This school is by far one of the worst schools my kids have attended. Moving from another city I would definitely stay far away from this district. The principal is horrible and does not show any type of involvement. They do not help the kids exceed. They put limitations on what a child is capable to learn. They make it complicated for parents to be involved. It almost seems like they prefer no parent involvement. Please... If you value your children's education do not allow them to attend this school! Listen to all the bad reviews because they are right!! What a joke of a school and joke of a district!!
Battles (Washington) Elementary School is a public middle school in Santa Maria. The principal of Battles (Washington) Elementary School is Carlee Gruver and can be contacted at email@example.com. 871 children attend Battles (Washington) Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 70% of the Battles (Washington) Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 871 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Battles (Washington) Elementary School is 23:1. Crossroads Christian Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.4%||14623%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.3%||0.5%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||83%||79%|
|Limited English proficiency||70%||57%|
This school is very great Mrs. Lester is nice and a good vice Principle. Very good school.
I can't imagine a worse learning environment...I have been so appauled with the schools performance that I can hardly think of words to describe it. First off - if your kid doesn't speak spanish you'd better hope they pick it up quickly...and the teachers spend so much time with the ESL students and curriculum that the english-speaking kids hardly get any personal attention. The classes are overcrowded. There is absolutely NO parent-teacher autonomy...you have to practically threaten theese people to get any information out of them about how and what your child is doing in class. This year they didn't even send home information about scheduled down days and in-service days. The standards and methods they use for teaching are also very strange - I have to reteach my child almost every lesson she "learns" in this school because their methods are simply ridiculous and make no common sense. Of course that part is probably part of the "no-child-left-behind" catastrophe and not an exclusive problem of this school. My child will be attending private school next year; and I feel terrible for the families who are STUCK in a position where their kids HAVE to go here.
Battles School has a great staff of teachers. There is a wonderful environment for learning.
Teacher do not care for student with special needs. If your child is behind a little forget about them begin care for here. The teachers and admin care less and they MAKE IT CLEAR the us the parent I know FIRST hand..
Excellent school with good teachers.
This is a wonderful school. They reward the kids that work hard and they have a strong school spirit. Their is a new assistant principal which I am not at all happy with the kids don't like her and she is petty. However the good news is that she is not the principal. If you are moving and this is your new school rest easy it's a nice place to learn.