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Cudahy, CA
Students enrolled: 1,539
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5027 Live Oak Street
Cudahy, CA 90201

(323) 869-1300
(323) 562-8015
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March 04, 2015
My son is a 3rd grader at this school and all I can really say is that I'm genuinely disappointed. His current teacher wants absolutely no struggle and is looking for little puppets. I had a parent conference and she called my son extremely nosy, and as the conference progressed she then said "You should start considering the idea of holding your son back for 3rd grade, seems like he's going to struggle in 4th" She keeps coming off as very ignorant, and doesn't know how to push and motivate her students. I'm seriously considering changing my children schools.

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December 19, 2014
Ellen ochoa school is not organized with their award ceremonies.Ceremony was to start at 8:45 it did not start till 9:30 as a working parent this is unacceptable!! Then when you ask questions the employees treat you as if you're stupid and they turn and look at each other and laugh. That's unprofessional! I question why do they provide false info and the staff's response was that it wasn't the schools fail that people were ignorant!! Maybe this school should start by educating their own staff before they teach our kids!

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October 05, 2014
Horrible school. The p.e teachers treat kids as if this was some military establishment. Some teachers don't care about the students and complain about their job all day, treat kids disrespectfully, yell for no reason, etc. My child fell and hit his arm one time, causing a fracture, and he had to walk all the way to the elementary side for the nurse just to find out she wasn't there. He walked back to the middle school office and the lady there told him it was nothing and to go back to class. When I picked him up from school, he was almost in tears from the unbearable pain and we went to the doctor and found out he had fractured his wrist. Ms. Avila is a horrible dean and has no buisness being in a school if she just yells at kids.

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August 17, 2014
This school is not a great school, yes there are very good teacher here but the rest are just not there. There is a lot neglectance from school staff, the students are not being supervised , kids are smoking and having fights. Staff should be on alert & tell P.E teachers to stop being so harsh on student and to stop talking them down as if it was a military . Overral not a great school: bad staff, poor supervision , abusive teacher . There's only a few good teachers in this school.

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April 12, 2014
It is a great school with a lot of great teachers who do whatever they can to educate you. The teachers kind and they will help you whenever you need help. The staffs are just the same , we have some really cool staffs that will care for you just as much and do whatever they can to help you and send you on the right track. The students there are not bad either, most of them are pretty nice. The campus is pretty clean as well. The extra-curricular activities are great and the coaches are nice. The school is split up into three parts: the middle school side, the elementary side, and the kindergarten side. The food could improve though, and they need cameras because of the tagging, but that hasn't happened in over two months.

- submitted by a community member

December 03, 2012
Not a good school.. All good comments have to come from staff .. When my son attended this wz on the 2005 once he got to jr side wz on 2010 into my surprise I have to admit its where they have the worst staff.. My son wz being held on a choking position by principal edicating my son how to wear his unif collar once I confront them they acted like it wz not true a female P.E. teacher throwing the ball at my sons face while my son wz playing something else as told once confronted talking about my son not fallowing rules trying to cover up they mistakes .. I got home n checked reviews intoy surprise one parent wz expressing the same thing my son would come home n tell me.. Now my son is at a new school A studient n lots of good referrals all of this is working to take all of this n good matters.. It's sad how all other parents have to except all of this just bc they don't have another choice.. They don't wana b responsible for nothing outside the school n don't wana pay a cross person for safety of kid the city had to move in n put on them selfs it says how much they really care about our kids.. N easy words they force parents to fill out the papper to let them know what u think of em

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April 24, 2012
Ellen Ochoa is a very small school compared to others in our community. There are less than one thousand middle school students. In harsh economic times, this school is doing the best it can to continue providing the services students need for K-8 students. There are many National Board Certified teachers at this school and the 6th-8th grade math program is challenging for the students. They are already using the newly adopted California Common Core Standards and the math teachers have high expectations for their students. Half of the 8th graders can earn ten high school credits when they score proficient on their state test after passing algebra. Teachers teach in depth, not to the test. Parents are welcome to come and sit in their child's classroom and to talk to teachers before the reporting period. More parents need to get involved in their children's education. A student is more successful when the parents are involved regardless of the school. I like Ellen Ochoa's math program.

