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Culver City, CA
Students enrolled: 509
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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4100 Irving Place
Culver City, CA 90232

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(310) 842-4338
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August 22, 2014
My child finished k at Lin Howe last year. It was my child s first year at the school, and we all had a great experience. She learned a lot, had a wonderful teacher, and made some really nice friends among her classmates. It s our neighborhood school, and I was so glad she could walk to school, especially since she seemed to meet friends along the way quite frequently each week. Part of what I enjoyed a great deal was the community. The other parents were very warm, friendly, open, and not dismissive of parents who weren t able to volunteer during school hours. The teachers were very nice, and it seems like a well-run institution though of course much bigger than our preschool (so that was a little bit of an adjustment for me). We also had a good experience with the supplemental lessons as well as the great morning care / aftercare program offered by the Office of Child Development. Not a "holding tank" at all - the teachers worked out all kind of activities for the kids throughout the year.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2014
Linwood Howe and all of the schools in Culver City have an excellent reputation--but, perhaps that set my expectations too high. The focus at Lin Howe seems more on the appearance of education rather than a holistic education that develops the strengths of individual students. This manifested itself in multiple ways. First, the principal always referred to herself by her title "Dr." which seemed somewhat off-putting. Her demeanor only underlined this. As a parent, I felt as if nothing I said or thought about my child's education mattered because I was not the expert. The teachers who pursued advanced degrees *during* the school year were praised. How can you successfully educate the individual students in your classroom when you're busy obtaining your own education? Finally, the emphasis on conforming to state standards seemed to come at the expense of working with the various learning styles and strengths of each student. Perhaps that is just what I should expect in the public school, but it was disappointing to experience at such a well-regarded school.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2014
I love this school. The teachers are nurturing and really work with the children to ensure they are thriving in the classroom. I had my reservations about the current principal when she started as the former principal was excellent. Needless to say, this principal has been great as well, she is not as warm and nurturing as the former, but she is responsive to our concerns. Parent involvement is HUGE here. The PTA and boosters are very active and do a great job at fundraising.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2014
The dedicated teachers and active families who volunteer and raise money for the school are the reasons why LinHowe has been a good experience for us. We have not been impressed with the current principal and her leadership. She has been on the job for over a year so one expects her to experience a learning curve. However, she is not on site a lot of times maybe because of ongoing training. She is pleasant enough but not warm and approachable. Without being specific to a couple of situations we encountered with her, she is very good at citing policy and not really trying to address a parent s concern. So while she has responded to our particular situation, her response and actions seem more reactionary to justify herself rather than fix the problem. My impression on her administrative and leadership skills leads me to believe that being principal of an elementary school is not her long-term plans. It s unfortunate, because she has a great opportunity to collaborate with the parents, and inspire and motivate her staff with true leadership. LinHowe will continue to be a good school because of the teachers and parents' support but it could be so much better with a good principal.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2013
Linwood Howe is a great neighborhood school, but not average. First thing that springs to mind is COMMUNITY. This school has a tight knit community of families, who not only care about the school and the education their kids are receiving, but they care for each other s kids. We watch out for each other. On any given day, you can see most of the neighborhood kids and parents walking or biking to school together. To sum it up in only a paragraph is hard. The teachers at our school are phenomenal. Our programs include, art outreach, edible garden and nutrition, Green Team, Math Olympiads, the list goes on. The parents and staff at our school go beyond what's required to make sure our kids are supported in the classroom and after school through the programs offered at our school. It's truly a unique and special community here at Linwood Howe.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2013
This school has been remarkable for both my children. It's only our first year, but so far we are beyond impressed. The individualized attention that each of my children receives is almost indescribable. Especially my older child who needs some help in the classroom. His teacher communicates with us constantly about his progress and makes us feel like he's her only student. I know for a fact that this is not at the expense of the other students because every parent in my class says the same thing. My other child needs no help in the classroom but in fact needs more challenge. Her teacher rises to the occasion. The school is in no way perfect and I'd love to change a few things. But for being a neighborhood public school, we almost feel like our kids are getting a private school education. And it's full of really great families who are genuine, involved, down to earth and caring. The diversity is impressive too - not just ethnic and socioeconomic but international - a really pleasant bonus.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2013
I am a parent of a third grader at Linwood E. Howe. My child has been going to this school since Kindergarten. We started out at a very prestigious pre-school in Beverly Hills, and then started at Lin Howe. I can tell you that we both feel like we are the luckiest family in the world...Lin Howe has been truly a dream come true. It's a family, it's strong and beyond excellent teachers have given my child the very best a school has to offer. We are so blessed to have so much support from the parents, and full support each and every day from ALL of the teachers. There is no place I would have wanted to be but as a Lin Howe Viking! My child is proud, happy and educated. We have a lifetime of memories as a child should be given, thank you Linwood E. Howe, thank you parents, and thank you to our fabulous teachers and leadership. We look forward to two more years at this wonderful school!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2013
Linwood Howe's test scores have been steadily rising, but that's not why we love it. We love it because the teachers and staff are passionate, dedicated professionals who care about our kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2013
We love Linwood E. Howe! I have been a parent at this school for almost six years now, and I have seen many changes. We chose it first because it was our home school, but were won over completely by the team of fantastic kindergarten teachers. As our children have gotten older, we have discovered that you can't really go wrong with our teachers - there is a type of teacher for every type of kid, and the teachers work carefully with each other to offer the best transition from grade to grade. In each grade different units are managed by the separate grade level teachers, so you get three for one! This allows our teachers to focus carefully on an area of study, and also prepares our kids for the multiple classrooms of the middle school. The leadership and staff of the school are proactive, vigilant, and most importantly, human. The parent community is generous with their contributions of time and expertise to supplement our kids' learning. Lin Howe has been a great place to have my kids learn not only how to read and add, but how to communicate with people and work as a part of a community.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2013
We LOVE our school! Amazing teachers who genuinely care about the students. Significant parent involvement. We have watched the school grow over the years and could not be more happy!

