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About This School

Madrona Elementary School is a public elementary school in Thousand Oaks. The principal of Madrona Elementary School is Jean Hartman-Gordon, whose e-mail is jgordon@conejo.k12.ca.us. 570 students attend Madrona Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Multiracial. 6% of the Madrona Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 17% of the 570 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Madrona Elementary School is 21:1. Aspen Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 60% 65%
Unspecified 5% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 21% 20%
Filipino 2% 1%
Asian 15% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 20707%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 16%
Limited English proficiency 6% 10%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We chose which home to purchase when we relocated to the area based on the wonderful reviews of this school. We were very disappointed for two reasons. 1) The teacher to student ratio for grades 4 and 5 is 35 1. The lower grades has a better ratio of 25 1. With those ratios and one teacher in the classroom students fall through the cracks. 2) The second reason is the moral fiber of the school is low. Things go missing out of desks and backpacks and there is no interest in addressing the problem. The reply is "get better at protecting your stuff". Bullying on the playground is also very prevalent. The yard duty does try to help but lots of bullying goes unnoticed. The reason they got the Distinguished School award is because a nearby school was closed and the students were integrated into this school. The test scores were very low the first year of integration. To the school's credit they managed to enable the integrated student's success and the test scores got back to normal. The drastic improvement in standardized test scores is why they got the award.

  • (1 year ago)

    We love this place! Our son is starting the 1st grade this year and we have found the teachers staff and principal to be very involved very caring and very knowledgable about our child as an individual. Our son was there for Kindergarten in an integrated class with typical kids and special needs kids. Amazing teachers amazing children (with and without special needs) amazing aids. This school is teaching kids more than just academics...they are teaching tolerance and understanding and they are building character. We could not be more proud to say our son attends this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    When we moved to our new house we were not sure what to expect from our neighborhood school. Madrona has been a great place for our family.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing. We have had such awesome teachers. Mrs Baird and Mrs Cole are simply incredible. We can't believe we used to pay for private school!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I love my school. I am in the 5th grade and have been here since kindergarten. I have learned so much.

  • (1 year ago)

    Madrona has been a wonderful place for our family! We feel lucky to be a part of the community.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have three children at Madrona and have been thrilled with the programming they have received. The office staff is amazing too.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great PTA. Great teachers. Great kids. Great office staff. Distinguished School in 2012. Madrona is awesome!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    As a grandparent of ne of the students in your care I just wanted to say "thanks" for caring so much about your precious little ones. It must be quite a challenge today to serve all the needs of parents and students but I wanted you to know we noticed! You are awesome teachers adminstrators office staff after school care. We really appreciate your hard work. It has not gone unnoticed! F.O.R. 1

  • (3 years ago)

    Quite frankly I have been disappointed and wish I would have sent my son somewhere else. The school seems so big and impersonal and has lost the character that it used to have a reputation for. I know other parents last year that wished they would have done the same but we will stick out the next few years to see if anything changes. I had hoped our neighborhood school would have been less snobby too.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love Everything! Its a great school

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 4 kids 2 that have moved on to middle school 1 at Madrona and 1 starting next year. The teachers and staff are fantastic and parent volunteers are wonderful. My kids have been very well prepared for middle school private and public. What a shame that it had to shut down their great 6th grade. (

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been so impressed by this school the teachers office staff and the principal. It is hard to believe it is a public school. The PTA is amazing. The level of involvement of the parents is astounding. You just get a warm fuzzy feeling whenever you are at the school. Everybody cares. I moved here for this school and I'll stay here for it as long as I can.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had 2 children educated at Madrona grade K-6. I couldn't be happier with all of the teachers my children have had the caring and responsive nature of the staff as well as the leadership of the principal. I thank all those individuals that have guided my children through their elementary years.

  • (7 years ago)

    I believe Madronia is one of the best schools available to Parents/children in Thousand Oaks. The most important in our opinion are programs that help students with reading math oral presentations and Spanish. I am disappointed that more of the money allocated is not toward to these important areas. In the near future Spanish will be the prodomient language. It is imperative elementary kids are fluent in Spanish and English. Tutors in reading and math were previously non existent. The are getting better however. It is a shame parents are asked to vote on what $ to divert to volleyball nets or educational programs. The teachers are top notch and great with students. The only drawback is availability of educational tutoring and more focus on todays challenges not those that are antiquated (computer literacy and Spanish are just two) as well as important tools in todays business world such as public speaking.

  • (9 years ago)

    Madrona continues to improve every year. My children graduated from this school and have been very successful in college. Parent involvement is high and so are student expectations.

  • (9 years ago)

    To add to my previous post... The staff in the office are a great bunch to work with! I have never had a bad experience with them even though my son (attending the past 3 years) has been in trouble a few times. No judgement or resentment towards my child or me. Madrona is not our neighborhood school so I had to fight like heck to get my son in there. And we are all so happy he did! My little one will be starting Kindergarten there (hopefully) in the fall. Thanks Madrona!

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent School in all guidelines.

  • (9 years ago)

    My husband and I love Madrona Elementary! My daughter currently attends and my son will be starting Kindergarten in the fall. This school has high standards for its students and it shows in the test scores. It also have many afterschool activities that our daughter has taken part in like tennis art mad science and spanish. It is a very well rounded school with a wonderful staff! I give it 5 stars!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have had children at Madrona school for the past 8 years. It is a quality school. Almost every teacher is good (there may be an exception or two). Caring staff and Principal

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