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2011
sometimes we have no control over our surroundings. The school may not be the greatest but I can say they are trying. People may not take into consideration the students home and blame the teachers. The teachers are trying their best to meet the needs of each student but when the student sees that their own parents don't care they too don't care. Parents seem to begin to care more after their child has been getting into trouble more often, or maybe not that they begin to care, but may be fed up with getting calls because of their child behavior. Teachers are there to teach our kids but when our kids bring all that extra baggage to deal with it may make it hard for them to learn. I know the teachers are trying with what we are sending. We need to give the teachers more credit and accept what we have. We need to work together not against and our our child's education does start at the home. And sometimes maybe sometimes hug your child and tell them you care. Because then maybe they will care too.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2011
its a very bad school am calling the distric to investigate.school staff are real bad and some teachers are worse

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June 25, 2011
I have mixed reviewes about this school some are good and some are bad. I love this school for the some of the teachers and the nursing staff. But it does not make up for all the neglence of this school. My children attend this school and when I first placed them into this school I thought it would be the best for them I have heard many great reviewes on this school. But it was not all its cracked up to be. This school is even worse then Elizabeth. There is a lack of school ground supervision and a few of the teachers dont care on what happens to your children. I have heard from several child that there P.E teacher talks down to them he has even hurt several children including mines by not properly streatching them out before a workout.. My son has had numerous surgeries due to his neglence. And just recently a student was jumped infront of the school right after the day ends and there was no supervision around.. All I can say is that I am happy that my children will not be returning to this school..

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 29, 2010
There are caring teachers at Ellen Ochoa Im so glad my daughters attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 01, 2010
To the previous review i think you misunderstood me but every school is the same! it can be a private schools but the same things will be happening. This helps your child learn the reality of the world. People will try to pressure them but as long as they are smart and strong they will have a great life. I know i am because I don't accept anything that is a bad thing. Your child must know that. If you really care and worry for your child speak to them and explain of the dangers of all of those things. They do provide security for our school. That why kids are getting caught.

- submitted by a student

August 27, 2009
I am proud to say that I am a ROCKET parent. This school is not only new and amazing, but it also has awesome teachers as well, and great after school programs. The teachers have excellent communication with us parents, and keep us informed all the time; they also work with our children/students to improve grades. This school does a lot more for my son, than any other school around this area. I also love the 'No Bullying' and 'No Threats' policy 'cause we all want are children to feel and be safe, right? Another thing that I really like is: that there are no gang members in this school. As a parent I believe this is important. Thank you, Ellen Ochoa LC. Sincerely, a ROCKET dad.

- submitted by a parent

June 18, 2009
I can see how one whose at a remedial level themselves would love that school. It saddens me because that school supposed to be a nasa explorer school and it isn't living up to it's potential. I'm not saying all teachers are bad, but a few good apples does not a good bunch make. I recently went to their math 'fair', not only did very few people attend but the teachers were also scarse. It seemed as if they drew straws as to who would have to attend. I did feel the love from a couple of teachers. It shames me as a fully involved parent and teacher myself that there are schools that choose not to live up to their potential. I thank Jehova God that my children have all been accepted to the best charter school in los angeles to where 'they' can live up to their full potential.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 16, 2009
I love the program they have the Dual program.

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March 11, 2009
They have parent book clubs and parent workshops to teach us activities that we can use to help our students learn. I went to both and enjoyed it. They also have two credential teacher in the elementary library and the middle school library. Both of my kids use both library after school. They have the library open so the kids can use the computers and check out books and do their homework.

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November 11, 2008
this school is one of the worst schools in this area...the students don't learn the CA state standards that they are supposed to be learning through uot the school year...also the do not prepare them for high school or college... worst school ever!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2008
I really like this school, my children have made great improvement, i actually think that both of my children got the best teachers at Ellen Ochoa this year, Mrs S.Pacheco and Mr.S.Hernandez.

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May 14, 2008
Great School in the area! Wonderful teachers who really care about their students. My kids were in kinder and 7th grade at ellen ochoa. Teachers challenge students and give tutoring and after school clubs. The counselor Ms. Defantonel was very helpful and Mr. Manzo and Ms. Fuji were always very nice and helpful when I had questions about my son. Great school overall. We were sad to leave the school when we moved to Norwalk. I recomend it and know there is a long waiting list because of great reputation.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2008
A very very good school. Loved it. I recomend this school to parents of the area.

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September 25, 2007
Parent involvement in this school is very poor I never got an appointment with a teacher after I missed open house for work related reasons and they rely on kids to give their grades to parents when that happens,if a kid is failing he is not going to tell his parents, not mine, and the mail kept 'getting lost' only from them(sure). About the Vice-principal Mr.Manzo he is not capable of solving simple things I thought an issue was solved then I got a call a week later for a meeting with him for the same thing he didn't remember a thing of what we spoke before I had to remind him of everything, that was so disrespectful for me, his decision was totally different from the first time, every kid has a file he should make notes. they could not even handle when my kid was bullied I'm very disappointed.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2006
Before anything, it is no longer Bell#3 Span, our new official name in Ellen Ochoa Learning Center. We are a pre K-8th grade school. I am not only a parent whose children attend but am also a teacher from this school. At our school we teach to the standards not to the test. The teachers there try to meet each students' individual needs

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Ellen Ochoa Learning Center
5027 Live Oak Street, Cudahy, CA  90201
(323) 869-1300
Last modified Ellen Ochoa Learning Center is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ellen Ochoa Learning Center Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top