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K-8
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Inglewood, CA
Students enrolled: 726
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5354 West 64th Street
Inglewood, CA 90302

(310) 680-5430
(310) 680-5436
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October 21, 2014
My child attends Frank D. Parent and I have a few concerns about the faculty at this school. I was so excited when school started and things were fine up until it was time to communicate with the office staff! School has been in session for almost 3 months now and I can truly say the service I received from the office staff has been nothing but RUDE, UNACCEPTABLE, and UNPROFESSIONAL! On three different occassions, I either left the office or hung up the phone displeased and very concerned that my child attends a school with an office staff that lacks an essential part of the functionality of a school; communication skills. One morning I walked into the office and NEVER received a greeting, may I help you, what can I do for you, what do you need. Two ladies looked up and put their heads back down and continued doing what they were doing. When I walked out, there was a staff member that walked out ahead of me and ask once we got outside did anyone help me. I said no not at all. She shook her head and said I can try to help you. Another time, I called in regards to my child and the lady I spoke with was so rude, I felt like reporting her to the school district.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2014
I am a proud Panther Alumni and I went to Parent from '07 to '11. Yes I was bullied and yes Mr. Gregory took initiative to stop the bullying as well as a school-wide assembly on bullying. The office staff was kind of iffy and not very welcoming, if you'd ask me I'd say they belong at the DMV or Post Office not a family-friendly environment. Ms. Autrey was one that needed some happiness in her and to be more manerable to adults and the elderly. Most if not all the teachers were very educated and met the requirements to teach the lessons and mannerable. I was fortunate to have teachers as Mr. Williams, Mrs. Harvey, Coach A, Mr. Wilkins, Ms. Barrios, Mr. Pollard, Mr. Mackey, Mrs. Wallace, Mr. Guttierez, Mr. Taylor and Ms. Anderson. I have not stepped foot on Parent's campus in over two years; but believe me the staff knew me very well and loved me dearly. A reminder to parents and other alumni every school will have their flaws and all, but the difference the community makes is key. Participate in the PTA, join community groups to help better the school. God Bless, and Go Panthers, C/O '11!

- submitted by a community member
March 13, 2014
This school is horrible my son was bullied everyday to the point he was having panic attacks and didn't want to go to school. It became worst when he went into special ed. He Is A Quiet Kid I Went tTo his Teacher And Nothing was done. Man you have kids smoking weed drinking in the bathroom. Starting a lot of stuff on social media. Man I checked my son out recently. This school is the poster board school that needs new principal new teachers etc. It hurts my heart to see my son go through what he went through. So beware let this school be your last choice.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2013
I attended Frank D. Parent for middle school. It was a very nice environment. I learned more than I learned in a private school. The staff is warm and welcoming. And the principal Mr.Gregory is a very good principal. He strives for the students to their best and be rhe best. If you are reading this Frank D. Parent is an excellent school to send your child to.

- submitted by a community member
April 03, 2011
Frank Parent is a great facility to learn in. The grounds are kept up and the environment is pleasant. The curiculum is up to date and teaching techniques are constantly being updated. Will the school meet everyones expectations, no, not possible to make everyone happy. But a majority of the parents do like the school and help to make it better. With the financial climate as it is now, its going to need help from all parents and the community to keep going.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2010
My grandson has been attending The Algebra Club this summer, and it is a wonderful program. It is excellent for students to learn, catch up and to excel in Algebra. It is also very affordable for families. I am so happy that my grandson is able to get this jumpstart.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2010
I love The Algebra Club!!!!!!!!. My son has been attending The Algebra Club since school let out, and he looks forward to going everyday. He shares with me on the daily basis the different games and activities that the staff does in class to make learning algebra fun. I believe that The Algebra Club is not only preparing him for the upcoming school year, but also for when he goes to high school. I really hope that this program stays in place at Frank D. Parent to help other students excel. Thumbs up to The Algebra Club!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2010
Well this was a great month of July for my son. He attended Frank D. Parent this summer for their Algebra Club. He made new friends and connected with some old ones, learn many new ways to do Algebra problems and did different hands on activities connected to math. He was excited about going everyday. I did not have to make him go. There was were even days I had to go in and say its time to go home. Mrs wallace and the other teachers triggered the kids brains to want to learn they made it fun.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2010
Educamp is Wonderful!!! My daughter attends Frank D. Parent elementary during the regular school year and she also attends Educamp which is a great and affordable summer education camp. I was very relieved to find out that there was a camp for the summer at my daughters home school so I signed her up right away. I can not express in enough words how IMPRESSED I am with the Educamp overall! The camp directors are always very attentive, organized, and gracious whenever I interact with them. I also love the fact that there are so many camp counselors. This eases my mind while I have my child there. They have fun field trips on Fridays. I have personally been waiting for an afterschool program to be launched at Parent and Educamp would be my #1 choice for it! Will also sign up for Educamp next summer at Parent!(fingers crossed)!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2010
In contrary to the submittance of the post on July 5th, I will be sending my 2nd and 4th grade daughters to Frank D. Parent elementary school come Fall 2010. They have just finished their 6th week at "Educamp" and I see a totally different picture here from what the last parent posted. The teachers are warm and always greet the students with smiles and when I come early to pick them up they are never ready to leave. On our way home their always telling me the games and activities they played and new friends they've met. I have even attended a field trip to Seaside Lagoon with Educamp and all the counselors were very attentive and made sure the campers were safe and having fun. We hope they offer the program again next year.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2010
My sons are attending the summer "Educamp" at this school. They are incredibly disorganized and we will be moving them. Unfortunately, this school is living down to it's overall reputation. The teachers seem fine but the administration clearly is clueless. The camp counselors are not managed, they have lost use of the classrooms (unbelievable) and there are many fights. We considered sending our sons here for regular school but there is no way after this time during the summer. What a shame.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Awesome 50th Anniversary celebration! Parent School is rapidly becoming the school it was in the past!

