Students enrolled 545
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School leader Vielka McFarlane
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District Los Angeles Unified School District
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3417 West Jefferson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90018

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(323) 732-6613
(323) 733-2977
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4 stars
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May 15, 2014
I've had a great experience with this school. My daughter has attended this school from 1st-4th grade. I don't have any major complaints. The teachers have always been attentive and helpful. The only thing is that Ms. A always seems to be overwhelmed with work and kids. She needs an assistant. Kids and parents always seek her help. My concern now is the 42nd campus. I've heard bad things about that site, can anybody give me info or updates about that school?

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
My son just started this school and it was a difficult for him to stay. But the teachers all made him feel very comfortable and they were able to console him. It's a small school, I believe around 100 children. The lessons are clear and the teachers will talk to us everyday if we have questions; or they keep us informed of the progress of my son. Hopefully, if will continue to be a great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2013
Celerity Nascent Charter school. This school is excellent. my daughter is about to complete her kindergarten year and I couldn't be more happy. Mrs Cervantes is a gem my daughter is 5 and she came home talking about pollutants, reading, and has surpassed all expectation. The dance teacher Ms. April and the office manager Ms. A are awesome. I really could not have asked for a better and more vigilant group of people to put my precious daughters care in. The only thing I would change is to get a better PTA the parents need to pump more money into the school and its kind of a tight space. But I LOVE this school my daughter is getting an excellent education by some wonderful people.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2013
This school is excellent. They strive in challenging students across all subjects. I am amazed how my children have improved academically. The teachers my children had have been amazing. They offer excellent curricular activities to students, such as dance and yoga. They have high expectations for their students, and do give out a lot of homework. However, I don't see that as a negative. It may be tedious but in the end, students get use to having that type of responsibility.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2012
My child has attended this school from the first day it opened. The one thing that I do have to say about the school is that the teachers and staff have always been the best to work with. My daughter struggled in her elementary school years but I always received a phone call or notice when things would get rough for her. Their 7th and 8th grade teachers are AMAZING!!!! To the point where my daughter loves going to school. loves helping out and has found a new found love for education. The small classes are perfect for her and I really wish they had a HS program considering this is her last year at the school. Only bad thing I could say is I wish they had more trips outside of school but I know that takes money and parental involvement. But as far as teachers go.. it's awesome.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2012
i like the school and my children are learning alot and the teachers and staff are great. But they need more organization for the dance programs.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2012
Celerity is a great school. Great staff, but is lack in some areas. Special thanks to Ms. A & Mrs. Llorens who continue to work with my child.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2012
Celerity is a great school. Special Thanks to the hard working Teachers. Thank you for preparing my daughters for the future. There is something bad about the school... disorganized administrators.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2011
Great school. The teachers work hard at helping the children achieve their goals. There is however a lot of homework pushed on the students just before benchmarks, which I found not to have helped one of my daughters. The extra work stresses her out to the point of tears for those days.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 29, 2009
Thank you Celerity for preparing Brandon for his future. With all of your help you help set the path for him to move on. A special thanks to Mrs. Hatter, Mrs. Nahas, Ms.Kim, Ms. Atkinson and Ms. Cassie.

- submitted by a community member
no rating June 27, 2009
My son attended Celerity this year. I was disappointed as I was advised that this school has process and procedures for most things. What I have found is the school lacks processes, procedures and more importantly follow through. However, the teachers are great and they are what is saving the school from being considered a complete dump.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 19, 2009
Celerity is a great school. It is fairly new so they had to work out the kinks. What I will say is that the administrators are sincere in their attempts to provide a quality education for the children in our community. I salute Celerity for their hard work an dedication to our children.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2009
Mrs. Hatter, Mrs. Nahas, Mrs. Atkinson and Ms. Cassie, I commend you on a job very well done. You never forgot that the children are people too.

- submitted by a community member
March 01, 2009
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January 09, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 27, 2008
If you care about your child, do not send them to this school. The administrators are disorganized and unapproachable. They never have the time to talk to parents. The school will never improve unless the administrators change the way they run the school. My child did have a good teacher but seeing the disorganization in the school and lack of books my child's class, I had to pull out. The administration should look at getting one school right before opening more. It seems like they are only in it for the money and not the children which is really sad.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2008
Despite the location of the school and the fact that it hasn't been around that long...I can't really say too much bad about it. at all. i mean, we all have our moments on different issues but they make sure that they are all worked out and handled in a professional manner that has the best interest for the student and the parent so that everyone is pleased and satisfied. rightfully. not just to appease you. Mrs. Ackinson, Ms. Nicola, Mr. Weathers-just to mention a few- make sure that school is rolling on a daily basis. They know what goes on at all times! Don't think that your child is walking out of that door...no way! I was concerned about that, at first, but i feel more comfortable there than where she is now! And she's in a better neighborhood! wow. sad.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2008
this school is true disservice to our community. They have dumped teachers in our community that couldn't hold a job anywhere else. My daughter attended this school. I am so very glad she no longer no there. Disorderly, confused, and uninterested that is the profile of the staff as well as the students

