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Carson, CA
Students enrolled: 644
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23536 Catskill Avenue
Carson, CA 90745

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(310) 834-7241
(310) 549-3742
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May 25, 2015
Good school. My kids have all gone through Catskill. My second grade daughter just participated in a fantastic multi-cultural dance program. Many students in many grades danced. Dance teacher along with staff did a great job in preparing kids for the program.

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2015
I don't agree and was surprised with all the negative comments about this school. My children are attending this school and they're receiving a good education. If I have any concerns, their teachers are willing to meet with me and are concerned about my children. The administration is supportive too. My children enjoy going to school.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2015
Very bad school for any child. The principal thinks she's better than some and is really only there for a paycheck. Same with the staff. We need new teachers, dedicated teachers, teachers and principals with passion.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2015
Very caring and professional staff. My special needs child has received the best of care and support in the hands of a dedicated and highly skilled teacher. The part-time assistant principal, Ms. Jackson, has led the planning meetings where the teacher, the school psychologist, the speech teacher, and I were together to talk about my child's special needs and plan out her goals. I am so grateful for the expertise, kindness and support they have provided. She is making more progress than I expected. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent

December 12, 2014
Terrible school. My daughter's first year of school, and sadly it's been horrible. She has been bullied, physically hit by another student, and when brought to the attention of the administration - the principal, Suzanne Zopatti, and assistant principal, Veronica Jackson, did NOTHING. There are no consequences for aggressive, violent children. I was informed there is a bully program ---- which is in the month of October, students and staff wear orange t-shirts ???? What ? like a bunch of prisoners? How does this solve the bullying issue? Also, the school curriculum itself is of very poor quality. Only a little over 50% of fifth graders graduating from this school are capable of reading or doing basic math, and even worst only 41% understand basic science concepts !!!! Please check their CST scores before enrolling your child. Children graduating from this school are lacking the essential foundational academic skills required to be successful at upper grade levels. Sadly, these students will not be able to compete to get into the highly sought after magnet middle schools in the city.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2014
Great teachers!! My boys loved almost all the teachers they had! Certain teachers really invest in their students. Would like to see kids have one open recess, they are not able to play with kids outside of their class. The after school program is great and is always a huge support! Would like to see a better principle take over.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2014
Catskill Elementary School was the 2nd most improved elementary school in the Los Angeles Unified School District. It soared to a 47 point gain in the API and has never been a Program Improvement School. Catskill has undergone many beautification projects in the last 3 years and community support for the academic and extracurricular programs at the school have been overwhelming. For more information about Catskill, visit them at www.catskillcougars.org.

- submitted by a teacher

May 19, 2012
Catskill is a great school there is after school programs that help your children there is excellent teachers a strong principal. there is beyond the bell programs such as sys and ydp they help with homework and help your children stay fit with activities they spend time in classes with coaches

- submitted by a community member

December 07, 2009
I had my three children attend Catskill, great teachers, but I found out that there is not much support for your children if they are 'average' to advanced their skills specially in english and math. Their classroom computers are outdated.

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2008
its an awesome school i go there myself

- submitted by a student

August 15, 2007
Catskill has hardworking teachers who care about their students. The principal is always visible on campus. They offer afterschool programs for students in need of extra help.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2007
My granddaughter attends this semester and will not be returning next year. Granddaughter is behind overall, after school program does not apply to her age group/grade level. There has not been follow through by this administration.

- submitted by a parent

March 30, 2006
As a former employee of Catskill, I saw first hand the results of a dedicated staff and top-notch administrators. The majority of staff members were continually striving to improve instruction and were extremely conscientious about their impact on the students' education. The administrators were always willing to listen to the concerns of teachers, support staff, parents, and students and took an active role in becoming involved in making a difference in the lives of the children at Catskill.

- submitted by a teacher

January 03, 2006
Excellent teachers who care for each student and have high expectations

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2004
My first grade daughter has been at Catskill since kindergarten. She has been very fortunate to have great teachers. Her kindergarten teacher was fantastic and my daughter really learned to school under her tutelage. Her current teacher is also great with the kids. The principal is very stern and sticks by her philosophy of allowing the kids to be independent. All in all it's a good school with good teachers but there is definitely room for improvement as it pertains to making the curriculum more challenging.

- submitted by a parent

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Catskill Avenue Elementary School
23536 Catskill Avenue, Carson, CA  90745
(310) 834-7241
Last modified Catskill Avenue Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Catskill Avenue Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top