66 out of 10GreatSchools

City Terrace Elementary School

Los Angeles, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 460


City Terrace Elementary School
4350 City Terrace Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90063
(323) 269-0581
City Terrace Elementary School is located in Los Angeles, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 6 out of 10
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My children attend City Terrace Elementary School and I do my best to be an involved parent. I have attended several parent workshops at the school such as Book Club, Nutrition, Computer Safety and Earthquake preparedness class. The principal has participated in the workshops and has made me feel welcome and informed. I have also come to Family Fridays where I have gone into my child's classroom and have read with them. My kids loved it. My children love the teachers and are very happy to be at City Terrace School. I feel my children are safe and receive an excellent education.
Cons: Too much teacher rotation. The inconsistency makes it hard on the kids. Some of the punitive mindset is trickling down into the classroom where the focus gets diverted from actual teaching and instead creates an atmosphere of distrust - good kid vs bad kid. The principal is always at odds with Parent Involvement - especially when it comes to the PTA - unless there is a dignitary present, then she pretends to love them - control issues. Pros: Many! Most teachers recognize their job is to encourage and teach. They are great! Yes, the mandarin program is #1. Kids excel and thrive. Diversity.
Member of the community and Parent!! It is funny how as I am reading the other posts from others, I'm putting 2 & 2 together. I mentioned to the Principle (E. F.) that some parents had mentioned to me that those who were in the dual language program were treated a little better than those who were not. Of course she disagreed with that, I mean I did not expect her to say of course. As I can see, most of the positive posting, come from those who are in the dual language program......funny. I can understand with one of the parent who posted about grades. I agree. In the beginning, my son did get higher grades than he should have, the teacher , who they got rid of, insisted on giving him a higher grade, the principle objected! In the end they got rid of the teacher and replaced with a sub, who ended up giving my son the lower grade, just like the principle wanted! I do not dislike the principle, but I DO NOT trust her! I will be watching closely.
As a member of the community and an educator in LAUSD, I am proud to say that my daughter attends this hidden treasure of a school! The parental involvement is wonderful! The principal is always fighting for resources to make the school better and the teachers are always pushing the students toward excellence! I love the diversity that the Mandarin Program has brought to the school and the PTA has added the fun element! I am overall pleased with the education my daughter has received from CTE!
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