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Old 06-03-2021, 10:09 AM
 
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Hello! I would appreciate feedback for Aliso Viejo schools (especially elementary schools). How is Don Juan Avila Elemantary School? I've read that the classes are crowded. Is it true? How about the after school activities? Any feedback for the Canyon Vista Elemantary School? Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2021, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Corona del Mar, CA - Coronado, CA
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I think Canyon Vista Elementary School is better than Don Juan Avila, but both are pretty good. What would your concerns be? I don't think there are any truly bad elementary schools in South OC.
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Old 06-04-2021, 10:14 AM
 
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Thank you for the response! Yes, it is what I am hearing from other folks (the schools are good in OC in general) but of course, it is the hardest part of being a parent to make sure we make the right decision for our kids. We are new to the area and want to make sure we settle in a good school disctrict. We have been looking for different neighborhoods and I check greatschool.com to see the schools rankings as well parent reviews. For some schools even the ranking is good the parent reviews are not good as it should be or visa versa. It is very stressful! We are looking for a school that the classes are not too crowded, there are variety of after school activities, they excel in academics, where all kids threated the same, etc. (I am sure this is what every parent is looking for for their kids). Any internal information from the schools will definitely be helpful for us to narrow down our search. Sorry I gave you a very long answer.
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Old 06-04-2021, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Corona del Mar, CA - Coronado, CA
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We are new to the area and want to make sure we settle in a good school disctrict.
It is the Capistrano USD, they probably have 40 elementary schools are all are pretty good. Irvine USD is probably acknowledged as the best overall school district in OC.

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We have been looking for different neighborhoods and I check greatschool.com to see the schools rankings as well parent reviews. For some schools even the ranking is good the parent reviews are not good as it should be or visa versa.
Canyon Vista, for example, only has 15 ratings on GreatSchools and maybe 4 actual reviews. Would you really base a decision on school and home location based on that?

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It is very stressful! We are looking for a school that the classes are not too crowded, there are variety of after school activities, they excel in academics, where all kids threated the same, etc.
CA has state laws on class size. If you are looking for 15-1 class size, then you ought to look at private schools. Public elementary schools will be 22-25 to 1, it just is what it is.

After school activities will depend upon you. The schools aren't day care centers after school dismisses.

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(I am sure this is what every parent is looking for for their kids). Any internal information from the schools will definitely be helpful for us to narrow down our search. Sorry I gave you a very long answer.
The success of a student ultimately comes down to parent involvement. Parents have to actively engage the school, the teacher and the student and sometimes even the superintendent and school board.
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