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Winchester, CA
Students enrolled: 707

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31777 Algarve Avenue
Winchester, CA 92596

(951) 294-6385
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March 09, 2014
LOVE this school!!! The teachers, principal and staff are all caring and nice. Every morning and afternoon the principal is out greeting everyone with her beautiful big smile. The kids all look happy and our son has had nothing but positive experiences with his teacher. Mrs. Peterson's 3rd grade brings fun back to the classroom!! She offers interactive projects, field trips and holiday fun. Parking lot loop is insane, but it's the parents that don't follow the rules. Extra kudos for the crossing guards that go above and beyond to protect our children :)

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2014
the office staff/attendance clerk is extremely rude. The office staff could be more professional. Office staff lacks cultural sensitivity with kids regarding special medical needs.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
Horrible office staff. They do not acknowledge you when you walk in the office. Refused to let my 1st grader see the campus (we just transferred from Missouri and she's new and anxious as any 6 year old would be). Office staff doesn't check email and lost our enrollment forms. We were told no we cannot meet our teacher before school starts and that we could meet her weeks after school starts at back to school night. Also very unpleased with the kindergarten offered. You get no preference of morning or afternoon and if you do get afternoon your child has modified Wednesdays which means they will barely be in school.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2013
The school has gone down hill in the past few years. I had a friend that sent her children here and LOVED everything about the school. Mine went here for a year and it was a LONG year. No one was help but only rude when my son kept getting in trouble which he had NEVER not once got into trouble at his previous school. His previous school he had been going there for three years no incidents at all then he went here and kept getting into trouble nothing violent but it was not handled right. They were both taken out as soon as the school year was over. OH, and both my boys are doing great and my son that kept getting in trouble hasn't had one thing happen at his new school.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2013
My husband and I love this school. Both my boys had wonderful teachers that always kept in touch. My first grader had an awesome teacher that had them doing challenging work up until the day before school ended. Homework was a lot but well worth it. Coming from Texas and Kansas, I've never seen so many parent volunteer opportunities. I frequently saw parents stuffing envelopes, copy/cut paper, and setting up fundraisers or celebrations. I never had any issues with the admin staff. The front desk ladies were ready to help my kids and I whenever we needed it. I was always greeted with a friendly hi and how are you from the principal and staff. I love the fact that they don't let just anybody in when classes begin. If they don t recognize you they will ID you. In order to volunteer you must complete a background check. I agree with one of the parent reviews that there are plenty of opportunities that allow your child to shine. Every Friday there are rewards for reading, running, and behavior. This is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2013
My daughter attended this school for her first year and had several issues with the teachers. There were two teachers on alternating days, both missed quite a bit so there were substitutes, mainly one was there, so the count was up to three teachers. This was not what any child needed for the first year of school. The instability, along with the differences in teaching styles was a big problem. One teacher felt my child was constantly misbehaving yet the other could not believe the complaints about her. I absolutely hated the fact that we were not allowed to drop our children off past the gate at first. Once we finally were, we were not allowed near our children once the gates closed (which many times was as parents were just feet away trying to leave). I always felt so uneasy leaving my child there. Parent involvement was not so great or even welcomed. I felt the standards even for kindergarten were a joke. The office staff: RUDE! From the receptionist to the nurse to the principal. I will say that the PTA is the saving grace for this school. The parents who ran that were great at their job and very nice. I did wish more parents got involved.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2012
There are parents that have lower standards than others. Fortunate for my children ( not kid as refered to previous review) I dont love a school I simply like or dislike accordingly. Standards should be set high and not lowered because maybe staff and administration are having bad days. Completely unacceptable. Our standards for our children are high. Therefore, this school gets one star.

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2012
I loved the school and teachers. my child had so much fun and learned so much my child came out of kinder reading at a 2nd grade level. I did hear from people about the bad teachers and office staff but I never had any problems. This is a GREAT SCHOOL, and GREAT TEACHERS!! I will be sending my child to that school again this year. it also helped that my child is a good kid and knows how to stay out of trouble and make friends with all kids boys and girls....

