Students enrolled 544
School leader Marcia Koff
Transportation options Yes
District Los Angeles Unified School District

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16941 Addison Street
Encino, CA 91316

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(818) 995-7110
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4 stars
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November 05, 2014
We are in our 6th year at this school and I have nothing but praise for the teachers, staff and parent volunteers. The teachers are amazing, passionate educators who work tirelessly to support our kids, teaching them not only the standard curriculum, but also teaching them the importance of responsibility, leadership and citizenship.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2014
This is our 7th year at the school and I still firmly believe it is one of the best schools around. Parent involvement is wonderful. The kids in the SAS program are adequately challenged and the kids not in the SAS program are adequately nurtured. The teachers and principal are wonderful and know every child by name. Coach Dimitri is very cool as is Mr. Rodriguez (computers)

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
My kids have had a great experience here for years. Its too bad one family can tarnish it with one bad review. Send your kids here without any reservations.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2014
Good school, very focused on testing. Teacher are above average, the principle does not how to handle tough situation.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
My granddaughter started Encino Elementary Charter school Aug 13, 2013. She is a kindergarten student. I have been on campus to drop off, help in the classroom testing and and for pick-up. I take her too the library and have met several teachers and other parents. I have attended school functions I have been impressed over and over again with how well the school is run and how well the kindergarten classes have settled in. They are learning so much and the class time is packed with lessons which give them a sense of adventure and expectation as they are learning so many things at one time. The older children are bright, well spoken and seem happy in the school. The expIectation that these 5 year olds are capable of being able to learn to write, read, listen, and learn early math skills is an exciting. I am very impressed with this School.

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2013
We feel so lucky to have our son at Encino! My son is attending K and he really loves it! . I can't tell enough about Ms. Romero, she does an outstanding job teaching the students! .She is caring, and concerned about students from the second they arrive until the minute they leave.The parent involvement is amazing! This is a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
I am very happy we switched to Encino Charter Elementary. My child has never done better academically and otherwise. She went from 2s in behavior and 2s and 3s in academics to straight 3s all around. Now we are aiming for 4s, and she has one of the best 5th grade teachers I have ever met.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2013
My children are so happy at Encino Elementary. The staff and teachers are dedicated to excellence. The parents make it possible by supporting the kids and the school. The combination of caring teachers and parents create a winning environment for students. A real gem of a public elementary school!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
Truly an amazing school for special education kids. This school is one of the best in LAUSD if your child is mild on the spectrum. Also, it's small and has a nice homey feel.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2012
I could not ask for better. We had our son in a private school for pre-K and were so let down by the teachers and administration, that looking for a new school made us both tired and negative. After spending last year with Encino, and our son having the best Kinder experience I could ask for - I will tell anyone who asks what makes Encino Charter such a phenominal school. The teachers are caring, well trained and concerned about students from the second they arrive until the minute they leave. The principal is superb at her job. She balances nurture and discipline fairly, in my opinion. The parents are so involved and if the school was not performing to their standards, why would they spend so much time there. The students are the best part of the school. They really care about their own goals and accomplishments and are proud to be at school. You can see it every morning at assembly. It speaks volumes to what their day is like. As a parent I couldn't ask for more. THANK YOU!!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2012
We feel so lucky to have our son at Encino! We have such an amazing group of Teachers & Parents that work together to make this the best school for our children!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2012
I am so happy both my boys have the opportunity to attend this school. Teachers and parents are very involved and the principal is always available and willing to assist in anything that is needed.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2012
I could not be happier to be a part of this school, with two kids currently enrolled. From the principal to the teachers to the parents, everyone is involved and invested in the kids and in making sure they receive a quality education. This school is a gem within the LAUSD system.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2012
I love this school. it is clean. Teachers are so caring for the kids. Their reading rocks program is fantastic and really energizes the kids to read. Parent involvement is really high. My sons wouldn't want to go to school anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2012
This a wonderful school. The parent involvement is amazing! the staff is caring and nurturing! I love this school. This is truly what an elementary school should be and others should strive to be.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2012
The best kept secret in the valley is this school! What a fine example of what a public school should strive to be like. Encino Explorers ROCK! I have two girls at Encino. My Kinder is in Ingram's class (love him) and my older daughter because she is an SAS student is in Mrs. Siskens 3rd grade classroom (love her). We are new this year as this is our neighborhood school and I can't say enough wonderful things about this school. The Principal Mrs. Marcia Koff is in one word AMAZING! I have never ever seen a principal who goes way beyond the call of duty. She is what makes this school Outstanding. I love how she includes EVERYONE, and makes you as a parent welcome. She is by far an asset to Encino Elementary. Not sure why this school is not graded with a 10. No one can top this incredible school. We are honored to be a part of Encino Elementary!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2011
My daughter had a great Kinder year and is loving 1st grade. The parent involvement here is OFF THE HOOK and really makes a difference. I couldn't be more thrilled with the teachers, staff, students and facilities.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2011
My daughter is beginning 1st Grade today and my son who is now 13 graduated from Encino. We are so lucky to have won a seat in Open Enrollment! We loved our son here and now our daughter is so fortunate! I have one more little 3 year old and I hope I can continue with him enrolling as well!

