Melinda Heights Elementary School

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21001 Rancho Trabuco

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

(949) 888-7311

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,500

Students Per Teacher: 30

Parent Reviews

18 Parent Reviews for Melinda Heights Elementary School

Melinda Heights is a great school, this is my children's 3rd year at Melinda and they LOVE it, so do I. It is challenging and teachers are very involved. We have had a situation with a 1st grade teacher this year and it has GREATLY improved by just having a one on one conference with her. I will say ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/05/13

Melinda Heights is a Fantastic School. We have to children one in second and one in Fifth and they couldn't be happier. Teachers are Very open and really Love their jobs. I also agree our Prinicpal now is not friendly at all she is just down right rude. She is always lurking around and not letting our ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/05/13

We just moved here from out of state. We started at MH at the beginning of the school year. We have been going here for just a couple weeks, but the kids already have tons of friends and the parents are very friendly. I think both of my kids have wonderful teachers that really like what they are doing. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/26/13

Been going to this school for 7 years. We have had only wonderful experiences and teachers until this year. So glad the current principal is leaving, perhaps now the school can get back on track. The PTA is top-notch and we love the parents, kids and this neighboorhood.

Posted by a parent on 06/04/12

I give this school two stars only because of the academics. It's really not that strong. I know people think it is, but having kids that have come from different schools, it isn't that strong. I have one GATE, and the others have been in just regular classes. Some of the teachers rush through the material, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/02/12

I have to completely disagree with the other parent who said the kids are mean as they get older. We have two children at MH - one in 3rd and one in 6th. Both are in GATE and both have friends in and out of the GATE classroom - no one makes fun of them or teases/bullies/etc. Yes, there are kids who could ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/03/11

We have two children at Melinda Heights. Both of our kids love going to school at MH. Our son is in 6th grade and has never had a teacher he didn't like. This school does have a large population, so parent involvement is important and well worth the investment. Just look at the state test scores to see ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/20/11

Great staff and great school. The new principal is also very friendly. The donation amounts are not ridiculous, as one review mentioned, and they are not required. With all of the budget cutbacks I am happy to donate to such a loving staff that have helped guide and develop my children. In regards to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/14/11

Beautiful school, ok teachers and pleasant staff. I always felt safe leaving my kids everyday. I was never impressed in the amount of $$ we always had to donate for teacher gifts and field trips. At one point, we were asked to help raise $800 for a camera the class mom thought the teacher wanted. Every ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/07/11

Melinda Heights School is an excellent school. While it has a large student population, through the generous support of the parents the school is able to offer a great variety of learning opportunites. As a parent of an SDC student, I am proud to say that our special needs students have inlclusion ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/24/10

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Test scores for Melinda Heights Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Melinda Heights Elementary School
Saddleback Valley 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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Rancho Santa Margarita schools — Melinda Heights Elementary School is located at 21001 Rancho Trabuco, Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688. 21001 Rancho Trabuco is in the 92688 ZIP code in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA The school district for Melinda Heights Elementary School is the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. Melinda Heights Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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