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South Gate, CA
Students enrolled: 810
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4470 Missouri Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280

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(323) 569-7141
(323) 567-5386
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Map of Bryson Avenue Elementary School address.

December 28, 2014
The magnet program is excellent. The teachers are very dedicated and provide support when needed. The parent teacher communication is great.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2013
Bryson has gone through a leadership change in the last few years. It has improved the school very much. Mrs. Diedrich works very hard to keep the school functioning beyond well. The teachers have a love for the school that is visible, that's why they don't leave. I was a student there and have also seen it at its current state. Bryson is great school. It's not perfect, but it's pretty close.

- submitted by a community member

October 25, 2013
Bryson Avenue Elementary is a great school. Administration is doing a fantastic job. The level of education has improved tremendously. I am glad my son attents this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
I would like to applaud all these teacher who have gone above and beyond and say thank, thank ,thank you for making Bryson a better school.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2012
Some of the negative comments appear to be sour grapes from for profit neighboring schools. The administration changes every few years, but what is constant is a team of highly experienced and dedicated teachers, supportive parents, and eager students. For the last two years we have been the top scoring school in South Gate and the region. It comes from teachers who teach standards in a meaningful and fun way, students who listen and follow directions, and parents who understands that they are one third of the equation.

- submitted by a teacher

June 02, 2012
WORST SCHOOL kids get bullied so i sent my kid to Aspire Firestone in south gate

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2012
This school is terrible. There is a complete lack of leadership by the principal. She is unresponsive and does not return calls or e-mails and she is ruining what used to be a good school. Trying to get a transfer out of here.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2011
When I first heard about Bryson from other parents I was given positive accounts of the teaching and commitment of the school to education but I'm sorry to say my experience doesn't support those comments. Most parent meetings were held during the morning or mid-day, so working parents would have to take of from work to attend. My wife and I tried to reach the principal several times through out the year and we were never able to reach her. No return phone call or email! We even stopped into the office and she was still unavailable. Although my children are Latino, and the school is predominantly Hispanic, the school lacks diversity in their programs and they don't really support other cultures not related to Latin American Heritage. I know there are many teachers at Bryson (some have to be good), however I was not impressed by the teachers that taught my children. They seemed to focused on giving lots of homework but simply just giving homework is not a substitute for teaching. Whenever I asked for assessments they didn't seem to know what was going on til the last minute when grades were due. Lastly most reviews on this site about Brysonl are almost six years old. It's 2011...

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2010
i heard and read great things about this school. This is the first time my son will attend this school and i know he will do excellent but i can't comment yet about how he is doing yet but i am dissapointed that i did not rec'd any notices or meetings about the first day of school in regards to uniforms, school lunch, schedules or anything, I was going by word of mouth and I do agree on the last comment from the parent that the office is very unprofessional, you ask them a questions and either they give you an attitude or they do not know anything, so for front office those ladies need to be helpful to the parents instead or giving us the round arounds. So in teaching wise let see how my son will do.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2010
letters mailed home are usually late or the day before the event main office personnel are unprofessional and rarely have answers to questions the website is outdated and school doesnot respond to emails sent there is no back to school orientations for other grades aside from K CEAC/ELAC meetings are only in the morning

- submitted by a parent

February 12, 2010
I'm a bryson elementary school parent my son is a kindergarten student with Mr diamond he's wonderful with the kids. Thank you Mrs Santana for all the help you did with my child your the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 16, 2009
I believe this school is one of the best in the city of South Gate. All staff is always willing to help the child improve grades if needed.

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2009
I love Bryson Elementary! My son's Pre- K teacher Ms. Santana is phenomenal! She is patient with all her students and always goes the extra mile for them! I really appreciate that!

- submitted by a parent

September 25, 2006
This school has earned the California distinguished School honor as well as the Title I achievement award. Administrators, teachers, parents and students are all part of a learning process to continue to create successful students

- submitted by a teacher

October 21, 2005
The academic programs offered at Montara Ave are great. It is amazing the amount of material children learn every school year. The extracurricular activities offered at Montara are extraordinary. My son has learned to play the piano, read musical notes in a three month period. Montara offers theater, music, dance, writing, art in their afterschool program. I found this after school program very satisfactory, since it helps me to keep him in a safe place while I am at work, and he loves to learn all about music.

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2005
This is a greant school for my kids. This school is the first place in distrit #6 In los Angeles county. all the studens, principal,teachers and parents make this possible.They work hard to get good grades. and they had agreat academic program.

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2005
My child has been at Bryson since she was in Pre-kinder. Now she has been promoted to 6th grade. I have been very happy with the quality of education the Bryson staff has given my child. She is able to orally express her ideas and has learned that team work is very important when working in groups. Bryson has a Art program where my child was given dance, theater, and visual arts lessons. She really enjoyed every moment. This school is the highest ranked in this neighborhood and it is all due to the great efforts the principal, assistant principals, teachers, staff and parents have given to this school. Parent involvement has increased, but we can do a little better. There is definately more involvement than there was 6 years ago. I would have thought of changing my child to any other school.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2005
They expect the parents to teach the kids, while they review in class. It gives out weekly homework packets that consist of 52 pages, + the 1st grade kids should know how to read 100 words per minute that is ridiculous.

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2005
The attention to student and teacher performance is great.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2005
Bryson is an wonderful school. I am one of three current National Board Certified Teacher on staff. As a former student at Bryson, I can attest to the dedication of the our staff. Bryson is a school that cares about the children and takes their education seriously. As with any school or organization, this does not apply to 100% of the staff memebers at Bryson. However, it has been my experience that those who cannot step up to the plate often leave. I have been working at Bryson since 1991 and I have seen wonderful progress and constant growth. In 2004, our superintendent, Dr. Dale Vigil, named Bryson our district's 'Flagship School' against which all other schools are measured.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
February 17, 2005
Excellent school with very dedicated teachers.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2005
Bryson school is one of the best schools that we have ever had to participate in. My son is in pre-k and he has learned so much. The teachers are always willing and able to help. They teach our children new and exciting ways to learn. Art, music with and without instruments , and play time is done. The parents of all pre-k studnts are required to donate x amount of hours a month. It is a very good school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 26, 2004
I agree, almost all schools here in South Gate are doing the same. They did not supervise when the schools are over and the children as young as 5 are able to leave the schools' campuses. I do not tolerate the staffs' ways of letting the children leave by themselves. Even after-school programs can pose dangerous dilemmas: bullies, car accidents, fights, etc. Schools are responsible for their misconducts if something is happen to a child even up to the age of 18.

- submitted by a community member

October 07, 2003
I currently have a nephew attending this school. While in kindergarden last year my nephew was able to walk out school with out any adult supervision and walked home. (Luckily my nephew lives only a few houses down.) Needless to say his parents were very upset that he was able to get out of school without anyone taking notice. This should not happen again! The teachers and staff need to be aware of where all the children are, before something like this happens again!

- submitted by a community member

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Bryson Avenue Elementary School
4470 Missouri Avenue, South Gate, CA  90280
(323) 569-7141
Last modified Bryson Avenue Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bryson Avenue Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top