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Soar

Charter | K-2 | 235 students

 

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Posted January 6, 2014

My children attend Soar and lets just say that this will be the last year for them. Trust me, this school is a joke. Teaches are their for the first year and they are headed out the door.. They are very mean to the students and each year more and more changes are introduced. Not to mention the school has received a "F". Do not let the name fool you "SOAR"..This school is a joke.I cannot wait until I find something better; which I am actively seeking. Do not waste you or your childs time here. !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

My three children attend Soar and I have been satisfied with the academics taught here. This is the third year my children have been enrolled. I love that the teachers are around the students at all times. All of my children have grown at least 5-9 levels in reading and are very conscious on what they eat. They understand how to read labels on their food and understand why too much sodium is unhealthy. The oldest is in second grade! The teachers are wonderful and return emails within two hours. I have never had a problem that has not been resolved immediately.
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Posted September 5, 2013

I wish that I had read these reviews much sooner. My eldest child has been at SOAR for three years now. He has been bullied, and now ostracized by his entire class. My son now is a complete loner, and withdraws in the class room because one child constantly bullies him, and causes the other children to make fun of him. I should have removed my children from this school two years ago, when I learned just how wrong they were. The signs may look nice, the grass freshly cut, but what goes on in that school is a reflection of their scores, which are not that great. Every year they replace teachers, because they hired the wrong ones to begin with, and then they hire more "baby" teachers who just want the teaching experience for their resume, and then want to move on. My other son's entire kinder class had to seek tutors. I had hoped so much more from the people who started the FLI in New York, but it's obvious that their statistics had to have been grossly over exaggerated, or flat out blasphemy. This will most definitely be the last year my child will attend this school. Lesson learned: New school, new grounds, and new facility, doesn't always equal best education. Stick to the basics.
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Posted August 16, 2013

I give them nothing.. the decisions they make in this school are never based on what oir kids need. They try to force tgeir thoughts beliefs and way of life on your kids. Bullying isnt even the right word these kids who should be kids are the most vicious angry violent people I know. The schools approch put em in the office for half the day send them back to class. Irritating my child sure cant do your basic math and reading skills but she can tell you why sugar is bad for you and fight for you to eat meat because her teacher said its fatty. None the less if you want a voice or child set up for success stay away. This school is a crock.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2013

This school is beautiful on the outside and corrupted on the inside. It was a total disappointment. My son learned absolutely nothing and was able to keep his head down more than half of the day. The staff and faculty were horrible constantly isolating and targeting him. The bullying is horrible and nothing is done. This is the worst school we have ever encountered. Parent please check into this school before placing your child here. Not only is my child behind educationally at his current school his self esteem was ripped.
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Posted June 2, 2013

My son went to Soar it was a very bad experience for my child and me I would just like to say parents beware.
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Posted February 6, 2013

I am shocked that Soar does not have an anti-bully policy. They do not offer any support to the victim. Also Soar does not teach spelling. How is this allowed?
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Posted January 6, 2012

This rating is for Soar @ Oakland. This school is unorganized! The children are disobedient and lack any ambition to learn. I was told from one of the paraprofessionals there that the entire kindergarten was paired up into couples. If you want you child to learn, don't send them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

Great school! Non traditional teaching methods that push the kids to excel. An all vegetarian menu that makes eating healthy and fun and suprisingly very tasty. This is SOARs 2nd year running and as a parent of a 2nd grader I am beyond pleased. Great addition to the community. You will be hearing great things about this school and the students in years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 39% 5%
Hispanic 37% 32%
White 15% 57%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A40%
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