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K-5
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Burbank, CA
Students enrolled: 525

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3333 Oak Street
Burbank, CA 91505

(818) 558-5522
(818) 841-3435
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September 04, 2014
A core group of dedicated parents, plus a good principal and solid teachers, make this a very decent school. But class sizes are still way above the ideal (32 kids to one teacher, with no aide, in many classes.) And the facilities are way overdue for an upgrade - dysfunctional bathrooms, corroded water fountains, etc. along with added temporary classrooms to help with over-crowding. Too bad we can't fund schools the way we should in this state.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
I believe elementary is foundation for a child's future. With joint efforts between great teachers, as this school is known for, parents and staff-my child has a chance at a great start and bright future. Gina E.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
Not all ADHD children are treated as kindly as the parent below. My child was there 1-1/2 yrs before they did anything and by then the damage had been done. I had high hopes when I saw the rating for this school but came to the conclusion that it's because they push out the kids that need too much additional assistance. They especially don't have patience for kids with ADHD. They push medication likes it's the cure of the century and leave your child feeling hopeless and self-hating. Before treatment, the they told my son it was his fault and he needed to control himself. He began to fall into a depression and hated going to school. I recommend private school & specialized tutors rather than let them damage your child.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2013
This school is great because my daughter was diagnosed with ADHD when she was in 2nd grade. Thanks to her 2nd grade teacher's and school psychologist. She gets the attention, the help she needs. I had her in a private school and they didn't notice or take the time to notice that my daughter had a problem. All they did was complain. I have found relief with this school. My daughter came to Stevenson in February for 1st grade. Now she's a 5th grader and she is doing great. Her test scores are high and above. My daughter's self confidence has come back over these years. They went above and beyond with my daughter and they will with your child. Parent involvement is great. This school has great teacher's and after school activities. The PTA and FFS do a great job in fundraising. Teachers, the staff and principle are all great! If you live or work in Burbank this is the school for your child. It's excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2012
One teacher is a major bully. It struck me as odd that my child, after LOVING school, did not want to go anymore. My child was really outgoing and happy before. I confronted the teacher and she completely denied yelling and mistreating my child while insulting ME. She painted the picture that my child was the problem, even though she admitted he did not have behavioral issues. Which left me really confused. She tried making the issue academic, saying my child wasn't "getting it." My child had great test scores! My child got it, but not from her. My child was being ignored and treated badly! I sent a recorder to school and got the evidence I need to prove it was not my child. I will write a letter to the school district.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2011
We lived in the nieghborhood well before having school-aged children and the way that Stevenson involves the surrounding community has a small town feel to it. The fundraisers are FUN and the kids/ parents are a great cross-section of the area. Now that my daughter attends, I can see why folks are so dedicated to the school---they really pull you in and encourage the best in your child.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2011
Our daughter just transitioned to Stevenson from a charter school. The school is very organized and has thought through so many of the systems and other aspects that make a quality school. In response to the previous parent comments about the purchase of a shade structure for $20,000, it is very reasonable to spend that much on something that will last and lets face it- Kids need shade, it is the law in a preschool and wish it would also apply to elementary schools. The asphalt that need to be repaired is minor and if you lived in any other part of the world a bumpy path or climbing over tree roots and bridges would be a part of your life. Help your child to learn to navigate rocky terrain. Not all sidewalks in the world will be smooth.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
Friendly, caring, hard-working principal, staff & teachers; my grandson loves it & has learned SO much more than at his last (private) school.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
My son is finishing up his first year at Stevenson and his Kindergarten teacher Ms. Carrillo is exceptional! The whole family has loved being part of Stevenson. The principal Ms. Genetti has always returned my emails and has always said hello and taken the time to spend with us when ever we've been at the school for a function. The PTA and FFS really do work hard to raise money for the school and use the money to take care of the most important issues first. We're grateful to be able to attend a school that has the word "Distinguished" attached to it.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
The Staff and Teachers are the best! Both my daughter and myself have great memories of her years here ~ a wonderful place to start an education!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
I couldn't disagree more with the previous reviews! The principal never returns calls or evn attemps to address parent concerns. Yes the is fundraising to the turn of $20,000 for a shade over a play structure, this is a prefect example of miss spent money! I find I am one of the few parents that volunteers in the classroom, that is hugely overcrowded and were the kids would actually benefit from parent participation.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
Terrific school. Very involved parents!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2010
My Kindergartener daughter has learned so much. She loves her teacher, Ms. Carrillo and loves everything about the school. As a parent I think the school is doing a great job with the resources it has. Communication between school, PTA, and parents is the only area I think this school could use help in.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2010
I am continually amazed at the progress my son has made at Stevenson Elementary School. I am thrilled to have the priviledge to have my children attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Great communication between parents and teacherS. The commnunity is very involved with the daily activies at school. LOVE IT!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
Great teachers, awesome principal! Great communication

