Escondido Elementary School

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890 Escondido Rd

Stanford, CA 94305

(650) 856-1337

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 590

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

16 Parent Reviews for Escondido Elementary School

Overall, this is a great school, with tremendous parent involvement. There is some room for improvement, particularly around the math curriculum - although there is a supplemental math program which is great. Not all of the Spanish language teachers are native speakers, but they are all committed and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/22/14

I moved to Palo Alto from Europe in June and I was lucky to have my son accepted at the Spanish Immersion Program at Escondido. He is in second grade. I can say that, hands down, this is the best school my son has ever attended. He attended two private schools in Europe and I have never encountered the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/08/13

This is a great school. The principal is awesome - she really listens to parents, and does a great job balancing the needs of teachers and parents while always remembering that our kids come first. The teaching staff, though not always 100% able to accommodate the needs of each student (possibly because ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/23/13

Parents should chose this school if they want a good basic education, lots of enrichment and field trips, and a warm caring parent/teacher community. The Spanish Immersion program is an absolute gem. They will teach your child to reach and speak Spanish even if you do not know the language at all. If ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/06/11

My kids were studying in Vargas (Sunnyvale), Escondido and now in Los Alamitos (San Jose) Elementary schools. Escondido was our favorite. The kids there come from all over the world and they have a lot of fun. The staff at Escondido is wonderful and everyone loves the principal. My girls still remember ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/26/10

This school does a really great job teaching and instilling a love of reading. It also has a multitude of after-school activities that are available every quarter ranging from language courses, art, science, math, chess, tennis, basketball, dance, etc. I think that it could do a better job with teaching ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/31/09

My daughter is in the Spanish Immersion Program at Escondido and it is a wonderful school. We have not been crazy about each and every teacher, but that is true at every school. Overall, it is an extremely fine school with very involved parents, a great PTA, and excellent relationships between the school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/22/09

My child is in kindergarten at Escondido school. So far, we are extremely pleased with the teacher and the principal. I work in the classroom each week helping with math. The kids in the school are also very impressive. Books are sent home almost daily and my child's reading skills are developing quickly. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/04/08

Contrary to the other excellent reviews I've been disappointed by the academic level at this school. Having moved to Palo Alto from a school district that is considered 'less good' I expected to find an academically challenging environment at a school next to Stanford. Instead, my child has continually ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/03/08

I have two words for you, Gary Prehn! This man is the super glue that holds this entire place together in a beautiful state of cohesion. I have moved away to Miami but my two sons loved this school as did I. The parental participation is at the very core of the feel good nature of this school. And the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/13/08

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Test scores for Escondido Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Escondido Elementary School
Palo Alto 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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Stanford schools — Escondido Elementary School is located at 890 Escondido Rd, Stanford CA 94305. 890 Escondido Rd is in the 94305 ZIP code in Stanford, CA The school district for Escondido Elementary School is the Palo Alto Unified School District. Escondido Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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