LEFFINGWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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10625 SANTA GERTRUDES AVE
WHITTIER, CA 90603
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Phone: 562-907-6300
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: East Whittier City Elementary School District
  • Students/Teacher: 27:1
  • Students/Grade: 108.3
  • Number Students: 650
  • Number Teachers: 22
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6161
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Scott Blackwell
  • 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 (38 ratings)
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    School Reviews (30 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-12-31
    "My son attended this school for 3 years, and I could see that there is a great curriculum, awesome extracurricular activities, and learning is fun but teachers at Leffingwell aren't passionate about ensuring that their kids succeed. They tend to favor certain student body populations (those that are "easy to teach"), and they consistently praise them - so it's relatively obvious which kids are "easy to teach". In other words, the teachers, during the personal experience, appear to lack the passion and praising on teaching kids who may have challenges in the home. Because this was a consistently pattern showen, I do see that this school is consistently marginalizing their student body (this is what I see as "the clique type of atmosphere" at Leffingwell. I too have tried to get involved with the school and if your not part of this "marginalizing attitude" you are made to feel like an outsider."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-23
    "My son attends a really good school, but could be better. Leffingwell Elementary is our neighborhood school. My 7 year old and I walk to and from school every day. We notice very few parents walk to school, even though many are just as near to the school as we are. I teach my son the importance of exercise and walking is one of the best and easiest ways to get exercise. We can't say many East Whittier neighbors share our enthusiasm for fresh air and walking. If young children learn this important part of daily exercise, we would have cleaner air and a better school. My son and I were nearly run over by a speeding motorist on our way to school one morning, a driver had run the red light at the crosswalk in front of the library. I believe a crossing guard is needed and walking to school should be encouraged. I think the speed limits in school zones should be lowered to 15 mph,and strictly enforced."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-07
    "Most of the teachers are great, great curriculum, awesome extracurricular activities, and learning is fun at Leffingwell. But besides those positive points the school is lacking in a big way in other areas. We all have our own personal experience and point of views. With that being said I agree 100% with a previous post from another parent commenting in regards to a clique type of atmosphere at Leffingwell. I always wondered why everyone seems to know each other and you always see the same children month after month being the student of the month or a lead in a extracurricular activity. I have tried to get involved with the school and if your not part of this cliche you are made to feel like an outsider. There is also a huge problem with permits, half of the kids that attend are on permits."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-22
    "I am a parent of three children and all gave attended Leffingwell elementary school. My youngest is now in 1st grade. First, I whole heartedly diagree with the negative parent comments posted. My children have thrived at this school. The school creates a fun environment as well as a strong academic base. I have never my child has been left out or not received awards that he/she has earned. Leffingwell is a "gem" of a school and has a lot f parent participation. I feel this is a good thing for any school. A parent who is actively involved in their child's life and schooling. I have felt no religious pressure or aspect while my children have been at Leffingwell. This is one of the best schools in the district and many parents want their child to attend. Such as my sister, who is a doctor. She was going to send her child to a private school but decided instead on sending her child to Leffingwell. She and her daughter love this school, just like I do. There are children on permit who attend this school, such as my sister. However, most children live jn the area, just like me. This is a fantastic school!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-23
    "My daughter just started the third grade and with her being my oldest, I don't have anything for comparison, but I love Leffingwell Elementary school. All of her teachers have been great. I love all the various themed days they have throughout the year, which I think helps keep going to school fun. My youngest starts Kindergarten next year and I'm looking forward to having both my children attending Leffingwell."
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