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School leader Aleta Parker Taylor
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District Los Angeles Unified School District
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740 Gretna Green Way
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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5 stars
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August 16, 2014
My child has attended this school for four years. I have been extremely happy with his teachers. From my understanding, often times when changes happen that impact the morning school yard area, it is to ensure the safety of the children. The school offers a variety of ways for parents to reach out, connect, volunteer, and inquire about issues.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2014
This is the 4th year in this school for my daughter and at the beginning I was so much more than happy but after the second year I'm thinking about to keep her there or not?. Academically she is progressing every year but at this point she's so unhappy with all this rules, she's just to bored of hearing this rude people who supposed to receive then with a smile every morning instead there is whistles and this kaind of military sistem,just now at the beginning of this 2014 school year you can here hand speakers telling all poor kids that they can't even been stand-up up and some of them are seated for more than 30 minutes you can see some of them sleeping on the ground totally bored , when they have the chance to play all around this wasted huge space. But worse than that is that the parents don't even know about all those rules and you can complain because when you try to do it no one here you!!!..... totally disappointed actually I feel my self very annoying and frustrated with the principal and her staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2014
Brentwood used to be a good school, but in the last three years, it has lost it's focus. A change in administration is needed badly to boost morale and make this school what it once was. Teacher morale is low, and this effects the quality of teaching. The principal is MIA, physically and emotionally, and the other administrators do not seem to know what they are doing. There is little parent involvement in the school. The school is supposed to be a science and technology-base school, but there is nothing innovative or special in the curriculum. The teaching and discipline strategies are outdated. The school has so much potential, but it desperately needs strong leadership, which is currently does not have.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2014
The best elementary education in the entire Los Angeles area. Sending your children to BSM will create the substantial foundation all future learning institutions can safely be built upon.

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2013
My son is in 4th grade and my daughter in Kindergarten at Brentwood Science Magnet. Our childrens' teachers at BSM have consistently been excellent, the academic level very high, the science labs are extraordinary, and there is a good after-school program (STAR), which is free. We also like the fact that our children are exposed to children who come from all over the city and speak 37 different languages. We have been thrilled with this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2013
I love Brentwood! Some of the teachers special. I feel that this was the place that my son did become a little genius. I am happy with the school overall, I have very little complaint.

- submitted by a teacher
September 24, 2013
A few years ago, my son was bored and not at all challenged. All he would do is worksheets. When I moved my son to Brentwood Science Magnet, he just flourished. The school gives an enriched education where students get to participate in hands-on activities during science labs as well as receive art and music which has been cut from most other schools. My son has friends from across the city. I love the diversity of the school. I am also proud of the strong parent support. I could go on and on about why Brentwood Science Magnet has been a great experience for us.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2013
This is our 8th year at this school (my older daughter is now in middle school having gone to Brentwood Science Magnet from kinder through 5th grade). This an is excellent school, with a strong line-up of experienced and caring teachers. My older daughter started middle school very well prepared, thanks for the excellent education she received at Brentwood Science Magnet. The student body is large in size and very diverse, and while that presents occasional challenges, the administration deals with them well and our overall experience at the school has been very good. The current Principal, Ms. Taylor, is exceptionally dedicated, kind and hard-working. Children are very fond of her, and parents respect her. I would recommend this school to any family that values good education, in culturally rich environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
My daughter started BSM in the 3rd grade and she is now in the 5th grade, ready to transition to Middle School. We are beyond impressed with how much our daughter flourished while at BSM. The science curriculum is wonderful. We feel like she has had a well rounded education and she has had excellent teachers for each grade. The school size is much larger then the school we were at prior...this is not a bad thing. She has been in advanced Math and English rotations so that she is challenged academically and she has the greatest amount of respect for all of her teachers. Her CST test scores jumped dramatically year over year (especially in math) and 5th grade afforded a chance to go to Astro Camp. This was a wonderful weekend camp excursion in the San Jacinto mountains. Do not pass on this opportunity, it is the trip of a lifetime for kids this age. Our daughter entered BSM a shy violet. After three years, she is outgoing, confident and willing to challenge herself even when she is scared. This is something I would have never expected but it speaks volumes of how much of a positive impact this school has had. I cannot wait to send my son to BSM!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2012
I love the school and the Principal works hard to improve the teaching learning process. My daughter is in first grade and the first teacher she had was a little bit irrisponisble and the principal changed the class for my daughter per our request and the teacher she has now is great and I am really satisfied with my first year experience in Brentwood Science school. Students also introduced many science labs which is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2012
We are in our last year at BSM. The first two years were wonderful under a fantastic principal and a great PTA. There have been two new principals since then and we have seen more rules enforced and less creative,educational activities. This school does NOT allow children to play before school begins in the morning. They are forced to stand in line, waiting patiently for school to begin. Even the younger children are made to do this. Not age appropriate at all. Out of five teachers, we have been okay with three, and LOVED one (who was let go due to budget cuts sadly). This school use to be wonderful. Now not so much.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2012
I wrote the truth once and it was rejected. Bad reviews are not accepted. There are better options then BSM.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
If you post the truth it gets deleted. So in other words, if you say how GREAT this school is, they'll leave your comment up. So, the school would be GREAT if those in charge were GREAT. Let's see how long this one stays up. I resubmitted; noticed some errors in the last one. Submitted

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2011
We selected BSM for it's wonderful diversity and well-rounded curriculum. This science magnet offers a revolving schedule of four (4) labs - earth science, life science, physical science and computer science. GREAT model. AND art and music that is funded through the active parent group (FBSME). The art teacher is a renowned local artist who draws out amazing creations from the kids and the music teacher is a talented musician adored by all. In this age of horrible budget cuts it is imperative that parents, teachers and administration work cooperatively to make a difference. BSM works! There are GATE opportunities (e.g. parent involvement, lunchtime enrichment) as well as intervention and support for English language learners and other sub-groups. We had our daughter in private pre-school and Kindergarten and worried about the transition to this VERY large public magnet school. Best choice we ever made. She transitioned with ease (now in 3rd grade) - thriving academically and socially with diverse friends from a variety of backgrounds. My only wish is that more parents could be active on a regular basis (difficult because of work schedules and horrible LA traffic).

