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K-8
Private
Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 158

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4020 Roxton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90008

(323) 292-3011
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May 20, 2014
I think this school is amazing. It has helped me excel in my grades, and improve my study skills. I will be attending High School next year and I'm proud to say that Transfiguration has taught me everything I know. I am thankful to my teachers and mentors who've helped me throughout the years and led me in the right direction. Transfiguration is the best! GO EAGLES!

- submitted by a student
May 20, 2014
For years Transfiguration was considered to be a great school however, within the past several years this school has had lots of staffing changes and unfortunately not all for the better. I would suggest that anyone considering enrolling their young child should talk to some of the parents,interview the teacher and principal. Some of the teachers are great and some are fresh out of college and have no experience. The Kindergarten teacher seems sweet, but incompetent. The principal seems knowlegable, but not very interested in communicating much with parents. I suggest you save yourself the headache and look for another school.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2014
I took my son out of Transfiguration's 6th grade in Feb 2014. His grades were poor.I called the school several times. No response. The receptionist kept telling me that she'd call back with a time that I could meet with his teacher & principle. I've never waited 2 months to speak to in a school's administration. From Dec 2013 after I received his grades up until Feb. 2014. At some point, the principle should have picked up the phone to at least so hello. My goal was to map out a plan that would best serve the needs of my son. I had no desire to blame the school. I wanted to know I could I do to remedy this? I was uncomfortable leaving him at a school for over 40 hours a week, yet no one could spare 10 minutes to speak to me. This was way too strange & shady. My son is worth so much more. 7th grade is going to be really big for him next year. I couldn't afford for him to stay at Transfiguration with no plan in place. Just today, after 3 wks, his new school gave me a 10 wk blue print on how they planned to bring his grades up to par. I was blown away. He may not be an A+ student in 10 wks but nothing compares to how happy I am with this administration. COMMUNICATION IS KEY!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2013
Parents PLEASE do your research on this school before admitting your child. The past reviews I found was posted by school administrators; not real parents. Real parents have been pulling their children out of this school at an alarming rate. I'm one of those parents who this school has disappointed. Transfiguration used to be a pillar in the community. They served their community well & gave children the most desired level of an education. Transfiguration was in the business of producing upstanding citizens who had the right tools & life skills to serve any community. Now this school is in the business of taking money from any unknowing parent that fails victim to their OLD reputation. The school admin has taken a backseat in screening students. Now A students are taking the burden of not being able to focus due to disruptive, disrespectful, & disobeying students. Rather then remove these unfavorable students, Transfiguration has decided to keep these students & keep taking money from naive parents. These students have been kicked out of their previous school & are considered uncontrollable. And Transfiguration needs to start being HONEST about their current state of disarray.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
My child graduated last June (2013) and is attending a private high school. We have been so blessed to have been a part of Transfiguration's family! As my child goes on to the next phase of school, we will always be grateful to the administration, faculty & staff!!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2013
Transfiguration I have had my child here at Transfiguration since pre school and now he is about to graduate. We have been so happy here at Transfiguration, as my son has come to feel like his classmates are like family. I love the family atmosphere of the school, and everyone works together to benefit the children. i hope our family can find the same atmosphere at our new school. Thank you "Transfig" for a wonderful year!

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2012
This school is wonderful!! I have three sons attending, and each one of them looks forward to school everyday. The staff goes above and beyond what you may expect from any school. There are so many activities my sons participate in, football, basketball, Spanish, piano lessons, and there's even a dance studio! My third grader was in IEP at our former school, and he has demonstrated such improvement through the individual attention he receives here. The students are friendly and polite, and there is a lot of parent participation. The principal, Ms. Yerima, is kind and welcoming. She is always present, and dedicated to the students. I would definitely recommend this school, and I am so grateful to all of the staff here for making it such a great experience!

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2012
I am a proud parent of Transfiguration School! I have 3 children attending and 1 on the waiting list for preschool. The principal is dedicated to the school and the staff. The teachers are excellent and dedicate their time after school for no extra cost to make sure the students get the help that they need. Spanish, Piano, and Dance is now a part of the school curriculum. All the field trips are educational and lost for large families like mine. When selecting a private school we understand that we have to do fundraisers. This helps the school pay the salaries of principal, teachers, and staff that makes way less money than they do. BUT they still care for my children just the same. THANK YOU TRANSFIGURATION FOR YOUR LOVE AND DEDICATION TO OUR CHILDREN OF TOMORROW!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2012
My grandchild is very excited about playing the piano! He is so driven to learn songs on his own to play for the family! The school allows you to borrow the keyboards for families who do not have pianos at home! I am very proud of him and he is very proud of himself!