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
We just moved to the area and enrolled our daughter in Kindergarten at Lin Howe. We are extremely happy with the school. The teachers are very caring and invested in the children's education. The parental involvement is HUGE and there are tons of extra curricular activities both fee and non fee based. It is obvious that the Lin Howe community cares about it's students and wants to make this school as fantastic as possible.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
Teachers foster a cooperative and caring atmosphere, Strong curriculum which begins at K. Good after school programs as well.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2013
Linwood Howe is a true gem. With a genuine focus on the whole child, the teachers and active parent community foster a love of learning, strong social responsibility and respect for our earth. Students at Lin Howe build confidence, leadership, independent thinking and empathy. The active Booster Club and PTA organizations provide valuable funding for instructional aids in the classrooms, enrichment programs, and fun activities for the families and community. This school truly enables children to flourish.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2012
This is a truly excellent school. My children transferred in from a charter school and they were behind, but Linwood Howe has graciously caught them up and now they are advancing beyond belief! Really excellent teaching going on here! I am amazed at how much my children are learning. I knew it was a good school but it is even more challenging than I thought it would be and I love it. There is a great spirit here as well. It's a happy, positive, healthy place. And the principal is truly outstanding. Children and parents love her, she's involved and engaged, and she addresses concerns promptly and efficiently. I am so grateful for this school. 5 stars for Linwood Howe!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2012
I had my son in Ventura County schools up until the middle of 3rd grade. His 2nd and 3rd grade school was rated 9 out of 10 by Great Schools. His teachers were nice, but they didn't push him. When he transitioned to Linwood Howe in the middle of 3rd grade his teacher said he had a lot of catching up to do. I saw a huge improvement in his reading and writing in just a few months. We absolutely love his 4th grade teacher who communicates with us and is really on top of how he is progressing in her class. She even offered to have him stay after class to work on his homework with her, which I never had a teacher offer me in the past. The afterschool program is wonderful, my son enjoys the time spent with his friends after school-they are really good with him and communicate with us on a daily basis. LH has been nothing but a positive experience for our son!

