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PK-6
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Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 284
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6017 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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(323) 464-1722
(323) 463-2928
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November 04, 2014
I am an officer in a local HA, and I recently attended a school-wide assembly and tour to get a better sense of the school, so that I may report about it to my neighborhood. What struck me the most was the sense of family and organization that exists at every level. It reminded my of my days as a preschool parent, where each class worked together for their teachers and students, exchanged information, and created play-dates and friendships for both parents and students alike. The school is actually quite small -- only 305 students, and parents are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom, garden, arts, and a variety of other programs that run each week. My days as an elementary parent are behind me unfortunately -- but I couldn't be more encouraged for local families with young ones to attend their local school.

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2014
I find the 1 star review not be inaccurate. I am white, so is my daughter in Kindergarten. She is not in the class mentioned below. As far as I can see, the kindergarten classes have NOT been split according to race. I haven't seen the other Kinder class, but in my daughter's there are other white students along with hispanic and asian. I can't speak to the school's conflict resolution solutions (or lack thereof) because we haven't had a problem yet. I will say, this is my first experience with my child going to school, and it has been an adjustment. I've been to one Foundation meeting, and it was a little intimidating, but that's because I'm not used to its rhythm, and I am new to the school. From what I've seen so far I am happy with Cheremoya. I worry a little at the fast pace they're teaching kindergarteners, but I think I am just out of touch with what is "normal" for schools now.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2014
To the anonymous parents that wish to level libelous statements in this forum about this school, it's faculty, administration and volunteers both well-off and otherwise: Who is the real bully here? Do you have a grievance you can back with evidence? There are numerous sources to air that grievance officially. Bullies seem to relish tearing down the efforts of good people who care about building up our institutions - people who volunteer time, sweat, and yes MONEY to get things done. Anonymous, paranoid rants in a public forum do nothing to help your cause or to correct your perceived injustice - but you have succeeded in angering at least one parent who feels your allegations are completely unjust and without merit - while defaming an entire community and shaming yourself in the process.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2014
If your are not white and don't have money to bring to the Cheremoya foundation then you do not meet the criteria to be on the principal' favorites list. Yes if you are white with money your voice will be heard and you concerns will be taken care seriously ,if not then "NO" "Sorry but.." Is the answer you will be hearing for any issue you have.we parents of non white origins don't feel welcomed in this school ( especially the non wealthy one of us) . The white kids whose parents are members of the foundation are separated in a one KG class with a 1st grade "Asian" teacher. One class with only white kids, their room is the only one that is newly painted and with computers , and all families come from the foundation as a coincidence. I am so moving from this school. Nothing is taking seriously bullying, teachers performance, kids performance none of that!! What is really important is the foundation . If you are poor and prefer to volunteer in your kid class your application will never be processed.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2014
Hi... We do not yet send our child to Cheremoya (she's not old enough) but we are very open to the idea. And we hope that other parents send their children as well.. If we all do it then it can be great. Take the plunge! What we dont really like is that many of the "reviews" here are not reviews.. but more like press releases... posted by those who are in charge of grass roots organizations to support the school. It comes off as self serving. And when talking about the school, try to use more realistic adjectives.... words like "INCREDIBLE" and "AMAZING" just seem overinflated... you're selling too hard. it's a decent school that's getting better and one day will be really good. Undersell it... that way people will be pleasantly surprised. Oversell it and people cant help but be disappointed.

