Students enrolled 62
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School leader Sarah Medler
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District Las Virgenes Unified School District
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31761 West Village School Road
Westlake Village, CA 91361

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4 stars
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May 02, 2014
My children transferred to White Oak at the beginning of the school year. They were immediately made to feel welcome by the teachers, the staff, the principal, and their fellow students . The principal and much of the extended staff knew my children s names the first week they attended. I have found the principal to be kind and warm. Academically, I ve been highly impressed with the ability of the teachers to teach to my children s individual needs, as well as the individual needs of the other children in the classroom. The teachers successfully recognize my children s strength and weakness and have used this knowledge to teach them in a manner that has brought out the best in them. I have seen a shift in confidence in my children academically that I credit White Oak Elementary. I am thrilled with and extremely thankful for our experience thus far.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2014
White Oak is a phenomenal school! I have three kids there and are so happy with the education they are receiving. The teachers are truly exceptional. They go above and beyond just the traditional classroom teaching. For example, students participate in various grade level performances/events where they not only learn about history/social studies but they have fun doing it! Clearly the person who posted earlier has not seen that while White Oak API scores were already consistently high, last year they sky rocketed even higher! In my opinion, the similar school rating is a meaningless comparison when the schools being compared to are all over 900 API. As for the donation, I am more than happy to pay as it pays for our children to attend specialist classes such as art, music, PE, computers and library with qualified teachers not parent volunteers. It pays for Smart Boards and iPads for the classrooms and even pays for extra campus supervision. We are fortunate that we have so many generous parents making this possible for our children. My children are treated with kindness & respect and as individuals by all teachers and faculty. White Oak really is a special school and we LOVE it!

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2013
Run, don't walk, away from this school. Look at its "Similar Schools Ranking" for 2012--1 out of a possible 10! That is the pathetic score that I would expect from this school. The teachers sleepwalk through the day giving the same assignments year after year. There is no accountability. Student test scores show little if any improvement, and the teachers either don't know or don't care. The principal is cold, uninvolved and seems constantly exhausted. She has no rapport with children. The final indignity is the fact that the school asks for a large annual donation which they proceed to waste on art, music and gym instruction by staff who love their paychecks, but hate to actually teach their subject. Overall, the mantra of White Oak is "avoid dealing with children as individuals at any cost."

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2013
White Oak Elementary in Westlake Village, Ca. Across the board, this elementary school is by far the best school I have ever seen. The office staff, teachers, librarian, are over the top. They are all so well seasoned whether the issue is security, special students or simply feeling lost as a parent. Really exceptional.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2012
I am one of the people that wrote a negative review a few years ago and I am pleased to observe some positve changes at White Oak: 1) The new principal is visible, motivated, and approachable. 2) The cliquey crew has little or no power over important decisions that effect our childrens' lives. 3) Some of the teachers have retired and new and promising replacements have arrived. My child's KG teacher is outstanding; nurturing, effective, and organized. Yahoooo! Go White Oak.! I am very optimistic.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2012
I couldn't agree more with the last review! Go White Oak! My daughter loves the sense of community at the school. She enjoys singing the school song every friday in the courtyard. Her teacher is amazing and has gotten those children to a place that I'm not confident many teachers can! We are blessed with an amazing gym teacher, as well as art, music, computer and library. The children love the staff! I wouldn't send my children anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2012
Don't listen to these negative comments and reviews! White Oak is a great, clean school and our first grader is SO happy here. We are impressed with the fact that he tested into the highest reading group in his class, therefore receives differentiated language arts instruction that is appropriate and challenges him. The school is located in a beautiful, safe neighborhood surrounded by a lovely greenbelt. We are GLAD that our son's school isn't surrounded by fences and gates; it's a school, not a prison! The sense of community here is tremendous. We moved from a nearby city and were welcomed with open arms by the dedicated staff and wonderful families. Miss Valerie in the office is warm and knowledgeable and the staff members seem to know all the kids' names! We feel like our son is treated and respected as a valuable student. He loves waking up and going to school, playing with his friends and even doing homework. Go White Oak!

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2012
We went for a kindergarten orientation. The principle who is new to the school was doing a walk through and didn't even know what day classes started. The campus is an open campus. Anyone could walk in. Instead of addressing what extra safety measures are taken to ensure student safety we were just told that there have never been any problems. Wrong answer! Terrible set up for working parents with the half day K classes. Your child is in after care care 5-6 hours for a standard working day. With respect to K going to the restrooms on this open campus they are supposed to go 2 at a time. While we were on tour one just went by themselves. When asked about this we were told that "this" teacher let's them go alone. Another wrong answer considering all of the issues schools are having these days.The parents volunteering in the classroom are not screened and as we understand may have instances where they are alone with the kids. This is a potential liability but I guess it happens in all schools. The school is old and not updated as another reviewer mentioned. Not impressed when there are better options in this district. We won't be attending this school. What a shame.

