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1600 South Towne Avenue
Pomona, CA 91766

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(909) 397-4552
(909) 623-4601
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November 05, 2015
This is my child's first year at the school and so far I am very pleased with the school and the staff. There will always be sour grapes in a sweet bunch so its expected to come across a person or 2 who doesn't particularly have a passion for what they do. I firmly believe that if we want our school to be set apart for the positive difference it makes in the community, then we each need to be willing to be a positive influence. We cannot complain if we are not involved. A school where parents are involved and willing to help in whatever area has a need, is a school that will stand above the rest both in scores and morale. Teamwork makes all the difference, and as an involved parent I can vouch to the fact that we are doing what we can to be a team that boosts our children's morale and enthusiasm for learning! There are monthly parent meetings where a ton of information is handed out, PTA is active in planning and executing activities for our kids and making school fun for them, there are plenty of resources but unfortunately not enough parents who attend meetings to get informed. There is no such thing as a perfect school, but Alcott is certainly doing what it can to be better day by day.......

- submitted by a parent
Grateful to: Staff member
November 05, 2015
I love Cindy! She is so helpful and has such awesome energy & school spirit. She truly is an asset to Alcott.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
November 05, 2015
My child doesn't spend hours doing homework but isn't able to do it all in one day either.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Agree
November 05, 2015
There are plenty of incentives both from the Principal and the PTA. When children excel in an academic area they are rewarded for their hard work.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Neutral
November 05, 2015
It's probably a 50/50. Half of the staff is big on respect and the other half is not as focused on developing respect among its students.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2015
Most of the staff there at Alcott is very nice, the principal is very active and interested in the improvements that needs to get done in the school , now, about the teachers hmmm. Well I have to say that there's a few of them that they really don't care about the students , they have been in this school for more then a decade, maybe that's why they don't want to do their job how they supposed to do it , some of them are very rude to the kids and I'm talking about lil ones from kindergarten, and so on , I think we all deserve respect specially the kids . In my opinion in this aspect maybe the principal needs to be more involved , to guide the parents on how to take action when things like this happens to a student . Another thing that this very large school needs is more tutoring , the scores are very low but it's not because the kids don't want to study or because there's a big population of English learning student , I think if there was more tutoring and more involvement from the parents this school will be one of the best one . We need more team work.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
November 03, 2015
Like I say the teachers that are doing their job good and with passion are effective but the ones that only are teaching because it's a way of leaving or go on with their life are not effective , instead are like an obstacle to students .

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Disagree
November 03, 2015
Not all teachers treat students with the respect they all deserved , some are very rude to the kids , some of them even bullying students.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2014
No one should judge a school by one incident. You need all the facts before you post negative reviews. Alcott has led the way in student, parent an community involvement.

- submitted by a community member

February 24, 2014
Wouldn't want my child at this school. So tacky to make a child eat food that was left in a trash. Could have made this a teachable moment. Instead she used bullying tactics. Pathetic! I'm glad my child is not in your school system. Feel sorry for those children and for that boy. We tell our children not to bully and humiliate and this is what occurs? Start training the teachers in that district on how to handle simple situations instead of turning it into a dramatic incident.

- submitted by a community member

February 22, 2014
Any school that allows a teacher to make a student pull food out of the trash and FORCE a student to eat it, should be sued and then closed!

- submitted by a community member

October 28, 2012
I have lived in Pomona for nearly 60 years. My family of 6 and 8 of my cousins attended PUSD schools. Alcott, in my opinion, is very well organized and successful. The principal is fabulous and the students are learning. We need more success stories like Alcott in Pomona.

- submitted by a teacher

September 09, 2010
Welcome to Parents and Neighbors of Alcott Elementary. I am the principal at Alcott and am proud to say that this school has the best staff, both classified and certificated. The office staff is fair and friendly and the teaching staff is highly qualified. I am proud to be a part of this educational institution and find the parents and students to be friendly and ready to learn. We are Alcott Academic Achievers and we work as a community to insure that our students improve their skills and raise their academic performance.

- submitted by a teacher

May 25, 2010
I've worked there. There is no involvment with the parents. When my kid attended there the coustodian was asked to to on fieldtrips.

- submitted by a community member
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March 10, 2010
The biggest problem with Alcott is the lack of parent involvement. We have a hard time convincing many parents to do basic things like attend parent conferences. Then at the end of the year when the teachers take hours to work on retention forms after months of interventions, the parents complain about the teachers. We do our job, parents, it's time you join us.

- submitted by a teacher

May 29, 2009
Most of the teachers are average. There are a few that are very caring. Principal is very busy and interested in conversation when you sit in front of her but forgets to follow up on her promises. School has gone down hill since the late 90's.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2006
I have to agree with some of the other parents. Yes, this school was a better school years ago. Lately I have noticed the lack of interest in the Principal, teachers and even some parents. I cannot say it has all been bad, my children and I have had some good experiences with some teachers and that is only after repeated request. We need to have more parents involve in the day to day of the school. I think that the best way to get that is to get the teachers and principal to be more involved and request the involvement of the parent, either at school or through homework for those who cannot participate during school hours.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2006
I am very disappointed with my childs school. Alcott is in the process of starting a pta and I hope that much will get accomplished. This school needs so much improvement it is very neglected.

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2006
Alcott use to be a good school about 4 years ago however since the new principal placement I have watched the school struggle with no leadership for the staff,students and most of all the parents. Their is high turn over of teachers who leave our school to seek a more involved principal who is open to others ideas. Parents are unhappy with the lack of extracurricular activities and with a principal who stays in her office and is not approachable or visable on campus. lets hope the district does something before we lose all are great teachers then everyone loses.

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2003
Although the school has an inordinate amount of limited english speakers and low income students which adversely affect test scores, I have found all of the teachers of very high quality, caring, even nice, with high expectations and very creative. They have a wonderful art teacher that makes the rounds to each class and also an orchestra program to get the kids started on the road to a very strong middle and high school award winning music program. Also unique are the monthly assemblies where classes perform songs, plays and poetry. Most classes perform twice a year. Fourth graders still make mission models. I do miss the field trips and an active PTA. I have four children go through this school - all of whom learned to read in first grade and now are all honors students. So, if the parental support is there and if the child is internally motivated they can shine and excel in this school. Competition stress is very low. The hall monitors have a tight reign on the students so there is very little bullying or play-yard trouble. Very large grassy fields and separate play yards for kindergartners. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member
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Alcott Elementary School
1600 South Towne Avenue, Pomona, CA  91766
(909) 397-4552
Last modified Alcott Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Alcott Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top