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2014
Cheremoya Ave. Elementary School is one of the greatest schools in the area. I have personally recommended friends and family to take the kids to this school. One of the most important is the teaching staff that are the great in its place they know how to teach well to bring a none English speaker to become a gifted and top of the class student with all if his/her academics in a short time. Office staff member are also very nice and helpful with any questions. Above all they have the greatest Principle. Both my kids have attended to this school from preschool to 6th grade.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
Cheremoya is on Spring Break but the campus is buzzing. The 1970's bungalows have been removed and the Cheremoya Wildlands will soon be built in this space. The Wildlands will complement and expand upon our current garden program - it will even have a tricycle path for our pre-school and kinders!!! Our Kinder play area will also be expanded to accommodate our growing local enrollment. Cheremoya Elementary is the complete package - great kids, families, teachers, Principal, enrichment programs and an after school program(s). On top of all of this Cheremoya Elementary has just been recognized as a California Distinguished School acknowledging it's academic achievement and community/parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
All I can say about this school is nothing but great things, as a child I attended this school and now my child attends here, the teachers are great, they not only teach our kids the academic portion but they also teach them values, parent involvement is awsome we're an extended family, the Principal always there to assist in any way she can...overall I give 5 stars

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2014
Cheremoya is a small, neighborhood school which has an amazing sense of community! we have a wonderful group of very engaged parents and fantastic teachers. Cheremoya was recently acknowledged by the California Dept. of Education (!!!!) as a Distinguished School for academic achievement and community participation. I am very proud to be part of the Cheremoya community and know that while my child is here will get the education and programs many parents seek at the private or charter level. We may not have a grassy field, but we are building the WIldlands. We may not have a pool, but we have a partnership with the Hollywood YMCA to get the kids access to a pool. We DO HAVE art, PE, music, advanced studies, a garden, lots of afterschool programs, amazing teachers, a strong principal and supportive staff and parents that care.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2014
Congratulations to Cheremoya Elementary! We are pleased to announce that Cheremoya has received the very prestigious award and recognition as a California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
My 11 years old son and my 6 years old daughter attend Cheremoya Elementary School and we love it. It is a very good school with caring and involved teachers. The principle and the staff are excellent. Parents are actively involved in supporting the school, and Cheremoya Foundation provides funding to enhance the student education. The school is small in size so we all know each other. Kids are taking good care of in that small community.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
Cheremoya is a nice small school with a very friendly staff. Everyone is very dedicated to the education of the children. I have seen many generations come and go and they have been very successful. I hear that the area that needs some improvement is the cafeteria, my nephew tells me it's very small and crowded. Overall I have heard great things about this school.

- submitted by a community member
April 03, 2014
I can only tell you that Cheremoya Elementary in Los Angeles is the BEST school EVER! Starting with the staff, teachers and the principal are true professionals, they really do care about the children. Both of my kids and some of my nephews have attended Cheremoya and I have nothing but praises for this School. I could change one thing about Cheremoya is that I wish Cheremoya was a Junior High as well a High School too, so that my kids can keep getting quality education from quality educators.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
I've had a nephew and a niece graduate from this school. They have done a great job of teaching them and help them excel.

- submitted by a community member
April 03, 2014
Cheremoya has improved so much. Parent's are reaching for out for little "star" so they can shine. Our API scores have improved and now is 844. We have diversity and special education which shows how powerful our community can be.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
Cheremoya Elementary is a great school, and I am happy it was our choice. The Principle, teachers, and parents all seem to be a big nice family, supporting each other for the one great common goal - the academic and personal development and enrichment of our children!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
My son doesn't go to Cheremoya yet, but I am following the Cheremoya foundation to help me make a decision. I am VERY impressed with what I've seen. The foundation of parents is not only dedicated and motivated to make the school the best it can be, they are also going above and beyond. Devoting a lot of time to ensuring the students have access to technology, arts, and outdoor activities. I am very impressed!

