Students enrolled 488
School leader Teresa Montoya
Transportation options Yes
District Long Beach Unified School District
After school Yes

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4760 Hackett Avenue
Lakewood, CA 90713

(562) 420-7552
(562) 420-7820
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4 stars
Based on 34 ratings

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September 29, 2014
I went here for kindergarden and first grade it's an amazing school the teachers really care about you

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2014
The new Principal is ruining this school. Now they want to charge kids to vote to change the mascot. What is wrong with the mascot it already is, and why should only the kids that can afford it get to vote?

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2014
Unfortunately we moved into the area and were looking forward to having a great experience with this school. My son was in the afterschool program (Kids Club) and within 2 months he was hurt due to playgroung activity, yet no one noticed until I arrived to the school and gasped at his face. When asked what happened, I was told by the adults that they didn't know, and his face wasn't like that 5 minutes ago...though he had not been outside for well over 30 minutes according to the log sheet. The next month I received a phone call from the school, asking if I had picked my son up. The worst call a parent can ever get. I explained that I had not picked him up... I was told that some of the "kids" said they saw him leave with someone else, when asked how long had he been missing I was told 15 minutes but we'll continue to look for him and call you back! ABSOLUTELY NOT! I called the office and asked what was going on...while speaking to the office, I received a call from Kids Club stating "oh we found him, he was in the office" which was 6 doors down. When I explained my disdain to the principal she just say "oh sorry to hear that". I withdrew him the next day! We won't be back!

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2012
This school is in a cycle of decline due to poor leadership by the new principal. Communication to parents came almost exclusively from the PTA and was unorganized, with wrong dates or after the fact. Communication from the principal and teachers was almost non-existent. The school boasts a music program, science fair, and strong PTA, but the reality is that the music program had 4 students--2 trumpets, a clarinet and a flute--the 400 member PTA had 10-15 people actually involved, and science fair never had any "fair"--just turn in the project and then pick it up weeks later with a participation medal. Participation in what? The PTA board runs the school. They are a small group of friends who do not share any information regarding how money is spent. They spent $2000 on themselves for a PTA conference and $400 for their own board end of year party, while allocating only $350 for the school wide Science Fair (which was non-existent). At the end of the year, I attended other open houses at nearby schools to compare. The first graders seemed to be about 1/2 year behind the other schools. My child is no longer attending this school as we would like her to attend college one day.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2010
Cleveland has been a great school for my kids.The staff is always caring and there to help the kids with there education and support them in the areas in which they might have problems.All students are supported and remembered for who they are as individuals.PTA does a wonderful job.CLEVELAND ROCKS YOU HAVE ARE VOTE FROM THE COATS FAMILY....

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2010
We moved to Lakewood to attend this school. Everyone is involved from the principal, teachers, parents, amd administrative staff. There are great before and after school programs such as Kids Club. My son has thrived at school and I feel comfortable talking tonthe principal, teachers, and attending PTA meetings.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2010
Cleveland ROCKS!!! The staff, parents, PTA, and mostly the kids! All come together and make a great teaching experience!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2010
Mrs drysdale is the best!!!! And we have the best PTA around!

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2010
Graeat staff all around great parent involvement and great kids make learning fun. Excellent results!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2010
solid teaching. Great leadership.They really care about the kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2010
Cleveland Elementary is an amazing school because of the great dynamic between parents, students, and faculty. We are truly a family at Cleveland and our fearless leader, Mrs. Drysdale, is at the center of all things that benefit our children. PTA plays a GIANT role at Cleveland and with their support our school continues to thrive despite the huge budget cuts that the entire distict faces. CLEVELAND ROCKS!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2010
The teachers and staff at Cleveland are amazing for my daughter and the extracurricular activities (Kids' Club, Girl Scouts, etc.) that are available for her are so beneficial for her growth. Also, despite the hardships the school district is going through, Cleveland still manages to thrive! I cannot wait to send her younger sister there next year.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2010
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!! I went to this school all through my elementary years and I loved it. All the teachers took very good care of each and every student. Many of the teachers I had as a kid still remember who I am! They really encourage you to keep doing better! I am now a parent to a 2 year old and hopefully I can get her into this school once shes ready for elementary school. For now my godson goes here and he seemed to have really struggled on certain subjects at his old school, but since hes switched over to Cleveland, his ability to retain the knowledge and be more interested in school has really changed. I am SO glad he goes here! There are plenty of activities and opportunities available to the students. Best thing that happened to me. I have a great life now! =]

