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K-8
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Long Beach, CA
Students enrolled: 927

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7020 E. Brittain Street
Long Beach, CA 90808

(562) 421-8851
(562) 430-2359
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June 10, 2014
I am a parent and have my 3 daughter, niece and nephew at this school and I am so blessed to have them attend Newcomb academy. The teachers, staff, programs and activities are amazing. My children have learned so much and cannot imagine leaving. One of my daughter's graduated 8th and another 5th. I hope my son can get accepted for 1st grade this coming school year since I know first hand the academic advancement my daughter's receive.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2014
Good school, good teachers overall and lots of programs not in other long beach schools due to the strong support of the newcomb foundation.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
My son transferred to this school in 6th grade and he is now in 7th grade. We were very nervous about the transfer. However, he has done very well with the transistion. He has made new friends and has done well in his classes. He also likes all of the elective options that are available, from band, chorus, Avid, photography, etc. We are glad that we made the move to Newcomb.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
Newcomb is a great school. My oldest was accepted to Poly Pace and hit the ground running. The academics have been outstanding, with the highest standardized math scores in the District. Having Math+Music in elementary school has helped. The school is truly a community of involved parents who share a value of education and step forward to contribute. It may appear cliquish and pushy to those who aren't familiar, but newcomers are always welcomed. The PTSA and Foundation are strong, an provide opportunities to get involved and improve the children's educational experience. The principal is very approachable and knowledgeable. Our family has made lifelong friendships with other Newcomb families. Most of the teachers have been excellent. A few in particular are very passionate, competent and engaged with their teaching. Most are challenging, but nurturing. Not all meet this high standard, but from the experience of my kids, most do. Our family chose Newcomb as a school of choice and are quite happy with our decision. We are grateful for the great education and wonderful experiences our kids have had.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2013
This school has been mixed, the new principle seems on top of things but boy does she have her work cut out for her. There is a huge divide and definitely NOT equal opportunity if your child is not in the accelerated or GATE(3rd and up)/PALS - (2nd Grade). The opportunities given to the gate kids' include participation in plays, extended science learning, introduction to more advanced concepts, in music they have opportunity to play instruments not available to the other students until later grades... it goes on. It's not pleasant to stand by and think how you are going to supplement your childs' education at home so they don't fall behind with the mediocrity they are receiving with a burned out mediocre non-gate identified class.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2013
want to go to this school next year I am 6th grade and my mom says it is a good school I wish I could because it has a good rating

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2012
I wish I had never sent my children to Newcomb. There are a few very good teachers, but more of the teachers are horrible. They humiliate the students and don't inspire the love of learning. The whole atmosphere at the school is of conformity and competition. We switched our kids into the Los Alamitos schools and our kids couldn't be happier. I wish I would have made the switch sooner!

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2012
Newcomb stinks! I completely regret sending my daughter there from K-2 grades. The teachers are rude and insensitive, The administration is argumentative and useless. We have been through many unpleasant situations! Please do not send your kids there. The whole staff should be fired and they should begin again. My daughter is going elsewhere in the fall!

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2012
Newcomb Academy is an outstanding school. My child has received an excellent education. Has every teacher been great -- no. However, the overwheming majority have been excellent. I considered transferring my daughter to Los Al for middle school and am so glad I didn't make that choice. After having talked to parents that did, I have heard mixed reviews. No school is perfect but Newcomb is as close as I have found.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2011
Newcomb was a soul crushing experience for my sons, particularly for one who had a mild learning disability in written language (only). Since the staff there is used to children who are "easy" to teach (GATE is a huge population) they had no idea how to help him and ended up setting him up for both academic and social failures. He was stuck at a back table for reading instruction being poked by an aide (even though he was advanced on the STAR every year!) and allowed to be bullied and ridiculed by his peers daily because of his teachers ignorance. We transferred to Los Alamitos (Oak) where he thrived under their excellent and current instructional techniques. They use encouragement and actually teach the kids instead of sending them home with reports for the parents to write or teach. In Los Al, he earned a perfect score on the Social Studies STAR in 8th, and advanced in LA & Science because of their skills. Go the extra mile (literally) to Los Al. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made. It was a life changing experience for us since he is now in high school, LOVES school, is very active and has many wonderful friends. Save your child and family years of anguish!