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 19, 2010
There are plenty of staff members who will write comments praising this school. I would suggest talking to parents with kids who attend this school and kids that attended in the past. There are many parents with complaints about this school that are to scared to speak up or just don't like confrontation. The API scores should tell you something. In the past this school has been very unorganized and minimal discipline on staff members. I have witness parents who complained a lot children suffer and lied on constantly. So I agree with the comment Posted August 10, 2009. I too have been approach by staff telling me bad things about a male parent who actually opened all of our eyes to certain issues last school year in the kindergarten class concerning 'All' the children. Our kids do not attend this school anymore. Thank you Mr. A.H. for opening our eyes.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2010
I love this school- my daughter left private school and started commuting her with her dad. She has learned so much more than she had at her private school. The teachers are great and her teacher even helps us after hours. I am glad I made the switch.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2010
Frank D Parent is a good school. Outstanding leadership headed by their Principal Mr. Garry Gregory. He has been a leader there for six years. They have a well rounded staff that looks out for all the needs of the students. a professional teaching team, which has guided them to have higher test scores. They have a championship football team and basketball team. Outstanding cheerleading squad that took first place in cheer competitions. The best school choir on this side of town. Their PTA is the best one ever. Now can you find another school with all that moral and academic achievement. Everyone does their part to make this school the success it is. Proud to be a PANTHER PARENT. GO PANTHERS !

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
September 23, 2009
I have been working at Parent for 7 years. We have excellent leadership and a wonderful staff. Our children, come as they are, and we do the best that we can with what we get. Not only is it essential to raise test scores, but we encorage proper etiquettes and life skills. We have an open door policy and encourage parents' participation. We are professionals. We have continuous professional development in-services, we spend our own time and money that could be used for our own families to uplift our students' moral. It's like a family here. It takes a village..... We do our part.

- submitted by a teacher
September 21, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 16, 2009
The Principal & Assistant Principal work very well together. They BOTH DO CARE and always have a open door policy. This is a school with over 800 kids! Unorganized...I don't think so!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2009
A wonderful environment!! The students are excited about learning and love their school!

- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2009
This is a horribly unorganized school. Principle is very good at talking to but the Assistant principal doesn't care. As a single involved mother I often would see parents with the same issues as me in the office making complaints on certain staff from K to 8th grade. I would see staff making notes of what parents made complaints even here some staff in their office making remarks on particular parents who was concerned and had very good valid complaints. Overall. Parent is in a good environmental area, but please do not be fooled by the appearance of the school and staff. There is so much drama that can be avoided if proper procedures were taking of staff complaints. There are good teachers there and good staff members but the few including the Assistant Principal makes the whole school unorganized. My daughter will not be attending Fall 2009

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
July 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 10, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 04, 2009
I have been a teacher with IUSD for 12 years. This is my first year at Parent School and I am very pleased with the administrators, staff, and the children. All teachers are actively involved on committees that enhance our children's learning . What I really like is our PTA that is very involved with the parents and staff creating exciting activities full of enrichment for our students. It's certainly a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful learning community.

- submitted by a teacher
February 16, 2009
I love Parent because of the size(K-8), the Principal Mr. Gregory because he is accessible, and the teachers who are there to teach and really care!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2008
I was a student at Frank D. Parent for 8 years and I finally graduated. I enjoyed every single year. All the teachers care about the students and connected with them to ensure that they get a great education. That's why I got such a great education.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 01, 2008
As a student, to me Parent is the best school. They try their best for children to get a great education! Thumbs up!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 06, 2008
This school is caring of your children. Very enthusiastic Principal who really fits in to the community. I am a grandparent who is very interested in my grandson's education.