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2011
BSM is a great school! They have a new engaged principal who is very committed to improving an already great program (e.g. initiating a student leadership program for grades 3+). All staff respect diversity. The administration is caring and attentive, knowledgable, multilingual. Full time nurse and multiple specialists. Excellent science labs, enormous campus/park-like setting, heart of Brentwood, free bussing from your local school, free afterschool programs, lunchtime enrichment, family nights, etc. Excellent teachers who know teaching to the test is not a full education; utilize group activities and other approches to enhance children's learning. As a science magnet, critical thinking is emphasized throughout all subjects. GATE is embedded in classrooms with differential teaching; sciene labs would qualify as advanced science for all - hands on science. Our neighborhood school is a 950+; and we choose BSME because it is a great school, progressive, diverse, and respectful of children.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2011
Teachers range from average to great. There are some who seem to invest so much into their class and others who seemed they didn't care. Class work and homework depended on the teacher. Some teachers were organized and others weren't. Some gave frequent updates between grade reporting periods and others gave none. It's best if parents are proactive with their child's teacher. There is no separate gifted program which was very disappointing. You will need outside didactics if your child isn't challenged enough. The diversity of the student body is a major plus. My biggest complaint was the morning drop-off time at 7:50 am (and no earlier) which made it extremely difficult for parents who needed to be at work by 8 am. There is a particular main office staff member who was consistently rude and did not seem to understand or care. Cafeteria food was fair. The student body is very large with large class sizes. The school is amazingly well-organized and maintained to accomodate such a volume of students. However, if your child does not excel in this kind of enviroment, I would recommend a smaller school. A lot of fundraisers throughout the year. Overall I give this school a C+.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2011
Great school. My gifted son finished his math homework early, and the teacher brought in math students from UCLA to challenge the advanced kids. Three afterschool programs, two of which are free. One offered free was running $400 or more at other schools. Kids were greatly enriched in the free after-school programs: 2 musicals per year. My daughter entered the orchestra program which will last from second semester of her 3rd grade until she graduates from 5th grade. My son was in the 4th grade chorus. Both kids received 3 units of science, 1 unit of computer science, a unit of music, and a unit of art in addition to whatever is being offered by their regular teachers. Full magnet points upon graduation. Getting my kids into this school is like winning the lottery, and with the strong academic standards, this is a better school than my local charter school which is rated in the 900s but won't spend a dime tested my kids.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2010
I was an alumni of this school, and I won't say when and my name. In the beginning, Brentwood was a terrific school, with a great education. But now, great teachers are being promoted to lower grade levels. Many excellent teachers were fired, and I was shocked when they fired a very good 4th grade teacher. The cafeteria food is okay. The environment is becoming trashed and the bathrooms are smelly and slippery.

- submitted by a community member
October 27, 2010
I don't know how anyone can rate this a good school. I pulled my son out of a great school because of the good reviews on this website. I made a huge mistake! It's October 27th and to date I have not received one piece of corrected class work or home work from my child's teacher. Even after a letter to the principal and multiple requests to the teacher. The classrooms are very disorganized and messy. It seems to be a systemic problem and not just my son's teacher. A Big Sunday project is needed for this school- to help classroom organization, clean up and an auditorium makeover. So, if you're thinking of bringing your child to this school, think long and hard about it because I can't wait to get my son back to his home school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
This is my first year as a parent at this school. So far I am very happy. My childrenare so enthused about math and science, everyday they share their learning experiences, this brings me joy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2010
MY SON STARTED THIRD GRADE AND I LIKE THE ORGANIZATION THAT BRENTWOOD SCIENCE MAGNET SCHOOL HAS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
this school has excellent lessons for the kids and the kids get alot of help and attention

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2010
My older kid, doughter, attended this school, and now my son is in 5th grade and graduating this summer. My wife & I are extremely pleased with all of teachers/staff with high quality and care that they have provided for our children. Both of my kids maintain excellent grades and great social behavior. We're thankful that we chose this school over private. Plus, we also wanted our kids to be diversified and mend with every one in the society not just a particular group.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
On the educational level is much higher and in a word excellent Personalised

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
It offers a veriety of students that would love to excel in their studies. Always trying to make a difference in the community and has a array of diversity within its student body system.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
It's a wonderful school and part of a warm, burturing community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
Fantastic school and great teachers--both our children attended the school and are both in the gifted programs!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
This is a great school that emphasizes strongly on science and math as well as on balanced development of Arts and Science. The teachers are very friendly and takes care of individual students quite personally. The school also has a very good computer program. It encourages students into reading books by maintaining a good library. The school strongly promotes and encourages physical education and sports through well maintained play ground, sport facilities and programs. To do all this the school needs support. We all should stand by the school in their effort to breed the future generation of the country.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
Brentwood's teachers consistently demonstrate that high expectations and a rigorous curriculum bring positive results.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 21, 2010
Superior teachers and campus. Heavy math and science emphasis

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
I love Brentwood Science school because it does an excellent job of exposing young children to areas of science not traditionally taught in an urban environment. It serves students from various areas and has excellent teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
Amazing science program. Math focused. Gorgeous Campus and neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2010
This is a fabulous school with wonderful teachers and an awesome grassy yard on their campus!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
The school provide a good foundation for student. My oldest kid graduate from this school and he is doing great in middle school. The gate program is also another good thing about this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2010
Great school! Teachers were great when my son attended there.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2010
The science labs are so fun, and the Community Fairs each year lets me relax and for my kids to have fun

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
BSM is a great school. My child loves the teachers, and the yard! She has made a lot of friends and is having a good, positive elementary school experience. This is well cared about school, and the students are first on everyone's list!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
Because they make you feel at home. The teachers are very friendly with the parents and care for the students needs in school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
they are doing a great job with the kids that come there from around the city.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 20, 2010
Brentwood Science School is great because they spark interest of a very important subject to a young group of people.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
The Teacher's are Great,they put alot of hard work in making sure the kids are ready for the next level.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
It is professionally handled in every way, ... teaching, counseling, security, parent teacher communication, etc.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
It is a fine school helping children acheive their goals

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 20, 2010
Love the teaching and the interaction with the students. My grandchildren go there also.

- submitted by a community member
May 20, 2010
My nephew attends this school and I am very satisfied with the quality of the teachers and their materials. We enjoy attending Science Night together.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 20, 2010
I love this school because they have wonderful teachers who are very warm hearted and love to teach. Thanks to Brentwood school my nephew is pretty advance in his studies. Thanks you Brentwood School

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
Very impressed with the teachers, their dedication and commitment to academic excellence and the additional programs they provide.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 20, 2010
My daughter goes to Brentwood Science Shool. It is a beautiful school with caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
Talented and committed faculty and results they produce. I vote for Sandy Selig.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
the school is very safe and take pride on the programs that are avelabel for kids.very high level of education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
My grandson is happy to be there and looks forward to going to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
The school has many extras: science labs, orchestra, language arts lab, art class, music class. Enrichment abounds!!

