Students enrolled 535
Hours 8:45 - 3:15
School leader Reginald Brunson
District Culver City Unified
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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11177 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230

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(310) 842-4340
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4 stars
Based on 41 ratings

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May 10, 2014
My child finished her kindergarten here and now is in first grade. her teacher, Mrs. Glusac is amazing and the Principle Mr. Brunson is a spot-on leader for this school. He is consistent, clear, firm, sharp, and helps foster healthy respect for teachers and for one another. My child comes home engaged, excited to learn, and we see the results of the STEM program, loving and experienced teachers, and a timely greatly needed leader.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2014
I agree that Mr. Brunson is a major reason why El Rincon has become and remains an excellent school. He loves his job, he is committed to it and the school, and he leads the school in being a true community of learning. El Rincon is also excellent for its high parent involvement, totally committed teachers (who largely, and perhaps also as a credit to Mr. Brunson, really love their jobs), and great staff. Everyone works together here. I will do everything I can to keep my children at El Rincon. Thanks Mr. Brunson and everyone at El Rincon!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2014
CCUSD picked a winner in Mr. Brunson! I've seen him speak several times now and he is so clearly a man of character and natural leader. The school, the district and the kids are lucky to have him. I'm not sure whether or not El Rincon is the school for us, but Mr. Brunson's presence at the school definitely is one of the major bullet points on my "pros" list for the school.

- submitted by a community member
December 28, 2013
El Rincon is a great, and ever-improving school. We have two children there, and could not be happier with their teachers or the administration. The diversity, level of care, leadership, and focus on true education (not just teaching to a test) consistently impress us. If we had a choice to send our kids to any CCUSD elementary, we would absolutely choose El Rincon again. I'm honestly at a loss as to how anyone could describe El Rincon as "gone down hill," but I guess we all have our own unique experiences.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
El Rincon is a great school. We as parents , Grandparents, just need to stay involved in there child school and do are best to make sure the children get the Best education El Rincon has to offer. We have great teachers and Staff. Parents, Grandparents Aunts & Uncles, we may need to have coffee and chat, with are Principle to see how we can get are school back on track. Proud Parents ......:)

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2013
Maybe if CCUSD treated El Rincon like they do with Farragut things would be better. If they Put some of those resources given to Farragut to some of the other schools the district would be better balanced.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2012
This will be the 5th year we've been at El Rincon, my child is now in 4th grade and loves his teacher. El Rincon has managed to overcome all the obstacles - from inconsistent leadaership to troubling API scores, however with the support of our wonderful and dedicated teachers, our committed Principal and our hard working students El Rincon is now a school to be proud of, I salute our great teachers and thank them for their dedication and commitment to each student. Go Rockets !!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2012
Love El Rincon! There are so many top notch teachers and they deserve the recognition : ) My son is in the 1st grade and his teacher (Mrs. Moniz) is wonderful! The after school program is just as good because the teachers there really look after your kids and stay on top of any homework they may have. I really don't think El Rincon is getting the credit they deserve but thought I can do my part as a parent to let everyone know that my son is excelling and truly loves his teachers and friends. El Rincon is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2011
I absolutely love this school especially the after school program that my son attends, Star Education! The director Mayra V. is wonderful with all of the children and has great parent/ teacher communication.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2011
Despite the inconsistency with Principal leadership at El Rincon, our school has consistent before and after school programs, especially the STAR program. I personally like the hands on leadership of our STAR Program Director. She is dedicated to El Rincon, works well with parents and applies herself well with the needs of the school. She is highly diverse and this quality meets the need of many parents at El Rincon. Our current site director is approachable, kind and tireless in her efforts to promote El Rincon. She is by far the best STAR site director that I have had the pleasure of leaving my child with throughout the course of the day. She deserves top marks in a great school!

