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Sequoia Elementary School in Pleasant Hill
Hi am looking for some information about Sequoia Elementary. I have learned that
it is a great school and very academic, but in general do your children feel
stressed attending the school? How much time does your child spend time on
homework (Grades 1-2)? and how is the after school care or enrichment program in
the school? Thanks.
My daughter is a 3rd grader at Sequoia Elementary. We have had a good
experience there so far, although 2nd grade was a bit of a challenge. Her 2nd
grade teacher had higher expectations of her students than the other 2nd grade
teachers and the homework was sometimes a bit overwhelming. That said, the
school has a dedicated staff who strive to make sure our kids get a great
education. In addition, the wonderful parent participation also makes for a
well-oiled machine. We are very happy there.
How are the schools in Pleasant Hill?
We are considering moving to Pleasant Hill. We are basically
priced out of Walnut Creek (our first choice) and are now
looking at PH but admittedly know zippo about the area. Are the
schools pretty good? We have a 5 year old and would like to get
settled for the long haul (no more moves) but I am hesitant to
go the Mount Diablo Unified route. Any insight?
our parents had it easier
Strandwood and Valhalla Elementary schools are both distinguished schools and each
are rated 10 test score wise. Both of those areas are more expensive areas because
that. Pleasant hill Elem and Gregory Garden Elem are also great schools (a 9 and a
I know children that recently go to all of these schools and they are all
know there are some schools to stay away from in this district, I'm not sure of
We live in Pleasant Hill and our children go to Sequioa
Elementary, which is a great school! You used to have to sign
your children up for the school at age 3 just to make it
through the wait list by Kindergarten. I believe now they have
a lottery system. Pleasant Hill Elemenatry is also a great
school. The middle schools are fine also, however high school
in the Mt. Diablo School District is an issue. The schools are
very overcrowded and do not have the best reputation. We are
priced out of the Walnut Creek district also, and will probably
have to go the private school route by the time our kids are in
high school. Pleasant Hill is a great city to live in though,
and we are here for the long haul. Good luck!
-Pleasant Hill mom
I cannot speak for all schools in Pleasant Hill, but we have a
kindergartener at Strandwood Elem. in Pleasant Hill and it is
an amazing school. It is a CA distinguished school and ranks
10/10 in test scores. Check it out on greatschools.net. I
truly believe Strandwood is a hidden gem in Contra Costa
county, a ton of parental involvement, dedicated teachers, a
wonderful neighborhood feel. Many children walk to school. We
couldn't be happier. I can't imagine it being any better even
in Walnut Creek.
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