SERRA CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY

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23652 ANTONIO PKWY
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA 92688
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Phone: 949-888-1990
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 100
  • Number Students: 1000
  • Number Teachers: 55
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Carol Reiss
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
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  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (22 ratings)
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    School Reviews (20 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-19
    "Left the school based on Bad leadership and loss of ethical priorities. The school is very miss guided as far as teacher children proper values in life. The current leadership is cares more about fun raising than good teaching. Many of the classes are now behind our local Public school. Bullying is very common and not dealt with as many of the bullies are the children of the biggest fundraisers."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-03
    "Coming from a student that attending here for 1 1/2 years, I do not reccomend this school. I come out of the blue into the middle of the year. It was not very challenging because the teachers didn't really care about me because I just came and the year was close to ending. Then 5th grade came and I was excited but HIGHLY disappointed when the kids surprised me and suddenly became mean, selfish, rude, immature, and very into cliques. The teachers were boring, rude, and not teaching well at all. One teacher insulted me on multiple occasions infron of the class. I was miserable and finally moved to the Bay Area but now I have moved back and I have decided not to attend this school for my two remaining years of middle school. The president of this school worries too much about raiding money and dresses very inappropriately. Also, I am prodistant (VERY close in many ways to Catholicism) and attended for the education. Every time the subject of Prodestants came up everybody would look at me in a bad way. Honestly, if you are going to start your kid from Pre Kindergarten and keep them through 8th then do it but don't have your kid come in in the middle of the year. They will be very sad."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-26
    "We are very pleased with Serra Catholic School. It has provided our child with the proper experience balance of spiritual, academic, technology, social awareness, and athletic education. We fully support the school's philosophy of education through a Catholic perspective, especiailly in light of the Common Core curriculum concerns that I have. I appreciate the sense of accountability that parents, administrators, teachers & faculty, and the students all hold for one another. The sense of family commitment is reminiscient of the traditions found at Notre Dame University, and our alma mater, the University of Southern California."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-14
    "My daughters have been at Serra for the last 4 years and we could not be happier - You will not find a better atmosphere for your children for both character and curriculum."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-18
    "My kids are at Serra at the moment, but we won't be returning next year. I have been at the school for 4 years, and I have to say this isn't the kind of environment I want for them. The school cares about money, everything revolves around money. Sure they are "Catholic", but I don't think Catholic education is their strongest value, it isn't perceived in all that they do. The school puts more importance on people who donate money, they will let you be a room parent time and time again if you give money, or be part of the PTO if you give money, but those who don't give, don't stand a chance. The same people are room parents every year, nobody else stands a chance. You have to be on the principals good side in order to be heard. It really is quite sad, we put our children there although it is a financial struggle to us...but our voice isn't heard because we don't give extra money. Although we pay $1600 a month for our kids to go there. I know my kids love the school, but they don't see the problems I see with the administration. Serra is too corporate for us. I have to say though, I have met some wonderful people there and I will miss them tons."
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