This is my first year at LAE. My other children have attended Rossmoor and Weaver. When you walk on campus everyone is friendly including the principal and the kids seem happy. I don't feel tension like the previous school attended. So far kindergarten has been a great experience. The PTA and Friends of LAE have a great group of volunteers. The education like at all Los Al schools are excellent.
My child attended LAE until from K-5 and enjoyed it. The teachers are wonderful and try to do everything possible for the children. I will agree that there are quite a bit of fund raisers; however, these fundraisers also contribute to the art programs, computer programs, and music programs that the school has (not all schools do). As for drop off/pick up comments; I agree that kids should be greeted but sometimes the parents are the issue. They do not pay attention to the rules or pull up to drop off their child in the proper spot, park or walk where they are putting children in danger! I have witnessed this firsthand. The school scored 10/10 when compared to other schools and this is the reason why many people choose to drive long distances to bring their child to this school!
Great school! Mrs. Walter's is the best. She's organized, structured, has well focused lessons and appropriate goals for the students. My son loves the computer lab and JIJI program too. I do agree with the other parent about the drop off lady being not so friendly.
I went to this school from grades 3-5. It was a great experience. It really helped me grow. I loved the entire experience at LAE. It really was the place to be. It was always a good time and the teachers were always caring and they always want you to keep learning. It was easy to make friends and it helped me grow from a shy child to an outgoing one. This is a fantastic school to start your roots from.
My entire family has attended LAE. Presently, there is only one person on campus that I am not very fond of. Every morning I get my child prepared for the day mentally and physically. When I bring my child to school, this particular staff member barks at parents and their children as they get out of their cars. This does not help these kids and starts their day off on a negative note every day. I feel that our kids should be greeted with a "hello" and a smile, not a rude staff member yekking and slamming car doors. I would have given 5 stars for teacher quality but this staff member (who I assume is an aid or noon duty worker) is overwhelming and rude on a consistant basis. If it wans't for this staff member, I would have given LAE 5 stars in all categories.
I have a first grader at this school and when he started he was shy and quiet. I have watched him grow, gain confidence and excel through the nurturing and caring teachers here at Los Alamitos. I work full time and volunteer in the class and the experience has been amazing! The parents are active, the teachers truly care and most of the administrative staff is highly competent. The principal seems standoffish and does not really engage when speaking with her but overall I am very happy with this school so far.
As a former Los Alamitos Unified School District student, I am proud and honored that my children are able to attend Los Alamitos Elementary. The staff from teachers to aides to specialist have all of the children's best interest at heart. I hope that my children experience the same wonderful experiences that I had going through this district. LAE is the place to be!
I moved to Los Alamitos (and pay an the higher rent) just for the schools and I have been very disappointed. There are lots of opportunities but you have to pay (a lot) for every single one of them, plus fundraisers. My son really needed work at a level beyond his grade and I was told he would just have to suffer through until 4th grade when GATE starts, no help at all. I have asked 3 teachers and the principal about him having a learning disability and all have expressed there is a problem but all have said no to having him tested.
This is our daughters first year at LAE. We could not be happier having her attend this school. Her mind is expanding in leaps and bounds. Teachers truly care for their students in every aspect. The highest educational emotional and social values always upheld!
This is my son's last year @ L.A.E. I have been very happy with the school. My son loves his 5th grade teacher and I have seen such a growth in him from this. Now keep in mind not every single school will be 100%, but I feel that L.A.E. had given all childen the education that is needed.
This is my son's first year at LAE and we both love the school. His teacher is very caring and patient with the kids. Everything at the school is great (the PTA, FLAE, principal, teachers, parents, etc). We could not have asked for a better school.
The teachers are outstanding and really care about the students and their education.
LAE has a fantastic, caring staff that goes to any length to help each student. My son has attended there for 6 years and is well prepared for his next adventure, middle school. Parental support is strong with 2 organizations PTA and Friends of Los Alamitios Elemetary (FLAE). Together the organize student activities as well as raise money for a variety of programs (including art and PE). I can't imagine a better school for my son.
Academically outstanding public school. Small class size (20 max) up to 3rd grade. Parent organization funds art, PE, and music program. Computer skills and public skills incorporated into curriculum. Small group instruction for math and language arts is outstanding. After school activities like Chess club & music lessons are wonderful. The daycare, known as Kids Korner, is run by the LAUSD, and is great warm loving care for an unbelievably inexpensive price. Kids Korner staff aide with homework and organize activities (crafts, sports, etc), and clubs (Spanish, Origami, etc). Not as much parental involvement (in numbers) as I would like to see, but the parents that are involved are totally imersed in this school and provide outstanding support.
Children are very unhappy at this school. There scores are lacking in every way. Teachers need to take resposibitlity for the poor math and science here. No Arts or drawing. Can't wait to get out.
very pleased with LAE, the principal is kind and caring and knows the students by name. my childs first grade teacher made him feel very confident in his work. he enjoyed music and art ervery week. he also was a part of the chess club and spanish club that was offered after school. all great programs. the parents at lae take pride in the school, the parent involvement is very high at lae and that is great to see.
Los Alamitos Elementary School is a Blue Ribbion school in which the expectations of students are held high. The school builds a community for the students and allows for extra currcular activites outside of school. The students are taught standards based concepts with the teachers creativity. NOT an open court school thank goodness. For those who don't know open court it is when all teachers have to be doing exactly what the state and district require at the same exact time everyday. Sounds good but the down fall is many, for one there is no time for teachable moments and any teacher could sit and read directly out of a book. There is no creativity and children need that or they become bored! All around this is one of the best schools in which their philosophy and students meet state expectations!
My daughter is ADHD which is a learning disability and LAE has done really well helping her read and focus. LAE teachers and staff have alot of patience and compasion for those who need alittle assistance.
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