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- a parent
Both my kids went to Mt Washington and came out gifted learners. Community really comes together, I liked every parent I interacted with. Feel so lucky to have been a part of this school.



- a parent
If this school wasn't bound to LAUSD and its policies this would be a fantastic school. It's progressive thanks to parents and their fundraising efforts .But if it wasn't for their involvement (and opening their wallets) this school would just be average.


Teacher effectiveness: Disagree


- a parent
One in three teachers are fantastic! But I had to put "ineffective" to voice my opinion. Most of the teachers are unfortunately complacent and not progressive enough. This may be due to LAUSD's policies and their tremendous burden on teachers putting the importance on testing the kids. I so wished the parents (PTA) had more involvement in the hiring of teachers.... Maybe next principal?

Amount of homework: Disagree


- a parent
Way too much homework not enough play. Most likely because of LAUSD's policies and just ok teachers.

Develops character: Neutral


- a parent
Wished it was more progressive and forward-thinking. Unfortunately teachers are bound to follow LAUSD policies and common core.


Amount of homework: Disagree


- a parent
A lot of common core busy work. The homework could be more innovative. It is a LAUSD public school though, not a charter.

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


- a parent
We've had our share of good teachers and a bigger share of not so good teachers. My daughter's current teacher gives the kids candy in class if they raise their hand and provide the right answers.



- a parent
Mt. Washington has great levels of parent involvement, has unparalleled diversity in its area, solid visual arts integration (love to see more music & dance, but...) and does a very good job of creating a sense of community. What Mt. Washington has traditionally not done well, however, is address varied learner needs, particularly providing enrichment & challenging learning for 'above-the-curve' students by teachers and staff during the school day. For that, you have to pay extra for the (many and diverse, happy to say) after-school enrichment programs. Yes it has +900 scores, yet the school rates a 2 of 10 in academics when compared with schools with the same demographics, and this despite its designation as a School for Advanced Studies. I am happy to say that the teachers do not pile on excessive homework (okay, 3rd grade was a little rough), but the school policy is to refer parents interested in developmentally-appropriate academics for their children to other pay-for-play programs such as Mathnasium and private tutoring. T




- a parent
Mount Washington is a school like no other! The administration, teachers, staff, & parents make it the GREAT school that it is. This school has gone through numerous principals; finally we have someone who stands for what she believes in; supporting the teachers to ensure that the children of Mt Washington receive the BEST education possible. The teachers are all highly qualified & often go above & beyond the call of duty. Many are often seen putting in more hours beyond the bell; planning, collaborating, tutoring, & conferencing with parents. This doesn't include the hours they put in on the weekends. Just drive & you'll see cars in the parking lot. The principal & her teachers are dedicated. The teachers attend trainings & conferences, continuously read & refer to the latest research, & implement school wide strategies & techniques to meet the needs of all students. Parental involvement is outstanding. They too work hard to make sure that their children & their teachers are supported by volunteering & using their resources to provide additional learning opportunities. The conversations that take place in the classrooms & the quality of learning is something to be proud of.



- a parent
Mt Washington Elementary School is a good school and not a great school. It is mediocre as most lausd schools and at the end of the day it's a public school with no money. The parent volunteers are the reason it is the school that it is with high API scores that are status quo because teachers don't do more and don't do less. Our experience has been okay. Last year there was more police cars and we started yes school yr the same because of problems with kids and parents. In my opinion the principal, Georgina Gravino lacks leadership skills, is divisive and does not have a presence. She is no Valentino. The PTA has a strong presence and runs the principal and the school. It is unfortunate it is not more than what it is. Our children, do well and would do well at any school.

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