Students enrolled 677
School leader Martha Monahan

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700 Center Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

(310) 615-2676
(310) 640-9105
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4 stars
Based on 30 ratings

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April 17, 2014
I've been at Center Street School for two years now and it's been a great experience. The Teachers and staff really but the interest of the children ahead of everything. The school really puts the focus on what matters - The Children. The campus is clean, safe and inviting. Parents are welcome at anytime and if any concerns arise the faculty is always ready to help. Real glad we are part of this great school.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
My child has not attended this school, however I have attended a meeting on Common Core for English and took a tour with the principal. I left my tour and the meeting with a sense of confidence that this school and respective administrators have a vision for how to implement the Common Core Standards in both english and math. There is a well rounded education given to the students. The principal is very approachable and has a keen vision for the school and its future.

- submitted by a community member
October 29, 2013
I have two children that currently go to Center Street School. Their is such a strong community and excellent support from the staff!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
Center Street School is fantastic because the teachers and staff have successfully created an environment where education and a fun place to be are one in the same. My daughter loves going to school and always enjoys telling me about her structured day full of activities that constantly challenge her mind and creative thinking. Their after-school enrichment program is fantastic. My daughter loves her choir class!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
Great School. A+ teachers, A+ parents, A+ students. A+ neighborhood. K through 5. Excellent, excellent, excellent

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2013
I have 2 kids here - We love this school. I was concerned about class sizes being too high in our home district, and received an assurance from the principal that the class size has never and will never be over 25. Good enough for me, so we permitted in. Teachers we got assigned randomly were both fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2013
To the Parent that Posted February 24, 2013 It was an unfortunate incident, however the situation is a police matter and not school matter. I received several emails from both the board and school concerning the matter with the right amount of information they were allowed to provide. I don't think the school or board swept anything. They just can't make up or provide false information. Mrs. Janicek and Dr Yantz have done a superb job in educating and protecting our children. btw .. last I heard the DA has dropped charges against the alleged teacher

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2013
That issue with the inappropriate teacher sure got swept under the rug real ffast. I only heard about it from other parent at school nothing from school.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2012
Center St is a fantastic school. Caring, hard working teachers and principal. My kids love it here!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2011
Ms. Janicek is a superb principal and the school behaves as if it is a top notch private school. By enforcing a zero tolerance on bullying, Ms. Janicek taking the time and effort to learn every child by name and using strategies like allowing select 5th Graders to volunteer to be a special team to "patrol" the kindergarten grounds on recess helping smaller children problem solve their issues: they create an environment where it is safe for the children to speak up for themselves. Our children learn to look out for each other and be accountable for their actions.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2011
My daughter is graduating Center Street School next week. We had an excellant experinece. My daughter attened CSS from K and I have to say every teacher she had was great. The education is challenging and the principal is very involved and very approachable. I highly recommend it. I feel very confident that my daughter is ready for middle school.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2009
Overall, a great school. Teachers are responsive and involved. I'd like to see less busywork in the homework, and more emphasis on music, math and language. My son loves being a student here.

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October 27, 2009
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August 13, 2009
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February 28, 2008
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June 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2007
This school does well up against the average LAUSD elementary school. There are some minor flaws in their academic regimen, however the teachers are responsive and most are caring. Administration has never seemed overly courteous, but I do not deal with them often.

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January 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2006
I think this school is great!

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February 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
This school is adcademically very strong and balances equally with child's social manners and skills. The teachers are very experienced and understand each child's needs and work with each child and the parent to accompolish the expected standard level. Kids are well trained in kindergarten level to meet the challenges of further grades. Also kids are exposed to computers at kidergarten level each class have a computer to explore the topic assigned by the teacher under teacher's supevision. Also here is computer lab where kids are allowed to play educational games like jumpstart and other reading activities. also children have music class where they are taught music for all major religious celebration like christmas etc. Reading and Math are focused right from KG and emphasized at later grades so by 3rd grade each child will be able to read confidently and write grammatically and also add ,subtract and multiply and divide numbers

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2005
Center Street is a solid school with a great, supportive community. Parents are very involved, and my children (Kindergarten and 2nd Grade) have had wonderful teachers that are focused on learning. They do have a lot of parties and school events and performances, fields trips, etc., which I'm sure many feel contributes to the overall educational experience. I would prefer a more core academic thrust, with less 'fluffy' learning. But compared to the schools in the nearby districts, Center Street is top notch.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2005
I liked my sons teachers and they did give good feedback and information but I didn't care for lack of consideration when things changed on the schools activities calander which was done by hard copy, I don't get them as I'm not the custodial parent and I believe this could be improved if someone at the school could keep the online calander up to date which was not nor was the phone call in system for notification updated properly. This is an administration problem. I was generally ok with the principle but I hadn't had to interface with her to much. Overall I like the atmosphere of the school but I had concern over the computers at this school, they were very outdated which in this day and age is very important for the kids.

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August 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2005
School atmosphere is great for children to be educated and grow together. Staff is not very informative regarding program and activities. Not very personal and misleading in some ways. Disappointed with their ideas and relations as far as education being priority rather than pettiness of excluding a child for bias and presumptions.

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November 29, 2004
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November 29, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2004
I think Center Street is a wonderful school. I especially like the primary teachers who are caring and supportive.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2004
We love CSS. The teachers and principals are great in teaching both academics and good values. The school offers a lot of extracurricular activities that go a long way in building kids' self-esteem. There is frequent recognition for participation.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
This is an excellent school for excellent students, but a poor school for children with an learning difficulties. The Principal does not make herself available to parents, but delegates that responsibility to the Asst. Principal. There are some very good teachers and some very bad teachers.

- submitted by a parent
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Center Street Elementary
700 Center Street, El Segundo, CA  90245
(310) 615-2676
Last modified Center Street Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Center Street Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top