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K-5
Public charter
Northridge, CA
Students enrolled: 590
 

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19130 Tulsa Street
Northridge, CA 91326

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(818) 360-1924
(818) 832-9831
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March 08, 2015
This School is over crowed, way to many kids in a class. More yelling then teaching going on in the classroom. Bulling in classroom and on the playground is out of control. Not enough supervision on the yard, so there are many fights, both verbal and physical. No one at this school seems to care especially the principal. Hoping to get my child into a better school.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2015
I agree with the below review "if your child is quiet, shy, a robot that likes to do paperwork, this school is for you" my daughter is creative, bubbly, assertive and doesn't like to sit still for long periods of time doing busy work. The aides on the playground are awful! One of them told my daughter to lie to another kid who asked for her opinion so as not to hurt her feelings, they get "red dojos" for "tattling" and told to only tell teacher if it's an emergency, then when your child stops tattling they get red dojos for other kids tattling on THEM. The Academics are good yes, but at the end of the day I want a child who not only is smart but creative, outgoing, confident, and thinks she has an opinion. This school only cares about their test scores not about the child themselves. We will be leaving this school next year.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2014
INCREDIBLE school, beautiful, organized, friendly my kids loves going to school everyday...Thank you Beckford finally we found our school :) The Principal is so sweet and friendly.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2014
Truthfully we are very disappointed in the way this school has gone down hill with the new principle in the last 3 years. I am very glad this is our last year at Beckford! It's sad to see such a great school with so much parent involvement go down hill the way it has.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2014
The first day of school process is horrible! All of our friends children's school had orientation the week before school where you got to meet your childs teacher and know what class their in or they recieved a letter in the mail with the information. This school was crazy!! You had to show up at least 30 mins early, parking was a joke, you had to walk blocks because it was so crowded, then stand in this crowd of people pushing your kids around trying to figure out what room their child's in then trying to find that classroom! Very unorganized and of course the teacher was not very friendly she had no interest in talking to the parents. I'm not sure why what classroom your child has is such a big secret but it makes the first day very stressful for the parents and the children. I sure hope everything at this school is not this unorganized.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2014
Honestly, this school is great if your child is a robot and lacks curiosity. If they will sit down and do busy work and be super happy, you have found your school. if you child is a natural learner and more creative, that will be squashed. They are thrilled with my child who gets good grades, but don't welcome any questions from students. Very boring. My kid hates going to this school. We are changing.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2014
We have 2 kids attending this school. We are impressed with the active and involved parents, caring and competent teachers, and excellent administrative leadership. The school is safe, clean, and welcoming. Kids from all different backgrounds and countries come together for a great educational experience. (This year my kids had classmates from Japan, China, Egypt, Armenia, Russia, South Korea, Colombia, and Mexico, to name a few.) Other highlights included: a wonderful holiday musical program celebrating different cultural traditions (amazing considering ongoing budget cuts to arts programs); an adorable kindergarten talent show; a computer lab with a dedicated instructor teaching K-5th classes; a science program including a dedicated lab as well as an outdoor garden; and finally an AMAZING PTA which sponsors so many wonderful conmunity-building events: Family Fun Day, Halloween Trunk or Treat, 50's Sock Hop, free movie nights, Restaurant Nights, and so much more. API scores are high, thanks to the dedicated teaching staff, strong Admin support, and lots of parent volunteers in the classroom. We are so blessed to have this school in our community. It is a hidden gem in the Valley.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2014