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2012
Sure LH could do better, but it's on the right track. API improved to 826 - can only hope it keeps gaining because LH is better than its test scores. While test scores are important, LH is also focused on nurturing a well-rounded child. It focuses on social responsibility as well as academics. Lots of parent support. The 2nd grade teachers are fantastic. Class size is manageable despite budget cuts. Principal knows each student by name & listens to parents. An active booster club raised money for class aides. Downside, for 2011-2012 the boosters scaled back aides to 3 instead of 6 because of threat by the union (ACE). Kids were cheated of aides because the boosters was forced to unionize volunteers. I bring this up because dedicated staff & parents are working to better LH and create an enhanced instructional environment despite budget cuts. When a group like ACE complains that the boosters are taking away union jobs that didn't exist & are not paid for by CCUSD, their actions hurt our kids by taking donations from classes. As a parent stakeholder, I want LH to be the best in the district and it has the potential. It has a diverse student body and great parent community.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2012
This is our 1st year at LinHowe and we are pleasantly surprised by our experience at the school having moved into CCUSD and we were not able to get into Farragut. The principal impressed us in our one-on-one talk with her to discuss our concerns about LinHowe being the lowest ranking school in CCUSD. She continues to impress us by being very involved with the kids and we see her roll up her sleeves to help with the mundane behind the scenes tasks that go to run the school smoothly. The jury is out on how savvy she is on dealing with the district to benefit LinHowe, but she has proven to be approachable, dedicated, and hard-working in a thankless position. I find the homework to be light, but I understand LinHowe follows CA standards. When we complained to the teacher, she went out of her way and made a set of extra homework for our child. Our teacher is hardworking and collaborative with us to meet our child s needs. There is strong parent involvement and a lot of fundraising, which is ever more needed because of state cuts. Between the many LinHowe activities, afterschool and Cornucopia programs, our child is getting a good balance of academic and extracurricular stimulation.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2012
Obviously the Parent who put that Lin Howe is a mediocre school is a disgruntled parent. Probably an Ex? Speaking of mediocre education, for future reference "bye" should be "by" in the context that you wrote it in. Furthermore you neglected to put specifics on what makes this school mediocre. Someone who wants their child to go to the Valencia School District is obviously unaware of the issues the Valencia Schools have, as my kids used to be in an Elementary School in Valencia and are now in CCUSD. If a parent has a problem with the school you should address the principal or district to see what can be done to improve the situation. This was clearly a parent who is uninvolved. Be proactive. Linwood Howe has outstanding parent involvement and incredibly dedicated teachers. My children are thriving at Linwood Howe. As far as Ivy league education goes... My first concern is that my child grows up to be a happy, well rounded, productive, member of society. I'm not knocking it, if my child or any other strives for an ivy league education, great. But it's not everything, don't forget, there are a lot of people who went to ivy league schools that are now convicts.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2012
Mediocre, LinHowe is NOT. Public schools in California follow the California Content Standards, Culver City to Coto De Casa, they are the same. It is a small community school, that is extremely diverse . LinHowe is focused on service learning, the environment (a pilot school for Green 5), has programs like Hiking Vikings, a walking school bus, where over 100 children and parents walk together each Friday. Each year the academic advance . Outside organizations bring in programs like The Young Story Tellers, Shadow Puppets, Music, and assemblies. The strong parent groups raise funds to support extra help in the classroom, green projects and art out reach. Programs like Pair Pals teaming students with special needs with buddies for social events allows all our students to better understand disabilities and eliminates the misconceptions almost eliminating bullying. While our test scores may not be the highest in the district, the gains each year are remarkable. During computer lab time, students have access to success maker software, a program that teaches testing skills, at the students academic level, class time is about developing the love of learning, not teaching to the test.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2012
Linwood E Howe is anything but a mediocre school. My son started in Kindergarten this year. We moved to America from the UK 2 years ago so this is our introduction to the US education system, Lin Howe has a great community spirit, led mostly by the amazing principal. She knows each child by name and always has time for the children. There are numerous opportunities for kids after school, and lots of parental involvement. For the previous parent wanting their kid to go to an Ivy League school. Huh. I want my child to be happy, successful, and achieving his potential. Which he is. To be honest I don't look past the next couple of years never mind college Lin Howe works to meet each child's potential. I volunteer in kindergarten and today was "retaught" how to do 3 numbered multiplication. By a just turned 6 year old. The teacher spends "free time" encouraging and teaching children in areas they are interested in. For my son, this means he has fun playing Star Wars. For this other kid she teaches him multiplication. Lin Howe absolutely rocks and offers children and their parents a great education with a great sense of community spirit.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2012
I am a former student and now a proud parent of a 1st grader at Lin Howe. We have had nothing short of a great experience at Lin Howe. My daughters teacher (Ms. Burns) is wonderful, incredibly dedicated and very hands on. The environment is like a very close knit neighborhood school, where the parent involvement is outstanding and all the parents know each other even when their children are in different grades. We couldnt be happier at Lin Howe.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2012
This school has an incredible parent base who give a lot of support to the school. The principal is very strong and directing the school in the right direction. Every contact I have had with the staff and parents has been really inspiring.

