As a retired teacher and grandparent of two students at Prisk, I would not quite agree with the outstanding reviews posted. The first grade level needs to look more closely at the staff and perhaps a replacement is called for at least one of the classrooms. Kindergarten and second grade are outstanding, as has been 3rd - 5th for our older grandson. He will be sad to leave the individual academic attention he has received.
My son is in Kindergarten at Prisk and he is LOVING it there. Prisk's staff is top-notch, and our experience with Mrs. Rodriguez and Mrs. Stanton have left us very impressed. Principal Young cares about her students very much - one shining example that sticks out in my mind was when my son was being honored with an award and the school assembly was starting, and our son was having a hard time getting there, pretending he was sick. Mrs. Young came and personally comforted him and escorted him to the assembly, at which he was beaming when he got his award. Mrs. Young has always been there for our son, and I'm sure most parents at the school feel the same way. Mrs. Stanton has been exceptional this year, as was Mrs. Rodriguez last year....our son is sad to go home because he has such a good time in his class! There is also a great PTA program at this school. There are always opportunities for involved parents to help out,. I am very grateful that my son is getting his first exposure to primary education here, as I'm sure they are giving him a love for learning that will last for the next 12-16 years (and on)!
Extremely happy with Prisk elementary. Mrs. Young (principal) is involved and caring, not only with her staff but with students and parents! She is a hustler and a go getter - My son is now in 1st grade with Mrs. Koerner ... wonderful teacher! ... the 2 years we have been there have been nothing but pleasant. We are looking forward to the following years!
Excellent teachers, supportive administration, involved PTA and foundation. My family has felt welcome since the moment we walked on this campus. Prisk is updating their computer lab this year and continue to fund their science program. Prisk Rocks!
Quite simply the best elementary school in all of Long Beach! Our daughter is in the 1st grade(Mrs. Patton's class) and we couldnt be happier! What an amazing teacher! Our principal(Mrs. Young) is fantastic!! Our PTA is 2nd to none! Please keep up the great work...
We just attended the annual Pumpkin Walk-the schools fall carnival. It was an awesome display of the team work of our fabulous PTA. My kids and I had so much fun.
My son just started kindergarten this year and I have been very happy with this school so far! He loves the science lab, and his teacher (Mrs. A.J.) has been very helpful and he really likes her. They do have homework nightly for kindergarten which I'm not a big fan of... and they have the extended day which I also don't like... but as far as academics go, this is a great school. I love the smaller classroom sizes, and the principal is very hands on.
We have a fantastic new principal, Mrs. Young- she was the principal that turned Emerson Elementary into a charter school. She is absolutely fabulous- runs the school extremely efficiently and REALLY thinks outside the box. Our science teacher did retire, but thanks to the school's Foundation and Mrs. Young, we have hired a part-time science teacher, and will still have laboratory classes. Mrs. Young has also worked tirelessly to keep our enrollment up- she is awesome!
My daughter is in 3rd grade and uses the RSP services. She has shown so much improvement in 1 year! We are so happy with her progress. The staff is wonderful.
Prisk is a fabulous school. I have been impressed with the level of academic exposure both of my children have received. I have two children that attend Prisk in 4th and 2nd grade. The science program is top notch, Thank you Mrs. Jennings for your skill and expertise. My kids love science now.
My son just started Kindergarten, and everything seems ok except the play area supervision. There is a certain child that doesn't cooperate with the rules and has no conequences. I am irritated that the women that are supposed to be watching this area are not doing their job.
I am concerned regarding the supervision of the teachers and staff of the kindergarden children. My child has told me many times of other children assaulting him with no teacher in sight.
My daughter has attended Prisk since Kindergarten and is now in 3rd grade. I have been very pleased with the teaching staff. With the exception of one, all have kept the students interested and strive to further challenge the children academically. The music program for grades 3-5 is a great bonus to the curriculum. I do wish there was more focus on PE, as they only do it 2 days a week. Overall it has been a very positive and rewarding experience over the last 4 years.
Prisk has quality programs for its students and is known for its special science programs. Students with an interest in science will have ample opportunities to explore science and do hands-on projects to fuel their enthusiasm for delving into other areas that interest them. Since the school is in a residential neighborhood, there is a great deal of parent invovlement in the classroom and with afterschool programs and tutoring.
What attracted me immediately to this school was the campus - set back in a residential district away from busy streets and traffic, I found the setting idyllic (and very much unlike most schools in SoCal). As soon as I walked into the main building, I felt immediately at home; despite being in an urban setting, it felt like the small rural elementary school I attended. The teachers, staff, and adminstration are top-notch, motivating, and seem to genuinely care about their students. The school boasts many special events for the children [ice cream socials, dances, fall festivals], and rewards top performances in academics and citizenship in monthly assemblies. A first-rate school, and a delight after a harrowing experience with neighboring Bixby. Although I consider LBUSD on the whole an excellent district, Prisk might just be their best-kept secret.
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