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2011
I totally agree with you there,The Star director is awesome! With a whole new year around the corner,A new priniciple and new PTA and new STEM will give EL RINCON a new year to look forward too! I wish for everything we need from new aides ,new teachers,new parents helping ,old parents committing more of their time,Other parents over the summer have come in and made the school grounds look great!! The school has a great garden program the woman who runs it is also Treasurer again,this is awesome people who care!!! I heard she got awards for all her help!! This is what we all should do or try to do and stop complaining about what we dont have or what we need. We need to help each ,work with each other make things happen for our kids. I want you to know my son will start 1 grade here in Sept and I have gotten on the PTA board ,Yes I have a job and Yes I am busy <but I care and I need to help,,,I hope all parents out there will too. A new beginning,with Hope and inspiration .

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2011
This is a great school with a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) program being intiated in the 2011-2012 school year. I love the teachers and support staff we have at El Rincon. I hope like most parents that we can recruit a principal that lives and works in the Culver City School District (and wants to stay at our school for longer than a year or year and a half). My son has been at this school for the past 3 years and we need some consistency in the leadership of our school.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2011
here is the thing about El Rincon - The Principals keep leaving - the PTA is dwindling and despite that - it is still an amazing school! The teachers are amazing - they are still dedicated, and energetic despite the problems with the Administration and spotty parent involvement. The thing that powers this school are the kids! Many other schools ring their hands and whine about how they would like to have a more diverse student population. El Rincon school is MLK's dream realized. Parents who insist on sending their kids to El Marino to learn a language should consider that fact that at El Rincon you will actual interact and learn from all of the children from these different cultures! The school has an incredible science lab and a new directive as part of The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition. I love this place and wish all the white families in my neighborhood would stop scurrying off to other schools and embrace this incredible school in there own back yard - p.s. I'm white - I love El Rincon!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2010
I'm trying to figure out why El Rincon gets a 6 out of 10 compared to Farragut which gets a 9. Both seem to have similar API test scores. My experience with El Rincon teachers has been positive although I think the extra curricular activities could use some help. My son often complains that they just sit around for PE. I also think a lot of emphasis is given to kids potentially falling behind but not much is done to keep advanced kids engaged.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2010
Good family school? Maybe. Good neighborhood school? Sure. Awesome diversity? Absolutely. But... El Rincon has "dummied down" over the last couple of years. And yes, the lack of strong leadership is a main concern. In his convenient over-the-summer exit letter, the last principal wrote of his desire to "work closer to home". I wish he would have considered his commute before signing on and sharing his significant "contribution" to the school in the first place. It looks as if we ll start off the new school year with yet another, interim principal. Our API score is now a whopping 6. Pretty soon, we are going to need a life raft. Can anyone get L.L. back on the line?!

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2010
My daughter attended El Rincon for kindergarten. So, I take a job assignment in Denver and as an advocate of public school education I seek out and enroll my daughter in what is supposed to be the best. What I learn quickly is my barometer for excellence has been set exquisitely high as a result of the jewel of Culver City, El Rincon. There is absolutely no greater enviornment for nurturing children, embracing their differences, focusing on their commonalities and fostering a progressive, fully rounded curriculum determined to level set a foundation for continuous academic excellence. My mother, a retired educator with over 33 years of experience in public school education continues to sing the praises of El RIncon...she doesn't say much of anything about our new school...go figure.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
The front office staff is amazing and dedicated to bettering the lives of the kids that attend the school. The teachers provide a great start for a long term education plan for each of their students. Together, they are trying to protect kids and give them the best education possible!!!!

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October 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
The fabulous teachers and principal make it a wonderful place to learn!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 31, 2009
El Rincon is an amazing school who is supported by nurturing, very competent and experienced teachers. In addition, the new principal is amazing and is truly committed to the students, parents and the teachers. He is new to El Rincon and has the right energy to make things happen! My daughter is learning and loves her school in paticular the new Science Lab, Music and P.E. Look at the test scores....learning is happening!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 16, 2009
With the invigorating energy of our new prinipal we are on our way... Our Discovery Science Lab, Growing Great garden and nutrition lessons ( meet federal Health and Wellness Act 2006 ) , STAR after school enrichment program. Our test scores say it all!! Im kicking myself I didn't send my older kids there.....

