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K-5
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Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 349
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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3711 Beethoven Street
Los Angeles, CA 90066

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(310) 398-6286
(310) 390-7587
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October 05, 2014
A small neighborhood school with a great community and wonderful teachers. I currently have two children attending this school who are thriving. The racial/socio makeup of the school is diverse. The state and district cut backs of the past few years have hurt the school, but an active PTA and fundraising, grant writing, etc have helped to bring back some of the amenities like TA's in the lower grades and a librarian. As a Title 1 school, we get some perks like having STAR as our after school program, and it's free via a grant. The size of the school (350 students) makes it easy to know most of the parents and kids, and there is a real community here. The principal greets me by name, and the past few times I've had to speak to her, I left her a note, and she called me before lunch. This is a diamond in the rough and a gem of a public school. For the parents reading this that are not zoned for Beethoven, please come take a tour and the PTA can help you navigate the paperwork for transfers.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2014
Beethoven is a great school! It has highly qualified teachers that make sure that students are taught the Common Core Standards. They care for each child's well being. The school has a family friendly environment that reaches out to the local community. There are many great after-school programs as well. I love being a part of the Beethoven School Community!

- submitted by a teacher
April 29, 2014
I am a past student and parent of Beethoven as both my kids have graduated out. This school is amazing. Dr. Ford and the staff of teachers doing an AMAZING job. Those families choosing private schools and other schools not in their own community are truly missing out an amazing experience for their kids.

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2014
A fabulous community school of neighbors and friends working together to make our education system work well for our children.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
There isn't enough positive words in the English language that I can use to describe how I and my family feel about Beethoven. As a former, student, staff member and presently as a parent Beethoven has shaped me into the person that I am. I am grateful to be a part of the Beethoven history. If you are concerned about your child's future the best starting point is Beethoven.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2014
My child Loves Beethoven! Beethoven is a very small Community school, we have 350 students, which makes for small class sizes. I love that teachers know all our children even if they were not in their class. Our principal Dr. Ford is very active, she works well with the PTA and Booster Club. I still can not believe that we have the STAR program at zero cost. I am so happy to be a part of Beethoven! We are WINNERS!

