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10233 Woodward Avenue
Sunland, CA 91040

(818) 353-5544
(818) 951-6682
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September 25, 2014
It's funny how on these reviews the "parent?" is complaining about how their kids come home and don't feel they have learned anything; and can't believe they have an 8 of 10 on ranking? Do you work with your kids with their homework? Do you challenge them about what they learned in school? Maybe it's your parenting? These are states exams. Obviously they are learning things? If you child has ADHD, then it's your job to get them on a 504 program to give them more time with their tests and into a mgt program for ADHD learning, it's not the teachers responsibility. My daughter went their for kinder and is currently going for 5th grade, loves her teacher and loves her school. I highly recommend Apperson. They currently have events that more involve the community and that's a good thing.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2014
This school needs major help. My son had two wasted years here. 1st and 2nd grade did not prepare him. the teachers are terrible. they just care about their paycheck. his particular class was out of control and chaotic with different teachers every 3-4 weeks. No continuity for my child. I would not recommend this school to anyone. I've never experienced more frustration than I have at this school. Do not waste your child's time here.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2014
I would not recommend this school at all I have had issues with the principal, teachers and the pta staff. They don't care about the students or what the parents have to say really really disappointed im glad my child doesn't go there anymore!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2014
I dont recommend this school to anyone, I've had issues with the principal, teachers, and the pta staff they don't care about the students or what the parents have to say, very disappointed what a bad school and staff need alot of improvement.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
This is our first year at Apperson. My child has been warmly welcomed. I absolutely love our teacher. I feel the school does challenge my child academically. I didn't have much interaction with Mrs. Purcell, however, I can say that I have had interaction with the new principal Mrs. Smissen and every time I have spoken to her I have walked away from the conversation better informed and with a positive feeling. I feel like she is a go-getter and she is ready to make some positive changes to an already amazing school! And, she used to be a teacher for several years! Honestly, I feel like she is very straightforward and she easily relates as a parent, teacher, and administrator. The PTA has been amazing at answering questions and helping lead the way as my child is in kindergarten and I was new to the game. We can't wait to see what is in store for next year. I recommend anyone who is interested go check the place out! It's been a great year.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
Apperson Elementary has been a terrible school this school year. My child has been neglected by sub after sub all school year !! The classroom is wild and chaotic. I am very involved and I volunteer. This is why I am aware. My child could not concentrate due to the loud, out of control atmosphere. They do not have a steady teacher in the classroom. Every 30 days its a new one. I do hope this new principal can create a much needed change. If your child needs extra help of any kind they will not receive it at Apperson. As a parent I am extremely frustrated with this school. They have not met my child's needs.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
this is where my grandchildren go to school we are proud grandparents, the boys are doing really well in school and we love the way they are learning and growing the teachers re attentive and helpful

- submitted by a community member
April 08, 2014
This school is a great school, I have a 5th grade and kinder had great experience will continue to attend. Principal Mrs. Smissen is awesome interacts with students, they love her she is very involved. Parents should get more involved to see what really goes on-helping out in classrooms, have communication with teachers,school budgets, districts policies and why teachers are moved around and what they are require to teach. Since I started getting involved I have more of understanding what goes on.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
My school is fabulous. The teachers are well rounded, I feel at home and included when I am there. I believe that my child is safe on campus, and with the proper paperwork, I have access to her when I need it. The curriculum is heavy but necessary for a solid educational foundation.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
The principal in 2013 should work with the surrounding neighborhood for a more cohesive environment.

