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Battles (Washington) Elementary School

6 reviews
605 East Battles Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 361-6880

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My daughter just finished her elementary grades in there and being a public school, the teachers were all pretty awesome!! They are on top of their students, involved with their activities, and gave strong motivation for learning. Parents too are well abreast of what's happening with their student.
Posted by a community member on 11/19/2015
My son goes to this school and so far it has been a great one for him. His teacher Mrs. Cook is so great and always rewards the children. My son loves to learn, especially new languages. So when he comes home and tells me what he learn each day it's definitely rewarding and as a parent it's our responsibility to re-enforce what the teacher teach them at home so what they learn in school is consistent. We should not depend on the teachers to do everything for us. They are not babysitters. They are there to teach and help our children get to the next stage. The assistant principal is wonderful and always there to greet parents and children every morning. This is a good school but if you are looking for someone to do a one on one with your child this is not the place for your kid because like most public school they all have 30 to 32 students in their classes.
Posted by a parent on 4/15/2015
This school is by far one of the worst schools my kids have attended. Moving from another city I would definitely stay far away from this district. The principal is horrible and does not show any type of involvement. They do not help the kids exceed. They put limitations on what a child is capable to learn. They make it complicated for parents to be involved. It almost seems like they prefer no parent involvement. Please... If you value your children's education, do not allow them to attend this school! Listen to all the bad reviews because they are right!! What a joke of a school and joke of a district!!
Posted by a parent on 2/11/2014
This school is very great Mrs. Lester is nice and a good vice Principle. Very good school.
Posted by a community member on 8/11/2013
I can't imagine a worse learning environment...I have been so appauled with the schools performance that I can hardly think of words to describe it. First off - if your kid doesn't speak spanish, you'd better hope they pick it up quickly...and the teachers spend so much time with the ESL students and curriculum, that the english-speaking kids hardly get any personal attention. The classes are overcrowded. There is absolutely NO parent-teacher autonomy...you have to practically threaten theese people to get any information out of them about how and what your child is doing in class. This year, they didn't even send home information about scheduled down days and in-service days. The standards and methods they use for teaching are also very strange - I have to reteach my child almost every lesson she "learns" in this school, because their methods are simply ridiculous, and make no common sense. Of course, that part is probably part of the "no-child-left-behind" catastrophe, and not an exclusive problem of this school. My child will be attending private school next year; and I feel terrible for the families who are STUCK in a position where their kids HAVE to go here.
Posted by a parent on 3/26/2012

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Santa Maria schools - Battles (Washington) Elementary School is located at 605 East Battles Road, Santa Maria CA 93454. Battles (Washington) Elementary School is in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District. Battles (Washington) Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-6.

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