I love the parent involvement and how great the teachers are. The school is tucked in nicely in the neighborhood, making it a small populated school, and huge advantage to the students! I really wish there can be a way for us to help fund the school by committing to a certain amount every year, instead of getting solicited almost every week. But hey I guess this happens in every school in CA! Still a great school!
My daughter has been enrolled since 1st grade. The teachers she had so far are excellent (Sherry Skari for 1st and Laura Boushell for 2nd). I love that it's a smaller school size compared to other local schools in the area. Parents are continually encouraged to be involved, and I really see that a lot of parents ARE involved. PTA is strong! (sometimes too strong). Principal Sandra Skora seems to be very involved and approachable. I haven't had the privilege of talking one-on-one with her, but so far I have no complaints about her. Front desk people I think can be friendlier. (or maybe they just need more time off, God bless them they work hard). Overall, an awesome neighhorhood school!!
I love my school. I love my teachers, they care about me. My friends and their parents are very nice. I want to stay here until 5th grade.
My daughters home school is Victor elementary, For Transitional Kindergarten Towers was the school she has to go to. After careful consideration I came to the conclusion that this school did not meet the needs of my child, She is in special education. So The next step for me was to find a way to get her into a diffrent school, I called towers elementary and spoke with a female clerk and expressed why I wanted information about what options are available for me to get her into a diffrent TK. She took down my name and number and proceeded to say she would call me back with information. I than recieve a phone call from my childs current school principle stating that the principle of Towers had called and said the Clerk had expressed that I was rude and saying the school was basically s**t, This outraged me. Am I not allowed to do whats best for my child? I did nothing rude but say that I don't want my child going there, Take it how you want. But its my girls future not theirs and not mine. They almost went on to say they wouldn't accept her due to my rudeness, Which is ILLEGAL BTW. Anyways this school and staff obviously is poor and the lack of suspervision makes it worst. bwr
I have two kids at Towers, and we have had a great experience so far. The principal is responsive and listens to parent's concerns. The only thing I don't like about the school is the super large playground/field and lack of enough supervision. The cafeteria is also over-crowded. I know many kids who have gotten hurt on the playground (the sand) because nobody is stationed there to watch them. They also put the kindergartners with the bigger kids during recess and lunch. If these things could be addressed, it would be an even greater school. The parent involvement is fantastic.
What makes Towers a great school is, among other things, the fantastic office staff and the janitor. They are kind, involved and have the children's best in mind at all time! Fewer parents have volunteered this year, which is very unfortunate. However, the parents who have been able to give their time have been amazing!
I am agree with the parent view about the new principal and the manner of the staff, many parent does not know how to express their view about the new principal. I suggest go to school district web-site find information then administration, sent a e-mail to senior director will be help.
Towers is a great school.Teachers are very good and some of them go extra mile to help kids who need it.Last principal was too good.The new principal is trying to bring some changes...hopefully she keeps in consideration that this school is strongly driven by parents involvement.Front office staff is a bit annoying but I guess one can ignore that considering rest of the things.
I have a 4 year old, with a home school of Victor. I am considering applying for open enrollment to Towers, when the time comes, but am concerned about the power lines nearby the school. What does everyone else think about this?
Towers is a great school with lots of caring and wonderful teachers and parents who volunteer.
Towers School is our community school, so it's a wonderful combination of parents, kids, and their teachers! We have loved it for a long time!
Towers Elementary School gave me reason to smile, friends kids go to the school and only speak glowingly of the staff and the teachers. keep up the good work!
I have all 3 of my kids in Towers and had to go through open enrollment & receive approval as I do not live in Towers' boundaries. Towers has an excellent reputation and is smaller than the other elementary schools in West Torrance! I have been involved with this school for 5 years now and the teachers and staff are the best you could hope for! I like the new principal because he is open to new activities, interactive & approachable! The academics here have high standards. If your child struggles (as one of my sons did), there is much support such as an on- campus learning center. The key is to involve yourself with your child's teacher and ask for progress reports and classroom material. There's a close knit feel of the school community despite PTA problems & high fundraising. Just be selective in your participation & it's good!
I am a parent at Towers and I love the teachers and staff, the Principal is new and is hands on with the students. He has many wonderful ideas and is open to listening to parents and teachers. The PTA went through a hard time but at the end of the day they pulled through and are doing a great job to ensure our kids get the best. They are really trying to open the school up to new volunteers and ideas. Being critical doesn't help and I know I have been guilty of that in the past. All in all it is a great school.
Towers has wonderful teachers and high standards. There are lots of activities for the kids and the playground equipment is good. Unfortunately, the PTA moms are very aggressive and dominating. Even with the PTA being reformed, it's bad.
This is not our home school for my Kindergarden child but we got in on permit and now it will be our home school. I chose this school because of the reputation it had in Torrance. I am not sure that it lives up to it. The new principal is just Ok, but the front office staff is great. The parent participation is great but there is way to much drama that goes on in the PTA so it makes me want to stay away from that part even though I would love to be more involved.
Overall I have been happy with our experience so far at Towers. My child's teacher seems to genuinely care about her students and their success. That being said, the district's policy of mainstreaming kids by setting a 'babysitter' aka 'classroom assistant' for those kids with special needs draws too much attention from the teacher that could and should be devoted to the whole of the classroom. Parent participation is great, however the constant begging and fundraising gets old quick.
This school is GREAT! My son loves school and he has never said that till attending Towers... Keep up the great work!
This school has a great academic program. It provides good teachers and the curriculum is great as well.
This school could be better with more parent participation. Teachers and the principals try their best to make it a better school
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