Paul Ecke-central Elementary School

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185 Union St

Encinitas, CA 92024

(760) 944-4323

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 560

Students Per Teacher: 19

Parent Reviews

22 Parent Reviews for Paul Ecke-central Elementary School

We were lucky to get into PEC's Dual Language Immersion program via lottery. We could have gone to the La Costa school (ranked 10/10 on this site) just up the street from us, but are incredibly happy with the decision that we made. The Spanish program is phenomenal - our 1st grader has an accent that ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/06/14

My son's favorite part of school is the amazing gardening program. The school has a wonderful community spirit and we are really happy with my son's teacher this year.

Posted by a parent on 08/25/13

To echo a previous post, I'm a well-educated (B.A., M.A. and J.D., all from Ivy League schools) parent sending my children to Paul Ecke. I'm excited about the prospect of my children attending their local school, with local children, in a diverse environment. After some research, I'm not worried about ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/25/12

We were initially impressed by this school's sense of community, parent involvement, amazing art program and laid- back feel. But as the years passed, the negatives began to outweigh the positives: low test scores,unruly/ disrespectful kids, hit-or-miss teaching abilities and the parade of principals ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/09/12

RE: review below . Well, my "smart" child is coming to the school and we are looking forward to her attending a community school where she can make friends with kids in the best laid-back beach neighborhood in San Diego County! She could learn anywhere, especially considering state standards are in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/22/11

This rating is from a former student. I attended this school when it was just "Central School" from 1981-1983. I had the same teacher for both grades and I remember feeling very embraced and eager to learn, which was something she fostered. I sure wish I could remember her name, but she was a pretty ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/02/11

3 Principals in 4 years. Current principal is out due to baby. Too much resources spent on spanish programs. EUSD is "free choice" district so transferred to another school and was shocked how behind my child was -- at PEC, he was top in class. School has no clue all the "smart" kids are leaving. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/26/10

We have two sons that attend Paul Ecke Central who love the school and their current and past teachers. As a parent you are conscientious of a public school and how they operate with limited public resources. I would have to say that this school does a great job with what they have. They seem to make ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/16/10

We initially went into this school with some trepidation and the kindergarten experience wasn't great from our perspective. However our son thrived. He's now in first grade and is excelling. We love the community feel of the school, lots of parent involvement. There's a new principal who is invigorating ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/30/08

This school has no vision and cares only about STAR test scores. Children are not taught independent and/or analytical thinking. The time spent here has been a complete waste and the district should be ashamed that it perpetuates such closed minded teaching/thinking!

Posted by a parent on 08/27/08

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Test scores for Paul Ecke-central Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Paul Ecke-central Elementary School
Encinitas Union Elementary 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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Encinitas schools — Paul Ecke-central Elementary School is located at 185 Union St, Encinitas CA 92024. 185 Union St is in the 92024 ZIP code in Encinitas, CA The school district for Paul Ecke-central Elementary School is the Encinitas Union Elementary School District. Paul Ecke-central Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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