This school is a wonderful family of teachers, students, parents, friends, administrators and community effort. It sits in the heart of a loving and supportive community, The teachers work not only academically with students, but they are taught self pride and cultural identity along with arts and music. They can certainly use money to continue educating the young and eager minds of all the students. The school has been in a difficult time of transition this year and money is needed for class supplies and to support the continued trend of educationally high standards they have come to expect and look forward to. My granddaughter attends this school and her Father is a teacher there, therefore our family sees first hand what a good education and a community and family support can do to enhance the learning process. My granddaughter comes home anxious to do her home work and she along with the student body are evidence of what the word educate the mind of a child really means, These children look forward to being entrepreneurs and business owners and well rounded adults thanks to Daniel Freeman the school of the community of Inglewood CA.
Daniel Freeman Has always been a good school that cares about there students; I believe maybe since the school isn't too big it gives teacher's and staff the ability to really show concern. The kids are always participating in activities that have been earned. The I have a dream program is wonderful as well as the free after school program that helps children to focus on work instead of just playing around wasting time until their parents arrive. This will be my 2nd child attending the school at kindergarten and I'm looking forward to another 6yrs at this school
Daniel Freeman is a quaint neighborhood school in the Morningside community of Inglewood. My children have been in attendance there during the last 10 years. Thus, I have seen both the highs and the lows of the school. It is a great, family-oriented school. The teaching staff have been tremendous over the years. Mr. Pisano, Ms. Praileau, Ms. Norton, Ms. Roberts, Ms. Jones and Ms. White just to name a few. There are always opportunities to get involved (especially for that creative, go-getter type) and participate with school activities. The "Read Across America" - featuring our Dads, the annual Science Camp in the San Bernadino mountains, and 6th grade dances are some of the more memorable events. There have been jeers and cheers over the years. Overall, I wouldn't have moved my children elsewhere.
My Son has been at Daniel Freeman since 4th Grade. He is graduating this year. Ms. Turner is great. However, she has alot of things (however serious) that keep her away from her Job. So being Great is not that great when your not there! I only gave this school three stars because of Ms. White, she is beyond Excellent. We need more teachers Like Ms. White. If you child is entering 6th grade push to have Ms. White for their Teacher! She is Great! I wish she could be my sons 7th and 8th grade Teacher! She is old school, on point, and what are kids today need!
I'm a 3rd generation parent at Daniel Freeman, all 3 of my children have attended K-6, my oldest is 22 and my youngest is 7 and I have seen the ups and down with Daniel Freeman and I can see Daniel Freeman is on its way back up with Mrs. Turner as the Principal. The API scores are up this year and everything is going in the right direction. All the teachers my children have had were great. The overall rating of this school listed is way too low. It gives a very false interpretation of what Daniel Freeman is all about.
It is a new day at Daniel Freeman Elementary. In fact, the future looks bright now that Mrs. Turner is the new princial. My daughter has been going there since grades 1-5. I only kept her there this year, because of Mrs. Turner. Mrs. Turner is a dedicated, strong and caring principal who expects great things from the children. Which they are more than capable of doing. Most of the teachers are the same. The school is also clean and well kept. My biggest problem is with the Inglewood School District. The curriculum is inferior to neighboring cities. The children are set up to fail by having an inferior curriculum. This is why this is my child's last year. The District test cores are not impressive. Our kids are capable of far more...teach them and they will learn.
The new principal, Mrs. Turner, is really turning the school around. The morale has increased and the school is making progress.
My son attends this school and I was bent on finding another school, but that lazy principal was moved only to Parent and the office manager is gone so things are already looking up to me. I am going to give Danniel Freeman a semester and if I do not like what I see I will move forward to remove my son from this sinking ship quickly.
The teacher's are great but the principal is lazy. We don't have a PTA .No play ground equipment
This is my child s second year at Daniel Freeman. Last year was great. This year lacks a lot of luster. The children are unruly, due to lack of parenting. The Principal, needs to to communicate to the parents and or guardians, that their child(ren) need to correct their behavior or leave the school permanently. There are days when I feel like I am in Watts or Compton on a street permeated by thugs. It s not just the boys either. The girls are also culprit. I love the idea that the school is predominantly black. The teachers are great. They work hard, but I feel as though they do not have the support of their administrator.
Daniel freeman is a great school parents need to take the resposibility of raising their own kids and stop sending the kids to school to get the nurturing that they need at home. All the teachers at this school are all working hard to do the best they can. I have sent all my kids to this school and they have done very well for themselves.
I think the staff at Daniel Freeman is excellent. They are very support and provide a well rounded education for all its students. I truly believe that it is more to education than reading and math and Daniel Freeman is providing this type of education. I would highly recommend this school to my family and friends.
Daniel freeman is a great school just wonderful i went their for 4 years and love it wish i go up to 12 grade i just graduated there i love it so much the best school ever and i mean it from the bottom of my heart i visit so much.
While our area may not be the best, Daniel Freeman has the most dedicated teachers I have ever worked with. They are passionate, charismatic and know how to give our children the education they deserve.
My son is going to the 4th grade and in previous years, the teachers and administration have been great. This past year was disappointing. There was a change in Principals, very little effort was done in the way of fundraising and the children seem to have no activities on the playground. I am a big advocate of children not only having a recess, but also having constructive activities during that time. When I've gone on the school, the children have very little supervision on the playground and no activities, so they run around and make up their own agressive games.
Freeman elementary was exceptional, but is going downhill. Children run wild on the playgrounds with poor supervision. Also, the quality of teachers seems to have suffered. My son had an outstanding teacher in first grade (who, may i add, has left that school). His second grade teacher this year was at best average and to be honest quite apathetic. In addition, i am not pleased with administration at all this year. This is the second prinipal in as many years as i've been there. Test scores may not yet show this downward trend. However, this level of borderline chaos, combined with the less than stellar attitude of teachers and administration, is going to have an impact if action isn't taken soon. Sadly, this is a problem in Inglewood district-wide. Inglewood has no magnet/gifted programs at elementary level and in general has a horrible school board. Avoid Inglewood at all costs!
Excellent instruction in the lower grades (k-4). Academic content seems to lag in upper grades (5-6). Teachers are caring and knowledgeable. Parent involvement is mediocre. Pricipal turnover is a challenge at a rate of 1 every 2-3 years.
Both my 10 year old and 12 year old have been at this school since the First Grade. From the start this school as been instrumental in the positive, productive 5th and 7th year old I am raising today. The school is small enough to foster a since of family and yet large enough to serve the community. I am adament about my childrens academic success and Daniel Freeman was a wonderful place to start!
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