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2009
wonderful and very involved community of parents, Thanks you all

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
This school is awsome! From the principal right down to the custodian. Everyone is always looking out for the students! People are positive, encouraging and always going out of their way! I'm a proud parent of Robert Louis Stevenson! Go Pirates!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
I love all the support they give our kids from the teachers to the Principal. They are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2009
There are no extracurricular activities like music etc. No involvement of Principal at all

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
The school has very positive teachers and Mrs. Ginetti the Principal is oh so cool!!! There is a sense of community and the events are organized and well put together to raise funds. I love that the teachers email us on a daily basis and gives us an update on our children. This gives me peace of mind and encourages me to help in any way I can.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Amazing School!!! Great atmosphere for learning!! Amazing and attentive teachers!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Stevenson has the greatest faculty staff. They are kind and very resourceful when it comes to your child's needs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
It takes a community to raise a child and this community has rallied around this school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2009
Stevenson is a great place with caring staff, devoted teachers and strong parent interaction. Stevenson rocks!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
My duaghter loves it there!!! Involved teachers... Fantastic staff....Nuturing environment...Great place to learn

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
I love everything about Stevenson Elementary. We have the best teachers, staff and kids. When my child comes home saying he 'loves' school, you know you have a good one!

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
We are pleased with the opportunities for our grandson to excel and develop his talents.

- submitted by a community member
October 08, 2009
Stevenson has the most incredible and caring teachers & staff - on account of our Principal Debbie Ginnetti! The parents provide the support through PTA and FFS and I am proud to be a part of this amazing elementary school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
My son just started Kindergarten at Stevenson and every morning he is so excited to go to school. He has an excellent teacher, Ms. Carrillo who he admires and we all couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
We moved our 5th and 3rd graders here from Joaquin Miller because we bought a house in Stevenson's area. I was happy at Miller and I am happy at Stevenson. I especially like how small it is. The teachers and campus, not to mention the principal and front office staff are all beyond what you would hope for in a public school. I'm happy to live in Burbank and feel lucky to have found BUSD!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
It's an incredible community that works together for the children. The parents not only support the teachers and staff, but they also raise money to provide arts educations to the students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 06, 2009
The teachers are committed to the enhancement of the learning experience through 'the big picture' while ensuring children adhere to the rules for social behavior.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
We have the most dedicated, commiitted and caring teachers and staff of any school anywhere. You won't hear any (loud) complaing about budget cuts here; they simply want to give our kids the best they have.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
The teachers, principle and parents are wonderful and supportive. Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Stevenson is a great school with supportive teachers, volunteers, and a principal who really does care about the students and their success. Go Pirates!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
My kids are in their second year at Stevenson and they love it. We love it too! The teachers and administration are amazing and the arts program is thriving!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
I like this school a lot first because my son love to go everyday and all administrative personal, principal and teachers are really good and I like all activities they have to involve us as a parents in the kids education. Also they have this program called late birds that motivate kids to prepare more academically.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
Good administration and teachers. And the parents are very involved too. The school offers a solid, if not advanced, educational program and the PTA/booster group adds music, art & dance programs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
I choose this school because I like everything of it. The teachers, the children are the best and specially the parents that help to make this school everyday better.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
This school is great. My son is in second grade and love the school. The quality of education is excelent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Stevenson has a great mixture of kids and a wonderful small school atmosphere, that nutures the shy and the not-so-shy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The greatest thing about R.L. Stevenson is their commitment to their PeaceBuilder program. In a world fraught with violent and degrading images, Stevenson teaches our children to be respectful of teachers and each other, to build each other up, not tear down and to take responsibility for their actions. I'm also proud to be a part of their fabulous Friends for Stevenson program, which raises much needed funds to keep their arts and music classes going in this terrible time of budget cuts in our state. These programs are vital to producing well-rounded, happy and expressive kids and are proven techniques in improving math scores. The teachers and faculty are obviously caring and dedicated to our children and to open lines of communication with the parents. I grew up in an extremely good public school district and had always hoped my child would have that same blessing. With Stevenson, I feel that he has.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Stevenson School is a gem..I feel so proud and lucky to be a part of this wonderful place and never once worry about my child as I drop her off. It is a warm and caring world full of dedicated staff and loving parents. I have to laugh at those who pay big bucks to send their kids to private school only a few miles away, when right here under their nose is the most perfect example of what the educational experience should be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I love Stevenson. The teachers and principal challenge, stimulate and love our kids as much as we do. Our children obtain a sense of community, responsibiliy and citizenship as a result of their hard work and participation. The peacebuilder program is truly a great empowerment tool. Thank you for making Stevenson a place my kids want to go to in the morning and come home bragging about their adventures from at night. Stevenson is a great choice and elementary choice!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Stevenson has the BEST Teachers, staff, parents and students - It doesn't get any better than this!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
stevenson has the best front office staff! and a very caring prinicipal and the teachers rock!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
because the teachers are amazing and they really care about all the students.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
You couldn't hope for more committed students, teachers and parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Great teacher, kids, staff & parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The teachers and faculty are great. They really try to encourage learning in a fun atmosphere for the kids. Plus we do a lot of great events for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Our school has the most amazing kids and teachers! We just heard that our state testing scores improved last year across the board by leaps and bounds due to all the hard work! We also have a great number of families who are involved with our PTA and our Families for Stevenson booster association helping us to raise money to keep art and music in our school during these drastic budget cuts. We even have a Green Team dedicate to keeping our school on the forefront of 'Being Green' by recycling, making better choices and building our own outdoor garden classroom for everyone to enjoy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2008
So far I love this school and my son seems to really enjoy it.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2008
I cannot say enough for this school. The principal especially. The principal and staff members out-shine all other schools in the Burbank district. Consistant involvement with students and parents. A wonderful experience for my daughter. I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2008
Stevenson is a gift to public education. Not only is the entire Burbank Unified School District one of the best Public School districts I have seen, my children have received superior education at Stevenson. Academic education is carefully presented, given special consideration to those students that require additional time. However, the peacebuilder program has helped to nurture responsibilty on the playground as well. As a public school teacher in a neighboring district, I would be concerned to have my own children at the school where I teach. I am completely confident in this school. It is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2007
Stevenson is a wonderful school! As a member of the community for more than a decade, I can whole-heartedly report that the school is clean, well-maintained, has a wonderful, huge playground, and is such a welcoming environment! Stevenson has had top-notch principals for years, and the current one continues that tradition! The teachers are energetic, caring, and really try to balance the requirements of the state with the reality of kids and how they learn. All kids, with support at home, excel! The PTA and FFS are fantastic organizations that give there all for to the school. There is a true 'team effort' between all the staff and the community. Last, but certainly not least, the office staff are the most professional, kind, knowledgeable I have ever met. Stevenson school is the best!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
Stevenson School has alot to offer in the calss room,how ever theres a few teachers who need [to] learn how to comunicate better with our kids weather they are in the class room or outside. Remember the Kids come first!

