I am REALLY happy with Highland. It is a great, safe learning environment for my son, who's in 1st grade now, and who I took out of ICEF Elementary school after a month there. The teachers really care about the students and know their names whether their students or not. My son is thriving there, feels cared for, nurtured and is learning a lot. We've switched principals (last year's principal was great also) and I'm really happy with Principal Dr. Beasley and her efforts to immediately connect with the students and community. The school continues to get Blue Ribbon High Achievement award. They also have 3 different afterschool programs and one of the few schools I see with such a huge GRASS play area. Other schools frequently come to play soccer here. I would love to see them offer a language immersion program here or an after-school spanish/english class so my son can learn Spanish. My son is excelling in all aspects of his education math, reading, language, science etc. Very pleased.
i think this school is alright it thought me alot about how the world really is it thought me how to make choices and suffer the consequences of my choices, but there are some things i like like my friends and activities here there alot of stuff to do in this school, i also like the teacher, well most of them cause they thought me a lot and show me that you have to do stuff for your self and not for the satisfaction of anyone else through and through think this is a good school and i would recommend it to anyone, o one more thing dont get sucked into pure pressure dont try and be someone your not, and dont do things so that someone will like you for because at the end you'll end up regreting it im an 8th grade student and i approve this message
Highland elementary is a great school for children and there learning experience . I had attend Highland a couple years back I'm now in college and I still go back to help with activities and different things at the school. My teacher I had from there in kindergarten was Mrs.Demorris and in first grade was Mrs.Lesnick and they still are teachers there and great teachers at that the have been teachers to my younger siblings as well . Highland is a great and school and the environment is very kid friendly I'm pretty sure my kids will attend Highland as well!!!
If you want for your child to have a fair education this is not the school. Our experience at this school has been very unpleasant. The teachers appear to have their favorite students that they teach only, half of the teachers appear to be tired and lack focus, you can tell that they are there only for the paycheck, there is no effort in truly teaching our kids. I have witnessed where the kids run over the staff. The principal and/or staff does not have enough time in her schedule to adequately make sure that the teachers are doing their jobs. They need assistants. If given the choice I would not send my children to this school, they lack structure. They do not give homework, they do not have an adequate learning agenda. Like many other schools they are yet to offer an online program for the parents as an alternative way to keep up with their child's progress because the teacher does not always call back as stated in the start of the school year. This school and staff has a very long way to go in stepping up the standard that they claim to uphold themselves to. Find a charter school for your child until Highland can step up their standard. 2 years to long, I will not continue.
A few years ago I was a student at Highland elementary. I'm very proud of how this school has improved over the years. Happy to know Highland is the only elementary school in Inglewood who has achieved the honor to be a Blue Ribbon school.
My son has had an excellent academic year being his first year- Kindergarten. He is advanced in his reading skills, math skills & writing skills. He received the Principals Award his first semester. His teacher has done an outstanding job with my son. Thank you to the staff at Highland Elementary.