like the close-knit community it is.

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October 25, 2013
Our school has been great. We transitioned from a Montessori and were worried about the change in approach for our child. Our fears turned out to be unfounded. Our son talks more about his new teacher than he has about any other.

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October 09, 2012
Principal Kaplan is to busy to handle staff or care about kids. The bigger question is what does he do all day. Classes are to big. Play equipment could use a makeover.

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June 19, 2012
This school establishment is great- cant say the same about the principal. Classes are too big, and kids get left behind or hidden under those who "brown nose" the most. the principal is completely not capable of dealing woth conflicts. He hides behind his staff, avoids speaking to.parents- instead he will yake your child in the office and question he/she, and maybe (if he feels like it) fill you, he operates on "his" clock, and has no respect for the childs well being to resolve issues in a timely manner. Mr. Kaplen, get it together- as i told you before, NOT everyday are you gonna have a "coffee and donut kinda day"- you may have to solve issues from time to time! So get some skills. I am not ths only parent who feels this way, belive me. This school lives by the saying- "tell me what you have, and I will tell you your worth". Thats wrong. Last I checked, people were people, not money signs.

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March 05, 2012
The school is excellent; however, the class sizes are too large. The teacher-student ratio doesn't permit the teacher to focus enough attention to struggling students and really challenge the resources of the teachers. I'm thankful to the teachers that work extremely hard, the parents who are deeply involved in supporting the school, and the PTA who contribute to the students' needs and supplement the school's programs. With all that said, it's a wonderful school with an even more wonderful community.

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December 06, 2009
This school is like a private school except it doesn't cost to send your child. The teachers I have dealt with so far have been great. The classes are a bit crowded but with the help of the parents in the community we all help out by volunteering. I can't say enough wonderful things about Robinson!

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March 20, 2009
It doesn't get better than Robinson. The students come prepared, the parents are educated, dedicated, involved, and fun. The teachers are at the top of their game, continue to educate themselves, and are committed to student achievement and success. The Principal is good with finances but more importantly with the kids. He plays sports with them and teaches them respect, responsibility, integrity, and the value of a good sense of humor.

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May 21, 2008
We have lived in several states and my children have attended several schools. None of them to compare to Robinson. It has the best principal, teachers, and staff. I do wish the staff would work together and participate in activities outside of their classroom. As a whole (with notable exceptions) the staff seems to do a careful, creative job with their classes but they don't see the school as a whole. If they did, Robinson would fly.

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March 27, 2007
I am very pleased with the principal Mr. Snyder and all the teachers I have met and my children have had. Coming from out of state I think the children at Robinson are very kind, supportive, and well mannered. The parent involvement is very good, and the parents I met are great! Upper classes 4th- 6th are a bit crowded at 30-33 kids. Although the gate program is a lot of work it is challenging and I would recommend it.

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November 16, 2006
We have two children that attend Robinson. The teachers are wonderful. We love the new principal, Mr. Snyder. The music and science programs are amazing and the kids love them. The level of parent involvement helps to make this a great, well-rounded school.

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May 08, 2006
I think it is a wonderful school, my daughter loves her teacher and the new Principal Mr. Snyder. This school offers music and science to lower grades K-3 where most do not. The parent participation is like no other. I always recommend this school to people I meet.

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January 28, 2006
The quailty if fine. Slightly overcrowed. Not many extracurricular activities. There is alot of parent involvement.

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August 30, 2005
Very traditional teaching methods. The teachers each have to prepare for and teach all subjects. Teachers often complain about not having enough materials, I had to buy my own set of books to support my child at home. Very little communication with parents. Very difficult to get any support for children unless they drastically fall two grades which is too late for most parents. Large class sizes. PTA has to fund basic budget issues due to state funding problems. Locals think it is a great school, but coming from another state, they don't understand what a grea school is. I am now looking for private schools.

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June 19, 2005
My child only attended 2 yrs of preschool here. He loved going to school and I thought the teachers were very kind and patient.

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December 21, 2003
We have 4 kids who are either in or have gone through Robinson Elementary - it is the best! The teachers are very knowledgable and truly care about the students. We can't say enough great things about the staff at Robinson - they are wonderful beyond compare.

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Robinson Elementary School
21400 Lindsay Drive, Trabuco Canyon, CA  92679
(949) 589-2446
Last modified Robinson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Robinson Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top