W. R. Nelson Elementary School

14392 Browning Ave, Tustin, CA 92780 | (714) 730-7536
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Student Enrollment: 616
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3 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 300 South C St., Tustin, CA 92780
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 616
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 23.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 26.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 301 (48.9%)
  • Females: 315 (51.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 97 (15.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 242 (39.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 339 (55.0%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
W. R. Nelson Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian30.5%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For W. R. Nelson Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade10517.0%
2nd Grade10116.4%
3rd Grade11017.9%
4th Grade10817.5%
5th Grade8513.8%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Ph.D.
Percent With Master's Degree
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 100.0%
Number of Certificated Staff: 30.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 13.4
Average Age
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3

3 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for W. R. Nelson Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 21, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • You better have your teaching credentials if you plan to send your child to WR Nelson. The amount of homework is absurd. When did the parents become the educators? I have 3 children in Nelson, all of which are “below grade level”. I find that interesting since 70% of the children enrolled at Nelson are Hispanic - majority first generation with non English speaking parents. How is it my children are “below grade level” when those children have 0 help at home with educated parents. What’s really strange is when I got the results from the state testing….math was the ONLY subject slightly below grade level. A far cry from what I had been told ALL year. You want to hear BS, listen to the pat answers given when you question these teachers and make them accountable for your child’s lack of education. I have encountered: Wrong grades on report cards, comments on the top half of my child’s report card pertaining to him and the second half some other child, approximately $300.00 of lunch money being gone in 3 weeks (when questioned, I was told they did have a problem with funds going into the wrong accounts), I have been walked out on in the middle of school conferences for cell phone calls and even told we needed to hurry this up (mind you I hadn’t even sat down yet) since the teachers husband was waiting at the curb for her - they were going on vacation. I was on time to my scheduled meeting. Study hall, I’ve never heard something so ridiculous in elementary school - you forgot your glasses STUDY HALL, you didn’t bring your Tiger Pride folder STUDY HALL. I could go on and on. Beware to any parent who considers WR Nelson School! Hopefully all will work out and my children will no longer be attending Nelson.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on October 03, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I took my child out of this school after having a horrible experience with the education here. More time is spent with non-English speaking students since the state is funding Nelson to have these students here. Lessons are disrupted to translate the lessons. Where is the education for EACH AND EVERY CHILD? It is not equally given to the English speaking students and is very unfair to do to their future of learning. A fair warning to parents who are wanting to put their child in this school: decide whether or not you want to teach your child or send them to a school who is suppose to teach them. We'll see if this is posted or covered up like many other unsatisfactory comments left.

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