Topeka is a wonderful school! The Principal truly cares about the students and my two children love going there. The teachers are great and the family atmosphere is one of a kind.
It's our first year at Topeka, our daughters in kindergarten and is learning so much! their PTA is amazing. School is clean. So far so good. We're very pleased!
Topeka school has evolved so much over the years for the great of our kids. I am glad to say we are now a charter school and growing in many ways. The staff is wonderful and the teachers really care about our kids. It's a fun and safe place for the kids with so many activities going on all the time.
Before we enrolled my son to this school, I went there and interviewed some parents after school. Most of them told us this is very good school. Teachers and principal are very good. They pay attention to all the student. My son loves to go to school that is the most important thing. I can not wait to take my youngest son there next year. Highly recommend this school to all the parents.
My daughter just started Kinder here. So far; we're really happy here! The teachers, staff and principal are attentive. Fellow parents are involved.
In our second year in this school I coulnd be happy! Lovely teachers, a group of parents that work 24 hours for this school, a principal who care for every student and know every name of students!...our score has increase 17 points! IM so happy to be part of this school///
great schools and staffs. principal is very understanding and approchable person. remember most of students names and also parents' first name. she clearly shows that she is the mom in school. you can count on her.
Wow! Topeka's API has increased again! 916!!! I love the principal--I have never found a more engaged and approachable principal like her. Great teachers--intelligent, warm, and patient. This is our 6th year in Topeka and it has only gotten better over the years. We have a great core of parents--working AND stay-at-home parents alike--who make Topeka an excellent community to be a part of.
This is our third year at Topeka (unfortunately our last, as our youngest is in 5th grade), and we LOVE it! The principal is GREAT! The teachers are great! The PTA is great! Test scores are high and rising even higher. What's not to love?
My kids have been at Topeka for five years and I would not leave for another school if one opened up across the street! 1- The teachers are strict but caring and available to talk to. I have been able to contact them (and they me) by notes, email, phone and text. 2- My one special needs child is handled as the IEP asks for. The resource teachers are also helpful, caring and available. 3- The PTA is amazing and got more done last year than any other year we've been at Topeka! 4- The room parents/volunteers are great. We get emails, an online calendar, Facebook page, website, etc. to keep up with everything. 5- Though I can't be involved much in PTA and volunteering, I do not feel excluded. They say "any help is welcome". 6- The principal is always around and knows my kids by name. We get "Sunday Minutes" from her and "Coffee with the Principal" monthly. Very pro-active not reactive. 7-School grounds are well kept. Library is beautiful and full, computer lab is state-of-the-art. 8- We do need more art and cultural programs, but LAUSD keeps cutting this! If you are looking for a wholesome, all inclusive school, check this one out.
Topkeka is an amazing school. I am the parent of a 2nd and K. Great teachers and great families. Would highly recommend!
I have several children @Topeka. I have the option of moving to another school & chosen to stay @Topeka Charter. Why? DEDICATION! The teachers are tirelessly dedicated to the education & welfare of all the students they come into contact with-- not just the ones in their classrooms, before class, during recess/lunch, after class, & even at our events. The principal, her office staff, her vice principal, et. al., all care about the children as well. It is always about the kids. Mrs. Dixon has a zero tolerance policy for bullying & keeps an open door policy (I know, I've had to use it!) for things like bullies & other things. The PTA made great strides last year to also include every child (not just those of parents who volunteer) in each & every free family event. I do not know what they have planned for this year, but I am sure it will be equally great. The campus is kept very clean by those who work there as well as those who learn there. My children make sure to recycle & pick up any trash or any item that needs to be turned in to Lost & Found. Campus pride is contagious. The API score has gone up to 916 when other schools have declined. The proof is in the pudding!
Topeka is a family of parents, teachers, community, and students working to provide the best for all of our students.
Topeka Cherter School has very dedicated teachers. Students continue to grow academically and socially. It is a wonderful school.
This was the most horrible school,,prejudice and unwelcoming. My child was forced out because she was Korean!!!! Principal had everything to do with this. Deplorrable!!! Bullying an issue and very dissappointed
This was our first year at Topeka and we love this school. The staff is top notch and really show a genuine interest in the students. After being at two other schools, we have finally found our home. My son was not reading or writing in the beginning of Kinder at another school. After just a few short months at Topeka, the staff was able to turn him around. He now loves going to school every morning. The school encourages parents to be involved whenever possible. This is the only school I've been to where you see parents all over campus interacting with teachers and administrators. They don't lock you out at the gate and make you go through a mountain of paperwork just to help out in the class. Truly an open door feeling.
I'm extremely concerned about the leadership of this elementary school, especially when it comes to bullying. Academically it is improving, but it is unacceptable when belittling or harassment is condoned. No child deserves to be treated with disrespect, and its offensive when the principle, though knowing it is happening, cares so little about the mental damage it's causing boys and girls.
This is my 5th year at the school. Both of my kids have thrived in the great learning environment--thanks to the teachers, principal, and the outstanding parental involvement. As a working parent, I appreciate being well-informed and having the opportunities to volunteer. Topeka is a hidden gem in Northridge.
This is a great School. Children are well rounded and the school has great participation from Staff and Parents. The Principal is one of the best leaders in getting students and teachers engaged.
Wow what a difference a school or more specifically a principal makes. We moved out of Topeka due to some issues the school was having and because the principal lacked leadership. Our new school within LAUSD is managed much more professionally and it reflects in our children's demeanor. Even the most active parents from last year left for other options.
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