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550 Almond Ave

Los Altos, CA 94022

(650) 917-5400

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 530

Students Per Teacher: 22

Parent Reviews

19 Parent Reviews for Almond Elementary School

I have 2 kids at Almond and this is our 6th year at the school. We absolutely love the strong sense of community, the strong academic curriculum but most of all, we have the most amazing Principal. She is a true leader who inspires her staff and the entire community to want to be their best and she ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/08/14

The parents who just posted before, can you please elabrate what you mean by saying "a small group of people can have so much power and see only their own interests."

Posted by a parent on 06/14/14

Hello Great schools, I already send a review, I might like to be more specific and extend. The school needs to change. It has been sad not too se a democratic type of education. I would like to re-write my post. Could I have the previous one that I sent? Thanks

Posted by a parent on 06/14/14

Teachers are so good my daughter was in tears when she graduated. Great music and theater program as well as strong academics. Parents are involved as their time permits and have a very strong sense of community. School is very diverse and students are given the opportunity to excel.

Posted by a parent on 05/22/12

My children and I love this school. Overall, we have had wonderful and caring teachers. They work hard to help our children learn.

Posted by a parent on 06/12/11

Yes, the parent involvement is very high, but I pretty enjoyed it. Not all the teachers are the best for sure. My kids had some bad expirence and hope they can keep the good teachers even they're young. Old doesn't mean good.

Posted by a parent on 03/24/10

Our children currently in grade 2 and 3. Teacher quality is shockingly poor. Impressionable kids especially disadvantaged by teachers that are 'tuned out'. Teachers are happy to farm out much of the responsibilities to volunteer parents who become substitute teachers. This is a parent driven school.

Posted by a parent on 03/23/10

Not nearly as good as I would have expected. Yes, parent involvement is high...a bit too high in our opinion, enough to suffocate the kids' freedom of learning. Also, due to this or may be even despite this some teacher quality is not good, especially is lower grades.

Posted by a parent on 02/26/09

My fourth grader and kindergartner are proud to be 'Almonders.' I've been very pleased with my children's teachers every single year they have been at Almond. The Los Altos Educational Foundation (funded by parents) keeps class size to 20 in grades K-3 and provides art, music, and science labs to all ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/16/09

Parent participation is high. Teachers are excellent and have high expectations for students. Many wonderful fieldtrips like weeklong camps and other overnight trips are offered but are also costly. Teachers and staff are devoted to student success and it is apparent they are willing to do what it ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/25/08

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Test Year: 2012
Almond Elementary School
Los Altos 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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Los Altos schools — Almond Elementary School is located at 550 Almond Ave, Los Altos CA 94022. 550 Almond Ave is in the 94022 ZIP code in Los Altos, CA The school district for Almond Elementary School is the Los Altos Elementary School District. Almond Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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