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8880 Halifax Street
Ventura, CA 93004

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(805) 672-2717
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September 11, 2015
An unpleasant, non teaching type of school. My child attended kindergarten and had a horrible time, mostly "fluff" taught in class with loads of work sent as homework. Teacher seemed more like high priced babysitter than an "educator", who nagged/berated children that needed help. Principal was useless, reviews praising sathers are suspect. This school was terrible, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who cares for their child and genuinely wants them to begin their academics on a positive note. Unpleasant is the best word I can use to describe the tone of this school.

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November 24, 2014
Our daughter attended K-5, our son is in 2nd. We highly recommend this learning environment & are so happy that we "choiced" into Serra. Under the leadership of principal Jim Sather, the school offers a quality education for all learners & a comfortable, happy social atmosphere. Parents are involved as volunteers in the classroom & with PTA. Families enthusiastically support school-wide fun events like the Jogathon. Serra had a x-country team this year, which met twice weekly after school, & traveled to Ventura meets. The annual Spring Art Night is Open House, showcasing amazing art projects. Special events have included: Kindergarten holiday show, 1st Grade songs & dances around the world, 2nd Grade patriotic show, 3rd Grade hoedown, 4th Grade missions projects & Gold Rush living history event, 5th Grade science fair. Three 5th-grade teachers work together to prepare students for middle school doing daily "rotations," so students can have different teachers for different subjects (Language Arts, Math, Science), developing organizational skills. Serra is fortunate to have onsite before- & after-school high quality child care available through Las Posas Children's Center.

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February 27, 2011
We have loved all 9 years we have been at Serra! Principal, teachers, parents, and students are always the best! The curriculum, extra curricular activities, and events are great! Going to miss it!

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July 23, 2010
Serra is no longer the "Silent Giant" it was once known as. The staff at this school is unbelieveably talented and caring, from Principal Tyner to the teachers to custodian Richard and office manager Pam. There have been many activities and experiences (Hoe Down, Family Film Night, Art Night, Silent Auction, Jogathon) that have made our years at Serra School very memorable for our family. HIGHLY recommended to neighborhood kids!

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August 31, 2007
I am a parent of a 1st grader and we LOVE Serra!! The campus is a very warm and friendly environment. The staff, teachers and principal are top notch! We looked into public, private, and charter schools in the area and decided Serra was the best!

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March 17, 2007
My children and nieces have all attended Serra School one after the other for the past 11 years. Great school as far as academics and safety are concerned. Wonderful teachers.

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August 24, 2005
Serra is an adequate school for most children. With high test scores, it tends to cater more to the average and above-average student. I have a son in GATE who is doing very well and a daughter who is struggling. My daughter does not seem to get the attention desired. On a whole, the teachers and parents are very involved. We finally have a permanent principal who, we hope, will provide the leadership this school lacked last year.

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April 23, 2003
I have been surprisingly happy with Serra. I had heard nightmare stories about public school, but everyone from Principal Mundy, to the teachers, other staff, parents and the kids have been great! I am the parent of a Kindergartener and a PTA member and love being involved in such a great school!

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Junipero Serra Elementary School
8880 Halifax Street, Ventura, CA  93004
(805) 672-2717
Last modified Junipero Serra Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Junipero Serra Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top