Nichols Elementary School

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4250 Old Grove Rd

Oceanside, CA 92057

(760) 435-7400

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 786

Students Per Teacher: 25

Parent Reviews

39 Parent Reviews for Nichols Elementary School

I really wanted my child to start kindergarten at a charter school because of the overcrowding in the public school system, but we were not able to get her in. When my daughter entered Kindergartner she was a distracted, non-listener, not motivated and her favorite phrase was "I don't know". She graduated ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/09/14

New principal, Mr.Moran shows great leadership and involves any event. Teachers are so supportive and provide appropriate assignment for the students. PTO is organized well and very friendly! The school rating is not so good just because there are some bilingual students. But they are lovely nice kids ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/09/14

Nichols Elementary at 4250 Old Grove Rd, Oceanside, CA earns it's 4 of 10 educational rating. I have two young boys; one in 1st and one in 4th grade. The 4th grade teacher is exemplary, exactly what I expect from a respectable school. But the first grade teacher Ms. Kennington is disappointing. Typically ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/14/13

My son is in kinder this year and has an amazing teacher. She works so hard. The class sizes stink but there is nothing to be done about that. The teacher provides excellent academics as well as art, music, computer lab, and tons of positive encouragement. I feel completely satisfied with his education ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/19/13

I LOVE THIS SCHOOL and so did my daughter. I wish more people would not their experiences-- the teachers care about the students!! Every elementary experience was GREAT for my daughter who has since moved onto middle school. THANK YOU NICHOLS

Posted by a parent on 10/19/12

We have a child at this school and look forward to our two younger children attending the school when they're of age. The principal and teachers we have worked with are excellent. Be very critical of average state test scores. The low state average had me worried until I looked at them in more detail. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/02/12

We have 2 children attending Nichols in 1st and 2nd grades. We have been extremely happy with the teachers our children have had. The teachers are dedicated and truly love their students and their jobs from what we've observed.

Posted by a parent on 10/04/11

Kudos to the teachers at Nichols--despite the challenges that teachers at ALL schools in the area face, you still approach your jobs with enthusiasm and show true love for your students. Test scores are just numbers. They do not quantify your knowledge and passion. THANK YOU, Nichols Elementary School, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/14/11

WHAT is going on with this school? My child will now be attending this school and after our visit to the school today I am getting ready to break my current lease in order to get my child into a DIFFERENT school- The staff there did it for me- and after doing my "homework" I have come to one conclusion- ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/15/11

This school is on probation due to low test scores. They are too conserned about making the Hispanic community pass the English as a Second Language that they forget to help the other students. Too much emphasis on healthy food and uniforms AND NOT ENOUGH ON THE CHILD. Most teachers try to work both ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/25/10

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Test scores for Nichols Elementary School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Nichols Elementary School
Oceanside 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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Oceanside schools — Nichols Elementary School is located at 4250 Old Grove Rd, Oceanside CA 92057. 4250 Old Grove Rd is in the 92057 ZIP code in Oceanside, CA The school district for Nichols Elementary School is the Oceanside Unified School District. Nichols Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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