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About This School

Encinal Elementary School is a public elementary school in Atherton. The principal of Encinal Elementary School is Alison Liner. 705 children attend Encinal Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Unspecified. 9% of the Encinal Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 3% of the 705 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Encinal Elementary School is 16:1. Laurel Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Fencing
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 66%
Asian 6% 6%
Unspecified 22% 17%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 16% 7%
Multiracial 12% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 2717%
Filipino 0.5% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 4%
Limited English proficiency 9% 8%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent school excellent teachers and great programs. Could not have asked for a better first year of school for my child. Only issue was the classes are overcrowded and the teachers are stretched thin. There is a ton of parent involvement which helps a lot and good communication between teachers/parents at least in our case.

  • (1 year ago)

    I loved Encinal! I went here for third and fourth grade about eight years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the after school activities offered and loved all of my teachers! I moved after fourth grade but Encinal gave me a great foundation for my education later on.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great experience of the kids - we've had two pass through Laurel then Encinal and they have both blossomed at Encinal. Great new facility wonderful teachers that understand differentiated instruction plus very involved parents (I'm partial to helping out in art class). Our 5th grade daughter has really found her own at Encinal in academics leadership and from a creativity perspective.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent facilities. Top notch teachers. HUGE parental involvement and fundraising which makes up for all the budget cutbacks. Very happy with the school - shows that public school still works. My daughter loves it here.

  • (4 years ago)

    They are doing an admirable job educating our neighborhood's children.

  • (4 years ago)

    Very good school overall despite a few lackluster teachers on staff. Strong emphasis on learning fundamentals such as math and language arts. Excellent school garden program. Does a fine job in promoting healthy habits and fitness among the students. Interesting and varied programs available for afterschool student involvement in math line dancing fencing scouts basketball t-ball track etc. Amazing and talented parent volunteers.

  • (5 years ago)

    We love Encinal. I have a 4th grader and a kindergartener in Spanish Immersion. The teachers staff and principal are great! The parents are very involved.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school it has introduced not only kindergarten this year but it also started Spanish Immersion Programs and my child is really enjoying that experience. There is art music computer lab being taught and great after school programs. Our child just started kinder in August and we have been super involved with meetings volunteering and so parent involvement is very high.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school. Great academic programs. Music and art classes are taught as part of the regular curriculum. After school sports program offered. Huge parent involvement.

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