This is the best school I could have ever wished for my daughter who is now in 1st grade. It is located in a safe, serene and wonderful neighborhood. Children know their teachers by first name. Parents can take part in many committees or volunteer in many ways and many do! The children really feel that the school belongs to them! Most kids ride the bus and although my daughter didn't during Kindergarten, she now wakes up early every morning to ride it. I think she feels more grown-up because of this. The principal, teachers and the staff are all incredible. Parents can receive a weekly newletter with important dates and announcements via email. Great new upper yard and a wonderful after-school program offered by Martha and teachers' aides who all the kids love dearly. The school will be celebrating its new library soon. Can't say enough about Community!
This is our son's second year at Community and we all love it so much. The staff, principal and faculty are all wonderful, caring people. The parents are quite involved and are very enthusiastic. There are great programs like CATCH (Caring Adults Teaching Children How) which is a mentoring program. I volunteered last year and am sorry I'm not able to do so again, it's a fantastic program. We had our son on the waiting list for 3 years and we were overjoyed when he was finally accepted. It's the start of an excellent academic experience for him and our family. Thanks CMS!
Excellent academic program, very diverse student and teacher population, caring staff and administrators, involved parents and overall nice kids. Optional music, art, theatre programs and a socially conscious environment
Excellent small school with a great family feel. Caring principal and dedicated teachers. Kids and parents love this school!
My son has attended CMS for the past two years. Their academic program is without a doubt unique and very intense. My son had a great deal of homework and I don't mind. He is working on his time management skills to ensure he completes his homework each day. I personally have not volunteered as a parent but this will change during his 3rd grade year here at CMS. I see how invloved alot of the parents are and that enhances the school. The Principal 'Pam' is on first name basis with most of the students if not all of the students in the school, that in itself is unique. It is a family atmosphere, and if you can get past that waiting list you will be blessed to know your child is in good hands. One draw back for my son is that CMS doesn't have a basteball team.
A stellar school with a strong principle and teaching staff. Parents are key and everyone gets involved.
When I made the choice for our daughter to attend Community, my husband said 'her safety is your responsibility, it's so far from home and etc.' It was hard for a while at the beginning to get used to the new schedule, running around in the morning getting her to the bus stop and so on but guess what, we're all so happy, she has learned so much it's not even a joke and there's no comparison to the regular lausd K classes. A friend's son who's also in K, does not know how to spell his own name and let's just leave it at that. At Community, our daughter Grisabel is so happy and now so excited about being able to read her books on her own. We realize it was the best decision for her education and she's gone ABOVE AND BEYOND here and will anywhere. Thank you Fanahi.
Community Magnet has been a wonderful experience for my Kindergartner and for me as a parent. My daughter has gained so much from this school her first year that I know her foundation is solid. The teachers really care and the principal is compeletely hands-on. She knows what's happening in her school. Parent involvement is huge here and plays such an important part in the success of this school. You can expect many enrichment activities and an environment that celebrates and honors diversity.
We have been voluntering at Community SChool and can say that the principal and teachers are very caring. It is a beautiful school at a beautiful camp and the children seem very happy. I hope my child can go to this school.
Wonderful campus, wonderful principal. I hope my daughter gets to attend ths school. We volunteer at this school.
This school is exceptional! The principal is warm, caring, and goes out of her way to get to know each student and parent! The extracurricular activities provideda are phenomenal! The teachers are high quality and so dedicated! My daughter is so happy here as she is getting a private school quality education. However, homework is intense! Parental involvement is extremely high, which contributes to its success! So lucky to be part of the Community family!
I have never been able to see a school where everyone is part of the community,the principal the teachers,and all the rest of the staff really cares about one another,is nice to know that when I live my child at school he not only will learn about academics but also great values and morals, they make you want to be involved in your childs activitites, the parents are the best,the community is incredible, they go out of there way to make every thing to the highest level...(Specially the tea party...The queen mum will love to be invited.) Great leadership and a fenomenal community.
Community Magnet School is the 'Pearl of the LAUSD Empire'--second to none! The teachers and parents are not on airs and are down to earth. There are no cliques that drive other parents away but parents who all work together in a diverse environment to enhance our childrens education and social interactions with their peer group..
I was so excited to learn that my daughter was accepted to this great school. After a whole year of looking for just the right school I came acrosse CMS, and I am so greatful that I found this school, the staff is great, they encourage my daughter to excel in everything, and she loves her school and teachers. I was so amazed at the level of academic teaching that I said to myself this is what I want for my kids. Now I am waiting to hear from the school to see if my son will get in as well, I truly hope that he does, I wouldn't want him to miss this great opportunity to learn at the best school.
Stellar support among parents and a wonderful Principal make this a private school quality eduction with the public school experience. If you are look for a true diversity and not just paying lip service to the concept (see 100% of L.A.'s private schools) but demand a great and progressive eduction this is it.
Community Magnet is a bright, wonderful, welcoming campus with lots of parent involvment and an incredible staff. I have been mentoring there for just over a year and my daughter will begin K tomorrow! I've gotten to know some of the staff and the principal. Everyone is on a first-name basis and always available for the students/parents. The atmosphere is joyful, the staff is always upbeat - it's a terrific place to be!
My child has attended Community Magnet since kindergarten. The diversity, parent/teacher interaction, and committment to excellence is exceptional. When comparing the education to that of my daughter's (at a pricy private school nearby), Community's environment is similar to that of the $19,000 a year private school. I highly recommend Community Magnet to those with elementary age children looking for an excellent school in the Los Angeles area.
Our daughter started kindergarten at Community Magnet this year and so far things are great. The teachers and administrators I've met are extremely dedicated and very bright. The parents are exceptionally active. The pristine campus, nestled in the hills of Bel Air, is a work in progress but is already spectacular. Some downsides are the difficulty getting in (1700+ on the wait list I hear) and there seems to be a fair amount of homework for kindergarteners.
What a wonderful school. We switched from private to public education last year and couldn't be happier with our choice. As a magnet school, you get the benefit of a culturally and ethnically diverse student body. With the top-notch principal, teachers and staff, you get the benefit of loving and well-experienced individuals taking care of your kids. Our move to a new campus last year was difficult, but we pulled it off quite smoothly thanks to an active parent body and dedicated staff. Now we have a beautiful 20-acre campus in the hills north of UCLA . . . so close and yet so far from the city! Can't say enough about Community Magnet!
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