- submitted by a community member
February 26, 2012
The school is a mediocre school where the kids aren't pushed very hard hard to succeed. It is a school to just get bye there is nothing great about the school in general and improvements are hopefully in the future going to come. If you can avoid it try to send your kid to a school out in valencia or out of the la unified school system. Culver city schools are not in the la unified school systerm and thats why people say they're better but in reality its just a farce to make yourself feel better. There is nothing great about culver city school. Sending your kid to a culver city school is really nothing special. If you want your child to go to an ivy league school then dont send them to any schools here. If you don't care about that and you just want your kids to go to school and drift through the system the culver unified schools are for you for in the end you are getting below par education

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2012
I am a very happy and proud mom of a wonderful Lin Howe student. I have my child in morning and after school care due to my work schedule, but she does not mind being at school for extended hours because when I pick her up she always makes me wait. CCUSD Office of Child Development has an excellent morning and after school care with a wonderful and caring staff. I would recommend this school and extended programs to all working parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2011
Took my kids out of private school to place them in an environment that educates the entire child. This is the best place in Culver City to educate the entire student. The focus on the "whole child", rather than the test scores is a great example of what our schools should be like.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2011
Wonderful neighborhood school. My daughter just finished first grade and has had fantastic teachers in both kindergarten and first grade. Her reading and math skills are above third grade level. The sense of community there is great with a diverse student body and so many opportunities to follow any interest your child may have. The parents have worked hard to make Lin Howe a school that fosters the "whole child".

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2011
LOVE the sense of community this school provides our family. In one year of having my son in 3rd grade here, I am more connected to Culver City than in the past 13 years of living here as a resident. Great parents- Boosters Club and PTA folks are full of heart and talent. Great academic base of course as well as well-rounded opps for kids in sports, social skills, art, history, sciences. very pleased overall. PS_ my son had a 6 year history with Montessori schools and this is his first entry to public school.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2011
Im a former Linhowe student and I really enjoied my time at this school my brother and sister go there also ,but my sister is having trouble with a teacher due to the teacher's behavior and seeming like the they dont want to help her and it seems to dislike my little sister .it came to the point were she came home crying and didnt want to go to school. Of course this lead to a confrence and after the confrence the teacher embarassed my sister infront of the class

