Turtleback has been our home school for the last four years. I agree with one of the comments that the curriculum can be tough but for my son it was great for him to be challenged and learning every year. Each teacher has a different style so you will have to make that work for your child as in adult life. They teach from Common Core and the District is prone to changing curriculum yearly. Administration and teachers have typically been there for 10+ years but the new teachers are the gems! Mr. Betschel is a wonderful teacher with a love and passion for learning that excites his students and commands his respect. 5th graders go on a Star of India field trip 4th graders have Gold Rush days 3rd graders go to Ronyon Museum (fossils) and 1st graders sing at the nearby Sr. Centerat Christmas. Your child will love this school if they love to learn and enjoy a warm close knit environment.
Turtleback Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Diego. The principal of Turtleback Elementary School is Ann Auten, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 551 students go to Turtleback Elementary School and identify mostly as Filipino; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 18% of the Turtleback Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 15% of the 551 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Turtleback Elementary School is 19:1. Rolling Hills Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Martial arts self defense
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Turtleback is an okay school. Since my children did not attend any other school in the Poway district I can not compare it to other schools in the district. The curriculum is difficult and was a little too hard for one of my children. They did try to help her but really just put most of the work onto us - which is fine but even we had a difficult time trying to keep her caught up with everyone else. If your child does well academically then they will do well but if not get ready for some long nights of homework. I did feel that the teachers cared about the children but they can not help what the district and state push for them to teach.
Turtleback Elementary is a great school because if its wonderful and caring staff!! We are blessed to be at Turtleback!!
My daughter attends second grade in this school. The class activities are definitely exciting and challenging to her. The school gives a lot of importance to character training. I am extremely satisfied with the school.
My daugher attends this school this is great school good involvement of parents teachers. Teachers and pricipal takes well care of students. Very good teaching homework and kids grow intellegent in this school.
Very friendly staff; amazing teachers; visible and helpful principal; wonderful little school
My son went to Turtleback for PEPP Mrs. Reid was his teacher. We were very happy with Turtleback and its staff very friendly very professional very helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you Turtleback! We still wish we were there.
I was a student teacher for a 4th grade classroom at Turtleback and was impressed with all facets of the educational services provided. The staff are extremely committed to their students' success. They maintain high expectations for not only their students but of themselves.