I rated this school a four primarily because of my daughter's 5th grade teacher and the principal. Ms. Gomez who sadly retired this past year was the best teacher my high functioning autistic child has ever had. She was firm while being supportive. My daughter did well under her. I have only had a few interactions with the principal Ms. Swain but she seems to genuinely care about the well being of the students. I do agree with some previous posts that there is little emphasis on Science and Social Studies. However I found this to be the same at Condor Elementary. There is a lady in the front office that lacks a positive skill set when interacting with children. She was rude to my child several times. If it continues this school year I will not hesitate to file a complaint. But overall I am impressed with the integrity and supportive nature of the 5th grade teaching staff (all 3 of them) and the principal.
Oasis Elementary School is a public middle school in Joshua Tree. The principal of Oasis Elementary School is Donette Swain, whose e-mail is email@example.com. 621 students attend Oasis Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 3% of the Oasis Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 70% of the 621 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Oasis Elementary School is 18:1. Twentynine Palms Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- P.E. classes
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||3%||%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||1%||0.8%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||70%||61%|
|Limited English proficiency||3%||4%|
After reading the reviews of Oasis Elementary I decided to do a little research on some of the statements made by other parents. First I'd like to address the statement that Oasis only teaches English-Language Arts & Math. All schools in California are required to teach a set number of minutes of these subjects per day. My sixth grader is required to have 2.5 hrs of Lang. Arts & 1.5 hrs of math per day. That accounts for 4 out of 6 hrs of the day. Lunch is another half hour PE twice a week for approx. 1 hr. The state of California dictates that only 100 minutes/wk be spent on PE. The other three days the students have computer lab library & music programs if they choose. This only leaves approx. 2-2.5 hrs/wk for science & SS. My child has at least 2 assignments/wk in these subjects. Also Oasis is the ONLY elementary in the entire district that has met the target growth for state testing for the past 3 years. This is not easy to accomplish without a dedicated staff. If more parents would invest time in their child's education the scores will only get better. Parents should do some research & get their facts straight prior to posting uninformed comments. GO BOBCATS!!!
We are military and lived off base Oasis was the school for our zip code. I did not like my child attending this school and was actually going to request a change of teacher and if possible take her out of that school. Starting with principle teachers & staff they are rude. They carry around a sense of entitlement to yell & belittle the children. Do not send your child to this school & if you do make sure you volunteer and be the voice of your child because from what I saw and heard if you don't it gives them even more reason to say demeaning things to children.
I never thought that I would have my children attend a school that only circled around 3 subjects. Math Language Arts and Reading. My 4 children have never come home with any science or social studies homework. It has always been math spelling or english. Their idea of science is doing ascience project at the end of the year. As for social studies try again. The officials say its because the district only wants them to study 3 main subjects in elementary school they will learn the rest in middle school. Whatever I say! Ever subject should be involved or nothing at all. I am highly considing taking all 5 of my children out and putting them into homeschool! P.E. is twice a week and the food menu make me sick. I have started sending my children to school with lunches made from home.
Both of my children attend Oasis and thus far the experience has been somewhat negative. The school seems quite disorganized. Schools around here struggle financially so applying the NCLB might be the reasoning behind why some children just aren't getting the help they should be getting. Some of the teachers appear to be irritated with a child coming in half way thru the year from another school or military members being recently stationed in the area. Overall so far this school hasn't given me a good impression. We do not feel welcome at all.
All my children have gone to oasis. I have one that is in kindergarten the K teachers are great! but we are lacking a safe pick up. The buses pull right up at the curb which is okay because the teachers keep the children in the fence however after the buses leave they start releasing these Little kids who are so happy to see their parents and they just dart out. My concern is that other parents are pulling up right next to these kids using the bus parking and this is unsafe. They are defeating the purpose of watching the buses but allowing parents to pull up there. A child can get ran over b a bus car or truck. And you would think since the principal stands out there acting like he is doing his job that he would do something about it.but he don't.
Oasis is an amazing school my child has a fantastic teacher this year as both of my children have each year they attend Oasis. I love the programs they have and I hope that they offer the after school programs that they did last year. They also have a great track program. thank you for all you do staff!
my daughter is in the 2nd grade this year she had a very good 1st grade teacher miss myers. the school over all is very nice although they do have some teachers that should be retireing and that includes the one my daughter has this year.
I have been very lucky with the teachers at Oasis they have been great. The main problem is the PE program they only have PE twice a week. Our kids are not physically fit to enter the Junior High school and they struggle during PE something needs to be done
My son ans daughter have attended this school since they were in 1st and 2nd grade. Both were retained a year later my son was diagnosed with ADHD. NCLB never applied at this school. I struggled to get him additional assistance. The current Principal had no idea how ADHD applied towards a 504 Plan my son continued to fail even with meetings even with letters requesting help. When he finished in June 2005 he had a 1.875 GPA and was allowed to move on to 7th grade. I have had to hire an advocate to work with me and the Jr. High School to attempt to get him some help. If this happened to one student at this school how many others are being left behind? My daugher is still at Oasis and she too is below grade level. What happened to NCLB? What a farse!
Overall this school has great teacher and a great office staff. I was very pleased with every teacher I came into contact with. As far as the learning I believe the teachers are doing the best they can with the restrictions they have for California. I would have liked to see more art sports science maybe a foreign language more things are they teach back east.
Both of my children have had positive learning experiences at this school. I feel fortunate to have my children at a school with a caring staff that is dedicated to educating the students and preparing them for the future.
This school has been a great experience for my child.