I would like to start by saying that i have never taken the time to post a review about a school before. But with my personal experience in ward elementary i just had to. I lived in downey for 6 years but i had to move to another area, but let me tell you about a very special teacher Mrs Rippel, my son Damian adores her and misses her dearly, when he started school he didn't know how to write his name, how to behave in class, etc but she always had patience with him and encouraged him all the time and most importantly she believed in his capacity to learn. she is the BEST TEACHER any student would love to have and any parent would trust their child with. Mrs Rippel if you see this we love you your the best hope to one day see you again keep up the amazing job your doing take care god bless you. Overall i love this school so much they are very organized in everything they do and i recommend this school. Goooo Wildcats!!!