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819 Pinehurst Dr

Aptos, CA 95003

(831) 688-2053

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 570

Students Per Teacher: 27

Parent Reviews

26 Parent Reviews for Rio Del Mar Elementary School

I was bullied, beaten up and picked on by not only the students but by some of the staff due to my origin of birth!

Posted by a other on 06/03/14

awful! DO NOT ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN THIS SCHOOL! I had to pull my child out on the first week because of a bloody knee. She is so depressed from this school she has not talked to me since we left. I really wish I could rate it 0 stars. Everyone gets bullied there. Also most of the teachers yell at the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/23/13

We moved to Aptos from Sacramento this year. Rio Del Mar Elementary has been great! It is a high ranking school so I was worried it would be filled with entitled children and parents. It is casual an friendly as well as amazing academically! The kids arenice and respectful, the teachers are great ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/19/13

Unfortunately, we had to pull both our children out of Rio Del Mar Elementary because there was no opportunity for our sons to excel. Our oldest son was there through third grade but, because he was such a nice kid and strong student, he was constantly being seated between kids that caused problems ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/08/12

The reason the children score high on tests is because the curriculum is pressed on them at a very fast pace. Worksheets galore. The teachers try to insert as much art as they can but they are frustrated because the fast pace of learning does not leave much time for it. The Spectra arts program leaves ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/20/12

We really love this school because the teachers have been very kind and energetic and the principal is educated, thoughtful, very responsive and well spoken. It's in a really beautiful ocean view setting and parents are very involved. In our class we have about three volunteers a day so the teacher is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/17/12

Yikes, this school is bad. Completely agree with the other reviewer about bullying. Also,in my experience, there are a select group of students who get selective treatment with the best teachers year after year.

Posted by a parent on 08/13/11

We pulled our child out of this school due to the overwhelming and relentless bullying he experienced here. The bullying is pervasive at all grade levels unfortunately. The girls are no more immune to this environment than their male peers. I have never seen such ruthless behavior in young children. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/26/11

Though Rio gets the great blue ribbons, there is a well known fact in the community about RIO... Zero Tolerance bullying but that is just not the case. Victims are made to confront their tormentors. As anyone knows, kids (people) recant their stories for fear of retaliation. Rio does not follow their ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/14/10

Rio Del Mar Elementary school is a top notch school, with an amazing Principal, Vice Principal, staff and volunteers. The children are treated with great respect by talented and caring teachers. Even though these challenging economic times, parents are doing their best to keep their many programs running, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/18/09

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Test Year: 2012
Rio Del Mar Elementary School
Pajaro Valley Unified School School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Aptos schools — Rio Del Mar Elementary School is located at 819 Pinehurst Dr, Aptos CA 95003. 819 Pinehurst Dr is in the 95003 ZIP code in Aptos, CA The school district for Rio Del Mar Elementary School is the Pajaro Valley Unified School School District. Rio Del Mar Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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