Torrey Pines Elementary School

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8350 Cliffridge Ave

La Jolla, CA 92037

(858) 453-2323

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 446

Students Per Teacher: 21

Parent Reviews

21 Parent Reviews for Torrey Pines Elementary School

School performs because of the students (they take the tests reflected in the API), parent volunteers and their financial contributions to fill budget gaps along with the parent's high expectations who value education and insist their children are prepared for the future. 80% of the teachers are amazing ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/05/13

Jim Solo the principal is amazing! Runs a tight ship but the kids are well prepared for middle school with the outstanding staff and teachers!

Posted by a parent on 05/16/13

Its location is the best perhaps in whole California. Its name is great: Torrey Pines. The principal is great (Mr. Solo). Kids are great. Teachers are good. It is heterogeneous. It is the future of primary school in my opinion. I have 2 kids there and they are happy.

Posted by a parent on 05/07/13

I am surprised to hear negative comments about the school and the principal. Mr. Solo is out every single morning greeting students by name, talking to parents, directing traffic, picking up items for the lost and found, etc. He is completely dedicated to the school and has high standards for his staff ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/07/13

The school is outstanding in all ways with teachers/staff and parents and the principal dedicated to making it a strong learning environment while addressing the needs of the whole child. The children are learning in a dynamic way with lots of activities and resources, art, music, PE, and extra tech ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/01/12

Because of the principal, this school is not as great as it seems! The good is that the majority of teachers is well prepared and dedicated and parents are very much involved in the many activities and in their children's lives and education. Unfortunately the principal is a very insensitive, rigid ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/21/11

My daughter is in her second year at Torrey Pines, and so far, I'm very happy with the school. Aside from the outstanding academics (I am continually amazed by what she is learning), I really appreciate all of the "extras" the school offers from kindergarten up (pairing older "reading buddies" with ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/20/10

This school's focus is on looking like an exceptional school, not necessarily being one. We have been here for two years. Things started well enough and many teachers are great. The trouble comes when your child needs something more or something different. The policy is "Fit in or get out". For the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/17/10

Watch out for this school. This school has many combo mixed classes where they will assign your third grade child to a combo grade 2 and grade 3 class that is 75 percent second graders with only a few (6)third graders. Most of the class time is therefore spent teaching the second grade students while ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/11/10

Yes, I agree the school is too focused on scores. The principal is very rigid. He assigns classes without knowing all the facts, and then refuses to change class assignments once the facts have been explained to him.

Posted by a parent on 09/07/10

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Test scores for Torrey Pines Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Torrey Pines Elementary School
San Diego 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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La Jolla schools — Torrey Pines Elementary School is located at 8350 Cliffridge Ave, La Jolla CA 92037. 8350 Cliffridge Ave is in the 92037 ZIP code in La Jolla, CA The school district for Torrey Pines Elementary School is the San Diego Unified School District. Torrey Pines Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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