88 out of 10GreatSchools

Empresa Elementary School

Oceanside, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 848


Empresa Elementary School
4850 Avenida Empresa
Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 940-8454
Empresa Elementary School is located in Oceanside, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Reviews16 Reviews

As a former parent of a student at Empresa with learning differences, I can confidently say that Empresa failed to meet my child’s needs. So much so, that we get a monthly district check to send our child elsewhere. Despite the relatively high scores for this school, in my experience, those who have a good experience here have above average to high achieving students enrolled. Admittedly, their art and music programs are top notch. But this is a school- if your child leaves elementary school after 5 years with no academic skills, and can only sing well, and produce lovely art, I would consider that a failure. If there was a way to leave a negative star rating, I would. I can not recommend this school, not as a former parent, or former educator with other districts.
Our experience has been fantastic over the past 4 years. Each teacher we have known has been extremely caring and has helped our son succeed.
I have been a member of the PTA and my kids Room Mom for 4 years. I volunteered weekly and made great relationships with the teachers and front office staff. Parent involvement and volunteering has dropped dramatically, coinciding with the doubling of the student population. Bullying is tolerated. When my son was bullied the parents of the bullies were not even made aware of what their students were doing for months, and I reached out to them to try to find resolution. The principal and Assistant Principal do not communicate with each other regarding student issues. The teachers are unheard by the principal and all the principal cares about is her political gain. Multiple long-time invested families have left the school because the bullying is out of control. This once great school has fallen prey to the ambitions of one leader. It is truly sad to see what has happened. I hope that parents begin to speak out and force the hand of the principal. Children should not be afraid to to go to school. They should not have anxiety attacks because of the failings of a bad principal who doesn't want her school labeled as a bullying school.
Excellent (barring a few minor incidents)The school doesn't have enough spaces for parents to park their vehicles. Also close to the bell time (start and end of school day) the traffic will be a bit more than usual. Please do not send or pick up any students through strangers (taxis/limos like uber / lyft, etc with unknown drivers).Few students come to this school with something they are not supposed to have.
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