99 out of 10GreatSchools

Torrey Pines Elementary School

La Jolla, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 475


Torrey Pines Elementary School
8350 Cliffridge Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 453-2323
Torrey Pines Elementary School is located in La Jolla, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 9 out of 10
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We have been at this school for 3 years now and are delighted. What a treat to have such a high performing public school so close to one of the country's top research universities. The parent community has strong ties to UCSD, which the TPES Foundation leverages effectively (look no further than our amazing Science Discovery Day). The teachers are beloved by the students; they care and are invested in student success. And the school does a wonderful job emphasizing a healthy, holistic educational experience -- not one solely obsessed with academic achievement, but one that also values character growth, kindness, values,... how to raise a kind and intellectually curious global citizen.
Although not as strong as maybe 10 years ago, Torrey Pines is still one of the best elementary schools in the district. Kids are all performing well beyond grade level with more than half being GATE identified. The teachers are caring and well-trained in dealing with classroom issues. The principal, although initially overwhelmed, is making strides in engaging with parents on issues. Due to parent donations to the school foundation, the kids are able to enjoy extra classes in music, science, PE, arts etc. Overall, no regrets in choosing this school and neighborhood for our family.
Wonderful new principal and teachers. High standards are above grade average compared to other schools. Principal Ott strives to include equity and inclusivity at the school and appreciation of diversity in the curriculum.
Principal Sarah Ott is awful. Most of good teachers left school in last years since Jim Solo left. She could not care less. My kid had 3 teachers changed during the year, each time amazing us - how worse it could be. Situation with pickup/drop off is unsafe, cars are speeding around intersections - she could not care less, just waiting for disaster to happen.Beware - this school started being short on local students recent years - because smart parents started pulling kids out to better schools around San Diego. They even opened school for choice student - unheard of when Jim Solo was principal.
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