We pulled our son out of this school partly because of its cookie-cutter approach to teaching reading and math. Our son was already a great reader and beyond his grade level at math but would be forced to 'learn' at the same level as all the rest, which would mean no learning at all for him.
Clover succeeds because the parents care. In spite of all LAUSD has done to reduce this school to their normal level of mediocrity. Both my children have received an excellent education. My son graduated in 05, and my daughter is in 4th grade. The Administration's first priority is this school, not LAUSD; a rarity in this district. The problems with Special Ed, Principal turnover, and Standardized Curriculum are LAUSD's - this school succeeds in spite of those obsticals. My kids have opportunites usually reserved for those in the wealthiest areas of our city.
The quality of Clover's Programs is good, however, I find the administration and the teachers too rigid in their adherence to the very old and outdated LAUSD curriculum.
Clover is simply a fantastic school! Most of the teachers are approachable and caring. They are highly experienced and dedicated. After attending Clover for 4 years, this school has become our benchmark for comparison. A very homely & great school!
My son has gone to clover since Kindergarten; he's now in 5th grade and has grown so much here. They have great teachers and programs, including a 4th grade trip on a sailing ship, and Astrocamp for the 5th graders. My daughter just started K. there. We are so lucky to be right around the corner from Clover. The booster club helps raise funds and is extremely active in doing so. The library was recently refurbished and Internet access was wired in a couple of years ago. I love this school!
A wonderful, diverse school that I and my children love. Since becoming part of 'the Clover Family,' the school has been academically strong and has, even, on basis of test score results, gotten stronger. An exceptional booster club/PTA and flawlessly dedicated teachering staff makes Clover Avenue a gem.
Outstanding, engaged teachers; active parents; diverse student body. My daughter had a great experience at Clover!
We've been generally pleased here. Lots of smart kids, lots of involved parents, lots of good teachers. The downsides include at least one really not great teacher and not a lot of money for extracurricular stuff. But overall, our kid is happy and his talents have been encouraged.
Clover Avenue is a fantastic school. This will be our 3rd year here and we have been overjoyed at the quality of the teachers and the parent involvement. It is hard to keep _educating_ our children in light of budget cuts and government programs, but the teachers we have had so far have been inovative, attentive, and amazing educators who think outside the standardized box. We couldn't be happier. If we could make two critiques it would be that we wish we could find a permanent principal who seeks to be as involved with the students as the principal who retired 2 years ago and we would want to see more classes like art and music- as standard parts of the cirriculum.
Clovers offers wonderful diversity and the kindergarten teachers are so lovable. The transition from preschool to kindergarten was easy. They have learned a great deal and are pleased with the emphasis on education. We have had a fun year and look forward to many pleasant years at Clover.
My children have had great academic experiences at Clover Elementary. They have had some excellent teachers and the academic programs that have been provided have been very good. The school has a computer lab, and p.e. coaches, as well as a music teacher. The parents are very involved in the school, and they get fairly good turnout for most events. Overall, our experience at the school has been a good one.
Great staff. Need a long term principal. Mr. Fong is the best teacher by far.
overall a pretty good school. The teachers are variable. Good science program. Lots of kids with parents working or studying at UCLA.
This is the best school I ever heard. My daughter never wants to miss a single schoolday.
The teachers at Clover were great for my child's Kindergarten, First and Second grades. Then the nightmare began. The principal lied about special ed services, IEPs etc. Do mot ever send your child to this school!
I love teaching at this school. The parents are supportive, the children eager to learn and the staff hardworking and dedicated.
Clover provides a nurturing, supportive, and academically enriched environment. It truly felt like home to us and culmination was definitely bittersweet. There is no better elementary school in Los Angeles, I'm sure.
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