So far my children have had a wonderful experience. my kids were from out of state and the teacher and principal are very welcoming and helpful. the only thing i would imporve would be the dismissal dont feel like it is very organized. And the teacher to child ratio.
I attended Lankershim from 1950 to 1955. All I can remember are good times, and teachers who cared about their charges. Three teachers stand out in my memory. Mrs. Hodges (kindergarten), Mr. Irwin Sobel, (6th grade) and one very special lady, Winifred Scribner, (1st grade). I dropped by around 20 years ago with my sister who also went there, and we visited with Mrs. Nichols my 2nd grade teacher. She was wonderful to talk to. Theodore Sobel
my school is the best school.I have 2 wonderfull kids that have asist this school. and 1 that is going to 3rd grade.Im very happy we have a great principal.wonderfull ,teacher that I love. and that care for our childrens..can not leave out our hard working teacher assistant.there for that why my school is the best YOU GO LIONS LANKERSHIM ELEMTARY thankyou.
So far so good. My child is in kindergarten, he/she is so far ahead in reading and writing. I don't remember ever learning all the stuff she knows when I was in kinder (25ish years ago). I've noticed some parents complain because of the rating on this website (5 out of 10)...PLEASE, the number 1 reason your child is not ahead or caught up with the rest of the class is primarily because of how much time the parent at home takes their time to help their child out. It's ridiculous to blame the neighborhood in which the school is in. There are primarily apartment building around this school, but that is no reason to put down the school...Your childs education starts at home!
2012 - 2013 school year is off to a slow start. I can only hope that the staff and educators that took the responsibility to teach our children can rise up, and do the right thing.
My son attended kindergarden this year and has an amazing teacher Mrs. B. She is kind and patient and holds the kids accountable to learn, i have noticed. The princible MR. principle was amazing also, during the first day of orientation he aswered many parents questions without us having to ask. It shows he has great leadership skills and his vision is strong that he leads his staff with. the ladies are the coolest and very knowledgable office administrators I have met, There is also a TA who is amazing. I know my son is in great hands, proud he attends this school!!
My son just started going to Lankershim in Dec. The current principal has only been there for a little over a year. I'm impressed with his commitment to the kids & to the school. In just these 6 months there have been several volunteer clean-up/beautification events - one where Universal/NBC employees participated in painting inspirational murals throughout the school. And a literacy garden was planted complete with reading benches for the children. There have been many other events and fundraisers as well. The new principal's commitment is prompting parents to get more involved. Academically, my child is in the school's gifted class. The teachers are kind, smart and provide adequate discipline. The school's commitment to preparing the students for the CST exam was also impressive. I'd also attribute changes in the school to the rapid changes in the NoHo Arts District neighborhood where the school is located. Five years ago this neighborhood was an impoverished, "scary" place. Today it's filled with luxury apartments, boutiques, restaurants, theaters & a farmer's market. It's reputation as the hottest up-and-coming neighborhood in LA is clearly benefiting Lankershim.
Parents are not always the best, but you can't judge the school by it's parents. The school works very hard to make this a welcoming and acheiveing school. Curb-side service, fundraisers, friendlier staff, and a hardworking principle is just one of the many positive changes. Acknowledging the shortcommings, i think Lankershim is becomming a very good school in this neigborhood! Hats to you!
Very sad. Every day I see extremely obnoxious parents "welcome" their children to their cars by relentlessly pounding on their horns until their children appear, usually to get yelled at for not coming to the car soon enough. In the morning, the same parents cannot drop their kids off quickly enough in front of the school, many times creating unsafe traffic conditions and posing safety risks for those in and around the area. Not a place for those who care about their kids' well-being.
This school is a horrible disappointment. My child's education is being sacrificed because of California's budget cuts. I was disgusted to find out that he has 36 kids in his 5th grade class. How can one teacher individualize any study toward a child who is falling behind when she doesn't even notice that one is napping for 1/2 hour? This is the second week of school and my child has yet to come home talking about science or social studies, or even English. Seriously? He comes home talking about math, lunch and recess..... Is this just a daycare for these kids?
I was volunteer at this school, but the Parent Center is used for gossip. The rep and others ladies only talking about other parents and the principal. My son is in Kinder. He has good teacher but in general is bad school
Pitifully we lost to Ms. Truex and the principal is acting as if she is owns the school. She has to work very hard to learn how to run a school .
What I see this school need a lots of help to improve their every steps Ican also see the lack of parents involvement.My only good experience is in the office 'Cloudia' is a big and an excilent helpful stuff in this school. I thank you Cloudia for ur promt help with my papers.
i went to this school and it was a incredible expirience i wouldent change it for the wrold
It's been a tough year, we have'nt had a permanent principal for the past 5 months and on top of that some of the teachers have been distracted by what the union wants. All I have to say is if they put at least half of the energy into teaching as they do to fight the district, this school will be something else. Thank God this is my child's last year at this school.
It's great school and everybody is there when you need asistance but i think it's better if the parents go and they look by themself
My son goes to ILEAP program and He had improved a lot since he began there.
My daughter's scores and attitude changed for the better with Ms. Truex as her teacher last year. Definitely recommend her as a teacher.
This school is still the same, disorganized and dirty .The principal is never there, we need somebody that cares full time not part-time.
I hated the fact that I even let my child go to a school that has unorganized teachers and staff.
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