May 14, 2011
This is our home school, so naturally, we assumed it would not do. We heard great things about Dahlia, applied with an SAS application, got accepted, and then got strung along for weeks by the principal. So we ended up at Rockdale and I have to say, I was very pleasantly surprised. Mrs. D, the principal, rocks in every way. She is very caring, energetic, smart, and positive, and she never misses a beat. My son's teachers also turned out to be fantastic, my son proclaiming his love for them on a regular basis (NOT the case with preschool.) And other students are also great kids -- I've seen on more than one occasion older kids being really sweet to the kindergarteners. The school's focus on the arts is definitely something of a feat in this budget-slashing climate, and I'm grateful for their commitment to it. Sure, there are some things I think could be improved, clearly the result of cuts in staff, but that's why parents need to be involved. The teachers I've met are really great--experienced, nurturing and determined, and I dare say quite creative given the amount they give considering the amount they receive. (Wake up LAUSD!!) Overall, I'm pleased with our little gem of a school.
- submitted by a parent