The principal is very rude and I will never recommend this school to anyone. She needs to be fired and replaced. She was rude with an attitude that made me and my family very uncomfortable and I will be definitely writing a review to the school board.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2014
Honestly, I can't believe some of the negative things a few people are posting. Of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but if a school doesn't fit your idea of what it should be, then find one that fits your style. You can't please everyone all the time. In my experience, Beckford is an excellent school! Very strong community feeling, and caring staff. My child is receiving a top notch education, which is remarkable considering the state of many LAUSD schools. The PTA working together with the school staff are responsible for many exciting curricular and extracurricular opportunities for the kids. All my child's teachers have been well trained, knowledgable, have supplemented the curriculum with appropriate fun activities, are skilled in dealing with disciplinary matters when needed (in a positive, not destructive way), and have been fair to all students. I feel as if my child is getting a private school education, in a public school.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2013
The school is uninviting and prejudice towards families who speak up and voice their concerns. The principal, staff, PTA, and parents need to remember that parent(s) are their child's advocate... some requiring special education and other concerns.... no one can judge unless they are the parent dealing with the situation. For educators, this school lacks educated and compassionate staff members; stemming from the administrator. If you have a choice... choose another school.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
I highly recommend perspective parents to attend PTA meetings and talk with other parents, teachers, and the principle before deciding on the school based on the reviews and test scores alone. Try to get the feel for the school parents in general to see if there's a *fit*. It's very important that you feel the *fit* before moving into the neighborhood. Also check out their school/community events like Family Fun Day and Trunk or Treat type of events. Do your homework before making the leap of faith! You don't have to live in the neighborhood to apply to the school since it's Charter. If not Balboa, check out Germain and Porter Ranch Community school around the area they seemed to have academic events like Science Fair, Math Night, and strong Art program (PRCS). They group their GATE kids into cluster together. Beckford does have GATE but all the kids are mixed in with non GATE kids, which means the GATE kids get the same instruction as the rest of the population, therefore there's no differentiated instruction for the advanced kids. So, there's no GATE class per se although they will tell you about GATE program. It will only matter when kids go into GATE in middle school.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2013
Honestly, I don't like this school very much! expecially reagrding magnet school program application. this school is getting very weird feeling. last year, we applied, but the teacher didn't give my daughther ceritfied, but she didn't tell us. and this year we want to ask teacher if she can give her certified, the teacher and pricinpal told us this is confidential, but for most of our friends's kids school, the teachers will always direactly told parents, not confidential, I'm wondering if beckford does want to something which is not fair, that's why they want to keep confidential? also I feel this school doesn't have any special program,that is suprised me because it is called charter.

