FOSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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6550 51ST ST
SAN DIEGO, CA 92120
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Phone: 619-582-2728
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: San Diego Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 22:1
  • Students/Grade: 66.7
  • Number Students: 400
  • Number Teachers: 18
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5777
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Karla Shiminski
  • 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 (27 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (22 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-22
    "I like this school. It doesn't look special when you drive by on Zion Ave., but when you turn the corner you see a large grass lawn, trees, fresh paint, and the campus is clean and peaceful. The kindergarden playground is separate and sweet. Don't expect to see many LV bags or designer jeans. The community here is casual and low key. There are many excellent teachers that LOVE their job and make a difference in your child's enthusiasm for learning. There are a couple that just stick to the basics of teaching. The main problem with this school is lack of parental involvement. There lacks a sense of pride here. What Foster needs is parents to care, get involved and kick butt!! Revamp Fosters reputation!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-19
    "My kid loves this school her teachers is very good, they have science lab weekly for the kindergarten, when my kid jump from bed at 6 am to go to school this means she is happy to attend this school and as a mother I see this is the key which will help her to be successful academically too."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-11-13
    "My child went to this school and let me say that this school needs help in many areas .One good thing is the staff and Principal Downey who deserves credit for trying to clean up this school The students are very mean. This school has a good science program as well and music but no P.E.. So before you pick Foster just know that they are working on this school and Mr.Downey is amazing principal who knows everyone by heart."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-10-07
    "Foster teacher and faculty care. They are very active about the children academic growth."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-01-01
    "Having moved from a private school to Marvin, then from Marvin to here, I was nervous. But I the staff went out of their way to help us transition. I'm particularly impressed with Principal Downey, who is absolutely hands-on and who remembers everyone's names. Discipline here is great; kids are well-behaved. Plus- gasp- they actually say the pledge! I was particularly impressed when, on the first day we were there, they got my son into speech therapy, which no one had brought up at Marvin. My daughter is in the gifted program and while she likes her classmates and her teacher, she is not challenged. Parental involvement is high; there were too many volunteers at the Fall Festival . Parents are welcoming. I'm not worried about test scores; the tests are not hard and if you have reasonably capable kids and are an involved parent, your kid will score well."
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