Alexander Science Center ha been a great experience for my 4th grader. Dedicated and Passionate teachers. The Dual program has been awesome for my daughter. The school has been working in all areas in order to improve and became one of the best elementary schools in Los Angeles.
My daughter has been at The Science Center School since kindergarten and I have to say that the experience has been great. She is in fourth grade now and The Dual Program has also been one of the best opportunities we have had at ASCS.Teachers and staff at this school are awesome. They are also working in all areas so they improve in order to become one of the best schools in Los Angeles.
My son has been at this school since kinder. I have had no bad experiences until this past school year. I was very displeased with the way my son's teacher conducted herself. Unfortunately I am one voice and if all the parents would have gotten together we would have made a difference. Hopefully this next school year will bring a better more positive attitude towards my feelings of the school. I have never had a problem with the principal and feel that if you want somethings done you must approach her with the utmost respect and she will give you the same in return. Overall if the parents would get more involved in the school it would make a big difference for our kids and their test scores!!!!
I have been teaching at the Science Center School for the past 7 years. It has been a wonderful and growing experience. Our teachers are dedicated and our students are hardworking. The teachers work hard to provide effective, quality instruction for all students. We're still a relatively new school and are working on our school's culture, but we've made tremendous progress in the programs we offer. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the administration, fellow teachers, amazing students, and positive collaborative parents. This is a school that offers tremendous opportunities for students to DO science, work with technology, and receive a quality education that focuses on learning math and language arts through other content areas. At the end of the school year, we had our first talent show and the kids did a stupendous job sharing and showcasing their talent. I am excited to start the new 2011-2012 school year!
The science center school has no excuse for not reaching and even far exceeding test scores and academic achievement for the students, given all the resourses available to it. the university, the science center partnership and the museum row that are at arm's lenth of the ASCS campus. I hope that the survey that was sent in may helps in some way and does not end up as just another thing that should of and /or could of.
There is a lot of discord between Principal Denen and the teachers. sadly this has really affected the culture of the school. if they do not fix that the school will suffer and this translate into the children suffering. yes the principal is hard to approach, because she is very defensive.
The principal at this school is difficult to approach. She has a negative attitude, especially in respect to her teachers. It does not seem she offers them the support they need to teach effectively.
I was a student in this school I loved the school so much the playgrounds and teachers were really nice especially Ms.Dongon, Thanks for helping me Ms.Dongon through fourth grade. Ricardo Beltran. Thank you also Ms.simon take care.
This is a great school with an awesome staff. My son's 4th & 5th grade teacher, Ms. Shuler, has exhibited her commitment for the success of her students. Principal Denen's has great leadership qualities and maintains parents informed of constant changes. I highly appreciate both of these amazing women.
I totally agree with the parent who posted that Fong and Simon are the best!!! I love Ms Simon!!! My daughter is doing fantastic in her class! Mrs. Simon is very creative and teaches her children to think 'out of the box'. She is very nurturing and totally committed to the students. The school is doing much better under Principal Denham's direction and the security is enforced much better. I am very happy with the school's growth!
Great School! Child Safety is Strickly enforced, Have a Kinder and First grader, I am VERY HAPPY with the staff at this school.
I have been very pleased with this school. I have two children attending ACS since the school first day it opened and I have not heard of anything bad happening, hopefully it stays that way. As a parent, I know that the gate is not opened until 7:30 and the state police officers don't get there until 7:15am I know better not too leave my kids there unattended. I have had the pleasure to know Mr. Peterson he is a great teacher and another great teacher I have to give credit too is Mrs. Dongon she is a fantastic teacher. I feel that teachers like them would help our kids learn and be better prepared for the years to come.
This has been an amazing year at the school. Filled with various field trips, events, and recognition for teachers! The dual language program is wonderful!
The culture of the school is based on inclusion and working together. This is a great fit for our family. Our child's attitude towards learning is so much better than before.
My dauther has beind in this school from opening day to currently in 5th grade. This school is great all of my dauther teachers have beeen outstanding . Ms lemle , mrs gomez and ms. Letterie . My dauther is in the gate program and has learn so much from this wonderful teacher their the best.
This school is great! I was there for two years I had a great experiance with all the learning activities! This year I think the teachersshould do a better job ecxiting the kids about mat and science.
I am the parent of a 4th grader, I think overall the school is great academically, but the discipline needs to get better, my daughter has been there since 2nd grade and thankfully all her teachers have been wonderful, especially her third grade teacher (Mr. Peterson). She has learned so many new skills both academically as well as life changing. I have to say that, 'without a doubt he is the best teacher at ASC.' If there were more teachers like Mr. Peterson, then there would be more students interested in learning.
The PTA has really helped to turn the school into something special for the school children and their families. This coupled with the newly hired Principal, Paula Denen, has brought new energy and determination to the entire school community to truly make this a national model. We are very excited to be a part of thsi school.
There's a new principal at ASC and she seems great! She is experienced, motivated and excited to take the school in a positive direction. This school needed good leadership and I think we now have it.
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