EL SOL SANTA ANA SCIENCE AND ARTS ACADEMY

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1010 N BROADWAY
SANTA ANA, CA 92701
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Phone: 714-543-0023
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Low
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District: Santa Ana Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 75.8
  • Number Students: 758
  • Number Teachers: 40
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5614
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Ms Stephanie Niess
  • 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 (28 ratings)
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    School Reviews (22 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-14
    "Im planning for my daughter to attend this year at el sol.. can i get any feedback on the school and staffing Thank you"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-03-20
    "I have to say that I'm amazed at the dedication of some of the teachers at this school. Some of these teachers are serious about their academic success and they show it by being prepared and ready to go throughout the school year and reaching out to those who are falling behind. The school layout, lack of appropriate space for the Jr. High group, and lack of an actual library is a big thumbs down. The after school program is good for the kids that need the special attention, but in my experience not so good for the children who are doing well. I'm not sure who choose the school lunches, but the kids deserve something more appealing - visually, taste, and texture! The administration in my opinion needs some restructuring. You need to be able to approach students and parents with respect and be courteous and knowledgeable of the community you serve."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-02-05
    "El Sol now has a soccer team. Also many students that leave to high school end up skipping geometry and go straight to algebra 2 which is a sophomore class."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-10-25
    "First of all, if you research a bit you will find out that according to the California EC, there are no Credential requirements for Charter School administrators. Second of all, I do not know how long you have been around El Sol and how much you actually know about because it seems you are missing some facts. El Sol was opened by what I think you called Credential administrators. The API was on the 500s, the school lost the property to the District and around 70 percent of parents and all the staff except one, left the school. This new administrator led the school to the current 880 API, created the FCLC, the Extended Day Program, the Music/Art program, got the property back with a 40 years lease, created a health and dental clinic for the families, among other things. If you look at the other 40 or 50 schools surrounding El Sol, no other school is even close to achieve these results. Fortunately, most of all parents, teachers and families do not agree with you and are happy with the current administration, teachers and staff."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-10-21
    "The teachers are what makes this school great.They are resourceful and make wonders with the very limited resources and lukewarm administrative support. One administrator in particular has some good qualities but in my opinion, lacks the credentials and expertise to run a school efficiently. Not sure how this administrator attained the position, nevertheless the lack of expertise shows, not to mention the utter lack of interpersonal and management skills needed to manage the staff and relate to a very diverse parent population. I believe this school could SOAR higher than it has, if there is a change in leadership. Also the administration seems to have a lot of resistance against having an organized and strong parent/teacher organization that could enhance the parent experience at EL Sol. I have been told that at least 2 PTO's have folded in part because of the admin's lack of support."
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