PARKER WHITNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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5145 TOPAZ AVE
ROCKLIN, CA 95677
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Phone: 916-624-2491
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 6th Grade
  • District: Rocklin Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 450
  • Number Students: 450
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4568
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Denny Rush
  • 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 (24 ratings)
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    School Reviews (16 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-25
    "This is a charming school. The teachers are kind and caring. The upper grade teachers have been especially helpful to my children. The office staff are organized and efficient. I appreciate the support I receive from them when I enter the office. The facilities are a bit older, but the energy and enthusiasm is high!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-21
    "I have had two children attend Parker Whitney. The lower grade level teachers are amazing k-4. The staffing under went some changes in the last few years and the upper level teachers are a total misfire. They are tenured possibly because they are very dis connected. From the gross lack of organization ( no specific lesson plans) to the poor communication. There is a team teaching approach in the upper grades and this translate to a passing the buck attitude which has not been managed by the supervisory staff. The principal is sweet but the staff "click" has created a CYA attitude and it is very relaxed with little supervision , accountability and no desire for improvement. The upper level teachers do not want to be bothered with your child if they are stuggling. They really don't have the energy to deal with it so they bombard you with notes stating your child is not up to par yet they can't offer any real solutions and the special education staff does the minimum required which is very sad on muitple levels."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-21
    "continued- really don't want to write this because more involved parents would help this school, but it is not worth you losing years of education because they don't have the energy to care. Very little school pride in upper grades from the staff. They never show up to events and really seem to be just putting in their time. No inovative or exciting teachers - they are all just punching the clock in grade 5th and 6th. They need to clean some house but the principal is most likley not up to it because she most likley has little support from the district. The schools with strong leadership are still thriving regardless, Parker Whitney is not one of them that is good without the support. The demographic has a lower income level and I think this may have influenced the priority level of the school . Todd Culter at the school district is a wreck. he approaches things with a CYA attitude rather than a " let's work together one a solution" he is didactic and has an over inflated sense of his leadership in Education skills, he has a on-line degree and this district really deserves better, but since Todd is on the board it will never change, . So sad really, ....No zest for teaching ,"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-09-22
    "We have been at Parker Whitney school for 5 years now and my kids love it! We have had wonderful teachers and my kids are all making great academic strides. Many wonderful families here."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-10-12
    "The school is great and all of the staff are attentive to all of the students needs. My kids love it there and are making great academic progress"
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