- submitted by a teacher
May 20, 2010
The children are getting an excellent education and they seem to have so much fun on the new Brentwood Green Playground.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 20, 2010
Outstanding programs for students! Good luck Brentwood Science Magnet. I hope every pulls together tonight to put you over the top!!!! Get working, Brentwood Science Magnet community!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
This school is just plain amazing! The teachers have such dedication and there are so man children from so many backgrounds! It's just beautiful!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
Brentwood Science Magnet School has excellent teachers and hard working administrators who really care about the students and provide a great education. Brentwood Green is most supportive --beautifying the campus, planting trees and gardens, and creating a joint use park. What a great place to learn and play!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
Each child is seen for his/her individual potential as a unique person.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
School bus service is the best and the teachers are helpful

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
I love brentwood because they always provide you with the things that the students need,the community fair that they have every year is awesome,never have complaints about the teachers or how the school schedule is which works perfectly for me,the campus is beautiful and is usually clean from what i see.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
The assistant principal has really helped me with my son's behavior.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
Nice clean rooms and alot of staff taking care of students

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
The teachers love to help the students, the best school bus service ever.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
The teachers are helpful and love to help kids and their programs are the best.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 20, 2010
I love Brentwood because it has a great academic record and diversity.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
THE BEST SCHOOL EVER, CLEAN, GREAT STAFF KIDS LOVE IT AND I'M SO PROUD THAT MY SON IS A BRENTWOOD TIGGER!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
My son has been able to improve in math due to his wonderful teaher Mrs. Chim.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
The best part of the school is how they make all the kids competitive for the real world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
My daughter teaches 2nd grade there, the school and the students are the best!!!!

- submitted by a community member
May 20, 2010
The students are the best and the teachers....Best mrs adler

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
i feel very satisfied that my children are safe. my kids are happy there, It is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
My children had problems in reading and now she reads fast thanks to the tutoring she had.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
The teachers are the best they have the best skills to teach.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
Best school bus service and the teachers and helpers are nice...

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
Best principal....she will answer any question and easy to talk to.... Go Tigers

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
My student loves to go to school and will stay all day if it was for him...Go Tigers

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
we love this school because they have good teachers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
Lunch area is clean and many parents aware of education of children.

- submitted by a community member
May 20, 2010
i love this school so much because the teachers and staff are so nice and my daughters teacher sets her straight when she is out of line we will stay at this school until 5th grade and i will still love this school even though my child does not go there.......GO TIGERS! i hope our school moves up 2 1st place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
It's a big school and I feel that my child is learning a lot at Brentwood. There are so many activities and good teachers. Both my kids have gone there and they really like the school also.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
because of the diversity and it's a very good school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
Top notch teachers. Wonderful location. Safe environment. Strong math and science programs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
'I love Brentwood Science Magnet because of the dedicated teachers, and the office staff are always so helpful and friendly.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
Provides intergrated higher education. Staff is great. Kids are happy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
Everyone is nice and helpful and genuinely cares about the studen's well being.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
Wonderful school that encourages children to perform at there full potential

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
Good scholl, great teachers, safe, good staff

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
Great school. My son went to BSM from 2nd grade through 5th grade before all the budget cuts. Loved the experience, teachers, and principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
Wonderful teachers and staff. Diverse student population. Strong academic program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
They provide kids with a safe environment and also a great learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
A very wonderful school where science is being taught.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
they have realy good teachers, my daugther go in the school for 3 years and I happy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
I love Brentwood Science! The teachers and staff are genuinely interested in the educational well being of the students. My daughter was in a different elementary school in 1st grade that lowered her level in math and reading. When she came to Brentwood Science, they helped her learn and grow in such an outstanding rate! She is now in advanced level in both Math and Reading!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
My kids are been going there since 1st grade, excelent teachers, unfortunately this past 2 years a lot programs have been cut out for th kids, I hope we can win this money, it will be a lot off help for the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
I love Brentwood Science Magnet because not only did my son attend that school 1st to 2nd grade there. He had great teachers. I also love the school diversity

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
Excellent administration and teachers.This school made my kids smarter and independent.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2010
My niece really likes this school. And they are really understanding with my niece and has helped her acheive great success in school. Go Jasmyn!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 19, 2010
because it's a public school with a diverse student body

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
I just love this school from the time my first child attended to the last of my kids. The teachers are enjoyable, the parent unity is wonderful, and i love being able to just go out and volunteer.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
Because the teachers and staff help our kids it's a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Great positive motivation for the students from a dedicated staff/teachers!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2010
As a former teacher, I'm always interested in the dedication, the plans and the results of the teaching staff and the administration. It's a strong team at Brentwood. They provide an education to a broadly diverse ethnic student body with focused, purposeful teaching. I enthusiastically nominate the Brentwood Science School as a Great School!!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
Awesome school, great parents and great teachers/faculty make great students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
I have been amazed at the progress my niece has made. I for one belive that Brentwood Science School in Los Angeles, CA is the best school in the country. It's a beautifull school. The teachers are very skilled. The student are great. I hope to one day enroll my daughter into Brentwood Science School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Most of this school's pupils reside outside of Brentwood, but becuase it is doing such a good job educating youngsters, it is the beneficiary of tremendous support from Brentwood residents, whether or not family members attend. This is a rtestament to the high regard with which it is held.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Brentwood Magnet has brought honor back to the public school system in LA, with their excellent curriculum and teachers. We need many more of them throughout our cities!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
Brentwood has always had excellent teachers and parent involvement and the student body is wonderfully diverse.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
They are one of our best schools within the District, our pride and joy

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2010
It is very community oriented and the students seem to really love it!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2010
because the students and all of the community are involved--we have planted trees, vines, grass--everyone has contributed--it is now like a park for children and parents every afternoon and on weekends--i grew up going to brentwood school--i donated the girl scout garden with another 'old girl scout'!! it is filled with wild flowers--i am very proud of our school and know that there is much more we can do for the school, children, teachers and community--

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2010
Because is the best school with excelent curriculum, the education is amazing, my older daugther graduated from brendwood is in high school in honor clases, and my son is a brilliant student with high grades. He takes the bus for 1 1/2 hour to get there everyday and it wort it, he loves Brentwood school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
It gives children and especially my grandson a place where he can channel his imagination and energy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
We have great experience with the teachers. The school provides so much socio-economic diversity. They are getting a well rounded school experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
I love Brentwood Science School because of their continue devotion in education. I love the way they have separate class room for science, physical science, earth science class room, and computer room! These are great for our kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
I love this school because of my grandson goes to this school, he brings home good grades, and love to learn, great job! Brentwood!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2010
I love this school for the way they are concern about our children education!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
This is best for my grandson, no worries, no problems, just a great place for education.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2010
I just love the charisma this school has had from the time I was a student to now that my younger sister attends. The professor are amazing and very caring for the education of the students. The staff has always been helpful and continue to be so!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2010
I love BSM because of the diversity of the student body

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
I like this school because they have better programs and their teachers help the kids a lot,also the staffs keep us informed of every single event or any changes the school has.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Teachers lead you to be better than you thought you could

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2010
A wonderfully diverse school with an incredible science program, as well as a great arts and music program

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2010
The dedication to the students and community at large. The curriculum and campus are models for schools nationwide.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
We Love BSM. Dedicated teachers, beautiful campus, great curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
My grandchildren were bright to begin with, but since attending Brentwood Science Magnet ElementarySchool, they are even brighter!

