Students enrolled 512
School leader Rebeca Witt

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2307 Mountain Avenue
La Crescenta, CA 91214

(818) 248-7766
(818) 248-6352
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4 stars
Based on 41 ratings

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June 24, 2014
Mountain Ave Elementary is the school to send your child to, our young ones will build skills to last them a lifetime. In short, as my son puts it, Mountain Ave. Elementary truly ROCKS! The school is a high achieving academic school and it is due to the fact of great leadership, starting with our beloved Principal Rebecca Witt. Ms. Witt s love for the school is so beautifully shown throughout the campus, via her students, her staff and parents and it ripples with the excellent and seamless manner of teamwork and unison. Parent involvement is encouraged and welcomed. My son had Ms. Haydt for his 5th grade teacher, WOW to Ms. Haydt s performance, as she is an unbelievable extraordinary teacher. The students looked forward to her class, they were fun, they were filled with knowledge; and the students learned and understood their lessons from their assignments. Betanzos Family

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
We've bought our current and previous home near this school when my oldest was 4 years old, so that she can go to Mt Ave. and she's now freshmen in college I also have 10th grader in CV High and 3rd Grader here at Mt. Best of the best teachers every year with all three kids so far. Go and visit this school and you'll know what I mean.. I did that 14 years ago and bought my house just so that I can send my kids to Mountain Avenue....You'll agree that Mt Ave is much better than most private schools. It's 10 out of 10 for a reason.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
I have three children at this school, one who has now gone on to middle school. I have never had a negative experience at Mountain Ave. This is a school with a great amount of parent involvement. The teachers are capable and caring. The front office is a busy place but I find them cheerful and helpful at all times. My oldest child was well prepared for middle school. I know my children enjoy learning here and have made great friends. I have gotten to know many of the other parents through the volunteer opportunities and love being part of the school community.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2013
I totally agree with other reviewers , the principle Mrs. witt does not take any steps to address parents' concerns or act upon them ! Some teachers are really rude, the from desk secretary is not pleasant at all !

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2013
The principal Ms Witt is very cold and unapproachable. Doesn't care about parents concerns and is unresponsive. Only thing she seems to care about is test scores and her own reputation as the best school in the district. Receptionist in the front office is the same.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2013
Overall, the school is quite good. However the current Principal does not seem interested in the concerns of the parents and does not always appear to act with the best interest of the students in mind.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2012
What a relief. We love Mountain Avenue. Truly a neighborhood school. My kids are eager to go to school every day!!

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2012
This is a great school for my son. I have been sending my son to a private school in Arcadia for 4 years. Finally I've decided to try public schools and see how it goes. I have to say, I feel like Ive wasted my $$$ for nothing! The teachers in this school are helpful & encouraging. I see a such a drive in my son to finish his work on time and do the best he can, instead of just finishing his work. I am very happy with my decision. Ms. Leining and Ms. Schroeder are incredible teachers.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2012
Fantastic school with dedicated faculty and tons of parent involvement. It's easy to see why Mountain Ave. is the top elementary school in GUSD.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2012
Great School and teacher. My son has been several school. This school has different way to teach and take care the student. Thank you to all the teachers and staffs.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2011
This school has high caliber teachers who care about the school as a whole and every student as individuals. They are strong academically and provide well-rounded extracurricular activities. Families are welcomed and parent volunteers are appreciated. It is the ideal neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2011
Excellent school and nice nice communities! The teachers are also very helpful. This school has a very active PTA and lots of activities all throughout the year.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
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- submitted by a student
April 22, 2010
Great K-6, great parental support, great volunteers, great students, great families and great teachers = great campus, great programs, great academics...not necessarily in this order.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
Great family involvement and outstanding teachers dedicted to the finest education in the Valley!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
Mountain Avenue is an amazing school because of the 'whole package'. Of course our students are great (we have the highest test scores in the area), our faculty/staff are dedicated and creative, our parent volunteer program and thus involvement in the school is over the top. We are a community that cares and it shows!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
Great school - amazing families!

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June 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2009
We are in our 2nd year at Mtn. Avenue and have been impressed with the school. We loved Mrs. Simmons last year in K and were sad to see her leave. We are torn between keeping our child at Mtn. Ave. or transferring him to private. Tough decision!

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September 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 25, 2008
Mountain Ave. got a new principal this last schol year and the school environment is now more relaxed and child friendly. The kids can now run at recess and there's less focus on blue slips for bad behavior or poor judgement.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2008
Great group of parents & educators! Very involved & caring. The teachers are wonderful & always avaiable to talk with.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2008
This school is awesome and I think everyone should go here. I love it. As a kid my perspective is from a different view from the adults. Also those who say negative things about this school are wrong. This school is the best and you are treated like family. (By the way the new principal is Ms. Witt.)

- submitted by a student
March 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2007
The principal, and the school teachers are more interested in good scores than actually teaching kids. Good scores does not necessarily mean good education.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2006
I have only 1 daughter, who started her Kindergarten in Mountain Ave. It is a very sad fact that we have to move from this area and she has to leave Mountain Ave before completing the first grade. Academically, this is the best school I'd recommend, with a lot of parent invlovement. teachers just love to see parents around and give us good feedback on the progress of the child. there is a lot of room for art, music and other extra curricular activiites. My child's personalily has improved dramatically after becoming a Mountaineer.

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January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2005
Moutain Avenue is like a 'Boutique' school. It's truly GUSD's best kept secret. My son was very prepared for Middle School. The teachers are wonderful and so caring. There are many opportunities for parents to become involved. I could take or leave the principal. (Dr. Gibbs)

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2005
Excellent teachers but principal is cold and a bit of a stand-off.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2005
A new generation of younger teachers who are more up-to-date on the new teaching methods and materials.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2005
Excellent school but enrollment has been increasing over time.

- submitted by a administrator
May 23, 2005
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October 22, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2004
My daughter attended Mountain Avenue from K-6th grade. The teaching staff and administration at Mountain Avenue are unsurpassed. My daughter had a wonderful elementary school experience and I highly recommend Mountain Avenue to all.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
We have three children at Mountain Ave and with the fourth almost there, we feel extremely privileged to be a part of Mountain Ave. There is such a positive attitude stemming from the Principal which only magnifies thru the teachers and staff. Mountain Avenue has nothing but the highest respect from our family and we praise their outstanding achievement and dedication to Education.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2004
Mountain Ave is the best elementary school in the District and is the only one that reach 900 API score, the parents support and involement is what make this school excellent.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2003
We are on our 3rd year there. We could not be happier, the parent support is wonderful. We feel very lucky!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2003
We're in our 6th year at Mountain Ave. and are so pleased with the quality of education. Our principal is approachable and very knowledgeable. The staff is cream of the crop and so well supported by the parents.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2003
Mountain Avenue is a great school. The teachers are wonderful and the parent involvement is outstanding. We just love it.

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Mountain Avenue Elementary School
2307 Mountain Avenue, La Crescenta, CA  91214
(818) 248-7766
Last modified Mountain Avenue Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mountain Avenue Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top