My son has an IEP and I have only had pleasure of dealing with few teachers in this school. Ms Calderon and assistant Ms Florez are great with kids, they can motivate them with the few resources they have available. If you have a child with special needs that is starting school, I strongly suggest you ask for Ms Calderon classroom. Ms Lopez with assistants Ms Ruvalcaba and Ms Austin also form a great team and do lots of activities to keep children on task and motivate them to learn. The office staff is great and the Principal Mr Schaffer is very professional. I am glad to see there is staff in the education field out there that care about children.
I am a former student from this school, from 1999-2004. I never had those problems while i was there. Ms. Rose, the principal when i was there was a very heplful staff. But then again, i have not visited this school in 7 years and i dont have a clue about how the school is now. If what i readis true, the school should getback Ms. Rose, she was responsible and dedicated to her work. So was the rest of the Staff, and especially La's Best, it was becasue of them that i gotto understand and to love math.
I totally agree with all the negative reviews left by other parents. My children attend, and they hate it. The principal is a bully to the kids. He yells everyday, and he is very rude. LA'S best is a joke. They let the kids run free without any supervision. They don't help with homework or offer any real guidance. Office staff are sometimes rude, and the kids are out of control.
The new principal at the school is very rude to the children, he is a control freak, and he has not business being around children. He yells at the kids everyday, and is not a good role model for them at all. He doesn't seem to genuinely care for the children, and he belittles them making them not want to come to school. I will be pulling my children out ASAP.
South Park Elementary School is an ideal school for any child to learn. The teaching staff are all well educated and motivated to take any child positively to the next academic level. The principal, Ms. Karen Rose is a super mom to everyone. She sees to it that the students needs come first at all time. She is always accessible, caring, and a wonderful listener. My daughter loves school because of her teachers and Ms. Rose. Every child wants to be in the 350 club - proficient and advance students. I will recommend this school to all parents with open mind. Long live Scorpions!!!!!!!!!
South Park is like an oasis in this community for these children. The administrators are highly educated people that know what they are doing all the time. The teachers and staff are dedicated and committed to positively impact the lives of these children. Let's not mention the school food. It has recently been improved significantly. This school must be a great school if teachers themselves have children enrolled. God bless South Park.
My children attended this school for only one grade. this school is so overcrowded that it is no wonder that the education lacks. I was very glad to pull my kids out of this school. One star is too much but I will give to those teacher who are their because they are the last few who really do like their work and try to help those they can.
One of the worst principals in ALL of LAUSD. Instead of dealing with problem administrators, LAUSD tranfers problem administrators to poor neighborhoods where parents are less willing to stand up for themselves. She discourages meaningful parent and teacher participation.
The best south park had to offer was the supervision of melvin of the after school program. He was great with the students and had great communication with the parents. Both of my daugthers were in tears when he left. He was just a kind and beautifull person.