BONITA CANYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Go back
1 SUNDANCE
IRVINE, CA 92603
Visit this school's website
Phone: 949-936-5450
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • District: Irvine Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 23:1
  • Students/Grade: 67.9
  • Number Students: 475
  • Number Teachers: 20
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5143
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Bob Curley
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (33 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (24 Reviews)
    Page 2 of 5
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-12-16
    "There is another reason why Bonita is the #1 elementary in OC. They pressure kids and their families tremendously to have the best scores, parents have to teach their kids or hire tutors to keep up with the demands, and will invite those kids that struggle or learn differently to leave the school and be placed in special day classes at other schools. This is no fault of the teachers, they are under tremendous pressure as well. It is a trend within the IUSD that they have to prove that they are THE BEST district at whatever cost, and this school takes this even more seriously. So anyone that does not conform to the mold, will indeed fall through the cracks (or will eventually leave)."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-12-15
    "There is a reason why Bonita is rated #1 elementary in OC, it is fantastic. It's not too big compared to other public schools, and the teachers are fantastic. I did the private school route first, and wish I'd started at Bonita first. My oldest daughter learned more in a month at Bonita than she did in a year at private school. All three of my children love the school. Parents are very involved & it is a great community."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-18
    "Bonita Canyon Elementary has some wonderful teachers and a great new Principal, Mr. Bob Curley. The parents are very involved and the PTA is very proactive. However, due to the State budget, all IUSD schools have been impacted. The class sizes are very large (35 students) and many activities have been cut due to the State budget. Even school administrators admit that no matter how things shape up, it will not be pretty."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-07-28
    "Over-rated. Not as great as everyone claim it to be. The teacher for my child was more interested in fitting them in a box rather than teaching based on their needs. Hopefully the new principal will provide more leadership. Needless to say, we are not the only one pulling our child out of this school after this year's experience."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-06-03
    "Have always loved this school up to 3rd grade but 4th grade was HORRIBLE the teacher was unorganized, scattered, would go off on tangents and just seemed overwhelmed and stressed out. I'm pulling my child out because we can't afford anther bad year. What other parents say is that Bonita is great for K-3, then they switch their kids to Turtle Rock for 4-6. Wish I would have known that sooner."
    Page 2 of 5
    Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2014 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. * Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.
    C21 Properties In this Area C21 Offices Serving this Area C21 Agents Serving this Area
    View Agents
    Melody Smith
    CENTURY 21 Masters
    949.­433.9337
    2355 Main Street
    Irvine, CA 92614
    Katayoun Farivar
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­292.6304
    4000 Barranca Parkway,
    Suite 110
    Irvine, CA 92604
    Lynn Nghiem
    CENTURY 21 Award
    714.­615.4796
    4000 Barranca Parkway,
    Suite 110
    Irvine, CA 92604
    Sendy Tjong
    CENTURY 21 Award
    714.­360.2255
    4000 Barranca Parkway,
    Suite 110
    Irvine, CA 92604
    Nurcys Grimes
    CENTURY 21 Masters
    949.­254.9069
    2355 Main Street
    Irvine, CA 92614
    Henry Fu
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­231.7477
    4000 Barranca Parkway,
    Suite 110
    Irvine, CA 92604
    Diane Kapitan
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­939.0760
    4000 Barranca Parkway,
    Suite 110
    Irvine, CA 92604
    Kathleen Ashford
    CENTURY 21 Masters
    714.­803.5031
    2355 Main Street
    Irvine, CA 92614
    Anne Gilbert
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­581.6699
    4000 Barranca Parkway,
    Suite 110
    Irvine, CA 92604
    Lydia Mawhinney
    CENTURY 21 Masters
    714.­984.5100
    2355 Main Street
    Irvine, CA 92614
    Andrew Ashford
    CENTURY 21 Masters
    714.­222.9783
    2355 Main Street
    Irvine, CA 92614
    Mike Collins
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­551.7000
    4000 Barranca Parkway,
    Suite 110
    Irvine, CA 92604
    Vanessa Barrera
    CENTURY 21 Masters
    714.­240.4025
    2355 Main Street
    Irvine, CA 92614
    John Paul Daniel
    CENTURY 21 Masters
    949.­481.7358
    2355 Main Street
    Irvine, CA 92614
    Duangthorn Sandocal
    CENTURY 21 Masters
    562.­400.5600
    2355 Main Street
    Irvine, CA 92614
    Tava Puertas
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­551.7000
    4000 Barranca Parkway,
    Suite 110
    Irvine, CA 92604
    Zhiwei Wang
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­943.7655
    4000 Barranca Parkway,
    Suite 110
    Irvine, CA 92604
    Linda Bowen
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­422.5954
    4000 Barranca Parkway,
    Suite 110
    Irvine, CA 92604
    Owen Favro
    CENTURY 21 Award
    714.­474.5640
    4000 Barranca Parkway,
    Suite 110
    Irvine, CA 92604
    Tyson Lundquist
    CENTURY 21 Masters
    714.­308.1228
    2355 Main Street
    Irvine, CA 92614
    Diane Medici
    CENTURY 21 Masters
    714.­609.9206
    2355 Main Street
    Irvine, CA 92614
    Parvaneh Soroushian
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­293.2529
    4000 Barranca Parkway,
    Suite 110
    Irvine, CA 92604
    Mehri Borhani
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­551.7000
    4000 Barranca Parkway,
    Suite 110
    Irvine, CA 92604
    Affie Setoodeh
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­262.2786
    4000 Barranca Parkway,
    Suite 110
    Irvine, CA 92604