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2008
My son graduated from Celerity last year. His entire 8th grade year at Celerity was well worth the snags here and there. Aside from recieveing late textbooks (which was understandable since it was the first year for 8th grade) and a early switch in math teachers, I was very pleased. The teachers and office staff, especially Ms. Gillis who teaches 8th grade English and History and Mr. Weathers the office manager truly care about those children. They work hard to motivate them and make them achieve at levels that children didnt even think was possible. Celerity also gave my son opportunities that he would never have gotten at another school. He participated in a United Nations project, he's an excellent public speaker now, he's very knowledgable on research and writing. He's gained vaulauble study skills. I applaud the teachers and staff of Celerity for a job well done.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 08, 2008
Our first 2 years have been great. My daughter transferred in for 3rd grade and has just finished up the 4th grade. She was on the honor roll both years and just excelling in all of her courses. She's doing so much better than her last school where she was just lost in the system. She loves it here.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2008
My son's first year was a wonderful experience. He had a caring, well-organized teacher as well as a caring and supportive staff. I was able to contact both his teacher and the principal easily and I felt my son was in a safe environment at all times. He will soon be entering 1st grade at Celerity and is eagerly awaiting to see who his new teacher will be.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2008
My child attended Celerity for one month and I took him out. The principal never returned my class or emails. The classroom was disorganized and I was very unhappy.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2008
I should have run when I noticed that the schools principals office was always and still is in disarray. I should have run when I noticed all the students waiting in line to see the principal for discipline problems. I should have run away when I heard hired staff yelling at students in the halls and outside. I should have run when I never received notices of class changes, teacher changes, and many other things that is just to long to mention. Yes, I am a disappointed in the administrative staff (principal and director) of this school. They have overlooked good teachers and the people who really are generous, caring and giving to the students! They (director and principal) are spending too much time opening more schools and not concentrating on making one great school, getting it right and then opening more! Money is the key for this administration!

- submitted by a community member
no rating June 11, 2008
I'm glad to have the opportunity to let everyone know how wonderful celerity nascent charter school is. This was my son's first year in kindergarten there. His teacher mr. Wood has been helpful to me and my child by providing us with simple handicrafts, classroom exercises, and a wealth of knowledge to prepare my son for regular schoolwork. Your wonderful mr. Wood~~ keep up the good work!! however, i would like to encourage all parents to get invlove in your childs education. Make sure you help them with their homework, and please make sure they turn it in when it's due. Paraent involvement is the key to a child's success! try it. Iw

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June 10, 2008
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no rating January 24, 2008
This school Lacks Organization. Although I feel as though the Teachers were more than qualified. I was extremely happy with the Kindergarden Instructor Mr. Wood, which my son was blessed to be a student for. My daughter was a 4th grader and I saw the teacher student interactions. I sat and volunteered in classes.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 06, 2007
This is only the 3rd semester for Celerity. My grandson started kindergarten here and I am very pleased. Give them a chance.

- submitted by a community member
September 05, 2007
Unfortunately , this school lacks administration, organization and qualified teachers. The middle school failed the 7th graders all together. They did not receive books until the end of the school year and the classrooms were overcrowded. The school was more focused on receiving funding , then making sure the students were getting a solid education. Parents if you are serious about your child/erns education, I beg of you to not send them to this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2007
Celerity continues to prove it self by raising their test scores each year. I have seen some changes in teachers in the last couple of years. Celerity has great and highly qualified teachers who are devoted to their students. The administrators, teachers, and personnel of the school are exceptional in every way. I look forward in the years to come as we continue to be a part of the Celerity family.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2007
I was a former 7th grade student at Celerity Charter School, it's sad to say that the whole school is a disappointment to me.This school is very unorgainized,and needs to have teachers that really do care about the students.Through out the whole school year we were barely prepared for the SAT,and just got our scince books at the end of the school year.They replaced wonderful teachers with horrible ones. Please consider looking into the school before you send your child there.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 30, 2007
There seems to be a lot of new teachers but these teachers seem anxious to prove themselves. The admin. are very liberal and open minded, their focus is entirly academic. There is a lack of parent participation. They invest heavily in alternative education and extracurricular activity. Ahmad

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2007
Celerity Nascent is an amazing school with a dedicated staff and administration. The school culture is invigorating and challenging academically. The school also has an excellent enrichment program. They provide dance, yoga, karate and art for the students. The parent investment and involvement is also very high at this school. I am glad I enrolled my child.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2007
Three of my children attend Celerity. My oldest daughter had a hard time reading at her previous school. She has made a complete turnaround here at Celerity. She is motivated by her teachers and everyone seems to care about her as a person. She is able to find role models at the school. Now it is hard for me to see her without a book in her hand.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2007
Celerity Nascent Charter School is generally a good school, but needs the financial help to make it better.

