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724 North Poplar Avenue
Montebello, CA 90640

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(323) 721-5043
(323) 887-5806
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August 12, 2013
My child has been going to this school for 3 years since 2nd grade she has loved it since she got there. She has made great friends. Mrs.Marin&Mrs.Angulo were the best teachers she ever had this school is the best school ever she said I wouldn't trust any other school because this one is the one.The education is the best if anyone talked bad this school the are lying cause this is the greatest school ever.!!!!!

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November 02, 2012
This school is a mess....Mixing 1st graders with Kindergarten my child is on his 3rd teacher in less than three months.... ... child is falling behind and not intrested in this class because iteacher is doing work that is no chalange for her.......

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September 22, 2009
Great teachers, super great principal (Mr. Olague) overall awesome school!

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August 14, 2007
Love mrs johnson and mra robles!

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August 13, 2007
My child has been to this school for 6 years and I never had a problem I recemend this school to every parent

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October 26, 2006
First and foremost I would like to say how very grateful I am to most of the teachers at LME. I have four children and my youngest currently attends LME and although she is only in the first grade she can come home and share with us the creative ways she is taught different subjects. As for the staff in the front office, for the most part they are kind and helpful to the parents, but I've witnessed when they have been quite rude to the students. I don't want my child to be afraid to have to ask any questions. So it would be nice to see them put a smile on for the students too.When it comes to the parking don't get me started it's ridiculous!

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May 28, 2006
This school does not meet any of my expections. As for academics, you are better off to homeschool your child. The amount of work not accomplished due to poor class management becomes your responsibility. So what's the point of sending your child to school? Like I said, homeschool or find a good private school.

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March 23, 2006
Both my children attended this school. Every teacher they've had have been great. My son has ADHD - His teachers have been very patient and understanding - Wanting to help him in any way they could.

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March 10, 2006
I pick up a child at La Merced Elementary every every Friday to spend the weekend with me. I am always impressed by the feeling of love and friendliness at this school. I think a child's learning atmosphere is extremely important. We've heard stories from adults who attended cold, unfeeling schools. Not La Merced! Children learn better and behave better when there are caring adults. Especially, I want to mention the wonderful office staff. Not only are they cordial and helpful with me, but I see how they interact with the children who come in the doors, greeting each one like a family friend, by name, asking how everything and everyone is. The child I pick up is in first grade and quite advanced. I suspect it has a lot to do with the great atmosphere at La Merced. On this basis, I recommend this school highly.

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January 25, 2006
There are really no extracurricular activities at La Merced Elementary. The school's physical environment has been improving in the past few years as the school has gotten a facelift with wonderfully colorful murals. The teachers are readily available to speak with parents, and there is a very low turnover rate. So parents become very familiar with most teachers. I've noticed that parents tend to say mostly positive things about the teachers, with the exception of a few teachers that have difficulty relating to parents and their students it seems. Academically the school is average. What is most impressive of the school is the Dual Language program that is available. Parents from outside the district come to LME specifically for it. Students become bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish. Its really a gem of a program tucked away in a otherwise average school.

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September 07, 2005
My daughter is starting her second year at La Merced. The teachers are the greatest. The office staff and principal are wonderful. School has been wonderful for my child. I hope that all my children will attend La Merced.

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May 26, 2005
I went to thtis school when I was a young child. I made numerous friends,I remebered being well taken care of and learned so much.I recomend this school to everyone.The teachers are wonderfull,especially Ms.Zwall. She was terrific teacher in all subjects, and care about us veryy much. I ahve nothing bad to say about this school.

- submitted by a student

October 04, 2003
This school has some strong experience teachers who have taught 25 or more years.

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La Merced Elementary School
724 North Poplar Avenue, Montebello, CA  90640
(323) 721-5043
Last modified La Merced Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
La Merced Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top