this is a school very poor in academics. the teachers put very little time and effort into their students. i have attended this school for 3 years and would strongly advise against going to this school.
I attended this school only for 6th grade and planning on chenging schools. I really don't like this school because the safety isn't really good, during class it's really disturbing and teacher's don'tknow how to handle students.
Although new to the school, I recently enrolled my niece here after she was evacuated from Biloxi, MS due to Hurricane Katrina. Everyone in administration as well as the vice principal were extremely personable and efficient in helping to quickly get the necessary papers in order for the child to continue her education. As far as public schools in Los Angeles, I would say this school is above many others in regards to asthetics of the grounds and the way it is hidden in a very eye pleasing residential neighborhood. You would never know from the surrounding blocks you were still in a city the size of LA. So far, I have had little contact directly with the teachers, but my niece seems to like everyone she has. Also, it is pleasing to me that there are many electives involving the arts, which I feel as important as your basics.
My daughter culminated from 8th grade in June '05. Overall she was disappointed in this school. She attended in hopes of advancing in her studies of the arts (dance and drama). She was better off staying with the dance studio she had previously attended. She never learned anything new at school and the teacher had no control over her class. I sat in several rehersals and was appalled at the behavior of these students. It was obvious that most of them were there just for the social aspects and really did not care about anything else. My daughter was used to serious teachers and always listening and not talking back, but these students made that very difficult. Due to the schedule of rehersals she couldn't continue her studio classes outside of school. The school also did not allow room for the students to perform outside of the school realm.
I am a parent at Bancroft MS. My son has been doing very well.I like the safety that Bancroft has to offer my child. The Attendance staff are very helpful. I would reccomend this school to anyone.I do have one complaint. The 7th grade counselor leaves me with uncertainties when it comes to my son. But there are other counselors that are happy to help me out.
My experience with Bancroft so far has been a good one. This is my child's first year and I look forward to learning more about Bancroft.
I'm a current student at Bancroft. Bancroft is overall above average, maybe even more. But, there is only two honor classes for sixth graders. There are also no lockers, except for the P.E. ones. So basically, I like this school, but it could have improvements.
This school is excellent for children who have parents that are willing to take the time out to participate with student learning. I had a wonderful experience at this school.
my son attendance at this school was horrible. he attended the whole 3yrs. he is a special ed student and didn't receive crucial assistance while attending there. he was poorly treated with respect and empathy.
i am not a parent but i am a student attending this school. my expirience at this school is really cool. The shows in our school are always fun and exiting. In my school you never get bore. our peforming arts teacher are great. This year i learned how to be a great musician and a great dancer. Bancroft middle school have good teachers wich are always there to help.
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