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!
I couldn't disagree more about the principal's attitude towards students that are struggling. Every single time I've been in my daughter's classroom volunteering, the principal has either come in and tutored one or more students who struggle with reading or math, or they have gone to her office for help individually or in a group. I know that she makes time every day to help students in the classrooms. After several years of seeing her speak and witnessing her in the classrooms, my opinion of her is that she wants all of Rossmoor's students to succeed. My kids love her. People's personalities run the a gamut and you're not always going to jive with everyone's. That's life. In the big picture, there's a lot to be thankful for 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.
Unfortunately supervision is lacking at this school and personal experience with the principal was extremely unprofessional. We had to remove our daughter from Rossmoor.
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.
Great school with amazing parent involvement and very dedicated teachers. This is as close as you are going to get to a private school!
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.
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.
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!
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