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March 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2007
This is my son's first year at Celerity and I can say that I absolutely love it. My son is in the 2nd grade and is constantly being challenged. I can't wait until my 4 year old attends next year. Mrs. Wang is a good teacher. She keeps my son motivated and coming home talking about new things that he's learned. The teachers and administrators are always friendly and take care of business. I would recommed anyone to go to that school. The only thing that I would say that they are lacking is good parent participation for their meetings, but you can't blame the school for that. They might not have the same extracurricular activities as the regular public schools,but I don't mind paying for those small perks.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2007
I thank God for Celerity Nascent School! this school is the best thing ever, my son is doing great, I know he is very difficult but they treat him with love and understanding, thank you

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2007
I was excited to have my children attend the school.I was disappointed with the administration. They need to be stronger. Every function they have is always unorganized. Some teachers don't have control of the class. The same parents are always volunteering, they don't stick to their volunteer or uniform policy. Mr. Graham and Mr. Hoctor are great. My children made lots of friends. I had to take them out because I could no longer handle the discipline problems the school had and lack of organization. I was there at least once a week, if not more so I know that the more time you spend there the more you get to see and the areas they lack in. They are trying but I'm afraid they will end up being just like the schools we took out children out of for a better education. I wish them lots of luck.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2007
This is my son's first year at Celerity. I am very impressed with the teachers, and the leadership. Mrs. Canada and Mr. Knox know the children personally and actively participate in their development. I communicate with my son's principal, assistant principal, administrator's, and teachers regularly, and there is a cooperative effort to get the best out of my child. I like the fact that there is a high level of parent involvement and that on any given day, there are parents on campus interacting with the children. I like the fact that Celerity has an 'open door' policy, and I can drop in and observe my child in class at any time. I wish for Celerity the type of funding that would afford them computers for every student, and even smaller class sizes for their middle school students. C. Pressley

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2007
This is my daughter's first year (3rd grade) and I am truly impressed. I want more communication from her teacher, but overall it's a great place and I highly recommend it to those that want a quality education for their children without leaving the 'hood'. Mrs. Canada goes above and beyond as an administrator. You can truly see the love and devotion she has for the kids. It's technically not a 'pretty' school, but I am not interested in a 'cute' environment for my kid. I want her to learn. They focus on parental participation (which I love) and students are responsible for themselves (which I appreciate). Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2007
I feel fortunate to have my child in a small environment surrounded by so many professionals that take a genuine interest in my child's education. Celerity continues to show tremendous growth with each year. I tell all that I can about this unique school.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2007
As a second year parent of a 5th grader this school is not what it is cracked up to be.There is no order,no communication and I am starting to question the credibility of the teachers.This schools main focus is money.Although, it is free for my child..I didn't realize the fine print.Every trip they plan us parents have to pay for.If we don't pay than our child cannot participate. This is a new school and I think instead of high price field trips they need to focus on getting these children consistent with their education.The uniform policy is a joke! This school needs a serious faculty evaluation and change or they wont be around to long.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2007
I think Celerity is a great school due to the fact that my children are happy the have strong teachers good after school programs and firm rules that are needed in a school. true it's not your typical school setting with the big play yard but that let's the kids know there here to learn. when my son was at a regular school that's all he talked about recess know he talks about what he learned and test and healthy eating which is more important than playing. Want to say thanks to Ms. Solis 1st&2nd grade teacher and Ms. Pak Kinder for teaching my kids the importance in life.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2006
There is no doubt that Celerity has room for improvement in terms of their facility. The space seems too limited for the number of classrooms/grades they have. But I am willing to give them a break and give the school a change. But in terms of academics, I can honestly share that they are really trying and I am satisfy with my son's first grade teacher. Great job Ms. Cook. For the parent that states that they call you for everything; I must say 'deal with it and stay involved'. I never, ever mind when the school calls me to discuss an issue that involves my son.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2006
The school policy at Celerity Charter School is absurd. Their policy is to call you for every little thing your child does, but they never seem to be able to contact you when it is important. Only a small handful of parents are involved in the program. Their academic program is no different from a normal public school. My overall experience at this school was terrible. I urge other parents to speak to the parents before enrolling their children. I give this school a F.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2006
This School is so great. I'm telling you cause I go there I think it's such an awesome school. It has helped me learn much. It's my second year. It opened last year. The principal Mrs. Canada is so nice. It is a very good school. I'm only in fifth grade I know if parents put there kids in the school there kids will learn much.

- submitted by a student
September 12, 2006
This school lacks the Leadership and Discipline to be a really good school; hard to learn what they have to teach when the school is in chaos. I have since enrolled my kids into a new school

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2006
This is a great school in the Jefferson Park area of Los Angeles. This school has a PTA, Lunch program and excellent teachers & staff. This upcoming year there will be 3 major trips for the upper grades such as Washington D.C., Sacramento & Chicago. This school offers a private education at a public price.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2006
Family-oriented, warm, and friendly staff. My daughter's Kinder teacher is absolutely wonderful - she challenges my daughter academically and with positive results.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2006
Great teachers who care about their students.

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Celerity Nascent Charter School
3417 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90018
(323) 732-6613
Last modified Celerity Nascent Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Celerity Nascent Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 56 reviews.