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 2012
1948 to 1956 differant times and respect for all was better. John MacDonald I could walk to school from Hepburn

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2011
I cannot believe how much this school has grown! The increase in students shows what a great job the teachers are doing. I am so happy with the education my children receive. I like that the school offers tutoring after school for students - at no extra charge. One of my children gets extra help from her teacher each week in tutoring. The other receives enrichment from her teacher. It is also wonderful because this happens on the same day. I like that this school has a family atmosphere. Both the teachers and the principal treat all of the students with equal respect .

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2011
This school has come a long way from what it used to be. There is nepotism within the school with parents, and selective children. Within the first two weeks of school my child did not have all her books nor were there enough desks to accommodate all the children. I have seen teachers come and go every school year and no one seems to stay longer than two years on the average. The school is very much unorganized and has too many activities each month; it seemed every month I was buying something for a school activity or donating. My child spent most of the time making cards as an art project and my child expressed that when going on field trips there were three children bunched together on a two seated bus. Please evaluate other schools before you consider sending your child to this school. Their specialty skill is false presentation.

- submitted by a community member
July 20, 2011
Transfiguration Catholic School; demonstrates exceptional leadership ability in all academic areas. You always feel apart of a family, which is devoted to the well-being of all there students, staff, parish and community.

- submitted by a community member
July 19, 2011
Transfiguration is a wonderful school for my children's educational foundation. I am very pleased with the teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2011
My child has attended Transfiguration since pre-school and is now in the third grade. Their focus on education, family and the safety of our children is like none other. Our children are taught integrity and ethics that public schools are unable to provide. Students are taught to respect themselves, their elders and their peers. Teachers and students are carefully selected to ensure the quality of the environment is well above standards. I have looked into other schools and even summer programs and unable to find the comfort and trust in any other school or program that I have in Transfiguration.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2011
I am an alumna of this school, and I can honestly say that Transfiguration played a large role into developing me into the person that I am. What I enjoyed most about the school was the strong sense of community and family. After graduating, I maintained ties with the school and often volunteered. I can attest to the safe, supporting, welcoming environment and excellent education. I encourage all parents and guardians with young children who live in the Leimert, View Park, and Ladera Heights areas to seriously consider enrolling their children at Transfiguration if they would like for their children to obtain a sold foundation. Many alumni went on to some of Los Angeles' most selective high schools, including Loyola, Nortre Dame Academy, and Marymount. Of the alumni I've kept in touch with, one is attending the Keck School of Medicine at USC, another is pursuing a PhD in English Literature, and another just passed the California Bar Exam.

- submitted by a community member
April 14, 2011
I am parent my child is in pre-k this is an excellent school I love the way the teacher care for my child also the way he being though it is also a well balance school I give this school a 5 star transfiguration

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2010
Transfiguration school has allow my sons and daughter to excell and get into highly competative High Schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 01, 2010
I am a grandmother of a student who attends this school. My son attended Transfiguration in 1995, it was rough. However, today under this awesome leadership and dedicated teachers Transfiguration Catholic Elementary is the perfect K-8 school. Ask any child on that campus, they love it there. Ask the parents who worked hard to get it to its current condition and vow to make it better,with a supportive parish community, alumni, PTO and outstanding staff. Ideally Catholic in spirituality, education, and family. Come check out the new Technology Learning Center and Library.

