After some major searching on the internet, we chose 911 Driving School - Westminster for our son when he turned fifteen years old. We spoke with Russ, the owner, and asked him a bunch of questions. The price definitely scared us a bit at first, but they had everything we were looking for as parents.
Russ brought this concept of driving school to the area from the west coast. All of the classroom instructors and driving instructors are police officers, so everyone there is a wealth of knowledge for the students.
After taking a look at the school, we enrolled my son for the whole package, which includes drive time and the driving test. There were weekly classrooms with 6-10 hours of driving. When the students are ready, Russ takes them out for their driving test. My son just completed his program this past Saturday actually -- about a year after the date he started. We have already recommended this school to my nephew for his daughter.
We were really impressed with the way the different officers interacted with the kids. They definitely don't sugar coat things for them. This way, the students can hear things first hand about the dangers of improper driving. Sometimes when they hear this from parents, it doesn't register as much, but to hear it from someone with firsthand law enforcement experience week to week, it definitely makes a difference.
With all of the information and options for driving schools out there, definitely do your research. We did not find ourselves bargain shopping for a driving school simply because of the fact that we were dealing with our young one. 911 Driving School might not be the cheapest option, but with the service and experience that you're getting, it is priceless.