About This School
In 2010, Pilgrim Lutheran School had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Student Ethnicity (2008)
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Pilgrim Lutheran School Reviews
Understandably, there are some who will remain dedicated to this school no matter what the outcome. However, saying it is increasing in enrollment and other things of that nature is simply not truth. The grade school was well into the 120s last year. It is now under 100 if not under 90 or 80. The preschool has been pouring out students weekly. Administration and boards should take this time to focus, reflect, and pray about the real issues that this school is facing, not spending the time brushing things under the rug. My prayer is that all that has happened since last year will be a wake up call and not something that just keeps on getting more and more serious.
Pilgrim has gone through changes, and every small community will have it's ups and downs, but I truly believe Pilgrim is in a season of renewal, and on the upswing. The community feel is getting stronger, parent involvement is growing, and the staff is plugged in and enthusiastic. The church and school are working together on more activities and events, and the general feel around the school is positive.
Revitalized, refreshed, renewed... The preschool, school and church are definitely on an upswing. The staff and supporting members are working diligently to maintain and improve the family environment. The enrollment is increasing, and the staff is working cohesively. There is a great deal of parent involvement, and everyone is taking pride in the school. As a parent, I am proud to be involved and excited for things to come!
We miss Pilgrim
The attitudes, behaviors, and atmosphere of this place are unrecognizable to the place my family once knew. Enrollment is so low, people are so rude, and the purpose and mission of the ministry is just completely lost.
Change isn't always good
As parents since the preschool days, we finally felt that Pilgrim was getting into a groove. Administratively, Mrs. Feldmann was on top of our every need. It was a breath of fresh air. Academically, the school was thriving. More students, more participation, more events. Now, multiple teachers are gone, the principal left, and it just seems like a few select few are running the show...into the ground.
The Warmth is Gone
The warmth that this school had is now gone, along with so many students. My son's class alone lost 6 just since May. It seems like the child and parent focus is now lost in the new leadership. Everyone looks miserable except the kids at summer camp. I went in to get some paperwork the other day and everyone just looks stressed, tense, and unhappy. Considering losing out on the registration and looking elsewhere as much as I don't want to. Just so sad to see people I have grown to love and people who have watched my child grow up turn into sad, tense, quiet people.
After nearly ten years of having our kids go through this school, we have finally decided to go elsewhere. Transitions in staffing are much too frequent, and communication with new administration is going to be minimal at best considering the tight knit club some have formed. The academics aren't the best in the area, but aren't the worst either. The Christian environment they strive for needs to be modeled by the adults and staff first, and then I'm sure the students would have a much better handle on their behavior.
This school is a complete disaster. From the outdated curriculum, to the staff turnover, to the constant gossip. If you want a Christian environment for your child, look elsewhere.
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Wonderful, loving, family environment. This is a great place for children to grow. Challenging curriculum with teachers that care.