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K-5
Public district
West Covina, CA
Students enrolled: 511
Before care: No
 

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1440 South Orange Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790

(626) 939-4820
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February 02, 2015
I would like to thank all the teachers who taught my daughters Naomi and Isabelle when they went to Orangewood Elementary school. My girls had a great foundation at this school!!! Yes, they do focus on test scores but that is only to strive the students to do there best. My daughters are now a Jr. and Senior at Chino Hills High school taking honors and AP classes. I am greatful for all the teachers who cared at Orangewood. Thank you

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2014
We just recently moved from a different county this month and my boys already love their school. Teacher's are great, principle is very nice.

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August 17, 2011
I had went 2 orange wood 2years ago and am now in 7th grade, I have 2 admit it is a great school but it is really boring... They don't have very many fun opportunities and care to much on testing, they have great teaches but in fourth grade I would prefer not to go their!(the most horrible 4th grade teachers EVER)the principal is really cheap and the food is alright BUT in fifth grade you will have one of the best year ever by the way if u are in fifth grade get mrs. shmier I LOvE her!!!

- submitted by a community member

August 30, 2010
I have to say I was very upset when I found out that my 3rd grade daughter was receiving 2nd grade homework without being told. In reality my daughters should have been in 2nd grade reason being her birthday is Dec 10th and the cut off is Dec 2nd. She was struggling with reading and language. I was advised to put her back in 2nd grade being it would be best for her. Both my husband and I agreed to retained on the understanding it was in her best interest . A couple of weeks after we received a letter by mail that our inter district application would be terminated. The reason my daughter was late and absent quite a few times. I beg the principal to give us another chance but all she care to say was that my daughters performance was affecting the school and test scores.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2010
i must admit this school seem's to only care about test and reading score's. not only that the teacher's treat the parents like dirt. they are very rude. and to top it off were not even allowed to walk our own child to class in the morning. and if u do u get yelled at by a man in the hall way. if u like being treated like this. bring your child to this school. because they will do the job!

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2009
Great reading program and staff consistenly review the academic performance of the students. They are taught to their level, ie some 3rd graders have 5th grade math, etc. Inconsistancies: There is a uniform policy that we were informed would be upheld when my child entered this school 2 years ago. To date, most kids do not wear uniforms and my child has never been sent home for wearing street clothes. We are told the school is focusing on raising test scores, so the children are not allowed holiday classroom parties nor are they allowed to dress up on Halloween. (though the API scores are above standard) It is ironic that they strictly enforce the no costumes on Halloween, which is once a year and yet daily enforcement of the uniforms is not enforced and the daily wear of some of the kids is more inappropriate than a costume.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2009
My son went to this school for kindergarten and 1st grade. The reading program is great.

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March 26, 2008
This school focus to much on the test & reading scores. Principal and some of the adminstration need to improve. I pulled my child out of this school. Due to being harrased by a employee.

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no rating
February 09, 2008
Overall, this school has made significant advances in academic achievement. However, the principal and administration focuses WAY too much on reading and those 'all-important' test scores. My child, a third grader, is lucky to get an hour a week of physical education or science and is beginning to hate school! This school has no music education program and if it has a computer lab, my child's class never attends.

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2007
This school is a good school...They keep me informed about both my childs academic progress and his behavioral progress...They stand with me in helping my son to better himself.

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August 08, 2007
Orangewood seems to focus more on helping students who are below or at grade level. Those students who are above grade level are left unchallenged and bored, not a good way to get kids motivated about school. Perhaps the administrators are holding out till these kids on the same level as their counterparts. For my child's needs, this school leaves much to be desired.

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2007
The principal is very good at keeping our school focused on achievement, not fluff. As a result our test scores went up. My child's first grade teacher was a saint and helped to get her into a special program so she could be successful.

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April 24, 2003
My daughter is in first grade and I have an excellent grade for this school in the SFA program, is amazing how my daughter is reading every single book she got it. i love this school

- submitted by a community member

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Orangewood Elementary School
1440 South Orange Avenue, West Covina, CA  91790
(626) 939-4820
Last modified Orangewood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Orangewood Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top