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About This School

Ashley Falls Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Diego. The principal of Ashley Falls Elementary School is Shelley Petersen and can be contacted at spetersen@dmusd.org. 470 children attend Ashley Falls Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 5% of the Ashley Falls Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 1% of the 470 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ashley Falls Elementary School is 16:1. Sycamore Ridge School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 63%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 24% 27%
Filipino 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% %
Unspecified 0.6% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 4381%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1% 3%
Limited English proficiency 5% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    The new Principal is awesome and we love most of the teachers. I have three children and all are happy this year. We have had a joke of a teacher in the past. She was lazy and had all the parents and the other teacher do everything. Funny as she just won teacher of the year. This made me wonder if she was the only person on the board for choosing the Teacher of the Year. People literally sit at baseball and discuss how burned out she is. On another note the classrooms are spacious and the playgrounds awesome. Lunch is outside for all grade levels and the kids have plenty of time outside during the day. My oldest is advanced and challenged daily. Overall we are happy and won recommend this school to anyone moving in.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is our second year in this area and we love this school! Beautiful campus dedicated teachers and staff. The students have art science PE computers beautiful library. If any students feel that there is not enough activities the enrichment programs are very good; my son is part of the martial arts program. He is very happy here!

  • (3 years ago)

    We love this school! Beautiful campus high parent involvement excellent teachers and staff. My daughter is happy here. They have art science PE computers beautiful library.

  • (3 years ago)

    My now adult children attended Ashley Falls and continued through to Carmel Valley Middle and Torrey Pines High School. I was very happy with Ashley Falls but I must say that a common thread running throughout all the schools in this high performance affluent area is to just complain! My experience at Ashley Falls was always positive. The teachers were very good and my kids received a top-notch education that prepared them for college and graduate school. My advice to parents is to just let the teachers and the school do their job and support them. Quit complaining about homework and evaluate your own after school activities. Are those activities taking too much time? Teachers are following district guidelines and too often they have to be the front line of the battle against parents over time wasting trivia. Please work with and not against your child's school. We know you all have post-graduate degrees and you make lots of money-but get over it and be the role model-not the problem.

  • (3 years ago)

    We transfer to the school this year. My son is very happy about it. Thanks for our principal Principal Shelley Petersen his teacher Mr. Cunha and all the staff member. Ashley Fall Rock.

  • (4 years ago)

    Each grade has excellent teachers & my kids really enjoy with them. I love Ashley Falls

  • (4 years ago)

    Over load with homework. No activity for the kid. Test and Homework only. Kids are not happy.

  • (4 years ago)

    Ashley Falls is a first-rate school. Principal Shelley Petersen teachers and administrative staff do such a tremendous job of fostering a healthy and stimulating learning enviornment for our children. Additionally parental invovlement is high and so appreciated. We love Ashley Falls!

  • (5 years ago)

    Awesome Teachers Smart Students Great School.

  • (7 years ago)

    An incredible school under the leadership of Shelley Petersen. The teachers and parents work closely together bringing out the best in all students. A warm and enthusiastic staff makes Ashley Falls a wonderful place to be.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school with a high level of parental involvement. The school funds teachers for enrichment classes (art music PE science) paid for by parents and fund raisers. Teachers learning values and KIDS are the hightest priority at Ashley Falls.

  • (9 years ago)

    Quality of teachers is good and students come first in this school!

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school overall. However your child s experience will greatly depend on the teacher she/he will get. Talk to people.

  • (9 years ago)

    I like Ashley falls school. Hard working staff make a big difference. Parents participation is eccelent. We also had a great leadership these last years.

  • (10 years ago)

    Ashley Falls is a wonderful school with excellent teaching and administrative staff. Parent participation is extraordinary.

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