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30511 Lucania Dr

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

(310) 377-6731

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 425

Students Per Teacher: 21

Parent Reviews

12 Parent Reviews for Mira Catalina Elementary School

I think I'm in a unique position to critique this school. I have had several children at Mira Cat, spanning several years, starting when Todd Mirsky was principal, up to the current administrator, Mr. Eagan. The school has really changed over the years. The Keeney years were by far the best. Recently, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/04/15

Have had 2 children attend through 5th grade. Last year started very tough but ended on one of the brightest notes of our history there. The new principal, Mr. Egan, did make and I'm sure will continue to make an amazing difference in this school.

Posted by a parent on 06/23/14

Grades K-3 Excellent. . . . Grades 4-5 - Could use more emphasis and rigor in the math program, perhaps looking closer at the teachers covering this topic and assessing if another teacher can do a better job. This is a key area where a student can easily fall through the cracks and this will impact ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/22/14

Agreed. This school used to have a great reputation years ago. Many teachers take their jobs lightly and don't spend time really teaching the kids how to read. Kindergarten should be doing more than parties when there's a need for the kids to be learning how to read in the classroom and not just at ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/18/14

Mira Cat is a great little gem of a school, hidden on top of the peninsula. The parents are very active and work very hard to make sure their children have valuable school experience. With new principle leadership this year, we should continue to improve.

Posted by a parent on 08/22/13

As a new parent to both the school and the state last year, I am pleased to say our experience has been a very good one. From the staff to the families to the PTA, I don't have anything but good things to say. Involvement in any school is key, and I got a lot out of going to the PTA meetings especially, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/18/13

This is a great school and the principal strives to listen to everyone's input. The PTA on the other hand, leaves a lot to be desired. It is basically the "good ole gals club" and if you have fresh ideas you are seen as a threat. The PTA can be cut throat at times. Mira Cat has a lot of parent talent, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/20/13

This school has excellent principal leadership and exceptional administration staff, however it does have a few teachers who seem to be 'racing to retirement'. This school boasts excellent tests scores as proof of its method of 'teaching to the test' and there are many areas in which the students miss ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/16/08

Mira Catalina is a great school. The teachers are committed and the principal (Mr. Keeney) is genuinely concerned about his students--both socially and academincally. I would highly recommend the school to any parent.

Posted by a parent on 09/12/08

It's an excellent school. Kids will be challenged to reach their highest academnic potential. Thanks to high parental involvement and donations, the school provides a music program and P.E. in all grades. Mira Catalina also strives to teach kids the principles of good character.

Posted by a parent on 01/26/07

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Test scores for Mira Catalina Elementary School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Mira Catalina Elementary School
Palos Verdes Peninsula 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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Rancho Palos Verdes schools — Mira Catalina Elementary School is located at 30511 Lucania Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275. 30511 Lucania Dr is in the 90275 ZIP code in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA The school district for Mira Catalina Elementary School is the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. Mira Catalina Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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