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K-5
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Los Alamitos, CA
Students enrolled: 638

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3272 Shakespeare Drive
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

(562) 799-4520
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November 23, 2014
Rossmoor is an excellent school. My son enjoyed his time there, from 2nd grade to 5th. School staff are very committed to work hard with all students. We don't live in Los Alamitos but we always fell at home at Rossmoor. The only thing that I regret is with the District that first, sent letters to choose middle school , and later on, they don't honor the middle school chosen.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2013
We are a new kinder family and we LOVE Rossmoor! Our son's teacher is tech savvy, smart and creative. I know my child is getting the best experience possible- a real 21st century education. Rossmoor has a strong culture of teacher collaboration, the most rigorous and authentic academic programs and a beautiful, safe campus. Couldn't be happier.....

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
Rossmoor Elementary... Wouldn't put my child there again... We pulled them out, few great teachers but really lacking a good principal. Sad because the potential is there but with a leader that can't lead, where can you go? There is too much gossip and game playing with the principal. Sorry, don't want my child back there...

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
PROS: Doreen is great (front office) and she, unlike some of the staff has been the most kind, helpful person there. The health clerk is also courteous and open. The Kids Corner staff seems to have it together and are polite and organized. CONS: A child's first experience of school is in Kindergarten, and the way teachers and staff treat children AND their parents will help shape their like or dislike of school. We've had poor experiences so far. We're not talking about hand-holding, we're talking common courtesy. I've no room to go into details but here was our first day: K Orientation was 20 mins with your children to help them adapt, the kids being taken out of the room and listening to the teacher talk the rest of the time (about 50 mins). Unfortunately she spoke for ALL of the remaining time and said "time's up, sorry, no time for questions." If you wish to speak to a teacher, you have to make an appt. Our experience so far is poor, and my child does not like school. Sad for a "high rated" school. My advice: Don't threaten to throw children's belongings away. Be pleasant to children and parents. These are 4-6 year olds who are sensitive and very young!

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2013
Rossmoor Elementary, although some are very happy here, I was not. Lived in the district, volunteered regularly and gave many hours to assist this school at various fundraisers and activities. Principal and office lacking. Too many intra-district transfers make it difficult to build friendships and also, too many bully type kids. We left.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2013
Rossmoor is a wonderful school. The teacher, parents and administrator go above and beyond to meet the needs of the students. My children are kind, positive role models, understand behaviors to model and those to ignore. It takes a team of parent, teacher and staff to build a school. We have an amazing amount of parent participation, and the school continues to break records of student achievement. We LOVE Rossmoor!

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2013
Worst school ever I had to remove my son from this school due to bullying by staff members. This school will improve when they find an alternative to bullying. I also feel that they need a new principal that can manage the staff and handle diversity.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2012
I went there since K - 5. I was bullied a lot there. Lots of snobby kids. I only had 9 good friends. It was an ok experience. But I switched districts, I will miss Los Al, but I am enjoying it.

- submitted by a community member
July 16, 2012
Principal is very attentive and approchable. Shes active, engaged and involved in everything. Doreen in the front office is a saint and a rock star, love her! Mrs. Vicky Sinclair in Kids Korner (before/after school care) is also a saint. Her love for kids is genuine. Lower grade teachers are awesome, upper grade teachers overwhelmed/tired. Very disappointed in my child's 4th grade teacher. 5th grade was lukewarm. Wish there weren't 36-38 kids in 4th-5th grade, even though they break into smaller groups for core subjects w/additional teachers. Rossmoor offers a lot of stellar programs as others have mentioned. It has strong community support, and is basically a public private school. That said, be prepared to contribute (which I don't think is a bad thing at all...) with budget cuts, parents have to step up and fill the gaps...in time, money, donations, and participation. Some are surprised at what seems like nonstop fundraisers, etc, but the money has to come from somewhere! Rigorous curriculum, but not unachievable. There is excellent communication from school, we are notified of everything well in advance. The new modernization looks great.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
We are a district transfer to Rossmoor Elementary School. We are having a wonderful experience with my son's teacher, the principle and staff, whom are all dedicated to their students education. The families we have met during the school year have now become great friends. We are having fun and look forward to next year.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2011
Snobby parents, some teachers are great, while others are uninspired, uncreative and burnt out. Highly overrated!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Dedication and commitment are key elements we as parents get from the entire staff and community at this school! Great learning safe environment for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2010
Rossmoor Elementary School is a great place for children! Everyday you see evidence of a Blue Ribbon/Distinguished School: writers workshop, CGI, Mind Institute, reading and math groups, Meet the Masters art activities, the list goes on. The teachers and staff are dedicated to providing the best learning environment possible. They are led by an energetic, enthusiastic principal who spends lots of time in classrooms and working with the kids in addition to her vast administrative duties. She always makes time to speak with parents when we have a question or concern. The parents are incredible in their generous support and volunteer activities! Even in these tough economic times Rossmoor is providing a high quality experience for my kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 23, 2010
Education is facing the largest financial cut in history. In this time of crisis, Rossmoor continues to reorganize their resources, community and classroom instruction to build an environment of success for children. The teachers, staff and community go above and beyond the typical expectation to keep the school moving forward. With an API of 922, something right is happening at Rossmoor!

