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1010 South Caraway Drive
Whittier, CA 90601

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(562) 789-3140
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November 26, 2014
This is the most amazing school! I am very proud to send my child to Andrews and very excited that it is expanding to become a K-8 Learning Academy. The staff is excellent and will go out of their way to help any child or family. Congratulations Andrews on being named a National Blue Ribbon School. So well deserved!!!

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November 26, 2014
As parent & former alum student as well this school is a hidden gem in our community. Andrews strive to motivate, encourage and teach our students to be future thinkers, learners and leaders. Teachers and staff are welcoming to parents. School events are inclusive to everyone around the community.

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May 01, 2014
This school is overall a great school my kids have been going to this school for the 20 years and it gets better year after year. Teachers are great Principals do care about the students and the well being of the school. And the school also involves like my favorite the dad and daughter dance and or the mom and son trip to the Castle Park. they should have a dance for son and mom as well I think it would be fun

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April 24, 2014
I just moved our son to this school and I am impressed. Teachers are involved and committed as are the parents that truly understand the meaning of having a quality education. It takes a village to raise a child and this school has proven that not only should the school and teachers be involved, but they also point out that parents should volunteer and be aware of their child's education.

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December 23, 2013
I moved to Andrews Elementary from another school in the WCSD and could not have made a better choice. The teachers, staff and student body is superb! The community and school work together to ensure that Andrews is always doing its best for the children. We could not be happier having our 3 children call themselves Andrews Wildcats!! Great school! Great Staff! Great community! Great choice!!

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July 18, 2013
Andrews is a great school! The teachers, principal, students, and families are a true community. The teachers and principal are committed to high standards and excellence. There are lots of ways parents can be involved and the parents are so friendly here. If you need anything, the school is there! We love Andrews!

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February 12, 2013
My daughter loves the school. The school administration is helpful. The community environment is friendly and parents are awesome. I truly appreciate the teachers taking a genuine concern for all children. The API scores for last year was 858 and that was a significant jump from the previous year. The school is truly one of a kind.

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February 04, 2013
We love Andrews School! Our children have been here since kindergarten and we cannot say enough great things about Andrews! The school's greatest strengths are the dedicated teachers that have huge hearts! They are the driving force that brings out the best in its students! Last year's API score of 858 is a reflection of the hard work and rigor involved at Andrews. Yes the classroom size went up and there are things that need improvement but what school isn't a work in progress? Active and dedicated parents are an important part of the school. Your child is part of a learning family that gets academic support and enrichment everyday! We highly recommend a visit to our school so that you can experience the Wildcat Learning Environment!

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June 17, 2011
Great school with lots of activities and parent involvement. Even with all these budget cuts, it is good to know there are schools like andrews that come up with ideas so that our children still get a great education.

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April 23, 2011
This school is not what it used to be. More kids in the classes and a lack of leadership make for a mix of less than desireable performance. The teachers and staff are not there for the kids as you'd expect and want. The school uniform policy will again be implemented and really there are better choices where your kids could thrive. The leadership that cared and brought the CA Disntinguished school award is now gone.

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July 27, 2010
My child has been fortunate enough to have attended Andrews for 4 years now. The teachers are great. I appreciate the opportunity to be involved as much as I can. This last year was a bit of a struggle. The school's new (inexperienced) principal met with a group of parents that strongly opposed her presence. I however, feel that a principal with new ideas and a fresh outlook on our school's potential is a welcomed change. It is important for our principal to be given the opportunity to succeed. With parent and teacher support, our children can benefit greatly from what she has to offer. Andrew's is a place that is close to hearts of the people of it's community. Your child would be fortunate to be a part of such supportive and challenging learning environment.

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April 28, 2010
as far as parent participation, it is not just Andrew, it is across the board at all the schools. One would thnk that because of the economy and maybe more parents are home because they lost their jobs that they would take an interest, not so. It seems that things have gotten backwards. You are not alone, In speaking to parents at the other WCSD and even other schools outside of the district. parents are not willing to assist and teachers have a negative attitude. The cuts do not help but we are all affected by the cuts even in our homes, but teachers are taking it to the classrooms. Imagine if we did that at our jobs, Taking our personal problems to work even if they are work related we still have to produce the same work if not more. You are not alone=it is not just Andrews

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August 06, 2009
My son attended this school from Kindergarten to the 6th grade. I only wish the school would have extended to the 8th grade. I loved being an involved parent and the teachers and Principal(Mrs. Soltero) were absolutely wonderful. Highly recommended!

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August 28, 2008
I love andrew school. I went to it. Now that my son is going to it it makes me happy to know that most of the teachers are still their.

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March 15, 2007
The academic programs that Andrews School offers I feel are focused on the best interest of the students. In my eyes I see the school as a whole working together making many changes in all areas to meet the needs of all the students. The reaching for the stars after school program offers the children a wide range of activities from dance, music, and so much more. I am sure that Andrews will continue to excel.

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February 13, 2007
Class size is a real issue for grades 3 thru 6. This is a huge impairment to the learning time and overall education for the students in these classes. On the plus side, Andrews has some great programs (after-school and music) that are new for 2007 - much to the credit of the 2nd year principal.

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November 07, 2006
I believe that Andrews is a great school eventhough the class sizes are a little above average they still give the students the attention they need. Besides they get a lot of outside help. And as for extracurricular last year they had the after school homework club which benefited a lot of students.

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January 11, 2006
My three children are new this year at Andrews. We have noticed that our children are excited about going to school. The children themselves have said they like this school better than their old school.

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May 04, 2005
Andrews, despite the budgets cuts, is still able to provide the children with various activities and field trips. Their literacy program gets the children motivated to read so they can receive a reward at the end of the month.

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December 21, 2004
Andrews; API score is good. There really is no extracurricular offerings. Classes are mixed with all kinds of student levels and behaviors which works against well-behaved, smart children because teachers deal so much with the misbehaving, lacking in parental involvement, and less than grade level students. Andrews needs better leadership and a plan to reach and develop all of the students to their potential. Currently, it seems the 'fair' mix of kids in each class is quite unfair to the kids with respect to learning and developing.

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Wallen L. Andrews Elementary School
1010 South Caraway Drive, Whittier, CA  90601
(562) 789-3140
Last modified Wallen L. Andrews Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wallen L. Andrews Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top