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2011
My daughter finished Kindergarten and will be entering the first grade in September. I have had nothing but good experiences at Newcomb and am looking forward to having a new principal. The teachers are caring and get involved and the PTA is constantly looking for ways to improve the school. Do I think the school is perfect? No, but I don't think any school is. I do believe my daughter is getting a solid education and that's what is important to me.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2011
My kids and I are very happy at Newcomb Academy. My children have attended this school since Kindergarten and are staying through 8th grade. We have had a positive experience with every teacher and when a problem arose, we sat down and discussed how to solve it. Of all the K-5th grade teachers, I have only been unhappy with one that teaches Third grade and that was due to the lack of Language Arts in her class. The office staff is short staffed due to budget cuts but parent volunteers help out by answering phones and attending to the front counter. I think we have a great thing going with a decent administration, great teachers, parent participation and the Foundation. I believe those who have problems at Newcomb may have problems wherever they attend. I know first hand that many of the students that leave for middle school do so for guaranteed admittance to Los Alamitos High School since it is around the corner. I am looking forward to another year here and the new principal!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2011
My daughter has had a wonderful experience at Newcomb. She has gotten Wonderful scores on her STAR Testing each year. Transferring to Newcomb wad the best thing for her. The office staff has been pleasant however could use a little polishing with their customer service skills. If you want your child to get a great education and be prepared for high school. Newcombe is the place for your child. With a new Principal this year I see an even brighter future at Newcomb.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2011
I agree with a previous post that Newcomb is a harsh environment (prying parents is true also), so if you are looking for a positive experience, don t take a chance on sending your children here or worse, purchasing a house to go here like we did. Newcomb is my neighborhood school and unfortunately I felt forced to pull my kids out and send them to nearby Los Alamitos schools (along with literally dozens other families from this neighborhood). Some of the teachers are wonderful and caring educators; however, another group of teachers at Newcomb are so proud of being considered witches that they decorated the teachers lounge with a banner labeled Coven along with their pictures decorated with witches hats, etc (it was up for months not for Halloween). This is a crystal clear example of a broken administration which allows a hostile environment for families, students, and those poor other good teachers who have to work there. I understand that a new principal is coming good luck to him/her for the sake of all the parties affected by this hostility.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
During the process of selecting my two toddler's kindergarden school I contacted Newcomb Academy School and spoke with the Administrative Staff who, were absolutely rude. The staff had no interests in answering any of my questions. Rather, I was immediately asked my home zip code (I live in between Wardlow & Stevely Ave/zip 90808); and I was immediately cut off and told that Newcomb was not part of my school district. Who are we kidding? I am very well aware that Newcomb buses children who, belong to other school districts. After receiving the treatment I did over the phone by the Administrative Staff; and reading the negative reviews, I now have asolutely no interest in enrolling my children in Newcomb Academy. Good impressions towards a school begin at the Office Administrative level.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2011
After a horrid experience this year at Newcomb, I had no choice but to pull my two children from this school. We live in the Newcomb neighborhood, however, my children will now attend the Los Alamitos School district. The bullying that is allowed at this school because the administration is too weak to address the parents of the bullies is beyond ridiculous. I informed the district about this situation and they did absolutely nothing. The office is run by "volunteer" PTA members who listen to private student matters and later discuss them in depth with their colleagues outside of school. Some of the teachers just ramble into school and feel they are above addressing parents concerns. The good teachers are far and few between. I stopped volunteering because I could not tolerate watching how lazy the teachers are interacting with the students. Your child deserves more...please send them somewhere else where they will get the attention, kindness, education and direction they deserve!

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2011
Newcomb has a great Middle School staff! The teachers genuinely care! They communicate well with each other .

