It's a small school that we are really happy with.
I've had kids at Inglewood for 4 years and one with an IEP. The school has gone through a lot of turnover in the last 3 years but the one constant has been their ability to address our IEP needs. We meet 2 or 3 times a year with the people involved to go over progress and change what we need to change. The teaching has gotten more consistent and curriculum has gotten better every year, my oldest down to my youngest were learning different versions of the same thing in their science classes earlier this year.
The school feels much more like a team this year. The teachers seem to enjoy being there. There isn't near as much yelling and screaming at each other as there was over the last few years. I think the restorative discipline program means fewer suspensions and more school work for the kids who would've been normally been suspended for 3 days.
Besides all of that my kids are learning science and art with the same excitement as reading and math. They come home with art projects in the style of famous artists. They are getting to create short movies and sometimes, they get to take a break in the library after all their work is done. My youngest one is in PreK and she learns responsibility - they even have a sign in sheet for the students where they write their name after they have was their hands and are ready for breakfast.
There is a PTO but doesn't seem to have a lot of people. I see a lot of parents in classrooms. The school also seems to be able to help the kids with a food pantry and school uniforms
If you are shopping for a school I recommend Inglewood but i'm pretty sure you can tour the school.
The current principal of Inglewood Elementary is not doing what's best for all students. IEPs are not being accurately serviced and struggling students are not getting the help they need. They had pretty much all new teachers last year and almost all of those teachers are gone now. Why? They were smart enough to see Inglewood is a sinking ship. Pulling my kids out. This school used to be great now it's all about test scores.
Inglewood used to be a great school with a really caring staff. With last year's changes the connection to the community has felt like it's been severed. The principal doesn't seem to put forth effort to interact with the students and seems disinterested in her community. I have been directly lied to by the assistant principal on a few matters and this has left a bad taste in my mouth. The school will likely end up absorbed by KIPP in the next couple years.