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K-6
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Carson, CA
Students enrolled: 427
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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16223 South Haskins Lane
Carson, CA 90746

(310) 898-6120
(310) 329-6056
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October 21, 2013
This is a horrible place, run by bullies. I am currently trying to transfer(again) I ignorantly relocated to this area 2 years ago and will spend the rest of my childrens lives making this up to them. Bunche Elemetary is a disgrace, and should be gutted. We are supposed to be doing better each generation, Bunche is a throwback to bullying and intimidation, only it's coming from the adults. Everytime I heard their rediculous speaches about Core values, and anti-bullying I cringe. This place is a disgrace, and I am ashamed that I put my children in this situation, now all I can do is work to get out of this district.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2013
This school is making great strides due to the principal, Dr. Owoaje. This school is going in a good direction. The problem with this school is with the parents that have a problem with the administration and act out on a school campus in front of their own children. This school could be great if the parents were better role models.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
Leadership is horrible!! Teachers are great but the morale of the school is very depressing! I have been a parent at Bunche for 10 years now and this school has never been in such chaos. The principal Dr. Owoaje is a big bully and talks to people like they are beneath her. I feel she does this because her family is in higher parts of the district and she feels untouchable! I sure wish I could get in touch with who ever got her kicked out of enterprise middle school a year and a half ago!! Its sad when good teachers resigned from the whole district due to the principal! I really hate this school now and is looking into alternatives.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
My son has attended this school for the past 6 years and in the last 2 years he has had Mr. Watkins as teacher. Mr. Watkins had been great with my son and as well with other students. My son has matured in the time he has spent with him. Mr. Watkins ran the Gentlemen of Bunch, Football, Basketball and other great activities. Very influential with the kids and he is very in tune with them. Kudos Mr. Watkins!

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2012
Great school !!! Teacher make this a great school thanks to mr. Salazar he motivates my daughter to go to school she just receive a 100day completion certificate and for perfect attendance ..thanks mr Salazar for all ur Dedication and ur had work ...

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2012
The teachers who have stayed at Bunche through the change of administration are dedicated, hard working and fair. They've remained because they truly care about the students. I have witnessed first hand well thought-out, engaging lessons. I appreciate them.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2011
I LOVE Bunche ES. This is our family's second year here and I am here to stay!!! GREAT teachers, GREAT leadership, GREAT learning environment!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2011
I would like to say Bunche is an excellent school. I like that they focus on teaching the kids about how to make healthy food choices with the Harvest of the Month Program. Also,every Friday the teachers, students and the principal start the morning off with exercise which is led by Ms. Murphy. The kids really love it. I just think the teachers are great and so is the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2010
In short this is a really good school gone bad. The leadership is out the door. Teachers are not at the top of there game because it is no longer required by the principal. We need a good, fair, strong principal who doesn't feel it is necessary to be friends with some teachers and not support the others that she don't see on the weekends. After all we are talking about the education of our children here, and all teachers, parents and students should be able to go to our principal for honest support.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Used to be wonderful but has gradually declined in leadership, dicipline, and teamwork. Test scores and enrollment have dropped steadly for the past 3 years. Time for a new principal. Please.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2010
My daughter has attended this school since age 5 and she is now in the fourth grade. The teachers are awesome and she scores proficient each year on state standardized test.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2009
Great school, caring teachers & excellent curriculum

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2009
Bunche has a lot of great teachers. I am so thankful that my child was in Ms. Olinares' class. She was such an excellent teacher!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
Ralph Bunche Elementary School is a great school that provides many services for our community.They work as a team to help students succed and are always willing to go above and beyond to help students academically.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 18, 2009
Bunche Elem. is the best. The school is warm and inviting. The staff is very caring and welcomes you with open arms. And they put the children first

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 27, 2009
Mrs. Lanuza is the greatest Kindergarten teacher ever!

