Don Juan Avila Elementary School

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26278 Wood Canyon Dr

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

(949) 349-9452

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 750

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

21 Parent Reviews for Don Juan Avila Elementary School

Great school! Academics are strong. Wonderful teachers that are well trained. Kids have access to the library, science lab & computer lab. The upper grades have their own ipads in class to use. The parents highly support the school financially & socially. The children do receive a good amount ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/24/15

The principal of this school is rigid, not open to ideas and micro-manages even the way the kids play on the playground. She doesn't see the whole picture and doesn't understand real world day-to-day school function. Morning traffic was down to a science with the previous principal. Ever since she ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/16/14

The new Principal is wonderful! She is bringing so many great changes to this school. She sets high expectations for both teachers and students. She truly knows and cares about her students. She greets each child every morning by his/her name, and she is out on the playground during lunch and recess ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/12/13

Not a fan of the new principal. She can be rude in her email responses to parents, and I agree with the previous poster: She is rigid and autocratic and not open to suggestions. I received such bad service one day that I am considering transferring my child asap!

Posted by a parent on 03/21/13

The new principal is wonderful. She is a strong leader that has high expectations for her teachers and students. The principal is always available to listen and answer questions from parents. She works extremely hard to ensure learning is taking place every day! Both of my daughters have outstanding ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/02/13

New principal lacks rapport with the students and parents. School environment has changed drastically. There is an air of suppression. Her leadership style is rigid and autocratic and leaves little room for suggestions, a far cry from the previous leadership.

Posted by a other on 12/16/12

35+ kids in combo classes, terrible teacher quality. Look at teachers' websites, avoid this school if you can! I will definitely take my child to a better school, with less pupils in classes where she can get the education that she deserves! It's so hard to believe that there are combo classes!

Posted by a parent on 09/05/12

My kid was in 4th grade in a combo class. His grades declined towards the end of the 3rd tri-semester (from O to S-), as the teacher had family problems and brought these issues into the class. Kids were observing that the teacher constantly taking the days off due to marriage problems and problems she ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/07/12

I have 2 sons that attend here, my eldest started in kindergarten and is now in 1st and I have a preschooler. My eldest was testing at the top in kindergarten has fallen behind this year due to the quality of his teacher, several of his peers from kindergarten are reading fluently and excel all around ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/10/11

My child has been attending their pre-K program for 7 months now, 5 days a week for 3 hours a day. From the very first day, she has never lost interest in going to school. Her teachers are very warm, patient, inspiring and supportive. She enjoys interacting with her classmates as well. I would say ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/12/11

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Test scores for Don Juan Avila Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Don Juan Avila Elementary School
Capistrano 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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Aliso Viejo schools — Don Juan Avila Elementary School is located at 26278 Wood Canyon Dr, Aliso Viejo CA 92656. 26278 Wood Canyon Dr is in the 92656 ZIP code in Aliso Viejo, CA The school district for Don Juan Avila Elementary School is the Capistrano Unified School District. Don Juan Avila Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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