I was so sad to see the new Principal Mr. Burge leave. He was a caring and compassionate person who always put the students first. It was nice to see a strong principal who wasn't bullied by a few parents who think they run the school. I wish him the best, but sad for the school.
Atwater elementary, I am shocked that a teacher is still there, 3rd grade, every year picks on a few kids to bully, and makes their lives miserable, everyone knows it. You're right about elitism, it's so sad.
Atwater Elem was assigned a new principal mid-year. We had an interim principal first who did absolutely NOTHING for our school. Let me just say that our new principal, MR. BURGE is wonderful. He is involved, helpful & caring. Thank you, Mr. Burge for coming to our school.
The principal is a very nica man. But some teachers are very abusive with kids. Several kids experiece it. I would never take my kid to this school. Some teachers intimidate the kids
Atwater Ave Elementary is an amazing school! It is truly a jem. The staff and teachers are dedicated to educating the children of the school community. The students are dedicated to learning and actually want to be there. Parents are encouraged and welcomed to participate in and out of the classroom. Everyone is friendly and accepting of one another. My children are thriving in this school environment. They look forward to not only the regular school day, but the after school activities. Atwater Elementary offers a computer lab, G.A.T.E. program, drill team, homework help, book club, chess club, sports, healthy snacks (healthy eating is encouraged and taught throughout the day), fitness classes, garden and other activities all free or at an exceptionally low price. All this is done with an extremely low budget. I often wonder what could be accomplished with the resources of a school with the highest possible budget. The funding is honestly the only thing I would change about this school.
Coming in as a new teacher to this school almost 3 years ago was one of the best experiences one could ask for. The staff and administration are so friendly, dedicated, and diligent. Everyone went out of their way to be helpful. The parents, faculty, and administrators not only focus on Academic excellence but also character building. A great public school with invested people who inspire everyday.
increased parent involvement has helped this school come a long way in the past few years, and there is a very caring & active principal.
Why is it that all the negative ratings always disappear from the web site about Atwater Ave Elementary? FYI it is the same parents writing all the reviews. This school is run by two parents and the principal. Lets see how long this review stay on the site before it disappears?
Every time I visit Atwater Avenue Elementary the energy for learning is positive, creative and nurturing. The staff members are warm and welcoming, and the parent involvement is another plus. They have a beautiful garden that the students help to grow and cultivate. Atwater Avenue Elementary is a rare and wonderful school.
We're quietly confident in our choice of Atwater Elementary as it is truly our neighborhood school. I watch as my girls thrive in this academically challenging environment where the principal Mr Smith daily lives and breathes the school mantra of: Safe, Responsible, Respectful. They see role models, diversity and entrepeneurship daily. Wholeheartedly endorse.
Atwater is a great school to join. We have been growing academically each year. I believe this is because the students feel the comfort of learning in their classrooms. There are many enrichment opportunities that will help your child develop as a life long learner. Furthermore, Atwater welcomes parental involvement and many families help our school in many ways! We are not only a school family, but a neighborhood family! Come join the fun!
A true neighborhood school with committed, creative parents and stellar, invested staff. We've been here 3 years now (private school previously) and LOVE it. My girls feel academically challenged, confident on campus and secure in the school community.
Atwater Elementary has a wonderful principal and solid community support. I would definitely send my kids to Atwater Elementary.
Such a great school!! My daughter is currently enrolled in the first grade here and is looking forward to second. The principal, Mr. Charles Smith is a blessing. He genuinely cares about the students and is constantly striving towards making this a superb school, which I think it is. Love love love this school!!!
This is an amazing school with a great group of passionate people working together for the ultimate benefit of the children. The principal, teachers, parents, and community members are all working together toward huge success. At this school, everyone believes in the children and wants the best for them. The school environment is very welcoming where everyone feels apart of a family. I've only been here for three years and I love it!
My daughter will be graduating next week. The two sixth grade teachers (Ms. Fogel and Ms. Craig) are excellent. With their help my daughter has been accepted to great magnet and private middle schools. Please come and meet our amazing principal, teachers, and staff.
I am planing on sending my son there for 6th grade....I am not completely sure if this is the right school for him...more reviews from students or parents that have more information on the status on this school will be greatly appriciated to help parents like me to make the right decision.....:)
I can't say enough about our principle. He really has a vision for the students and has managed to get the vast majority of families to buy in. There is a lot of care and concern for all. I have had problems but have always been listened to and supported to a successful conclusion. It is a good school.
When I first visited Atwater, I fell in love with the teachers. When my daughter started kindergarten in 2009, she fell in love with school and then we knew we hit the jackpot when our new principal started later in 2009. First grade and 2010 are even better! What a gem here in our little neighborhood.
This year we moved our two girls (aged 5 and 7) from a private school to Atwater Avenue Elementary and are beyond impressed. The quality and consistency of education, plus the commitment and innovation of the teachers is all spearheaded by an inspirational new principal. He's not only invigorating a school and nurturing an academically challenging, culturally diverse environs, but he has also succeeded in galvanizing an entire community. Looking at sister LAUSD schools nearby such as Ivanhoe, we are proud to see our API's leapfrogging and the level of parental involvement soaring. We're well on our way. We LOVE Atwater!
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