My daughter is about to complete her first year at Lorne and I couldn't be happier. She transferred from a school that had taken her motivation into one that has inspired her to learn more. As a parent, I am brought to tears that she is happier than ever to be here, but sad that i waited so long to do so. If you want your child to be willing to do anything to achieve, then bring her here.
I don't know what school the previous parent review is referring to but it can't be Lorne. Teachers are willing to meet in person or speak on phone depending on who you have. However the best way to communicate with them is by email and will set up a time to meet in person that way. The principal is a great leader who truly has an open door policy. To say that he is intimidated makes no sense since he actively runs to the school unlike some who work behind their desk. You will not find better parent involvement at any school anywhere. The PTA is extremely active and the President not only has a son in college who used to attend Lorne but has a little girl who STILL attends. The rest of the PTA board members all have kids who attend and are very active with fiund raising and working with the school and the staff. Perhaps if the previous reviewer was actually involved with the PTA or with the school instead of posting baseless and false reviews they would know that. The school playground is mostly blacktop but there is ample shaded area and a huge grass area at the center of the school. If you want a school that works as a true partner with you for your child this is it.
The parent who posted the negative comment was only on campus once to register her kindergartener. Why was she here if our, school is so bad? Our office ladies are so accommodating and would do anything for our students and faculty. They also are so supportive of all of our MANY parent volunteers.
Lorne St/Lorne Magnet is the best school my child has ever attended...He is new to 5th grade, able to enjoy his new environment, friends, and loving it! Lorne has the best academic, music, and leadership programs taught by compassionate and excellent teachers/mentors. He will be talking about Mr Carver for many years to come... Kudos to the school's PTA, faculty, staffs, and Mr. Merritt for a job well done. Best decision I have ever made!.
THIS SCHOOL IS GREAT , MY SON LOVES HIS TEACHER,SHE IS SO HELPFUL , ENJOYING THE FREE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Great school. Good to know my son is with great teachers. Love the PTA program.
Great PTA, caring teachers, Principal who cares. Math/Science standards enforced and Gifted teachers available. This is the second round with daughter at the school, and even though many of my son's teachers have left, their replacements are GREAT TEACHERS!
My son has been at Lorne since Kindergarten and will be entering the 5th Grade. We have loved every teacher that he has had throughout. Each one has been instrumental in the success that he has had with all that he has attempted and accomplished in school.
This school is great!! An awesome principal, wonderful teachers and a dedicated PTA!! This is by far one of the best (tucked away) schools in the LAUSD!! Absolutely no issues with bullies! (i think the person that posted that was just a grumpy, crazy person!!) The principal and teachers are on top of any issues that may arise. No safety issues here!! I agree that Math/Science standards are enforced!!!
My whole family loves this school. There's great cooperation between teachers & parents. There is a very high number of parents who are involved in volunteer activities, and people are always willing to help. Most of the teachers are loved by their students, and teachers have a tendency to stay for a long time. The Principal works very hard to keep everything organized & moving forward, and acts as a great liaison between the faculty, staff, students, and parents. The PTA is very active, and raises a lot of money that goes towards art activities, field trips, class projects, and art projects, as well as funding the psycho-motor physical education program. My oldest, entering his sophomore year in high school, went there, and my two younger kids are entering 1st & third grade this year.
This school is amazing and many of the teachers are very dedicated to the students. The PTA does so much to help raise money and fund as many things as they can. But it does have a problem with taking care of bullies, they don't really do much to stop it or help deter it.
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL AND ITS STAFF AND THE WAY MY DAUGHTERS TEACHER IS SO HELPFUL.
So far I am very impressed with this school. My children entered the magnet program in Sept. after going to a public charter school, and the education is definitely at a higher level. Their two teachers are both highly competent and caring. Other strong points are the orchestra, the library, the free after school programs, and the PTA. My kids are making friends and are enjoying the school's spirit. They also get magnet points for middle school.
Lorne St is one of the better schools in the LAUSD. Their PTA works very hard to maintain as much activities for the kids as possible with the limited resources they have. Yes, they send out flyers for almost everything, but it's expected since LAUSD removed funding for almost every extracurricular activity. My youngest had Mrs. Sachs and my eldest had Mrs. Matsuno. I have to say last year was one of the best school year yet. Mrs. Sachs is very calm and soft spoken; she manages her kids very well. Her demeanor is reflected by how calm/manageable her students are. Mrs. Matsuno is enthusiastic in her teaching that helps her kids stay focus while learning. She will go out on the yard and participate in activities with her kids. I think she has more energy than some of her students. Both teachers are awesome. They identify the strength and weaknesses of their students and will spend time 1 on 1 to help each child grow. This school is a complete opposite of the last LAUSD School my children attended. I m giving them 4 STARS because their magnet program is only from 3-5th grade. It would be nice if it started from 1st. Parents involvement will determine how successful a child can be.
I love Lorne St. Elementary School because of the wonderful staff that I have worked with for 10 years!!
This school definitely has its strong points, but there are some weak links in the chain. My oldest son attended Lorne from 1st-5th grade. He spent 3 of those 5 years with teachers who really shouldn't be teaching: one retired, one is almost retired and the third is far from retirement (unfortunately). The staff and administration were great, but there is new people there now who I don't know very well. There are better schools in LAUSD and certainly outside of the district as well. However, the best part of Lorne is the PTA. They work tirelessly for the kids to have the things they need during this challenging economic time.
this school is an EXCELLENT school. I go to this school and i love it! I came to this school when i was 8, i am now 10 and in 5th grade and loving ever moment of it! :)
good neighborhood school. Offers children a good sound base of education.
My daughter who is in 3rd. grade, was born 23 weeks premature. She is doing fine but still catching up with her peers. The teachers, staff and administration at Lorne St. have gone many extra miles to assist her success! I have been plesently surprised at the loving care she is getting in this school. We feel blessed. (her dad)
My son started in January of 3rd grade in the Math/Science magnet at Lorne Street; we immediately saw a leap in his interest in school, as well as his grades. we loved all the teachers he had there - all were very involved & really cared about the students. He got accepted at the top Math/Science magnet middle school in the Valley for 6th grade, and has done very well there, as well, i think due to his excellent preparation at Lorne street.
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