This school is great until the upper grades when the class size skyrockets. My son's fourth grade class was assigned 39 students (to one teacher). On the first day eight students did not have a desk or chair. Families scrambled to find spaces at other schools and three children from our class managed to transfer out. Still for one teacher who's alone all day with 36 children it's a terrible strain on everyone. Our class does not fit into the art classroom the computer lab or the music classroom so students are forced to rotate and the teachers have lost all their curriculum planning time. The other fourth and fifth grade classes are equally huge. The jump in class size is due to the new TK class which started this year pulling a classroom and teacher away from the upper grades. It is truly a shame because the student body is great and the teachers are caring and capable. There's just no way that any teacher however exceptional can effectively teach such large classes in elementary school. And the principal? She tells parents that they'd better get used to it because classes in middle school will be large.
Roscomare Road Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Roscomare Road Elementary School is Giuseppa Dimarco, whose e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. 466 students attend Roscomare Road Elementary School and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Roscomare Road Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 5% of the 466 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Roscomare Road Elementary School is 19:1. Wise School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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I have had a wonderful expirience at Roscomare Road Elementry!!! I have two kids at the school grades K and 2. They have both had and continue to have exceptional teachers!! The schools academic standards have surpassed my expectations. The parent body is highly involved and raises monies needed for state cut programs. My kids partake in PE art science and music on a weekly basis. The school physically is quaint and small - and is maintained nicely. I do agree that traffic is an issue for some but only for 20 minutes in the morning and again at pick up - if you plan accordingly and leave with time traffic is not an issue. Roscomare is an amazing school filled with wonderful administration and gear families- I am proud to be a Roscomare parent!
Both my children attend this school and love their teachers. While the teachers can be considered strict and run a tight ship they are also creative and caring. Every single one of the teachers we have has taught to the standards but also brought something more than just academics. For instance one teacher would bring a fruit or vegetable into the class and the kids would draw it write about it in their journal and sometimes even taste it. For instance my son came home from class wanting me to make him spaghetti squash. This same teacher also would have the kids run a lap every day before starting class (and she ran it with them). Another teacher has a beta fish and a house plant on every desk for each kid and this is just in first grade. So even though this is a very academic school the teachers still make a huge effort to keep in mind that they are teaching children who need more stimulation than just looking at a board. But at the same time the academic teaching is amazing. My daughter went from barely knowing the whole alphabet when she started kindergarden to reading within 3 months. Parents are really involved and the staff are great.
If you are even considering public school look no further. Roscomare is the highest scoring elementary school in Los Angeles. The parent community is diverse active and very energized. Our children are challenged academically and thriving socially. There is art music PE everything you could want at a public or private school. I have heard many parents with children entering Roscomare from prestigious private schools lamenting that their kids needed tutors to catch up to Roscomare's curriculum. It is a privilege to live in this area so we can attend this excellent school.
Amazing teachers (every single one of them) and the education is spectactular...better than private schools. The parents are very involved the principal visits each classroom and the children are always happy.
We have two children at this school and this will be our sixth year. The education that our children have received has been incredible! The entire school faculty is amazing. The Principal knows every child by name and is one of the most caring and considerate people I have ever met. We are truly lucky to have Roscomare as our local neighborhood school.
This is a very fine school. My son fortunately has the choice of going to the best private schools in the area and yet we chose Roscomare Road for the excellent teaching and challenging academics. Mr. Gaeta approach to teaching is like nothing I have seen elsewhere. All of the teachers are excellent. Principle DiMarco is a thoughtful smart hardworking leader. The parental involvement via the Booster Club is very impressive. Roscomare Road is not your typical LAUSD school. It is the very best in the area.
Wonderful teachers and learning environment.. My triplets have excelled at this school
Amazing school. Very academic. Principal is a great leader. Teachers are experienced brilliant and go above and beyond the curriculum. Smart and sweet kids wonderful highly involved parents.
Roscomare is an amazing school and our family has had a great experience over the past 7 years. This year my child has been doubly blessed not just to be in a great school but to have been placed in Mr. Pablo-Gaeta s split 4/5th grade class. Mr. Pablo Gaeta is just a wonderful teacher his creativity and enthusiasm that surrounds his personality and teaching style is more than just respectable it is truly admirable. He has managed to inspire my child to want to learn and study. His fun loving patience and caring attitude is something we all could only wish we had. He has invented a system that motivates and encourages the kids to do better. My child has never been so focused and determined to do so well in a class. My child s dedication to achieve a 100% on the tests in his class has even inspired my other children to do better and work harder. Mr. Pablo-Gaeta s star system and his invention of the JEDI/Star Wars atmosphere in the class has made the kids feel like a real community/something they want to be a part of. In addition my child s vocabulary has grown beyond my wildest imagination even in this short period of time under Mr. Pablo-Gaeta s instruction. This special teacher s unique and creative teaching style not only emphasizes academic learning but also emotional stability and a healthy mental attitude. I think that we as adults need to take a step back and instead of criticizing Mr. Pablo-Gaeta s creative and different teaching style we need to be opened minded to a new way of doing things. Principle DiMarco had the forsight and vision to bring such a teacher to our school. I think some gratitude towards Mr. Pablo-Gaeta s willingness to go above and beyond for our children is in order. We all must remember that as parents teachers and faculty we want the best for the kids; We are in a new time and a new generation so perhaps a new way of teaching can help us all.
We think Mr. Gaeta's teaching style is unbelievable. His encouraging words to our kids is much appreciated. We truly appreciate his creative ways. Our daughter loves being in his class.
I agree with the previous parent. I am a parent at Roscomare and have gone through the whole school from Kintergarten to 5th grade. The parents' participation is phenomenal. It really makes a difference when parents get involved. There are two teachers who really are horrible but if you are invovled you can prevent harm to your kids through bad teachers who can be found anywhere. The rest of the teachers are the best to be found anywhere. They teach inspire and help give the kids such a great foundation for the real world. Mr. Gaeta is an inspiration and I have never run across a teacher of his caliber before. He teaches vocabulary on the SAT as well as Algebra Geometry Physics etc. The kids are not taugh anything they aren't ready for. Everything makes sense and these kids love the challenge.
We love Roscomare. With the exception of 2 teachers all of them are great. There is one who is awesome and the kids can t stand it if they have to miss school. Mr. Gaeta is the only teacher who has a complete classroom culture built in the class. He teaches ethics morals excellence learning responsibility respect and more by tying everything into the Jedi Code (from Star Wars). Sounds funny but it works. Kids earn progress stars to chart their way to becoming a Jedi Master. Discipline is a Jedi Mediation or a note to the parent called a Disturbance in the Force. I am sure he will be remembered as my kids most favorite educator because he has a total theme approach to excellence in education. He makes it make sense and makes it fun. The other teachers should look at creating a classroom culture as he has.
Roscomare is a great school for kids it has great games to play after school and everything. The school nurse is amazing for kids who are hurt. And the lunch is like a private mansion food. Please go! I am telling you its aaammmaaazzziiinnnggg! Kids will love it!
The school has a repreutation of having excellent teachers and a warm sense of community. Most children feel good about coming to school.
the best teachers. great community
Amazing teachers and curriculum!
My grandchild is having the time of her life at Roscomare where learning and curiosity is adventuresome exciting and fun.
It is a community filled with dedicated teachers and parents working towards the same goal!
We love Roscomare Road Elementary because it provides a safe invironment for our kids while they learn from the best teachers of the best. There are lots of opportunities for the kids to do many activities during and after school and for the parents too. We all feel like a family.
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