we moved here from Oregon in what was considered an "excellent" school. my first grade twins were VERY far behind when we started here at OV but with the expectations this school has set and the amazing work of their first grade teacher, my girls have grown leaps and bounds in just 10 weeks! i cannot wait to see where they are after next year!! i love that OV makes going to college such a priority! every week my girls are talking about where they might like to go! it's never too early to plan!!
This is a fantastic school. Every teacher my daughter has had in the 6 years she has been attending OV has been stellar. Her testing scores continue to go up each year; and I'm highly impressed with the caring and nurturing nature of the school.
My daughter has been going to Ocean View Elementary since Kindergarten. I absolutely Love the school. Every year she has a Great Teacher and she learns so much. I thank all the Teachers and staff that work at Ocean View.
School is a very good school! my daughter is in 5th grade and has attended since Kindergarten...
fought and fought with the East Whitter City School District to get my son released so he could attend Ocean View. It was worth it!!!! My son just finished kinder with Mrs. Dement and I couldn't be happier with his success. GREAT teacher!!!! GREAT school!!!
My son attended private school. I was very afraid to make the change to a public school but I am glad I chose Oceanview Elementary. I am happy with the results. Thank You
my child attened OV elementary becuase we heard great things about the school but we found it to be the complete opposite. My child is now attending a new elementary school and we could not be happier. On several ocassions I inquired about after school tutoring or any other programs that were offered by OV and i come to find out there was none. There was no after school programs for the students academic or athletic. The Admin needs to take courses/training for people skills espcially the principal and they also need to take courses on how to accept children from different ethnic backgrounds. I would not recomend OV. BEWARE of the admin!!!
I used to be a Student there, Now I'm in high school and in a differen't city but, The time I had here was great. If you're new to the area I reccomend this school. The staff is really polite and nice to everyone, and they're easy to talk to if you're kid is a shy guy, like I was.
Great School, Third Grade co-teacher is of great concern! The team needs to be in boot camp not teaching third graders, we are not the only family that has a horror story with the team teachers, Beware!!
My daughter has attended Oceanview since Kinder. We have been very happy, especially with Mrs. Couso and Mrs. Kinard-Blair. She will now go into 3rd grade, and I hope our success continues!
A Great school with great teachers. The entire staff are very dedicated and always are focused on the needs of the child.
Ocean View has recently changed administration. As we celebrated our beloved principal's promotion to asst. superintendent we were apprehensive about the new change. There was no need to worry. Ms. Tryon is great. The teachers seem to rally behind her making a great Parent - teacher - administrative team.
We had our daughter in a private school prior to her attending OV. Her education at OV exceeds her private school education! We couldnt be happier! Thank You Ocean View!!
My son just started this year at OV and he couldn't be happerier...he never liked school before now he loves to get up and go to school. OV has change his whole outlook. I love it!!
My daughter just finished kinder and had Miss Boyd and Mrs Couso. I was very pleased with the school and transition of teachers. My daughter has learned to read and write complete sentences. I loved the kinder teachers and would tell parents to send their child to Ocean View.
My son just started kinder this September 2007. His teacher (Mrs. Dement)is the sweeties most understanding lady ever! She has helped my son so much. He is learning how to read right and it makes me so happy knowing he is learn so much here at ocean view. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a good school and want there child to learn. Thank you
Ocean View is a great school with a dedicated and caring staff. I have a 7th grader who attended K-5 and a 3rd grader. Students are challenged academically and encouraged to do their best. Special days that provide hands on learning (ex. Early Calif. Day or Colonial Day) are held for each grade level. GATE classes are available for students that qualify and tutoring is available to students that need help. The staff is responsive to the needs of all the students. Extracurricular activities (Leadership Club, chorus, yearbook) are geared to the 4th & 5th graders. All students attend Meet The Masters art assemblies, Science On The Go Assemblies and field trips. The PTA is very active and provides support and funding for many of the programs and holds several family events during the year.
High standards and a great deal of pressure on kids to perform. Excellent principal, but some teachers are overstressed and lack good communication skills. Extracurricular activities are insufficient. Parental involvement is spotty. There is a choir, a minimal art program, and some PTA activities. I would not move to the district for this school. I would, instead, look for a better school in a better neighborhood with more resources if given the opportunity to choose. Also, some teachers lack committment.
Both my children attended K-5 and we were extremely impressed with the administration, teachers, and quality of instruction. My children were both quite different and the staff treated each as an individual rather than assuming they had the same talents and challenges. My eldest had more emphasis on writing which I miss now that the Open Court system is used. My youngest doesn't have the writing ability as my eldest, but he did score extremely well on Cat 6 reading comprehension, which was most likely due to the Open Court system. The extracurricular GATE activities were excellent and enjoyed by both my sons. We miss this school and the wonderful staff.
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