- submitted by a community member
May 26, 2011
I am a former student and a very proud mother of a kindergarten student in Linwood E. Howe and well words cannot describe how blessed we are to have her in this school and to relive the wonderful feeling that my older brother and I once lived as a children. Every time I walk into this beautiful campus I relive the unforgettable memories of my early life here and when I see my beautiful teacher I am always greeted with lots of love and joy. By the way she still has the same classroom that I was in. What parent wouldn't want to have their child with a teacher that has been this loyal, passionate and dedicated to their job for 20+yrs.The traditional teaching these beautiful teachers share is a priceless memory. I always dreamed of coming back to this school and hoped to see my kindergarten teacher one day, but I never expected to be a mom of a Linwood E Howe student!! LETS GO VIKINGS!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2011
My son currently attends first grade at Lin Howe. This is his first year as he attended Preschool and Kindergarten at a private school. As a single working mother, I value and appreciate everyone's hard work and dedication. The principal is awesome and enthusiastic. His first grade teacher is great. The kids rotate with other first grade classrooms for certain subjects based on level so the kids can learn based on need. Excellent concept! Physical Education is wonderful as he has learned different active games and sports activities. I know he eats healthy at the school cafeteria and he has been introduced to new food. My son has blossomed academically and socially his first year at Lin Howe. It really does take a community to raise a child and I am so proud to call Lin Howe part of my community.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2011
We have been very happy at Linwood E. Howe Elementary. We have a 2nd grader and an incoming kindergartener. Lin Howe s kindergarten team is known throughout the district to be the best in the district. Our son s kindergarten teacher was extraordinary and we can t wait to have her again with our daughter! We ve had great teachers in all grades so far. The principal is energetic and accessible and knows every child personally. The kids are at Lin Howe are happy and respectful of each other. Overall, Lin Howe is a wonderful school filled with great teachers, kids, families and community that really develops well-rounded global citizens.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2011
Second grade, had to pull my child out of the school due to inappropriate behavior from the teacher and her saying things to the students that might make you think she should no longer be teaching or no longer wants to teach. The principal and the district did not seem to care when the situation was brought to their attention. I am a parent who volunteered all the time, almost every single morning for a few hours and sometimes a good part of the day and graded homework almost every single night. I guess it is not a big deal if a teacher talks on the phone in her classroom, does her car insurance during class over the phone, tells the kids she wished she had a different job, tells a parent that she should be on Xanax when she comes to class so then nothing would matter (so she would not get upset with the kids and tell them the things she would say). It is crazy when you are in the class and you see your child trying to ask the teacher a question about the classwork and they can't because the teacher is on the phone. They carde more about if my child's absence is going to be an excused absence over what is going on in the classroom with the teacher.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
Great Principal, Great Teachers, very involved parents very diverse school.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2010
I absolutely love this school!!! My daughter is entering 1st grade and she loves the school!! It feels so much like a family!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
A real community school with wonderful parental involvement and an excellent, spirited principal. This is a neighborhood school we are proud to be a part of.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2010
This school really puts the children first, and the staff is top notch. There have been budget cuts, like any California public school, but you'd hardly know it because of the dedication of these teachers. Really outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2010
Our child's kindergarten experience has, so far, been wonderful. His teachers are excellent, and provide a truly rich kindergarten experience. He is thriving and loves to go to school each day. The afterschool care is second to none and opportunities for enrichment classes are many and varied. A GREAT school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2009
I moved to Culver city only for the schools but I did not like the fact that Lin Howe score only 6 out of 10 by the API score but I moved when the school year has already began so I though my daughter was going to be there only one year and then move to El Marino but how fool I was this is a wonderful school, with fantastic teachers, a great principal and a very much involve PTA!!! We love Lin Howe!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 16, 2009
LinHowe is a great community school, where parents and teachers come together to provide the very best for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2009
Hands down - this school rocks! It's truly an amazing group of educators; from the principal, to the amzaing teachers, to the wonderful aides and awesome staff. I have two children who attend and both excel with their learning abilities. A lot of parents are involved in many levles and the school have a wonderful feel to it!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2009
I love this school....Dont think you can beat the Kindergarten year if you searched the earth. 1st grade has been wonderful too. Very caring teachers. Very friendly feel to the school, and a great lot of parents!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2009
We have two Linwood Howe graduates who are thriving in secondary grades - on standardized tests but, more importantly, in scholars classes, technology, and the arts. We feel so lucky to have been part of the LinHowe community. Excellent teachers, responsive and energetic leadership from Ms. LaBriola and Ms. Anderson, parental involvement, enrichment and fundraising - Linwood Howe rates a 10 for our family!

