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Gardena, CA
Students enrolled: 784
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1620 West 162nd Street
Gardena, CA 90247

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(310) 327-9420
(310) 324-6949
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September 11, 2014
I have been going to this school for 4 years. I'm in third grade.I think this is school is great.The teachers are firm when they need to be.I love the events we did a recycling,major hulu hoping, and at the end of the year we have a party! It doesn't need to improve it's perfect.But when you get in trouble you have to do pushupes pushupes!!!! Other than that it's perfect

- submitted by a community member

August 04, 2011
Denker is under new leadership as of July 29, 2011, and the teaching staff is wonderful. It is a school you definitely want to checkout.

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no rating
October 12, 2009
zero score! This school is terrible and the administration dept. is not competent and they could care less about the students! Complain all you want and they fall on deaf ears... guess it because they are part of the LAUSD failing system. Sad but true.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 17, 2008
Denker Ave. is a wonderful schoolthat offers students a welcoming environment and motivated teachers that care about their student's academic success. The only thing that the school is lacking is support from parents. The school has a wonderful PTA president but they lack parents who are willing to take the time to participate in their children education

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 09, 2008
I am a parent of a student that went to Denker for the Pre-K program with Mrs. Snow and Kindergarden with Mrs. Morihara and I have to say I was very please with both teachers and Denker Elementary School. They put a lot of effort in teaching their students. When ever there I had a question or concern, I asked the teachers and got an answer. As parents we can not just stand, watch and expect our kids to be the best in school without our involvement. Volunteering or helping in/out of our kids classroom is very important. Unfortunately our family had to move but I would've like her to finish all her elementary there.

- submitted by a parent

December 05, 2006
The school is good overall. They do have a big security flaw in their afterschool program. Teachers are OK some better or worse than others. Parents get involved to a certain level but most do not speak up when they see something wrong.

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2006
I love this school because is always informing all parents of programs that can help students. They are very involved with the kids.

- submitted by a parent

September 07, 2005
My children attended this school for 4 years. The school has progressed tremendously from 4 years ago. The school does offer an after school program for those students that are behind, however the quality of the program is not that great. This program was not beneficial for my daughter. Extracurricular activities are rare, with the exception of music. Parent's are very involved here.

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2005
I really love this school. My son is in kinder and I really like the response with his teacher. Her name is Mrs.Gutierez. I just hope that my daughter gets her next year. The programs they offer here are great too. So if your moving to this area and considering Denker I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2004
This is an excellent, no nonsense school that puts the kids to the books to learn, learn, learn. While most of the children are from low income, minority homes these are some of the brightest stars. The staff is committed and most of the teachers have many years of experience at this school. I would like to see more beauty in the school surroundings. The PTA could paint flowers or pixs of children on the buildings instead of paying $$$ to have a DJ and balloons go up in the air. Area schools such as Torrance District have beautiful schools that have better play equipment and the schools just look inviting. Children feel what they see. I do believe this is an awesome school and while we are one of the few to have a choice we chose this public school instead of private for all that it has to offer the children.

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2003
This school has very low parent help!

- submitted by a parent

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Denker Avenue Elementary School
1620 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA  90247
(310) 327-9420
Last modified Denker Avenue Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Denker Avenue Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top