August 25, 2006
Student achievements are celebrated every Monday morning in the auditorium before the school week even begins. Children and parents are applauded in front of the entire school. Most schools do this about once a year, but at Brockton student this happens about once a week! Brockton Avenue Elementary School is by far the best school that I have ever been a part of. This includes my 4 years of experience as a teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District, and as a student at both public and private schools. The Principal, Ms. Lattimore and the Assistant Principal, Mrs. Bridges, along with the staff and literacy/math coaches work together to create a safe, smart, effective educational program that literally places every single student at the school in an environment where they can be successful at learning and growing. There is no other school around that even comes close to providing students and families the individual attention and care that the students at Brockton receive, not even the private schools that charge $25,000 a year- I am not kidding. The teachers at Brockton are highly qualified, well-educated, multi-talented, hard working, dedicated and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that Brockton students are able to develop the academic skills, social skills, and life skills that will help them througout their entire lives. The paraprofessionals (like Ms. Rachael Grate) are amazing and effectively provide students with additional educational support, reinforcement and supervision throughout the school year. I would recommend Brockton Elementary School to any parent that was looking for the very best place for their student to learn! In addition to a quality education program, Brockton offers many extracurricular activites such as reading/ homework/ tutoring clubs, an award winning drill team, an extraordinary music program that includes a school-wide holiday musical festival (like the one Ms. Engle put on this school year), a first-class nutrition program, and a quality physical education program that trains students to be physically fit by the time they graduate. Ms. Feldman and Ms. Walker's coaching helped 100% of the 5th grade students to pass the rigorous 5th grade physcial fitness test this past year! Brockton also provides students with an after-school Youth Services sports program that supervises students all the way until 6pm! Maybe the best part of Brockton is that it invites parents to be a part of their child's education and parents are encouraged to come to school to visit! I would recommend Brockton to all parents who wanted the best education for their child.
- submitted by a teacher