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2011
We are so lucky to be at Encino. My daughter will be entering 1st grade this year, and we discovered quickly last year how above and beyond the faculty goes for their students. The new principal is amazing with the right balance of authority and warmth. But what makes the school are the parents and families who realize that LAUSD's cutbacks would be tragic if they didn't step up to fill in the gaps. Parent fund-raising supports an art, science, computer and P.E. teacher as well as keeps the library supported by an awesome librarian. We could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2011
Great school in every aspect! The teachers are wonderful. And they put great emphasis in all aspects of education like art, computer, science and PE, not only the regular academic curriculum. Truly deserving of being called a GREAT school!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2011
This school has been great. After a horrible experience at my son's old private school, Encino Elementary Staff was very welcoming. Encino's staff really cares about the kids and the parents are always actively involved. As new comers we were welcomes by the staff, teachers, and even the kids where very sweet to my son. We have now been there for over two years. My son enjoys going to school and loves all his teachers. i can not recommend Encino Elementary School enough. If you want harding individuals who really care about your child to look after there well being this is the school to go too!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2011
Fantastic school! Love how involved the parents are and what a great job the teachers do.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2011
We feel so fortunate to have found Encino Elementary School. With all the LAUSD cutbacks we were worried that we would need to send our daughter to private school in order to get her a quality education. But the level of parent involvement at this school is truly unbelievable, along with a Principal who encourages and supports her teachers and students. The reading program is amazing, along with the library and our wonderful librarian. The computer lab and teacher are top notch... the diversity of the student population is truly a microcosm of the entire country, makes us very proud to be Encino Elementary School parents, can't say enough good things about it!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2011
We are very happy at Encino Elementary. The teachers are excellent and the computer lab, PE and art and science teachers are all supported by the parent association. a lovely community where my children are thriving.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2010
I culminated from Encino Elementary last year and I am so happy I had the greatest 6 years of school!!! I loved that school so much, and I wish the school would continue up to 12th grade. Thanks to all of my teachers who helped me throughout my years and i will never regret going to that wonderful school!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
October 13, 2010
Great community of families and faculty working together. Dad's and Dudes know how to put on great events and the ETEAM works hard to raise funds for the increasingly long list of programs NOT funded by the district. I heart Encino Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2010
My son just started kindergarten, and loves it! I am very impressed with the structure and organization. This school made me feel as if it was a private school, with the loving attention and student support, from both teachers and parents. Very Happy!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2010
Since my son has attended Encino Elementary, I have seen a huge improvement in his knowledge. His teacher is wonderful and with the new Principal, we should be seeing some major improvements this year. API score went up, and we are looking forward to a very fun and educational school year.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2010
We feel so fortnuate to have gotten into Encino in the open enrollment process. The new principal seems highly qualified and dedicated, our teacher is fabulous, and the staff are all helpful. Our interactions with the E-TEAM members and other families have been extremely positive and we've been very motivated by their efforts. It will be a wonderful year and what a great way to start with an impressive 916 API score!!

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2010
Was very unhappy with the way problems were handled at Encino (under Ms. Kaplan's leadership). After 4 years there and being part of the E-TEAM, I pulled both my kids and moved them to a better school. Good luck under the new management!

