If you want to attend a school that is run by parents then this is your school. Good luck trying to ever "change" anything..the old school PTA is stuck on what they do with the same people doing it every year. New parents beware!! Teachers are excellent they seem to really care about the students. Majority of the parents that I talk to or see seem to spend more time there then their children..cut the cord people!! I get disgusted listening to the same group of parents brag about how they demand special treatment from the teachers. Here is a tip..the parents are bigger bullies then what they are complaining about.
Beryl Heights is the best elementary school ever!!! The principal, staff, teachers, parents and students are caring and involved. It is affiliated with many wonderful organizations such as Beach Cities Health District, Blue Zones Project, and The Friendship Circle, creating a very healthy environment in which to learn and grow.
Beryl Heights is a fantastic school and I am so happy my 3 kids have such a wonderful environment in which to learn. One great thing about Beryl is that they are affiliated with the Beach Cities Health District Programs, which bring wonderful programs and trained docents to every grade level. These programs include Gardening, Nutrition, Walking School Bus and more! Each morning, the kids exercise to get "moving" and get their wiggles out together - such a great way to come together as a school and start the day united and focused! Our principal - Mrs. Mohr is a wonderful leader and truly cares about and gets to know all of the kids. The teachers care about their profession and it is a great community!
This is an excellent school. The teachers really care and have such commitment to the school and community. The parents are really great. Strong PTA. Mrs. Mohr the school Principal is phenomenal. My kids have really thrived at this place and learned respect and character and great discipline. The office ladies are awesome too. 5 stars
This is a wonderful school. Very close knit community, with great principal and excellent teachers. Transitioned my very advanced child from private school environment to this public school in 1st Grade. Very wary at first as to whether boredom/lack of challenge would be a problem. It's not! Teachers do a great job of differentiation, and meet each child where they are. Very high level of parent participation, and a great variety of extra-curricular activities on campus. We love it!
We have been at Beryl for two years and are absolutely happy and impressed. The teachers are outstanding, the principal is amazing (she knows every student's name!), and the PTA is very involved. It is a smaller school which is ideal for us - lots of individual attention and you get to know everyone.
Beryl is a small school with lots of individual attention for each student, a hard working team, and great kids.
I Think is one of the greatest schools in the south bay area and is really great to see how the school score. Is important for parents to know that our childrens are going to one school who really cars about them.
Beryl Heights is the number one elementary school in Redondo Beach. The API score is 921, second highest in RB by a few points. This is on par with top schools in the state. The comparative school rank is 10. In fact, the school down the street that is a lot bigger and only 6 points higher in API is only rated 8. Lastly, the ratio of social and economic disadvantaged students and students with disabilities relative to overall students is very uneaven in Redondo. Especially compared to the school with the highest API. These two factors are considered major contributors to low API scores. Therefore, I believe that the teachers, staff and principal of Beryl have done an oustanding job with the students. The lack of after school programs are a result of less funding and not enough parents willing to pay for the programs.
I am so impressed with this school. My other four children went to Jeffferson, and Beryl out shines it! Mrs. Mohr gave my youngest child a private tour of the school to help ease transition of attending a new school. I can't say enough good things about about this school
I have three children attending Beryl Heights, my oldest has just graduated today. I have been very impressed with the teachers and principle of this school. I have recieved phone calls and e-mails of concern for my kids when they struggle in a subject and have recieved calls and e-mails of praise when they have done well. I have seen teachers at my kids baseball games and at Family Fun Nights at school. These teachers are focused on accedemics and truley care about each child's success. As for Ms. Mohre, the principle, I can not say enough for her, she is very organized, a strong leader and the kids love her; she even plays with the kids at recess! I wish I had this kind of elementery experiance when I was growing up... Beryl feels more like a small town schoolhouse than a public school in the city.
This is our fourth year at the school, and it just gets better every year. Lots of parent and teacher involvement. The perfect size to ensure that kids get personal attention and don't get lost in the shuffle. There is 0 tolerance for bulling or disrespectful behavior of any type. An excellent school.
I have been extemely please with my two children attending Beryl Heights these past few years. It's a nice, small school with a great PTA who provides all the nice-to-haves that the school district can't always provide. The principal and most teachers are very caring and are clearly dedicated to their profession as educators.
Interaction with principal and students is much more than expected. She knows most if not all by name. Great Kindergarten program with lots of special events, parent participation, individualized reading programs for every level of reader, and nice classrooms with plenty of supplies (many are provided by the parents). Better in my opinion the the private K program I'd planned to use. K teachers are all impressive in their knowledge, ability to handle child interactions, and tireless work to make the first year of school a very special one. Strong PTA. No extra-curriculars and almost no afterschool classes.
Academics are good, but discipline is sorely lacking. There's a lot of bullying that's really been increasing over the past 2 years. Otherwise, the school is a bit small, but ok.
The good thing about a small school is the potential for personal attention. The bad thing is that you don't have much choice. Extracurricular activities are nil. The used to be pretty good. All in all, it's better than a great big school, but it needs more district oversight. Both my kids are out this year.
Well, after several years at Beryl, I have to say it's heading downhill. The teaching staff has turned over and the new staff just isn't up to par with the old, especially in the 2006-07 school year. Same story with principals, althougth the jury is still out. Just a few factual items: Afterschool programs are slim pickins, K-2 teachers are solid,4th rocks!
Excellent school and family oriented! Lots of parent involvment! Great Teachers! The only problem I have is the teachers asking the parents for school supplies when the school should be provide for them! Plus every Wednesday is a minimum day for the teacher meetings. Most people in the corporate world work 8 hours or more if they have to. I don't see why the teachers can't schedule their meetings after school which is 2:30, 2:40. That is ridiculous! Plus they get summers off and still want higher salary. If the school was year round I could understand but it isn't. Other than that a good school.
Good small/mid size elementary school. Great parent /teacher involvement and great activities and learning tools. We love the small town in a city atmosphere.
Small, great teachers, class size always right for grade, lots of parent involvement, in very residential, being remodeled, lots of fund raisers. Great School!
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