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Will Rogers Elementary School

24 reviews
2401 14th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-2364

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Especially the Special Ed. Teacher Ms.Aimee Peterson, who is Outstanding and has made an incredible difference in the lives of her students. :)
Posted by a parent on 3/14/2018
We looked at other schools in the area when we first entered our child three years ago from NYC, choosing Will Rogers due to proximity (and difficulty moving to other schools in SM). We had no idea how much we'd grow to love this school and the community over the past few years. Our child is excelling in math (it is STEM school...not just lip service) writing and critical thinking. They are taught leadership and compassion by incredible teachers and staff. We have 2 more kids on the Will rogers path, one in Pre-K and one right behind her. We couldn't be happier. GO ROGERS!
Posted by a parent on 1/30/2018
Amazing and dedicated teaching staff. Provide wonderful challenging and fun curriculum through the STEM focus. Diversity of the school provides a wonderful cultural experience. My kids have made lifelong friends.
Posted by a parent on 2/16/2017
I am new to the Will Roger's community, but it already feels like home. It's hard to say why this school is so much better than "just a 7" on the ranking because the other reasons have nothing to do with standardized testing. That's just one measure of efficacy in a school.Will Rogers supports the kids as people and their families too. It helps teach them how to build relationships and community, how to manage tough feelings, and really supports holistic development. You can't measure that on a test of math or reading. Those are important, but just a facet of the whole story.I am a parent of a very strong, confident, resilient child with big feelings. The transition to this school and city hit our family hard and our child especially. She began acting out in ways we had never seen before, and we were worried and unsure how to support her. The school stepped in beautifully. Fearing that they might assume she was a bad kid or we were bad parents, we never heard or saw ANYTHING that even hinted at that. In fact, they were so supportive. Coming together, helping her, helping us, helping each other- all with the same goal.Months later, we are coming out of the transition. She loves school again. She feels settled and there hasn't been any acting out. I can't express to you how relieved I am and how grateful I am to the support from my new community.Yes. Grades are important. Math, reading, science- these are all important. She'll be fine with that, and I am not worried here because I know that she will be able to benefit from class time now that she has started figuring out all the social and emotional pieces.But teaching my daughter how to manage herself and navigate challenges has been the most important thing that this school has given us.Thank you, Will Rogers Learning Community.
Posted by a parent on 2/1/2017
ITs hard to express why this is such a special school, you just have to experience the community, the VERY involved parents and the amazing staff we have here. I have a son who went through now at JAMS< and a 2nd grader . The diversity of this school is what makes it so special, children learn empathy and community. If you go WRLC , you definitely have to be a part of the PTA , so you get involved with the school activities and the parents. This is a huge part of the school. We have an ART teacher, music , science, and a math magnet. Wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
Posted by a community member on 5/31/2015

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Santa Monica schools - Will Rogers Elementary School is located at 2401 14th Street, Santa Monica CA 90405. Will Rogers Elementary School is in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Will Rogers Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.

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