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2010
Incredible school with dedicated teachers, a new principal who is going to do a terrific job, huge support from the E-TEAM (Encino's Parent Organization). The parents are all encouraged to participate in volunteering and fundraising and are always welcome. We put the children first and have an art teacher, PE coach, computer lab teacher and I hear we are possibly going to have a science teacher! Such a warm family-like atmosphere. We have 2 children at the school and love it!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2010
I am so excited to get envolved with this school! I love reading all of the comments! It just makes me want to be a part of my child's life more! FABULOUS SCHOOL!.... PERIOD!

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2010
This was our first year at this school. My son had a wonderful experience. Most of the teachers are great. There are only two drawbacks: The principal (and the word is she is leaving and that is a good thing). And the other is the parents that run the E-team (PTO). This organization is run unprofessionally and the board members chase those parents away that want to volunteer and help the school. They involve themselves in petty gossip and speak unkindly of others. Save your volunteering for the classroom!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2010
EES has an amazing parent organization (E-TEAM) that raised around $150,000 to pay for programs such as PE, art, computer lab, assemblies and field trips. These programs benefit all students. The E-TEAM tries to involve all parents with many opportunities to help EES either by volunteering or contributing financially. The teachers care and are giveing their students an excellent education. The class sizes have not increased. This school has a "small town" community feel and a great group of parents that support their children by being a positive force at EES.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2010
Our son just completed his second year at Encino and we couldn't be happier. The teaching staff is some of the best that i have ever seen and feel that they are definitely preparing our children for the future. Mrs. Kaplan runs this school perfectly - great teaching staff, safety and amazing parent involvement. While Mrs. Kaplan is not the most friendly principal, she gets the job done and her top priority is the children and their education. She took this school from a lower performance school to one of the Top 5 in the Los Angeles School district. Her job is not to be warm and fuzzy, it is to provide our children with a safe and knowledsgeable environment - which she has truly excelled at.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2010
The best special education program is at this public school. The Assistant Principal really knows her stuff, and she cares about the kids. When she says she's going to follow up on an issue, you can be sure you'll get a call or an email and then some. Thank you for putting my mind at ease.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
There is very good parent involvement at this school. The teachers seem to care and the students do well at this school. One of the better elementary schools in LAUSD.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
The entire school community is committed to working together to help make the school be the best it can be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Caring teachers, committed parent group, and well managed facilities set this valley elementary school apart from its peers.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
I have a son who is leaving & thank goodness he is!! They have a proposednew by-laws that they want to pass & it requires anyone who wants to go to their E-TEAM (their version of PTA) meeting to pay. If you don't pay, you can't attend the meeting. So if my friend who is thinking of putting their child in this school wants to see what it's about, they can't because they are not a paying 'member'. Yes, member. They think they are an exclusive country club. Get a clue people, we have enough problems with LAUSD & the state! It's a public school, not private! It is the parents who will eventually run the school to the ground- with a little help from the principal, they should do more damage than any budget cut could ever do. Parent participation