- submitted by a community member
September 05, 2013
This is our third year at Apperson and so far we have had a wonderful experience. All of the students visit the computer lab, science center, and library once a week, which is fantastic. One of the reasons this school is so great is due to the amount of parent volunteers - there are so many that help in the classrooms, labs, with the PTA, etc. We have lots of fun events throughout the year sponsored by the PTA (Ice Cream Social, Fall Festival, Holiday Shop, Book Fair, etc) - and they keep getting better every year! We have been very happy with our teachers so far, and the office staff is friendly. Maybe we don't have the world's best principal, but everything else is enough to keep us here.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2013
I have 2 children at Apperson who transferred from another local school. Apperson has exceeded our expectations. My oldest child has ADHD and an IEP. The staff have all been strength based, warm, and open to creative problem solving to make his class placement a win-win for my son, his peers, and teacher. There were several teacher changes due to administrative reasons, but I have been impressed with each teacher based on their level of skill, dedication to working with the students, and open communication. My daughter is also thriving and happy in her class. She is in an awesome girl scout troop after school and my son plays in the orchestra . There is also a computer lab and science center that students go to once a week - none of these features were available at the other school. Most importantly, my kids are happy and learning. We have found a caring environment where everyone takes a genuine personal interest in the well being of the students. I do see it as our responsibility as parents to partner with the school to help all our children succeed.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2013
I am so very disapointed in this school. We transfered my daughter to this school 2 years ago, and chose it because it rated 8 out of 10 in best schools... so it had to be a great school, right? Wrong!!! If your child is "above average" then you will be fine here, but if your child is lacking or struggeling in any way, shape or form then STAY AWAY from this school, they will make your life miserable. The teachers were telling my daughter that she would be better off at Sunland Elementary, they hounded me to get her tested for ADHD, once she was diagnosed with mild ADHD then the school no longer had a place for her and I basically had no choice but to transfer her to a new school. They made sure the transfer was made before testing to make sure that she didn't lower their scores. I gave it one star for the fact that Janet in the front office is great, I watch her with the kids in the morning and they love her. Also this is the hardest PTA that I have ever seen... I got annoyed with the constant fundraising, but they had so much more for the kids because of it.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2012
This is not my home school. I vetted many of the area schools including private schools and chose Apperson. I have two boys currently in 3rd and 1st grade respectively. I am very impressed with the teachers my sons have had and with the PTA which is an integral part of this school. LAUSD would never be my district of choice but the PTA at this school does everything it can to subsidize the district's deficiencies. My sons' have the benefit of a computer lab, a science lab and a library just to mention a few of the projects the PTA of Apperson brought to fruition over the course of many years. I have never been involved with a more diverse and inclusive group than with this school's faculty and this PTA. - Michelle Miller

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
i d have to say that this school is probobly the typical for the big disctrict LAUSD. Familys do come to this school when they easily pass one or two other schools . Most of our childs teachers so far have been adequate with our help from home by keeping up to date ourselves with what the standards are. I dropped a star off becuase of safety in the morning. I have nearly rearended and been rearended because of the traffic. There are plenty of helpers opening car doors but some pay more attention to each other and talking to the kids and adults on the sidewalk around them then the cars pulling up with children to drop off. Most kids just get out themselves and walk from whereever they were stuck in line so those who wait for help with littler ones get beeped at or someone up our tail wanting to drive through but now are stuck in the cone lane. . I recommend park and walk your child yourself.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2012
We left this school because of the front office, the pta, and the principal. While most of the teachers are good, the administration is an abonimation. I know of several other families that left because of them. They do NOT care about the students, only their image. The pta is a core who make sure their children are in the advanced classes even if they don't merit the privilage. It's a shame that many good teachers and kids have to put up with them.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2012
Apperson started early this year and it was a very smooth beginning. The smiling faces of the students and teachers were a sight to behold. My children have gone to Apperson for several years and we have loved every minute. Of course there is always room for improvement but our children have been happy here and have made some wonderful friends. The PTA is very active and plans many activities in the evening for the whole family. The teachers are outstanding. They are very helpful and go out of their way to meet with you before or after school. The school became a Distinguished School and the teachers and support staff deserve it. The aides and office staff and friendly and warm. I feel my children are very safe and cared for at Apperson. The Principal is kind and understanding. She wants students to succeed. I would recommend anyone with children Kinder through Fifth grade to check out this outstanding school you won't find any better than this!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
We have been fortunate to have many succesful years at Apperson. The teachers are wonderful and I'm so proud that Apperson is now a Distinguished school. There are always parents that you may not see eye to eye with, but let's face it-we don't go to school there, our children do! Apperson is succesful because of the strong PTA and caring staff. My childrens teachers have made a wonderful impact on their lives!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2011
I agree to volunteer. Thats why we are on the PTA Board at our new school. Both my husband and I are very active in both our kids lives and within their schools. I would hope you wouldnt assume that we were never involved or that we didnt want to be. It was sad that we felt we couldnt be at Apperson. Like I said previously, an issue with a PTA member who is on the board and is buddy-buddy with office staff~ You are screwed. I am happy that you have had a great experience. I did as a student years ago.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2011
fourth year at Apperson, and still loving it!!!! the teaching staff is very friendly and the education my child has receiving is wonderfu.like every school there are improvements i would love to see made, but my overall experience has been great. Although there is some tension within in the pta (personal issues) i believe our pta does alot for the school. Most complaints i hear are from parents who tend to not volunteer or attend meetings..if they would like to see changes i wish they would step up. i personally spend several hours each week working with the pta . my voice is heard and i have seen my ideas put into action..i would suggest for people to stop complaining and become involved...we could use the help and would love to see new faces and new ideas....my first year was a little intimated at the meetings because i didnt not really understand what was going on..but i learned. what everyone has to realize is that all of the VOLUNTEER work we do is for the kids...Not the adults...

