Oakridge used to be a quality school. Unfortunately over the years, the open enrollment has turned it into a "drop off" school. Each year as the open enrollment permits increase the PTA memberships and volunteers decrease. The majority of students in need of special resources are from outside the footprint. These resources take away from funding other worthwhile programs such as choir. Instead of a behavioral specialist we could have a math specialist. A new principal who does not connect with or relate to the community has added to the deterioration of the school. There is a lack of transparency and accountability. Her leadership style is one of avoidance and dismissiveness. She has hired teachers who lack experience in the field in lieu of highly qualified teachers. What is saving the school right now is the core of parents who diligently prepare their children and supplement their children's educational experience through enhanced learning experiences in the home.
Oakridge Elementary is an outstanding school with a highly organized administration and very caring teachers. Everyone I know that has had it as part of their own or their children's lives has nothing but glowing remarks. They offer before school language classes, incorporate music on a regular basis and do many different types of art competitions and programs. Last year my son's Kindergarten class performed an Opera to a children's classic literature book. We haven't been at Oakridge long, but already I can see that parents are very involved in their child's lives with homework and volunteer positions in the classrooms and schools beyond even the PTA. I look forward to many years at Oakridge with my two sons and wish all children could have such a wonderful learning environment.
We moved from Cottonwood to Oakridge for my childs 4th grade year. What an improvement!! (WOW) I wish I had changed sooner. We love it!
I agree with all of the reviews here. My child has attended Oakridge for 6 years. We have never had a 'bad' teacher. Most of them are amazingly dedicated professionals who are fun, challenging, and highly skilled in motivating kids to do their best. Parent volunteerism is a tradition at Oakridge. Music is hands-down exceptional. The arts and PE also add to a well-rounded curriculum. There is no question that Oakridge is a great school.
They integrate the arts with every day learning. They encourage parental involvement. So far, I've only experienced motivated, caring teachers. My child really enjoys it here.
Oakridge is one of the best public school in the Granite school district. Lots of parents involvement and excellent, qualified teachers. We love the arts, drama and music the school provide in their curriculum.
Oakridge is the best public elem. we could find in SLC. The expectations are high and the school culture is academic, yet accepting of all levels. The Art Works for Kids program is an integrative-cross curriculum program that is excellent. The school and parents work hard to maintain the grants and funding needed to keep Oakridge on top. My three kids love it there.
Our children transferred from private school and we have been amazed at the teacher quality, the emphasis on the arts and the dedication of the administration to making Oakridge the finest of learning institutions. Like any public school in the state, the school suffers from a lack of funding with regard to the 'extras.'
Excellent school with a lot of involvement from parents. Great experienced teachers who geuninely care for the kids.
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