As a former student, staff member and current parent it is easy for me to say how wonderful Beethoven is! I have had the pleasure of watching Beethoven transform from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan. It is rare to find an environment as loving and nurturing as Beethoven. Having Parents as partners has been one of the keys to Beethoven's success. The other key is the Teachers and supporting staff members. This combination has indeed created a California Distinguished School!
As parents of a 1st grader and 3rd grader, we have been very happy with Beethoven Elementary School thus far. The teachers are excellent and challenge the students with academic programs. The parents have tremendous amount of involvement with support to teachers, staff, principle and students. Despite the cuts to the LAUSD school system our Beethoven community has come together to provide our children with excellent well rounded education in academics, art, physical education and social skills. We are fortunate to have such a Great School in our neighborhood.
Not really sure what the last review is alluding to. In my experience staff at our school are open minded and professional. If a child's learning style is not condusive to the structured education public school provides, the teachers will assist and advise parents to find a school that can better accomodate the child's learning and academic needs.
i was very disappointed to hear that this school on a number of occasions has encouraged certain children to leave - and made it impossible for certain children to attend due to perceived disadvantaged skill sets.
We have been going(walking) to this school since 2001 and I have to say that these teachers are all awesome.I really recommend this neighborhood school with teachers who really care.
Great teachers and staff. My 5th grader has really done well here. Great parent participation. Great Boy and Girl Scouts at school. We will miss it next year, but won't be far away, just next door at Mark Twain.
Beethoven's teachers and staff really do care and love teaching our children. They are always focused when so much negatively and unsureness is upon them from lack of funds. They are great examples of staying positive when times are hard.
Beethoven is a great school in a great community. There are many hard working parents and volunteers who work vigilantly to make sure that school continues to improve and give all the children a great environment for learning. Every teacher that my child has had has been a loving, envolved, role model in her life. Beethoven does a great job of giving the kids all that they need while dealing with a state and school district that continues to cut its budget. It really is a great family school, and being an involved parent makes the process even better.
Beethoven is great! There are so many opportunities for my children to learn more than just the standad stuff. Gardening, dancing, drama, art, science, clay class, composting and recycling. I am confident that when i drop my daughter off at school she will have a great day of learning in a safe, nurturing environment. All of the parents are so great and work really hard to get all the families together and active.
The worst experience for my son an us the parents in a lifetime. Unbelievable what happens in this school and nobody is willing to look closer. From bullies on campus tho nonexistent leadership. Incompetence wherever you care to look. Great teachers got moved out of the classroom and the bad ones that have no other interest that to reach their pension were left. One word describes this School : Horrible!
It is sweet, small neighborhood school with a caring staff and caring families.
This school rocks. Both my children are excelling with grades. The teachers and Dr Ford are great. And there is terrific team of parents who make special things happen at the school.
This local LAUSD school provides students and families an excellent education and enriching experience. My son has gone to this school since kinder and he is now in the fifth grade and each year he has had a different experience. I have been extremely pleased with the caliber of teachers, incredible support structure and involved parents who want the best for their children. The administration and parents collaborate. The school offers strong academics, onsite aftercare, enrichment and remedial courses, cultural development and sensitivity, no-tolerance when it comes to bullying and offensive behavior, and demands respect for each other and the environment. Aside from academics, my son has had the opoprtunity to take several years of clarinet, played interschool soccer and softball through the Youth Development Program, learned to play the recorder and tap dance, gone on several fields trips a year and enjoys learning. Parents do what they can to help; some onsite in the classroom, others helps at special events, handle copying, fundraising, communication. Best of all, Beethoven has created an inviting atmosphere and all new families are welcomed. We will miss this school as it has become the heart of our little community and a member of our family. Beethoven Street Elementary School has been very good to us and we're thankful to have had this great experience!!
This is the best elementary school around here; we feel so fortunate to have our two children here.
Teachers and staff are great.....knowledeable and caring people that share almost 7 hours of my kids' lives every single day. What else can you ask for?
The people are the best! Beethoven has kind, caring, and friendly parents, students, and staff.
This school is very community oriented and the kids get involved. I love the Bears!
Beethoven is an Excellent community school! love the teachers, parents & our little community! Go Beethoven Bears!
One of the finest elementary schools in the entire State of California - Beethoven Street Elementary School is recognized as a Cal Dist School, and one of the few Title 1 schools that has been given this honor. This little gem of a community public school rivals some of the finest high-priced private schools in the city. With academics soaring, parent participation full engaged, a well-rounded, inspiring faculty, the students at Beethoven have a pride in their educational experience. Together this school has become a model for what a collaborative effort can achieve.
I love the local flavor of the school reflecting the neighborhood of unique and generous families. The teachers are fabulous, some bringing their extended years of knowledge, while the newer teachers bringing their energy and openess to the children. The combination of the teachers and the families have brought much needed monies to the school to bring in after school activities and fun trips for the kids. My child has loved his 5 years at this school and will carry on his relationships with teachers and peers for a great start in middle school.
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