- submitted by a community member
May 17, 2010
They have a great math-science program and encouraging teachers.

- submitted by a community member
May 17, 2010
The facility is great. My son has been taught how to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
We need more kids educated in math and science and Brentwood does the job!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
I think that the math and science areas are so impotant to our youth of this generation and having this magnet school in the community is a gift to all in the community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
It is historically, as well as currently a fine school. Th achievements are varied as are the students. The school serves the neighborhood as well as the students from greater Los Angeles.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
Very good school, our son really enjoyed his teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
It is child focused and community oriented!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
Brentwood magnet school provides creative and academically challenging curriculum for the student's growth.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
My son is enrolled in the Brentwood Science magnet school. His classmates are exceptionally intelligent, and his teacher is highly motivated. This is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
It is a very wonderful and dedicated school. I attended and graduated from this school and I've always felt honored to have attended here.

- submitted by a community member
May 16, 2010
I had the opportunity to volunteer at this school for 9 weeks and I was thoroughly impressed. The teachers obviously care about their students and their education. But so many teachers have been losing their jobs, and I know every little bit will help.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 16, 2010
I love Brentwood Science School because my son enjoys going to that school and I have seen his progress.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2010
I love the way this school helps children with their work and homework

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2010
My grandchildren love to go to BSM. They always have great stories about their science classes.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 16, 2010
The teachers are great and its a diverse school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 16, 2010
Excellent staff and good student environment that increases learning possibilities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
BSM has great teachers, excellent parent support and fabulous students.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
really wonderful school with great music and art programs

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
My granddaughters love science because of Brentwood Science Magnet school. Thanks for the great job you do.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
My son loves his science teachers and wants to be a scientist.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
BSM has excellent teachers and a beautiful school. I am very happy my children were accepted there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
great teachers, administration and staff. They are truly there for the children.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
my kids love their school expecially the music class with Mr Andy

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
My kids graduated from BSM and have done very well. Both are now in college with science majors

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2010
I like this school because the school has so many different races' kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
My granddaughter loves science because of this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2010
My kids went there and got a great education. Both are in college now

- submitted by a community member
May 14, 2010
Lovely school with a great playground for the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
My kids are very happy and they love their teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2010
I love the diversity of the students and staff!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2010
My son and daughter love their school and the science program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
They have caring and dedicated teachers and administration that give your kids their all!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
I loved this school, because the science programs they provided...,

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
My boy loves BSM!! I have never heard any negative comment from him in three years.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
It provides a quality education to students who cannot afford private schools and to families with gifted children who need more stimulation. LA needs this kind of school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 13, 2010
My granddaughter is thriving and excited about learning at Brentwood. She talks to me her projects and how her teacher acknowleges her accomplishments.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
The teachers are the best !! Wonderful science/computer labs!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
I like BSM because I know my kids are safe there and are recieveing a great education

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Because it teaches our kids alot, and also is a very clean school. Teachers and Principal are friendly.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Brentwood has helped tremendously in the progress of my child. The teachers are interactive with the children on all levels. I have personally been at the school unannounced and observed all my child's teachers interacting with the students. I also like the fact that they invite parents to participate and help in the learning process of the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
It is diverse, safe, and high performing!

- submitted by a teacher
May 12, 2010
My grandaughter have made so many diverse friends there.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 12, 2010
Brentwood science school is a fun learining school and they have many science fair activites for their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Great school, helpful teacher, and a clean campus.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
It's an excellent school, the curriculum is great.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
Brentwoodwood Science is a fantastic school from the principal right down to the plant manager

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 11, 2010
This school provides good teachers who help children with learning. Parents who know of this send their children to this school and Brentwood makes it posiible for even the farthest kid to make it on time by providing transportation. Thank you Brentwood!

- submitted by a community member
May 11, 2010
We are so blessed to have nieces going to this school. This school gives them learning opportunities that others do not.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 11, 2010
The teachers are awesome at helping their students individually or in a group..

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
My Grandchild goes there. Strong math and science, and she loves the teachers and staff.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 11, 2010
because they are very genourous. and they care about the students they work very hard to make it the best school in brentwood

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
very helpful.a safe place to be.and my daughter loves the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Brentwood science magnet is a good school because the school has nice and polite staff and provides transportation

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
I like it because the teachers and all the staff are very nice

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 11, 2010
great improvement in the study attitude of my granddaughter

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
the principal and the teachers are so dedicated. the students learn well because of this dedication. the YMCA is located on campus to augment studies and supervision. brentwood green at brentwood science magnet school is a non profit which built a parklike playground for the students, as well as, 15 learning gardens. the parents are active and the neighborhood is proud of our brilliant students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
I love this school because my daughter has the nicest teachers ever and she is really supportive and helps my little girl a lot sadly this was my daughters first and last year but she is going to have a memorable moment because of how much she enjoyed this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
i like everything about the school and the staff is always nice

- submitted by a community member
May 11, 2010
Brentwood School has one of the best principals in the district. She and her staff are laser focused on doing what's best for students.

- submitted by a community member
May 11, 2010
I am very pleased with the quality of education that my child has received through all this years. he is going to graduate next month.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
we are very happy with this school, my child loves his school, staff is very friendly and helpful, teachers keep kids interested in every subject, and parents involved in all the activities in the school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
it is a great school, we are very happy with BSM!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Because this school is a great place for my child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Great school, convenient, bus system is nice, teachers are cool, lots of macs that my kids love, etc

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The school is awesome - the student-teacher ratios are good.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
It is a great school. They think of things others schools don't.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
the school is amazing because of the way students are treated. with respect and dignity. i personally know 2 students who attend this school and they are truly an inspiration - they always credit the school with their success.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Brentwood has provided exceptional enrichment in the form of art, music, and science.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Brentwood is a great school. My kids adore that school. The teachers are nice and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
This school has many activities to provide for the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
BSM is an outstanding school because of its commitment to instill in its students both sociological and technological teachings. Let s face it - students of today will face significant challenges in their future due to globalization and competition. BSM is a school which is helping to lay a foundation for its students which recognizes the importance of creating a diverse community where the children learn to work with and respect one another. Additionally, through its early science program it harnesses the inquisitive nature of young children before they develop perceived road blocks to learning.

