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Arroyo Seco Elementary School

18 reviews
5280 Irene Way
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 606-4700

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We toured 4 schools (2 public, 2 private) before deciding to give our assigned neighborhood school a try. We talked to the principal and she showed us the classrooms, which were colorful and filled with artwork by the students. We’ve been happy with this school and value the sense of community; after all, these are our neighbors.
Posted by a parent on 2/5/2020
Absolutely wonderful! Love the staff and teachers!
Posted by a parent on 3/12/2019
Overall the parents are involved, caring and friendly. The staff is always available and the teachers are in touch with their students.
Posted by a parent on 3/19/2016
We transferred to this school from out of state. It has been by far the biggest mistake of our move. The front office staff is completely incompetent. The principal cares nothing about the students and makes excuses for the teachers. The teachers couldn't care less about the students and take eons to grade the very little work they do in class. If you transfer in, make sure that you ride the staff to get any IEPs or Gifted programs for your child. It will take forever and probably the involvement of the school district. I've never experienced incompetence like this before at a school. It is truly maddening.
Posted by a parent on 2/23/2016
This school has had an unfortunate downward trend since the new principal arrived in 2012. She is much more concerned with locking down the school and protecting problem teachers than with improving the students' experience. Worse, she punishes these elementary school students in a way that goes far beyond what is necessary -- the number of suspensions since she arrived is disturbing, including at least two suspensions of children who had never been in trouble previously for infractions that could and should have been dealt with in another, age-appropriate manner. Her demeanor with parents, whether they are checking in a child or asking about a teacher, is condescending and dismissive. On the plus side, parent involvement seems quite high here compared with other schools we've attended, and the extracurriculars are impressive for a public school of this profile. Academics are, as at many schools, hit or miss - a few outstanding teachers, a few real problems, and most in the middle somewhere. PTA is very active. The afterschool program seems to be quite good. The socioeconomic mix is decent. With differently focused leadership, this school may be outstanding again.
Posted by a parent on 9/24/2013

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Livermore schools - Arroyo Seco Elementary School is located at 5280 Irene Way, Livermore CA 94550. Arroyo Seco Elementary School is in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. Arroyo Seco Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-5.

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