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2014
"INCOMPETENCE" is what they teach at this terrible Mar Vista/Venice school. Principal is terrible. I visited this school at an open house and was apalled at how sloppy and unprofessional the principal and teaching staff were. Very poor academics. The website is a disaster too.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
Beethoven is a great school with good teachers and aides, an abundance of parent involvement and strong leadership in Dr. Ford. I have been involved wtih Beethoven for over 15 years 5 with my 3rd grade son and 15 years ago with my daughter. Many teachers who were just starting thiers careers 15 years ago are still there today! I think that is Awesome and speaks for itself, that Beethoven is the place to be. Way to go Beethoven Bears, parents, and staff you are truly Winners!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
Beethoven Elementary is a home away from home for my kids. They never want to leave or change schools. We love that there are less than 400 students; although, the class sizes seem to get bigger up into the 30's by 4th and 5th grade. As for a parent, our PTA and class parents are awesome! They do an oustanding job trying to raise funds for many programs. Unfortunately though, we are a Title 1 school, and therefore, can never meet our goal needs as there is continental divide. The school would benefit from two PTA programs, I believe. Some years I love our teachers and some years not so much, although the more I show up as an involved parent the more return I get from the teacher.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
My child loves Beethoven Elementary! They have a remarkable staff and lots of parent involvement. They have lots of great fund raising events that help support our teachers and students and make it fun for the whole family! Way to go Beethoven keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
this school has no innovation ... no programs addressing the most important things we need to be teaching our children today.... skills building curiosity, and social intelligence - IT IS TOTALLY SUFFOCATED in this "Teach to the Test" environment.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
I have 2 children attending Beethoven ~ they both love going to school ~ literally RUN there sometimes which means to me that they are doing something right! It is truly a community school in the best sense of the word. Teachers, school admin and parents all working together to provide an enhanced learning environment. I love that we are a small ~ yet mighty school. And still with the lowest pledge request in town!!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
My daughter really likes her school! It's a good size; there's lots of opportunities for extra activities and there is a very active PTA. The after school program is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
We have been at Beethoven 4 years now, we have experienced outstanding support from our community of students, teachers, administration and parents. All the important elements come together at this neighborhood school to help our children thrive.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
Not really sure what the last review is alluding to. In my experience staff at our school are open minded and professional. If a child's learning style is not condusive to the structured education public school provides, the teachers will assist and advise parents to find a school that can better accomodate the child's learning and academic needs.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2011
We have been going(walking) to this school since 2001 and I have to say that these teachers are all awesome.I really recommend this neighborhood school with teachers who really care.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
Great teachers and staff. My 5th grader has really done well here. Great parent participation. Great Boy and Girl Scouts at school. We will miss it next year, but won't be far away, just next door at Mark Twain.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2010
Beethoven is a great school in a great community. There are many hard working parents and volunteers who work vigilantly to make sure that school continues to improve and give all the children a great environment for learning. Every teacher that my child has had has been a loving, envolved, role model in her life. Beethoven does a great job of giving the kids all that they need while dealing with a state and school district that continues to cut its budget. It really is a great family school, and being an involved parent makes the process even better.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2010
Beethoven is great! There are so many opportunities for my children to learn more than just the standad stuff. Gardening, dancing, drama, art, science, clay class, composting and recycling. I am confident that when i drop my daughter off at school she will have a great day of learning in a safe, nurturing environment. All of the parents are so great and work really hard to get all the families together and active.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2010
The worst experience for my son an us the parents in a lifetime. Unbelievable what happens in this school and nobody is willing to look closer. From bullies on campus tho nonexistent leadership. Incompetence wherever you care to look. Great teachers got moved out of the classroom and the bad ones that have no other interest that to reach their pension were left. One word describes this School : Horrible!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
It is sweet, small neighborhood school with a caring staff and caring families.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 27, 2010
This school rocks. Both my children are excelling with grades. The teachers and Dr Ford are great. And there is terrific team of parents who make special things happen at the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
This local LAUSD school provides students and families an excellent education and enriching experience. My son has gone to this school since kinder and he is now in the fifth grade and each year he has had a different experience. I have been extremely pleased with the caliber of teachers, incredible support structure and involved parents who want the best for their children. The administration and parents collaborate. The school offers strong academics, onsite aftercare, enrichment and remedial courses, cultural development and sensitivity, no-tolerance when it comes to bullying and offensive behavior, and demands respect for each other and the environment. Aside from academics, my son has had the opoprtunity to take several years of clarinet, played interschool soccer and softball through the Youth Development Program, learned to play the recorder and tap dance, gone on several fields trips a year and enjoys learning. Parents do what they can to help; some onsite in the classroom, others helps at special events, handle copying, fundraising, communication. Best of all, Beethoven has created an inviting atmosphere and all new families are welcomed. We will miss this school as it has become the heart of our little community and a member of our family. Beethoven Street Elementary School has been very good to us and we're thankful to have had this great experience!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
This is the best elementary school around here; we feel so fortunate to have our two children here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Teachers and staff are great.....knowledeable and caring people that share almost 7 hours of my kids' lives every single day. What else can you ask for?