- submitted by a community member
May 10, 2010
They have excellent teachers and staff. It is a beautiful campus and easily deserves the title of America's Best School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
I love this school because it has a strong science based curriculum. Very important in this day and age.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Because it helps kids understand science, math, english, and many other subjects.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 10, 2010
A diverse school that so far has been receptive to the needs of my children.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
I love everything about this school.The teachers are great and very helpful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Their science program helps my child learn beyond the standard.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Everything at the school whether for students or parents is amazing .My child hasa had an amazing time at this school.Sadley it is her last year.;(

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2010
Brentwood Science Magnet School is a great school. My son learned to be responsible, and hardworking in everything. The teachers are very understanding and patient.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2010
The parents are really involved and there is a great teaching/ admin staff at Brentwood

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 09, 2010
The school is well organized, and students learn well.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2010
The school has an API of 852 and is on the rise-what more can I say

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2010
Teachers are nightly qualified and very dedicated

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 08, 2010
Sandy Pechi is a great resorce and love what she does, working with kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2010
I love brentwood science magnet because my daughter tellls me everything she did at school was fun and that it was like no other,in a good way .

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2010
My child really enjoys his school. He is very excited about going to science class he has learned alot. He also enjoys the going to school. Thanks to all the teachers and their dedication for their students!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 08, 2010
The science labs are well funded and the teachers are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
The best thing about Brentwood Science Magnet is Debra Curry, a fabulous teacher in the Administration office. Not only does she work hard, but she is dedicated and cares about the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
I think Debra Curry is the shining star in this school. Not only does the school have excellent facilities, but they have a great magnet program!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2010
My daughter is in the 3rd grade and for the first time in three years she actually likes school and can't wait to get there in the morning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
The kids come from so many different backgrounds it's great.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2010
The first grade is an fantastic team-lots of communication and no one falls through the cracks

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2010
Teachers, AP and Principal are all amazing they run a tight ship

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
My Niece loves it, so that says it all!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 07, 2010
It is great to see that the school is doing something for the students and the community rather than waiting their fate like the rest.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 07, 2010
They really go the extra mile to help their students

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 07, 2010
Diverse and excellent academic program; diverse school population; great campus

- submitted by a community member
May 07, 2010
It has a great set of programs for students.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
Brentwood has a proven track record and also has teachers that motivate & push students to excel.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
My children love Brentwood Science Magnet! The teachers communicate well and encourage parent involvement. Although transitioning from a new school was challenging, the kids absolutely love the layout of play equipment, track field, and the arts program. I personally love the attention the school gives to the importance of building character as well as academic excellence. Three cheers for BSME!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
it has a great class good kids never problems

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
Brentwood provides great programs that benefit the students and encourages family cooperation.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 07, 2010
it is a great scince school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
The staff and teachers take a personal interest in the children. Everyone is made to feel special and loved.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 07, 2010
My three oldest children went to Brentwood Magnet and now my granddaughter is now here at Brentwood and the whole staff is GREAT!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 07, 2010
Good programme for children, very professional staff and favourable conditions for child's development.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Very diverse student body and staff. I wish they taught me even half of this stuff that these youngsters are learning in class.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
They have great teachers that cares, they are like our family. I'm ONLY refering to the teachers my kids has had. I'm sure I've missed some great teachers that I have not come in contact with but the ones that my both kids had are fantastic.......... I would not trade it for the world what I have experience at Brentwood Science Magnet. We have Art, Computer, Music and Science classes. The family math and science nights are great too. Overall I am pleased with the structure of the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Brentwood Science Magnet strives to provide their students the best education so that their students can achieve above the standards and to the fullest of their potential.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Because their API is so high and need to give credit where credit is deserved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Brentwood Science Magnet is a great school because they believe in educating their students with GrowingGreat's classroom nutrition and garden lessons to empower them to make healthier food choices that will last a lifetime

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
They are always trying to find new ways to educate the students

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
I attended BSM 21 years ago! I loved the various science resources that were made available to me then now I am able to witness my nieces enjoy the same excellent school.

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 2010
I love Brentwood's diversity, quality of teachers, educational programs, and the inclusion of the arts in their curriculum. I ve been impressed with the concern and caring of the teachers, staff, and principals. This school is great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
This school has helped my child so much with all the programs that they have for the children. In example my child goes to computer lab, science lab, music,and not to mention all the teachers he has had since first grade have made a difference in his academic life. Mr. Kogen his fifth grade teacher always give examples of life experience and my child always is commenting on what he is learning and I am quite impressed and very pleased.If the child is behind they make sure he gets the help he needs in the specific area. Brentwood Science Magnet is the BEST! Proud Parent. Merica Mojica

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Great school with diverse population, educating in all the subjects including arts

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 06, 2010
I love the hard work that teachers do. My child learns a lot at school every day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
because I thik is the best school in los angeles

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
It has many kind and intelligent teachers teaching my child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
They have wonderful teachers , great curriculm, and my child is appreciated.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
I love this school because it has great teachers and my sister has got good grades now

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
emphasis on math and science in a friendly environment with good quality teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
I love the environment of qualified and caring teachers and staff, and very happy with the strong math and science studies next to arts and other important everyday lessons.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
I love this school because the teachers, office staff, administration and parents are extremely friendly and helpful. Learning is stressed with a lighthearted presentation. My son loves this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Brentwood is a wonderful school, my children who are now in middle/high school and college attended Brentwood SM. I know that they have been successful thanks to the rigurous program BSM exposed to. Thanks BSM!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Excellent school, outstanding staff and my little is more happy than ever going to school......

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2010
I love this school because school teach good to my son and he is very happy at school learning new thing every day that he don't want to miss school and he loves his teacher their are a very positive teachers with such of wonderful heart we love Bretwood God Bless every body in school

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
GREAT school and the teachers actually CARE about their STUDENTS!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Because they help support the community and provide only the finest materials to students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
My son loves his teacher plus all the labs courses that they have. He comes happy from school every day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
The caring of the staff and the focus of the program breeds success in the children

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Great school and staff...the caring and education they are providing to our children is the best!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
This school strives to encourage students to reach their highest academic achievement. Keep it up!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
This is the top magnet science school in LAUSD. Parents from all over the District try to send their children to this school. Besides the great teachers who are so caring with the children they have great success with their education and academics @ this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love the children that come from such varied backgrounds, learning from such competent teachers, amidst a safe and beautiful environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Bsm is a great school for learning!...2 Of my kids went there and they both loved it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love it because it gives the kids a whole new way of learning to help them advance and grow.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 05, 2010
We have had the pleasure of knowing many fine young people who have graduated from Brentwood Science Magnet. This award would be a terrific investment in the future leaders of our community!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
The students are awesome. This is school is a great institution of learning.

