2015 - New principal, new PTA! This is our principals first year in her position and she is FANTASTIC! You would never guess that she hasn't been doing it for ages! She is fun, listens to anything and everything you have to say (happy, angry, or sad) and runs our current and new programs the way they need to be run! She is a great start to getting our school turned around for a better future! Our new PTA board has done tremendous things for the school and after school programs! They are working hard to get more parents involved and raise as much money as possible for the school to purchase new technology to help our kids and are always nice and welcoming! There is no feeling that any one group or person is better than another and you get a real feeling of community at this school (which is more than I can say for other Brea schools!). We are VERY happy with this school and can't wait to see how much better this school becomes!
Ihave 2 children that have both have atttened Laurel since Kinder. Both have scored extremely high on state testing. One is now in High School (all honors classes) and my younger child is in 6th grade. I love this school and the teachers are awesome! The teachers have always been open and friendly. Yes over all this school has low test scores there are many reasons for this NOT just english as a second learners (and those students imporve every year as well). We have a high turn over in students do to some families personal reasons. I would not send my children to any other elementary school in Brea! Love the community and staff. This year we have a new principal with so much energy and enthusiasm! What a wonderful last year in elementary.
My school is Laurel Elementary School. I have two children whom attend this school and my experience has not been great. Out of a combine total of 7 years I can only say there s has only been one great teacher and that is Mrs. Niece. She actually cares for her students and will listen to parents concerns. It seems every other teacher doesn't care about their students and will not give parents the time of day to address issues or concerns. The principal is the exact same way. She is very short with parents. Whenever I would try to speak to her I felt rushed. I strongly do not recommend this school. This is the lowest ranked school in Brea due to the test scores which are blamed on students (English second language students). The school doesn't have parent cooperation because when they try to be involved it s almost always have been unpleasant.
I have a 4th Grader and have had a son go thru all 7 years here at this school. The teachers are very dedicated and caring. Our test scores are right up there with the other schools in Brea. My Son is entering Highschool next year above average and just got in to the IT academy there!
If a student is willing to learn then they will learn. At Laurel the teachers have proven to me that they will do whatever they can to catch the student up if not surpass their level. At this time in their young lives keeping them interested in school is to me a good school. Laurel is that school and im very satisfied with the teachers and supporting staff.
with the exception of a few good teachers this is not the best school!! The principal does not show good leadership ability among staff or students and does not carry through on anything. i would not recomend it for anybody's child!!!
The teachers and staff at Laurel are excellent. All of my children have been well prepared to excel in secondary schools, my oldest is a graduating senior, distinguished scholar and earned academic scholarship to all of the colleges she applied to, while my second looks to be on track for an appointment to the Air Force Academy. When great people such as the Laruel staff work as hard as they do and parents take an active role alongside them our students excell! Laurel ought to be rated at least a 9 out of 10.