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2011
It is so sad that my child could not have the experience here that I had as a youth. If you have a issue with any PTA member, your life will be hell. The office will back them up. This school is driven by fundraising ONLY. The principle will not return your call or concerns. I wish you all the best of luck and hope that your childs experience will be better than my child. AMEN, my child will be at a new school and will not be labeled by vicious adults who are big bullies!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2011
This is a great school in LAUSD. It has a computor lab and a science lab. It also has an excellerated learning system for kids that can move more quickly. The parents can be a little closed minded, but the teachers are good.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2010
Apperson is a good neighborhood school. There are several other very good schools in the area as well: Mountainview, Sunland & Stonehurst. Prospective parents should tour several schools in the area to see what works for them. But, in comparing this school with others (public, charter & private) and throughout Los Angeles, I would have to rate this school as average. The only thing that stands out are its teachers. The administration and office staff are pretty typical of most public schools - they've got a lot to deal with and don't want to do one more thing than they have to. Politics and gossip unfortunately are rampant. The PTA does do a lot for the children & the school, but there is no easy way for parents to help out or volunteer outside of the PTA. All in all, a good school. You could do worse. Go Apperson Tigers!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
We've had a great time here at Apperson. Our teachers are great, arts programs are available to kids, an overall super experience!

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2010
I was so imprested with the office staff today! A parent came into the office to pick up her kids early. The lady in the office called one of her students out from class. The older student was still at lunch for a few minutes and was told that the bell would ring in just a minute and then she would then call for her. The Mom was so rude...'My kids are in the car unsupervised and the gardners might take them. I want her now off the yard. ' The Mom left her kids alone, in a care and was upset with the office staff for it?! The office staff should be commended for handling her outragous behavior and rudness with efficentcy and politness. I have always enjoyed the warm greetings and business like efficency by the office ladies. They are always kind and respectful to parents, children and staff.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2010
Apperson really is wonderful so sad to see someone posting such negative things about the school. This person has nothing better to do than complain about every little thing and in my opinion would not be happy anywhere they go. The principal and the staff are great with very involved parents who care about the kids and the school. Some people just do not realize how lucky they are to have their children here the teachers are truly amazing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 03, 2010
wow...u people have nothing better to do besides sit around and talk trash about the office staff at apperson. i think the office staff at apperson is so amazing they help out with anything and everthing. this is a great school. if u are so unhappy with apperson you can always go to sunland or plainview. maybe you should go see how the parents rate the staff there... for any parents looking to send your children to apperson please note this school is amazing from the principal to the office staff down to the teachers..

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2010
this school suffers from lack of leadership - principal is looking to retire soon & wasn't even on campus most of last year because of medical leave. The office staff are surly and complain about everyone - teachers, parents & kids - they put on the fakest sweet talk to the kids, and then turn around & gossip about the kids once they've left the office. Typical LAUSD school - driven by parents & teachers, hindered & complicated by administration & office/categorical staff, who are under-educated for working with children. Their only education is that they've graduated high school 30 years ago & have a kid or 2. The teachers on the whole are pretty awesome though, & do their best. The parents are typical of public school - some over volunteers, most parents drop off & don't give a thought after that. An ok elementary, but no decent middle/high for after.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2010
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- submitted by a student
December 18, 2009
God Bless the teachers, staff and everyone on board this school is amazing. My daughter has autism and she has improved over the years substantially just by being there. They truly care about there students and are very involved with them and parents. Apperson makes a difference and I only wish there were more school this way. My daughter is now transferring to another due to location but wish I could keep sending her there way. God bless you Apperson staff.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2009
I miss Apperson! My child attended Kinder last year and was placed in Mrs. Heermann's advanced studies class. She was an amazing teacher who challenged my child in reading, writing, and math. I moved out of area into what I thought was a more competitive school district this year. My child entered first grade & tested in at a third grade reading level and tested out of first grade math. I was asked what private school I pulled my child out from... and I raved about LAUSD's Apperson. Excellent teachers, great computer lab, multiple extra curricular opportunities, PTA has massive fund raising, and parental involvement encouraged. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
It is great school ,very friendly and family oriented environment. Wonderful and caring teachers!! PTA is amazing !