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2011
I am very happy with Newcomb's music department. Newcomb is continuing to expand their music program. Kindergarten - third grade take piano keyboarding lessons. 3rd -5th grade learn string and band instruments. Over 75% of middle school students continue their music studies. Mrs. Shea adn Mrs Ohl are amazing music teachers. Ms Fuchs is an amazing piano teacher. It is amazing to see the kinders learn to play the piano so easily.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2011
This school is great, I can't be happier. Communication between teachers and parents is great, I always receive some kind of feedback on how my daugther is doing at school either verbal from her teacher beacuse I inquire about or via the in class work or homework that is sent home everyday. I have received calls from the principal to inform us of major family events taking place at school, she is friendly and always out in the school campus keeping an eye on the children.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2011
Newcomb has a fantastic staff and great teachers and is all brought together by a principal who takes great strides in creating a warm, respectable and responsible school and surroundings. The many activities keep the parents involved and up to date. My daughter had her pick of schools for middle school and chose to stay at Newcomb where she has been since grade K.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2011
My child has had the best introduction to Kinder this year. My family was welcomed to Newcomb with enthusiasm. The PTSA is a strong part of Newcomb. There is a lot of parent support and it shows in all that Newcomb has to offer. The Kindergarten teachers all work together to insure a high level of academics. Newcomb is the best!!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2011
Newcomb's Middle School staff is awesome. They have created an environment that makes the students want to attend school. Drama, Marine Biology, Computer Science, Photography... Greek Day, it is all such a great experience. I am so happy to have my student at the same school from Kinder on. I am so sad that this is our last year. Newcomb will be missed.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2011
Awesome Teachers. Friendly office staff. Principal is genuine and caring. The counselor is awesome. I cannot say enough wonderful thing about this school. My children have done so well here! There are so many extras!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2011
Newcomb Academy, no thanks! This school just gets worse every year. I will give them credit for being uniform perfect, other than that, I can't think of a single nice thing about Newcomb. The office staff dosen't want your volenteer time, they just want you to donate! They don't want your student's out gown uniforms, they will try to talk you into "sponsoring" a students uniform, oh wait, how about the whole family! (yikes!)

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2010
Newcomb Academy was once an outstanding school. Nowdays the 4th and fifth teachers have the Principal hire someone to come in and teach P.E. because they do not want to do it. My child is now in sixth grade at Newcomb and this will be his last year. Years ago when my older children were at Newcomb there was teacher /administration accountability. However, it is now the teachers who run the school. I recently had to pick up my son who was sick from the office. The office supervisor was so rude to the people in line before me, I was actually shocked. This is not the professional educational environment I feel my family deserves.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2010
THIS IS THE SCHOOL THE LBUSD SAID MY DAUGHTER NEEDS TO ATTEND! NOT AFTER READING THESE REVIEWS, BUT I'M SURE THE THE PRINCIPAL AND STAFF WON'T MIND ONE LESS KID FOR YOU GUYS TO WORRY ABOUT RIGHT? my daughter's a staight A student, brings home multiple awards a month and i wouldn't like to ruin her level of education by making her attend this place!!! this school most definitely deserves no stars, AND THE GOOD REVIEWS IT HAS SOUND LIKE THE STAFF CREATED THEM

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2010
As a parent/ volunteer/staff member at Newcomb, I have seen several changes at Newcomb over the last number of years. Unfortunately, most of these changes have not been for the better. Many of our teachers have become very laid back in their approach to teaching and appear somewhat indifferent/defensive to parents when they have legitimate queries/concerns. Generally the office staff are unwelcoming to students/parents alike and appear to be be upset when interrupted. In my opinion, this decline in overall professionalism totally stems from the lack of leadership. There are still some outstanding teachers at Newcomb, but they are now in the minority. I am so thankful my youngest is graduating this year. After being a parent, volunteer, staff member at Newcomb for many years, , it really saddens me to say, I strongly would not recommend Newcomb to future parents.