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
The people are the best! Beethoven has kind, caring, and friendly parents, students, and staff.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 26, 2010
This school is very community oriented and the kids get involved. I love the Bears!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 26, 2010
Beethoven is an Excellent community school! love the teachers, parents & our little community! Go Beethoven Bears!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
One of the finest elementary schools in the entire State of California - Beethoven Street Elementary School is recognized as a Cal Dist School, and one of the few Title 1 schools that has been given this honor. This little gem of a community public school rivals some of the finest high-priced private schools in the city. With academics soaring, parent participation full engaged, a well-rounded, inspiring faculty, the students at Beethoven have a pride in their educational experience. Together this school has become a model for what a collaborative effort can achieve.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
I love the local flavor of the school reflecting the neighborhood of unique and generous families. The teachers are fabulous, some bringing their extended years of knowledge, while the newer teachers bringing their energy and openess to the children. The combination of the teachers and the families have brought much needed monies to the school to bring in after school activities and fun trips for the kids. My child has loved his 5 years at this school and will carry on his relationships with teachers and peers for a great start in middle school.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2010
I, too, am a Beethoven parent. When our son was to enroll for kindergarten, I had real reservations about any Calif. public school. I soon changed my mind! Our school has tons of parent participation. Teachers, parents and other staff are all supportive of one another and work towards the betterment of the school. It is a joy to be at Beethoven.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
We have been very pleased with our experience at Beethoven so far. If you live in the neighborhood, please seriously consider attending your home school. Being able to walk there for everything (drop-off, PTA meetings, girl scouts, school events) is a rare treat in Los Angeles. It's great to feel part of a community of interested (and interesting) parents who are all looking out for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
This is a great little school with very active parents and great teachers, unhappily they seem to give more attention to students with difficulties than to the good one, and as a result, are driving the best one away. There is no effort whatsoever to challenge the great students of the class, if only teachers will also focus on them, have them work in group in the class, this school would be the best around.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Great neighborhood school with lots of parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
The parent and teacher involvement is amazing. The donote so much of their time for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
incredible community school kids,teachers,parents--involved!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Great principal, teachers and parents

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Parent collaboration is the key to success at this school. The administration tries hard to work with parents and many have individual interests so all work together to make this a great school for our children. Teachers stay late and offer homework assistance and a caring ear. Parents talk to each other. This school has many activities due to parent-run fundraisers. After care enrichment is spectacular. Children in the YDP prgram are exposed to soccer, softball, video production, salsa dance, drum lessons, group collaborative play, to name just a few. Instrumental music is offered in the upper grades. For some parents, their commitment has been a full time job and evidenced by campus changes, curriculum offerings, API scores and school spirit. Some parents have no interest in participating but involved parents don't let that set them back as their outreach supports all and is commendable. Every child benefits at Beethoven.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2009
Beethoven Elementary is as good as it can be. That school feels like a private one! The focus is on the well being of the children and their best interest. The staff is very friendly. The teachers are amazing, dedicated, and creative! Parents involvement is great, generous and intelligent, turned toward the benefit of the whole and not of the self which drive the school toward excellence. After school classes are diverse, YDP which is a free after-school program is really good, kids get exposed to so many things, salsa, movie making, drawing, games, sport My children are happy in this school and they are running to it every morning, they have excellent result and are flourishing in a safe environment

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2009
As a former Beethoven Student myself I am very happy with the direction that Beethoven is moving in! It is a great place to be! The staff from administration to paraprofessionals are a pleasure to work with.

- submitted by a community member
September 18, 2008
Our son is thriving at Beethoven. We have been happy with his teachers, his homework is manageable, and the overall experience has been wonderful. This year, we are seeing more families coming to Beethoven from other public and private schools. We love the smaller size (350 kids) of Beethoven and we just found out the test scores just went up another 30 points (882). There is a community of families and teachers at the school that support each other and that seems to be the reason the student population is doing so well. Hope you live in the area... its been great for us.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2008
my son has been here for 2 years and i am extremely happy with the principle, fund raisers, book store, parent involvement, and everything elsse we've been fortunate enough to experience here at Beethoven Elem.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2008
We considered private schools, but we are so glad we chose Beethoven, our local public school, instead. It is a small, close-knit community with great parent involvement. All the teachers are excellent, and the principal is highly respected. Our child loves the music classes through P.S. Arts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 14, 2008
Beethoven has far exceeded our expectations. The involvement from the teachers and the parents make Beethoven a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 09, 2008
The principal, Dr. Ford, is a wonderful administrator and parent involvement is impressive.

