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Orion Alternative School Overview

815 Allerton Street, Redwood City, CA 94063 , Tel: +1 (650) 363-0611 Redwood City Elementary School District
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    Type: Public Elementary School
    Grades: K-5
  • 229


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Orion Alternative School Ratings & Reviews

September 25, 2018 Submitted by a parent
We have two children that have attended Orion. They have both thrived in the small, tight-knit community that focuses on the whole child.
March 13, 2017 Submitted by a parent
We have been thrilled with the teachers, the principal, and the fellow students. Parent participation creates a strong sense of community and allows for individualized attention akin to a private school.
September 25, 2016 Submitted by a parent
This is obviously a school with energetic teachers and engaged parents. But, this is no private school. People in reviews here have compared it to a private school. Teachers had classroom management skills and fun learning methods. Yet after visiting a private school, I felt the level of reading is lower. This probably varies greatly from student to student I'm sure. I know my child would be bored here, though, because it isn't moving fast enough.I do like that parents are active in the classrooms. But all parents do not know how to effectively help in the classrooms as an experienced teacher or aid would, walking around to tables and assisting. But it is nice to have a community of parents who are trying to help. And I'm sure their help is still effective I'm sure. And I do believe that setting the example for child goes a long way. Private schools also require parent participation.The problem with any classroom is you have students at different levels. Some are reading at higher levels than others. At the private school, though, the baseline is much higher. So that makes a difference. Also variant behavior is tolerated more here than at a private school.I know die-hard fans of this school will attack this review. These are my observations. I don't think this school should be ruled out by any means. I love the teacher and parent enthusiasm at this school. I wouldn't have compared it to a private school except that so many others here did. I gave it 3 stars because I liked it, but in general it was unimpressive. Ask about amount of sight word/reading expectations for grade level and math and go from there to see if this is a fit for you. This is standard in California. The private school I visited had higher expectations for students in these areas. I hope this is helpful. I encourage anyone to visit here and decide if this is the right fit for your family. For the warm, caring, and personable atmosphere alone it is worth a look.
March 08, 2016 Submitted by a parent
Orion is a gem in the Redwood City public school district. The teachers are incredibly dedicated, the principal is an approachable leader who knows every student by name and character, the parents are actively involved. My kids both love(d) going to school at Orion.
February 22, 2016 Submitted by a parent
Orion is an incredible oasis, like a private school that you don't have to pay for. Run, do not walk, and register your child(ren)! Family-centered, supportive, amazing teachers, real kindness among the kids, meeting each child where they are, no homework in lower grades and small amounts in the upper grades...it just doesn't get any better. No bullying among the kids. A well-supervised playground where kids can really play, make up their own games, take the kinds of risks on the equipment that we took as kids. A full-time librarian! You have to give 75 hours of volunteer time per kid, but there are a million ways to do that, and the result of all those parent hours is tons of teacher support, tons of classroom support, amazing community events, and incredible opportunities for the kids. I wish there were six stars.
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Apartments and homes for rent near Orion Alternative School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Orion Alternative School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Orion Alternative School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 168 apartments for rent available in this part of Redwood City. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Orion Alternative School is currently at 670 Live Oak Avenue, renting for $1,945 per month, but if $9,963 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Franklin 299. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Orion Alternative School

Before you start packing, make sure Orion Alternative School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Orion Alternative School is a well-known public K-5 school in Redwood City. It is located at 815 Allerton Street, Redwood City, CA 94063 and it is the second home of 229 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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