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About This School

W. D. Hall Elementary School is a public elementary school in El Cajon. The principal of W. D. Hall Elementary School is Colleen Newman, whose e-mail is newmanc@cajonvalley.net. 449 students go to W. D. Hall Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 32% of the W. D. Hall Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 56% of the 449 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at W. D. Hall Elementary School is 19:1. Winter Gardens Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Dance
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 57% 45%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 4% 2%
Hispanic 27% 33%
Unspecified 10% 10%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.7%
Filipino 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 16036%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 51%
Limited English proficiency 32% 28%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We chose this school because it was closest to home and within walking distance and I'm disappointed. While we all understand budget cuts and the necessity of combo classes almost all of the classes are combination classes. Teaching two grades at the same time is even more difficult than teaching one. Since transferring here 1 year ago my niece has been tested numerous times for the English as a Second Language Program. Just because she's always had a bit of a stutter and she's obviously Hispanic doesn't mean she doesn't understand speak read or write English just as well as any other non-Hispanic student. The distribution of time spent on each subject in the classroom is uneven and noticeable when the only homework that is handed out is reading and math.

  • (2 years ago)

    I thought this was a good school until my kindergartner went there not only do the kindergarten teachers yell all the time but they only teach the bear minimum here very bad school over all!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has been wonderful to both my children. It is very family oriented and the staff and pto go out of their way to make every kids experience fun and educational. Parents need to remember its ALL for the kids!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the teachers that my son has had since kindergarden they are totally dedicated and love what they do with the utmost patience and the staff is like family. My sons report card was 4's 5- A's and 8-Outstandings. I credit it to Ms. Wigley she has her hand full and he just gets better reports every report card.

  • (4 years ago)

    the best school you could ever find . the best teachers. all around the best

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the best school in this district. The children are taught so much and actually learn and remember it. I won't put my daughter anywhere else.

  • (5 years ago)

    We love this scool. My children are actuall 'Taught' by the teachers. Imagine that.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think WD Hall is a wonderful school. The teachers are great too. In my opinion though the Principal needs to not worry so much about being the student's 'buddy/friend' as being the rule inforcer instead. That is what the school needs more of so the sixth graders don't believe they run the show. The level of parent involvement is excellent there's always something to help in doing. Whether it's the Fall Fest or the Cinco de Mayo show or even the Book Faire there is always a way to help at school. I really like the ability at which students can achieve to their own levels GATE or ESL or day classes. The students are well educated. I also like the extracurricular activities such as Mad Science and Heartlight. How the school honors the past staff is such a blessing in rememberance too.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter transfered in during the lst 6 weeks of 2nd grade. She had been GATE identified but her new teacher wasn't aware of why - less than optimal communication. There is not a GATE class per se at this school and I feel they are not prepared to meet the learning challenges of specific students. There are extracurricular activities offered - all at significant cost. Parents are encourage to be involved.

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