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2010
It does an outstanding educational job with a diverse student body. Itis supported by the community in which it is located although it is not a neighborhood school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 05, 2010
Brentwood Science School prepares its students to succeed as future leaders of their community, state and country.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Its the best school i could of chosen for my kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
This school is great because of hard working teachers, staff, parents,and all great labs such as science and computer which help students learn about life science and technology.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Diverse campus. Excellent teachers (especially Ms. Lee in 4th!). Very well-rounded program that includes arts as well as sciences. It is impressive and fascinating to see how indepth the Science magnet program is; Kids get a complete education about physical, life, earth, and computer science. I wish we'd discovered BSM sooner so that my kids could've started attending in the 1st grade.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love the diversity and the science emphasis. Best of all, my son has the best companions in BSM.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
The commitment from the neighborhood is outstanding, even though the majority of the students do not come from the surrounding population. The sense of community enhances the educational experience for the students.

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2010
I love Brentwood Science because of the diverse student population.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 05, 2010
I'm so happy with Brentwood because It have a great projects and teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
The wonderful teachers and how they teach and focus on their students

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
I love Brentwood. it has a beautiful campus, nice and friendly teachers, and has great after school programs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Brentwood has wonderful teachers, they care about the progress of all their students. The staff in the office is very friendly and always willing to help with any questions. The staff in the cafeteria is extremely nice as well. Overall, Brentwood has a friendly staff. Also, both of my kids in 1st and 3rd grade have improved so much because of tutoring programs and intervention programs. I am very happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
brentwood science magnet really cares about the children's education and well being.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Brentwood Science is a wonderful school with nice and caring teachers. My kids love their school and they are constantly learning new things every day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
This is more than a school. It is also an integral part of the community. When school is not in session, it shares its' grounds with the community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Its a good school and the education is good to me

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
my son didn't like to go to school. He sang the song everyday 'I don't wanna go to school.'. But now he like to go to school even though he has to take school bus for two hour and get up 6 o'clock everyday. He likes teachers, friends and the class, especially science class. That's why I love this school

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
We are glad to have our kids in this school. The academy knowlege that provide this school is great. My kids are learning so fast and at the same time, they like to attempt this school.As parent, I like everything about the school, I can speak to teacher at anytime, they always are putting a lot of effort to teach to our kids so it is a excelent school.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
The Staff and teachers are great at this school. They do an excellent job informing parents regarding events and ways to help our children improve.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
i love it brcause my daughter learns so much at this school better than any school my daughter has been at

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
My daughter goes to the school for her last year, and find it is a wonderful school. The teachers care and helpful; students behavior nicely. My daughter loves this school and wish she could go to this school early.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Teachers with intelligent lesson plans and caring hearts make this prolific school one of the best. The teachers are the heart and soul of an academic establishment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
For the safety of our children, teachers very friendly and qualified staff

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
My son goes to Brentwood science this year he really enjoying and very happy about his school.The teachers make learning interesting as well as help the student to developed working independently and focuse on their task.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Its the best school. I went there, my sister, 3 of my cousins and now my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
My daughter loves going to Brentwood Science!!! What she likes the most is the science and computer labs, and of course art and music time!!! Love it!

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
The teachers are very intuitive to the children and introduce learning techniques that they can really relate to.

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2010
Brentwood Science Magnet is a great environment for children. They get the opportunity to express themselves in various ways!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 03, 2010
I love the attention they give to our kids and the way they are always trying to bring the best resources for our kids so they have a better chance of accomplishing their goals, also the teachers are fantastic they are young and full of new ideas and the patience they show towards the students, also the mix of different nationalities makes this shcool a good ground for aour kids to show tolerance and understanding to the different beliefs of people from other countries. the environment they provide for our kids is very safe and I can feel confident that my kids are being well taken care of. Academically there is always challenges so the kids can be motivated to learn more, I love their science and math programs, I think this is one of the best schools in LA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I love the can do attitude of the teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Teachers are wonderful with the kids, beautiful grounds, librarian is terrific, very knowledgeable.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 03, 2010
We are an excellent school with caring and innovative teachers who love their work and care for their students. We have a well rounded curriculum that offers classes in the arts with the funds we raise.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
The children are awesome and eager to learn. The school has a very diverse student body and the interaction is beautiful. The staff and teachers are awesome always sharing and working together to ensure that the students get the best possible education.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 03, 2010
Outstanding warm hearted and friendly staff. They enjoy teaching and if some one don't belive it just go in there and check out the Charisma the Music Teacher puts on display for the enjoyment and teaching of the Children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
IT's a great school and my child loves it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
My daughter has learned so much this year I couldn't possibly begin to express my joy and admiration of this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I like this school because it pushes kids to the limit. also it has alot to offer.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
For the fabulous, spirited students and their families who support and encourage their faculty and administration.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Brentwood Science School has a lot to offer its students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
BSM is a fantastic school. I truly enjoy working here because the staff is so helpful and cooperative. The kids are great and make working here a joy.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
I love Bretwood Science School because my dauther is learning a lot.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
I'm very happy with this school because there is very concerned about the welfare of students with the principal,teachers,staff and students,for making a difference Bretwood Science School among many others.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
My granddaughter who is in the first grade attends BSM. She is doing so well, and loves going to school each day. I'm sold on this school!

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2010
I love Brentwood because the office staff is amazing and kind. The teachers are caring and devoted. The environment is very welcoming.

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2010
This school has great teachers and a clean environment for all the students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 03, 2010
A great school that has wonderful teachers and looks beautiful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
This school gives so much to our kids! A great environment with multicultured kids who learn from great teachers as well as each other. Everyone is respectful. Teachers are so concerned about the well-being and education of their students. My daughter has received all the help that she needed to achieve her success in school and for the future of her education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
This school has many wonderful and helpful teachers. My daughter has made lots of friends there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2010
I like Brentwood Science School becouse is a very organized school, it has outstanding kids from different cultures.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
My kids are very happy at BSM. They are doing great in school and have lots of friends.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2010
My kids live everything and if they love it I love it, it's great gives lots of activities for kids! They love science and ar able to work on science here in school. They have oustanding grades

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
We love Brentwood Magnet because of the dedicated teachers, the fabulous science program, the outstanding students, the great music program and the positive energy and atmosphere of the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2010
my child is learning very much.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
This school cares about my child's education

