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About This School

Painted Rock Elementary School is a public elementary school in Poway. The principal of Painted Rock Elementary School is Sal Embry, who can be contacted at 559 students go to Painted Rock Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Filipino. 5% of the Painted Rock Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 7% of the 559 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Painted Rock Elementary School is 19:1. Chaparral Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 55%
Unspecified 6% 6%
Filipino 5% 7%
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 11% 11%
Asian 10% 17%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 34490%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 11%
Limited English proficiency 5% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers and parents make this school a top notch environment. My kids are so happy and excited to go to school everyday.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is AMAZING! The parent participation is one of the highest in the county. The funding from the Foundation and PTA is over $250 per student per year. This allows for extra programs such as a full time PE teacher music instruction reading specialist student services specialist Compass Learning extensive teacher supply budgets etc... The principal has an open-door policy at all times. The teachers are motivating and fun. The extra programs that this school offers are endless. We have had our kids in 3 other schools throughout the years and Painted Rock hands down is the best!

  • (5 years ago)

    It was a great school for the primary grades it's been a good school for 4th and 5th. Maybe relative to other public schools in San Diego PR is still 'great ' that's probably true but the last year or two have been a let-down. Teachers too lax about discipline made the classroom difficult to learn in or enjoy. Constant rotation of teachers' assistants so the kids had about 4 different teachers one after the other in one school year - and they weren't 'assisting ' they were doing the teaching and the discipline practicing on our kids. I'm glad we're moving on although I'm not sure if there's a better elementary school nearby. It definitely requires Mom's or Dad's presence at school so you really know what's going on. All that said it probably is one of the best in San Diego.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers great school!

  • (7 years ago)

    The principal appears to be caring and understanding but I do not know how much a parent's opinion counts at this school. Most of the teachers have been great except for one. You can only pray that your child is not placed in this class! I really liked this school until this year. Principals do not know what takes place when they are not in the classroom!

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school most of the teachers are very understanding approachable and want to be there. My child has learned a lot. Caring Principal who you can tell truly cares about the students. A lot of parent participation and caring people. Will be great after some renovations. There need to be a couple of after school activities that are very low cost or possibly free. Safety - the side gates should be closed and locked during school hours and the only way of entry should be through the front gates. (This is done at a middle school I know of.)

  • (8 years ago)

    Typically high performing school fabulous teaching staff with low turnover (all of my daughters teachers are still there and she is in 5th grade this year.) parental involvement is typically to the point where you have to jockey for position to get in the classroom. Involved engaged Princpal and office staff. Bright stars are the music program and the teacher quality. We feel very lucky that when we moved to Poway that we ended up in the PR zone. Both my kids love it there.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has a very wealthy foundation contributing to its well-being and families that can afford private tutoring to up those infamous API scores. However this school has little to offer. They have a up-to-date computer lab - but there's also a hugh bottleneck on the network - so don't expect your child to access any sort of multimedia on the internet or for any other application. No reading programs for upper level grades that need help. Principal is clicky with a few of the moms - if your not in this click - forget it. Band program is excellent. Most teachers at this school coast - don't bother them with indvidual student needs (if your child is very bright - the GATE program is useless). They teach to the center.

  • (8 years ago)

    Academics seem to be fine with most teachers inspiring through their individual teaching style. So far this has been a good match. No complaints. Parent involvement seems to be high ... bringing assemblies character and fun to the school. All in all ... a good school with minimal problems and a caring Principal.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellant school with lots and lots of parent involvement. Top notch teachers with lots of experience and enthusiam. Very involved PTA and fundraising groups. Students are well cared for and very happy while learning.

  • (8 years ago)

    Awesome Teachers great Principal great staff high level of parental involvement. Campus needs updating.

  • (9 years ago)

    Having an educational background I have been involved with my fair share of schools. However this school is outstanding and top rated. The parent involvement here is HUGE and could not ask any more from them. They are always putting thier children first and are ready to help with anything in the classroom. Most of the teachers work together as a team and make the students a number one priority. They constantly put the needs of the children in front of their own many times skipping their breaks to give extra help to students. I could only say that if I lived the area I would not hesitate enrolling my child. This school is top notch!

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