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Public charter
Vandenberg AFB, CA
Students enrolled: 460
Before care: No
After care: No

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991 Mountain View Boulevard
Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437

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(805) 734-5600
(805) 734-3572
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Map of Manzanita Public Charter School address.
February 08, 2014
This school is a Bucket Filling School! The teachers call the students scholars and they treat them like scholars. I enrolled my children (scholars) three years ago and they love the school. Thank you for filling our buckets Manzanita staff!

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2014
What a wonderful charter school. As a military family we move often and our daughters have attended several other schools. Manzanita is the finest by far, the students, teachers, office staff, and principal are amazing. When you walk on that campus you feel the energy. There are smiles everywhere.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
Manzanita has been a great school for my 3 children. The teachers truly believe in the children and always put them first. I highly recommend manzanita to anyone that wants their child to have a fun learning experience.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2013
If you want your child to be challenged and work on their level, this is the place for you! My daughter attended Kindergarten here, we didn't realize how truly unique and special Manzanita was until we experienced worksheet overload in a district school. We will be back at Manzanita next year.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2013
This is truly a GREAT school! I've worked at this school almost since it opened and wouldn't think of going anyplace else. The principal belives that kids come first - ALL kids - and that's the philosophy that is the foundation of the school's educational design. There is a lot of diversity at this school - and it's a school of choice where families and staff can make the decision to come or go someplace else that may be a better fit. This school's enrollment and staff has doubled since it opened in 2008 - it must be "filling the buckets" of many families.

- submitted by a teacher
April 28, 2013
In response to the posting of 04/20/13: The "principle" of this amazing school is proactive, creative and supportive of its scholars. The "Principal" of the school has dedicated her life in creating a motivational and respectful environment for the children. Experiences gained at Manzanita are memories which will be enjoyed by former students for many years to come. For the parents posting negative comments, perhaps you do not spend enough time interacting with your children at Manzanita. For if you did, you would truly see how much they enjoy it, and what a truly unique and wonderful place it is.

- submitted by a community member
April 20, 2013
This schools is really a terrible place. Teachers have no direction in the classroom. Discipline has no follow through, the principle is unhelpful and the teachers are never the same year over year. Avoid at all costs.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2013
It is so refreshing to have a school that is so focused on education, rather than entertainment. Upon review of previous comments, perhaps those folks would have been better served with a curriculum such as Manzanita's (based on spelling and basic grammatical errors).

- submitted by a community member
January 29, 2013
My daughter attended this school for 4 yrs. We chose to change from a school 2 blk away so called "Great School" Los Berros. It was the BEST decision we could ever had made. Staff, kids and even the parents WANT to be there and it shows Daughter unfortunatly again in the Public school system and her back to HATING school.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2012
Manzanita is an awesome little school. There is so much unity between the principal and the teachers. The teachers are happy to be there which says a lot about the program. They work with children at any level, whether they are ahead or behind in their grade level. Parent participation is highly encouraged which is where true education starts -- AT HOME. They are a "Bucket Filling School" that fills my family's bucket every day. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2012
I believe this school is declining due to the lack of discipline allowed by the principal. Their non to zero tolerance rules are a joke and are not carried out! My kids definitely will not return next year!!

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2012
Manzanita, I m very pleased with the quality of education my children have received the last 3 years that they have been attending. The staff is really friendly and they make you feel like part of the Manzanita family. They understand they not all children learn they same and they offer one on one with the kiddos that just need the extra help. There s so much I want to say but it will take a while ;) So I encourage any parent s that are looking for a school for their child, to make an appointment to visit the school and there web site and see for your self.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2010
It's a great school and the teachers are so great with all the students. Both my children love it sooo much that they anticipate the first day of school.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
this is the best school ever I am learnining more, and everyone on campus is really nice.

- submitted by a student
December 21, 2009
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
They are the best in the dual immersion schooling.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
The school staff is so caring about all the childrens. The teachers will work with with the kids and do not expect them to all learn alike. They given a rare thing in todays world they are allowed freedom to teach how the feel the kids will best learn. The staff are so great with the kids. Also, the uniform policy is wonderful still get to wear jeans and althetic shoes but all have to wear certain color polos and Fridays is a school spirit shirt or summer camp shirt helping wiht the self estem and name brands. My child wakes up and wants to go school he loves the school so much. I am thrillled this Charter School was opened and would recommend it to anybody. Thanks to all who worked to get this still fairly new school up and running. My son is in his 2nd year and well the school is also. Great Job

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
I love the staff and the students at Manzanita. The kids are always put first and that is great for everyone involved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
they have made beautiful progress with my nephews learning. the day i have children, i hope to be able to sent them to this wonderful school also. i just love all of what i hear, he tells me how much he loves manszanita.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 05, 2009
My son realy enjoys going to this school. The staff is really friendly & welcoming.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2009
I get to teach how I want to teach, use an interactive white board, and interest students in reading through books (not an anthology). The parents are very supportive, and all of the teachers genuinely like each other.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 28, 2009
Manzanita is student centered and really strives to make sure that every student learns!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
Manzanita truly exhibits what is right about charter schools. The staff is completely focused on the students. Weekly special events and cultural field trips capture the childrens' imagination, while they learn. I have volunteered at the school and the children are truly happy to be there. It is an extremely special educational experience with a loving staff and, of course, school mascot Radar the Spacedog.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 23, 2009
Great student teacher ratio, highly competitive with other local public schools academically.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 23, 2009
Primero Los Ninos /Children First and that's the way it is there!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Students copme first! Great students, parents, adninistration, and staff. Dog friendly.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
I Love their way of Learning.. My Daughter is so excited to go to school everyday and Loves the way she learns. The make learning fun! Manzanita is the BEST school around.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
We have a wonderful caring staff and very supportive parents!

- submitted by a parent

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Manzanita Public Charter School
991 Mountain View Boulevard, Vandenberg AFB, CA  93437
(805) 734-5600
Last modified Manzanita Public Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Manzanita Public Charter School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top