15 Parent Reviews for Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Elementary School
OLPH is an amazing school with fantastic leadership. The philosophy of the school is that the parents are the "primary educators of their child" so any parent not willing to fully participate in their child's education should not apply. The teachers are very qualified and creative. The principal's door
... Read more is open to all parents. The children are happy and encouraged to be involved in all the school has to offer. OLPH is a GREAT SCHOOL. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/16/12
Parents, I would advise you to be aware of the experience and background of your child's teacher. I placed my child in this school. His teacher had no prior experience in this grade, in fact, it was her first year teaching this grade. As an experienced educator, I had to question inappropriate age level
... Read more homework, bullying issues and classroom management. Doesn't help when their answer is to "retain" your child. I eventually pulled him out of this school, ironically my child got "Honor Roll" at his new school. To add, the principal always sided with the inexperience teacher...pulling my son out was a blessing in disguise and can't look back on the financial investment. Just ask questions, and be an advocate for your child. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/27/12
OLPH is a great school for academics, if you are fortunate enough to make it through without encountering any problems or concerns with the teacher s favoritism consider yourself lucky. Once you start to verbalize concerns to the teacher or principal you re considered a troublemaker. Bewared of the
... Read more zero tolerance policy for bullies noted in the hand book, but is NOT enforced. My child and other children in the classroom had encountered many problems regarding bulling by one particular child. The inexperienced teacher was unable to resolve any problems. Her lack of inexperience, allowed many harmful and cruel situations to take place in her care. Problems continued to escalate, from day one to the end of the school year. As a teacher, how do you allow one child to control and divide the whole classroom? Four concerned parents complained to the teacher, a few to the principal and the Father. Father PROMISED to get back to the parents, he never did. And the words that came out of the principal s mouth, there are just some things that you just don t need to know . How can a principal seat there and tell parents that. We have the right to know everything about our children Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/22/12
While OLPH can teach children manners, respect for others, responsibility, persistence,& dedication, it lacks the ability to recognize that not all children are equal & some may need more guidance than others. When behavioral issues arise, they assume the parents are responsible for the child's behavior
... Read more & panic at their inability to control them. My child was expelled from OLPH because the faculty & principle were unable to manage my child's spirited soul. I was asked to speak w/ my child nearly every day, which I did, but the behavioral problems continued. I was then asked to seek professional help for my child, which I did, as if the issues would be resolved w/in days. Once the principle decided my child's behavior was unmanageable, my child was asked to leave the school. In my opinion, she was more concerned w/ how she looked in the eyes of the other children, their parents, & her staff than in the progress & well-being of the children. I enrolled my child in the public school system & after only 1 meltdown, the faculty was able to appreciate my child's sensitivity, predict the triggers, & avoid future meltdowns. It takes understanding, skill, & patience, which OLPH lacks. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/21/12
Beware of this school. The principal is a bully and is unwilling to accept her mistakes. How Catholic is that? Furthermore, she has to much influence over the school. She does not adhere to California Ed Code Nor the Archdioses of LA. In addition, she is rude and has a superiority complex. It's a shame
... Read more bc the Director, office staff, and teachers seem great. Parents fight for your rights and don't spend money under this lack of leadership. In the end it is our children's education that matters most and DUSD has excellent schools and Principals for Free Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/17/12
My daughters attended this school years ago. OLPH prepared them for a rigorous high school, and along with it, for USC and UCLA. But I am most grateful for a solid Catholic education. This morning I contacted the principal after several years. Not only did she come to the phone immediately, but
... Read more remembered me and listened very politely and willingly to what I had to say. She modeled the Christian values that this school's website states that they profess to model. Thank you very much OLPH for so much. Read less
Posted by a other on 04/21/11
My daughter is finishing her time at OLPH this year. During her nine years K - 8 I have been very satisfied with the school. The academics are chalenging and the grading system is very strict, you need a 93% to get an A. The teachers as a whole are very good. I believe that the teachers that were
... Read more hired over the past four years or so have truly been outstandin. Mr. Miller is awesome, both Ms. Smiths have been great. Mr. Hernandez is outstanding and so is Mrs. Segura. The principal, Mrs. McMains, and the vice-principal, Mrs. Dominick, are very approachable and wiling to work with parents. About the only negative is the parent cliques that exist. Unfortunately this just a fact of life that exists everywhere. I certainly was not part of the clique, but I learned to work around them and still get my service hours completed. I would highly recommend OLH to parents seeking a quality Catholic educations. My daughter loves her school and will miss it greatly when she moves on to high school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/17/11
OLPH is an excellent school. I drive 50 min.each way but my two children 5th and 6th think that it is worth the sacrafice. They love their school and teachers. The principal is a wonderful person and is always willing to work with the parents.
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Posted by a parent on 03/11/10
olph is like a big family kids love each other and know each other no matter what grade they are , teachers are well prepare anf friedly beatiful staff i really trust OLPH
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Posted by a parent on 01/30/10
OLPH is a fine school and I am proud to have my children attend. I have gotten to know the teachers through my children and they have the children's best interest at heart. One of my children struggles and the teachers really work with him and want him to do well. Mrs. Mc Mains is open and inviting
... Read more and truly loves the children. She has helped me many a time. My eldest child is in high school now and I feel that he was very prepared for high school. The school is safe and caring. Yes, I wish we had air conditioning and maybe someday donations can make that happen. OLPH was worth the sacrifices that I've had to make to pay the tuition. A good bet for any parent looking for a school for their child. Read less
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Downey schools — Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Elementary School is located at 10441 Downey Ave, Downey CA 90241. 10441 Downey Ave is in the 90241 ZIP code in Downey, CA The school district for Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Elementary School is the Archdiocese Of Los Angeles. Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Elementary School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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