Santa Margarita Elementary School

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1125 S Ditmar St

Oceanside, CA 92054

(760) 901-7900

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 756

Students Per Teacher: 26

Parent Reviews

28 Parent Reviews for Santa Margarita Elementary School

First of all, some of this information is outdated. 1. This school is K-7 and is adding 8th grade next year. 2. The average class size is no where near 21. In fact, it's over 30. And we'll over 30 in many. Last year was our first year here, and I was mortified by the class sizes. I feel like we were ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/07/13

Having my child there from kinder to 3rd grade, I have seen the good and the bad. No school is perfect. However the amount of support my daughter has gotten from the staff-from noon duties to the principal- has been nothing short of amazing. The speech therapist Ms Landini is my childs speech therapist ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/09/13

Excellent school, for being overcrowded at the new campus they handle things well. The teachers are all great, and genuinely care for the kids. My son has gone there from Kindergarden to 5th grade, and my daughter has from K-2 so far. I have had nothing but positive things to say about the teachers and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/04/12

My kids have been going to this school since November. The first couple of months I liked the school and was very surprised at how great they were with some of my daughters learning disabilities. However, now that it is May I am completely unsatisfied for a number of reasons! The lack of control that ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/12/11

Our daughter has attended Santa Margarita for the past 2 years and we are extremely pleased with her education so far and she is either at the same level or ahead of family and friends who live in various areas around the country. We love that the school is in tune with military kids sometimes unique ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/01/10

I read good reviews about this school before we moved here. My daughter spent her entire 4th grade year here repeating what she had already learned in 2nd and 3rd grade in VA. This is true in Science, History, and Math....especially math. She was multiplying and dividing like a pro in 3rd grade in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/18/10

I wish Parents other then Kindergarten ones would write on here. Seriously I've seen a huge change in this school within a year! Not pleased at all!

Posted by a parent on 04/27/10

My daughter is just about to finish Kindergarten at Santa Margarita (which is not the school that we originally hoped she would attend) and she has progressed more than we could have ever expected. She is reading, telling time, doing simple multiplying and dividing, and her handwriting has improved ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/02/09

Unlike the last posting, we think Ms. Kurtz is an awesome principal. She is often outside as the kids get on the buses and she works hard to know every child's name. All of the teachers I have talked to at the school love working for Ms. Kurtz and many have followed her to this school from other Oceanside ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/06/09

Terrible School. They do not inforce the no tolerance policy that they claim. My son, along with other children, and their families have suffered under Pat Kurtz lack of caring. I hope that no other child will have to go through what our children have gone through at this school. The only one that cared ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/06/08

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Test scores for Santa Margarita Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Santa Margarita 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 — Santa Margarita Elementary School is located at 1125 S Ditmar St, Oceanside CA 92054. 1125 S Ditmar St is in the 92054 ZIP code in Oceanside, CA The school district for Santa Margarita Elementary School is the Oceanside Unified School District. Santa Margarita Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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