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  • Oakhurst Elementary School6

    Oakhurst, CA | Madera County

    January 9, 2015

    The authoritarian figure is very condencending, abrasive, short and poor mannered in terms of being helpful towards parents and children integrating into the school and utilizing resources. This said authorative figure is the reason after 2 years ago I was completely dis-impressed with this school and decided I were to homeschool and not continue this school, as I would not my children to be led by this type of character. Not anything in particular sparked this as far as any event, but the sheer personality of this said person was astonishing. Apparently after talking to other reasonable parents, I'm not the only person who concluded this. It's a shame because we are a very nice family who would have been a pleasure to be around for them.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 10, 2013

    This school is all for the kids which i love, and it is very kept up. Love the teachers and the ladies in the office all with good attitude and spirit.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 25, 2013

    In dealing with OES over the past two years, my satisfaction with them has drastically diminished. Last year, when my son was in Kindergarten, I could not have been more pleased. His teacher was amazing and I was so proud to help in the class and watch you at work with 30+ kids. This year the experience has done a complete flip. The teacher seems annoyed and uncaring towards my child and his struggles with work and the social aspect. I have approached her and the principal both and have been met with nothing but blame on my child, not a single resolution to help the problems be dealt with. the last review stated it quite well "If you have a constructive complaint, it is usually met with defensive attitude from the administration" also "Principal is only interested in pacifying parents and does not take parents' concerns seriously." She repeatedly dismisses my concerns and the problems that I have come to her with several times this school year. My child is struggling because of their lack of attention and action on the parents concerns for their child. They are dismissive and don't take responsibility for ANYTHING!! 95% chance we will be changing schools for next year.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 13, 2010

    OES in a nutshell... Some of the teachers are very caring and involved, some others who are tenured are simply not concerned with doing a good job at all. It is a risk each year since you cannot request that your child be in a specific teacher's class. The District lays off the newer, highly skilled teachers while retaining the unenthusiastic tenured teachers. Disorganized administration. Principal is only interested in pacifying parents and does not take parents' concerns seriously. No attention paid to advanced or special needs children. Emphasis is placed on constant fund raising by parents and children. School's "zero tolerance for bullying" policy is unenforced. If you have a constructive complaint, it is usually met with defensive attitude from the administration. All that said, SOME of the teachers are wonderful, but you never know who your kid will be getting each year.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 26, 2009

    The only thing that makes this school good is the teachers and the parents. The school is in bad disrepair, the kids are not allowed to drink the water due to contamination, the administration scream at the kids, and when real discipline issues come up the principal does nothing. The school board seems to care more about money and personal gain than the kids, with the exception of one. This school is mismanaged, and boarding on being negligent to the children s needs in my opinion. We will be moving next month and I can t wait to get out of this school district. The teachers however are some of the most kind, caring people I have ever known.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 18, 2007

    Our principal has a clear, positive direction in leadership, and the teachers are excellent. The kids get to visit historical landmarks from Fresno Flats to Yosemite, and 4th and 5th grade students with qualifying marks get to ski in the winter! Parents are very involved with the PTC, and there are volunteer appreciation lunches as well as teacher appreciation events. The school is safe and new buildings and equipment are being added soon. We are new to the area, and our daughter made a terrific transition. We think OES is the best!

    Submitted by a parent

    January 12, 2006

    Oakhurst Elem. has many wonderful teachers. Unfortunately the District does not acknowledge this. It is unfortunate the district is too concerned about its bottom line to be able to see the money needs to be invested in the children, the programs at the school and most importantly the teachers. Teachers do not need to be millionairs, but the do need to be fairly compensated for the abundant love, consideration, and attention they give to their job and the children who will lead us into the future.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 21, 2005

    I feel that most of the teachers are very good and committed to their work and their students.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 28, 2005

    Most teachers are good caring committed.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 26, 2005

    The school works with parents and keeps up good contact.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 11, 2004

    I think the principal makes things very difficult for the parents and the children. The school is in disrepair and when my kids were there, I felt they missed out on a lot of things.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 2, 2004

    Our experience with Oakhurst Elementary was a great one.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 2, 2004

    Currently both my girls attend OES coming from the inner city to a small town was quite a change. But this school seems to have it together with it's parent involvment. The only drawback is that my girls are not as exposed to an assortment of ehtnic backgrounds.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 11, 2003

    As an OES student past, I must say that it was a fabulous elementary with amazing teachers!

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