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
My son is getting better attention at Brentwood Science then he did at his old school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
because is a great school and my child learns alots.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
My two kids that went to the school are really impressing me in their academic performance more than when they were in another school, especially in mathematics and science. They are all round students. The teacher are doing a good job. I love the school so much and my little daughter cannot wait to go to the school also. Go Brentwood!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
This school cought my attention becuase of its well educated teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Very good and wonderful science school. My kids love the school and my whole family love the school also. Great teacher and principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
The school provides students with a safe, fun and learning experience. The science labs great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Brentwood Science Magnet- gives excellent preparation in the sciences. This school represents the great ethnic diversity of Los Angeles.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
My grandchildren attend BSM and they love it!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Brentwood Science Magnet is a beautiful school with great gardens and lots of play structures. My kids love the music and art programs, too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Brentwood Science has the best science program that LAUSD has to offer and the teachers go to the enth degree for all students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
cause they have the best techers, they care abaut kids & the best thing is my daughters love the classess like computer lab,art,science and music oh and drama.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
My children love the hands on science activities!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Brentwood Science Magnet is a very diverse school - great preparation for life in the 21st Century!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Because it is a school that provides students with great academic skills for tomorrow

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
Great school; the teachers really do a lot to keep the parents involved and informed about their kids. We really like how they expose the kids to science in different ways, i.e. a weekend at AstroCamp in Idyllwild, CA was a blast for my son.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Brentwood Science Magnet is a great school. Each student benefits from going to the different science labs during part of the school year. Not only are they exposed to the sciences but different teaching styles as well. Another important point is this school is still able to offer art and music classes because of the school's active parent teacher organization. Thank you Friends of BSME!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Magnet school that teaches science labs and still has an art program! Beautiful campus. All students are encouraged to learn!!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 26, 2010
This is the best school in the West! It has a very diversified staff and student body. We are in the 800+ in academic scores. With 1200 elementary students we are a large village that works together!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Great teachers and great administrators. The school is beautiful with lovely grounds and big play structures.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
My children are very happy there. They love the science labs and their teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
Great school with a very diverse student body.

- submitted by a community member
no rating December 30, 2009
As a teacher at BSM, i'm proud to say that I teach there. It's a great school and to be so large, it takes really dedicated people to make it run so smoothly. I've read all the comments and am saddened by the negative ones regarding science times or music access. Both comments are based upon inaccurate information. Science is 80 min a week and instrumental music is available at 3rd grade to beginners and to all students in higher grades if you know how to play already. As teachers, we feel like the school is our home away from home and the children are our children whether they are in our class or have moved on. Sure, there may be a teacher that is not to your liking, but as a parent myself, it is up to you, the parent to help make the situation as rewarding as posible.

- submitted by a teacher
October 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Brentwood has an outstanding diverse community environment that embraces students from all across Los Angeles and its surrounding areas. I have great respect and admiration for my colleagues and great working relationships with administration all of whom put the students first.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
BSM is a wonderful school. It is full of diversity and the students represent all of Los Angeles. We have an outstanding science program and GATE program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
The teachers are fabulous

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2009
My son, nephew & cousin go Brendwood SMS & I have to say this schoo is great. The teachers give that extra attention that the students need. Yes, some times they give a lot of homework but its a great way to make them responsible.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2008
This is the second year at BSM for my two kids and we loved the teachers and we appreciate the care the office staff provide. Both my kids teachers were fantastic last year and really encouraged and challenged them academically. They have very nice teachers this year as well and I look forward to working with them to help my kids excel. One thing this school does not have and needs is a PE program. The teachers take the kids out for exercise and team games but it really cannot substitute for a good PE teacher that gives them a regular good, positive and fun workout experience. I'm also disappointed that the music program does not offer instrument instruction. My daughter really wanted to learn, but was told you can only be in the music class if you already know how to play an instrument.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 30, 2008
Brentwood Science in one of best school in LA. The teachers are fabulous and the administrator seems to know each student on a personal level. Everyone works really hard to give each child an outstanding education. We love it here.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2008
This school is great! I just culminatd from Brentwood Sci Mag. This school has the best teachers. One of my personal favorites is Ms.Mestman, she is a great teacher. She is now teaching third grade. Your cild is very lucky if your child has her as a teacher. Enroll your child into this school andtell your friends this is a great school!

- submitted by a student
June 05, 2008
This school has good or bad. When my older son was at BSM 7 years ago, it was much better than now for everything. Now, I think everything is not fair for everybody. Some people always get good teachers and some get very bad one. All the people who in Booster Club get best oppotunity. I think the school need to be fair for everybody no matter how parents can help or not. I have seeing so much unfairness at the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
I think that if the school is rated at 8 is for a reason. I had one of my kids that graudated from brentwood science. He went to paul revere and ever since he has been an honor student. I know that Brentwood may not have the best looking school, but they do have execellent teachers. My daughter goes there now and she is very happy with her teacher and all the staff in school she is also a four grade student. I want to thank Brentwood for helping the way they do for the kids to learn. My daughter has been student at brentwood since first grade and i have never had a problem. Im a parent that is always on top of things.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2008
After having my two kids here for one horrible year, I am shocked that more people don't know the truth about this school. Lives on old outdated reputation. Now most of the better teachers have retired or left, full of new poorly trained teachers, with no special interest or training in science. Science lab teachers are good, but kids only see than for 45 min once a week! Overcrowded classrooms, tons of kids slipping through the cracks. And all ignored by teachers and administrators who just want to get a paycheck and go home. Some really bad teachers in upper grades. Special education harms children, labeling and not providing assistance. We are really happy we got out before more damage was done. Be warned!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2007
My daughter is finishing up her second year at Brentwood (she is in the second grade) and I think the two teachers she has had have done a wonderful job. Her current teacher gives homework like they are in high school. Meaning she has enough work to keep her occupied for quite some time. I love the fact that Brentwood is able to provide music and art considering that option has been removed from most schools. The parent involvement from what I have witnessed is great! I have found that the administrative staff could be a little more caring and take care of situations that parents bring to their attention instead of ultimately sweeping things under the rug which they do at times. Overall I think Brentwood is a great school academically but can use some fine tuning when it comes to dealing with other matters. Highly Recommended for academic purposes!

