44 out of 10GreatSchools

College Park Elementary School

Costa Mesa, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-6
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  • Enrollment: 535


College Park Elementary School
2380 Notre Dame Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7960
College Park Elementary School is located in Costa Mesa, CA and serves grades PK-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 4 out of 10
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Reviews7 Reviews

Overall I would not recommend this school. The teachers, bless their souls, and the office staff, are the only reason we lasted at this school. They truly do care. However, they are limited as to what they can do with the tools they are given. My child left the school as one of the top kids in class only to find out she is far behind the state standard. The kids are mean and their parents don't care. Many of the kids are taking care of their siblings and are the English speaker for the family. Again, not to discredit the teachers or Mrs. Laura in the office. They are lovely and caring but as I said, they aren't given the proper tools, resources, or funds to do their jobs the way they want or need to. Sad, really, sad.
Terrible experience for my child and our family. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. My child was no longer excited about going to school. Once moved, they're thriving and excited about learning again.
I adore College Park -- I only wish we would have started our daughter here sooner. There are some issues with test scores, but a vast majority of the student population has one or both parents who do not speak English as a first language. How are they expected to help their children complete their homework? And many of the ESL students do not read or write their native language, so offering them standardized tests in another language is equally ineffective. Really, every grade needs at least two aides that can float, but I highly doubt that is in the interest of the district, so nothing will happen. My advice to parents of potential students at College Park? Be proactive. The teachers here are amazing. It has small classroom sizes (smaller than the ones at the private schools we attended prior to coming here!) and a dedicated staff. You will love this place as much as we do!
College Park offers students a well-rounded educational experience. Complimenting the core curriculum, students are encouraged participate in many extra activities that keep them engaged in the learning process. From the award-winning after-school music program (consisting of free instrumental and vocal groups) to student council, running club, green club, project success and rocks, there are numerous opportunities for students to become active members of the student body and enhance their learning process. The staff goes above and beyond what is required by contract to ensure that every student is given opportunites to develop their unique skills, talents, and abilities. I have taught for over 30 years, in two different states, and in over 10 elementary schools. College Park Elementary is a great school!
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