- submitted by a community member
January 07, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2009
Transfiguration has made many positive efforts towards improvement over the past few years. However, they have quite a ways to go in becoming a quality Catholic school. I definitely agree that there is a lot of nepotism at this school as well as a strong creole preference/influence. At the same time, the discipline policy is lacking. It is very upsetting to hear my child speak of her entire class being punished for extended periods of time as a result of the actions of a few students. In comparing Transfiguration to other Catholic schools, I would argue that it most resembles a typical public school with a uniform enforcement policy. Before sending your child to this school, I recommend visiting some of the other Catholic schools (a little to the west), and even some of the better public and charter schools.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
I decided to post this comment. I am the parent of Transfiguration school kids. I work and I am very involved with the school. I would like to suggest that you spend a day at any of the neighboring elementary and middle school campuses. I am a believer of the saying 'it takes a village...'. Transfiguration School is a place where character and spiritual growth are equally as important as academic excellence. Listen to and observe the children at recess/lunch at the other schools. Talk to the teachers and review their stats online. Then post your sincere comments on what you have found to be true. I'm sure that you'll agree that Transfiguration is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 30, 2009
As an alumni of Transfiguration I was excited to learn that they offered a pre-k class. I transferred my son from a private school which had an accelerated program, only to learn that Transfiguration's pre-k program was no match. My son regressed in a matter of months! Even with all my efforts, without the reinforcement of the teachers my son regressed. They did not perform any assessments, and kept the 'first time in school' students with the 3 and 4 year olds-total imbalance. There were no homework assignments, and when I asked I would get a one page activity sheet that I could acquire from any drug store! The children were not challenged in any way. Singing songs and coloring seemed to be all they did. Also, nepotism reigned supreme at this school, being Creole made you apart of the in crowd. I would not recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2009
Transfiguration is one of the best schools that my parents can have ever sent me to. I love it there. Theirs freinds, sports, and most importantly support. But watch out for that lunch!!!!

- submitted by a student
September 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2008
A former teacher returned to the school as principal last year and has been making remarkable changes. The school is now without question moving upward and into the right direction, as many positive changes have taken place over the last year. Excellent teachers are now on board. I have no doubt that this school will regain it's outstanding reputation in no time.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2007
I was very happy when my children were accepted to this school. The quality of the education initially was great from grade 1-4. The problem began in middle school. There was a continuous turnover of teachers, certain children always seemed to be involved in everything and always seemed to get the awards offered. In 2006, a new principal came and changed everything. With her arrival there came poor leadership. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2007
I transferred my child to Transfiguration believing the experience would be better than her former charter school, but I'm not sure this is true. I've found many of the children to be really rude and when I observe the parents I understand why the children are this way. Broken spirits, mangled mentalities, and misbehavior should not be a daily component of any classroom.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2006
I really like this school. I transferred my children from another private school in which they outgrew. I like the fact that the grades are from pre-k to 8th, that means most siblings can attend the same school. I love the extracurricular activities, especially the sports programs. I wish the sports began prior to 4th grade however, with more activities for girls. Also there are some really great kids. Most are well behaved, from families that value respect , discipline, quality, and value a good education. In short, my kids get prayer, good friends, some sports activities, they both can attend, good education, at an affordable rate.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2006
The school is wonderful the teachers are great. There is a great deal of parent involvement

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2006
The teachers at Transfiguration seem dedicated to the profession. My children are very happy with the school. Yet, my concern is more about private schools' test scores and accountability overall. While I know that the basics are being covered, I often wonder whether or not the challenge is there. It would be nice to click on a test scores link for any given private or parochial school, and have the results immediately displayed as done with public schools. This would give parents a much better sense of how their school really performs academically. This information is so vital, especially when many parents avoid the neighborhood public school because of the alarmingly low test scores. It's almost as if one must put all confidence in a rating which is often based on 'word of mouth'. Hopefully, that 'mouth' is a successful product of, or respected participant in the parochial or private-education community.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
July 07, 2005
My son has attended there since Pre-K and has done very well and is continuing to do well. Now that he is close to middle school he needs to be more challenge. The elemantry school teachers seem to be great. It's the middle school teachers that I have concern about, not being focus on there students. The students should be number one priority not you acting or singing carreer. Teachers need to be at school everyday and on time, just like were trying to teach our children too. If the principal will tighten up on the middle school teachers, I believe it could be an outstanding school once again.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2005
The time my child attended this shcool I was not very happy. There was favoritism towards certain parents and teachers. My child started preschool knowing her colors, how to count to 30 and her abc's,we worked on this nightly, I did not receive a report card until the end of the year and the teachers wanted tot take the creidt for what my child alredy knew, so they taught nothing new to her.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
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Transfiguration
4020 Roxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90008
(323) 292-3011
Last modified Transfiguration is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Transfiguration Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top