My daughter has been at Canfield since K and is now entering the 3rd grade. My son has also been at Canfield since K and is now entering the 1st grade. We permitted our children into Canfield because when we were looking for a good public school for our children (we don't have any in our area of residence), Canfield fit our criteria...highly rated, great test scores, awesome programs, great teachers and other faculty, a racially and culturally mixed environment and small class size. We have been extremely and continuously amazed with what a great school Canfield is. Our children have been so happy here. I would recommend Canfield to anyone.
My son has been in Canfield since K and he is now entering 3rd. I never dreamed I would have found a neighborhood school to fulfill all of my needs for my child. The teachers are amazing and go the extra mile for their students. The parent involvement is outstanding and provides many extra activies as well as professionals that make this school the best beginning to provide your child with the knowledge and the skills to be a caring and thoughtful individual. Can you imagine we were number ONE in the U.S. for our Scholastic Book Fair! Canfield rocks because we all care, the students, the teachers and the parents! We are fortunate to be a part of Canfield!!
My younger daughter graduates from Canfield this year (her older sister graduated three years ago) and this wraps up an eight year stint for our family at the school. We bridged the crossover between principals, and though Principal Gullatt lacks the empathy and dynamism of former principal Rogers, the school has maintained its excellence. It is a true community where families can find support and growth opportunities. In a sprawling, intimidating city, Canfield feels warm, intimate and small town-ish. There are many wonderful extracurricular opportunities for kids that include The Paw Print student newspaper, the spring musical, etc. A new coach at the school has innovated an engaging and challenging P.E. program. Both my children thrived there, not only getting a top-notch education, but garnering the confidence that comes from growing up in a nurturing, close-knit community. We are so grateful for Canfield!
Canfield is a great school and academically, it ranks. I don't agree with the negative comments from other parents that posted such comments. You have to get involved in any school to help make a difference for your child and others. If you don't lke something about the school, then get involved to make that change. The administration personnel were wonderful to us and so far we love it. The STAR program is exceptional. The staff is ALWAYS upbeat and personal. WE feel so fortunate.
Teachers are great, Parents are amazing, and the principal and students are fabulous! My kids love this school and we all feel like one big family, with one goal in our mind - our kids' best interest. We love it and wish we could stay forever...
This school has so much potential, if only we had leadership via the Principal. Parents care, and teachers really make great efforts to enrich the students' lives on a daily basis. We just need the administrators to take pride in the school, and help take it to an above average school in an above average neighborhood. What's wrong with a new paint job and improved cleanliness!
Canfield is fantastic! My child has flourished academically and emotionally in the four years we've been at Canfield. This school offers many, many activities and classes that most LAUSD schools do not provide. We have Physcial education weekly and dance and music, just to name a few. There have been some negative remarks - which I find suspect. Canfield is a great school with great teachers and active parents. Maybe the complainers haven't been active? Their comments seem bitter and unrealistic. A great school has to have a combo teacher/parent relationship to truly succeed. Maybe some of the negatives come from the fact that those certain indiviuals haven't really participated in their child's education. From my perspective, we lucked out when we enrolled at Canfield!
My son is graduating from Canfield this year and from K-5th it has been a wonderful experience. The staff is warm and supportive. The teachers are very progressive and teach to the individual needs of the student. The student diversity is the best in LA - really a representation of the city -what a super way for a child to grow and learn!! I've been spoiled by Canfield, can't believe he's going to middle school, but I know he is both academically and emotionally prepared. The school has made real investments in the library, theatre arts and pe programs and it shows!! This school is a very special place.
Canfield lacks academically. The teachers are not held accountable. The school spends more time on fund raising than teaching.
I'm not a happy parent. I have had several issues with both the teacher and the principal. My child has regressed in the course of this year and there is little interest from the school's leadership to work with me or to even listen to my concerns. My son will not be attending this school next year.
Canfield is an excellent elementary school. The teachers are first-rate, and the parental involvement provides support for all the enrichment opportunities - in academics, the arts, sports, etc. If your child is fortunate to attend, be sure to take advantage of the many unique programs at this gem of a school.
we are very happy with canfield, the ladies at the administration have been very nice, helpful and knowledgeable from day 1, this was 5 yrs ago. parent involvement is a lot which makes for a good school. we have been very lucky with our teachers who were but one excellent. like that the school is a small school.The principle is new and very strict which I think might be necessary to run a good school. There was only once that I got angry with the school for a major misunderstanding with paperwork that I was lucky to found out,no thanks to the principle but thanks to the administration ladies, and what is being put in the right. so only once in all those years is not bad, we really love canfield great participation from parents in all degrees, overall great to fantastic teachers. from happy parents and happy child
Canfield is one of the worst schools my child has attended. It makes me wonder how the LAUSD pick their leadership to oversee our children. The principal is rude and needs to learn how to communicate to all the same. The standard of the school has diminished over the past couple of years. Prior to 2006 Canfield was one of the better schools.
I couldn't get my kids out of this school quick enough. there are many safety concerns and kids are unsupervised. the new principal doesn't know what she is dong
Canfield is a school that is welcoming. The teachers and administrators work together to strive for excellence for all the students. I am a new parent and could not be more happier at Canfield. It is like having an extended family to help guide my child along the way.
Canfield is very selective in all their extracurricular activities, My child has attended the school for 5 years and we leave with a bitter taste. Academically, the school is top notch, thanks to the teachers, not the parents who run the school.
Canfield is terrible, it has a selected group that it focuses on for success.
Canfield is a terrific public school! The parents are extremely involved and the teachers welcome parent participation. The kids really benefit from the dedicated teachers and the wonderful after-school activities but it's like everything in life...you get out of it what you are willing to put into it!
Canfield has a great arts programs, parental involvement and diversity. However the administration is disorganized and rude (they lost my child's paperwork twice for his asthma prescription). The new principal seems to lack experience (unable to answer our questions). We had a terrible year in a class that did not challenge my child at all. As a result, we transferred our child promptly, who is now at the top of the class and whose test scores have improved.
Canfield is a wonderful school. Our son absolutely loves it and we do too. It is a wonderful environment for any student to learn and to be happy.
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