The special education and PALS programs are one of the reasons that Love shines. In regular classes, the teachers also find ways to differentiate learning and have meaningful activities for faster paced students. It's a neighborhood Vanguard program, which means they identify and educate gifted and talented kids.
The current principal, Mr Chavarria, has deep roots in the Heights (he was formerly principal at Heights High School and has been at Love for a decade). He is open to new ideas and realistic/practical in implementing changes. He works with the parents and teachers effectively.
There is a character program at the school sponsored by the rotary club called "Early Act, First Knights" - all teachers select a student every month who exemplifies that month's virtue (compassion, perseverance, etc) and there is an awards ceremony with parents.
Kindergarten homework is dual language and is given all at once at start of week - so parents can pace as they see fit. It helps me to understand what they are doing each week in addition to the school-wide and teacher weekly newsletters. There are also fun projects.
My daughter adores this school and they love her. The Principal and faculty truly care. They know all the students by name and it's like a small family. Academics so far from what I've observed is appropriate to my child's age. We've moved around a bit and Love is the one I can see her staying at for the long run.
I absolutely love this school. Hints the name Love Elementary. My daughter was transferred from another HISD school that she was zoned to. The previous school was horrible. The school did not have ethics, discipline, and the teachers did not care about the student. I was so happy when I was able to take advantage of parent's choice. My daughter was transferred within 10 days of approval. My daughter was put in Ms. Wright's class. My daughter is in Kinder. It took about three weeks for her to get acclimated due to the new environment and her having to do things the right way when she was so use to the wrong way. Ms. Wright took time out with her. My daughter learned so many new things her vocabulary changed as well. I noticed a change her second day there. Before her transfer I thought my daughter had a behavior and learning disability however because of her transfer, this school and Ms. Wright I know that it was just the previous school. Each child has a different learning style and each child is as equally important as the other and Love Elementary exhibits that. Thanks soooooo much Love. Highly Recommended.