- submitted by a teacher
April 26, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 19, 2010
The students, parents, teachers and administrators are all part of a wonderful family. We work together to reach a common goal and we are all equally invested in reaching our goal!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
My children have attended Newcomb Academy since K. I have been discouraged as of late with the teachers at Newcomb. You have good and bad in any type of situation. However, my 7th grade daughter who is a straight A student became upset, understandably, when another student who was attempting to get straight A grades, was able to 'tutor' other students and raise her grade from a B to an A, and another teacher raised her grade as well so that she could boast...this should be unacceptable. Tutoring is not improving her academic level. I displeased at this type of favortism and the teacher should be reprimanded. I have to agree with previous posts as to the office staff they are very unwelcoming and appear as if they are inconvenienced by the presence of a parent asking for any assistance. Hopefully, matters will change.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
My daughter is middle school student and I am very disappointed in one of the middle school teacher. She is constantly cursing at the students. One student pronounced the Niger River as the NI--ER River and nothing was done about it. Parents just in case you did not know some of the middle school students are using N---ER word. This is totally unacceptable. My daughter had to let the student know that schools are Integrated. This school takes pride in test scores only yet the student are ignorant to other cultures. It is time for Newcomb to be exposed.... Office Staff is Horrible waited 15 minutes before the secretary noticed I was standing there. The principal walked right past me and did not speak. Action speak louder than word at this school. My daughter will not be attending Newcomb in the fall.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 26, 2009
my son has been in this school since he was in kindergarden he is in a special day class this is his last year in elementary school nad he barely knows how to read and they still give him fist grade work to do if this was such a great school he would cought up with his grade level and be in regular school i think that instead of healping him they only heal him back Ms.Rissardi was a good teacher nice and she tried harder

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
September 23, 2009
We have an amazing group of parents and teachers that work together to make our school a wonderful place for learning and having fun!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
NEWCOMB offers students a well rounded educational experience and prepares the students for a lifetime of learning!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Top Academics, Top Students, Top Teachers and Top Parents

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
My children have been at Newcomb Academy since kindergarten and have received a quality education in a safe, nuturing environment. The staff as well as the parental involvement make this school a great place for learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
This school is more than just academics. It emphasizes community, compassion, and self-esteem. Whenever there is a family in need, the whole school comes together to help the family. Whether it be a family who lost their home in a fire, the death of a parent, or battling an illness, the kids at Newcomb are there for each other

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Excellent Teachers and Students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Teachers, students, PTA & Foundation is the best...and lots of parent help!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Newcomb - it's the best! The best adminstrators, the best teachers, the best students, and the most involved parents. Simply put, Newcomb is the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Awesome teachers, staff and parents!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Awesome teachers, administrators, staff, parents, and children. Who could ask for anything more?

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The efforts Newcomb Academyt makes to provide an excellent education during these tough slim budget days is unprecedented.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Amazing teachers, curriculum, students, parents, PTA, test scores, school spirit!!! We have it all! We are very proud to be part of the Newcomb family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
We have the best teachers, PTSA, great test scores and awesome parent participation!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Newcomb is an outstanding school with outstanding dedicated teachers and leadership even in these difficult times.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
An excellant school where teachers, falcalty, PTSA, Foundation and families all come together to help our children become responsible young adults, to become leaders and to get a great education! Newcomb Rocks!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
I love Newcomb Academy because the teachers are tops, people are friendly and it has a small town atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Between the teachers and volunteers, as well as the admin. staff and PTSA, we have one of the greatest schools in Long Beach, or California for that metter. I have volunteered at the school for the past 6 years. My children are now in the middle school.. The test scores have risen tremendously.. It now stands over 900, having gone up each year. The students want to learn... I am in favor of the uniforms... I appreciate the enforcements of the 'no-bullying' and wanting to see every student succeed... Despite the fact that we aren't assisted as a Title I school, we all make it work the best for our children. The teachers are truly dedicated...

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
My son attends Newcomb Academy and is in 1st grade. His teachers have been fantastic and very caring about his learning process. There are many events for the kids and parents to participate in.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
The school is wonderful, the staff is amzing and the parents are great! Go Spartens!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Newcomb Academy is an awesome school! We are so happy to have our daughter there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
My daughter is in kindergarten at Newcomb and we chose it for her because of their sterling reputation for excellence and their school spirit. We have a wonderful PTA and foundation that takes care to make sure the kids have the best opportunities!