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2013
This school is fantastic. My son is now in 2nd grad and I have yet to have a negative experience with either the teachers or the staff outside the classroom. The principal is great..nothing beats seeing my son run up to her for a hug as I'm walking him to school.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
Having come from Pinecest and having payed an arm and a leg and still being unsatisfied with the staff and academics, I cannot believe how comparable Beckford is in every area. I have a kindergartner and second grader starting this year and am very impressed with the staff and parent involvement. My kids just love it!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
This school is a breath of fresh air for us! Having come from a school where my children were bullied and picked on and not supported by staff and administration, I have almost lost faith in the school system. That is until we arrived at Beckford. I have never had children look forward to going to school. They are eager to learn and happy to participate in class. The campus is clean, the teachers are very supportive of parents and kids, office staff is friendly and welcoming. I could not have asked for a better school for my kids. They are learning, happy, excited to go to school - what more can a parent want?

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
We have two children at Beckford, and a third entering in two years. Beckford has proven to be filled with caring and involved parents, a wonderful sense of community, administrators who welcome you by name (with knowledge of your children), and dedicated teachers. The campus is well maintained, and no stone is left unturned in providing education well above par of many private schools. Highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
The beauty of Beckford is the feeling of Community. There are many good schools with good teachers. Beckford allows for the parents to feel as if they are aiding with their children's education and the school encourages our participation. I believe the welcoming sense of community makes the student want to come to school, to want to be a part of the education process versus just going through the motions. That is part of what makes Beckford and exceptional school.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Great school with caring staff. You are always in the know about what goes on in school and your kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
This is our first year at Beckford. We had heard so many great things about the school and were happy that it was going to be the school that our Kindergartner was going to be attending. . We had gone to an Open House, Parent Orientation and New Parent Visit; all prior to the start of the school year. All of the teachers, office staff and principal were so helpful. They have made this transition from preschool to public school so easy and painless. Our son LOVES school! He has learned so much in the first 2 weeks. He can't wait to go to school everyday, loves his teacher (Mrs. Yoon) and loves all of the new friends that he has made.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
My school is Beckford Elementary in Northridge. We love our school...my twins just started kindergarten and are so happy.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
My child started school at Beckford Charter this year. I have been extremely impressed with her teacher. I am also impressed by the level of excitement for learning on the campus.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
My son is in second grade now and has been attending Beckford Charter since Kindergarten. We both are thrilled with the education and enrichment activities that are provided by this great school. My youngest son will also be attending Beckford, and I am sure the quality of education will continue to thrive.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2013
Seriously, this needs to stop. Beckford is a good school. Ofcourse, everyone has there own opinons. If you are not happy with a school, you are truly doing a disservice to your child and yourself to not explore other options. It makes no sense to constantly argue with administration, teachers and other parents over this issue. No school, teacher, administrator or parent is perfect. It also should be clear that if you are not getting what you need from a particular school, it's time to move on.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2013
We started Kinder in 2011 the same year it became a Charter. I don't know what it was like before, but it was considered one of the best in the area. As a single father, I am very happy with her education, safety and after school care from the YMCA.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2013
My kindergardener came home very excited yesterday telling me Mrs. Brower (the principal) told him he may be at second grade level. I love that the principal and teachers are so uplifting and encouraging to their students. That is really important to me. I asked my son if Mrs. Brower knows his name (as she has 546 students at her school) and he responded, "Yes, she knows everyone's name!" How awesome is that? Also, I am very pleased with how much my son has learned in this first school year. He actually loves to read his own books now, which is amazing to me knowing how much of a struggle it was trying to get him to learn letters and phonics. I am perfectly fine with the his teacher using reward systems for behavior in the class, as I know my very active boy may need as many warnings as it takes. It is also a good way for me to know what his behavior was like at school so we can talk about it at home and find ways to reward him for good behavior in class.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2013
This used to be one of the best community schools in the area, academically and culturally. But since they went charter, it lost it's community feelings and the new kids and parents are not as academically motivated and involved. The school reputation is not what it used to be in the area. I hope the principal is aware of these facts and do something about it to bring back the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2013
we love, love, love this school... can't understand why anyone would not! if you smile each day and interact with the instructors and stay involved...this school is the best of the best!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2013
GOOD - safe, great parental involvement and active PTA BAD - NO Gifted program, some people manages to get the class of their choice (working parents and staying at home parent without PTA connection will be greatly disadvantaged) Some kids are in 4th/5th split class and they don't get enough attention because the class is divided. No mandatory Parent-Teacher conference -- it will be tricky to get a hold of your child's teacher and get information. Even if you buy the house in the premium neighborhood, your child can still be put into the class of 90% non-neighborhood kids and never really get to make friends with the neighborhood kids.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2012
This school is so great! My child went there from grades K-3rd, I took her out for 4th grade to attend a magnet school (SOCES), but I am bringing her back now, as this school is so much better. Principal Brower is amazing, sweet lady, kids know her by name, and she cares about the school very much. She is a great leader. Staff and teachers are great! Maureen Milner is a wonderful lady! Knows all students by heart! Academically the school is demanding yet fun, kids learn a lot and do well on standardized testing. I only wish this was a k-12th grade school!

