This is our 7th year at the school and I still firmly believe it is one of the best schools around. Parent involvement is wonderful. The kids in the SAS program are adequately challenged and the kids not in the SAS program are adequately nurtured. The teachers and principal are wonderful and know every child by name. Coach Dimitri is very cool as is Mr. Rodriguez (computers)
My kids have had a great experience here for years. Its too bad one family can tarnish it with one bad review. Send your kids here without any reservations.
Good school, very focused on testing. Teacher are above average, the principle does not how to handle tough situation.
My granddaughter started Encino Elementary Charter school Aug 13, 2013. She is a kindergarten student. I have been on campus to drop off, help in the classroom testing and and for pick-up. I take her too the library and have met several teachers and other parents. I have attended school functions I have been impressed over and over again with how well the school is run and how well the kindergarten classes have settled in. They are learning so much and the class time is packed with lessons which give them a sense of adventure and expectation as they are learning so many things at one time. The older children are bright, well spoken and seem happy in the school. The expIectation that these 5 year olds are capable of being able to learn to write, read, listen, and learn early math skills is an exciting. I am very impressed with this School.
We feel so lucky to have our son at Encino! My son is attending K and he really loves it! . I can't tell enough about Ms. Romero, she does an outstanding job teaching the students! .She is caring, and concerned about students from the second they arrive until the minute they leave.The parent involvement is amazing! This is a wonderful school!
I am very happy we switched to Encino Charter Elementary. My child has never done better academically and otherwise. She went from 2s in behavior and 2s and 3s in academics to straight 3s all around. Now we are aiming for 4s, and she has one of the best 5th grade teachers I have ever met.
My children are so happy at Encino Elementary. The staff and teachers are dedicated to excellence. The parents make it possible by supporting the kids and the school. The combination of caring teachers and parents create a winning environment for students. A real gem of a public elementary school!
Truly an amazing school for special education kids. This school is one of the best in LAUSD if your child is mild on the spectrum. Also, it's small and has a nice homey feel.
I could not ask for better. We had our son in a private school for pre-K and were so let down by the teachers and administration, that looking for a new school made us both tired and negative. After spending last year with Encino, and our son having the best Kinder experience I could ask for - I will tell anyone who asks what makes Encino Charter such a phenominal school. The teachers are caring, well trained and concerned about students from the second they arrive until the minute they leave. The principal is superb at her job. She balances nurture and discipline fairly, in my opinion. The parents are so involved and if the school was not performing to their standards, why would they spend so much time there. The students are the best part of the school. They really care about their own goals and accomplishments and are proud to be at school. You can see it every morning at assembly. It speaks volumes to what their day is like. As a parent I couldn't ask for more. THANK YOU!!
We feel so lucky to have our son at Encino! We have such an amazing group of Teachers & Parents that work together to make this the best school for our children!
I am so happy both my boys have the opportunity to attend this school. Teachers and parents are very involved and the principal is always available and willing to assist in anything that is needed.
I could not be happier to be a part of this school, with two kids currently enrolled. From the principal to the teachers to the parents, everyone is involved and invested in the kids and in making sure they receive a quality education. This school is a gem within the LAUSD system.
I love this school. it is clean. Teachers are so caring for the kids. Their reading rocks program is fantastic and really energizes the kids to read. Parent involvement is really high. My sons wouldn't want to go to school anywhere else.
This a wonderful school. The parent involvement is amazing! the staff is caring and nurturing! I love this school. This is truly what an elementary school should be and others should strive to be.
The best kept secret in the valley is this school! What a fine example of what a public school should strive to be like. Encino Explorers ROCK! I have two girls at Encino. My Kinder is in Ingram's class (love him) and my older daughter because she is an SAS student is in Mrs. Siskens 3rd grade classroom (love her). We are new this year as this is our neighborhood school and I can't say enough wonderful things about this school. The Principal Mrs. Marcia Koff is in one word AMAZING! I have never ever seen a principal who goes way beyond the call of duty. She is what makes this school Outstanding. I love how she includes EVERYONE, and makes you as a parent welcome. She is by far an asset to Encino Elementary. Not sure why this school is not graded with a 10. No one can top this incredible school. We are honored to be a part of Encino Elementary!!!!!
My daughter had a great Kinder year and is loving 1st grade. The parent involvement here is OFF THE HOOK and really makes a difference. I couldn't be more thrilled with the teachers, staff, students and facilities.
My daughter is beginning 1st Grade today and my son who is now 13 graduated from Encino. We are so lucky to have won a seat in Open Enrollment! We loved our son here and now our daughter is so fortunate! I have one more little 3 year old and I hope I can continue with him enrolling as well!
We are so lucky to be at Encino. My daughter will be entering 1st grade this year, and we discovered quickly last year how above and beyond the faculty goes for their students. The new principal is amazing with the right balance of authority and warmth. But what makes the school are the parents and families who realize that LAUSD's cutbacks would be tragic if they didn't step up to fill in the gaps. Parent fund-raising supports an art, science, computer and P.E. teacher as well as keeps the library supported by an awesome librarian. We could not be happier.
Great school in every aspect! The teachers are wonderful. And they put great emphasis in all aspects of education like art, computer, science and PE, not only the regular academic curriculum. Truly deserving of being called a GREAT school!
This school has been great. After a horrible experience at my son's old private school, Encino Elementary Staff was very welcoming. Encino's staff really cares about the kids and the parents are always actively involved. As new comers we were welcomes by the staff, teachers, and even the kids where very sweet to my son. We have now been there for over two years. My son enjoys going to school and loves all his teachers. i can not recommend Encino Elementary School enough. If you want harding individuals who really care about your child to look after there well being this is the school to go too!
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