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Old 06-20-2007, 02:35 AM
 
Location: Inland Empire
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I am a teacher in Southern California (in the Inland Empire), I was wondering which school districts you thought were the BEST to work for? Which support teachers, etc....!
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:23 AM
 
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That is a question that really only an individual person can answer based on personality, what they prefer, etc....

In the Inland Empire I have friends who worked in Glendora, West Covina, Temple City, Arcadia and San Dimas who loved it.

I worked in LAUSD for 16.5 years and loved it. But those people listed above would have sold body parts before allowing themselves to have to work in LAUSD!

So, each person is different. LAUSD has a very, very strong union and I really have come to appreciate that. There are also many issues with working in LAUSD, but overall, I preferred it.

I personally think you need to figure out what is important to you (what do you mean by support teachers? for example) and find people who work in those districts and ask questions.

Dawn
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:17 AM
 
Location: in a house
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I am a teacher in Southern California (in the Inland Empire), I was wondering which school districts you thought were the BEST to work for? Which support teachers, etc....!
Without a doubt, Conejo Valley Unified and Las Virgenes. Las Virgenes is part of Los Angeles bordering Ventura County..very small, and Conejo Valley is Ventura County with many schools to choose from. One of the top high schools in the country is Westlake High in Westlake Village (CVUSD).
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:09 AM
 
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Educator, where do you teach? My son is in special classes in Glendora. I find his classes to be very good. Especially the teacher to student ratio.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:07 AM
 
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Default Oak Park, Westlake

Great informatin from puffle... can anybody help me with this?
Puffle seems to know quite a bit about Oak Park and Westlake.
I would appreciate if you guys give info on Brookside, Oak Hills, Westlake and Westlake Hills Elementary. I know they are all schools with high API, I know these are great and quite communities, etc.
I would like to know more about how well are the kids served in these schools in regards to special needs or when the kids are not over and above these schools standards.
I understand that sometimes the schools do well because of the extra tutoring the kids get and not necessary for the schools help. I kind of want some more inside info on these specific schools. THANK YOU!!!
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:24 AM
 
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The first one that comes to mind for me is the Palos Verdes Unified School District. Both Peninsula and Palos Verdes are consistently ranked in the top 100 high schools in the country. Can't do that without a strong teacher ethic and parental support.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: RSM
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Los Alamitos School District tends to have fairly seasoned teachers, which I think lends to a good environment to work for. 15-20+ year teachers are fairly common in the district, and many of them have done it all in the district from the start. Also difficult to get into without expierence/references in general
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Old 08-08-2008, 12:42 AM
 
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Default Need Help!!

I would appreciate if somebody help me out. My son is about to start high school. I live in Los Angeles. We live a couple blocks from Belmont High School.
I checked on PSK12.com, and Belmont High School is on the 768th. I want my son to have a good education. I want him to have the right education and skills to be prepared for college?

I see that Beverly Hills High School in on the first 100 best high schools.
what should I do? I know that I may not get my son to be transferred to another high school.
Thank you
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Old 08-09-2008, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Malibu/Miami Beach
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I would appreciate if somebody help me out. My son is about to start high school. I live in Los Angeles. We live a couple blocks from Belmont High School.
I checked on PSK12.com, and Belmont High School is on the 768th. I want my son to have a good education. I want him to have the right education and skills to be prepared for college?

I see that Beverly Hills High School in on the first 100 best high schools.
what should I do? I know that I may not get my son to be transferred to another high school.
Thank you
Only one way is to move house close to a good school,then you stand a fighting chance.
BHHS is a good school my son is in a band with two kids from that school and they seem like good kids to me.
However I would guess that over 50% of the kids are from family's that could put their kids into private schools if they wanted to!
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:25 PM
 
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I am an ex teacher. The best districts are Whittier, Pomona, Santa Monica Malibu.
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