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April 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2008
For those of you that don't know Bunche Has changed. Many teachers that made Bunche into a California Distinguished School have left along with their great leader. I have taken my children out of this school. The scores have dropped and administration does not care about the kids, parents and obviously the staff that she easily let go. The school was once great but now it is a falling star.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2008
What a great place for children. There is no other school I would consider sending my child to in the CUSD than Bunche Elementary. Location wise, it's perfect. It's set in the middle of a residential neighborhood and someone is always at the front gate waiting to greet the children. The teachers are great and they genuinely care about the students. My only hope is that they reincorporate the activites that led to school spirit and really encouraged the students such as the daily morning assembly. However, as public schools go in this area, it's wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2008
My daughter was in Miss Braun's kindergarten class last year, and thanks to Miss Braun (now Mrs. Lopez) switching to first grade, my daughter is in her class again this year. I've never met such an eager and caring teacher. Miss Braun uses various techniques and activities to gain the children's interest in all subjects, especially reading. She gives the children lots of praise and recognition to keep them engaged. My daughter is 'high energy' yet Miss Braun shows her frustration to her. Miss Braun finds ways to cultivate her energy instead of breaking her spirits. She is a Godsend to me and to the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2008
Bunche elementary is a wonderful school. Although they experienced a drop in points on their API, I anticipate a growth from them this year. Bunche has a number of new teachers but they are dedicated new teachers who work tireless for student achievement. Bunche has experience a lot of changes in the last 2 years and as result their scores dropped. I am confident in their principal, Ms. Pearson and all of the teachers and staff and I believe Bunche will experience significant growth this year. Bunche is still an above average school and children would be very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2008
I love this school. The new principal is a Godsend. My son is now in Mrs. Ashby's 1st grade class and she demands a lot from the kids. I was a little overwhelmed by the amount of work he is given but I am starting to see some improvment from him. I highly reccomend this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 23, 2008
My daughter was in Ms. Olinares class in Kindergarden and I must say she is a wonderful teacher. Most kids are reading by the end of Kindergarden. Standards are set high, and above grade level. As a teacher in the district I would definitely recommend this school to anyone in the district. The only bad thing I would say is the playground there's lost of sand and concrete maybe not enough padding under the playground equipment. But all schools in Compton have this problem.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2008
I have been a parent on this school since 1999, and i'm so proud to be part of it because i'm a witness of it success. it's team work is exellent.

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August 29, 2007
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May 10, 2006
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April 05, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2006
Bunche Elementary is an excellent school. My daughter was enrolled in Ms. Murphy's kindergarten classroom. She is an excellent teacher. My daughter learned how to read in kindergarten. She is doing very well in first grade and she loves to come school.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2005
My child has attended Bunche since Kinder and now his in 4th grade. Buche staff has the goal to improve and it shows with our childrens scores. Parent and Teacher communication is open. Most or all material sent to the parents in English & Spanish. The school campus always looks clean and I am proud my son is part of Bunche.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2005
I love the school! The children are learning here. The bar is set high and the children are expected to achieve it.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2005
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- submitted by a administrator
August 24, 2005
My first kid attended this school since kinder garden and I'm a witness on how the school is growing during this five years, now it is #1 in the distric and is an example to follow to the rest of the schools in the district. My second child today is enrolled to this school because is the best choice I could do for him, it dosn't matter if I have to request a permit in the distric and I have to drive them to the school, is a worthy effort I'm willing to do for the wellfare of my child.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
February 22, 2005
I am another parent who has nothing but wonderful things to say about Bunche Elementary School. My daughter has attended Bunche since Kindergarden. She is now in the 2nd grade. I have to thank Ms. Ashby, Ms. Martinez and Ms. Ross for being the wonderful teachers that they are. My daughter absolutely loves school. There are not too many 7 year old students who actually look forward to coming home and completing their homework, and her grades reflect all of her hard work. Last, but certainly not least I have to give lots of praise to the Principal, Ms. Soloman. There is absolutely no doubt that she has a genuine concern for each and every one of her students. She encourages them on a daily basis to be the best. She is truly a blessing. Ms. Cade

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December 05, 2004
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December 01, 2004
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December 01, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2004
Bunche Ralph Elementary School is the best. Ms. Solomon the principal there and all the teachers and staff are wonderful. I am blessed to have my children there. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2004
I have nothing but good things to say in regards to this school. First, the principal truly care about her students and they know it. The teachers show a great initiative in making learning fun for the students. I currently have two children attending this school and they love school. My daughter is in Ms. Ashbey's kindergarten class and she is a great teacher. My son has been a student there now, for three years and each teacher he had, they were great!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
I'd like to commend Ms. Salomon, school principal, for the challenging curriculum that she has given since she started working at Bunche Elementary and also all the truly caring teachers. Ms. Salomon is a sharp young principal that has a geniune love for education and her students. My kids go to this school and I don't doubt those that graduate from Ralph J. Bunche Elementary School will have a foundation for entry into the finest universities.

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Ralph Bunche Elementary School
16223 South Haskins Lane, Carson, CA  90746
(310) 898-6120
Last modified Ralph Bunche Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ralph Bunche Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top