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Incredible parent involvement as well as a 'Dads' organization. You have a real feeling of community with parents, teachers, staff and students working toward an amazing school and community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
The school community of teachers, staff, and parents, led by the principal, is wonderful. We are so happy to be at Encino!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
Encino Elementary is loosing some of it's White students and quite a bit of the Black population due to the leadership of it's principal. The school has reached an all time high of chaos this school year 2009-2010. Over 30 parents pulled their kids out of this school 2008-2009 school year and more are scheduled to leave before the 2010-2011 school year begins. This school is in dire need of a new Principal. Most of the teachers are great and committed. Parents are involved, but constantly asked/requested to give an enormous amount of money. it's like paying for private school. Better management should be enforced here to regain a healthy enviornment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
The principal makes this school. She is stern as a principal should be but also caring. I love the PE coach as well and some of the teacher's are great as well.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
The school community is great. There is lots of involved families and many ways for people to participate in the school community.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
My children are third generation Encino Explorers. This incredible school is an amazing combo of great faculty, incredible teachers and very involved and concerned parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
Encino Elementary has an exceptionally strong parent community, including a very active organization of Dads, and a very dedicated facility. This combination provides the students with an exceptionally strong program, particularly for an urban public school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
It is an amazing school with incredible parent support.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
this is a wonderful school. The teachers and principal are involved and caring. I am very happy that this is our neighborhood school. We love it !!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
Encino Elementary is an amazing school and part of LAUSD. It has great teachers and great parent involvement. This is my first year at Encino with my 6 year old and look forward to my 2 year old attending as well!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
Encino is a great little school in the big mess of LAUSD. It has great teachers and wonderful parent involvement. My son started this year in Kinder and I'm looking forward to many more years with my 2 year old attending as well!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
The school is an amazing community of parents who are devoted to volunteering and making our children's lives enriched and fulfilled.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
We are a small community of very devoted parents who work hard at raising money to make our school the best it can be for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
Encino Elementary is an amazing school and we could not be happier with the experience and eduucation that our kindergarten child is getting. A key difference here is the extremely strong and commited community of parents that go above and beyond to raise money and support our school. We have feel as though we have ownership in the school and work tirelessly to raise money to aid our teachers and administrators as they nuture, educate, and support our children.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
It's a wonderful school, I love that my daughter goes to Encino Elementary

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 03, 2010
I wish we could support LAUSD schools, but they have consistenly showed that thier focus is not the kids. With 29 kids in a kindergarten class, we felt forced to seek a better environment for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2010
On paper this is a great school. Most of the teachers are really committed to the children. We felt compelled to leave to seek a better, warmer, more encouraging environment from the principal on down, one that goes beyond the paper trail. Wish we could have found it in an LAUSD school.

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December 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2009
I love this school! The principal is very sweet and caring when you get to know her, great after school enrichment classes, excellent teachers. Diverse student population. Great Art teacher, Amazing PE coach, Fantastic librarian and library, fun and educational computer classes. Lots of fun events...They have been very good to my daughter and family...we love encino elementary!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2009
Encino is a great school, great teachers, and great saff. Love you Encino. my son go there and he loves it very much.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2009
Pros: great teachers who challenge students who show that they are ready for more, the art classes are superb, computer teacher is wonderful, PE twice a week, nice after school programs, friendly campus Cons: I wasn't thrilled with the principle - she really does her job but, is lacking in 'people skills'!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
The parent-teacher-staff relationships contribute greatly to the well-rounded success of our school.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
Encino Elementary not only has terrific teachers, a high API score, but an excellent computer lab, art teacher, PE coach, new library and many assemblies for the kids to enjoy. We love this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
Everyone is really great! I went there and loved it and I wanted my kids to go there too. The kids get a really well rounded education here.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
Awesome parent involvement, excellent programs and staff, brand new library! Principal open to new ideas.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
We are not only a great school, we are also a awsome community.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2009
The teachers have been wonderful with my son! They are very patient and very informative of my son's progress.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2009
Great school , the entire staff is great. Eteam does a great job parents need to get more involved though.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2009
I have had two boys go to Encino Elementry from K to 5th grade. I have never had one bit of trouble, the teachers, staff and students have been helpful and kind. The education they received has lead them to be more then ready for middle school and they are in honors classes. I highly recommend this school

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2008
The school is wonderful. I couldn't of asked for a better school. The E-team puts in so many hours to make sure that our kids have all the extra things that LAUSD doesn't offer anymore. The teachers and staff are wonderful and hard working.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2008
School atmosphere very overly concerned with testing. Principal is semi-human and that seems to be reflected in the discipline-first attitude of many teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2008
Disapointed in this school. Have two kids in but leaves much to be desired.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2008
Encino Elementary is an incredible school. Ms. Kaplan is an excellent principal and the teachers are just wonderful. Academics are a high priority and the teachers make learning an enjoyable experience for all the kids. The school offers an SAS program, special ed., science, computer, art, music, phys. ed and after school programs. Parent involvement is high and everyone enjoys working together for the benefit of the school and the kids. My 4 kids have all been in either the SAS or Gifted & Talented Education programs at Encino and as a picky parent I was very impressed with the depth of their learning and their test scores!

