this is a wonderful school - the parents are very involved, it's a great community and our principal rocks!
Cd'A is an excellent elementary school that is blessed to have anenthusiastic, committed staff, forward thinking, tireless principal, and a network of caring and dedicated parents who give their all to school and it's community.
I love Coeus D'Alene because the Teachers care, they are 100% dedicated, the Principal is wonderfull and the mom's are so wonderfull and dedicated to be volunteers, each person there really care for each child and to make this school a sucessfull one.
this is a great school. The teachers are committed and the principal is a constant guiding force.
Fine curriculum and environment for children to be motivated to learn. Besides ensuring quality course of study, there is an interest in the welfare of the students.
#1 school in Venice. Great staff, dedicated parents, outstanding students. What a team!
Principal Jenkins knows every child at the school by name. Staff and parents are very motivated to continue delivering quality well-rounded education to their students, even in the face of district budget cuts. Parents are very involved and the children love their school.
we are very happy with the school. We just hope we can keep our Principal Mr Jenkins.
We have two children at CDA. For the most part, the teachers are excellent. The Principal is a great leader, terrific communicator and thoroughly involved with all aspects of running a tight, diverse school. It seems, year after year, the same group of devoted parents bring their best to CDA. Their contributions include; volunteering, mentoring, coaching and helping out to make the CDA experience fulfilling. Pre K - 4th are excellent. Fifth grade is challenging for parents as the teachers seem a little detached from parental input.
My son started kindergarten at Coeur D'Alene in September and we couldn't be more thrilled about our experience. His teacher has more than a decade of experience and is kind, nurturing and connected to the kids. My son is excited and enthusiastic about what he is learning. He has PE, art, music, science, and social studies in addition to the math and reading arts and all the wonderful creative projects they do in the class. The classroom is warm and inviting, full of books, puzzles, blocks, games, art supplies, and computers. The classroom walls showcase the kids work. Recess and lunch are well supervised on a small yard. Principal Jenkins is child centered and truly cares about kids and learning. We looked at 'progressive' private schools and are very glad we choose CDA.
Wow - I am very surprised by the comment made yesterday by the upset parent. We are a long time Coeur d'Alene family, and think the school is terrific. Yes, the class sizes got bigger. However, it is a California State/LA Unified budget issue, not a Coeur d'Alene issue. I feel my kids are safe and are very happy at CDA. My only real concerns are the budget crises and how LA Unified is spending 'our' money. As far as the new Principal goes, I am extremely pleased with him. He is much more involved and appears to care about the kids, not the personal awards that he could possibly win. He has great ideas and is inspiring the teachers to take learning to a new level!
I don't agree with the praises sung by the parents in the majority of the reviews. All classes are overcrowded except 2nd. Issues like safety, cleanliness, bullying need attention. There are problems with parents who are raising undisciplined kids--the result: bad behavior in school. This reality is minimized by the staff. By second grade all teachers are teaching cookie-cutter curriculums to standardized tests. Most of the energy is placed on bringing struggling kids up to the middle. The kids in the middle or higher are lost. The parental politics are out of control. There are parents who live at the school and get the best of the resources and teachers. The budget cuts have magnified the problem. The new principal, while he talks a good talk, caters to these parents. The principal lacks the maturity and the experience to manage this school fairly.
I know the teachers work very well with the kids, school spirit is big and most important,the kids are very happy
The school is strongly supported by an amazing community of parents. And the arts and music programs are top notch.
I love Coeur d'Alene because it is a school full of caring teachers, parents, and staff. The kids love attending everyday
Coeur d'Alene is an amazing school. I feel very fortunate my kids had such a great elementary school experience. Coeur d'Alene is very lucky to have such a great principal, Dr. Patton and an amazing teaching staff. The parents at the school are very dedicated and the parent committee is a fun group of hard working parents who want to better the school for their kids and for future kids of Coeur d'Alene. Great school environment!
I was very pleased to see the large number of computers in each classroom and to learn that learning to effectively use the computer is such an important part of the curriculum. And this is the only elementary school I've ever seen with a full-time tech support person on-site. Amazing!
This school does not deserve its good reputation!!!! What a big disappointment! First it is not a safe environment; always a gate open. The school leadership is obsessed with fundraising, but kids are of little concern, if at all. I found them indifferent, uncaring. The focus is on standardized testing scores. Heavy involvement of some parents is just intended for a lot of politics to provide preferential treatment for their own kids. So the label of the best school in town is rather a result of a joint meditation than of real current conditions.
Coeur D'Aelene is a fantastic school. The two teachers we've had so far have far exceeded expectations. The student body is diverse with a community feel that helps my child thrive socially as well as academically. It's wonderful to participate with other caring parents who are enthusiastic about helping to further improve the school and the community. The school has recently won several awards and a new library is on the way. If you are looking for strong academics integrated with a strong arts program, this school is probably better than most privates.
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