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About This School

Canyon Rim Elementary School is a public elementary school in Anaheim. The principal of Canyon Rim Elementary School is David Appling, who can be contacted at 680 students go to Canyon Rim Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Canyon Rim Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 7% of the 680 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Canyon Rim Elementary School is 22:1. Hillsborough School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Cheerleading

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 58% 36%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Filipino 2% 2%
Hispanic 17% 46%
Asian 15% 10%
Unspecified 10% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 30102%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 35%
Limited English proficiency 6% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Cliqish and bad teacher. Depends on teacher. So e good some bad. Needs better leaders to get better.

  • (1 year ago)

    Poor teaching no follow up on any questions from parents. Wish there was something that actually taught my kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    2.5 stars overall. Teacher quality varies greatly. My son is learning nothing about rules other than that they exist and he will be chastised for imperfect obedience. If that's not enough the overcrowding and red tape caused by overarching structural challenges make this a difficult learning environment. The principal tries hard so CR has that going for it. Very little parental involvement. Parents hang out in their cliques or SUVs until the kids are dismissed. Some parents do volunteer granted but I've had much more positive experiences at other public schools.

  • (1 year ago)

    My husband and I were deciding between a private school vs Canyon Rim. Like all parents we want to best for our children. We decided to send our son to Canyon Rim because of rave reviews from our neighbors who have had kids going there for years. It has been a few months and our son could not be happier with it. His teacher is wonderful and very attentive even with over 30 students in her class. I have tried to help out when possible and i have to say that parents' involvement is very big here at the school. We are all pulling for the kids. Parents are wonderful. They are very friendly and helpful. I have heard not so nice stories about parents at other schools and i am so glad to know these parents from Canyon Rim. I am so happy that my son loves to go to school everyday so much that I have used school against him sometimes. "If you don't eat that broccoli you might not be strong enough to go to school tomorrow". I know it's bad to threaten the poor kid but it works. We have a younger daughter and we plan to have her start her kindergarten at Canyon Rim too.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children have been at this school for five years now and it's fantastic. The teachers all go above and beyond requirements and care deeply for their students. The students themselves are high calibre. Every day my children come home excited about that day's activities and are more than happy to attend. I would highly recommend this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is a first grader at Canyon Rim Elementary and I couldn't be more pleased with the experience that we have had at the school so far. The school's focus on children extends beyond the classroom with general academics and into additional life-enriching activities including the arts and music programs. In addition there are many activities focused on bringing families together including the school carnival family fun night bingo tile night movie night and more.

  • (5 years ago)

    we recently moved out of the area but this school was terrific. My kids loved the teachers they had and the community overall is wonderful. The school offers alot for families to do together and the staff is outstanding- truly a great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Canyon Rim is a good school. Great teachers and great ambience. The school is clean and maintained to high standards. Communication however is terrible. For parents whose first child is progressing through school it is extremely difficult to figure out what comes next. Communication for the testing programs are especially hush-hush and you don't know what the students are being tested for and why. There is not a lot of openneess on how the GATE program is being run for example and why some students get in and why some do not. Overall great teachers great staff including an awesome librarian great students but lousy management and parent communication

  • (7 years ago)

    Canyon Rim was a terrific elementary school. Students were well mannered staff was interested and engaging and the students participated in terrific programs feild trips assemblies etc. They truely came first at this school. The staff and principal went above and beyond to make this school as great as it is and it shows in the strong API score satisfaction in the students and the quality of the campus. Parents were extremely involved one of the best group of parents and PTA I have encountered.

  • (7 years ago)

    Canyon Rim is a great school. Most of the teachers (97%) are very good. We've been very pleased with our child's progress here. Very impressed with the principal's ability to include cultural programs for the kids (art masters music). With any school it's what you yourself put into it and there is alot of quality parent involvement here. We don't mind donating supplies it's for the good of our kids not a 100% government handout.

  • (8 years ago)

    We like this school the teacher are wonderful. They have a great learning system for the kids. They make it easy for the children to learn. We could use some art and music classes. The principle seems to be on top of things. It seems like it is not a big turn around for the teachers here which is great. We love the year round school . It gives the kids a rest makes them ready to go back to school.

  • (9 years ago)

    It is a good school teachers are very structured alot of parents help out in the class rooms.The teachers always try to get a parent in the room every day. Clean nice area and safe enviroment they try to raise money for our short funding so we can still have music since our new governer took it away. The teacher always try to keep the kids learning in a fun way not many field trips but that is ok. No sports but i guess the kids are to young for that there big play area for kids and a little area for the kindergardens so thats good. All over i would give this school a high rating just wish we had more of a language program here and art room and music room like i had growing up. Like it that it is year round

  • (9 years ago)

    Good school when it comes to learning and structure. But looks for too much money for things 'I don t think are of great importance'. Things like putting up fences that should have been done before the school even opened in 1997 and raising money for a 'P.E. Instructional Assistant'. Hello! I think the teachers are completely capable of instructing P.E. without an Assistant! They should be putting the money into thing like the music program paper and printer cartridges! (Since they need to be donated as well).

  • (10 years ago)

    Canyon Rim is the best school ! ) ) Mrs. Botts and Mrs. Fulfer are the best! ;);)

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