- submitted by a community member
September 13, 2010
One of the best schools in the best school district in California. We moved here for the schools and all 3 of my elementary-age children are getting a great education by talented teachers. Their testing scores are in the very top tier and best of all, they are reading, writing, and doing math and special extra projects with confidence. Highly recommended!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
We left this school after looking at our options within the same district. I felt as though it is a cookie cutter education (same worksheets over and over and definitely 'teaches to the test'). Children are not seen as individuals, the same is expected from every child. The principal and some teachers do not seem interested in these kids as people. Parents can be very cliquey.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2010
My son spent an entire year at this school - at the end of the year, the principle didnt even know his name! The teacher tought them things wrong that they were going to have to re-learn (there are two centimeters to an inch but you have to use my special ruler)....the teacher was simply not interested in my child - fortunately she is no longer in the school but the principle is so bear that in mind

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 15, 2010
Make sure that you have the financial resources to support your child with extra educational outlets. School lacks creativity and use of new technology and methods to teach students the basics. They are still using the same worksheets that they used 7 years ago. With all of the research in education and money in the community and surrounding area, one would think that the school, teaches and materials would have evolved over time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 06, 2010
Principal is more interested in pleasing the District Administrators than working with parents to ensure that the children at the school receive a quality education. She is frequently referred to as the 'NO Principal'. Unlike other principals in LVUSD, she only knows the name of the children who have been in trouble or who's parents spend a great deal of time at or money for the school. Unfortunate to live is such a beautiful community and have such a poor school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 15, 2009
White Oak is great if your child falls in the 'standard learner' box. The school lacks a strong reading program for children whom are struggling to learn to read. In addition, children who are over achievers are not given material which challenges them to be better.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2008
Our daughter's education at this school is stellar! She has had top-notch teachers every year, and we couldn't be happier. Unfortunately, state budget cuts impact upper grade class size and the 'extras.' However, a strong PFC raises funds for music, art, P.E., library, and computers to be provided to the students. Definitely the best elementary school in the Conejo Valley!

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2008
I have had children at White Oak for over 6 years and the K-3 years are outstanding. Based on class size and teacher quality the 4th and 5th grade years at White Oak are sorely lacking.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
This is an excellent school, though it might even push kids too hard. There is a lot of homework.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2007
This school is why we moved here. All of the child's teachers have challenged her and held her accountable for her progress. They all have been outstanding. Parental involvement is highly encourage and many of the parents were very successful in their careers before becoming an at-home parent. The only concern is the 'my hummer is bigger than yours' attitude by some of the parents and their kids. The after-school care is a nice option to have.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2006
Outstanding school! The teachers are the best, and are the #1 reason why this school has top API scores! Parents are welcomed and encouraged to volunteer. Lots of 'facelifts' on campus this year thanks to the awesome PFC President! Just wish class sizes in the upper grades could be smaller, and that there was more music instruction -- but those things are under control of the state of California! (start voting people!)

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April 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2005
Great school, teachers are mostly well established and the school has been the neighbourhood school for years! New principal seems very quickly accepted and liked. Needs more music and art activities as only offered as after school programmes. Parent involvement is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2005
While the teachers and parent involvement is awesome it appears to need something of a facelift! My sons say the boys rest rooms are really awful and filthy, the morning drop off is nail bitingly frustrating with many parents having no consideration for others waiting in line and spend ages getting the kids going! I am sure with the help of some volunteers it could be speeded up and kids helped out of the cars esp. the extra high Hummers!

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2005
Excellent. Parent involvement is so high there are too many moms, 4 in my sons K class on most days! Kids have art, PE, Library and computer class each week in the K class.

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December 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2005
White Oak is a great school overall. The parent participation is very impressive as are many of the teachers. I am thankful of White Oak's PFC and the funds it raises for special enrichment programs like computer, P.E., music, etc. Our new principal has infused wonderful energy into the school. As for 'cons,' a concern is the openess of the campus. I haven't found parking to be problem except during all-school events like Back-to-School Night or Open House. (There is usually ample street parking.) However, I agree that morning drop-off procedures can be improved so that traffic moves efficiently.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2005
I just started at White Oak and am very happy with the school. I especially like the parent involovement aspect that allows the children to work in small groups based on their ability. Art,music, p.e, computer and library are offered once a week.

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September 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2005
I feel that the school needs a facelift. It has planter boxes with only dirt and just appears run down. The girls bathrooms have spiders and are often too dirty for my daughter to go to the bathroom in. I think a new janitor who takes pride in the school would be good. With all the money the city has, you would think that they would want to keep the school looking as good as they can. Teachers are really good. Drop off and pick up is a nightmare! Needs to be improved! They have 5 minute parking spaces that moms are in all day.

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August 07, 2005
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May 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
I think there is room for improvement. I see the thundering herds of Lexus SUV's and Hummers outside the school and I wonder where the committment from the community is? One major problem- they have an incestous relationship with the YMCA. After school care is incredibly pricey. And we did not know that it was not included when we joined. Why can LA swing free afterschool care, and 'beverly hills north' can't? Likewise, the demographics have been totally gerrymandered to keep poorer students out. Also, no organization for dropping kids off...At other schools, the parents drive into a line, and people help get the kids out of cars. Not here- it's a free-for-all, every morning. And get out the checkbook if you want anything extra. There is room for improvement!

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2005
While we think this school is a great school, a little more support from the Principal is needed. I think it's time for new things at the school..including a janitor. School appears to be dirty and not kept up.

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White Oak Elementary School
31761 West Village School Road, Westlake Village, CA  91361
(818) 889-1450
Last modified White Oak Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
White Oak Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews.