Celerity Troika outperformed every school in the area including both charters and traditional schools. After just a little research, I found celerity troika was one of the highest performing schools in LA county. Their focus on academics is unparalleled. I also appreciate their focus on the arts. The dance shows are some of he biggest highlights of the school year! The teachers, students, and admin do such incredible work empowering kids through dance. I recommend this school to any parents interested in a high quality education for their kids.
If you're a parent read comments before taking a decision on this school and its number 9.
It's a shame! Especially Mrs Solis the school director.
There are two campus, one on Colorado and the other one on Figueroa. The numbers that they show all the time is from Colorado campus. Obviously where the director keeps most of her time cuz tha's the face of Celerity Troika, forgetting the Burbank campus where there are a lot of things to fix.
5th graders kept all year round without a teacher, Mrs Solis promised to hire one, but never did, later these kids came to 6th just to be the same (without a teacher) and having a different substitute teacher every month. Imagine what those kids have learned, how they feel and how is their behavior when every month they have a different personality of their substitute teachers for two school years.
It's so sad how parents nothing can do, but taking out their kids because nobody in charge is there. The secretary better quit as the good teachers did as well. Been school director of two campus of 500 students of each one is too much for her, is obvious one is going to shrink. If not, see why there is no 7th grade for the school year 2016-2017.
This is my son's first year and I got to say I love this school . The behavior card really does help a lot my son was always getting red now as the 2nd month of school he doesn't get below green of course with the help if his teacher his behavior his improving for the best. Homework is not much . The minus one star is because there's no play equipment for the children.. the school does lack diversity but I don't mind you have to keep in mind that highland park community is mostly Mexicans :)
The administration lacks transparency, is vague, and does not effectively engage with the parent population. This seems to be a common denominator within the Celerity organization.
Leadership lacks integrity and honesty therefore its difficult to buy into the promises. Smaller class sizes was a huge factor when our family made its choice to leave mainstream public school and enroll our youngster in a charter school.
There is a huge slant in diversity. The mass population appears to be Latino with a very limited prescence of caucasians, African Americans, or Asians.
There are no studies which support that the behavior card methodology changes childrens behavior yet, as an example, this school moves the card if a child needs to use restroom outside of the designated times (i.e. recess and lunch). The need to use the restroom shouldn't be punishable nor linked to behavior.
While the stated concept is impressive however the operation of this school is questionable.
We are looking to move and would greatly encourage you to stop by, observe, attend some PTA meetings before making a decision.
The school is located on a junior hs campus which has no play equipment.
Yes, it's quite a challenging school, but then again, I do want my children to excel.
My only issue is that they are not up front when there are concerns. They think they are keeping parents in the dark. But the truth is information always leeks. And you see parents talking about the issues going on in school with children and/or teachers. The faculty should be honest and come forward with the truth and a plan to resolve the problem. Who knows, maybe one of us parents could even be of assistance.