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2011
When I first read the comment about the PTA being considered as uninviting, it made me angry and somewhat defensive, but then it just made me sad to think that there would be anyone who didn't feel welcome at our school. We try so hard to make everyone feel like they are a valuable member of our school family. We plan events and activities with family and friendship in mind. We do our best to make all children feel like they are important, because everything that we do for or at Beckford is for the children. I can honestly say that I have made friends for life with fellow parents and teachers at Beckford, and I count it a privilege to be involved with the PTA.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2011
Great school. My son is in for first year, we love the teachers there. Lots of fun learning games and activities.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2011
Not a bad school, academically it is fine, though I would expect higher test scores in this community. Facilities are a bit worn down. I'm not thrilled with the culture of the school which seems to be run by the PTA who tend to be overbearing and generally not inclusive. I was also surprised at the excessive fund raising at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2010
THis is the first year my children have been going to Beckford. My 3rd grader didnt like his previous school. and begged to change schools. Since he started going here, he comes home happier. I also really would like to commend the teachers on the academics that they are teaching also. They are teaching the children that health is an important thing to watch and to maintain a well balanced diet.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
Simply, the Pride and Care of the Teachers and Support Staff, the Involvement of the parents and the Performance of the Students help me feel that the best is offered to my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
I m very proud of being part of Beckford Elem., my son s school is amazing especially his teacher is excellent always on top on her students. The Principle, teachers, office staff, cafeteria staff, custodians, PTA members, librarian, and all the other generous personnel that is part of Beckford Elememtary make a wonderful environment for our children to begin their education and foundation for their future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
The education is great and has help alot of students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Great school, teacher and families. Made lots of wonderful friends.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2010
Love, love, love Beckford! Administration and teachers are definitely student driven. Of coarse, there are some staff members that are easier to get along with than others but they are all there for the children. I have three (very different) kids that have attended Beckford and all of them have had a wonderful experience. My only advice is to get involved! Your experience, along with your child's will benefit.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Fabulous school. It is exactly like schools from way back when the country truly cared about education

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 13, 2010
great teachers, staff and most of all parents who take pride in their community and school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Outstanding teachers, very helpful staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Great scores! Great school!! Very warm and fuzzy feeling with the teachers and students here--- It is what every school should make your child feel like-GREAT!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 12, 2010
It is family oriented, big family involvement,and help is always available for those who needs it.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
We love the school! The teachers, principal, staff and parents all go above and beyond to make it a great growing and learning environment for our kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
It is a public school with a feel of a private school. It is clean and the children's education and safty comes first.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
We are so proud of Beckford. We love this school for the wonderful Principal and Staff and also the students and their parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
The teachers, staff, parents, and whole community are amazing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
This is a good school, they care for our children.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
Character counts as much as academia at Beckford. Since it takes a village to raise a child, you can't find a better group of parents, teachers, staff & students to surround your child. The principal is amazing & it all trickles down from her. Go Beckford!!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
Not only do we love everything about the school, but we love the enthusiasm in our Kindergartener to get to school as HE rushes us out the door to get to school every morning. That speaks volumes!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Beckford has been such a happy place for not just our daughter, but for us. She is learning something new everyday and is in grade two right now. We have loved the teachers that she has had and they have been such an important part in our child's success. The school offers so many after school programs, she is playing trumpet already and loves the theater programs and the art programs. Even the after school YMCA program has been great. From the office staff, principal, the teachers to the PTA everyone loves being there and doing their jobs, you can see it in our children. I will be sad when our daughter needs to move on to middle school and so wish Beckford took her all the way through highschool.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
The school is really a little gem in the valley. Great neighborhood, teachers, PTA and parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
'Great School' because it is a wonderful place for kids and families!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Beckfords school culture is very nurturing, supportive and full of energy. The parent involvement is very strong and the teachers are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Because they really care for our students and it shows!!! My children absolutely love this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
I love Beckford Elementary. My son has a learning disability and staff members have given their love, time and energy, going the extra mile to help him excel.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Amazing school with amazing teachers, with an amazing PTA program. Simply the best elementary school in LAUSD.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
Beckford is a great school with great teachers, parents, and community involvement!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Love the school. Very active parents, teachers and volunteers.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
There is a wonderful environment between, staff, parents and students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
So many parent volunteers-you can't tell parents from teachers. Beckford = community working together!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
We have been at Beckford since 1998. My 3 boys culminated from Beckford and now, our daughter is in 1st grade. I would never go any where else. Beckford has the best staff, administration and parent body. BECLFORD ROCKS!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Our family just recently began our Beckford stint, with our daughter beginning Kindergarten in 2008. We are impressed with the high caliber of teachers at the school and are completely amazed and awed at the level of parent involvement at the school, on the both the individual classroom level and the PTA activities and events. There is a sense of community at the school that helps create a nurturing environment for the children. I feel fortunate that there is such a wonderful school in my neighborhood!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Beckford is a warm welcoming place where all students and parents are welcome. Beckford is not just a school, it is a home where everyone is treated like family.

