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West Covina, CA
Students enrolled: 455

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1355 East Rowland Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790

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(626) 974-4700
(626) 974-4715
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January 06, 2014
I'm very happy that my kids attend to this school. Most of the teachers are excellent. Mrs. Gonzalez is very strict but at the same time caring and supportive. I have no complaints about this school, both of my kids do excellent!

- submitted by a parent

June 27, 2013
I went in to this school to enroll my son for kinder and the staff there was very unhelpful, rude, and made me feel like I was a bother. When I walked in the Secretary at the door was on a personal phone call she didn't even bother acknowledging me as I waited for her to finish her 10 min conversation about her dog. When she was finally done she treated me so rudely and refused to help me due to some technicality. All I needed was paper work. I spoke with a second secretary who was just as rude and treated me as if I were the child. Thank goodness I will not have to deal with them since I pulled my child out of the district.

- submitted by a parent

September 23, 2012
I attended this elementary school seven years ago and I can honestly say it did not help me one bit. I was left behind in so many subjects and as soon as I went to a new school I flourished academically. I remember this school as a haven for bullys and I was constantly looking for ways to get out of school because school was never enjoyable here. Thanks to my mom taking me out of this school system I was able to get a better education.

- submitted by a community member

May 14, 2012
I am very unhappy with how the administrative staff treat parents. Instead of making the parents feel welcome. They have caused me and other parents to feel unwelcome. I was spoken to like a child and was hung up on several occasions. To the point where i had to go to the school and talk to the staff members myself. But my daughter's teacher is amazing, very sweet and respectful i read in previous reviews that the principle at this particular school is all that great neither. But i will decide that on my own when i talk to her.

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2011
The office staff, teachers and the school's psychologist and speech therapist are wonderful. Everyone including the students and parents are friendly. The staff is very efficient when addressing the children's needs and are excellent at communicating. I am so happy that my son is attending here and he loves his teacher and his class. This is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2011
My son just finished 5th grade. Every teacher he had was great and has found ways to do all the little extras. The media center is great. It feels like a family; teachers, front office and custodial staff, all work together well and watch out and mentor our kids. Rowland Avenue is a lovely neighborhood school. My suggestion for improvement: I wish the school had it's own updated website, especially for checking upcoming events and posting news, rather than depending solely on paper flyers and the front bulletin.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2010
I went to Rowland and my daughter did too.. and this is the best school around. I couldn't of provided her with a better education if I paid for private school. Amazing!!!

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2009
My boy goes to this school and I have never present it a problem. He's doing very well and the teachers are very nice. My 9 year old loves going to school and that is a very good sign.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2009
My children attend Rowland Ave. and the teachers are great. The school could use a new principal and office staff. Five stars for the teachers and one star for office staff and principal.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2009
Coming from a LAUSD district school. Rowland Elementary is indeed a great school. Teachers excellent, Principal Wonderful! I think all bad raves to admin are personal. Try attending a LAUSD school. Then you will all understand!

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2009
This school has several very good and dedicated teachers. Administrative support could be a bit better, but overall the environment is good and the scores have improved each year.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2009
The teachers are excellet .With more support ,organization and respect from the principal towards parents and staff would be a huge improvment.

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2007
Many wonderful, dedicated teachers are here. However, the overall atmosphere of the school would be greatly improved with a new principal. The current principal does little to boost morale and does not appear to be genuine.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2007
In spite of a poor principal, the teachers are dedicated and innovative. All the lower grade teachers are excellent. It is nice to see younger teachers on staff. I hope that we do not lose them to a school with a better administrator.

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2007
My children atten Rowland Ave and have excelled in academically, the teachers are very skilled, and Mrs Gonzales is very caring and keeps the parents involved.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2007
I find rowland to be a great school. If you have an open communication with the teachers and get involved with your childs education you experience should be great. If you feel your needs or concerns are not being taken care of, it is your job to go further on up the chain of command.My experinces with the teachers have all been great. They are very speacial and caring.

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2006
Stay away from this school if you can! Mrs. Gonzalez the principal is very unwilling to communicate with parents.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2006
Great, dedicated teachers, many of whom have been there for a long time. Children receive excellent education. Only downfall--principal.

- submitted by a teacher

April 26, 2005
Nice school. Great KDG program and class sizes are not large so the focus is there when needed.

- submitted by a parent

July 08, 2004
Good School. Just keep in communication with your teachers and the principal.

- submitted by a parent
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Rowland Avenue Elementary School
1355 East Rowland Avenue, West Covina, CA  91790
(626) 974-4700
Last modified Rowland Avenue Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rowland Avenue Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top