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July 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2008
Pros: 1. High quality teachers (if you get involved, you'll learn quickly which 3 to avoid and which 10 are worth their weight in gold); 2. High parent involvement (partly because many students are open enrollment); 3. Students are very nice overall (5th grade hormones notwithstanding); 4. Principal runs a tight ship; 5. Great diversity ethnically, geographically and economically 6. High rate of gifted students so SAS classes are challenging, test scores are high. Cons: 1. Principal is not a people person but this is a small price to pay for strong leadership and ability to hire great teachers; 2. Bussing is being phased out so diversity and funding are decreasing; 3. Some of the non-teaching staff is useless. More and more local parents are choosing Encino El over private school, for good reason. My children are happy, challenged, love their teachers & peers, and are growing up with a real sense of community. We re lucky to be here.

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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 27, 2008
My son is in the special education pre school program at Encino Elementary. The teacher is amazing, and the aid is wonderful! My son has grown so much because of this classroom and how well it is structured and run. I feel blessed that I choose to put him in this class because it has made a significantly positive impact on him and his future.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2007
I am a parent of a student with disabilities and greatly miss Ms. Averill. She was a breath of fresh air and always had a smile on her face. She helped my child and me. Teachers are kind and helpful. Principal is rarely on campus. She is never there when I need to talk to her.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2007
Excellent School. The Parents are amazing and do so much to support all the extracurricular activities. So much diversity. Teachers are awesome. My son is in 3rd grade and my daughter in KG.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2007
Both of my kids attend this school. My oldest is in her 3rd year. What a wonderful school. Both of my children are part of the SAS program at the school. They are extremely happy at Encino. Academics are a high priority. The E-Team is a strong organization that sponsors many programs such as science, art, p.e., the computer lab and many after-school extra-curricular classes, etc. This school is very diverse which is very important to us. Very high parent involvement. My youngest will start Kindergarten in Fall 2008. Can't wait!

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July 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
We have found Encino to be a wonderful school in every way. The diversity is real and the school really supports it. We came from a private school that offered only lip-service. In addition, Encino's educational program is far superior to our former school and comparable to any private school in the SFV. Encino is worth paying for.

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- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
A very strong community school. The E-team (PTA + Booster combined) is highly involved and parents are active,both with fundraising and with volunteering. Combined with a leader of a principal, the school continues to overachieve and the students are absolutely thriving. Enrichment programs, PE coach (2x/week), art, music, plus, plus, plus. Great school. Wish it were K-8 instead of only K-5! My daughter is in Grade 1. It is very important to get involved with the school as a parent - in whatever capacity you are able to do so. Attend E-team meetings, volunteer for yard or traffic duty. Get to know the principal, parent and teachers and you'll find yourself in a warm, friendly and proactive community.

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September 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2006
Encino Elementary is an incredible school. The parent involvement is wonderful and my child has grown tremendously from his Kindergarten experience. Mrs. Kato is an excellent teacher who deeply cares about the education of her students. The enrichement and arts program are exceptional as well. I highly recommend this school to anyone who wants top quality education.

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- submitted by a staff
March 17, 2006
This is our first year, kindergarten, at Encino Elementary. This is the hidden gem in the Valley. A top notch shool, an amazing and talented teaching staff, a principal who loves her school, and a group of parents who have gone the extra mile to make sure that the needs of the staff and students are met. Since it's an open enrollment school you have diversity unlike any other school in the area. The new website is http://encinoelementary.tripod.com/ and there you can find out about the new enrichment classes, updates on the api scores and more. I just love this place. We look forward to more years of greatness from this incredible school!

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2006
My daughter is in 1st grade, her second year at Encino Elementary. She has had some behavorial problems and I have found so much wonderful support at this school. Both teachers have been open and eager to work with me. The parents are very involved and they have a strong Booster Club and PTA which allows them to offer quite a selection of enrichment activities. All in all I'm very happy that my child is at this school.

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- submitted by a former student
January 23, 2006
Today my wife and I visited the school's open house. I must admit I was expecting the worse. Everyone in my neighborhood seems to want to send their kids to Lanai. I was surprised how good of a school this is. There is no more busing. The test scores are going up. The teachers we met were fantastic. It was clean. Theyu have an advanced program. What else can I say! I talked to parents whose children already go to Encino Elementary. They all love it. What else is there to say?

