Monte Gardens Elementary School

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3841 Larkspur Dr

Concord, CA 94519

(925) 685-3834

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 580

Students Per Teacher: 23

Parent Reviews

73 Parent Reviews for Monte Gardens Elementary School

I don't understand the rant about Monte Gardens and the principal, Mrs. Peters. My daughter has had a wonderful experience at Monte Gardens. They have people there who really care. I for one know how hard Susan Peters has been working to make the school a safe environment. There are programs in place ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/03/14

I've been a parent at Monte Gardens for 4 years now. We have some really great teachers at this school and I'm grateful for that - thus, the 3 star rating. Unfortunately, we seem to be losing the great community for which Monte Gardens was built. We have a fairly new principal that is very unapproachable, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/02/14

I have to laugh at the parent who feels that Monte Gardens and Susan Peters is "bad, bad, bad" for Spanish families. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!! Susan Peters bends over backwards for Spanish families. After all, the school gets more $$ because of all the Spanish Speaking children. It's DISGUSTING! In her ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/17/13

I have had children in many different schools over the years, but have never seen a school that has such a horrible environment. Monte Gardens feels more like a prison than a school. Holiday & birthdays are NOT celebrated nor are they allowed to dress up for Halloween. Parents are told at orientation ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/16/13

I have a daughter now in her 5th year at MG. Since we are surrounded by underperforming schools I can't help but wonder why the district doesn't implement additional schools to follow the MG program. I am convinced the higher scores are a combination of parental involvement, great teachers and a more ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/26/13

Dedicated teachers that really care about their students. I have a daughter that went through and is now at Sequoia Middle and a son who is currently in third grade. Parent involvement is mandatory and one of the reasons why MG is so successful. Keep up the great work!!

Posted by a parent on 09/10/13

Great Teachers. Lot of parents participation. Excellent principal who is always looking for ways to improve students academically. Good atmosphere for kids. It is amazing how they have been able to maintain such a high start school test rating in spite of having kids from different background from all ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/22/13

Bad, bad for Spanish familys. The Principal doesn't have knowledge and rime to learn more abouth others cultures.

Posted by a parent on 02/04/13

Great School... lots of parent involvement which makes this school special... Teachers are dedicated and the principal is leading them in the right direction. They are adding a new computer lab which should help the kids going forward. I am confidant that they will maintain this high standard in coming ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/24/12

The best thing about this school is the level of parental involvement; if it wasn't for the parent volunteers, there would be no PE or motor skills programs, and no help for the teachers. The teachers my son was lucky enough to get were great. Unfortunately, the new principal did a lousy job dealing ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/01/11

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Test scores for Monte Gardens Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Monte Gardens Elementary School
Mt. Diablo Unified 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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Concord schools — Monte Gardens Elementary School is located at 3841 Larkspur Dr, Concord CA 94519. 3841 Larkspur Dr is in the 94519 ZIP code in Concord, CA The school district for Monte Gardens Elementary School is the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Monte Gardens Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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