San Rafael Elementary School

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1090 Nithsdale Rd

Pasadena, CA 91105

(626) 793-4189

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 420

Students Per Teacher: 21

Parent Reviews

27 Parent Reviews for San Rafael Elementary School

I attended San Rafael last year. As a fifth-grader I was in the dual immersion programmy teacher was very strict dealing with a lot of kids that kept interrupting the class. To where I never learned anything with that said my mother had a buying me Rosetta Stone program can't learn Spanish.

Posted by a other on 01/27/15

San Rafael Elementary is the best kept secret in Pasadena, but that's quickly changing. We looked closely at both public and private schools but found nothing that offered as an enriching "elementary school" experience as what we thought San Rafael might offer...and now I'm convinced! It has the "classic" ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/06/13

Our son just started Kindergarten in the dual immersion and loves it. Like all the other parents here we're very happy. At first we were hesitant about throwing him into a 100% Spanish speaking class, but he adjusted quickly and is thriving, thanks to a wonderful teacher and a parent community that ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/09/13

We have a 1st grader and preschooler here at the school. We are brand new this year and could not be more pleased. We came from a local top-tier private school in the area. It was a bit scary taking the leap from private to public and after attending the summer school program and now starting the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/22/13

Here's the truth: as to K-5 elementary schools, where kids are still 90%+ influenced by their parents, there is no such thing as a bad school. There are only bad parents. Private schools and destination school-districts are "great schools" because they self-select active, involved, educated, affluent ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/18/13

My daughter has been at SRE for 3 years in the Dual Language Immersion program. Our experience at the beginning was one of blind trust. We didn't know much about the program or the school, but since we live literally a couple of blocks from the school we decided to give it a try. We had some rocky ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/19/13

William F Elliott elementary school in Artesia ca and it occurred as one of the best elementary schools to attend towards wonderful high standards in academics with math and science. I truly recommend Ms. Joana Sena a fifth grade teacher who can change your ways to like school even more with helping ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/08/13

My son started Kindergarten last year in the DLIP. WOW! Are we SO happy. We had SOME reservations at first, we took him out of private school to get into this program. He is now starting 1st grade and continues to thrive. This ischool has an amazing group of parents,some fantastic teachers, and NOW a ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/03/12

What a great time it is to be at San Rafael! In 2009, San Rafael school introduced one of PUSD's Signature Programs with the Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program. Teachers are AMAZINGLY talented at instruction in both languages and there's a strong and active parent community. For the 2012-2013 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/19/12

My daughter entered the Dual Language Immersion program last September. We transferred her from a private school as this is our neighborhood school and we were excited about the program. This school has been equal to and in some ways even better than the private school she was previously attending. The ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/04/11

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Test Year: 2012
San Rafael Elementary School
Pasadena 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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Pasadena schools — San Rafael Elementary School is located at 1090 Nithsdale Rd, Pasadena CA 91105. 1090 Nithsdale Rd is in the 91105 ZIP code in Pasadena, CA The school district for San Rafael Elementary School is the Pasadena Unified School District. San Rafael Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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