Our daughter started Kindergarten in the fall of 2014. We were nervous about sending her to an LAUSD school but felt it was important to support the public school system and give our neighborhood school a chance. We couldn't be happier. Our daughter loves going to school every day. Not only is she learning math reading and writing but with the use of Council she is being taught how to communicate in an open and effective way. The new principal has done wonders for the school. He's brought in phenomenal teachers and workshops for them. He's an amazing leader he puts the important things first and he cares about the education that the kids in his school are getting. The school is constantly growing and changing for the better under his leadership. We have loved getting involved and it's been exciting to be a part of growing and improving our neighborhood school.
Gardner Street Elementary School is a public elementary school in West Hollywood. The principal of Gardner Street Elementary School is Michael Rosner. 456 children attend Gardner Street Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 33% of the Gardner Street Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 57% of the 456 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Gardner Street Elementary School is 17:1. Temple Israel of Hollywood Day School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Martial arts self defense
- P.E. classes
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Our little girl is currently in kindergarten and we can't be happier with her awesome teacher Miss Sarah her super dedicated principal Michael Rosner and the school atmosphere in general. There is even a theatre class for kindergarteners and the academics are being taught in such fun wonderful way that my girl is happiest when she is there. In addition there are also so many activities and events for students just check out their cool web page http //www.gardnerstreetschool.org/
We decided on going to Gardner over our local 'high rated' charter school and we are so happy that we did!!!! My daughter started kindergarten this year and she absolutely loves everything about this school. The new principal is great and I feel has made a huge difference in making this a top school. My daughter's teacher is Ms. Sarah and she is absolutely incredible attentive caring sweet intelligent and most of all knows how to have the right balance of play and academics. I was incredibly nervous about my daughter entering LAUSD and whether she would thrive in this environment. She came from a small private play based reggio pre-school and I was worried she wouldn't do well in a more academic school. But Gardner has created an excellent balance of social/emotional development academics and creativity. I especially love their 'writers workshop ' and the after school STAR program. My daughter has truly blossomed since attending this school.
I am personally offended by the comment written below! The principal at the school has implemented so many wonderful programs. These programs are Writing Workshop Council ( this fosters social emotional and community development) and purchasing leveled libraries for each classroom. The stakeholders at Gardner work hard to implement additional educational programs. They have funded a music program a physical education program computer lab gardening class and an art lab. The teachers and staff members are constantly working together. We share ideas acitivities and collaborate on our lesson plans. Most of the faculty puts countless of unpaid hours to develop the curriculum for their students and well being of the school. We do this with love passion and dedication. The parents and families at the school are amazing. My classroom parents are always there to volunteer in the classroom help fix my computers assist in art lab volunteer in the PTA the list goes on! Gardner is so lucky to have the best principal best teachers best staff best parents and the best students. Anyone would be lucky to be a part of this nurturing community!
Horrible school!!!!! Rediculous policies!!!!! Constant lice outbreaks!!!! Not challenging enough curriculum!!!! Horrible teachers and rude staff!!! With new principle school became a disaster!!!!
This school had changed in positive way with new principal Mr. Rosner who is dynamic attentive and full of new ideas for our kids. School coordinator Ms. Lali been great and available to assist with parents concerns she is sooo wonderful that I can't even find words!!office people are pleasant -especially Mrs.Prado who's been there for many years. Just want to mention amazing teachers Mrs. Lissitsyna Ms. Chung Mr. Mark who very professional patient enthusiastic . It is just my opinion but I believe every teacher there is awesome campus looks clean ( thank you Mr. Mario) garden is a little bright and peaceful place. I wish though they had more shades around field- so kids would have place to read communicate without being exposed to direct sunlight during PE recesses or before/after school. Overall it's a Wonderful school !
Gardner Street Elementary is finally becoming the school it should have been. The campus is clean grass is growing the garden is flourishing and most importantly the teachers are teaching. The new principal has taken some heat for demanding high standards out of his staff but the teachers that have remained and the new teachers hired are excited to be at the school their classrooms are beautiful and they are taking on Writer's Workshop which has already made a difference in my child's life! I can't believe the difference in writing since it started. Change has been hard for some parents but our kids are the bottom line and THEY are the direct beneficiaries of our new principal that keeps there needs at the forefront of the schools new vision. I'm grateful to have a public school that I am proud of can walk to and where I know my child is in good hands.
This is my second year at this school it's my neighborhood school (although we had other options) and I feel that the school keeps getting better and better. Twice weekly music and PE classes weekly visual arts classes and edible garden program a bright and clean campus a functioning website that is a font of information for parents - those are but a few of the positive changes that the new principal has brought with him. We've got strong group of teachers staff and parents who are vested in creating a community - that's what leads to the more obvious indicators of a successful school (high tests scores loads of enrichments etc etc). The new principal has also encouraged and fostered a cooperative spirit by hosting and attending parent meeting and having an open door policy - and if you pop in his office and find his door closed you can bet it's because he's spending time with students helping a new family transition or meeting with teachers to share his ideas on educating our kids.
