PAULARINO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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1060 PAULARINO AVE
COSTA MESA, CA 92626
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Phone: 714-424-7950
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Unclassified
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 6th Grade
  • District: Newport-mesa Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 57.1
  • Number Students: 457
  • Number Teachers: 26
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6335
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Dr Amy Nagy
  • 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 (15 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (25 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-07
    "My daughter and I love this school! The staff is amazing, the principal rocks, the school is beautiful. Even the PTA is awesome, We are blessed to have such a remarkable school in our neighborhood."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-07
    "I was told that my child's kinder teacher doesn't assign homework because she believes that the older siblings at home will do the homework for them. My child is an only child so how can this or any teacher make an assumption like this? Regarding the May 22 2014 review, how can parents check homework when there are no homework! Parents & Teachers need to be a team but unfortunately this "so call" parent is pointing fingers to parents when there is in fact a lack of teaching at this school. This "so call" parent is referring to the 1 star reviews that these parents have kids that are either over reactive or on the Autistic Spectrum. Why is this "so call" parent so concern with every parents reviews and also having such knowledge about Autistic children educational structure. This parent didn't let us know why he/she rated the school based on their child's experience but rather on a bias effort to give the school a 5 star rating for the principle & attacking all the parents that left justifiable & truthful reviews about the school. I agree with all the parents that left the informative comments. I will request a transfer for my child to a better school w/ honest teachers & staff."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-22
    "LOVE!!! The new principal Dr. Nagy. Paualrino ES is moving up and out of being a PI school. Leadership is the final puzzle piece for maximum achievement. The One Star reviews are people who expect teachers to their job as a parent. Check Homework, parents job! Reading at Home, parents job! Pick-up child from school, parents job! Over active child, parents job! As for students on the Autistic Spectrum, Paularino is the perfect school for a mainstreamed child who still needs a little support. The whole school is aware, empathetic and supportive of students and families with children who live with ASD."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-21
    "Paularino School is Costa Mesa's best kept secret, a jewel of a school. With focus on character and community, students education has a foundation of respect for everything. The teachers, their support staff, and parents collaborate beautifully and are driven to see Paularino succeed. In addition, the new principal encourages all panthers enthusiasm, drive and focus. Paularino School is FANTASTIC!!! Mission Statement "Every child, every day; learning and growing in every way!" School Cheer "Good Better Best; Never Let It Rest, Until Our Good Is Better And Our Better Is Best!""
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-20
    "My family has found Paularino Elementary to be a wonderful school offering a great learning environment with highly qualified and dedicated teachers, a fantastic new principal and very involved staff. Our children are excelling academically and are enjoying many of the amazing additional programs our school offers including music, art, PE and a beautiful learning garden. The after-school programs (some free or very low cost) offer sports, homework help, chess club, nature club, ranch program, etc. all in a very supportive and positive environment. We also love that the school is a Class Act school (Pacific Symphony's flagship youth education program). I would highly recommend Paularino Elementary school to any family with children in preschool - 6th grade. Some programs/awards our school has to also take in consideration: Arts Advantage School, Class Act School, Mentoring USA Partnership, After School Clubs- School Band, Ranch, Nutrition Club, Student Council, Beautiful School Garden Strong Family Involvement, On Site Preschool, Nature Club, Green Wednesday- recycle, reuse and more!, PTA- Family Nights, Project Success, Costa Mesa City ROCKS program"
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