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 18, 2008
We currently have 3 students at Newcomb. They are all flourishing in all areas. We love the staff as well as the level of parent involvement. We can't wait until our preschooler joins the Spartan family

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 04, 2008
Newcomb is in desperate need of some administration changes starting with a new strong principal and a full-time vice principal. Some changes of teachers in the fifth grade also would turn Newcomb back into the top-ranking school that it once was. Let's hope the district is listening to the parent's voices!!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 09, 2008
Newcomb rocks with some awesome teachers that really help you out when you are having trouble with a subject especially with math. I was having difficulty with math in sixth grade and the math teacher really went out of her way to help me, and I ended up getting an A' in my report card. The only grade at Newcomb my mom and I didn't like was fifth grade. That was my worst year. All the rest of the grades were cool. I've made some great friends at Newcomb and I am going to miss it when I graduate this year. Newcomb rocks!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating March 06, 2008
I believe Newcomb Academy is a good school and your child can have a great and positive education there providing your child is one of the 'lucky' ones who gets into one of the 'popular' and positive teacher classrooms. Each Spring teacher requests are accepted at Newcomb for the following Fall which is wonderful, but then you have a few months of finger biting, hoping your child gets in to one of the few positive teacher classrooms. If not, it is not a great situation because unfortunately Newcomb does have some teachers who no longer seem to enjoy teaching at the elementary level, and your child can have a fairly negative experience if they end up in their classes. My daughter is in the upper Academy now which she is really enjoying. Fifth grade was the worst with too much homework and no communication from the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2007
Newcomb teachers are great. My children attended k-8 and were well prepared for the high academic programs in the district high schools. The current principal is awful and is effecting the quality of the school. Her hiring choice have been for the most part terrible. The district administration doesn't seem to care.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2007
I have to agree with most of the reviewers for Newcomb Academy. The teachers are wonderful. I have found them to be very approachable and extremely enthusiastic. The substitute teachers are questionable, though. I feel like the principal is so removed from the school. She doesn't even seem like she is a part of it. I would like to see her become more encouraging with the students and a little less cold.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
Our family is new to Newcomb Academy, but so far we love it! My daughter's kindergarten teacher answers questions promptly, provides a safe, fun learning environment and the kids adore her. The school has high academic standards, but also a lot of spirit! The extracurricular activities they provide - even for little ones, have really given my daughter a great enthusiasm for her school. I am very happy with the small size and have been able to get involved with many aspects of the school. I would highly recommend Newcomb Academy especially if you are the type of parent/family that really wants to be involved in your child's education.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
Newcome is a wonderful school for gate students. The teachers are encouraging and insightful with information and educational tools. The support staff on playgrounds are the best. The administration (particularly the principal) is extremely poor. A lack of leadership and communication skills from Ms Flynn. Parental involvement (excellent PTA) has improved our school.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2007
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August 08, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 25, 2007
Great kids, great teachers, great parents...administration is not fabulous by a long shot. My kids had a tremendous amount of work in 5th grade, but the teachers are very good, and very concerned that they be prepared for middle and high school. Not nearly as much work at Newcomb in the middle school...one of my children heads to high school in the fall, so it will be interesting to see if he truly is well prepared. My guess is that Newcomb did right by him! New principal definitely needed, and consistency in the assistant principal spot is extremely important as well.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2007
I am a student at Newcomb academy, and here's real feedback: 1. absolute worse principal (sorry if you read this ma'am, but it's true) 2. the BEST teachers ever- they are so awesome and cool. I'm excited to get up and go to school (even though it starts at 7:50) I'm in the GATE program- it's very challenging and totally gets you ready for high school and collage, the teachers also find your true potential. I've noticed though that GATE kids are put first for nearly everything.(great for GATE, not for the non-GATE) 3. more extracurricular activities than my old private school, but less than surrounding areas (Newcomb is more of a academic school, except for track.)Their are no foreign language classes, though last year (06-07) they tried to introduce Spanish, to see if enough kids would join. I bothered to write this to set negative reviews straight. Newcomb is awesome!!! Go Spartans!!!!

