Orange Grove has been a blessing for our grandchild. My son really likes the way they promote good healthy eating. I like the rewards they have to motivate and encourage good behavior. The principal is very nice yet firm about school rules. She implements them and does not tolerate bad behavior. School spirit day is fun and I really like that each class has or represents a university. This stirs up interest in different universities. Location, mascot, sports that are available to them. Encouraging these students at a young age is so important. They need to know the opportunities are endless. The strong PTA at Orange Grove is extremely important and does so much for the school. Movie night, fall festival, fundraisers, all help to make it fun to support your school. This school is safe and secure and this is really important as you leave your child there for over 6 hours a day!
The neighborhood surrounding our school is wonderful! Our school is great! Although, Orange Grove has had mixed reviews; everyone clearly has good intentions. A new school year starts in only 2 weeks. Our school is not defined by the personal opinions of others, it's defined by the children who are educated enough to earn advanced math opportunities in middle school. Amongst other excellent achievements credited by the teachings of dedicated teachers, staffers, parents & of course eager students. This is going to be another exciting year of school.
No wonder why everyone is going to East Whittier schools, at the open house I noticed there was no parent involvement, no teacher appreciation. Nothing, it was so boring, I just turn my back and went to Mills. We should care more for our neighbor "hood"
this is the second time that I have attempted to register my daughter, and quite frankly only to be disappointed AGAIN! The secretary is not pleasant AT ALL! She is rude and does not carry herself well. Principal through this experience MIA!! The principal on several occassions did not make any attempt to assist us even at request especially since we had just moved into the neighborhood! No red carpet, but at least a "welcome to the neighborhood rug!" Trying to talk to the principal, you would think I was trying to talk to the President! Scheduled telephone conference only for her to keep the appointment! Absolutely ridiculous! I have never experienced that at all. The secretary should look more presentable, speak and assist more professionally! Front office is messy and not inviting, not a good first impression. I'm sure it has some great teachers, aides, students, staff, etc.... School District needs to RE-EVALUATE and TRAIN principal and secretary to do thier jobs better. Shame on the principal. We are parents that are educated and fight for what our children deserve.... I hope that other parents don't experience this and our daughter doesn't even attend there!!!!
Orange Grove Elementary is an Excellent School. The school principal, Ms Gasporra, is one of the most caring principals I have ever known. She knows most of the students by name. She is always making sure the kids are safe especially after school when studenst are being picked up. The staff and teachers are remarkable! They work extremely hard to keep our children on target and challenged. The PTA and Dads Club works together to provide extra activities for our school community. They are doing a fantastic job!!!
My daughter has been attending Orange Grove since she was in kinder and now in the 4th grade. In the past I have seen so much more parent participation. The teachers are doing their best with the budget crises and I feel it is taking a tole on them and it shows. Parents need to be involved in their childs education and the PTA needs to be accepting of parents opinions and thoughts. I have never seen the PTA so unapproachable as they are now and unwelcoming. Myself and others do not feel welcomed so we do not attend the meetings and do not volunteer because we are treated rudely especially by certain board members. I thought they were here for the students not themselves
Orange Grove has a very loving environment. The teachers work very hard to provide hands-on experiences for our children. My daughter is in 4th grade and has had a very positive experience with the teachers and the staff at OrangeGrove. The dad's club is doing great things and the PTA works extremely hard to help support the staff and students. They have offered both art and music classes after school for free! During these tough economic times, it is especially important for parents to take an active role in their child's education-we need to work with our children's teachers-it is our job, not the sole responsibility of our teachers, to help make our school great!
My 2 daughters attended Orange Grove School. The five years that they spent there prepared them for the challenges in middle school and high school. They developed the love of learning and the study habits that are so necessary to maintain honor status. They made many wonderful friends and appreciate the great memories they had at the school. Orange Grove holds a special place in our hearts. My oldest is now a sophomore at a University and my youngest is about to graduate high school. Thank you Orange Grove for a wonderful experience.