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6550 51st St

San Diego, CA 92120

(619) 582-2728

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 400

Students Per Teacher: 22

Parent Reviews

22 Parent Reviews for Foster Elementary School

I like this school. It doesn't look special when you drive by on Zion Ave., but when you turn the corner you see a large grass lawn, trees, fresh paint, and the campus is clean and peaceful. The kindergarden playground is separate and sweet. Don't expect to see many LV bags or designer jeans. The community ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/22/13

My kid loves this school her teachers is very good, they have science lab weekly for the kindergarten, when my kid jump from bed at 6 am to go to school this means she is happy to attend this school and as a mother I see this is the key which will help her to be successful academically too.

Posted by a parent on 08/19/13

My child went to this school and let me say that this school needs help in many areas .One good thing is the staff and Principal Downey who deserves credit for trying to clean up this school The students are very mean. This school has a good science program as well and music but no P.E.. So before you ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 11/13/11

Foster teacher and faculty care. They are very active about the children academic growth.

Posted by a parent on 10/07/09

Having moved from a private school to Marvin, then from Marvin to here, I was nervous. But I the staff went out of their way to help us transition. I'm particularly impressed with Principal Downey, who is absolutely hands-on and who remembers everyone's names. Discipline here is great; kids are well-behaved. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/01/09

So far, not so good. We just moved to SD from Poway. Seeing the test scores made me a little apprihensive, But after reading the reviews about the new principle and talking with one of the Kinder teachers, I thought scores arn't always everything so I would give it shot with an open mind. Well - I ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/10/08

This school is ok but not great. Academically my child did good but the expectations in his class were low and I think he could have been challenged more... There were not many school activities and not much parental involvement.

Posted by a parent on 08/24/08

Foster is a great school. I have sent 2 children through fifth grade. This is not my neighborhood school. I choice in from a more affluent community. Education should not be about snobbishness and elitism. Foster offers a educationally sound, culturally, racially and socially economically diverse educational ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/08/08

Guess what, the whole attitude of the San Diego Unified School District is, 'if you don't like it, choice out.' Let's also remember that this policy was begun due to parental pressure on the school board to do so. In essence, we got what we asked for as a community. This is not unique to Foster. The ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/28/08

This is my sons neighborhood school but now I understand why so many kids in Allied Gardens don't go to this school. Only 3 of the kids in his class live in the community so it's hard to develop friendships and there is very little parental involvent. Also in my sons class the kids have to sit at round ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/12/08

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Test Year: 2012
Foster Elementary School
San Diego 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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San Diego schools — Foster Elementary School is located at 6550 51st St, San Diego CA 92120. 6550 51st St is in the 92120 ZIP code in San Diego, CA The school district for Foster Elementary School is the San Diego Unified School District. Foster Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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