It saddens me to share with you that Parent Elementary School currently has the lowest enrollment in Inglewood Unified School District and could be slated for closure if enrollment numbers don’t increase. Parents believe the declining enrollment is directly linked to the high turnover in staffing.
There have been THREE principals since Mr. Gregory left in 2018. We had a principal that left abruptly after him with no explanation. He was there for three months.
Mrs. Hammond then became the interim while we waited for another one. In 2020, we got Ms. Nayfield and she left at the end of this year.
I recall when state administrator Dr. Don Brann told parents to not take their children out of Parent, because many wanted to leave for Wiseburn School District. You may also recall when residents in Ladera wanted to join the Culver City School District because of the myriad of problems.
Teachers are also leaving too.
Here’s a fun fact about who the school is named for from Wikipedia.
Frank D. Parent was a founder of the Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association in 1923, shortly after he served on a coroner’s jury that found that an “illegal masked and armed mob, presumably instigated and directed by members of the K.K.K.”, caused the death of an Inglewood policeman during a 1922 raid by 50 to 200 men on a suspected bootlegger and his family.
Don’t think it’s not being noticed that the schools with the highest value in property both have the lowest enrollment in the district. Morningside Park and Ladera where homes were hitting the market in excess of $1 million.
Concerned Inglewood parent, resident