- submitted by a community member
June 15, 2010
We have been very happy with Cleveland elementary. Our son immigrated from the Philippines 3 years ago and due to over crowding at our home school we were sent to Cleveland. The first few weeks in 1st grade our son was having some discipline problems at Cleveland. As parents we were worried about our child being successful at school. I met with the principal, Julie Drysdale, and she had a plan to correct the situation with involvement of the school and parents at home. I was truly amazed at how quickly our son changed and has had zero problems since. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the principal and teachers who have taught our son through grades 1 to 3. Our son gets good grades and always looks forward going to school. Thank you Cleveland.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
Cleveland School is absolutely fantastic!! My first grade daughter has a very caring, professional and hard working teacher. Mrs. Grabowski has been a fantastic influence in my daughter s life, her knowledge of curriculum and ability to make it accessible to students is extraordinary. Mrs. Drysdale, the pricinpal, is amazing. She is very caring with students, communicates easily with families and manages the school site like a seasoned pro. Cleveland is a very welcoming environment for all students, including the many special education students who attend this school. Cleveland has great school spirit with assemblies students look forward too with great excitement. Can t say enough good things about this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
Cleveland Elementary is an excellent school. They have a very caring environment, and all of the students are challenged, based on their individual abilities. The PTA also provides many activities. Some are for character building, and some are just for fun, and to show their appreciation to the students and staff for all of their hard work. If you want to find a school which is like part of the family, then Cleveland is the place for you.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
It is very structured school,really cares about there kids and there needs. I transferred my kids from a private school to this school due to its academic structure. I really regret not having them there early in there education. I am very thankful for the help that they r giving my children and the comfort they provide to me as a parent knowing that they r in goods hands.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
This is a great school the nutures and supports its students. I am very pleased with the staff and all their efforts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
Cleveland Elementary School is a great school with cooperative teaching, parent involvement, and total student participation. The school demonstrates active involvement through spirit assemblies for the students that display their academic success and/or growth. It is a great community school that any student will feel comforatble going to and being invoved at.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
Cleveland Elementary has been a wonderful experience not just for my son but for our whole family. There are so many family activities and I feel like all the staff is truly concerned about my son and his education! Looking forward to many more years there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
I have taught every grade level at Cleveland School. At each stage of development the teachers, staff, administration, and PTA seek to make each child the best they can be. I am proud to be a teacher at Cleveland School

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 14, 2010
Our experience at Cleveland has been nothing but positive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great staff through out the school...very friendly!! Great activities through out the school year...we especially enjoyed movie night!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Caring Staff and Administration is always an important part of the school process for both the parent and child. Cleveland has always been there to offer both resources and support.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
This is a great school and the families seem to help each other out and try to build up the school and promote extra activities.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
Cleveland elementary has an amazing staff that are committed to helping their students grow and learn!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
Cleveland has a great staff, principal & PTA. At Cleveland Elementary everyone is one big family. CLEVELAND ROCKS!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
We may not have the most computers or programs or paper! BUT, Cleveland has the most heart! Parent Volunteers amaze me with their dedication and ability to make mountains from mole hills! Our creative Staff & Teachers always find away to make each year fun for each child! Cleveland Rocks!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
The teachers and staff really care about each and every kid. They work hard to make sure that they all succeed and feel good about themselves.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
Cleveland staff works really hard to make a difference in each child's life.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 13, 2010
The Principal knows all the kids names. The PTA goes the extra mile to give the kids more opportunities to enhance their learning in fun creative ways. The teachers care about the students and always take the time to pay attention to the student's individual needs.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2009
All 5 of my children currently attend. The teachers are great and the parents & staff work really hard to make it a safe and fun place to learn

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2009
This is an amazing school. They provide great teachers, who consider each child on an individual basis. It has great parental support. The PTA is always there to help. I have never had any question or concern go unadressed. If you are thinking about a school that provides a great academic experience along with fantastic familoy involvement. Then this is the school for you.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
Cleveland is an amazing school. It is truly an overall 'family' expierence. The Teachers, administration, PTA and all other parents truly work together as a team. It is a wonderful enviroment for everyone. The principal Mrs. Drysdale is approachable, friendly and so kind to the kids. She works with parents and cares for every family. Cleveland rocks!

