88 out of 10GreatSchools

Yulupa Elementary School

Santa Rosa, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-3
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  • Enrollment: 598


Yulupa Elementary School
2250 Mesquite Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 542-6272
Yulupa Elementary School is located in Santa Rosa, CA and serves grades K-3.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Pacific Islander
Two or more races

Reviews9 Reviews

The teachers and admin are not up to date on best practices for teaching or emotional literacy, especially kids with learning differences. They insist that they provide the "gold standard" of intervention but when their old bag to tricks runs out they blame the child and parents for lack of progress. This place is full of rules and blame with no innovation or understanding of children's development and individual differences.
This school it's great. They have well organized system. Their staff is very committed with their students education, not only academically but also with their social development. Their curriculum include art and dance. They offer a variety of after school programs.
Very unhappy with school. It runs like a prison, mostly to the benefit of the adults and not the children - very organized and filled with rules, which if broken result in punishments. It's a beautiful school where children are not allowed free play. For the last 1 1/2 years they were redoing the field (don't ask me why) children were not allowed to run free at all. Can you imagine your 5-9 year old walking everywhere 6.5 hours a day? Then in April when track was done, they can only run in one direction! A huge field is available but only for "organized ball sports." No tag of any kind. Small sloped triangular area with a tree is for running/follow the leader - not realistic. This is typical of attitude running through school. 3rd graders are encouraged to report other kids running and "breaking" rules. As opposed to catching kids being good/kind (like what happens at Strawberry), a "Lord of the Flies" environment is created. Are students safe? Physically, yes, but emotionally, students can't bloom and explore, a necessity of childhood. Academically - basic lock step teaching to the test. Little creative/critical thinking activities. Reputation based on scores, "look."
I love Yulupa School, My daughter is about to finish first grade and will definitely return next year. The staff is great and excellent teachers.
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