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2006
Stevenson has a great team of teachers

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2006
My kids have been a Stevenson for a few years now and there have been many positve changes in that time. We have a Booster club that raises thousands of dollars so our kids can have art in the classroom and we recently became a CA Distinguised School!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2006
My sons have both been at Stevenson since Kindergarten. Now they are in 4th and 1st grade. I am so happy with this school. We have a very involved PTA and FFS (Families For Stevenson) who makes things like art and music happen in a district that doesn't have funding for that. Our teachers are wonderful, and actually seem to enjoy what they do and create warm nurturing relationships with the kids. We have a wonderful 'PeaceBuilders' policy which encourages peaceful resolutions, respect for self, and respect for others. I could not be happier with my childrens Elementary experience so far.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2006
A very nice school with lots of opportunity for parent involvement

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2006
Nice music and art program

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2006
My daughter came home and told me she had been on the computer at school on her first day of kindergarden. Now that she is in first grade she participates in an after school dance program at the school. Security is excellent, the only way in for visitors is through the school office. And the kids are supervised at pick up time. There is also a valet serivce staffed by the fifth graders in the morning. You can drop your child at the curb and they will walk the younger kids to their class rooms. The teachers are excellent. We have had a completely possitive experience with this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2005
I am a parent.Great school, could do a little better on the academics; Very good amount of extracurricular activities and all round development. Parent involvement is very good. Very safe environment and situated in one of the best neighbourhoods in LA county. Friendly and co operative staff.Highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2005
Great school, lots of events and activities for families. Good teachers, but not very good with problem children...

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2005
Several of the teachers there were outstanding especially your female 3rd grade teacher whose name escapes my mind at the moment. I always thought your requests for contributions were reasonable, for example I always joined the PTA but unfortunately we moved to a richer area and they want $40 just for the PTA never mind all the other things I have to buy. I put out $200 registering my daughter today. I think the Burbank School District really puts the money they do receive too good use, I just wish there was more parent involvement. I remembering going to Back to School Nights or Open Houses and you were lucky is half the parents showed up.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2005
This school tries hard, but the results are rather average (which for a school in California isn't very good). The school is attractive, especially the playground (for the area). The parental involvement is pretty good.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2005
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R. L. Stevenson Elementary School
3333 Oak Street, Burbank, CA  91505
(818) 558-5522
Last modified R. L. Stevenson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
R. L. Stevenson Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 71 reviews. Top