What Elementary School to go to?

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New to La Mirada

Norwalk, CA

#1 Aug 10, 2007
I was wondering what is the best elementary school in La Mirada? I am new to the city and have an elementary school child. I heard of a couple to stay away from but no one has convinced me that the schools in this city are academically challenging.
LM parent

Whittier, CA

#2 Aug 10, 2007
www.greatschools.com

This will give you interesting stats. My kids have gone to La Mirada schools from elementary thru High School and I am very happy and proud of my kids and their accomplishments, but I will tell you that you have to take an active roll with your children and their education. Don't think you just send them off to school and expect them to be scholars. As with any city and school you need to be involved with your childs education and what I mean by that is...ask them "Do you have homework?", "Do you have any projects?", "Are you understanding what you are learning?", "Do I need to talk to your teacher?" All schools have parent/teacher conferences-- go to them!
New to La Mirada

Norwalk, CA

#3 Aug 11, 2007
LM parent wrote:
www.greatschools.com
This will give you interesting stats. My kids have gone to La Mirada schools from elementary thru High School and I am very happy and proud of my kids and their accomplishments, but I will tell you that you have to take an active roll with your children and their education. Don't think you just send them off to school and expect them to be scholars. As with any city and school you need to be involved with your childs education and what I mean by that is...ask them "Do you have homework?", "Do you have any projects?", "Are you understanding what you are learning?", "Do I need to talk to your teacher?" All schools have parent/teacher conferences-- go to them!
I agree. Some schools are better then others in La Mirada and thats what I was hoping to to get some insight on. Wbhat schools td send your kids too?
Another LM Parent

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Aug 11, 2007
La Mirada has many great schools in the city, public and private. If you are searching for statistics to compare, check out the California Department of Education website. They can help you compare, academically, how the schools rank. If you choose to attend a public school outside of your specific residential area, you will need to get a permit from your local school. I have had three children attend several years at the private school and then the public schools in LM. Our children were challenged and progressed appropriately. One is still at the high school and two are in college...both very well prepared for college standards. The prior parent is correct, however, is stating that a quality education is a partnership between the school, the parent and the child. Welcome to LM.
Gardenhill Resident

United States

#5 Aug 17, 2007
The STAR testing just came out, Here is think.
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_6634967...

Welcome to La Mirada, LM Parent is correct, your child will only get out of school what you are willing to help them get. Keep on the teachers as well, they work for you and your kid, it is all about customer service, if you do not get the service you want at a store you do not go back. I wish more parents treated the kids education like they do the things they buy, if asomething goes wrong with the product you go back to the store and complain. When was the last time anyone saw 100 parents at a school board meeting? Or a PTA meeting? Makes you think. These STAR scores really have me wondering what in the world these kids are learning if at all.
Public Education Teacher

Orange, CA

#6 Aug 19, 2007
It is very easy to blame hard working teachers for the shortcoming of a test. So many factors come into play when working with students. Many students come to class with a lot more baggage than we did. Times are changing. The luxury of having a two parent family with one stay at home parent has gone by the wayside. Students come to school with wars, terrorism, and poverty on their minds. Fourth grade students are learning algebraic equations that I learned in a 7th grade pre-algebra class. The expectations for our children have increased while the support from adults has decreased. THANK YOU to the parents that recognize their partnership in their child's education is crucial. Too often, it is easier to point the finger than to be part of the solution. Those that take an active role in their child's education will find that their children will have a better chance at success.
Goodman Stadium

United States

#7 Aug 20, 2007
Public Education Teacher I could not agree with you more, take an active roll in your childs education, and if you do then someone also needs to be held accountable. My brother is a teacher and he voices the same concerns that Public Ed has voiced, but is there really an excuse for 63% of the students not being up to snuff in English? The surrounding districts had great scores how is that? I have complete respect for teachers, but I do know this, if only 37% of my job was up to snuff my boss would replace me. No excuses. Further more if these test are a real way to gage where these kids are then we are in trouble.
Mark

Mesa, AZ

#8 Sep 26, 2007
Escalona Elementary is a great elementary school.
LM Parent

Norwalk, CA

#9 Sep 26, 2007
Eastwoods Principal Rocks!!! She is very devoted to her staff and students!!!
TisTrue

La Puente, CA

#10 Feb 13, 2013
AND she gives good head.

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