This school has gone downhill since the new principal, Mr. Arreguin, took over. My daughter is in a small classroom with 35 kids this year, and she was in a combo class last year almost as big! The former principal knew the names of all the students and was very friendly. The teachers I've talked to are also quite unhappy. I am pulling my daughter out as soon as Celerity accepts her.
The former principal, Mr. Nava, did such a great job. However, the new one is just not getting the job done. My son is going somewhere else for 6th grade.
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our principal is a wonderful person, my children always say "mom, Mr. Nava is so nice! They love to come to school. I pick them up at 5:00 p.m. from L.A. BEST program and they still don't want to go home! The teachers are EXCELLENT ! All the teachers are challenging the students to do better, children are happy and respectful to others. thanks to everyone who works at annandale elementary school for making this school such a GREAT SCHOOL!
The leadership have worked wonders, not only did our API go up 55 points. Our API is now over 800 & parent involement has increased 10 fold. School spirit is amazing & the school is loved by all.
Annandale Elemntary is like a second home for the kids they have alot of fun and my kids always want to go to school
There is a new principle to the school in which is a breath of fresh air. Mr. Nava is bringing in new ideas to motive both parents and students. The school has great teachers and staff.
The prinicpal at Annandale believes in acknowledging children for their hard work and effort they put into learning. A little praise and acknowledgment goes a long way and make kids want to go to school and try their best in all they do.
I have to say that the parent who expressed his/her view of Annandale as a 'non-parent friendly' place is sadly mistaken. I have been a participant of the PTA at Annandale for over 3 years now and have been involved, first hand, in trying to get more parents to get involved. I have done all but spoon feed parents with motivation for getting their voices and thoughts heard. Maybe next school year you'll make your voice heard and ask how to get involved instead of waiting to be approached.
Annandale is a quaint school with a hard-working and dedicated teaching staff. Both of my children attend Annandale, and I am quite pleased with the education they are receiving. My one complaint is that the previous and current principals have done next to nothing to involve the parents. Previously, parents were not even allowed to be on the schoolyard before the first bell! The school also has no semblance of a Parent Teachers Association. Many parents, including myself, feel that the administration has alienated the parents due to our working-class backgrounds. Some of us believe that we have the wherewithall to make Annandale competitive with nearby elementary schools. Schools such as Dahlia Heights and Rockdale have innovative principals who have an articulated vision for their schools. Unfortunately, this situation is beyond our reach as Annandale parents until the school principal takes a more proactive approach in making us feel more welcome.
I would consider Annandale an excellent school. The overwhelming majority of teachers have been teaching at the school for more than ten years. Of these teachers, there are many that have been here since the 1980s. Unlike other schools, there is very little job turnover at Annandale. Furthermore, class sizes are small. When compared to other schools that may have class sizes of 30-40 students in the upper grades, the trend at Annandale has been that 4th and 5th grade classes hover around the 25-student mark. The campus is safe and the school culture is amazing.
Annandale is an excellent school! The pricipal and staff are amazing and I am very impressed with the music and drama programs. My son loves his school.
I thought this school did an excellent job, and the principal was really involved with everything.
My child culminated from this school.There music program is great,as well as there extracurricular activities.
Attentive teachers, great administrative staff, good parent participation.
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