Terrible experience, the teachers are adequate, however the staff is a group of fools. They do not pay any attention to the students, the obscenities that I've heard little 1st graders say are unspeakably terrible, bullying is an enormous problem, and the staff just stands around doing nothing about it. Please do not send your child here for the sake of their childhood.
The only thing at Lassen that deserves even one star are the few teachers there that are any good. I worked there for 14 years and only left because of the principal, she's a dictator that makes the staff miserable. I was hoping she would leave because I truly loved Lassen but over 90 staff members have left since Ms. Carter came to Lassen. Parents don't want to be in the PTA because Carter illegally holds the money and counts and controls the money after fundraisers. Morale of staff declines every year which directly effects the structure, teaching and learning that go on.
My daughter will be attending her 5th year at this school. I have loved all her teachers. They have great communication with the parents. She has had some assignments that are time consuming but are a great learning tool. She will be going into third grade and she already got exposed to doing research papers and interviews. I am glad that I found this school.
Great school! My son graduated from this school three years ago and now my daughter is going to kinder here. They have a dance class for the 4th and 5th grades called "best foot forward" where they teach the kids how to ball room dance where they compete with other schools. They also have a computer class where they have an instructor from "computerwise kids" come three times a week to teach 3rd 4th and 5th grades computer skills like how to make a presentation on power point. Unfortunately due to budget cuts they cannot provide it for the rest of the grades and they may not even have this program for the upcoming year. So if any parents out there reading this and if you have any ideas on how to keep this program please come on out and be involved in the PTA and ELAC! We need your help parents! I would give the school five stars if there was more parent participation in the meetings we hold monthly. Especially when we review the budget.
This school is pretty bad. The teachers here are okay but some of them just don't care. The kids here curse like there's no tomorrow and my kids come home saying they don't learn much throughout the day. This is why we're pulling our youngest from this school and sending her somewhere else.
The teachers at Lassen are diligent at providing an excellent education. The Open Court curriculum can be restricting in allowing for time to teach other subjects and this can only happen with more parental involvement. There is a small percentage of parents who support us frequently, but we need all parents to share our strong values in education, respect, and diligence. We need parents to make sure that test scores are not measuring their child's worth and that school should be joyful to include learning about life, not just the inside of a textbook.
I recommend this school to all parents! Their teachers are sure to give a good education for you children. My child went to that school and all the teachers were helpful.
I feel very lucky that we found Lassen so close to home. My son's teacher is very involved in his learning capabilities and have tried to challenge him. She keeps me updated on his progress, socially and education-wise.
I am glad my daughters go to Lassen Elementary. I have a 1st & 2nd grader going to Lassen. There teachers are great & very helpful with my children's education.Both of their teachers keep me updated on my children's status. The 2 ladies that run the office are great & helpful in person & on the phone. Thank you. Keep up the good work.
I enrolled my son to this schools preschool and it was a great success for my son. The teacher has a small child/teacher ration, very supportive towards parents & children, great introduction to letters, numbers, name recognition. My son learned so much from this school. Getting children ready for kindergarten is done with respect, care, support, and most of all interest and participation from all. Teacher would always encourage parent participation, where it was in the class room, field trips, teacher/conference. My son love all the hands on opportunities he had with the art, manipulative, and music experience. He would come home with new songs!
Lassen provides 2 exracurricular activities (after school activities): drill team and homework club. Parent pariticipation is low. Some of the Spanish-speaking parents are taking ESL classes provided through our parent center. Most are unable to help their children. Teachers are supported by both a literacy and math coach who do outstanding jobs. Teachers use the District-provided materials plus many spend their own money on supplemental materials to help meet additional needs. Our emphasis these days seems to be following a pacing plan which tells us what to teach and when which does not provide for mastery, basically exposure. Many students are getting left behind. We spend at least 2 1/2-3 hrs. on Open Court and 1 hour on math. Then there is testing every 6 weeks. So we are always 'preparing' for a test, not focusing on learning. All administration seems to care about are raising the scores.
I moved to the area about 4 years ago and was given two different schools to chose from. Lassen and Plummer Elementary's. I chose this school because of the overall teacher retention, the non violent expulsions, and the great attendance record it has. My child is in the 3rd grade now and has the same teacher she had 2 years ago which I think makes it easier for her to learn. Thanks to Mr Kutros attention to each student I feel that my child is safe and able to learn at capacity.
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