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.
The teachers are very supportive of the children. The school could improve on communication between the parents & the 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!
We are looking forward to another year at Atwater, the new administration and the amazing teachers have worked together to make our child really excited about stating school this year. The parent group is great and a lot of fun.
I love Atwater Elementary because of the afterschool program they offer to the kids. I make it a point to contribute in any way I can to keep the program going. My niece has benefited so much from the program. Thank you very much
Atwater Avenue Elementary school is a wonderful community school. The principal, teachers, and parents are working together for the students. This year I have become more motivated to do more for my children and for the school.
Although I transferred my child into this school, I was very disappointed at the outcome. Unfortunately, this school needs a lot of help to return to the high level it was at before.
I tried enrolling my daughter in their preschool program this year and their administration and teachers do not have it all together. Their administration gives you information that does not coincide with the teachers information. Which can cause much confusion for the parents.
My son goes to special education program provided by Atwater Ave Elem School. They have a good program and the teachers and their aides are knowlegeable. The school also encourage the parents to be involve by encouraging them to volunteer.
Great principal, friendly, understanding, patient, and perfect teachers.
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