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Compton, CA
Students enrolled: 174

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604 South Tamarind Avenue
Compton, CA 90220

(310) 603-0378
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January 06, 2015
Optimal Christian Academy is a great school. It offers low class sizes and lots of one on one time for teachers and students. The school administration highly encourages parents to get involved with their child's education on a daily basis. They have created an environment that allows parents and students to develop positive relationships with teachers. They provide positive examples for students of color that help students form a positive self-identify of themselves and others that look like them. In an attempt to save money I took my son out of Optimal and placed him in Intensive Learning Center (ILC) Elementary School in Lakewood, CA. ILC is supposed to be one of the areas best schools, however my child was at least one grade ahead of his classmates and the only solution was to skip him. Instead, I sent him back to Optimal where he is thriving and continues to be ahead of other kids his age.

- submitted by a parent

July 14, 2013
Optimal Christian Academy is a great school, pre-school to 6th grade. This summer the teachers are really making it fun along with educatonal for our children. The head teachers have put together a great summer program for the K-6th students. My children love going to Optimal. The teachers are great. They really care about the children's academic progress, beginning with Bible lessons. My children have really learned a great deal. I love this school but I have concerns with the office staff(family), at times they are not professional. Son of owner needs to take a class in professionalism. The teaching staff is my main concern and they are wonderful. I highy recommend this school if anyone is looking for their child to receive a good foundation in education. God Bless Optimal!

- submitted by a parent

July 14, 2013
Excellent teaching staff, but original owners in leadership children seem to be in charge and they are not very professional. I look over them and focus on the teachers. My children earned a great education at Optimal and now my grandchildren attend this school. This is the best school in this area. If anyone is looking for a great school in this area, this is the place, you will be well pleased with what your child(ren) will learn. Hats off to the great teachers!

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2010
Optimal is a great school from pre-school through 4th grade. I had 2 children at this school and they learned so much. Both of my children were reading and writing very well in Kindergarten. I was so proud and I enjoyed bragging and showing their work. The Christian education was a plus, they also tested above grade level on their Stanford test. Middle school starts in the 5th grade at Optimal, I didn't like that very well, because I felt that children should have one instructor that learn and focus on them and they lack the maturity to change instructors and teacher's. In the beginning they had some challenges adjusting, but they finally adjusted. Communication was a bit difficult in middle school, and sometimes a little unpleasant. But I hear from parents at other school having the same issue with communication. I felt that my children were safe at Optimal.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2009
Optimal Christian Academy is a great school! The parents and staff work together on keeping the children safe and focused. Some people base their opinions on personal experiences with staff. But I do feel that if the School gave a little (staff support) more it would increase in numbers!

- submitted by a community member
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August 19, 2009
I just enrolled my two kids in the pre-school department.I was intrested in a school like this. I really like the school and the teachers, I think that this is the best school I could find in this enviroment. The only down part I'd like to admit is that is rather expensive for a low income family like ourselves but I think that the outcome is totally worth it.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2009
I am writing because I don't feel that enough parents take the time to comment on particular concerns when things are going well. We all encounter some problems, but overall we focus on the child receiving a quality, Christian based education. The teachers really concern themselves with the well being of their students. They intervene in every aspect with continual parent contact. Optimal is not perfect, but Optimal is striving for perfection. Optimal has teachers and staff who take extra time to involve themselves in the total care of the children at school.

- submitted by a teacher

April 25, 2009
I must say the great reputation that the school once had is no longer the case hence the leadership has been passed on to the original leadership's children. The school has gone from great to just plain fair. My child was enrolled at this school during the new millenium and preschool department has no clue of developmentally appropriate practices for young children. In fact their are clueless. Not to mention the environment was never friendly and welcoming. The preschool teachers seem really disconnected from the children. I had a terrible experience at this school and would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent

March 17, 2009
My child has attended Optimal for 4 years now and I have no compliants. I believe that Optimal is giving my child a Biblical and educational experience. In this day and time when so many young people are growing up in areas where schools could care less and knowing that Optimal is giving every oppertunity for your child to succeed is the best school for the money.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2009
Optimal is a great school. The Principal and teachers are the best. My deepest concern is, the office staff is not always friendly. The Principal and Teachers make up for the unkindlyness the office shows to the parents at times. Also, kudos to the principal for stepping in to teach the Language class. He's doing an excellent job with my child and the other students. Way to go Principal and Teachers!!

