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120 South Ynez Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754

(626) 570-6260
(626) 571-8265
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April 24, 2014
Hello! this is a student in ynez 7th grade. In my opinion, the principal and her mandarin translator, ( no idea the name) I think is kinda strict. So when every someone starts to fight we get to get to principal office, nice. I DO NOT eat school food. I do NOT like the foods provided to us. I think our school is very cheap, like we need to pay 5 dollars just for a agenda when other schools are for free. The school is pretty small, and the only part I like the the teachers. people says our teachers are mean, but I don't think so. They might be mean, but they teach me really well, I think the teachers should be rewarded. I heard from my friend his other school was very easy and he gets a and honor rolls, but when he cae to this school, he got a lot of c and d so, the school teaches harder things, which is very good for highschool. This schools focus on educational purposes , which I think is helpful. I do not think school give too much homework, (I am used to it). well it helps student because in highschool, you will have a lot more homework so , I think ynez school do a good job providing us with homework so we can work hard in our future.

- submitted by a community member

May 05, 2013
Ynez school office teacher whose name is LILY LIANG. and MISS HUANG these two persons are very bad.Unified District School should fire them! And teachers are very mean! They punish kids very badly!

- submitted by a teacher

April 04, 2013
My child will be completing 8th grade at Ynez in a few weeks. I am beyond thrilled and we both look forward to leaving Ynez and the Alhambra Unified School District. The school and district is very unorganized and is not capable of surviving the technical revolution. Their process and material are outdated. The teachers are lackluster and uninterested. It is very rare to get a response from a teacher via phone or e-mail unless they have a complaint about your child. I don't think the administrators know what a true modern education is suppose to be. They are very much into self promotion and self preservation, the child comes secondary. It will be irrelevant for us in a few weeks as I am counting down the days until freedom.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2013
This school is one of the best school I can think of. It healthy ways and special clubs interests me. There is the Service Club, which helps the school daily, and the Nutritious Student Council, which talks about eating healthy and shows various ways to help get a healthier body. Their staff iis nice as well, for they would listen if you ever need help. Teachers are there for help on homework, whether during recess or lunch time. The Math Club specializes in helping students become better in math and raise their grades.

- submitted by a community member

January 23, 2013
My family constantly complains about how heavy my backpack is, I believe that the school should invest more in lockers and some extra curriculum activities and not spend money on other unnecessary things like seminars or family events that no one ever shows up to. I used to try to be positive about Ynez while reading low reviews but now as an 8th grader you can really see how everything is affecting you and some teachers are not only racially biased but favorite some others more, especially those who kiss up to them or the more 'popular kids'. The principle took all the fun out of school and can be pretty intimidating when she talks. Overall, a horrible school for 6-8th graders.

- submitted by a community member

January 22, 2013
it sucks, really bad, the schedule is messed up, and it is very dis organized

- submitted by a community member

October 16, 2012
This school focuses on mostly educational purposes and there is way too much homework given in my opinion. Also, we have no lockers so all the textbooks we have to bring home is such a pain. Another thing is the food it is sick and disgusting, it looks like stuff that is heated in the microwave and/or from a can. We dont even have a real gym!

- submitted by a community member

September 20, 2012
Being a student for about 10 years, I've experienced alot. It started out great when i was younger, being there were many activities, but now, the assistant principal is GREAT. but the principal is irresponsible, making the graduating class very disappointed. We have lost the chance to go to a fun field trip for graduation. Also losing student council has made the school very unstable, because there are not as many activities for the middle school students to enjoy. it is sad to see how bad ynez has changed, even though there are VERY good teachers.

- submitted by a community member

June 22, 2012
I agree that the principal is very unprofessional and uncaring and lacks leadership skills. However, Vice Principal is excellent! Principal should be demoted and the V.P. should be promoted! Too much focus on academics and too little focus on extracurricular activities, especially in the upper grades. Teachers are professional, work hard, and seem to care for the kids.

- submitted by a community member

January 25, 2012
as a parent i expect more from this school... the principal is very unprofessional.. im constantly having problems with my daughters teacher and nothing ever gets done when i report it.. im sick of this school already and how they handle things that are being presented to them.. very bad school...