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May 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2008
this will be the last year for my youngeest in El Rincon. She almost have a perfect score on STAR. She loved her previous teachers and she is excited to have the one she now have. Thank you El Rincon Principal & staffs for providing en enriching education and social skills for the children.

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September 01, 2008
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no rating August 30, 2008
My daughter is entering her 2nd year at El Rincon and we are estatic. Her 1st year was absolutely wonderful. She had an excellent teacher, many activities to participate in during and after school. I also appreciate the no nonsense policy at El Rincon. The school has structure and dicipline.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2008
This is what a perfect elementary school should look like. All of the teachers are highly qualified. The unique student body represents what real life looks like. Forget the facade of learning a foreign language, these kids learn how to get along in life. All schools should take note and try to be anything close to what El Rincon is. The world would truly be a wonderful place!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
El Rincon has an amazing principal and leader. She has led a diverse school population to increase achievement as well as increase artistic ability. The chess club has helped my children problem solve in a stress-free environment. The teachers are awesome. Keep it up, El Rincon!

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July 07, 2008
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February 21, 2008
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December 13, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 29, 2007
My eldest began kindergarten in 1998. My youngest child has one year left to go. The two principals have been excellent leaders. I have been impressed over and over with the quality of teaching my children have received. I've volunteered in my kids' classrooms every year and have often been amazed at how well their teachers tackled new concepts as well as old, familiar subjects. All three kids consistently tested in the upper 90s on their STAR & CAT6 tests; one even achieved a perfect score one year. Their teachers prepared them well but never fell into just teaching to the tests. My children have all been challenged academically, socially and artistically (the older ones came back this year to help paint a mural on campus). The band and chorus programs have been fun. Each year more parents join the PTA and Booster Club, but still more are needed. Yea Cougars!

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2007
The academic program at El Rincon is cohesive and uniformed. There reading program is great. The playground needs more supervision. The diversity of the student body is a mini-united nations. I love their aggressiveness regarding discipline and the no contact rule!!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2007
What a wonderful school. I am so happy with our decision to move to Culver City and especially happy that our children are at El Rincon and love going to school.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
This a great school. It has a principal who is involved and really cares for the children. My third grader came to this school last year. Within a short few months I saw a huge improvement in her reading skills. In fact, she has improved significantly in most subjects. The school is also very health conscious. They have a fruit/salad bar at lunch time, and P.E. every day. They encourage a healthy lifestyle, and the children really take heart to it. Now my daughter asks for fruit instead of cookies. She reads more than she watches TV...The only thing change I would recommend is better supervision on the playground.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
Excellent teachers in a good environment. Play area is an area that needs attention, though.

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May 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2006
A real community. Teachers are concerned, kids are excited to learn and parents are welcomed to participate. The principal is fantastic--a real inspirational leader. Campus is clean and beautiful. School is very diverse racially and economically. My only complaint is that I believe the playground should be monitored more closely.

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April 22, 2006
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January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2005
My son has attended El Rincon since kindergarden and is now in 5th grade. He has had excellent teachers and I always feel that he is getting the attention he deserves. The school is always safe and secure and the classrooms are organized, neat and clean. I have started my daughter in first grade and she loves it!

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March 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2005
Many improvement in the past years. The school has a language program.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2004
The parent participation and teacher involvement are great! The school manages to challenge the students academically and creatively while providing structure and a strong partnership between the principal, teachers and parents.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2004
A very good school with good teacher to student ratio. The teachers are well experienced and discipline is good. The parents are well involved in the school's activities.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2004
This is our first year at El Rincon and I have truly enjoyed the teachers and the parents and I think my daughter has enjoyed the experience also. I really feel like they care about us. And my daughter has done so much better since arriving at El Rincon. Thanks, Simms Family

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2004
I really enjoy El Rincon! Excellent teachers, large playground, very diverse. My kids are very happy there! -Lisia

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El Rincon Elementary School
11177 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA  90230
(310) 842-4340
Last modified El Rincon Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
El Rincon Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top