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.
There's a serious problem when racism is prompted and condoned my 6yr old daughter has been a victim of racism and bullying the school makes no efforts to resolve the issue... the schools population is 80% Mexican and 30% of that Mexican population doesn't speak, read or write in English so there's aids that translate and work with the none English speaking students....... illegal immigrants are allowed to be educated in our schools I'm not sure when they passed that law but that's what's going on
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 of course!! Ms. Cuamea and Mrs. Moreno. They understand children as individuals, and somehow, find the time to give each child the needed attention in order to excel. Thank you so much Ms. Cuamea & Mrs. Moreno.