My school is Wilton Place ES. Some classes have as low as 17 students, others as high as 27 students in the K-2 levels. There is no average size of class. Dual language classes tend to be smaller classes. English only classes are usually quite large.
My son attended Pre-K with Ms. Alcala and Mr. Nicolas and I have to say, they are great teacher's. They are very dedicated to the children and I just love the individual attention towards the students. They take the time to get to know each and every one of their student's and the parent's as well. My son came in late to the class and caught up pretty quick due to the teacher's dedication. My son loves his teachers. Too bad he won't be attending this elementary any more.
If you have a gifted child you should check out Wilton. They became a school for advanced studies and the teachers are being trained on providing GATE education. They have a terrific theatre teacher and orchestra. So if you have been looking for a magnet this is a good alternative because you can get in on an SAS permit without living in the area. Their scores for SAS classes are higher than the magnets. But don't just drop your kids off. You need to communicate with the teachers and principal and be on top of your child's education.
I lived in this area for 15 years and had siblings come and go from this school. This school was great years past there were caring teachers that would go above and beyond for there students, but sadly they lost many to other schools and the lack of leadership from administrative staff coming in didn't help the situation. Both of my children attended this school and both of my children were identified by the district as gifted and they did not receive any support or enriched curriculum in there years there. My daughters teacher did not prepare or address many of the Mathematics they had to learn for her upcoming year in Middle school, she focused more on other subject matter that did not relate to their advancement. I had to enroll my daughter in Sylvan in the summer to be prepared and on equal grounds with the middle school curriculum. My sons 3rd grade teacher in fact gave me a list of books and material to help my daughter.Thank you Ms. Ruiz.I found out the following year that many students from my daughters class scored below average in their State testing. My daughter usually scored advanced in these test scored average for the first time. Her teacher retired that year.
My child has taken K, 2nd and 3rd grade. We lived in nice area in central coast for her 1st grade. Teachers do really care about students and parents. School needs some improvement to rebuild the momentum. 1. Low score by some of the students is hurting school. 2. It's not that the school does not care about parents. Parents in general don't care much about school. 3. Language is definitely a big barrier, especially for parents. It seems to segregate the school body however... Korean sand Hispanic students. They need new idea to mix it up. 4. No art, music, gym.... LAUSD however looks at the number only to give money... Principal is completely depressed about this... 5. Needs renovation! They built 2 new schools. Wilshire Park and Charles Kim, and money seems to flow in that direction. How unfair! Overall, it's a good school. I trust the faculty and teachers more than anything. They need to PUSH parents to help make it better.
I think this school has a lot to improve on. The communication between school and parents are very bad. The school is about 35% Korean speaking parents and I have yet to see a Korean translator at any of the meetings. Please Wilton PLace...
This school has the worst administration!, as well as coordination. This school really needs help and lots of organization for the teachers as well for the students. The education at the school is really bad! One of the worst schools, do not enroll your child if you really want your child to learn; enroll your child elsewhere!
Is one of the best school around and every single way from staff ,principal,teachers, safety and when they organize meetings thanks for all the big job you guys make possible
The school has excellent leadership and teachers and fantastic language immersion programs in Spanish/English and Korean/English. Our daughter is learning a second language and that's an invaluable asset. One just would wish that Cal State Government comes to its senses and does not cut the education budget. Here's a school without the 'Beverly Hills kind-of-funding' that does well and will have to fight so much harder to succeed if money is not coming in.
I think this school it's one of the best my son and i can agree with they have great programs before & after school programs . As well the teachers ..... yeah for all staff at wilton Pl Elementary school
Hi: My son is attending Wilton Place Elem. School, he is a kinder, his teacher, Ms. Lee is great, I say that because I can see improvement in his studies, and I am happy to see that, especially seeing that this is my first experience has a mom and a kinder at that, keep up the great work Ms. Lee and also Wilton Place...... Eleanor F
My son is in Kindergarten and Loves it. MS. Oh is an excellent teacher.
The Korean Dual Language program here is excellent! There is much enrichment in the area of academics. The school on a whole is run very well with much parent support. Music, art, and sports are all highly valued, but because of the size of the playground sports are severely low. Parent involvement is superb with much participation in fund raising, teacher support, and help provided at home. It is clear that a majority of teachers at this school truly love children and are extremely dedicated to teaching.
Overall, excellent teaching staff. Gifted program teachers are extremely qualified. Principal and administrators are responsive to parents. Excellent dual-language (English/Korean) teachers. Have two kids attending, am very pleased with the education they are receiving. A++++ rating!
I have one child that attends this school and one that just graduated. I believe it is an excellent school. The teaching staff goes beyond their job duties. They are proficient, patient, and hard working. The students are fully engaged and challenged. Although the curriculum is taught to challenge the students, the teachers are very supportive and see to it that each child gives his/her best to meet those challenges.
This school is O.K. considering the location and mixture of ethinc groups.
There is always room for improvement in all areas but this is a safe and clean school. The principal is a wonderful person, open and available for parents. He really takes care of parents concerns, very dynamic person, very positive attitude. His leadership makes me have hope about my son's future. I invite other parents to expresse their concerns to him and to get more involved in your kids school activities.
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