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2008
Cleveland is a very friendly school teachers and staff seem to love there jobs. There are alot of activities for the kids and alot of parent involment.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2008
I've had children attend this school over 9 years, and have been very satisfied with the efforts of both the parents and the faculty.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2007
My daughter was in an overflow class at Roosevelt for the first week and a half. So you can imagine how behind I thought she was on her school work. But when we attended her back to school night I was really surprised to see so much of her school work on display it was wonderful. Thank you Mrs. Downing...My daughter loves her class as well as her new school....

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2007
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June 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2006
Absolutely love Cleveland Elementary. So far we have had fantastic, supportive, informed and caring teachers. Each one of them went beyond what we would have expected. Loved/love them. I am so grateful for this school, for the amazing principal (yippee Mrs. Drysdale) and the incredibly supportive PTA. When our son was entering Kindergarten we contemplated Christian School. Because of funds, we could not do it. Except of the spiritual teachings, this school has surpassed what my mother friends at Christian School have. So many resources, so many opportunities, so many things available to help a child succeed. One thing.... each parent needs to be involved. You must work in conjunction with the teachers. They can not do it all alone. Cleveland rocks!

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2006
This is a great school with great parent involement!

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2006
My son started at Cleveland in 2005. He has excelled at this school. The teacher vs student ratio is wonderful. Teacher and teacher aids seem to truly care about the kids education. My only complaint is that there is few opportunites for working parents to be involved. I wish there was a better system in place for parents to be involved in the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
I love Cleveland.My 1st and 2nd grader are excelling at their work.One is in an advanced class while the other is in line for that same class next year.Their teachers are both wonderful and interactive with both the kids and parents.They go the extra mile.The 1st grader has asthma and when on medication,he bounces off the walls. His teacher handles those days with understanding and keeps him as an integral part of the class.My eldest,5th grade,has wonderful teachers who work one on one with him to help him through his focus issue.He is in advanced Math and reading but has trouble finishing his work. The teachers can see how intelligent he is and instead of putting him back into regular classes,are taking the time to help him through this rough spot.The PTA here is very active and productive.They have extracurricular activites like the boy and girl scouts.Also'CLeveland eats out' once per/month.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2005
I think this is a great school. I love the teachers and the staff. I think the LB SD puts way too much presure on what they consider grade level but I think the teachers do a great job with helping the parents to stay involved as much as possible.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2004
This was my daughter's first year at Cleveland from a private school in the area. She loved the happy environment and the rewards for being good. I loved the fact that the teacher pointed out her needs and contacted us to enroll in a after school study group. We never experienced this type of concern or follow up that Mrs. Roberts exhibited for our child. This school provided a wonderful first experience for us with public education. Thank you very much!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2004
I was a former student at cleveland elementary school. I wasn't challenged enough here, but the teachers were wonderful, if your child needs to be challenged this wouldn't be the place but Cleveland provides caring and understanding teachers that will help children learn and progress through their elementary school years. Over all this is a wonderful school for a child to develop and grow.

- submitted by a former student
May 20, 2004
This is an excellent school my daughter went there from kindg. to 5th grade and I was very impressed with the knowledge she left there with. My son who is in kindg. now is really enjoying school and learning a lot. The teachers are great, the office staff are wounderful. I would definitely recommend this school to any parent looking.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
I am very pleased with this school. My children attended private school prior to entering the public school system. The teachers and staff are well educated and they have made it an easy transition for my children. They love it and so do I! Kudo's go out to Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Saunders.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
My child had spent all his life in a christian private school.The fourth grade was his first time in a public school,and it was not a happy time for him the things that they were learning he had already learned.He was bored and upset that he had to repeat every thing that he already knew.He was picked on every day. They would not give him more challenging work to do it was said that he had to say in line with the rest of the kids. So we took him out and he is going back to his old school

- submitted by a parent
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Cleveland Elementary School
4760 Hackett Avenue, Lakewood, CA  90713
(562) 420-7552
Last modified Cleveland Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cleveland Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top