As a grandma I have been very involved. It is as good as a pvt school and better than some: academically, arts & music, sports, social adjustment, special needs, gifted programs. Parents are very involved (and grams) admin & teachers have supportive approach that meets individual needs.
We came over from Europe in the summer of 2006 to start the new schoolyear in 4th grade. Our daughter is very happy in her new school and lucky to have such a nice teacher, Mr Bax. She did hardly speak any English upon arrival, thanks to the school and her devoted teachers, she is getting better at it. I would recommend this school to all expats. Also for the parents this is a great school, since it is a nice community to belong to.
It is a very good school and I only wish they offered middle school grades.
Great neighborhood school, but lacking in afterschool programs- could never really get a straight answer as to why no STAR program.
Great pre-k program and kindergarden teachers. Mandatory pre-k volunteer 1 x a mth and parenting classes that were extremely informational and helpful. Dr Rex Patton (principal) runs a tight ship.
This is a solid little school. They offer PE, art, music and computers for the kids in addition to a strong staff and visionary principal.
My son is in kindergarten, so I can only speak to what happens in the first year. But I must say that I have been incredibly pleased. His teacher (Ms. Pippin) is gifted -- soft, encouraging, caring -- everything one would hope for a kindergarten teacher. I have been pleasantly surprised with the amount of music and P.E. (for a public school). The school feels very local, very community oriented, and very sweet.
I love many things about Coeur D'Alene. However, my one problem & it's a big one is that my son needed speech therapy from day one and although both of his teachers, myself and other parents made several verbal and written requests since the second week of school, he has yet to have one session with the school therapist. This seems to fall solely on the shoulders of the vice principal and speech therapy tutor and I've received no word from neither of them and it is now February. Even my sons teachers concurr that this is ridiculous. Meanwhile his best friend has had speech therapy since the third week of school because he was already tested at his last school. Otherwise, I am proud to have my son at this school.
Ms Pippin and Ms Lali are wonderful Kindergarden teachers. Very patient, caring educators. We have yet to meet other teachers like these two.
I think this is a great school. No public school is perfect, but Coeur d' Alene comes close. The teachers, principle and most parents are extremely dedicated. My kids are receiving a great academic education as well as being enriched with wonderful art and music programs. Just a great school.
This school is a 10! The quality of academic programs is superb. My daughter is enrolled in the after school violin, tap, and dance programs and she loves them. The parent involvement is also top notch! The two teachers she has had, Ms. Romero and Mrs. Jenkins have been absolutely wonderful with her. I recommend this school very highly and am very thankful my daughter was able to attend.
Coeur d'Alene elementary is truly a gem. My daughter, as a gifted student has thrived and grown under the extremely talented, caring and nurturing teachers in an environment that allows her to excel to her full potential. We are extremely happy with this school and the community of parents involved. Furthermore, with the many grants, this school has been able to bring back the arts and physical education which are essential components in a child's life. I recommend this school highly to all families of any background. It is truly a diverse school in so many ways.
The facilities are absolutely stunning. Truly a gorgeous school. The staff seems very caring and truly dedicated to serving the children's needs. The principal goes above and beyond to make this great school even greater. No wonder there is such a huge waiting list to get in.
The school is lucky to have a principal who is very adept at getting grants. CDA has PS Arts which allows the children to have music and art weekly. We have a new bungalow on campus dedicated to this program. There is an active parent organization for volunteers. Very diverse Venice community.
I enrolled my son here because we were living in Coeur d'Alene's boundary, I was looking at the same time for a good private school...Before december,I decided that both of my sons will go to Coeur d'Alene! I have been impress by the quality of the teachers, their involvement and the one of the parents,the diversity of students, the family ambiance of the school...much more things than my english vocabulary allowed me to writte! I am sure (and I checked and compare untill june) no private school will bring me more! My son learned so many things with Ms Elson and her assistant Ms Doramy (including speaking english, he arrives with out speaking a word!) But the best they did is that he loves his school and he is so excited to start Kindergarten...
My son had a wonderful experience in his Kindergarten class with Ms. Pippin, a truly talented and dedicated teacher. A small class size, and a warm welcome for parents to help out in the classroom made it like an extension of family.... a great way to start my son's first experiences with school.
Well rounded school with many cultural inputs that reflect the diversity of the Venice area. Because of the proximity to the beach and air quality, it allows the Principal to select better teachers from the LAUSD pool.
Love the grade school program here. Staff and parents are supportive and it's a great community. The pre-school program is a bit too academic for that age group.
The school is well-above our expectations. From the academic courses (during and after-school programs) to the athletic programs; the school has offered our 5th & 3rd graders a very positive experience. We've been particularly impressed with the 'parent participation/involvement' thru the 'Boosters Organization'. They have been a pivotal source of providing quality programs, services and extra-curricular activities to both the students and faculty. We've equally appreciated the emphasis the Principal and entire school faculty place on 'student safety'. Definitely, well beyond our expectations of a school in this area.
I moved my child from private school mid-year when I learned about this small jewel of a public school. It has everything we wanted: small class sizes, a ethnically and economically diverse student body, involved parents, great test scores, technology and an upcoming Physical Education program. My daughter is so happy here. And, it's free!
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