- submitted by a community member
February 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 01, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2007
My children attended Parent School for middle school. My children received personal attention from teachers who cared about their education. I think some parents are looking for perfection, there is no such thing. I can say that it helps a lot when parents are involved and Parent School does welcome Parent volunteers. Overall I am pleased with the school and the staff at Frank D. Parent School.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
My experience with Frank D. Parent School has been very positive. I recently took my son out of private school, due to economic reasons. At first I was skeptical about sending him to a public school, however, I have been pleasantly surprised. The teachers are qualified and the administration is very supportive, involved and caring. The principal is very hands-on and is dedicated to students' well being and safety. I am very happy with my decision to send my child to Parent.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
My daughter started at Parent in the fall of 2006. Her first teacher was to say the very least, an enormous disappointment. I knew it the very first day, but thought perhaps it was nerves and that she deserved a chance. To my dismay, my intuition was on point and I was compelled to speak with the principal to get my daughter into another class immediately. Initially my daughter was unorganized, unaware of what she was responsible for in class, but once I was able to get her in another class, she greatly improved. Bottom line is that as a parent you have to research the teachers and feedback from other parents. I'm happy overall with her first experience in a large school and am looking forwarding to finding the best teacher for her in [the next] grade. Parent participation is pretty good compared to other schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2007
They have a lot of extracurrical activities but that has nothing to do with the quality of teachers that the school district has provided to teach our kids. Also you have a Principal that has no control over his staff.Parents you need to look at the overall quality and leadership of the school not just the extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2007
Parent school needs to focus on supervising their students. The staff also needs ettiquette training as well as customer service skills. They are working with people's children, whose life and path to success is on the line. The staff do not know how to communicate with parents in a respectable manner.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2007
I Had to pull my child from Parent second semester. I should have followed my first instincts and pulled him the first month of school. The teachers (not all but most) are terrible. They don't care about the students. If you love your children I would not leave them in this environment, unless you don't mind them losing their self esteem and character.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2007
Sadly I was trick by the area with Parent, and expected far more then what they had to offer. Then when I readjusted myself and looked at the school as a community services and educational institution I was so disappointed. sadly the truth is, the Administration is not professional and the teachers lack social and professional skills also. While people are kinds and helpful they seem to be unaware of developed and updated teaching and leading skills, and when you discuss them with them they prove they are not skills by being insulted that you might know more then them. A true skilled persons loves new and different information. Parents is not a good school, My son use to love school and Parent had made him hate school and lose confidence, and he is only in K.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2006
I am so disappointed with this school. My son is in 8th grade now. He started at Parent when he was in the 6th grade. There is not adequate tutoring available. Extracurricular activities are lacking. The majority of the students are rude and disrespectful not only amongst themselves but also to the teachers. Parent may be in a good area but it certainly isn't a good school-especially for middle school students. Thank God this is my son's last year there.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2006
The teachers are doing the best they can with the very limited resources they have,student/teacher ratio is way to high. Alot of the older 6th-8th students are very rude and disrespectful towards themselves , there classmates and especially the staff and adults in general. This school needs more parent involvement very low, more ARTS & exciting extracurricular activities which I feel can be used as incentives & rewards for the students/parents who participate and come to school to learn, along with maintaining an acceptable gpa and citizenship grade, this will give the students something else to strive for and the teachers indirect 'leverage ' when comes to classroom discipline which to me is the key to academic success.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2006
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- submitted by a staff
January 28, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2006
The school is great for my child.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
I feel Frank Parent has a strong,concerned leader in Dr.Washington and she is concerned with the quality of the students educational pursuits. I feel this is one of the best K-8 schools in Inglewood.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
This school has been a huge disappointment. My child is not comfortable at this school. The structure lacks discipline and support from it's own employees. When teachers have to keep their class in at recess and lunch so that they're not treated badly then something is wrong!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2005
Quality of academics, although I strongly oppose gearing our children to take standardized test, I do believe the information my child has been given has been beneficial in her education. I would like to see more extracurricular activities (art, music, sports) included in her (my daughters) curriculum. I try my best to be an active parent, I can't expect the teachers to do all they are here to reinforce what we should be teaching our children. The teachers my daughter has had have all been great. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
January 05, 2005
I think Parent is a great school with lots of extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2004
My son will be in the 3rd grade this year at Parent. So far I have been pleased with the 1st & 2nd grade teachers he has had, however I am not pleased with the Administration. They seem very overwhelmed and not too concerned about the students. I also agree that the 7th & 8th graders should be moved out of Parent. 3 Principles in 3 years! That's a bit much! Parent use to be a very good school and I'm afraid that if I keep my son there, he will fail. I am a very involved parent and have established relationships with all his teachers. Thank God so far they have all been very good. I pray that we are just as luck with a 3rd grade teacher, which by the way, I heard that 2 of them have left!

