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2050 Vanderslice Ave

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(925) 943-2462

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 400

Students Per Teacher: 16

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20 Parent Reviews for Murwood Elementary School

It is easy to tell that the previous parent was one of a child with ongoing behavior problems. I am a parent of 3 children who attend and have attended MURWOOD. The staff is very caring and fair. They make every effort to work with all students and their families. Occasionally there is a child whose ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/24/13

The parents and teachers are gossipers. Supervision in the lunch room and playground is very poor. Kids don't have any manners and nobody teaches them. I've heard from one of the teacher's husband that Murwood tries to get rid of all challenging children by the time they need to enter 3d grade so the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/19/13

I love Murwood. Having taught in a few other districts I have a great perspective on why it is such a great school. Having such a diverse population is a bonus, as students get to meet kids who are from around the world. The principal is highly trained in curriculum and is guiding the staff towards ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 03/04/12

Murwood is a good school. Unfortunately since the new principal began 2 years ago, it has taken a turn for the worst. The principal seems very controlling and this is rubbing off on the staff. 90% of the teachers are very good at Murwood but it's is obvious that they are not happy under the new "leadership". ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/23/12

Our younger son started Kindergarten in Murwood Elementary School last year. His older brother also went to this school, then WCI, Las Lomas High and he is in college now. We cannot stop to be impressed about quality of education, range of activities including extracurricular activities and events arranged ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/26/11

Everyone from the teachers to the office staff is committed to helping kids suceed.

Posted by a parent on 09/16/09

My children are attending Murwood and I know it is the perfect place for them. teachers are warm and friendly. The school through the efforts of the Walnut Creek Education Fund and the PTA cover all those things that are missing these days from public school. The parent involvement is almost overwhelming. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/06/08

My child has attended Murwood since Kindergarten and I have loved every minute. My child in my opinion is recieving the very best education possible. The teachers are diverse in their teaching style, the staff from the custodian to principal is approachable and friendly. The parents are enthusiastic ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/05/07

The Walnut Creek School District is small with only 5 elementary schools & one middle school. This is part of the reason our school is so successful; Another is the quality & dedication of our excellent teachers & the high level of parent participation. Our PTA/parents raise funds to have extra-curricular ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/17/07

I had two daughters attend Murwood. For my first daughters teachers I would say that three teachers out of the six were well above average and the other three were well below average. For my second daughters teachers I would say two were well above average and the rest were well below our expectations. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/04/07

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Test scores for Murwood Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Murwood Elementary School
Walnut Creek Elementary 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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Walnut Creek schools — Murwood Elementary School is located at 2050 Vanderslice Ave, Walnut Creek CA 94596. 2050 Vanderslice Ave is in the 94596 ZIP code in Walnut Creek, CA The school district for Murwood Elementary School is the Walnut Creek Elementary School District. Murwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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