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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.2%||0.7%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||20707%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||17%||16%|
|Limited English proficiency||6%||10%|
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