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
I am very happy with this school.The teachers are for the most excellent and caring. I think that the staff, the teachers and the principal work hard to make sure the kids reach their academic level and are happy and thriving.The parents involvement is good but people are not overly pushy like I have seen in other schools.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2005
I love this school! My daughter attended from K-5. She excelled here and was very happy. She was very well prepared for middle school where the transition was easy and her grades are still excellent.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2005
I have been lucky enough to have had two children attend this amazing school. Encino Elementary is a wonderful neighborhood school. The teachers are extremely knowledgable and very caring. My children have had a wonderful experience with each and every teacher that they have had so far. Our principal is helpful as well as concerned about every student. She is committed to making sure that the school provides each student with an outstanding educational experience. Our parent participation is incredible. Thanks to our Booster Club and PTA that encompasses so many volunteers we have been able to provide many extracurricular programs for our children. We have an art teacher,music teacher,chorus teacher,P.E. coach as well as an orchestra teacher. We have an SAS and GATE program which provide the children with challenging and rewarding experiences.I am so fortunate that my children have had the oppurtunity to attend such an outstanding school.

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August 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2005
Very mediocre. It is a small community school without problems or excellence. I recommend looking at others before settling for this one.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
Our son loved his experience in kindergarten last year and is very excited to begin 1st grade in September. His teacher Ms. W was fantastic. The parent involvement is wonderful, at least in the lower grades, which is the only group I can comment fairly on. The academic opportunities are there if the parent gets involved and encourages the student each day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 12, 2005
The quality of our school is climbing. Still has a ways to go as far as test scores and hiring great teachers, but the parents are involved and that helps. Has greatly improved in the last two years.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2005
I like this school, my son loved it, like the activities...unfortunately we had to move....alot of parent activities, and programs.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2005
I have found the academic programs offered at this school to be very good. The staff is enthusiastic about teaching and my children are enthusiastic about being in class. There are computers, music and many extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2005
I think it is very good school, great teachers! Great activities! PTA involvement the best I ever seen. Academic programs need improvement to high level. It is a safety area but unless be more secure staff for kids staying after school hours (Gate is open...and with all respect anyone can get in and get out.) Safety of the children it is very important! It is sad that the school need to cut out 1 hour from after school hours. Some parents has a difficalty to pick up the kids before 5:00pm. The school has a very good program at summer. Wish it be more hours every day. Thank you for your concern!

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2005
Encino is a wonderful school with strong academic focus and an arts bent (music, choir, visual arts). Strong leadership from the principal sets the tone for serious learning. The active PTA/Boosters Club helps immensely, parents become friends, and the school is a community in the truest sense. Mrs. Price is a WONDERFUL teacher. We paid big $$$ for private school last year and were very unhappy... we are very happy at Encino!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2005
Encino Elementary is a wonderful school with an extrememly committed staff of teachers and administrators. The students are valued and nurtured to the best of their own abilities. Not only are academics important, but the school has created an environment where music, art, physical education, and computer learning are valued as well. I have made some of my best friends at the school. We all feel like we are a community and are all looking out for the best of all our children. The parent involvement is high because of this. My first grader has thrived because of the environment at the school. There is a very low turnover of teachers and I would be happy with whichever teacher we receive next year.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
My daughter is in the special education preschool program and since she's started, she has improved her academic & socialization skills by leaps and bounds. The teacher is fantastic in structuring the curriculum and talking to parents regarding their children's needs. She's always open and available before and after school hours and gives direct and honest reviews of my child's performance, as well as how to support her at home.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2004
I have experienced nothing but great things at Encino. The principle Ms. Kaplan has helped me with any issues I've had. Ms. Silver is great! My daughter enjoys going to class every day. And she has learned alot. Mr. Riley is also a great GATE teacher and my son is now in the gifted program. I wish this school went up to the 12th grade. I'm finding it very hard to find a jr. high school that compares to Encino. Thank you Encino Elementary. -Theresa Culp

- submitted by a parent
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Encino Charter Elementary School
16941 Addison Street, Encino, CA  91316
(818) 784-1762
Last modified Encino Charter Elementary School is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Encino Charter Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 126 reviews. Top