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2012
Principal lacks leadership skills and involvement or communication with parents. Teachers are good. School overcrowded. Lunch not good says students.

- submitted by a parent

December 21, 2011
I go to college myself and we all got taught different ways to do a fraction problem. When trying to help my child do his work, he said that's not how the teacher do it. I have to work it out the same method that the teacher felt is the best way to teach them. But that takes out the involvement and the extra help that the parent can provide. The answer comes out the same, why can't the student choose any method that he might be more comfortable with. Not all students learn the same. Some student learn better by verbal and some by visible. He get a big fat ZERO for not following their method. If my child become a teacher, should he teach the same way his teacher is teaching? Some teacher at Ynez are demanding in their teaching styles. I give them a big fat zero for their rating if that is allowed. The school is not up to date wtih the world. As long as the answer is correct without cheating, I say the child gets the point. Teachers are more irritating than the students. "You need to do it my way." Give me a break.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2011
I'm now 41, but when i was in 8th grade there.. there was a teacher which alot of students liked.. Mr. Johnson (i think i spelled it correctly?).. was a nice teacher, but he made fun of me in front of the whole classroom and said i was different from them because of some bad habits (mostly jesters) that I had at that time.. Overall, most of the teachers there at that time were helpful to each of us, but there were certain teachers that were biased. I don't know what criteria the hiring policy for those teachers were back then, but Mr. Johnson was a very biased person in my opinion (being of ethnicity also), that lowered my standards on him even more to this day. Even though there are good teachers at Ynez elementary school now, he leaves a bad scar in my life growing up there and I will not allow my kids to go there to this day because of the emotional hurt I had when I went there. Again, the teachers now are probably very good, but at that time, as a parent, I would have questioned the hiring process on teachers back then.

- submitted by a parent

March 17, 2011
fair school, too much emphaisis on academics, no or none after school activities. too much home work given everynight. student carries about 30-40 pounds of school materials everyday. school does not provide lockers. field trips?

- submitted by a community member

January 10, 2011
this is almost the best school in the Alhambra district GO YNEZ EAGLES YAY :D

- submitted by a community member

August 20, 2010
the only negative thing i have to say about this school isthat some of the teachers have racial profiling and discrimination against students based on their race since there is a high population of asian community. this is very discouraging for the child to the point they dont want to go to school.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2010
this school has excellent academics, but the focus is merely on academics. the prinicipal is okay, but the vice principal is excellent. kids receive too much homework, and never have time for anything else. the upper grades should have lockers and extracurricular programs.

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2010
With all respect, education should incorporate the free allocation of ideas among students and instructors. A school should provide utmost resources for their students. This school lacks interaction among students with their instructors. My child had alleged that some of the instructors at Ynez racial profiling and discrimination against students based on their race, gender, and ethnicity. Also alleged were the lack of teachers' interaction with students. I know Ynez can do better and hope they would improve in efforts to prepare students toward rigorous endeavors to come.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 29, 2010
A good school with a lot of homework which can help student get ready for high school.

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2009
although I am part of this school, I am not particularly happy, nor am I sad to be part of our school. I can say that our school has a great library and computer lab but horrifying food and a small cafeteria. These things are in need of more thought. Is it really good to give us good technology and give us food that we don't even know what its made of? I am not sure what the answer to that question is but I can tell you our school has great teachers and students. So far I believe the problem of the school is the food. That is probably the main reason for my rating. That is all.

- submitted by a student

October 11, 2007
No playground for children. Bullying is reported and nothing happens. Class size is very high. Difficult to communicate with teachers and staff. Leadership is not strong. Very few staff is friendly and cooperative. Only a handful of parent involvement. Programs and field trips are limited and not varied. Push heavily on academics. Districgt recognize the low reading and writing scores but does not provide appropriate help to students. When requesting special ed services, they give you the run around. Auditorium has no A/C.

- submitted by a parent
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Ynez Elementary School
120 South Ynez Avenue, Monterey Park, CA  91754
(626) 570-6260
Last modified Ynez Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ynez Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top