The teachers are really responsive and care for every kid. The principal stays well involved in school activities. The parents frequently and happily volunteer in the classes. Having YMCA in the same campus is a huge blessing. A nice cultural blend will surely help in the development of young minds. Overall a very healthy school environment.
John Adams Elementary School has wonderful, qualified and warm teachers and John Adams has provided our daughters with the best education. We purchased our home in Torrance because of the school reputation and John Adams has not disappointed us. Our daughters have grown and excelled in their academics and I contribute it to their school. Thank you John Adams for being such a great school and family to us. We wish we could keep you through middle and high school. Our daughters will certainly leave with more knowledge and many happy memories. You're the best!!
Both my children attend Adams, as did I and my mother (she was in the first graduating class). The teachers make the school. My oldest son (7y.o) has ADHD and currently has a 504 plan. His teacher and the team were very creative in devising strategies to meet his unique needs, and all of the accomodations were implemented immediately and with respect for my son. As a County Social Worker I have seen the lack of support in other schools and I am thankful that my children attend Adams.
Our son started first grade and we are very happy with his development, his teacher is an excellent teacher and the Principal has introduce great changes to the school. Our Daughter will start first grade this year as well. The best thing is that is a small school and hope to keep it that way, we hope that the city of Torrance don't raise the number of student per class due to budget cuts.
As a parent of an Adams alum, I have to say that I am surprised to see a negative review on this site. We moved from South Redondo and my son received a much better education at Adams. I give credit to his teachers and the Principal for working with him to bring out his best and welcoming us as parent volunteers. The academic standards were set high and my highly gifted child was able to excel thanks to them. They work with the whole child and everyone right down to the 'cafeteria lady' takes an interest in seeing your child succeed. Kudos, John Adams, keep up the good work.
i just moved from los angeles to torrance.i have 1 kid in 3 grade and the other in k1.I'm pleased with my kids grades and progress compared to those at LAUSD.All i can say is thank teachers and torrance district spirit .
I love this school. It is small enough so that parents can be involved as they choose. The Academics are top notch & teacher, child, parent communication is A++!
As a parent I m VERY displeased with the current academic structure at John Adams. I was extremely disappointed to find that this school lacks the strong academic values that are crucial to young children and that every parent seeks. The teacher and aide's respect towards these children and their parents is embarrassing to the entire TUSD. Having known what I know today I would have NEVER enrolled my children at this school. The lack of responsibility in the day to day academics is unfortunate.
Very safe school with a small town feel. The teachers and staff really care for these students
Disappointed in the quality of academics, leadership, safety and discipline,overall quality of this school.
Sad to see the old principal retire. The new one is making progress though it's too soon to tell. Overall a very nice small school, a very safe and nurturing environment. Creative and fun approach. All teachers are caring, highly qualified and very involved in their students' progress.
Teachers at Adams care about their students. Most are creative and make learning fun. High quality academics where kids can excell. Lots of parents involved in classroom and PTA.
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