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
I have been part of the Apperson Family for many years. Only a few teachers have stood out as really being in it for the kids. Most are concerned with how the system affects them and if there are concerns with the well being of the children on campus but outside the classroom they are not interested because it doesn't affect them personally. The Parent Org. positive ness changes year to year. Like certain teachers, Parents too have personal agendas, and it is not about the kids, and those Parents the ones who make a mess of something that is meant to be positive. I imagine the Other Staff there runs about the same as parents and teachers. I dont think they really affect the education of the children and I have never noticed anything significantly positive or negative on my encounters with them. I'd rate this school as average.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Scores went up again, great teachers, great parents, great kids. It's like a little communitee on the campus. Has the best PTA around, it has the most parent help out the other 10 schools by 1000 to 1. It is the best elementary school in the area.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The teachers are amazing!!! my kids have a great foundation for their academic careers!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Three years of continuous improvement!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love Apperson Elementary School because of the awesome PTA that works so hard for the children. Their accomplishments are amazing--the library, science lab, computer lab and much more.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
we have a school that makes a difference for our students and community

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Apperson Street Elementary School is unlike any other. Parents volunteer their time, talent and leadership coordinating fund raising events, fall festivals, technology days, science programs, literature and art programs, talent shows, book fairs, yearbooks and more. The teachers are super dedicated and it shows in the quality of education our children receive. We are lucky to be in a great environment, and glad the administration supports all of its entities - faculty, staff, parents and most importantly...the kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Apperson Street school is full of excellent teachers and kids that are ready to learn! The parents are pretty great too!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
We have the most amazing staff!!! They truely love our children.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Apperson Elementary has exceptional teachers, a fantastic PTA, and when budget cuts meant no music program or field trips, we found a way to make it happen anyway, and not let the kids be negatively affected.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
We have amazing teachers, office staff, parents and kids! No child left behind, doesn't come close to the dedication of the folks involved with this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Apperson is truly a special school. The teachers are wonderful, the staff is dedicated and the parents are amazing. This school raises the standard of Elementary schools, but more importantly our children are happy here and thriving!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 14, 2009
the parents care! that makes the whole difference for me...

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 14, 2009
Apperson has such a strong Teacher- Parent relationship. We are all in it for the Childern and will do anything to make there education a fun and rewarding experience. Go Tigers!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 14, 2009
This is my son's second year at this school. The teachers at this school seem to really care about the academic progress and the well-being of the kids they teach. Our kids got to go on many field trips. They went to the theater, to UCLA, to museums. The school facilities are great too as they have a science lab, computer lab and library. Apperson has a very active PTA and the kids feel like they are part of a big family!!

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2008
There will always be the good & bad when it comes to parent involvement & the PTA.... I agree, volunteer your time/resources in the classroom & making special events/education for all (computer & science labs, library, arts/music) happen on campus. The teachers at this school are fabulous. They teach not just the standards, but beyond. We have spent several years at this school, and are happy with the teachers & the quality of education. Of course, you could ask for more field trips, more costly educational experiences, but then, you can always do those on vacation! I wouldn't continue to send my child here if it was so dire. They don't need to know about the drama behind the scenes, because, I think that's at most every school. The children are getting a great education, and that's what really counts.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2008
I love Apperson, the teachers are incredible and my children blossomed here. Sadly, alot of the negative reviews are not full of fact. And after all the negative comments about the principal, test score all improved this year, but no one is sharing that. Most of the parents here are great, the PTA does do alot of good, but sadly it is a stay at home mom club. They do not make meeting available for working parents, don't welcome siblings, a small group likes to dominate how activities are carried out. The teachers are very gracious in excepting help and I would recommend spending your volunteer time there and avoiding the drama. Your child will get a superior education here.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2008
I am so excited for the new school year at Apperson. The best part is that Apperson will now have a new administration. If you were scared off from enrolling your children due to the horror stories from our out going principal, no need to worry, sign your kids up. I have two children attending who have been there for 4 years. This is an amazing and wonderful school. The teachers are of the highest calliber and the parent involvement couldn't be better. Apperson is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2008
As a parent with multiple children at Apperson, I have seen it at it's best and weakest. If you are a new parent looking to enroll, I would highly encourage it. Many of these reviews fault the principal as being the root of many problems. One of the best thing at Apperson is the parents. Banding together they always make a positive difference at the school and we no longer are under the same leadership we once were. The consistent thing about Apperson is the teachers. Thy are all dedicated and focused on the children. After all my years there I have never had a disappointing teacher ever. I think that says a lot for a school. The PTA leaves something to be desired at this point (and maybe two more years) but I think it is a reflection of the current parents involved and not the school as a whole.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2008
My child loves Apperson. Most of the parents are great and there is a lot of parent involvement. The PTA has some issues, but I think that with the new PTA president coming in for 2008-09, these issues will be resolved. I only have WONDERFUL things to say about the teachers. The ladies who work in the office are also very sweet and helpful. Mrs. Reyes is an excellent teacher. My child really loved her, and learned SO much in her class. I read the other reviews, but you have to realize that every school is going to have it's problems. I think that Apperson is still a great school and we are very happy there.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2008
I'll be honest with you the teachers are well qualifed. The parents are highly active. Apperson has some truly loving families which is nice. However at this time I would not recommend you enroll your child. The atmoshpere is rather hostile - parents are rather unhappy (and that's saying it lightly) with the principal. This is not the type of enviroment a parent/child wants to start out with. As soon as they fix the problem - which many would say is the principal - things may get better. Everyone's on the hush hush. Life is to short to deal with these insignificant matters. Who know's you may have a great experience. Best advice is see for yourself but just keep in mind not everything is always as it appears to be and of course this could also be applied to the reviews that you read. Good Luck.

