CARPENTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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9439 FOSTER RD
DOWNEY, CA 90242
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Phone: 562-904-3588
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 4th Grade - 5th Grade
  • District: Downey Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 24:1
  • Students/Grade: 267.5
  • Number Students: 535
  • Number Teachers: 22
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5387
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 40
  • Principal: Ms Ruth Hesketh
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (10 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (7 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-07-18
    "I've never met a group of teachers that were so dedicated to their students. The pride these teacher have for their school shows in their teaching!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-10-18
    "As a parent to a son who is free spirited when it comes to his academics, this school has offered so many tools and resources to help me help him understand the curriculum. He does try but it isn't hard enough, so for this year and next year's Standards testing, I'm putting him in tutoring to build his confidence and scores. Carpenter has wonderful teachers and whatever bad comment you may hear about teachers or this school, well people are entitled to their own opinion but there are many positive aspects to this school too."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-04-30
    "I was so disappointed with Carpenter Elementary school. I had my parent conference with my daughters teachers, telling them that she is having problems reading and comprehending, and that she should be failing the class but instead they were passing her . She needed help, but the school was interested in their stats. Her 5th grade teacher continually picked on her, I had a meeting with him, my daughter still complained and so finally i involved the principal only to find out more interesting things that my daughter went through and no one notified me.My daughter was scared to tell me incase that teacher took it out on her. My daughter HATES school now, has same learning problems, low self esteem and does not have any more motivation thanks to a particular Carpenter teacher."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-07-15
    "I have big concerns about this school. I don't see student improvement from one year to the next. Math, reading and writing should be the biggest area of focus, yet, taking care of teachers is more important than making the school student centered."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2006-09-01
    "The staff cares more about what other schools and the district thinks about them. The students are not #1 importance at this school. Getting the numbers in is more important. Getting higher school test scores is more important than really teaching and having the students learn the information to be able to retain it for the rest of their lives. The students are not treated fairly. You have to be a teachers pet to be able to get far at this school. If your son/daughter is in student body then they will make it well. If they don't get in then they don't get much opportunities. Pass by in the mornings."
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