We live in the neighborhood and we are very pleased with Spreckels! The new principal, who started last year, is very good - caring, knowledgeable, energetic and enthusiastic. Our kids' teachers have been amazing. We like that the student population is diverse, and we appreciate the values that are taught to the children. Although the school name includes "bilingual magnet school', it does not offer a truly bilingual education (and there is no funding for magnet programs in San Diego anymore), but there are Spanish classes 3 times a week (Spanish as a second language curriculum sponsored by the PTA). There are lots of fields trips, opportunities for parents to volunteer, and fun activities (like running club in the morning). It's a wonderful school!