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May 31, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2008
Scores/Numbers Points are all that matter at this school. It doesn't matter if your child is advanced, it doesn't matter if your an active parent, it doesn't matter if you donate money or most of your time to the school. Of course the Principal and everyone else is greatful, but god forbid you run into a problem, good luck everyone's hidding waiting to see how Dr. Stannis Steinbeck will react. More then likely you will not get support from her, unless you take it up to the Main LAUSD District office, they may twist her are for you, it's an up hill battle. Now ask yourself is it worth it? By the way the teachers/parents are excellent, they should really support each other to get rid of the principal. I used to defend her and think that parents were being petty, but once I encountered a problem, It all became clear....

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2008
If you want to be walking on your tippie toes this is the place for you. Greatist flaw: Principal; 1. does not return calls, 2. does not listen to concerns (another words no compromising) Her way or the high way, take it or leave it. 3. Takes everything as personal attack. 4. does not try to relate to parents 5. speak up, and be ready - your child will end up in with a teacher/class that U do not like, or will be pulled out, does not matter if they are advanced or not. Majority of the teachers are excellent, they motivate and push your kids, but it means nothing if the proper support, foundation of the principal is not there, and unfortunatly it's not. Parents are great as well. Teachers really do care. Principal and Main PTA need to be less political, and more about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 02, 2008
Brother Smith is simply amazing! Principal is awful, she is always on the defensive, you have to be VERY CAREFUL on how you approach her. The principal is an imporant factor when picking a school, you have to be able to approach them if ever you encounter a promblem. I used to think as long as the teachers are great that's all that matters. WRONG, think again. Library, Teachers are GREAT. Main office administrator needs to be replaced as well as principal & after school program, other then that everything is great. Academics - terrific, most teachers are wonderful and carring, parents r active. Will not return with current principal. I was active in my volunteering, donated time & money, respectful, it meant nothing to Stannis (prin), she doesn't care about having quality parents/children in her school, not allowed to think 4 yourself, thats taken as a threat -strange one.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
It makes me sad to see so mamy people unhappy with Apperson! IMHO...it lays on the principal. The teachers, PTA, staff, parents & children are WONDERFUl & I LOVE Apperson. But the principal HAS got to go! Once this is done, Apperson will flurish again...and IT WILL!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2008
My child has been in this school for three years and I liked all of my kids teachers so far. That is the only thing I like about the school. Everything else we experienced has been very questionable and felt less than welcoming. We hope to even move on from this stateand finally get my child out of there.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
This is a great school, but I have to agree that the principal is not up to par, even with her title 'Dr.' She is most inflexible, amongst other things. The teachers are great, the school test scores are good especially given the demographics, but I dislike the school yard which to me resembles a prison yard since the play area is gated off. There are no computers for the students either and their API scores have been falling. But the library is nice.

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November 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2007
The teachers are terrific. The administration seems chaotic.