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2008
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May 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 11, 2008
We were impressed with immersion education in theory, but not impressed with the results we were seeing, so we picked Linwood Howe Elementary for both our kids instead of El Marino. LinHowe teachers are extraordinary (check the retention rate); the differentiated curriculum targets each student's strengths and challenges; the principal is responsive, creative, and energetic; and the facility is safe, well-equipped, and improving with the help of a growing PTA. Test scores are certainly one measure of success, but my kids have consistently scored between 95 and 99 on SAT-9s and CAT-6s -- and are taking full loads of scholar classes at CC Middle School and High School. Extracurricular activities are growing, and PTA outreach is attracting an energetic new group. We love Lin Howe.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2008
My daughter is graduating from LinHowe this year. She has been here since kindergarten. All of her teachers, especially her kindergarten and 4th grade teachers, were great. Principal is nice, although she kind of teeter totters on rules. Rules change from day to day. But she is kind and overall a good leader. The cafeteria lady is not warm at all, make sure your kid brings exact change or the cafeteria lady won't give him/her lunch. No mercy!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2007
Wow! Only a 6! Don't believe it! Linn Howe is an amazing school. The teachers, the after school enrichment, the PTA, the myriad of field trips our kids get to take! I suppose if the rating means we keep our class size down GREAT but you have to know what your missing...Linn Howe has it ALL!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
no rating August 28, 2007
Linwood Howe rates 5 stars. My daughter started in K and recently graduated from Linwood Howe, and I can tell you that this school is second to none. The teachers she had are outstanding. They are: warm, easy to work with, experienced, hardworking, willing to help students, respectful, able to teach differentially, and very approachable. The PTA is dynamic, welcoming, and down to earth. Discipline is well maintained and age appropriate. The afterschool program is creative. Linwood howe is a diverse community that works. People are open to ideas here, and It is a great school to get involved with. Do not be fooled by the API score of 6 out of 10. This school is what you make it, and the staff is committed to helping every child -from special needs to gifted and from well off to strugggling -develope to their highest potential.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2007
We love Linn Howe. Our son is going into 2nd grade and we are very happy. The atmosphere is so warm and welcoming and the parents are very involved. Our best experience has been K but we are very much looking forward to this year. You really cannot go wrong...don't let the ratings fool you...come and check us out...I assure you, you will not look back!!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
My son is in 4th grade, every year keeps getting better! From kindergarten on we have had fabulous teachers! The commitment to inclusiveness, community and family in this diverse public school makes me forget that it is just that - my neighborhood public school.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2006
We chose Linwood after reviewing and visiting all the surrounding schools for 6 months. I am extremely impressed with the teachers and the amazing PTA. The diverse enrichment after school classes are wonderful and the PTA funds raised pay for them to be no cost to the students which benefits everyone. Parent involvement is HUGE! I have the opportunity to work with the Principal on a site council and am impressed with how much heart she puts into the school. I'm am proud to be a Lin Howe Parent. Someone else commented that there is no child care in the morning for Kinder. This is false. There's morning and afternoon care depending on your child's Kinder schedule. BTW- The Kinder staff is the most amazing and dynamic group of teachers I have come across and that's saying something since I use to teach.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2006
My daughters came from a great (API 10) school, so it was hard at first (this school's API is 6 out of 10). The kindergarten is phenomenal. The higher grades need to be much better. The PTA is great, very involved PTA. 75% impressed with the school. Not happy with the cafeteria food selections.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2006
Nice kindergarten program

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May 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2006
My child came to Lin Howe in second grade from a Montessori learning environment and I'm very disappointed in the caliber of teaching and educational content at this school. He's very bright, was doing times tables when he arrived, and writing farily well, but he's bored with the babyish work they do. I've asked to meet with the principal, three times in writing to voice my concerns, make suggestions, but she has not responded. The parent community is great, lovely people, but the leadership and teaching staff are pretty tired, just doing the minimum to meet standards.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2005
This year is the third year at this school for my child. School is OK, however there is some things that it can be better. Principal is not communicating wery well with parents. Gate classes offered only to 3 graders, afterschool program is limited and a lot of classes canceled during school year. Kindergarden do not offer morning care for kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2005
Best teachers in the school district. Great community feeling. If you want your child to be well rounded and properly prepared for his/her future then your best bet is Lin Howe.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 21, 2005
Terrific school. Great teachers, wonderful writing program.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2005
Like the teachers, but there is no strong extracurricular program available. There is no CC Park supervision after school as those programs have all been cut. School is safe and secure during school hours. Cafeteria is ok. Parents seem fairly involved.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2005
The program at Linwood Howe is broken and desperately needs to be fixed. My child has friends in the 4th grade there who still can't spell simple words adn count on fingers. It's crazy that we have to find a private school to avoid this type of school. Also, afterschool the children are not looked after while waiting for parents to come- anyone could walk onto that capus and take any child. The administration should be ashamed.

- submitted by a teacher
April 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 24, 2005
The kindergarden teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2004
Linwood Howe's Kindergarten program is the best you can get - it's literally like getting a private school experience at a public school. So far, First Grade has been amazing. With a class size of 14 students and a stellar teacher, I am confidant that my daughter is getting an exceptional elementary school experience. I feel confident that I made the right decision in choosing Linwood Howe.

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2003
My very bright and creative son was, at the suggestion of his dedicated 3rd grade teacher, diagnosed with ADD and dyslexia while at Howe. The education and guidance he received in the resource program there as well as in the classroom was extremely successful, and I credit his good performance now in HS to this intervention and attention.

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Linwood E. Howe Elementary School
4100 Irving Place, Culver City, CA  90232
(310) 842-4338
Last modified Linwood E. Howe Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Linwood E. Howe Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 67 reviews. Top