My older child attended Gardner Elementary School where the teachers are wonderful administrators are professional and there is always a pleasant atmosphere. My son is a high school student now but he remembers his elementary school teachers really well; especially Ms. Popova. She is the best teacher he has ever had. She is very professional enthusiastic patient and kind. She knows how to find a special approach to every child and helps kids succeed. My son still remembers all the exciting projects they did during the year and the activities she had planned for them. My younger daughter is in first grade now but unfortunately she was not able to get into Ms. Popova s class because they only assign English language developmental students now. This was very upsetting for us but we know that it is a real fortune for whoever filled that spot and they are in for a terrific experience!
Gardner Street is wonderful school. The teachers and staff are very caring and the school community is wonderful diverse. Our child is receiving an excellent education there supplemented by parent-funded programs.
We are so excited (and relieved frankly) to see the positive changes in our neighborhood school
I can't believe the difference in this school since we first arrived! The halls are brighter the floors are shining there's grass on the field ... the feeling when we walked in on the first day of school this year was amazing. The school looks great and you can feel a definite change in the energy now!
I'm so thankful to have Gardner Street as our local elementary school. We have met so many lovely children in our neighborhood and our daughter loves walking to school with her friends every morning.
This is a wonderful school with caring and qualified teachers. The school grounds are kept clean and many improvement projects are taking place. The principal and office staff are friendly and always available. When I have any concerns or problems they listen carefully and always follow through on them. I am grateful to have my son continuing at Gardner elementary.
School has no structure. With the new pricipal things are not going so well. So sad it used to be such a great school. As a parent I'm very unsatisfied.
This was a wonderful kind community elementary school until last year. With the new principal things have taken a sad turn. Teachers have been fired some resigned due to the atmosphere of micromanagement and fear which rules the school now. Children beyond K level are not allowed to each lunch in the cafeteria all the tables are put away so the kids are always outside rain or heat; a great flexible and affordable afterschool program Aviva has been forced out after 15 years of operation; fundraising efforts are greater than ever but no transparency of where the money goes; parents are yelled at and disrespected by the principal every situation is escalated; when parents complain of bullying or children come home daily with scratches his response is your son should have been stronger or he s a boy what do you expect ? The school s ranking has gone up significantly over the last several years due to several designated gifted classes well that s over now. All kids are mixed together so the lowest common denominator will be the norm - a total disconnect from the wishes of the majority of parents. Thank god this is our last year - so sad for the school.
My daughter had her best year of school ever this past school year and I believe it was due to the great leadership of the new principal and her wonderful teacher. This year all the kids had music pe and computer lab twice a week with teachers specializing in those subjects and art once a week in the new art studio. That's all new and it was brought in by the new principal. Several times I had concerns and he was either available for an unplanned meeting (the door is almost always open to parents) or I was able to make an appointment to see him later. It is clear he is making changes and implementing new programs at the school. Some people always get upset by change but I have seen positive results and believe that for every negative person upset by the changes there are many more who are looking forward to what's next. One thing I'm very happy about is that some of the teachers will not be returning - they were unpleasant to children and parents and always had a negative attitude.
We have had a new principal from the year of 2013. He is around mid-40s or so and young for a principal which we first thought that he could be better than the previous one because he could have a lot of energy and could be very enthusiastic. (I had no problem with previous principal though.) And as a matter of the fact he sounded very enthusiastic AND innovative at first. But he just turned into the person who just says things and does nothing what is said such as "My door is always open" which is so untrue. This school was chosen for CA distinguished school when he was NOT around. I have already seen that this school is going down in education and funding. As long as he is going to be there Gardner is not going to be better like it used to be. He is ruining what the previous principal had built and created. By the way this is my second posting. I guess someone reported to delete it. But this is The FACT and I would like to share what we have experienced. I have not put anything bad. Be aware that that is how they do. They keep deleting bad feedback for them and keeping the good ones just to make the school LOOK good which is NOT.
I am so excited that my son will be attending Gardner Street Elementary school this coming Fall. I went on the school tour and was really impressed by the principle. The upgrades to the infrastructure and playground are really great. Also the hiring of music art and gym teachers makes it more well rounded than many public schools in the area. There is an edible garden and a library too. The parents I met were all really excited and involved in the school. I am looking forward to joining them.
I attended this school and I absolutely love it! I got a great education and made friends to last a lifetime(I hope) the teachers are great and really care about the students. There are so many fun events hosted by the PTA. I love this school so much! It's just wonderful!