I have 2 kids in this school. The principal needs to be replaced. Ms. Ridgeway has a very bad attitude. One calls the office for information no one nows anything or they give you the wrong information. You go into the office they don't know where anything is. One of them even complains about being tired right in front of the parents. I've witnessed it myself. This school needs to be reported to LAUSD but we need more parents to do it. I have called them but nothing has happened.
I dont even waste my time on putting a score on the principa she is realy bad she is always with a bad attitue she does not make parents feel walkcome in the school there is no supervision and no communication with staft in the morning to make shure that nobody goes in i been in side the school when the kids are playing and there is no supervision and when u go in they dont even ask can we help you are who are you looking for , safety is realy bad
42nd is a wonderful school. My son loves his teacher and she seems to care about the children. The principal is great. And the school offers exposure to many things including library and computer instruction. I just wish my elementary experience would have been as positive as this school.
This is the best school that I have ever had my child in. Hands down! Great teachers, small class sizes, teacher/principal involvement. I just love this school!
I enrolled my kids to this school during their second grade year. I was disappointed at their lack of care and safety for my kids. Their education level also dreadful to say at best. My kids came from another school reading at a 3rd grade level and spelling too while in kindergarten and first grade. after 5month at this school, my kids show lack of interst in books and writitng. They were more concern and scared for their safty and self -confidance that was being taken by them day by day from not only students but the teachers as well. that was enough for me to pull them out. I would never recommend this school to anyone in my family or friends.
Although my child is not officially a student, I am definetly enrolling her first thing next week. The Pre-K teacher was great! She took the time to walk me thorough, step-by-step, their daily activities. Also, the principal was awesome and very helpful. I look forward to my daughter's experience at 42nd Street School.
I am very disappointed with Forty-Second Street Elementary. The principals especially vice principal are very poor leaders. I have a son that was in Special Ed. There were one or two teachers who were very good. Unfortunately, for my child they were substitute teachers.
I have a child that goes here. He been attending forty-second since kindergarten. His kindergarten teacher was mrs fielding she was the best teacher he ever had so far. My son did'nt know his alphabets or his name or numbers she help him daily and also sent videos home on the weekends to bring him up on grade level. I want to say thanks to mrs fielding. Know my son is doing wonderful in the second grade and the other teacher he had on the way helped out to but no one has toped mrs fielding so far.
I'm a parent that has two children that attend this school. It can do better by having more parent involvement and activities for the children. Safety is great. I'm concerned that teachers don't give the children homework everyday.
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