I have 2 children that went to this school until they promoted to middle school. My experience with the teachers was good, unfortunately the principal is horrible. She doesn't know how to deal with the parents or students unless they are her "pets". My daughter had a terrible experiences with bullies at this school I'm including from the principal when I stood up to her. I even took it up with the district but the principal is married to a mucky muck with the district. It's all political but the point is, this principal does not have the tact, skills, knowledge or mind set to run a school. It's a shame too considering what a wonderful principal her predecessor was. She is ruining this school. Had I known then what I know now, both of my kids would have gone to Hopkinson, Lee or LAE. Too bad.
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.....
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...
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Snobby parents, some teachers are great, while others are uninspired, uncreative and burnt out. Highly overrated!
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.
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!
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!
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!!!!!
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!
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!
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.
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!!!
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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