88 out of 10GreatSchools

Agnes L. Smith Elementary School

Huntington Beach, CA
  • Public
  • |
  • Grades K-5
  • |
  • Enrollment: 744


Agnes L. Smith Elementary School
770 17th Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-1469
Agnes L. Smith Elementary School is located in Huntington Beach, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
This information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Student Diversity



Native American
Pacific Islander
Two or more races

Reviews17 Reviews

If there was a score of zero that is what this school would receive. We left after one year and I wished that it was sooner. This school is an abysmal place.
This team makes a lot of careless errors and then is unaccountable for those errors. I feel that they do not support students and are more concerned with covering their mistakes. I feel they are not inclusive to students of various religions. I felt a toxic atmosphere where employees are not allowed to make mistakes therefore fail to correct their actions and make thing right.
Overall, my kids had a good experience at this school. As a parent I had some difficulties. I felt there was more than a bit of snobbery here and I had to go to bat for my child a couple of times. At one meeting I was told that my child was exhibiting some attention seeking behaviors and asked if there were problems in my home. I responded yes someone in the home is having issues and I was doing what I could to avoid problems. The teacher responded with, "well, you know better than that." etc. on and on. The full blown chew out and blame the victim routine. Well, huff and puff lady, I just said I was trying to avoid issues in the home. Dodging bullets, so to speak. I was really expecting some empathy and referrals but when your born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you make all the right mate choices and have all the money in the world to help with other choices, you just don't get what the other half of the world might be experiencing. She obviously had no capacity to put herself in my situation and no ability on how she could help. Now, I would go to the school principal and report her but at the time, I was unable to do anything. That's what I mean by snobbery. I ran into that snobby teacher not to long ago and the snobbery. Well, may I just pick myself up and put myself in a trash can for her. Well, omg, and if we don't help parents when they are in need, the longer they stay in a bad situation and the more these teachers have to talk about. Luckily, I found my way out and my kids are fine. However, as I said I had my kids had some good experience. I on the other hand found myself standing up for them and myself a couple of times.
Not the best school. Parents are nice and easy to get to know. Schools is very blah. My 2nd grader had a teacher with 31 kids, and no teacher aide. I offered to help as a volunteer mom, and she declined saying she prefers to only have a teacher in the room. Should have transferred him then. She was overwhelmed and very hard to communicate with. When I brought this up with the Vice Principal, she said "oh, that's just how she is", and shrugged it off. Again, I should have transferred him then! Learned my lesson.
Showing 4 of 17 Reviews