DEER CANYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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13455 RUSSET LEAF LN
SAN DIEGO, CA 92129
Phone: 858-484-6064
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: Poway Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 29:1
  • Students/Grade: 80
  • Number Students: 560
  • Number Teachers: 19
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5217
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Terry Worthington
  • 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 (18 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (16 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-05-11
    "With the new principal things have been going downhill since August. The bullying has escalated to such a degree that my kids are afraid to go to school."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-01-22
    "I've worked at this school for 8 years now. The work environment is wonderful and the community is lovely. I moved my daughter over from another school to be here with me and she really excelled. I love it here and, though I've had several opportunities, would not work anywhere else!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-10-01
    "I have 2 children in this school and its great.I just love my childrens teacher.I have their emails and can contact them anytime and vice versa if there are any issues which I think is great.My children look forward to going to school each day which speaks volumes about the environment at school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2007-10-12
    "We have had 3 children go through Deer Canyon and couldn't be happier. Great teachers, great community, great leadership = top notch education!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2007-03-29
    "Deer Canyon is a prototypical teach-to-the-test 21st century school. The district, and therefore the school, is only motivated to do well on standardized tests. To that end it is arguably the highest ranked elementary school in the district according to STAR results. The principal is very talented and gives a great deal of his personal time to the school but tends to support his teachers over the students. Therein lies the problem. The teachers, for the most part, do not make the child their first priority. Students may do well on tests, but what have they actually learned? Parent involvement is great but this reinforces the teachers adherence to a rigid curriculum that puts a lot of the responsibility on the parents. Extra-curricular activities are only available because of the PTA and its foundation that funds these activities. A stay at home mom or dad is a must for this school."
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