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K-5
Public
Whittier, CA
Students enrolled: 500
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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12915 East Helmer Drive
Whittier, CA 90602

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(562) 464-2300
(562) 698-6951
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October 04, 2013
My son is a First grader this year and the involvement the teachers have with the students is AMAZING!!!! The teachers go above and beyond to help with any concerns I might have about my son. The principal as well plays a great part in the great staff they have at Evergreen.I am proud to be a part of this school. Just wished I would see more parent involvement with all the activities and meetings Evergreen has.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2013
I attended Evergreen Elementary and loved it. My daughter is now in 2nd grade at Evergreen, and could say the same. Ms. Barrios and Mrs. Holmes are GREAT teachers. This year she's in Ms.Roberton / Mrs.Anaya class and she loves it. I can't believe that Mrs.Tavitian knows every students name, as you could see I love Evergreen Elementary, and don't understand the negative comments people. We as parents need to help our kids, don't sit and wait for teachers to do all the work. Communicating with our kids teacher's helps alot.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
I'm glad I took my son out of this school. They only have about two teachers that care, the rest are only there to collect a check. I still don't know why they have not fired Mr. Chacon worst teacher ever allows kids to be bullied. Ms. Tavitian is a nice lady but clueless. My sons new school is amazing you can feel and feed off of the positive energy the Teachers and Staff put out. A feeling never felt at Evergreen, my son is much happier now and no longer fears for bullies as there are nine at his new school.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
I love Evergreen for being a college bound model school. Mr. Chacon really brought out the best in my daughter in 1st grade. As for my other daughter, Ms. Almaraz and the other 4th grade teachers did an amazing job getting my daughter prepared for her CST exams and offering help that she needed. Mrs. Tavitian is an incredible principal that cares about her staff and students. My daughters and I look forward to another great school year at Evergreen. Go dragons!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2012
Unsatisfied. The staff are not that friendly. When trying to resolve an issue, the principal tends to turn blame (blame that has nothing to do with the initial issue) onto the parent or student. I read a few reviews that mention their kids come home confused about homework. Yep, I have that issue too. They don't have many activities that include the family. It just doesn't have a community/family feel. I'm actually in the process of transferring my child to another school.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
I am an alumni of Evergreen Elementary (currently hold my BA & am working on my credentials) & i am very happy to say that they were a great, welcoming school and have made great progress. My younger sister graduated from everygreen & now attends East Whittier Middle School. She is doing great, A/B student, thanks to the great foundation her teachers created at Evergreen. Both of my nieces are currently attending Evergreen & they are also doing GREAT & loving school & their teachers. Thanks to all the friendly, helpful staff. I highly recommend you become part of the DRAGON family, and remember that you as parents are the first and best teachers your child can have.

- submitted by a community member
August 08, 2010
My child just graduated from Evergreen. He had a great experience. The teachers and principal are wonderful. Absolutely love this school!

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April 21, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2010
My son is 9yrs old with ADHD. My sons teacher is very good with him, but if he has to go to the office because of his acting out due to his ADHD. The principal is very uneducated on how to handle children with disabilities. If any child is a slight problem she wants to ship them out to other schools. I'm very unsatisfied with this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
I am a happy parent for this school, has a good principal than worries for the well being of the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
Evergreen has come along the past couple of years, my daughter is now in 5th grade and their API has increased tremendously. Mrs. Tavitian has been incredible her spirit, and compassion for students is amazing. And the teachers my daughter has experienced have been great. Including the wonderful Mrs. Webb who no longer is with us physically but is always in our minds and heart. She taught me a few lessons aswell. Words cannot describe her. Mrs Tavitian is unbelievable again I cannot commend her enough for the turn around at Evergreen. I was even ready to change schools. I thank God I did not, with Mrs. Tavitain's advice I decided to keep Mariah there. She even has taken the time to call our family personally to encourage, and keep us updated on our daughter's progress (positive progress). So, I am very happy and thankful parent at Evergreen.

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September 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2008
My daughter attended Evergreen during her third grade year in 2005. I was not very happy with the progress my daughter was making at this school. She was forever coming home with homework in wich she just did'nt understand. I spent long nights helping my daughter with her homework .I must also mention the mass cases of lice in this school. I had never experienced at any other school my daughter attended. I became very frustrated and transferred my daughter to Ocean view elementary. I can't even begin to tell you what a difference that made. My daughter received an award at the end of the year for most improvement on the state test. My daughter now attends East Whittier and I feel had I not made the move my daughter would not be the straight A student she is today.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2008
My daughter is graduating this year, and she graduates top of her class, reading at 10th grade level. There was an issue of not having books at her reading level, but when I called the school, her teacher and principal were working on getting her books, and they did, in a timely matter. The GATE program has a wonderful teacher, and there expectations are high. I feared my daughter would not be challanged enough and I am happy to report I was wrong. My daughter is graduating with a great foundation for her future.

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July 05, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2006
My daughter attended Evergreen from level 1-5, she is now getting ready to start middle shool and, I believe, she is not prepared. Evergreen lacks in parent-teacher communication. My daughter came home many times not understanding how to do her homework. Homework handounts never had an example for her to work off of, leaving me to sit down for hours of trying to explain the homework and becomming frustrated when she did not 'get it.' I am not a teacher and I do not have the skills to explain math, or english or science in a way that she will understand and remember. I think because the student body is primarly hispanic with parents who only speak spanish, they have my same problem at home trying to help with homework. I think teachers also expect too much from our kids without giving that extra needed help.

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August 29, 2005
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Evergreen Elementary School
12915 East Helmer Drive, Whittier, CA  90602
(562) 464-2300
Last modified Evergreen 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.
Evergreen Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top