Sierra Madre Elementary School

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141 W Highland Ave

Sierra Madre, CA 91024

(626) 355-1428

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 750

Students Per Teacher: 29

Parent Reviews

124 Parent Reviews for Sierra Madre Elementary School

Every school has its pros and cons, and Sierra Madre Elementary is no exception. My husband and I have not been thrilled with the quality of instruction, the communication skills of the teachers, or the leadership of the principal. But, there are some great things about our experience with SME too, including ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/30/14

A focus on the arts, especially performance. High parent involvement, unusually low bullying among students, some amazing teachers, most teachers above average, a few bad teachers, as is true of prestige private schools as well. Administration strong in some areas, weak in others. Special needs kids, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/20/14

BEWARE, this school is governed by the dysfunctional Pasadena Unified School District. The Sierra Madre schools have been historically mistreated by the district. Surprisingly, the schools have thrived under the two previous principals. The same cannot be attributed to the current weak administration. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/28/14

Common core. Please do not believe the hype about "improved test scores", "better critical thinking" or my favorite "prepares your kids for the college". All untrue. Follow the money. This is not about improved education. Just the opposite. At best, common core prepares your kids for buying more ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/27/14

Any parent who is actively involved in the school (and that would be most of them) gives this school sterling reviews that well reflect the 9 out of 10 rating academically. I've had three kids in and around this school their entire academic lives and the teaching is superb. We've had several teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/26/14

I AM A GRADUATING STUDENT AND AS BEING AN ALUMNI (8th grade class f 2014) I THINK I COULD SHARE MY TRUE FEELINGS ON THIS SCHOOL VS. PARENTS WHO ARE TALKING BADLY ABOUT SMS WHO BARELY SPEND THEIR LIVES THERE. Okay o let's get started, I have been at this school 3-5th grade and I just want to say they ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/01/14

the teachers of the school are incredible. They are very dedicated and hard working. The only exception that I would have to say is the principal is really out of touch and non involved. the previous principal was exceptional but has retired. This new one is dragging the school.

Posted by a other on 05/15/14

A great neighborhood school. As a parent of a 1st grader, we have had universally positive experiences at SME over the past two years. The high level of parent involvement is evident and our teachers have been well-prepared and genuinely care for our child's education. Even with relatively large classes, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/21/14

There is not much supervision at lunch or recess and any child that needs any extra nurturing or attention is left out. This school is a cold and cavernous building that represents the people in charge and the parents that think they are. We are pulling our child next year after giving it one more chance.

Posted by a parent on 04/08/14

I agree with other recent reviewers. The school is at best mediocre in terms of education and quality of teachers. I only left my children here because they didn't want to leave their friends. They teach to tests and give routine class works and homework assignments to keep kids busy without any feedback. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/28/14

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Test scores for Sierra Madre Elementary School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Sierra Madre 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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Sierra Madre schools — Sierra Madre Elementary School is located at 141 W Highland Ave, Sierra Madre CA 91024. 141 W Highland Ave is in the 91024 ZIP code in Sierra Madre, CA The school district for Sierra Madre Elementary School is the Pasadena Unified School District. Sierra Madre Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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