- submitted by a student
May 28, 2007
My children have attended Newcomb (our neighborhood school) for six years. It is a great community with involved parents. One of my children is 'gifted' and the other has a mild learning disability. This school is very much focused on the GATE community and the needs of children who require extra help to be/feel successful are often not addressed. This school is a high pressure environment and a lot of the work goes home for parents to scaffold, particularly in the fifth and sixth grades. If you are looking for current/cutting edge methodology, or a nurturing and positive environment I recommend that you look at other schools - particularly if your child has any special needs. About 1/3 of the teachers are current/positive and the parents sort of compete to get their children into those classes. Encouraging place if you are GATE, very discouraging if you are not.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2007
My children attend Newcomb and overall it is a good school. The principal is a poor communicator.If your child is classified as GATE, they get more attention. The average student receives a mediocre education. Overall it is an average school. The parents are really involved. They raise lots of money and have numerous social events for the kids. However have no power in making changes necessary to make Newcomb a great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2007
The teachers at Newcomb don't get the respect they deserve for the quality of job that they do. I have been a Newcomb parent for 10 years and with the exception of 2 teachers, have found the staff there to be excellent, caring, and involved. Unfortunately, the current principal lacks humanity. In spite of this, you can still count on your children getting an excellent education at Newcomb because of the commitment of the the teachers and the level and quality of parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2006
My daughter has always been in private school and when we decided to enter her into public school we came upon Newcomb Academy. The transition for my daughter came hard at first but because this school seems to run like her old private school it made adjusting a little easier. I can't really say much about the staff or the principle. I do notice that when ever I had a concern or question it is promptly taken cared of or answered. That is always appreciated! I do also noticed that there are a lot of parent and community participation at Newcomb. I'm glad that there are so any other parents involved in each classrooms, especially knowing that I can't always be involved to able to volunteer. My daughter has been at Newcomb in the GATE program for three years now, and seems to excel beyond our expectations.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2006
The Sept 06 poster couldn't be any more right. This school desperately needs a new principal.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2006
My children (2) have been attending Newcomb since kindergarten, one is in the GATE program...currently, Newcomb seems to function like a private school, run by a small group of parents and one particular 5th grade teacher. The school has what I consider to be huge administrative problems, starting with multiple staff/office personnel changes yearly, no continuity or follow through on the part of the administration and certainly no help from the district. That's enough.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2006
I just love this school! My child loves to go everyday. Great programs for autistic children and for children with speech delay. The teachers are wonderful. There is lots of parent involvement and fun newcomb community activities. Highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
February 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2006
I've been very happy with the school. My daughter is in the GATE program, and I think it is challenging. I'm not sure what the 'non-GATE' side is like. The only complaint I have is one that probably applies to many schools: there are too many writing assignments that are not adequately commented on by teachers for improvement and too much 'peer review'. I think this has to do with State mandates. The only other thing I'd like to see is foreign language classes. Overall, my daughter has gotten more organized and I think she is being well prepared for High School.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2005
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September 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2005
Newcomb has an excilent autism program and they have help my child make learning fun. Thank you for all your help in finding the right class romm and teacher for him to grow as an person.

- submitted by a former student
May 06, 2005
Newcomb is a new school to use and other then the normal children behavior problems i have witness, it seems to have every thing under control. My daughter just started there this year and are doing well. There was a problem, and i called to school, spoke directly to the principal and it was worked out quickly.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2005
This is a great K-8 school with a lot of involved parents.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2004
Newcomb is an excellent academic school. The teachers have very high qualifications. My son's previous school did not allow the kids to stay after school. They had to be picked 30 minutes after they got out. At Newcomb they are allowed to stay after school and it is supervised. This is great for working parents who can't leave in the middle of the afternoon to pick up their children.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2004
Since the 6th grade the teacher apathy has been too high. Only two teachers really do a great job working with me as a concerned parent. But if your child is not In the GATE program, you need to watch your child's progress and the teacher. My child got an A a few classes then two days later, I'm told her grade slips to a B, This has happend in two other classes as well. When I question why, the teachers never return my calls. When I do get a response from a teacher as to why a lower grade, they can never justify why, then raise her grade back to the A or B. This happend ever year. I have to monitor my child grades and the teachers as well. Very stressful. For a Distinguised School, I think they need to do better to monitor teacher apathy.

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Newcomb Academy
7020 E. Brittain Street, Long Beach, CA  90808
(562) 421-8851
Last modified Newcomb Academy is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Newcomb Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 91 reviews. Top