Just Average....I believe there are a lot of changes that should be made at this school..The principal is rude and is completely controlled by her staff. I believe some of the teachers are just old school. The children are rushed thru their academics an the teachers are tired and over worked. This school is not teaching any new technologies and tends to be the same as it was 20 years ago. I hope they get on board with LAUSD and implement the ipad learning system.... For Torrance a change MUST be made
I have 3 kids total going through this school. They have some phenomenal teachers and some that probably should not be teaching. The Principle, Mrs Wynhoff, is okay. She tries to work with the parents and supports the school. The office staff are horrible; very messy, unprofessional, and rude! I don't understand why they are allowed to get away with how they treat the kids or the parents! The parents really support the school and try to make up for the cuts to the state budget. My one complaint is the school year starts so late the teachers have to rush through material in order for the kids to learn it for the standardized tests in mid May. It would be better for the kids if they started school a week or two earlier! It seems the moral of the staff at the school is very low in general...don't know if it is tied to budget cuts or poor leadership. This is an average school.
My son transfered into a school in CO and his test scores were so low that he was held back. He received passing grades from K-4 with no complaints from the Teacher. Nurse is a part-timer and is not there a couple of time a week. Principal is very poor and they need to get rid of and a few of the lower grade teachers.
My son enjoys Walteria. He is learning both the basics (reading, writing, math) and much more (science, history, etc.) as well. We just moved here this fall, and my son's excitement about reading took off phenomenally after starting here just a few weeks ago. He literally won't put his books down now, where before (even this summer), I had to make him read. His 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Katzer, was very responsive to a bullying situation, and the problem was solved the same day we mentioned it to her. The principal is very approachable and helpful, as are the office staff. The teachers overall are enthusiastic and very caring. The buildings are indeed worn but the principal said the school is being completely overhauled during the Summer of 2010. The PTA is very strong. Final note, the kids are not overly competitive, yet they are high achieving. Excellent school!
My daughter just started there, but loves it everyday. Her teacher is wonderful. The school also has wonderful parent involvement.
This is a great school with wonderful teachers, staff, kids & parents. There is a huge amount of parent involvement that helps keeps things running smoothly. We definitely love our school!
I have had 2 children go through Walteria and experienced 4 principals, some better than others. Teachers are mostly great, some awesome, some shouldn't be there. Parent involvement is phenomenal, thank goodness. Adventures in Art and Magic in Music are terrific parent run programs. Campus looks worn. Too much homework and not conistent throughout grades and classes.
We moved to Walteria Elementary School when my son started first grade. We had Mrs. Wix who we felt was the best teacher we had ever come across. She is fair, supportive, understanding and challenges bright children in her class. Other teachers are quick to label kids ie. trouble maker, angry, violent...negative gossip campaigning about students among the teachers. Spoke to the principle Williams about it. She seems very easy to talk to and listens. Front office employees are rude!
Great school. My daughter really loves it and I am very happy of the quality of education that my daughter is getting. Looking forward to enrolling my other son in it.
As I come from India, I find that students are not being nurtured in the right way. More of crafts and arts rather than maths and science, lesser said about handwriting. As kids that age are highly enthusiastic, teachers, parents are responsible to nourish their talent,concentration and use accordingly
My daughter has attended Walteria since K. She is currently in the 3rd grade. The school offers a music (Magic of Music) and an art (Adventures in Art) program that is run by the parents - 100% volunteer. A++ The PTA seems to have fundraisers all year long. It would benefit the PTA to ask for some parent focus groups for ideas on new fundraising opportunities. The PTA is very Cliquey! Any new ideas or suggestions are not met with the enthusiasm that they should! MANY PARENTS FEEL THIS WAY! D- Teachers are very knowledgable - yet seem to have alot of pressure on them to ensure that the school continues to have high test scores. They seem quick to 'label' kids ie.. ADHD, Emotionaly disturbed etc. B- Office help - RUDE, Not very helpful, speak to the parents like we are idiots. F- The students A+
My 2 son's have attended Walteria Elementary. The staff is generally good and the academics are above average.
Have had 4 children in this school which are now in college. Currently have 2 children in this school. Think it is still great!
Walteria Elementary is a very strong academic school.The teachers are caring,and truly want to see your child do well. The principal is very hands on,and remembers every child's name. Lots of parent involvement.Great progam for special needs children.
Walteria Elementary has a very enthusiastic, well educated and dedicated staff from the principal to the custodian. It is a good old neighborhood school where the teachers and administrators are available to parent's concerns at all times. They encourage parental involvement which is vital to every student's success in school. Despite the lack of money and school board support, Walteria Elementary is a great and safe place for my children.
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