This is a great school. Each two to three weeks there are meetings with principal. We got to ask questions and go into classes to see how kids work with their teacher. The teachers are great. My kid actually had fun while going to school. One of the best teachers there are Mr. Stiles, Mr. Hauser, Ms. Lawrence, Mr. Sutton, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Sussan, and Mr. Adrian. Yes there are some things you might not like about school, but doesn't every school has its flaws. By the way my kid just graduated from this school.
Bancroft middle school is a great school . I graduated Bancroft as class of 2011 and never have I had problems here (only when I got MYSELF into them). Teachers were really respectful and ready to teach all the time. Almost all the reviews on this school and teachers are negative, but this is coming from a former student who experienced this school. Teachers were good, great. Every class I had, I passed with a B or better, I was an honor roll student, 3.4 gpa and it was all because of the teachers and their encouragement. I recommend this school. I feel proud of the students there because I know they're being taught as well as I was.
It smells like trash there is alot of trash in the school. I reccomed this school to shut down my kid went here and everyday he would cry coming home from school .
Ms Rico has always been very responsive to my concerns/requests. She has personally responded to my emails and has even called me at home. She cares about the students immensely. Susan Webber is another fantastic administrator who really cares about all the students of Bancroft. This school agrees to teach every kid that walks in the door, unlike many/most charters that pressure kids with disabilities or low test scores to leave their schools. I have been very impressed with the caliber of many of my child's teachers at this school.
THIS SCHOOL IS GREAT,,, MY DAUGHTER GRADUATED FROM THIS SCHOOL AND SHE WAS VERY HAPPY THERE, NOW MY SON WILL GRADUATE NEXT YEAR AND HE ENJOYS GOING TO SCHOOL, BECAUSE HE KNOWS HE HAS GREAT TEACHERS WHO ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT A STUDENT.
Don't send your kids to this school!!! The staff is very unprofessional, the principal is always hiding from parents . it's a very bad school overall. It doesn't even deserve a star.
I was disappointed the way this principal treats her staff/teachers. I was planning to transfer my kid to this school as referred by my friend whose kids graduated here 4 or 5 yrs ago. My friend told me that the teachers in this school go beyond their job to help her kid developed & improved character. So I decided to inquire unfortunately, while I was in the school office no one is in the reception area .But I could see through a window and heard a high pitch voice coming from the principal's office that she's scolding a staff or teacher or whatever. The way she talked sounds unprofessional & as if no respect to the co- workers. I am a professional parent, how can I transfer my kid in this school if this kind of principal talks that way to her collegues, what more to the students? Not a good example.
hello my name is elliott alper i began going to this school in 1968 and lasted until 1969 and then to emerson junior high in 1970 and graduated in 1971, bancroft was too small for its p.e. field and the kids were not friendly emerson had good students and i was a friend to a lot of them. im sure that bancroft has changed thruout the years but i would not send my kid there at all, emerson is a great school. i graduated in 1971 and now its 2012 and im happy to fulfill my working years and thats all, bancroft is one star on my list.
Well i think this is a great school so whatever people say wont stop me!!! if it werent a great school then why be in this page!!! so watever
I am very disappointed. Teachers tell you at Open House that they don't want too much parent involvement. My son scored high on the STARS state exam and was placed in AP classes. He had to miss some days due to illness and they were quick to send out truancy letters. He was not performing well in class and I asked him why. He said that the English teacher scolded him for asking a question. After that, he was afraid to ask for help. When my husband went to the school, the teacher seemed shocked and admonished him that he was to use school loop. Both my husband & I are computer literate. I find it to be neither user friendly nor useful but the teachers hide behind it. My son failed 2 of his classes even after teachers promised that if he turned in all assignments and did extra credit work, he would pass. I made sure he did all hw & made 3 20-mile round trips in search of grunion for extra credit to no avail. Based on his grades, I doubt that he learned a thing. The teachers are cowards & liars. Did not want to talk to us face to face & waited until school was out to send out his report card so that it would be too late for us to speak to anyone.
I guess it would depend on your race because if you were not hispanic, your child will get blamed and the teachers will assume that your kid is not going to learn anything. Maybe this is a good school for you, but not for my child.
This school doesn't have a clue on what the other students are really doing. I understand that they can't watch all kids but they stress on the bullying and I seen it happen in front of their eyes, but they didn't do anything. For example, there was a talent show where a student was rapping and putting another student down. Later after the show the girl was crying. Why is this acceptable? I also think they should change the principal because she doesn't seem to have a clue on what was going on. I liked the previous one better.
I wrote a review as a teacher about five years ago. It was a positive review then and it absolutely continues to be a positive review now! I truly love the collection of deeply committed teachers and sweet students. I mean, the kids are AAHHH-MAZING! My colleagues are supportive. Overall, I can t imagine being anywhere else. I have worked at two very different schools in my teaching career and I can t say it enough, this is the school for me. I hope to rewrite my review in five more years because I am staying put and I am not going anywhere!
Having been a parent of a student for three years at Bancroft, I can honestly say that this middle school is one of the finest in LAUSD. It has many program options for students and one of the best SAS programs because of the enormous dedication from teachers, coordinators and staff in general. Whenever I had a question or concern it was very well addressed and dealt with. As adults, we must know how to resolve conflicts and set good examples for our children and I can imagine that teachers do the same. If you speak in a demeaning way and out of rage about the place where you work and your boss, you always have choices. Go work somewhere else!! Your students do not deserve such bitterness. Think about students first, and always. Bancroft may not be the best place for everyone, but it was certainly the place for my son and for many others who have bloom and succeeded at this school.
Bancroft Middle School is a great place to learn. The majority of our staff member are devoted to ensure student progress. In support of this, our school's API score rose nearly 50 points, which was the highest percent increase in LAUSD district 4. Enough said.
I am know a freshmen and that was the worse school I ever went to too many fights and people do drugs.Dont go to this school bad school.The teachers don't even know what going on with there students.
It's a great school, most of the students get good grades and there's a few slackers.
i love this school i recommend going to Bancroft. I am an eighth grader and Bancroft has helped me learn so much.sure the school has very poor but many teachers care about there students.The teachers try to get there students ready for high school and college they not only help you with your studies they can help you with problems you might have at home .So if your not sure where to go to middle school go to Bancroft .It has taught me many new things.Also ,it has a wonderful dance teacher she can really help you. ms.king our drill team coach helps you too and i love that i am from Bancroft. It is one decision i will NEVER regret.
I am an alumni of Bancroft, graduated in 2006. This is an honest opinion from someone who had experienced 3 years in that school and is now a junior. Although at the time I might have disliked the school attending Bancroft is something I don't regret. Of course like any other school changes can be made. During my three years there I was lucky enough to get some of the best teachers I have had. I'm not saying all teachers were great but for the most part I was lucky enough to have some very good teachers by my side. I recently learned that many of the teachers I had are now gone which may be why there have been some bad reviews but know this: Bancroft is not all that it sounds to be if anything it is (if not was) one of the most well-rounded schools I know
Bancroft Middle School for me is a very low class school, it has low acedemics and does not have all the books that students need to learn and to succed to college. The students are very ill-tempered, as well. In which the school is very harmful.
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