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2010
Great school! Principle knows how to get the job done. Teachers are awesome. Top notch education. Parent participation is good. What more can you ask for!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
Fabulous principle, extraordinary teachers, supportive and helpful parents, enrichment programs such as CGI training, Writers Workshop, Mind Institute and Accelerated Reader make for a top quality school on all levels!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
There are many great things to say about ROSSMOOR! First of all, I really appreciate the great communication from the school as a whole. Weekly and sometimes daily e-mails keep parents very informed. I also love the programs that are offered, the fact that parents are highly involved, and of course I am thrilled about the 922 API score! I am proud that we are now part of the Rossmoor Community!

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September 15, 2009
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no rating March 22, 2009
Rossmoor is a school I feel goes above and beyond all of my expectations. The teachers are overally qualified with many advanced degrees. My child has been nurtured and taught far beyond what I expected. I have been to other elementary schools in this district and I have been continually impressed with Rossmoor.

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March 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2009
I did my homework before enrolling my son in Kindergarten 5 years ago. I was impressed by Rossmoor's long history of excellence. Although Rossmoor's terrific test scores may not be the highest in the LAUSD, Rossmoor is the most highly prized. Rossmoor has been named a CA Distinguished School 4 times, awarded The National Blue Ribbon twice, and granted The Golden Bell Award. In addition, it has been chosen as a Cotsen School and a Columbia University Writer's Workshop Fellow. These awards are not easily won and are a testament to this school's dedicated staff and outstanding programs. Although Rossmoor went through a change of leadership a few years ago, I have continued to be impressed by the excellent education that my children are recieving. They love school and look forward to going each day. I proudly recommend Rossmoor to any parent seeking an excellent learning community for their children!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 05, 2009
I have two children at Rossmoor. I have enjoyed Rossmoor and feel they do an excellent job with their resources. The teacher's are experienced. However, one of my children has special needs. Most of the teachers have done an excellent job of working with him. However, I do think that Rossmoor, especially the principal can blow small childish behaviors out of proportion, especially when the child is 'out of the norm'. Their discipline system also contributes to poor self esteem as their bad behavior is shown to the class on a daily behavior chart. However, like I said before the school is very good and for the most part I have been happy with it. Parent participation is outstanding and they school also offers a variety of learning opportunities and extracurricular activities.

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November 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2008
Unfortunately supervision is lacking at this school and personal experience with the principal was extremely unprofessional. We had to remove our daughter from Rossmoor.

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September 18, 2008
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September 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2007
Although my daughter & I could feel unfortunate that she had to move around 3 schools in the district throughout her elementary years, Rossmoor by far serves her best. The present principal is professional, youthful & energetic, the teachers are dedicated & caring, the students are motivated, and the parents are involved. The stake-holders continue the tradition of Rossmoor's caring environment. In such a well-balanced and conducive environment, my daughter thrives on moving towards being an independent learner, strives on excellence in academic achievements, collaborates well in teamwork & socializes well with her peers, is given opportunities to hone her leadership aspirations, and participates in extra-curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2006
Great school with amazing parent involvement and very dedicated teachers. This is as close as you are going to get to a private school!

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2006
my son attended rossmoor elementary k-5 grades.The school provides dynamic,experienced, caring teachers who recognize a child's special needs,whether the child is ahead of his class or needs a little extra help.I'm sorry my chld had to move on to middle school, although Rossmoor has well prepared him for the next level of his education.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2006
The school staff works continuously to upgrade their teaching. There are many caring teachers who go above and beyond to work on behalf of children. Parent involvement is high which makes the school that much stronger.

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August 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2004
Great School -- The teachers care about the students achievements, and a very high pecentage of the parents volunteer in some way. I think the parent involvement really helps to make a difference, and the staff is very good at stressing the importance of parental involvement and support. You all are great!

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
Rossmoor Elementary School is a top-notch school. I wouldn't have my daughter at any other school! The teachers work hard and challenge the students to be their best at everything they do! A 150% effort by teachers, students & parents!

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Rossmoor Elementary School
3272 Shakespeare Drive, Los Alamitos, CA  90720
(562) 799-4520
Last modified Rossmoor Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rossmoor Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top