Catskill Avenue Elementary School23536 Catskill Avenue
Carson, CA 90745(310) 834-7241
Carson, CA 90745(310) 834-7241
Catskill Avenue Elementary School is located in Carson, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 7 out of 10
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The beauty of Catskill Elementary is its emphasis in giving children Equal Access to a safe, nurturing, well-balanced learning experience. Students and Staff respect the Bully Free Zone and uphold the 6 Pillars of Character. Catskill has vastly improved in every academic area under the supportive leadership of Mrs. Zopatti, in comparison to other Carson elementary schools within the same socioeconomic and demographics. The work environment of staff is cohesive and collegial because many of the teachers have been working together for 10 years or more, thus creating a persevering bond of professional support, academic collaboration, and high demands of rigor on teaching practices. Instructional time with Common Core Standards is woven creatively. Classroom activities and bulletin boards are covered with depth and complexity of thinking whether you are in Mrs. Etter's 1st grade class or Mrs. Chang's 4th grade classroom. Writer's Workshop and English Language Development is happening in Kinder through 5th. There are so many true hidden gems in this school. Even in a time of budget crisis, still, you will find Mr. Porciuncula ("Mr. P") and Mr. Mizuno, coaching a co-ed flag football program afterschool, that achieves All-City Championships title and other high rankings. The heart-warming part about it is that Mr. P and Mr. Mizuno intentionally targets with students who are at-risk and makes them into champions. The English Language Coordinator, alongside highly effective BCLAD/CLAD certified teachers service and reclassify a higher volume of English Language Learners altogether. At 7:30am, you'll hear Mrs. Pop and Mrs. Untalan leading a 50-member Catskill Choir, consisting of 3rd through 5th graders, sing chorally to celebrate Character Counts curriculum, and ultimately encourages fellow peers participate as model young citizens. Again, choir is intentionally driven on giving students equal access to shine brightly on stage. Mrs. Escobar is not only Student Council Advisor, and School-Wide Energy/Power Save Advisor, but she directs the 5th Grade Talent Show which is entertaining. Many helpful families participate in Sharefest to restore Catskill's school environment, making it exemplary among the neighboring Carson schools. Catskill strives to make a deeper connection with each individual family, and in turn, positively impacts its surrounding community.
Good school. My kids have all gone through Catskill. My second grade daughter just participated in a fantastic multi-cultural dance program. Many students in many grades danced. Dance teacher along with staff did a great job in preparing kids for the program.
I don't agree and was surprised with all the negative comments about this school. My children are attending this school and they're receiving a good education. If I have any concerns, their teachers are willing to meet with me and are concerned about my children. The administration is supportive too. My children enjoy going to school.
Very bad school for any child. The principal thinks she's better than some and is really only there for a paycheck. Same with the staff. We need new teachers, dedicated teachers, teachers and principals with passion.
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