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October 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2007
Apperson really is a great school, however, the principal is horrible! I almost pulled my child out of apperson because of her. Honestly, i would look at other schools in the area. Apperson is not a blue ribbon school and this year didn't score high enough to pass the no child left behind guidelines. I think this school is headed down the wrong path. I would look somewhere else. With that being said, if you want a school that has teachers who care about your child, then this the one for you. With everything else going on, at least the teachers are 100% the best.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2007
I had two children that attended Apperson. Most of the teachers are very good. Mr. Smith is wonderful!! I highly recommend requesting him for your child. My child had a wonderful year with him. We ended up taking our child out of that school because of a very bad experience we had with the principal Stannis Steinbeck. In our opinion the actions that were taken in our situation were very disturbing! Very unpleasant experience.

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September 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 06, 2007
I love Apperson Street Elementary. I give it six stars. The Principal. Dr. Steinbeck really cares and is very dynamic and 100%involved. My child has been there for two years and loves it.

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April 18, 2007
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October 04, 2006
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- submitted by a administrator
May 22, 2006
It has been an amazing 6 year experience! The years have gone by so fast... sad to see it all end. Overall, my son has had an excellent opportunity, with stellar teachers. Trust this school and it's staff. We will miss it forever!

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March 17, 2006
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February 24, 2006
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January 24, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
January 16, 2006
Apperson is about parents. Last year the PTA realized that, due to LAUSD inability, our school lacked a solid science program. We have fixed that through the purchase and maintenace of science kits is all grades. When the PTA realized that art, dance and drama were lacking we put money there too. This is a wonderful school and any parent that wants to do more than drop their child off at the gate is welcome.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
My son has attended Apperson for a year now. He adored Mr. Smith as his Kindergarten teacher and has learned so much in a small amount of time... Apperson encourages parents to be involved, yet often it appears that some of the teachers resent this involvement. This being said, Apperson is a fine school and I would recommend it highly.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2005
Overall Apperson Street Elementary is a very good school. The staff encourages parents to participate in school and individual classroom activities. The staff is very helpful, more importantly so are the teachers. Word of advice for new students/parents, make sure you ask questions about what teacher your child will have, check the curriculum and stay involved.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2005
The teachers are wonderful and the new after school programs have added to an already great school.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2005
Over-empahsis on reading, with little attention to other areas of the curriculum. Small playground. Few extracurricular activities available.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2004
Now that the staff teaching second grade has changed, I have high hopes for greatly improved test score for 2004-2005.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2004
My son has been attending Apperson school for almost 1 year. We are very happy with the teachers, Mrs. Lythans is wonderful. We have been very unhappy with the office staff & principal. Dr. Steinebeck, has repeatedly ignored our phone calls. We have had a few issues with the school, and she never even bothers to return our phone calls. Obviously her first priority is not the students or the parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2004
Apperson is a wonderful school. It has a safe, clean and friendly atmosphere. It has preserved the 'small-town-community' feeling. My son loves his school because of the people (fellow students and parents), the faculty and the administration. One of the best improvements is when the school invested in a grass area. It's very hard to find a school these days that has a grass play-area. A grass play area is definitely a bit safer place to play than a hard cement area. And it looks good too! The drive of the school to improve its academic achievement is very promising. Hats off to the faculty, staff, teachers and teacher's assistants (Ms. Cota, Mrs. Hamberger, Ms. Rivera, Mrs. Lytthan, Mrs. Mitchell, Ms. Robinson, Ms. Casey and Mr. Eng, Ms. Dimuro and of course the principal, Dr. Steinbeck).

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
I have a son in third grade and now a son in kindergarten. I am still so impressed with the quality of teachers, parent involvement and with the changes Dr. Steinbeck has help implement. The school has really become an incredible learning center.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2004
Apperson is great! My daughter and son were blessed with great teachers (Stevenson, Spence, Van Meter & Mr. Olsen) that created a nuturing environment that helped them excel in thier education. The care of the students starts at the top w/ Ms. Stienbeck who is a true visonary, result oriented caring principal. From the Chorleers, parent involvement, the plays, to the playground, our experience ('98-'03) was flawless. Get involved and create the best for childs young hungry mind. Only regret it stops at the fifth grade. s.johnson

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2003
Once I moved to another district I was amazed at the difference. I never realized my child was not getting the best! Now I am extremely happy.

- submitted by a parent
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Apperson Street Elementary School
10233 Woodward Avenue, Sunland, CA  91040
(818) 353-5544
Last modified Apperson Street Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Apperson Street Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 89 reviews. Top