BIRD ROCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Go back
5371 LA JOLLA HERMOSA AVE
LA JOLLA, CA 92037
Visit this school's website
Phone: 858-488-0537
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: San Diego Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 21:1
  • Students/Grade: 88.3
  • Number Students: 530
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5777
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 60
  • Principal: Ms Sally Viavada
  • 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 (16 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (13 Reviews)
    Page 1 of 3
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-16
    "When in Rome - I like how some parents have this perception of being a wealthy school equating to everyone should carry a guilt... I think not. This is an amazing school and it is primarily children that come from parents who are professionals (not those living off of lottery winnings). So the assertion by some that this is a 'rich' school is ridiculous. Don't confuse rich with educated, hard working, career oriented, and successful. And that is what makes a difference at Birdrock. It has a majority career oriented and educated parents so they understand the importance of education for their children. These negative reviews should be evaluated closely for context. Many of us grew up without a silver spoon and feel no guilt for trying to give our children a better life. Some families donate money, some donate time and energy, but we all try to donate something. Birdrock is a wonderful school in a Norman Rockwell neighborhood. Children are often a reflection of their parents, so if your child feels out of place, perhaps it starts with the parent dropping the baggage. I am very critical and see this as the ideal gem to raise my children."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-09-23
    "BRE is a great Elementary School which provides a lot of good teaching for the kids. Nevertheless, it does not provide social skills for the kids who are unprepared to establish enriching friendships. Since it is located in a rich area of La Jolla, it is noticeable some discrimination and arrogance coming from local parents. To be better recognized by school, parents and kids HAVE TO get involved. In some way, it is annoying the pressure that is done for involvement in fund raisings and money contributions! Intellectually, my kid learned a lot at BREl, but he did not make friends at all. In fact, to arrange play dates for him was terrible (of course, not if you are a great fund raiser and a rich family person sharing your front-beach house). So, I decided to take my kid out of this school. I still prefer having my kid enjoying good friendships and having some more fun instead of too much information and pressure to succeed at young age. I personally don't remember what I specifically learned on the first grades, but I do remember the friends and the games I used to play. In my opinion, this is what makes the difference in the society nowadays: social skills."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-11-29
    "One word - Exceptional. My son started attending kindergarten this year and thus far my wife and I have been very impressed by the teachers and the exceptional parent involvement and support for the school. The parents of this school have a sense of entitlement and if the school needs anything we all contribute whether it be with our time or financial support. This year the school will raise approximately $250,000 to pay for additional teachers and to support programs for the children. When school lets out daily you will see almost every parent standing outside the classrooms to pick up their kid."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2007-08-25
    "Excellent school with exception parent involvement ( can be overbearing). A little homogenous but all in all a great experience. Art, music, PE, library and computers have all undergone dramatic improvements in the last couple of years. 5 stars."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2007-03-27
    "Thanks to funding from the Parents' Committee, Bird Rock has re-introduced music and art classes for all grades this year (2006-7). My first grader transferred from a blue ribbon East Coast school at the start of the school year and I have been very impressed with the high quality of the teaching staff, the curriculum, and the extensive parent involvement in the school. The reading and writing programs are especially strong at the first grade."
    Page 1 of 3
    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
    Matthew Rasmussen of Ruth Pugh Goup
    CENTURY 21 Award
    619.­701.7144
    7676 Hazard Center Drive #200
    San Diego, CA 92108
    Anthony Fox
    CENTURY 21 Award
    619.­471.2000
    7676 Hazard Center Drive #200
    San Diego, CA 92108
    Roxane Dyer
    CENTURY 21 Award
    760.­283.8100
    9934 Mercy Road
    Suite 200
    San Diego, CA 92129
    Ronald Elias
    CENTURY 21 Award
    619.­471.1738
    7676 Hazard Center Drive #200
    San Diego, CA 92108
    Craig Thorne
    CENTURY 21 Horizon
    619.­280.5888
    4134 Adams Avenue
    Suite #101
    San Diego, CA 92116
    Irene Tentler
    CENTURY 21 United Brokers
    858.­225.7033
    17065 Via Del Campo, Suite 101
    San Diego, CA 92127
    Maura Donnelly of Talbot & Associates
    CENTURY 21 Award
    619.­471.2000
    7676 Hazard Center Drive #200
    San Diego, CA 92108
    Michael Ifergan
    CENTURY 21 United Brokers
    858.­225.7033
    17065 Via Del Campo, Suite 101
    San Diego, CA 92127
    Dave Hunt
    CENTURY 21 United Brokers
    858.­225.7033
    17065 Via Del Campo, Suite 101
    San Diego, CA 92127
    Daniel Streitfeld
    CENTURY 21 1st Choice Realty
    619.­276.1111
    3091 Clairemont Drive
    San Diego, CA 92117
    Derek Eisenberg
    CENTURY 21 1st Choice Realty
    858.­336.4266
    3091 Clairemont Drive
    San Diego, CA 92117
    Alex Saavedra of The Nguyen-Nguyen Team
    CENTURY 21 Award
    619.­471.2000
    7676 Hazard Center Drive #200
    San Diego, CA 92108
    Janin Miller
    CENTURY 21 1st Choice Realty
    619.­709.4205
    3091 Clairemont Drive
    San Diego, CA 92117
    Betsy Lemaire
    CENTURY 21 United Brokers
    858.­225.7033
    17065 Via Del Campo, Suite 101
    San Diego, CA 92127
    Christian van't Vlie of San Diego at Home
    CENTURY 21 Award
    619.­471.2000
    7676 Hazard Center Drive #200
    San Diego, CA 92108
    Richard Elias of Richard Elias Real Estate Inc
    CENTURY 21 Award
    619.­471.2000
    7676 Hazard Center Drive #200
    San Diego, CA 92108
    Sam Khadivi
    CENTURY 21 United Brokers
    858.­225.7033
    17065 Via Del Campo, Suite 101
    San Diego, CA 92127
    Russ Haberle of LaurenRussell Associates
    CENTURY 21 Award
    619.­733.5139
    7676 Hazard Center Drive #200
    San Diego, CA 92108
    Adolphe Blackson
    CENTURY 21 Award
    619.­471.2000
    7676 Hazard Center Drive #200
    San Diego, CA 92108
    Paul DuBois
    CENTURY 21 1st Choice Realty
    619.­276.1111
    3091 Clairemont Drive
    San Diego, CA 92117
    Pat Connelly
    CENTURY 21 Horizon
    619.­280.5888
    4134 Adams Avenue
    Suite #101
    San Diego, CA 92116
    Enbo Liu
    CENTURY 21 Award
    858.­354.0788
    9934 Mercy Road
    Suite 200
    San Diego, CA 92129
    Athanasia Economou
    CENTURY 21 1st Choice Realty
    619.­276.1111
    3091 Clairemont Drive
    San Diego, CA 92117
    Ramin Lotfi
    CENTURY 21 Award
    619.­471.2000
    7676 Hazard Center Drive #200
    San Diego, CA 92108