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January 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2008
Our daughter has the chance to attend a different school which is assumed to be one of the best in the city, but we like beethoven so much, and so does she, that we are keeping her there as long as posible. Caring teachers, great after-school program, and principal who is fair, wise, and capable far beyond her years.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
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October 12, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
August 02, 2006
Beethoven Elementary is the hidden gem on the west side. The academics have far exceeded our expectations. Our child is thriving in this much desired small school environment. We have found the parent group to have tremendous enthusiasm that is contagious. The school grounds continue to improve the appearance on the outside to match the incredible academics on the inside. The extra-curricular activites made available have included; soccer, drama, chess, french, spanish, reading lab among others. Feel lucky if you live in the boundaries of Beethoven.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2006
PS ARTS, a non profit organization. has partnered with Beethoven since 1998 to provide a full-time music and art teacher for all students. Additionally drama and physical education teacher specialists work with students. This level of performing arts programming is unheard of in our public schools today!!!

- submitted by a administrator
June 15, 2006
This is a really cute school. They provide so many great opportunities for the students to learn and express their knowledge in many creative ways. The teachers are excellent and provide assistance when ever needed. The kids are also supportive of each other and encourage their classmates to try their best. I was impressed with the teachers, their lesson delivery and the student body.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2006
This school is utilized by the neighborhood and so has no busing in of children, which helps make this a very good/strong school. Great after school program, which just started last year, for K through 2nd grades.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
Beethoven is a wonderful environment for the kids. Teachers are absolutely outstanding. They are going above and beyond their duty. Music, art, drama, psysical ed., library, computers are part of the weekly curriculum. The dedication and involvment of the parents is a great window of the spirit of the school. Beethoven is a place 'where everybody knows your name' due to the dedication of the staff and the involvment of the parents.I feel very comfortable to have my 3 children at Beethoven. Check out our great website: www.friendsofBeethoven.org for all the latest and past info. about our wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2005
Small school, quality of teachers is just ok; large blacktop area, but no playground equipment.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2005
Mrs. Sukimoto morning Pre-K class is an inclusion class. Which has been very influential learn model for my daughter. In the summer my daughter was in an inclusion class where 2/3 of the students had now disabilities and 1/3 of the students had some form of autism. She 'flourish' in the language area and also met some new friends. This class at Beethoven will be a nice continuation of that learning model.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2005
This school is on the upswing due to the tremendous effort by parents. A safe environment for kids, yet could use some work with beautification. The PTA is working hard and beginning to focus their energy on making the school look more attractive. Test scores are good and teachers as well as the principal seem very involved.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2005
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August 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2005
Beethoven is a wonderful school. The teachers have such dedication to the students ~ they go above and beyond their classroom duties time and time again. The principal has a deep dedication to the academics of the students, finding new workshops for the teachers to keep their skills on the cutting edge. The parents are also truly dedicated to the success of their children. We see this in the scores themselves. The homework lab is a huge success; the library is open after school Monday thru Thursday until 4pm. with a TA on duty who assists the students with their homework. The parent involvement is growing and it has been extremely affective in getting the outside of the school to catch up to the wonderful things that happen inside. Feel lucky if you are in the boundaries to have your child attend this oasis of excellence. Checkout the website at www.beethovenelementary.org

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2005
Beethoven Elementary is an excellent choice for your child's elementary school education. The principal, Dr. Althea Ford, provides sound leadership and communicates effectively with faculty, staff, parents and the children. The faculty are experienced and dedicated to learning and enrichment. The school utilizes the Open Court system for it's language arts in reading, writing and mathematics instruction. All the children attend classes in art, music, movement and the theatre. The children also have computer and library time. Parent volunteers are welcome to help in the classroom and with specific school projects and fundraisers. The Friends of Beethoven and the PTA are active and motivated organizations on campus that continue to provide enhanced programs and activities for the children. ie. Soon 2 afterschool Spanish classes for English speaking kids will begin. My 1st grade daughter is thriving and receiving an excellet education at Beethoven Elementary. Come join us at Beethoven!-- M. Smith.

- submitted by a parent
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Beethoven Street Elementary School
3711 Beethoven Street, Los Angeles, CA  90066
(310) 398-6286
Last modified Beethoven Street Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Beethoven Street Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 62 reviews. Top