- submitted by a community member
May 10, 2010
Beckford is a great school because it has great parents! Lots of involvment, good teachers, people who care.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Great school, great teachers, great programs, great location. Strong PTA and involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Beckford has an amazing team of professionals AND parents that care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The staff and families work together. It's great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
My kids get up in the morning and want to go to school! The teachers have passion, and the principal is a true leader! The parent involvement is extraordinary - a wonderful PTA!! Not only am I seeing progress in my children's academics, but also in their self-confidence!!! Thank you Beckford for making me a proud Beckford Dad!!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
I love this school! I love the teachers, staff, and parent involvement. Everyone makes you feel welcome.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
My kids really enjoy school work. Great teachers and wonderful PTA. GO BECKFORD!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
I just love this school. The teachers are fab, staff is amazing and I love the parents and students too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Beckford is a wonderful school. All the teachers, staff, and parents work together to make it the best school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
I have never seen a school work so hard for our children despite the severe lack of $$ ... our school doesn't qualify for much in the way of federal or state funds....but the teachers and parents bend over backwards to do what we can.....normally I wouldn't.... but something about that school make you want to be involved.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Our family has been a part of the Beckford community since we moved into the neighborhood in 1993. Much has changed in the years since we enrolled our son Matt in 1998, and Beckford has withstood each challenge with budget cuts and the loss of some very amazing teachers. But as in any family, we roll with the changes and stand united and work together to ensure our children get the education they deserve. Our staff and our parents are amazing and work tirelessly to make our children's time at Beckford successful, memorable and above all.... Fun!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The teachers and staff are amazing and help us always feel at home at our neighborhood school...it truly is a family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
We have a wonderful staff and amazing teachers. We are also lucky to have an extremely hard working and dedicated PTA. And the students here at Beckford are pretty terrific too! Overall, it's a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The teachers and staff are always helpful and informative. You always know that there is someone to help with any questions or concerns.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
The Beckford Family is very welcoming and makes every child feel at home. Teaching the individual and empowering our students is the foundation of the Beckford way. Thank you for six wonderful years!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
We have a wonderful principal and office staff, our teachers are great and our PTA and parent participation is amazing!! I am so happy to have my son at Beckford!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
My son went to Beckford K-5th and I had nothing but good luck with the school. Academically you couldn't ask for a better school and a loving family atmosphere. Absolutely loved the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
I love Beckford Elementary School because it's a wonderful place to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The teachers and aids are dedicated and caring for all students! The parents are supportive! Love Beckford!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Because it cares for its students very much. For their education and parents go out of their way to step in and help any way possible....

- submitted by a community member
September 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2009
I agree with the parent that just wrote in. Last year when my son was in Kinder, I was more involved, but did not feel part of the 'clique' (and did not want to be). That put a bad taste in my mouth for this year. If it weren't for the education, I would have sent him somewhere else. And the dirty looks you get from some of the mothers is crazy!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2009
Academically this is an excellent school. My son received a high quality early education and a great foundation for the future, however there was a high price for us both. The parents & staff are an unfriendly, unwelcoming bunch that run the school exactly the same every year completely rigid to the idea of change even if for the better. If a parent is willing to help and they are not part of the clique that runs the school they are unwelcome. If your child is not the smartest and best behaved or a child with special needs you are in for alot of grief from an overpowering principal and parents that really baby their children.

