June 10, 2015
Some of these negative past reviews are a total joke.
Could they be more vague?
"What's the standard for a grade?"
Standard for WHAT exactly?
"A teacher yells a lot" at other kids-- but what else is the teacher doing for YOUR CHILD - have you asked him or her that?
Our son attended Kindergarten this year (Sept. 2014-June 2015) at El Rincon and had a fantastic experience overall. Of course El Rincon has challenges, as any other elementary does. But the overall quality of the EDUCATION provided here is excellent.
Our son's teacher was successful in not only the practical aspect of our son's education (core skills in spelling, reading, writing, math, computer literacy etc.) but in sparking his interest in creativity: music, narrative storytelling and art in general.
The staff overall are caring and friendly. The front office staff while not exactly exuding the same customer-centric attitude as the teachers, are professional and polite.
Lastly, the status of this school and how its doing has A LOT to do with the current principal, Reginald Brunson. This guy has a vision for how he wants his students to think and conduct themselves. He constantly emphasizes the four qualities needed to be productive and successful citizens in the 21st century and beyond: Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication.
In terms of the physical grounds, I'd like to see some improvements there, but it's my understanding CCUSD is looking at projects to beautify all the elementary campuses in Culver City in 2016. But the classes, computer lab, science lab, cafetorium (lunch room/assembly room), library are all more than adequate.
Don't let a couple of haters fool you: this is a great school,
- submitted by a parent