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K-5
Public charter
Pacoima, CA
Students enrolled: 1,276
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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11016 Norris Avenue
Pacoima, CA 91331

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(818) 899-0201
(818) 890-3812
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August 30, 2013
Buena relaci n entre padres y profesores. El ambiente con el personal de la escuela en general es muy calido y siempre le dan a los padres la confianza de preguntar cualquier inquietud. Mi hija es una de las mejores en su clase y los que me hace sentir muy pero muy bien es que todos saben su nombre y cuando me ven siempre me felicitan por el desempe o de ella...eso me gusta!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
I don't think there is a school in Los Angeles where teacher morale is higher.

- submitted by a teacher
February 26, 2013
My daughters have been attending this school since Kinder and it has been Great! It is definitely about the kids all the way. They always take that extra step to get your kids the help they need, if any. Coaches in the after school program really encourage my girls to get involved with clubs or sports. The school is kept very clean and my daughters are very happy. My four star for the teacher quality is for one teacher in particular whom both my daughters have had. She doesn't seem happy to work here at all and that is very clear based on the complaints I've received from both my daughters. Other than that I am very happy with this school and my third child will be enrolled in this school as well.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2012
I am a teacher at Pacoima Charter School and see first hand the positive impact that the school culture has on its students. The faculty and staff work together to provide the best possible standards based instruction to the students. The school is beautiful inside and out. The students are proud of how their school has been transformed and the way instruction has transformed them into life-long learners. The drive to transform the student population into literate, responsible, and respecful individuals is shared by all of the school's employees, parents, and community supporters. All of these stakeholders are making sure that academic gains be the most important outcomes at this school.

- submitted by a teacher
October 24, 2011
Pacoima Charter has been a wonderful place for my children to attend. They have been treated with dignity and the teachers and staff have gone above and beyond to make sure the needs of my children have been met both academically and emotionally. I removed my children from Pacoima and placed them in a magnet school, much to my dismay, the quality of that magnet school did not meet our expectations. My children became emotionally detached from learning and socializing. Now I have brought them back to Pacoima, they are much happier. They cant wait to get ready in the morning, and come home excited to share their daily experiences. They homework they receive is more challenging, the delivery of instruction is awesome (observed). My children are elated. I asked them why they feel that way....."I feel like it is my family there, no one is mean and they really care."

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2011
As an employee, I can attest to the gains and achievements of this school. We have a variety of resources for our students, parents and staff. We have forged partnerships with prestigious universities and community agencies. Our library is beautiful. Our landscaping is lush and green. Our scores increase year after year. We care about our students very much and are very responsive to our parents. We have a wonderful team of teachers,

- submitted by a teacher
March 06, 2011
I think this school is improving based on previous years, however we as parents need to do more, getting involved more and helping teachers accomplish their goal, as we both share the task of educating kids for a better future, teachers are great Miss battams, Mrs Garcia just to mention a couple of them. over all as long as this school is improving year after year we are in the right direction.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
they are doing amazing things with a large student population and kids that are disadvantaged.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
everything they do is for student achievement. Students scores rise every year. it is a beautiful school.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 01, 2010
Pacoima is vibrant, rich in school culture, and is excellent in providing children access to success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Pacoima Charter School staff are hard-working in all they do. Kudos to ALL certificated staff - for helping the children learn and that is the reason why the scores are going up. Great job ! ! !

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2010
Great School to work for!!!!! Teachers friendly,Principal awesome, students always ready to learn.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 30, 2010
Everything that is done at Pacoima Charter is for the KIDS! You don't find that at many schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
PCS continues to improve every year. There are so many opportunities for learning and enrichment for the students here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
I love Pacoima Charter School because all the teachers care about their students. They do plan and deliver their lessons in a oustanding manner. I am very please to see how much my child have learned his second grade skills in less than 2 months that he has been attending Pacoima Charter School.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
I worked at Pacoima Charter School. I know that under the leadership of Sylvia Fajardo, this school continues to improve in every imaginable way. The teachers, TA's, Coordinators, Office Staff and other support personnel all work above and beyond their assignments in the benefit of the students. Most take countless of hours worth of work home just to make the kids' experience all that much greater. I loved the kids when I was there. They have a human quality that I haven't found anywhere else and I feel the attitude and culture of the staff and the school in general has a lot to do with the kids' character and attitude towards school and their own education. Pacoima Elementary will forever be the great love of my work life.

- submitted by a community member
October 06, 2008
The school is very clean the teachers are very pleasant the students are all great. I m very happy that my child has had such a great experience at such early age in his life, it is very important that our children feel safe and happy in their surroundings.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2008
All the teachers are wonderfull( mr urqueta, mrs.schoenburg) couldnt have come at a better time.it is so amazing how they get involved with there children.with out these teachers and other staffmembers at this school it wouldnt be anything.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2008
This is a great school. Their scores continue to increase. There are many programs for school that include science, art and music. Students wear uniforms and there is a large number of parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2007
Great school. Turn around since they went Charter. Many more computers. Children are learning. Parents are happy. School looks nice and neat. Charter for this school was a positive note!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 10, 2007
This school's parents are amazing. I have been meeting with many of them, whom recently graduated from a parenting program on campus. There is participation in morning and evening hours. The principals welcoming attitude towards working with parents, youth, service provider, lapd, and etc. has helped with moral and hope for a community that historically has many concerns.

- submitted by a community member
March 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2006
This school is year round. It is multi track (4 tracks) Each track goes off twice a year for six weeks at a time. Maximum class size is actully 20 or less for K-3 and 26 or less for 4th and 5th. We have several afterschool programs, LA's best, 21st Century and Passport Voyager. Our teachers and support staff are required to have met NCLB requirements as of June 2006. Our textbooks and library books are continually renewed. We have an onsite, full-time behavior intervention specialist, a psychologist, a nurse and several resource service teachers. Parent involvement is a requirement, which is highly objected to by parents. We have a mandatory uniform policy with aid for families who economically cannot meet the requirement. All our children receive free meals. We have a parent center with numerous programs and classes. Our biggest obstacles: parental negativity and misguided, education hindering attempts.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2004
I think this school needs better leadership. Our kids education is very important and to be successfull we must first put in place a system that will work to get parents more involved with the school. If not enough money is given to the school to purchase supplies, educational field trips, incentives etc... then you should do a fund raiser. I think this school needs to get together with other elementary schools that do good to see what are they doing different to improve these kids education. I also strongly recommend that the classes should not exceed more than 30 students, it gives the teacher a chance to communicate and teach better when classes are not over crowded. And last but not least I think this school should be year round and if not dont give to much time off of vacation, they seem to be more on vacation than school.

- submitted by a parent
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Pacoima Charter Elementary School
11016 Norris Avenue, Pacoima, CA  91331
(818) 899-0201
Last modified Pacoima Charter Elementary School is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pacoima Charter Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top