My child Loves Beethoven! Beethoven is a very small Community school, we have 350 students, which makes for small class sizes. I love that teachers know all our children even if they were not in their class. Our principal Dr. Ford is very active, she works well with the PTA and Booster Club. I still can not believe that we have the STAR program at zero cost. I am so happy to be a part of Beethoven! We are WINNERS!
"INCOMPETENCE" is what they teach at this terrible Mar Vista/Venice school. Principal is terrible. I visited this school at an open house and was apalled at how sloppy and unprofessional the principal and teaching staff were. Very poor academics. The website is a disaster too.
Beethoven is a great school with good teachers and aides, an abundance of parent involvement and strong leadership in Dr. Ford. I have been involved wtih Beethoven for over 15 years 5 with my 3rd grade son and 15 years ago with my daughter. Many teachers who were just starting thiers careers 15 years ago are still there today! I think that is Awesome and speaks for itself, that Beethoven is the place to be. Way to go Beethoven Bears, parents, and staff you are truly Winners!
Beethoven Elementary is a home away from home for my kids. They never want to leave or change schools. We love that there are less than 400 students; although, the class sizes seem to get bigger up into the 30's by 4th and 5th grade. As for a parent, our PTA and class parents are awesome! They do an oustanding job trying to raise funds for many programs. Unfortunately though, we are a Title 1 school, and therefore, can never meet our goal needs as there is continental divide. The school would benefit from two PTA programs, I believe. Some years I love our teachers and some years not so much, although the more I show up as an involved parent the more return I get from the teacher.
My child loves Beethoven Elementary! They have a remarkable staff and lots of parent involvement. They have lots of great fund raising events that help support our teachers and students and make it fun for the whole family! Way to go Beethoven keep up the good work!
this school has no innovation ... no programs addressing the most important things we need to be teaching our children today.... skills building curiosity, and social intelligence - IT IS TOTALLY SUFFOCATED in this "Teach to the Test" environment.
I have 2 children attending Beethoven ~ they both love going to school ~ literally RUN there sometimes which means to me that they are doing something right! It is truly a community school in the best sense of the word. Teachers, school admin and parents all working together to provide an enhanced learning environment. I love that we are a small ~ yet mighty school. And still with the lowest pledge request in town!!
My daughter really likes her school! It's a good size; there's lots of opportunities for extra activities and there is a very active PTA. The after school program is awesome!
We have been at Beethoven 4 years now, we have experienced outstanding support from our community of students, teachers, administration and parents. All the important elements come together at this neighborhood school to help our children thrive.
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!
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.
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 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.
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