99 out of 10GreatSchools

El Morro Elementary School

Laguna Beach, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 464


El Morro Elementary School
8681 North Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-7780
El Morro Elementary School is located in Laguna Beach, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 9 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Two or more races

Reviews4 Reviews

I agree that this school is a powerhouse of academics. They take their high academic standing very seriously. They are on par with private schools we have attended. Attendance is tightly monitored. I find the PTA to be a well oiled machine designed to keep maintain their high academic standing. The school is not particularly diverse ethnically or economically because the city is not diverse in those ways. The teachers are friendly, involved and fun. There are seasonal activities throughout the year aimed to educate too. I don't however find a lot of the PTA representatives to be particularly friendly. They are business women with an agenda. We experienced a bit of bullying around my daughter's glasses, which she promptly lost. I think the school is a superior school to most California public schools. I wish the PTA were a bit more warm and fuzzy.
The academics at this school are high and challenging which I had heard from many of my neighbors before sending my son there. I was suprised before my son started there that not one of those parents I met sent their children to this school even though they felt the academics were excellent. I was told by almost every parent that the reason they changed their children to private schools was because of bullying at the school. However, I did enroll my son in the school. Unfortunately I found that they were correct about the bullying. It's pretty bad.
This school is pure and simple a powerhouse of education and development. From my son's experience in the Laguna Beach public schools - first grade - only 17 kids were in his class and he received plenty of attention. His teacher was top notch - young and highly educated and motivated. The classroom is fully decked out in high tech, including full touch sensitive video screen instead of blackboards or whiteboards. Students can take extra classes after school, in academics, arts and sports. ....and parent involvement in fund raising and support has been very heavy. The leadership is dedicated, motivated, highly effective and focused on improvement. Some say El Morro and Laguna Beach schools are "public private schools." I would agree with that....