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May 20, 2009
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August 27, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
April 12, 2008
Well, Beckford has acheived yet another milestone of excellence! It is now a California Distinguished School, and a big congratulations to the entire teaching staff, administration, students and parents! You all worked so hard and the entire school is proud of your accomplishment. Beckford is still the 'Jewel of the Valley', only it's not such a secret anymore!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 30, 2008
I love the School...My daughter has Mrs. C and she loves her teacher and Classmates. Academics are wounderful !

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2007
This school is truly the best of the best and our child loves it as much as we do if not more! The Principal, the Asst. Principal, the Staff and more importantly the Teachers are exceptional!!! The school has an awesome and dedicated PTA and Everyone always makes me feel warm and welcomed. I have to say I'm very surprised that anyone would read more into the front gate other than it's added security for the safety of our children. It by no means gives a cold or sterile feeling! Come on people, that's so ridiculous....

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2007
I have had two of my children attend this school and also have been there for many years. Like other reviewers, I have a very good experience until the recent administration changed. As others stated, Ms. Wiefel was an outstanding leader and elevated the school the level it is today. Her high academic standards and family touch made everyone feel welcome. Overall an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2007
Love the school because they have solid leadership and great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2007
The gate parent is all wrong. The gate has been installed for security and to stem tardiness. The gate requires parents and students to process through the office after the bell rings. Further, this administration got the Kirk Douglas Foundation to provide a new playground by grant writing. Additionally, the school provides music, arts, after school enrichment and physical education. Maybe more involvement would serve the school and the children better. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2007
I have had several of my kids at this school and been there for several years and have a very good experience until the recent administration changed. As someone else hinted, Isabelle Wiefel, was by far the best and held high academic standards while balancing a family-friendly setting that made everyone feel welcome. Well, now they have bars in front of the office giving everyone a cold feeling and it only reflects the overall atmosphere. I still think the teachers are great and they do what they can but until the administration treats people like people and not just a number, I feel I would be lying if I gave this school a high rating.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2007
I am thrilled with Beckford Ave.! My children have attended a few years now and both the regular ed and the rsp program have 'blown' me away by how wonderful they are! My children are thriving in all areas of learning and honestly, I was against public schools, but after making the choice to attend our home school I am so happy! The whole package of education I have received has proved to have been the best decision I have made so far!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
Beckford is a terrific school! Excellent pricipal and teachers with alot of parent involvement and pts particiation. They do have music,chorus, once a week. The play yard is really nice and large with a very big grass area and various activities both during and after school hours. Very friendly atmosphere and everyone knows everyone. The academics are very good and this school consistently tests well. Also has a very good special ed program and the kids are not ostracized but rather supported by rest of students and staff. Highly recommend judy b.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2005
My children have attended Beckford Elementary for 2 years. I have been very pleased with the friendly office staff, the principal,who makes a point to know the children's names, the PTA, who welcomes parent volunteers and new ideas, and the teachers, who seem extremely happy to be a part of the shool. As a former teacher, I believe it is very important to judge the staff's attitudes and overall 'feel' of the school, because if the staff is happy the children are happy. Academically, the school performs well on their API score, and they are planning on starting a booster club which will enhance fundraising for the school, which will provide for the many 'extras' that public schools are not able to provide. The children are treated well by the other children due to their 'character counts' program that seems to have improved overall attitude. I would reccommend this school.

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April 22, 2005
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March 06, 2004
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Beckford Avenue Elementary School
19130 Tulsa Street, Northridge, CA  91326
(818) 360-1924
Last modified Beckford Avenue Elementary School is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Beckford Avenue Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 103 reviews. Top