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2009
Optimal is a great school. The Principal and teachers are the best. My deepest concern is, the office staff is not always friendly. The Principal and Teachers make up for the unkindlyness the office shows to the parents at times. Also, kodos to the principal for stepping in to teach the Language class. He's doing an excellent job with my child and the other students. Way to go Principal and Teachers!!!!

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2009
My son has attended Optimal for the past two years and has learned so much. While car pooling the other day, a co-worker commented on his verbal and reading skills. A friend of hers is also five and is just learning colors. For him to attend I must drive every morning from Inglewood to Compton and then to Downtown Los Angeles. It is over an hour of street travel each day. This is a small price to pay, for the education he is receiving. Great Job Optimal, keep up the great job you are doing. Happy and Proud Father

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 21, 2008
Several of my children have graduated from Optimal Christian Academy. I was very pleased with the academic program as well as the family atmosphere. I would highly recommend this school to any parent.

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2008
My daughter is now a senior in high school and preparing to soon graduate after attending Optimal for 9 years. I have nothing but positive things to say about the school and its leadership. Initially I was reluctant at my child attending school at such a young age but she adjusted and too loved the school it was like home away from home. Ehe children there are treated as if they were their own. I will always be grateful to the schools curriculum in a christian atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2008
Optimal is a Great school. I attended Optimal for 9 years. Im 24 and my younger brother is now enrolled there. They have the best staff, and my most memorable teachers are from there.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
January 24, 2008
Optimal Christian Academy is a great school. My entire family has attended Optimal and now my three kids are there. The curriculum is great and the kids are much more advanced than the public schools. Optimal is a family oriented facility everyone there is a family. Kudos to Optimal

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2007
Optimal christian academy is a fantastic learning center. The faculity has the utmost concern/responsibilty for pour children. My son has atteded since pre-school and will be a 4th grader this fall. I want to thank the optimal christian academy family for and enriched learning enviornment for 'our' children. Thanks!

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2007
Optimal is a great school. I feel real comfortable when I drop my daughter off. The school is always open accept on Holidays and that works out perfect for me.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2007
I have a 1st grader and a 2 year old that both attend Optimal Christian.. I love the parent particpation and feeling like your kids are with family rather than leaving them with strangers. The best part is that they offer after school day care at the facility so you never have to worry if your kids were picked up from school on time.

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2006
This is a great school but I'm not to happy about the location/surrounding area.

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January 09, 2006
Great teachers and academic programs

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2005
The academic program is exceptional. The extracurricular activities need alot of improvement. Since this is a private school with a large student base, they can afford to give the children at least one or two activities free of charge. I guess they make up for it by having strict academic standards. The children do have large quantities of homework which prevents them from having to much idle time. It's great to be able to have your child attend one school facility from pre-school through 8th grade. With hard work your child can be part of the Honor Society that whole amount of time, building a critical foundation for success.

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2004
Parents pllease if you have children in middle school at optimal, please talk too them. Not all students are bad, but they have problems with people stealing,students name calling,fighting,etc..... But it is a christian school.Parents before you put your child in this school, pray about it and do not go by word of mouth like i did. Be sure you check to see if the teachers are qualified in that subject,or are they using the answer guides along with the students? I know for a fact public schools are no different then optimal. Public is more advanced then this school. Parents do not be suprised when your child begin public school, and you find out they'er behind. Check it out for yourself......

- submitted by a parent

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Optimal Christian Academy
604 South Tamarind Avenue, Compton, CA  90220
(310) 603-0378
Last modified Optimal Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades K-6
Optimal Christian Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top