I believe that Halldale Ave is one of the best LAUSD elementary schools in the district. This commentary comes from a former student of this school. My daughters have the distinct pleasure of attending this school now. They are currently in Kindergarten and 2nd grade. Both of my daughters have seen first hand the passion and dedication of the excellent teachers here at Halldale. Not only do the educators make learning fun, this excellence in learning gets transmitted to their students. I believe the educators here at Halldale are some of the most innovative and exceptional teachers I have ever met. Another aspect of this school that I like is that the principal of the school is very involved in her students education. She even does special art classes for the students that my daughters extremely enjoy. I would highly recommend this school !!!
I am the parent of a 6th and 1st grader. My son attended Halldale Avenue from kindergarten through 5th grade. He is currently in the School of Advanced Studies program in a reputable LAUSD middle school. I strongly believe that my son's academic success is a result of the hard work and dedication from his teachers at Halldale (yes, even his kindergarten teacher). My 1st grader is performing exceptionally well and I am pleased with the quality of education she is receiving. I don t understand the recent allegations posted here. I have spent countless hours volunteering in different classrooms/grade levels in the past 6 years and not once have I experienced anything even remotely close to what has been posted. The teachers at this school love what they do and are not only competent and knowledgeable but also caring and compassionate. I'm sorry but one negative review is not going to undo all the good that Halldale has offered many, MANY children, including my own.
I am beyond happy about my children coming to Halldale Avenue. We came from another LAUSD school in the area and the improvements are visible everyday. To start the teachers are so dedicated to the students ( I have a 1st grader and a kindner). They are provided with great motiving rewards that I have begun to follow in our own home because they work so well! The principle is actively involved in both of my children's educations! I see her in the classes everyday from teaching lessons to checking in. I am an involved parent and I volunteer often so I feel I can give an honest daily opinion of what really goes on in the class rooms. There are many parent volunteers at Halldale that work side by side with these amazing teachers to help in our children's education in stead of making false claims of the teachings! I encourage parents to feel excited to become a part of this school!
I have been at Halldale Avenue Elementary School as a volunteer for 8 years. I know all of the teacher's and staff, they all love and care about what they do. If someone is unhappy, maybe they should move on to another school.
Correction to the comment below. I have one in Kinder and one in 4th grade. Not 3rd.
I HAVE BEEN WORKING AT HALLDALE FOR OVER 17 YEARS AND IN THOSE 17 YEARS I HAVE NOTICED HARD WORKING AND DEDICATED TEACHERS AT HALLDALE. THEY GO ABOVE AND BEYOND THEIR SCOPE OF WORK. IT SADDENS ME THAT SOME PARENT WHO KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT OUR TEACHERS IS QUICK TO JUDGE SPECIFIC TEACHERS. MY ADVICE TO THAT PARENT IS THAT IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH HALLDALE AVE SCHOOL, YOU WILL NEVER BE HAPPY ANYWHERE BECAUSE HALLDALE AVE IS AN EXCELLENT SCHOOL..
i HAVE BEEN A PARENT/STAFF MEMBER AT HALLDALE AVENUE FOR OVER 6 YEARS AND AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE DEDICATED AND LOVING TEACHING STAFF AT THIS SCHOOL. IT IS AN HONOR FOR ME TO BE PART OF THIS SMALL SCHOOL COMMUNITY.
Halldale Elem. IS a great school. The principal, faculty, and staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Parents here understand that their involvement in their children's education is necessary. Three of my children attend Halldale Elem.and are doing fantastic.
My daughter came to this school for 5 years. She has had a perfect time there. The after-school program really helped me, I didn't have to pay someone to take care out of school. She played sports and did activities while I was getting ready to pick her up.
My daughter attended this school from K-2 and I loved this school. The parents are very involved and the teachers were great. She also attended the after school program and the staff was great.
I want to congratulate the Principal for adding to our children in Halldale an after care program, Mitch Corp. I think that is an excellent programs for our kids. The staff and the co-founder of the program is always in good care of our children, along with their school curriculum and extra activities such as arts, sports and even trips around the city to museums, recreational parks, etc... that our kids can learn history and at the same time have safe fun while we parents work. I encourage the school to continue and the parents to support this program for during school year calendar and summer break. Working parents like me is hard to find a good program along with caring staff such as this for our kids. Thank you again Halldale Principal for continuing caring in our children's academics and after care programs.
This is a great little elementary school. My oldest son has attended 1-5 grades. There are some really great teachers, but there are also some teachers that don't work with all personalities. The principal is terrific. She has a great connection with the kids. There isn't much for extracuricular activities. No sports or music or arts programs. They also don't have much to offer in the way of after school programs.
The quality of the Academic Program is excellent. Both of my kids were enrolled into the Gate Program and since the 1st grade have achieved above average scores on the standardized testing. There is no longer a music program offered, but they are always putting on Musical Performances of high caliber, great coreography. Many parents are involved in the school's activitites
I think halldale is the best elementary school around the teachers are outstanding and the principle is the best anyone could ask for there is no problem to big or small she is there to help i highly recommend this school!!!!
My 2 daughters transferred from private schools to Halldale Elementary School. I thought that they would be bored in this school because they would be too advanced. Much to my amazement and my childrens, they were challenged by their respective teachers and asked to do extra work if they already knew the material. I was extremely please with the teachers. They have a unique and interesting way to get students involved in classroom work. The teachers try to get the attention of those students who tend to lag behind. My hats off to the teachers and principal at Halldale Elementary School.
My son came from a private school to Halldale Ave. I felt very confident that the year was going to be a breeze, but much to my amazement my son was behind in a couple of areas. The teachers at Halldale took the time to show me where he needed to be and also referred him to after school tutoring. If it wasn't for the switch from private to public, I may have never found out accademically where my son needed to be. I've lived in the area for the past 10 years and I've seen a great cosmetic improvement in the school which I fell makes the kids fell proud to be a student of Halldale. However, I felt that the school has gotten much better in extracurricular activities, it would be nice if we had more.
My sons both attend this school and seem to be excelling quite nicely! So far all the teachers are great when it comes to assisting the student reach for a higher goal, and making the student feel worthy. I believe that's what's important... giving the students the confidence to believe they themselves can succeed with work and effort. My only suggestion is to offer more extracurricular activities for the students to participate in! Overall, great work to all the teachers, administrators and students at Halldale!
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