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5024 Buchanan Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042

(323) 255-7118
(323) 254-9363
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October 14, 2015
The magnet teachers are fabulous. I can trust them with my children's well being and education.

- submitted by a parent

October 14, 2015
The magnet school is absolutely wonderful. My children are happy and feel loved by their teachers. The kinder teacher is a stellar and the teachers that follow are just as fabulous. The magnet school is truly a hidden gem and Highland Park's best kept secret.

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2014
My son is in the 3rd grade but has been attending this school since Kindergarten. Our initial thought when moving into this district was that if we found the school was lacking in any way, we'd put him in private school. Well, 3 years later we are still very pleased with Buchanan and what it has to offer. The teachers really care about their students and the principal, Mr. Baird, has been great. I am a proud Buchanan parent and am anxious for my 3 year old daughter to attend in a couple of years.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2013
One of my favorite things about this school is the participation of PTA and teachers working together. Great school to have your kids in. Love you Buchanan.

- submitted by a community member

February 10, 2013
Buchanan Elementary is a great school. I have been the Magnet Coordinator at Buchanan for the past 11 years. The teachers in the main school and magnet are dedicated, hard working and caring. They work together to plan lessons and events. The PTA is active and contributes to the school. The principal encourages new ideas and supports the staff. The parents and community are supportive of the school and the teachers and staff.

- submitted by a teacher

April 27, 2010
I have a Second grader who is at the top of her class, which is excellent. Because I work longer hours I can not be as attentive as I would like to be as well as invovled as I would like to be. It is awesome that I get phone calls from her teacher letting me know how she is doing in school. The principal is new this year and have yet to hear any unstaisfactory news. The programs there are fantastic and the teachers are excellent.

- submitted by a parent

January 20, 2010
buchanan is the best school in highland park!!!!from the teachers to there janitors

- submitted by a community member

March 06, 2009
I have 2 kids that attend this school for 2+ years now. Yes, the principal may seem difficult to many of us parents at times, but over all my run-ins with her seem to be at the end fair. Not what I was looking for as a resolution to the issue at hand, but fair once I took a few days to think out the entire situation. The principal, with the assitance of her school run a great program with all of the student/parent scheduled activities. All of the activities seem to get better year after year. I think over all it's a great school with caring teachers and staff (that I have had my children taught by). I must say that I am a very involved parent, I am always asking questions making sure that the school staff know who I am, this is key! Be present when ever possible.

- submitted by a parent
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March 05, 2009
My Daughter has been there since K and will be in 2nd grade this September. I do think there are some issues with the Principal but minor. I am extremely pleased as I get updates on my daughter by phone because I work far from home and at times can not attend all functions. She is fantastic. there are issues but again no school is flawless.

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2008
The principal & vice principal need to be replaced for this school to even have a chance at being run correctly. The lack of discipline toward children who bully others is shameful. There are some good teachers that if managed correctly would thrive in their positions.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 09, 2008
This school has great potential because there are some good teachers. However, the Principal is the biggest obstacle to this school ever being all that it can be.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2006
This school does not focus on the needs of the student.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2005
High level of PTA fundraising. Average quality of programing. LAUSD tend to use programs aimed at the masses, not at individuals. The pace of instruction is too fast for comprehension for most English language learners. Low level of parental involvement in the classrooms. Limited extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2005
My three children attended Buchanan Street School since pre-K and began the magnet program in the second grade. The Magnet teachers are highly skilled and really motivate the kids to do well. The Magnet Program Coordinator is very helpful and involved.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2004
I like the education that is being shown to students at Buchanan. The teachers do dedicate there time to there students. I see that students enjoy showing up to school. I think its a positive school and I know its going to improve more in time.

- submitted by a parent
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Buchanan Street Elementary School
5024 Buchanan Street, Los Angeles, CA  90042
(323) 255-7118
Last modified Buchanan Street Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Buchanan Street Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top