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2004
Parent has the potential to be a very good school. They should however only maintain k-6 grade. The 7th & 8th grade (which are the bulk of the discipline problems) need to be on a campus with 7th & 8th grade only. It is very disturbing that the school district has adopted the 'no child left behind act' and its not being upheld at Parent. The teachers do not seem to care much for the children or show any concern for the children who may not be able to learn as fast as others. There are many children failing at Parent, why is that? The district only seems to be concerned about the sat scores, which forces the teachers to teach at a level they may not be able to handle. Parent school is 'under staffed' and the school district is aware of this, but the questions is 'do they care'. I dont think so.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2004
Frank D. Parent is not one of the schools I would send my children to at all. It may be situated in a nice suburban neighborhood but the kids are extremely spoiled. They can't even accept people who are not from the same financial background as they are. Some of the teachers and administrators lack organizatinal and quality skills that are pertanent to the growth and acceptance of people outside of their own community.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
I think that Parent should not be a K-8 school simply because they are not equipt to deal with 7/8 graders. I think that Parent should be changed to a K-6 school, since 6th graders do not have to change classes. I think that this would also help with the discipline problems if 7/8th graders were eliminated from this school. Unfortunately, a 7/8th grade child who may be struggling with learning from one teachers technique does not have the option of changing their class to a different teacher. They may even have the same teacher twice to cover two different, but possibly similar subjects. I also think that Parent should look into getting more qualified counselors and identify children having problems. Meetings can be scheduled with them throughout the school year so that the child doesn't feel that nobody at school cares about their success, or problems with teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2004
My daughter is currently a 6th grade student at Parent. This is our first year here. I am not happy with the administrative team; however, I am (for the most part) pleased with her teacher. She is doing an excellent job of transitioning her class for the increasing responsibilities they will face in the years ahead. She is not the most popular teacher amongst the students due to her strict, no-nonsense nature. I am confident in her abilities. I'm not pleased with the fact that our acting principal is here in the interim leading me to believe that she may not be here permanently. The administration is obviously suffering from the lack of stability and it is my strong opinion that Inglewood School District is in dire need of improvement - which should initially be addressed at the State level to be fair. Funding is needed. Activities are lacking.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2004
If you want you child to go to a school that has a hands off policy while on the playground during lunch and recess, then send you child to Parent. Otherwise, your child will get suspended if they play a little too rough. In a GATE class of 33 students, the teacher had no help. The focus is more on minor behavioral problems than academic. One GATE student sits in the back of the classroom drawing because he thinks the teacher is taking too long to explain a topic. So he teaches himself, goes back to drawing, takes an exam and get an A. Why is this student in this class. He is obviously much more advanced and is not being challenged to his full ability. A test was given. All the students claimed they studied when asked. 75% was the highest grade. Take ownership teachers! What's wrong.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2003
i went to parent since kindergarten and i really liked it i was always in the gifted programs and i enjoys all the people and staff. when i got to the 8th grade though it was tough because there was measure k construction going on and its hard to pay attention while there is drilling outside but the teachers worked well with us but at the beginning of the year we didn't have a history teacher for about 2 months and we didnt have an algebra teacher for the first 2 weeks of school. but once everything was in order i liked it thanks to mr. taylor, ms. jernigan, and mr. wilkins, ................................... and mr. franklin!

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2003
Parent is a horrible school. A few parents run the school and have gotten rid of 2 principals and 1 Superintendent in the last two years. The teachers only care about National Test Scores and could care less about the progress of the students. If the student is not able to keep up with the class the teacher moves on because the National Test Scores are the only important concern.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2003
My daughter's class is going well. My son, however, has had a substitute for 10 out of the 16 days he has been in school. The substitute assigns the same homework daily. The principal should obtain more diligent subs, and monitor their progress. The teacher should have passed along lesson plans for the substitute to initiate.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2003
I had a former student to attend parent a few years ago. Our experience was pretty good. We had a rough transition with a change in principal in the middle of the year, but we got through it very well with a lot of parent participate and communication. I was very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
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Parent (Frank D.) Elementary School
5354 West 64th Street, Inglewood, CA  90302
(310) 680-5430
Last modified Parent (Frank D.) Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Parent (Frank D.) Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 70 reviews. Top