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2012
I whole heartedly agree. The office staff lacks professionalism and I get an attitue EVERYTIME I step in the office. Even fory sons birthday I was scolded for bringing pencils for his classmates. I love my sons teacher now but as far as communication goes, if your not into gossip don't expect to be acknowledged. They need to rehire office staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2011
our oldest son loves it. we think it's great. but we were surprised at the level of difficulty in today's kindergarten. we are sending our younger son to a preschool in order to get him ready for kindergarten. it's called French Valley K-prep Preschool and the teacher id a former elementary school teacher who follows the tvusd standards to get kids ready for school. susan la vorgna is great but even kindergarten kids are expected to be able to read and write.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2010
Do yourself a favor and send your kids to another school. This school is horrible, and is classified as a Title 1 school. My daughter attended this school before it fell apart. I will NOT send my son to this school and recommend you do some research on what Title 1 means.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Overall I am satisfied with the school and it's teaching staff. My son is in Kindergarten and has a great and committed teacher. I will agree with a previous review that the administrative staff are far from friendly or outgoing. Neither the principal, V.P or front office staff make the parents feel remotely warm or welcome. I am also more than disappointed with the way the principal has handled a bullying issue I have had with my son. She is far from communicative and it seems very hands-off when dealing with this very serious issue. We are looking to change schools in part because we want to retain our son and I have found a school that meets our families needs, but I'm not sure how happy I would be knowing he was still going to a school where the principal seemed less than concerned for his safety in the classroom.

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April 13, 2010
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September 05, 2009
My kids like going to this school and have liked their teachers, however, do not expect to be acknowledged by the front office staff as well as the vice principal and principal.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2009
I have three kids that went to this school and im very happy with the education that they all received!

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May 23, 2009
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January 21, 2009
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July 14, 2008
My son had a wonderful experience at this school. His teacher was careful to give every child and parent their equal time. The principal offers opportunities for EVERY child to shine. Children are rewarded not only for their achievements in academics, but are awarded for accomplishments in behavior, character, miles walked and pride awards. A very positive tone to the school. It was really refreshing to have teachers that want to be with the children.

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April 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 26, 2007
The teachers and principal at this school is wonderful! This is our second year here and there is so much that the school has to offer. The PTA is great with promoting many of the activities that are happening - movie night, fundraising, etc. We moved from Escondido and the difference, education wise, is so much more rewarding!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2007
This is the third elementary school we have been in in 5 years, and by far the best of the three. Awesome principal, caring wonderful teachers and more programs after school & for the family each year. GO Lions!

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June 27, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 01, 2007
I came here from Escondido and even as far as Texas and find this school superior to any I've ever seen. It's safe, the teachers and principals are wonderful, caring, and involved... it's even nicer (drive-through and decorating) than French Valley... however, that's just my opinion. :)

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2006
Compared to other local schools, we are disappointed in this one. This school opened last year, so this is our family's second year here. We have three kids in this school, and we are only happy with one of their teachers. Communication seems to be a constant problem we've had. It seems there is a lack of school spirit, no family activities, and a general lack of enthusiasm. If things don't improve we may consider other schools next

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October 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2006
This is our first year at La Vorgna Elementary and the school's second year. I have been very impressed with the principal and my kids' teachers. They really care about the kids. Mrs. Hazlett really puts a lot of time and effort into matching kids with the right teachers. The academic programs seem to be well planned and appropriate. There aren't many extra curricular activities or arts courses. It's my understanding that these will be added over time. I've also seen a great deal of parent involvement. Those who want to be involved definitely have the opportunity - they just have to offer and teachers and PTA are happy to use them. Apparently PTA got off to a rocky start last year, but they seem to be doing better, and considering this is only their second year, they're doing very well. To the school's benefit, parent participation increased exponentially this year.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
This is the first academic year for this Elementary School. I am very impressed with the overall organization and competence of both the Principal, Mrs. Hazlett and the teachers. They are a close group that takes the care and teaching of our kids very seriously. They have a fairly good parent involvement at the Kindergarden level. I'm not sure about the other grades. I would highly recommend this school to any new families moving into the area.

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Susan La Vorgna Elementary School
31777 Algarve Avenue, Winchester, CA  92596
(951) 294-6385
Last modified Susan La Vorgna 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.
Susan La Vorgna Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top