SONOMA MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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1900 RAINIER CIR
PETALUMA, CA 94954
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Phone: 707-765-4305
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • District: Old Adobe Union Elementary School District
  • Students/Teacher:
  • Students/Grade: 78.6
  • Number Students: 550
  • Number Teachers: 15
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6300
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 10
  • Principal: Ms Katie Mammen
  • 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 (37 ratings)
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    School Reviews (31 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-02
    "I have worked at several schools & have never been more impressed with a school. We have a dedicated staff of teachers who are compassionate, creative, & who put our kids first. These teachers have laid a solid foundation for academic & social success. Our previous Principal was amazing, she came in & really improved curriculum, consistency across grades, built a community feel, did not put up with any pushing around by teachers, or parents, & PUT OUR CHILDREN FIRST!!! Unfortunately, she had to retire early due to personal reasons. We are grateful our new principal shares the established vision for our school & has great plans to lead our new Arts & Music charter school. We have an OUTSTANDING PTA who works tirelessly to fund many of our programs & build our school community through many school events. We are lucky to have ALOT of extras that other schools do not due to the PTA. The parents partner with the school. We are an important part of its success. I am proud & feel privileged for the opportunity to do so. I am a very involved parent, not a part of any click, do not have wealth/status, but am not a passive parent, I look for ways to be involved & I am appreciated for it."
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    Posted 2013-04-02
    "Disappointing!!!! Cannot deal with conflict.. It's wonderful to have parents, grandparents etc., volunteer at the school, however, volunteers ( and teachers)who gossip about other children, and families is not ok.. This is a serious matter, and should be taken serious..School is a place for CHILDREN , to feel safe, not threatened, I am disappointed for the way situations have been handled( or not handled, as the case may be) at this institution.. I can only hope, that in the future there will be less gossiping, and more teaching"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-11
    "I am so shocked at those reviews about the bully issues, the parents running the school and that the school is not a safe place. First of all, at any school, you will find a bully - that does not mean the whole school is over-run by them and there is a problem. Second, the parents don't run the school, but without them, the school would not be able to run as smoothly as it does. I am speaking of those wonderful Moms, Dads and Grandparents who volunteer their time to work centers, help at events, work in the library, make copies and do whatever they can in order for the teachers to have more time teaching our children. With the class sizes much larger than ever before, this is so needed. My son had a very hard time adjusting to being at a new school, having a new teacher and no friends, but has come full circle and excels at SoMo because of the loving atmosphere, teachers and the Principal who will not allow any child to feel out of place or not wanted! I highly recommend that before you make your decision based on the bad reviews, you tour the school yourself, meet the teachers, children and other parents and make the decision based on fact. I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-03
    "I have 2 kids at SoMo and a third to enter in the fall. We all have LOVED our experience. The teachers, principle, and office staff are personable and loving, a second family that cares for my kids. The teachers have demonstrated sensitivity to different learning styles and challenges. They support both the academic needs and experience of the children, as well as care about their personal and emotional well being. Every teacher we have had has been willing to support additional academic challenge when that has been sought. My kids have had a wonderful social experience. I have never seen or heard of bullying and I spend LOTS of time on campus in the classrooms, in library, at recess, and in the lunchroom. School very open to parent involvement. And we have a very active PTA."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-01-30
    "I was reading over these most recent reviews and could NOT disagree more! I am a parent of two children at this school in upper and lower grades and have been here for many years. It is a wonderful school with teachers and staff that truly care about the well being and education of every student. The focus of this school is not to pound out test taking skills and weed out under performing students in order to hike up their STAR testing scores. The get an all around education where they get to be kids while still getting an excellent education. As far as the "bullying" claims go, I have NEVER seen or heard of anyone in this school being "bullied". Not saying it doesn't happen, what school in this world doesn't have it ? But, just because some parents have a personal issue with their own children/grandchildren getting rubbed the wrong way, doesn't mean you need to label the teachers and parents and administration as flawed. Please if you are looking to send your child to school in Petaluma, go and see for your self and take a tour. DO NOT BELIEVE everything you read. The children at Sonoma Mountain are happy, energetic, bright and caring."
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