My children have thrived at Emelita. The teachers do a great job and I've found our principal to be very supportive. It's a small, safe school and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to parents looking for an elementary school. The smile on my child's face at the end of each day says it all. He loves his school and his teachers.
I am very sad that this school is not the same it was when my children started there 5 yrs ago. I have seen so many changes. It so saddens me that this schools moral is so low now. It went from a huge sense of community to a no sense of community.. It events are not the same as they used to be, They no longer allow children to wear costumes on halloween and have a parade at the end of the day the all the students look forward to. It is very sad. If I was to have to enroll my child at this school now I would say run and go else where......
I love this school. The teachers do what they can to give the students what they need. Thank goodness for their PTA. They are so involved in creating programs for our kids and always coming up with lots of fun things for the school. My kids are happy there, and that is what is most important.
The Principal and the Teachers do a great job considering all of the budget cuts. Not enough parent involvement.
All the teachers are great, especially Mr. Estrada. This school is very fortunate to have teachers who care a great deal about the students.
i love emelita because when my child comes home she always says she had a fun filled day
We love Emelita! It's a small school where the teachers, staff and principal really care about the kids! And since it's a smaller school, you don't get lost in the shuffle like at many of the neighboring schools. The PTA is very active in fundraising and in providing the school with additional resources and equipment not provided by the district. Emelita is a hidden gem!
Teachers are mean with children! Yelling and mistreating the children, All they care about the kids not being absent, because they get payed for the students attendace.
It's really small and cozy school. I really feel we're like a family with the teachers and parents
I love this school! The teachers and staff are amazing! They truly care about their students.
We love this school! The new principal has made a world of difference. My son has had excellent teachers and he loves his school. The PTA is very involved too - a very motivated group of parents who really care.
This school is a little gem in the heart of Encino,CA. My grandson just loves going to school.
This school is a little gem.It has wonderful teachers and is very academically oriented. It is a wondeful school.
The teachers and admin staff and assistants are wonderful, energetic and caring. Special Needs students are mainstreamed and welcomed into the general ed population. Decency and courtesy and responsibility are stressed. These values are lacking in our society and the next generation needs these lessons.
Emelita is a sweet little school that is improving each year. The budget cuts will not help this situation. And what will we do without our new AP. She had brought a fresh perspective and really cares about the kids.
This is our second year at this school. I'm trying to like it, but there's a very strict overall feeling. I think the principal promotes this negative 'strict' feeling. The PTA is actively working to make the school a better place, and doing a good job! I have hope! The teachers are fabulous and most of the staff is too. This school would be great with different leadership.
I feel this is a great school. There is very active parent involvement, good teachers and additional programs available for students. (Previous PTA President, Pat Cox)
This is our 2nd year at Emelita. We are happy with our teacher, but very disappointed with leadership at the school. There is a tone of impatience and condescension from both the principal and some of the staff. If a problem arises, we have been met with alot of finger pointing and no responsibility or action from the principal. There is not enough competent supervision for students during breaks. The children are expected to fit into little molds rather than be individuals. My child does not feel comfortable asking for help or explanation because the staff is so abrupt. The PTA at Emelita seems to try hard and has already shown improvement from last year. They do need to work on informing parents about accomplisments and needs, because not everyone can attend meetings. The parents of Emelita are wonderful.
I am very proud of my school. I have worked very hard to make it a safe and happy campus. Thanks for this great web site. Marta Norton Principal
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