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!!!
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.
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.
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 ......:)
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.
So sad this school has gone downhill quickly. Students are allowed to rough and the admin does nothing. There is a lot of hype about certain programs, but they are not being taught. Friends were buying a house, but refused to make an offer because they 'had' to go there. The two stars are for some of the teachers, otherwise it is a school that has been let go, shame.
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 !!!!
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!
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.
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!
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 .
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.
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!
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.
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?!
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.
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!!!!
The fabulous teachers and principal make it a wonderful place to learn!
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!
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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