55 out of 10GreatSchools

Temple Heights Elementary School

Oceanside, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 683


Temple Heights Elementary School
1550 Temple Heights Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 631-6242
Temple Heights Elementary School is located in Oceanside, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
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Two or more races

Reviews18 Reviews

Great school if a parent gets involved and can request teacher of choice
Both my children are in fourth grade at Temple Heights. They've been going there since the end of second grade. I was a little wary of the school at first because of the Great Schools rating, but I feel like the rating doesn't tell the whole story now. I love this school. The teachers are great, the kids are doing a lot of interesting STEM projects and the technology in the class room and at home (every fourth grader has an iPad) seems to be put to good use. My kids are reading and doing math at a middle school level. I think the scores reflect a lack of engagement on the part of many parents. I have heard from my kids that a lot of students don't even bother doing homework and don't seem to take school seriously, despite the incredible efforts of the teachers and staff to improve parent engagement. It's a shame that the entire school suffers a low rating for what I suspect is a cultural indifference to the importance of education held by many of the parents. If you are a parent who is actively engaged, this school will exceed your expectations. I have noticed that they do a good job of teaching to a students level, so that the students that are doing better are not held back by, or bored by school. It also helps those students that need the extra work, because they are not overwhelmed by the pace of the class as set by those who excel. The music program is also wonderful.
I recently visited this school to do a community service project with the 4th graders and they were an absolute joy. They were very kind to each other and made sure everyone got a turn. In addition, they were always ready to volunteer to clean up and always exhibited a cheerful attitude. This is the best elementary school I have ever visited!
The teachers and staff are great! My children love being here. I love how all the classes/grades interact with each other and teach/learn from each other. It's a great community. Also best school events I've ever been to!!!
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