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2007
My son has attended since 1st grade and has had amazing teachers. Each one has given him the skills needed to succeed. In addition, the science labs are integrated into the learning process across subjects. He is excited to attend school everyday and the principal and staff are tremendously supportive. The Booster Club is run by caring parents and there are many other family-related activities throughout the year. An excellent school. I would highly recommend it to any parent.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2007
Overall, I think Brentwood is a good school. One bad seed is not too bad. I really think the size of a school really depends on the type of child. I've had 3 children attend this school and two really benefitted. One probably should have been at a smaller school--when a child needs extra help in such a big school---they can fall through the cracks. Brentwood has come a long way and I plan to help them any way I can. Kudos to the office staff--Nancy etc... most awesome people.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2007
I think that the school is ok, there are too many students in the classrooms, they don't have aides to help them, so all of this makes the students fall behind. The Saturday class is bad, my son has attended all Saturday's but I have not seen any improvement. I think parent involvement is key, the teachers are great, so for me I need to be move involve with my child's teacher.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2007
Very disappointed in the overall quality of the school. Good science labs and good lab teachers. Overall, disorganized and poorly run. Too large (1100 students). Campus and classrooms run-down and very dirty. Some real duds on the teaching faculty which causes me concern about student safety and learning. Lack of respect for learning differences. Parent involvement from only a small group of parents provides music, art, etc. Interminable fundraising solicitations. BSM does not deserve its reputation; high test scores due to the quality of students who choose to attend this magnet, and the opportunities their parents provide at home, not the quality of the school or the teaching staff. Would not recommend this school. Will be leaving as soon as possible.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
Great campus, involved parents, enthusiastic booster organization and butterflies. Science lab is my 1st grader's favorite day of the week.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2006
The school is great. it has accelerated learning and great teachers. It has fantastic faculity.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2006
A very good school with all teachers and staff willing to go out of the way to help and improve the child's learning.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
We have had three children attend BSM k-5. The school has a many excellent teachers, but also several ineffective ones as well. 2 of my children 'landed' in strong classrooms every year and have benefited tremendously from strong teaching. BSM has just implemented an effective intervention program on Saturdays, but needs to improve the intervention provided during the school day.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
August 21, 2005
Absolutely love my daugher's first grade teacher, Mrs. Mather, very helpful, very patient. Wonderful teacher,

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
I have been involved with brentwood from the early eighties and have seen many changes take place at Brentwood.Brentwood is a divesre school indeed, but diversity is not always celebrated. I remember when Brentwood honored everyones culture, but that was when there was actually a principal who cared about cultural differences. I am parent who is very involved and have brought this to the attention of the teachers as well as the principal, but as one of the parent stated you are given the run a round.As parents we need to make a stand and let our voices be heard.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
All three of my children have attended Brentwood Science Magnet and I would recommend this school to anyone without hesitation. Although it has a large student population, the teachers are totally dedicated to their students. My children have attended several week long trips arranged by the teachers(Yosemite, San Francisco, Astrocamp) and will have memories that will last them a lifetime. Music is very important and Brentwood provides an opportunity to learn an instrument through their orchestra program. Also, all 5th graders learn how to play the 'recorder'. Their main recital is during culmination when all the 5th graders play for their parents. What a joy to hear! If given a choice, attend Brentwood Science Magnet!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2005
This school is great. My son attends 1st grade and he has learned a lot. The teachers are great, class activities are great and their is a good mix of diff. ethnicities.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2005
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May 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
BSM offers many programs that are great for students such as math, music, computer and science labs. However, this school has been a big disappointment to my family. I removed my children from a smaller school in hopes that BSM would offer a more challenging academic environment. It is probably fine for some students, but I ve found that my children are not given the same learning opportunities as those from other ethnic/social/economic groups. I agree with another parent who commented that they do not see culture being celebrated for all ethnic groups and that BSM will eventually become a school that is diverse on paper . As parents, we re constantly sharing our concerns with the front office and teachers about this. Many times our concerns are ignored or pacified. My children are not happy with BSM and to say the least we are not either. We feel that BSM has the potential to be a great all around school (i.e. academically/socially) if this dominant attitude changes for the better.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2005
If you are looking for a highly dedicated group of teachers who are committed to helping your child reach his(her) potential, you should look at this school. Kudos to the principal for leading and holding together a large diverse student body. This is a magnet school though, and most of the students come from outside the neighborhood. You're not going to get that cozy feeling of community you get at some of the smaller schools. Nor do they have the financial support of the neighborhood as some other schools on the Westside. They know how to stretch a dollar, though, and my daughter is getting an excellent education.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2005
I took my daughter out of our smaller neighborhood school, and sent her to Brentwood Science for fourth grade. Brentwood has 1200 students, and the principal does an amazing job of maintaining discipline and order. There have been no safety issues to my knowledge, and the student body is very diverse-- ethnically, culturally, economically. The students come from all backgrounds and the teaching staff (that I've met) is excellent. The children get a rigorous education. The only downside is that because this is not a neighborhood school, it doesn't enjoy the financial and community support of some other elementary schools. The school does not have a lot of extra money. Still, parent involement at any level is encouraged and welcomed. Overall, my daughter is happy and doing well at Brentwood Science, though she misses the feeling of community at her old school.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2005
Our son has been a student at BSM for the past two years. We feel that he is receiving a very good education. The school is organized and we have been blessed with excellent teachers. He seems to like his school very much. The school size is huge but it is very diverse. Parent involvement is good however, it is difficult for some parents to be involved due to the distance they have to commute to the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2005
I used to go to Brentwood and I loved the school. It was pretty good for a public school. My 5th grade teacher, Ms. Barrish, was amazing. If your child gets her as their teacher you will absolutely be astonished on what he/she learns from her. The old principal was very good but the newer one (Ms. Katz) is kind of crazy. She likes to walk around and monitor bathrooms to make sure no one is playing in there or anything. After Brentwood I got into a series of great schools including Harvard Westlake, The Wesley School, and Berkley Hall. Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a former student
December 09, 2004
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November 30, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2004
This is a good school transitioning from a senior staff to a younger staff as teachers begin to retire. As LAUSD changes BSM revitalizes itself to serve the needs of its parents and children.

- submitted by a teacher
May 04, 2004
Great school! We have a 4th and a 1st graders attending. This school is all about the children! the grounds are always well maintained and safe. Teachers will go the extra mile to see them be succesful. Their academic program is excellent. As part of the 'GATE' program, my 4th grader has had the opportunuty to do reserach on topics that have been 'challenging' but at the same time very rewarding. She feels a sense of accomplishment at the end of each of them. The children are taught to look after one another. I just hope I can find a middle school as good as this one.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2003
Brentwood is one of the best schools. It has a wide variety of extra curricular activities. The school is very safe and the teachers are real nice and very supportive. The students at this school are real friendly and kind to each other.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2003
This may be the most diverse student body in L.A. Unified, both economically and ethnically. That's part of the beauty of this school. And maybe that's why it attracts such an extraordinary faculty and administration. Whatever the reason, it works. The test scores, the science curriculum, the GATE program, and overall morale are just unparalleled in my experience as a parent. We are so lucky to have found this school.

- submitted by a parent
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Brentwood Science School
740 Gretna Green Way, Los Angeles, CA  90049
(310) 826-5631
Last modified Brentwood Science School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brentwood Science School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 379 reviews.