Quail Lake Environmental Charter School
Clovis, CA | Fresno County
February 21, 2015
Quail Lakes is the best charter in the valley and a distinguished school. We get 2 recesses and sometimes an 3rd and we get hour lunches.Other charter schools have to be at school till 4 and barely get anything.They dont learn anything different either Falcons rock and we are the best school ever!Submitted by a parent
February 4, 2015
Quail Lakes is the best charter school around offering music, art, language, pe and we get 3 recesses and hour lunch. We have ipads too! My teacher is awesomeeeeee!!! We have lots of days off and every wednesday is a minimum day. Quail lake is awesome! Falcons rock!Submitted by a parent
December 18, 2014
It is true, without blond hair or light skin color you will not be acknowledged at this school. Discrimination is not subtle here. You know it's bad when the staff members don't even want to greet you with a "hi" or a "good morning" ever. There a few exceptional staff members but the rest are awful, snooty as they come. When it comes to school curriculum and teaching, it seems that kids are going home more confused than educated. Every year the standards change, the methods they've learned to do things the prior year are then told to be forgotten because they are doing it different in the new. There isn't enough one on one time with the teacher to make sure each student understands the concepts, and some teachers simply don't care. This is definitely our last year here. The school looks great on the surface but it is poorly run and staff are not professional enough to set aside their discriminatory behavior. Again, most, not all staff members are that way.Submitted by a parent
November 15, 2014
I am currently in the seventh grade at Quail Lake and I love it here I've been going here since I was in first grade and I only had good experiences, the teachers here are so wonderful I love the school it is a good school to go to, because they teach us a lot, and have a really good test scores. It is a really good experience if you go here because the kids here are so nice, and the teachers here really are passionate for teaching him of what they do. Her teachers live by the quote"Any child any day the matter what it takes", they really embrace that and they live by that pretty much every day. You should go to this school is the best school I've been to. I have also been to freedom elementary when I was in kindergarten and I had a really really bad experience, so when I got to the school my whole idea of school changed. Now I love school!!!!
October 14, 2014
The most accurate review is the student who attended 2nd-8th. Some teachers are fantastic.Like all schools, QL has it bad teachers. Since it's charter, teachers do not have to be fully certified.This the case for a young 2nd grade teacher. They started not even being fully certified.Read about charter schools under Dept of Ed. The work is not high achieving/rigorous.STEM is from FUSD. Sanger only has umbrella activities under STEM. STEM/STEAM is from FUSD and CUSD has CART and robotics. QL has technology rotating once a month.Curriculum is the same Houghton Mifflin as all other districts.Assessments are take home for high scores.DPA/DPA weeks are assessment weeks to "Teach the test."Parent clicks huge and parents of dumb/rude kids most involved.Principal leadership is horrible. Office staff rude.If your child can't read to grade level or has the slightest defect, you go into special friends club/special education.SST/504.Sanger is a high poverty district. No gate, no enrichment.I've seen some kids struggling to read and parents are clueless.QL has the same issues as other schools.The kids are conformed to be alike.If you are not white and have brown skin you will not fit.Submitted by a parent
September 29, 2014
This school is a school of white kids. You have to be blonde and white skinned to go here or you stand out. Their football is mediocre. My boys are leaving next year to attend Clovis Elementary where they can play football and be accepted.Submitted by a parent
September 15, 2014
Quail Lake is one of the best school, very friendly staff and teachers, the class size is small, they have high technology gadgets such as Ipad and laptop for students. My kids are doing well and maintained good grades.Submitted by a parent
March 10, 2014
I attended Quail Lake from the time that I was in 2nd grade to my graduation from 8th. I wasn't a perfect athelete. I wasn't a perfect student. I wasn't the cool kid. I wasn't normal. I suppose in retrospect that this means I had no place in Quail Lake. The students sure thought that. Students at Quail Lake are truly harsh. They will ridicule you if you have the slightest defect. The teachers will more often than not encourage this ridicule. The school seems to place no value on true education. They simply ensure that enough students learn that they can keep their precious test scores up. Quail Lake really isn't a very good school. The only way you will fit in is if you are blond, blue eyed, white, perfection in all ways. Oh, and you need to have helicopter parents.
August 3, 2013
I have watch my Grandchildren grow and learn so so so Much! The school is wonderful and the parents are so in tune what is going on.... Love it... My gradchildren just love it!!!!
April 16, 2012
I am an 8th grade student at Quail Lake Environmental Charter School. I have been at QL all my life, and -- sadly -- this is my last year at the school I have grown to love. I began in kindergarten as an ADHD student. I was loud and obnoxious. I was a very hards student, and, at another school, I would have been labeled as a disabled learner. I was not labeled that at QL. Just the opposite. I was given work that would hold my attention and get me to grasp the concepts that I was suppose to be learning. From kindergarten up, I have been improving. This school has given me the tools to learn at the advanced level and I would have it no other way. I go to this school for academics, not for friends. I am not saying I don't have friends either. If I was asked to rate my school those stars above this review would not even cut it. This school is a blessing for any child that has exceptional gifts and for any child that is ambitious but needs help reaching goals. I would recommend this school to someone who plans to send their child to a #1 college. I esteem my school and am proud to go there. To be a Falcon is to be a privilage.
April 24, 2010
Devoted, caring teachers, administrators who prioritize kids' needs, and an overall district-wide devotion to quality education make this K-8 school the best in the area in my opinion.Submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
The schools API scores are great, what you need to realize is that the school wants only the high achievers. My child was at Quail Lake from 1st until 7th grade and we struggled every year with learning issues. When I would ask for help and/or perhaps testing to determine if there was a learning disability we were told that our child was 'average', that they could not tell us how to go about having her tested and that our child would not qualify anyway. Although we liked the size of the school, the quality of education is questionable. It is a school padded with 'high functioning' kids and every year several leave who just can't get the extra help they need! Note: Invervention classes are held at the gradeschool level very close to STAR testing so that scores can be as high as possible for API.Submitted by a parent
March 22, 2010
My son's been at Quail Lake since kinder and is now in Third grade. We both absolutely love it!! The teachers give the students so much 1 on 1 time, small class sizes, great kids and parents...We wouldnt have it any other way!!!Submitted by a parent
October 21, 2009
My daughter started kindergarten at Quail lake this year. I am so impressed with this school. The prinicipal is highly available and I constantly see him walking around the school and talking to the kids, in their classes, and on campus. He is very friendly and approachable. I love the calls we receive reminding us about early release days, and other important information. The parent involvement in this school is fantastic!! I have never seen so many parents willing to volunteer in their child's class or help the school in so many ways. My daughter's teacher is excellent. She is so welcoming and friendly with the kids. You can tell that she really loves her job and wants to be at school with them. The things that my daughter has learned in such a short period of time is just amazing! We are so happy with this school!Submitted by a parent
September 13, 2009
Great school. Excellent staff and an amazing community. I have 3 children that attend this school and all of them have been challenged to excell.Submitted by a parent
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