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Ocean Beach Elementary School

San Diego, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-4
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  • Enrollment: 409


Ocean Beach Elementary School
4741 Santa Monica Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 223-1631
Ocean Beach Elementary School is located in San Diego, CA and serves grades K-4.It received a GreatSchool rating of 10 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Pacific Islander
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Reviews23 Reviews

My son has been with OB since TK and is incoming 4th that can write and spell at an incoming 2nd er! I demanded he be tested end of 1st. Couldn't spell, write or read past K. One teacher had him 2nd and then a 2-3 combo last yr. I demanded testing end of last yr (3rd). Huge deficit and an IEP. How does a 2nd grader now go into 4th grade?? They all knew it especially the principle. I am demanding he be changed to Silvergate or Loma Portal. There is a reason why those schools get choiced in until they are full by Jan. But OB is still asking to finds students even into the first few weeks of school. What does that tell you?
My son will be starting his 4th year at OB elementary at the end of August. We had high hopes when we moved to town, and the staff managed to exceed them. The biggest reason to love this school is because of the staff, I have yet to meet a staff that as a whole, perpetuates a culture of learning, and community with genuine caring and commitment to their jobs. Each teacher my son has had, has exhibited a love and aptitude for their job. pushing the students constructively to achieve their goals in a safe, nurturing environment. Theres always a special project, school event, extra curricular activity or field trip on the horizon. Through my sons IEP, we meet regularly with the principal, counselor, teachers, psychologist, occupational therapist, and aides.. They have patiently helped to guide us through the complicated waters of an IEP. Through which we genuinely felt they had his well being and best interest in mind. Its never a short cut or a brush off. Its sincere attention and time spent answering many many questions from concerned parents (me). The principal has adressed every concern and question with personnal attention while showing a trust and appreciation for his staff. In short, theyre making magic at OB elementary. From the student garden, to the dragon parade downtown and everything inbetween my son has blossomed academically and socially into a respectful, well spoken individual with goals, and confidence.. Ive read a few bad reviews on this site, from folks I genuinely believe have their expectations out of sync. We have truely seen other terrible schools and dealt with sub par principles and staffs. We struck gold here. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Ocean Beach Elementary is an amazing school. It's a place where teachers want to work and where neighborhood parents want to send their kids. OB Elementary is a California distinguished school, and the fourth-graders over the 2014–15 school year came in 10th in the district in their English Language Arts scores on the new Smarter Balanced tests! The arts program is the best in our cluster, with visiting artists coming to us from Young Audiences, a nonprofit organization with over 60 years experience of working with kids and the arts in San Diego. Ocean Beach Elementary is a very environmentally conscious school with a Zero Waste lunch program, community garden and composting! It's all due in part to our parents, staff and students. The community of Ocean Beach is very involved, supporting our school through fundraisers and partnerships. We have a very active parent community, contributing their talents such as science, music, arts, and other experience. Ocean Beach Elementary is a safe school, where I felt comfortable sending my child for five years, with another set to move on to middle school in two more years. OB Elementary is a true neighborhood school, nestled in an eclectic and beautiful community.
My Daughter has been attending OBE since Kindergarten, and we couldn't be happier with the school. All of the teachers really care about the students, and the art and music program is awesome.
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