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Alamos Elementary School8

Murrieta, CA | Riverside County

June 4, 2014


My children have received a wonderful education at Alamos. The teachers that my children have had are exceptional. Having my children transfer from a private school for their first three years of education, I was a little concerned that they would not be challenged enough. I made sure to let the teachers know my concerns up front and I feel that they listened and my children have been challenged every year. I have a fifth grade child promoting to middle school next year and I feel that she has received a great education in her elementary years and is prepared for middle school. I feel very lucky to have Alamos as our home school. There is no perfect school. My family has had a great experience and I'm appreciative of everything the teachers and staff have done in providing a wonderful education for my children!

Submitted by a parent

May 19, 2014


After reading some of the posted reviews here there are common denominators at this school , the front office needs to be more friendly/welcoming towards parents and some children . A feeling of despair and being sterile is present as soon as you walk through the doors at Los Alamos . There is favortism with certain parents , depending on how much you volunteer or give financially . After speaking with many parents they become disengaged from the school for fear of reprisals against them or their child , there seems to be a lack of empathy that is pervasive at this school . Common Core has many parents confused , upset and befuddled. It is impossible to describe this system (confusing) . A lot of school activities , lunches blah , school is clean . The leadership at this school needs to hold accountable everyone working here to a higher standard , which doesn't seem to be the case . Los Alamos has potential to be an overall great school , but not as it stands now , high test scores don't always reflect the true nature of a good education. Advice for parents , be involved with your children and keep the leadership , teachers and front staff accountable. Remember they work for you .

Submitted by a parent

April 29, 2014


This School has an underlying mean spirit to it , from the moment you walk into the front office and encounter the clerks , to the teachers who show favortism to certain students/parents and are unhelpful if they take a dislike to you , to the principal is disengaged and only cares about funding her career . This is all about stats for the school at all costs , no personal relationships with the students , get em' in and get em' out as long as scores stay high and don't ask questions , we are the almighty TVUSD and you are lowly parents . ............NEXT !!!!!!

March 8, 2014


Great School - Awesome Staff! Amazing how many people rate the school poorly because of a negative experience with front office staff. I understand they are the first line of contact with the public but seriously, if you choose to remove your child from Alamos because the receptionist (or you?) had a bad day, by all means, go ahead but you will be robbing your child of an excellent public education from a staff of extraordinarily talented and motivated teachers. Both of my children attend Alamos and I know for a fact, these teachers bust their butts to meet the needs of ALL of their students!

Submitted by a parent

February 21, 2014


The school has a high rating or test scores. We thought that the school would of been welcoming to new families but we were wrong! The office staff is rude. Not a great first impression. Communication with teachers is difficult unless you are there to volunteer. My child got hurt and I didn't find out until I saw a scrape across her face after school. I have tried to be positive but there are too many red flags! My children will not be attending next year!

Submitted by a parent

April 18, 2013


Awesome. no complaints at all. Nice staff. Mrs Belisario is a very nice teacher. the kids are well taken care of and they learn a lot.

Submitted by a parent

May 29, 2012


A wonderful school where the Principal and Teachers really care about the kids! I do agree with other parents that the the staff @ front desk really need some help with her attitudes. One star off b/c of the front desk.

Submitted by a parent

March 5, 2012


I have 5 children oldest being graduated high school and in all those years of moving around (military) and dealing with new schools I have never complained until this one. My son is not always focused on all task and therefor a problem to them. His teacher last year was very good at communicating with me but his teacher this year is a nightmare. She has made 3 comments to him this year that we belittling. I went to the principle 2 of the times but give up since she doesn't seem to have a child's best interest at heart and has done nothing. After hearing other parents stories it's obvious that nothing will be done. She needs more then anger management classes... They have some great teachers but some probably need to find another field to go into. As for the front office... The nurse is great, Lori is great but the others aren't there for the kids... Just a pay check.

Submitted by a parent

March 5, 2012


Alamos is an Excellent school and has very high standards. It is always best to communicate any and all problems with our childs teacher to resolve any issues or concerns we may have with our child/children. These issues or concerns are not for the principal to resolve as she is not in the classroom, or the person the issue is about. It is always best to disregard story telling from other parents, as the information isn't always accurate. One parent says this, then another adds to it and before you know it you have one hell of a story to tell the next parent you meet. Besides, it is the parents that just can't seem to be happy, why I don't know. Our children, well they all love it here at Alamos even when their parents try to convince others that they are miserable. Believe me they are not. The Children At Alamos Are Extremely Happy, Enjoyable Children who Love Going To Alamos!

Submitted by a parent

August 11, 2011


Everyone is right about SOME of the staff in the front office. But they have been great with my son and the teachers are sincere and doing an excellent. Remember people, the children don't spend the school day in the office with the staff but in the classroom with these great teachers where it counts the most.

Submitted by a parent

March 14, 2011


School curriculum is great, however, the staff (front desk) is not so great. Have been treated rudely. Needed paperwork filled out and the attitude the lady gave me was very upsetting and I am disappointed with her. She is the reason I am giving the school 4 stars. If there are people needing to be layed off, she should be the first to go. Parents do not need to be treated without respect....THERE WAS A POSTER IN THE LOBBY ABOUT GIVING AND RECEIVING RESPECT!!!!

Submitted by a parent

February 21, 2011


My son is in Kindergarten at Alamos and is having a wonderful experience. I am a teacher in another district and have been very impressed with the teachers and the curriculum. The kindergarten team works well together and are providing excellent instruction. Alamos does have excellent test scores but I believe it is because they are using appropriate and effective teaching strategies and should be model to other schools.

Submitted by a parent

October 7, 2010


This is our first year at Alamos. My children are in 1st and 5th. We moved here from Phoenix, AZ and I can honstly say my 5th grader was SO behind. I really believe that yes while there is a lot of homework and the teachers are stern they are commited to making our children sucessful. 3 days a week teachers take their own time to make sure the kids understand and when my 5th grader did "stress out" they were there to support her and encourage her. While I do have a hard time with my child getting overwhelmed, this school will make them stonger to head off to middle school and high school. This is a really good district and since we can compare I would choose hard over easy for my kids any day of the week. I say Bravo to the teachers.

Submitted by a parent

September 5, 2010


I am giving 4 stars because so far I have been very happy with our children's teachers, and to me, that is what is most important. An unfriendly front office staff (which yes, is sometimes true) and an overbearing principal (which is also sometimes true) is part of it, but it comes down to my children and their teachers and the level of education they receive, which I feel is excellent at this school. Parents who are considering this school or leaving, sit back and consider what is more important to you - your ability to bring siblings to class while you volunteer, or a quiet, more focused classroom for your child. A courteous front office staff, or a caring and effective teacher. Your perception of school spirit or an excellent academic curriculum for your child.

Submitted by a parent

June 1, 2010


I ve been happy with all but 1 of my children's teachers since starting this school. Overall, the school is extremely focused on their test scores, and is run accordingly. I want my children to love to LEARN and I feel that element is seriously lacking in this school. My children are being taught how to take a test, and there is tremendous pressure to perform well. My children were stress cases during state testing time. On top of that, parental input is not valued at this school. The school has a cold, clinical feel to it, and there is no sense of school community. The front office staff is not warm or welcoming. MANY parents have pulled their children out of this school already for a variety of reasons. Consider this: Within 4 miles, there are 3 other elem. schools that are at, or near capacity. Why not Alamos?

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