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Reviews from schools in Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified
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Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
May 20, 2021
Academics in this school has deteriorated for the past 7 years. The scores dropped under Principal Julie Tarango who had no focus on academics. Her philosophy was that somehow the kids would figure... More
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
May 13, 2021
Dapplegray Elementary is an excellent school !!! Both our kids went there and we had nothing but excellent experiences there. Our kids had great teachers and had effective and efficient learning.... More
Parent / Guardian
May 07, 2021
NOT a good school. Most teachers grade your work based on your political views. A teacher recently threw a chair at a student. This is obviously an unhealthy environment for children.