88 out of 10GreatSchools

Beckford Avenue Elementary School

Northridge, CA
  • Charter
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 597

Overview

Beckford Avenue Elementary School
19130 Tulsa Street
Northridge, CA 91326
(818) 360-1924
Beckford Avenue Elementary School is located in Northridge, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Student Diversity

Race

Percentage

Pacific Islander
0%
Native American
0%
Black
3%
Filipino
3%
Asian
21%
Hispanic
31%
White
41%
Other
1%

Reviews44 Reviews

3.5
parent
When my family moved to the area, I had heard such great great things about this school and was excited for my children to attend. In the end, I was disappointed with this experience. I believe great schools start with great leadership. This school is sorely lacking in that department. From my first encounter with the principal and how I was dealt with, I knew she lacked the tact and empathy in takes to be an effective leader. She was brash, had a self-important air about her, and did not care to listen to what I had to say. When there was a labor movement during the year, she was not supportive of the staff and was instrumental in driving a wedge between herself and the strikers and pitted staff against staff. Like other schools, the teaching staff is hit or miss. A few of my kids' teachers seemed to lack experience and when faced with challenges, did not have the coping skills nor knowledge necessary to deal with the diversity of their students. This was perhaps the biggest disappointment of all. As the reviews of this school show, many parents love this school. I was not one of them.
parent
I would give it a 5 out of 5. I love all the activities they have going on to bring families together. And I love the closed campus rule.
parent
My experience with teachers and administrators has been excellent. I am so surprised by the negative reviews that target the principal. When I have contacted her, I have found her to be fair, understanding of our needs, and willing to work towards a solution that is the best interest of my child. In my experience, IEP jmeetings are focused on meeting the needs of my child-no lying or bullying, I am not in the PTA!
parent
Some good teachers, but environment is nasty at administrative level. Lying by teachers and staff in IEP meetings pervasive.
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