Oak Grove Institute is located in Murrieta, CA. It is a private, special education school that serves 161 students in grades 1-12. Oak Grove Institute is coed (school has male and female students) and is nonsectarian in orientation. The school belongs to the National Association of Private Special Education Centers.
This school looks well organized and well run to the visitors and parents taking tours. In reality the school is much different. Many teachers are unqualified to teach the population they are dealing with. Parents should ask questions often and be actively involved in their child's education, often times what teacher claims to be doing and really is doing are polar opposites. Ask for work samples and listen to your child when hearing about their school day.
Oak Grove is a fantasitc place for children. I have had nothing but positive results and a positive experience with the staff at Oak grove. My child has gained so much during her stay
by a Parent
on Feb 5, 2011
Oak Grove Institute
DO NOT TRUST YOUR Child to this organazation, poor communication,parent is pushed aside, my child experiences misdignosis,repeated adverse reaction, I could of lost my son due to the repeated adverse reactions.
drake swopes: This is a horrible place disgusting with various bugs including: rats and roaches filthy school their therapists have no idea what they are doing, I was told that I needed to be there loneger than I did they over drugged me with medication and did not get to the root of all the issues that were at hand. Once I got out of there I graduated from High School the next year which was in 2008, and now I am currently a student at Norther Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, Oklahoma.
by a Former Student
on Jun 28, 2010
Oak Grove Institute
Erica: Please look elsewhere! The communication between parent and staff is horrible. I agree with the comment before. They left my child alone and I would have never known if she was nonverbal. Other things have happened as well, but I cannot share them here. Please write to me and I will be more than happy to share. If your child has autism, please keep lokking for a better school. This one is not it.
My interactions with the workers at Oak Grove were all good. The therapist really wanted my child to improve. The staff were there assisting him in everything from anger management to life choices. My child now is on track to graduate on time
Think twice before you place you kid here. Look hard at the facilities, the staff (if you can tell who is staff and who isn't), and the program. Facilities are run down badly, the staff look and act like the kids, and the program is designed for paying staffers- not for helping the kids. It's high priced hard core babysitting and they do their best to keep parents out. These kids are bored out of their minds, that's not what they need. Just visit the place and trust your gut. Keep looking and you'll find another placement.