Unfortunately, there is a lot of truth in the negative review. The new principal seeks to neutralize any problems by pretending they don't exist. The school yard is wild, with very little supervision. My children have been very fortunate to have had only OUTSTANDING teachers, so I personally have no complaints there and I'm very grateful to those teachers for their excellence. I have heard some horror stories, however, about downright cruel treatment from certain other teachers towards their students. When these parents have tried to talk to the Principal about it, they've been treated badly and told they're not allowed to say anything bad against his teachers.
Great school, great teachers, great, new principal who is in his first year. Lots of involved parents and lots of happy kids.
I disagree with the negative review about the principal and teachers. I have two kids at CDA over the last four years and have yet to see a mediocre teacher. The teachers are fabulous. They do their very best in a society that undervalues public education and that slashes the budget for our children while misappropriating those funds to benefit unworthy causes. The current Principal at CDA is raising the standards even more while working with less funding. I am sorry the bad reviewer had a negative experience. I don't think it is typical at all. CDA is an excellent public school.
I don't know who wrote the negative review of the principal and the teachers at Coeur D'Alene, but as a very involved teacher I know there are good and bad at every school private and public. As far as schools go, this is a good school and a good principal. He has worked very hard this year and as a first time principal I think he is doing a very good job. Everyone is tired this time of year and sometimes things get said in the heat of the moment. I hope this parent calms down and thinks about the good that there is here at school.
The principle is immature and lacks knowledge and mediation skills, with a disdain for the parent volunteers. The teachers are mainly mediocre, a few good teachers and some downright harmful teachers who are too harsh- shouting at the kids and preventing them from going to the bathroom even. The good scores are probably more a result of parental involvement and Kumon than the teachers. .There is bullying prevalent in the school yard, with lack of supervision. Discipline IS a problem at the school, and the teachers seem disillusioned by all the LAUSD cuts. The mission statement that each child will be educated to its potential is a complete joke, with no individuality at all in the material presented to the kids. Mediocre, at best and not the kind of education that one hopes for.
this school has a great enviornment for the students to learn and the teaching staff is amazing.
Active community (e.g. booster club!) means supplemental funding that LAUSD doesn't provide. That means music programs, art programs, teacher's aides, a school psychologist... You know, all the things that have been shown to help improve education and which the school district doesn't provide.
Coeur D'Alene has excellent leadership, and are showing the children how to become good leaders
We love the teachers and the parent involvement. The atmosphere is perfect for the kids to grow and the faculty are totally responsive.
Wonderful dedicated teachers. They try to provide as much activities and hands on learning experiences for the children as possible. They would do great things for the school with the money!
The school is awesome. The reason why I know this, because my nephew came from East Coast and he fits right in. I am a military Spouse and I know all about change and adjusting. Coeur D'Alene Avenue Elementary School keep up the wonderful job that you do. He loves going to school and the only outcome of that is GREAT TEACHERS,and alot of LOVE for the job. That makes a school a school.
This school is an oasis in LA unified. A wonderful diverse community that genuinely works well together. Arts are a top priority here, parent involvement is high, genuine caring and quality teachers reside in the classrooms. My children are very happy, and so am I. I do have concern about the upper 4th and 5th grades with regard to class size, teaching styles, and the general behavior of the children in the older grades however. But overall, anyone who goes to this school is extremely fortunate.
Dedicated principal, teachers and staff. Amazing parent, neighborhood & extended family support. Great academic achievement. A fun environment with enthusiastic learning by the kids.
A school in which children thrive. My daughter gets it all academics, music, art, and physical education. Along with great aftercare at the on campus YMCA. Thank you Coeur D'Alene Avenue Elementary School staff and Booster Club for all the extra effort you give.
My grandson has been in this school since first grade. We are all very happy with the education and parent support. Very lucky to have such a great neighborhood school. We can only hope that it remains so.
This school has it all. Academically rigorous, incredible arts education and a physical education program! The parent involvement at Coeur d'Alene is outstanding!!!
It is a wonderful school with parents who are very involved. The principal is new and enthusiastic. The teachers are hard working, especially Mr. Bax and Ms. Romero. My daughter has been there since Kinder and she is about to graduate from 5th grade. She loves the school and we think she got a wonderful education there!
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