- submitted by a community member
April 02, 2014
Cheremoya Avenue Elementary is a wonderful school, full of bright, engaging students and wonderful teachers who truly care about their students and support the school, The Principle is constantly involved and well-connected to the community. We feel safe bringing the kids to and from school with an organized Valet system in which teachers, parent volunteers, and principle assist. I feel a part of the community. I also love the variety of programs, incl. the option to enroll in Parker Anderson's rotation of extra-curricular options like "MatheMagic" and "Iron Chef" and the absolutely wonderful Garden Program run by the amazing EnrichLA. It has a gifted program (GATE), music program and a wonderful arts program...and so much more!... And the school just keeps getting better and better, thanks to the solid Cheremoya Foundation run by highly involved parents who truly care about the welfare of this school. Besides all the wonderful people and programs, it is a gorgeous architecture building from the early 1900's that has been kept up and recently renovated, keeping its architectural integrity intact. Coming soon are Wildlands, which will go well with the beautiful, edible garden.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
Cheremoya elementary is such a great school. I feel really lucky that my daughter attends this school. Teachers and staff are so helpful. They care so much about their students. My daughter loves her school!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
We have been in the school since Pre-k, each and everyone of the teachers feel like family, the festivals, the parent center, the valet parking, the office crew, our Ms. Gina, and the sense of respect, authority and the crisp good humor of the Principal makes it a great delight to participate and be involved, without forgetting the special and BIG helping hand that is the Cheremoya Foundation. Thank you Cheremoya Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
I had the good fortune of lecturing to the 1st grade classes in 2009. I was so blown away by how well mannered the children were and what they were learning I took my soon out of his very chic private school and enrolled him into Cheremoya! I could not be happier. The school is on its way to becoming an ARTS MAGNET school, which makes complete sense since it is in the Beachwood Canyon area of HOLLYWOOD. The school is accessing all the talent that lives within the neighborhood. We walk our son to school from the top of Beachwood and are starting to see other families walk there too. We also are starting to see Cheremoya kids/families at all the local places in the neighborhood we frequent like the Beachwood Cafe and Market, the Oaks, Gelsons and Bronson Park. It is thrilling to see the community come together an rally around its local school!! You must see for yourself. We are having a blast with it all. - a local parent

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
My school is incredible! The Cheremoya Foundation has brought in funding for programs that the district could have never afforded to put in place. We have gardening, drama, music, art and wonderful after school programs. Each and every teacher here is dedicated to making a difference and inspiring learning and creativity in their students. I love teaching here! What a privilege to grow with this school!

- submitted by a teacher
September 28, 2013
Cheremoya is an amazing school. Every adult on campus is invested to the academic and social well being of each child. The students are fabulous. We have students of all ethnicities and backgrounds mixed together into this perfect little school. Last, but not least , the parents and families are supportive and very involved. A combination like this is hard to find anywhere else.

- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2013
This is our second year at Cheremoya Elementary School. It's a gem of a neighborhood school. The teachers and staff are fabulous and the kids are great. I am part of a strong parent group that works to support the excellence and bring programs such as art and drama to enrich the solid academic programs that are already in place. How nice to be able to walk down the hill to such a wonderful elementary school Yes to Cheremoya!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
CHEREMOYA AVENUE SCHOOL is a great neighborhood school! We are seeing our children get a chance to have a great education, as well as witness a community that is thriving! Yay for the return to the neighborhood school, and for the teachers and parents who make it happen!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2013
Both of my children attend Cheremoya, and we love it. It is small enough to feel homey, which is very important when you're sending kids off to Kinder, but more importantly, the size builds a sense of community. The academics are great: my children have had 2 National Board Certified teachers, their classes get arts through Hollywood Arts Council and PE classes with teachers from the YMCA, they go to Parker Anderson after school enrichment where they have taken classes like Rocket Science... We love the mix of having kids who live in our neighborhood, kids that they went to preschool with, and new friends. If you met my kids in person and heard them speak, they would blow everything I've written away in about two sentences. Truly.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2013
the one thing you should know about this school... pretty soon you won't be able to get in. it's awesome. it keeps getting better and it is going to be right in line with Franklin and Ivanhoe.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2013
We are delighted with Cheremoya! Our daughter is thriving and loves going to school. The teachers and principal are talented, dynamic, and committed. Cheremoya provides many of the extras that other public schools lack, including a fantastic after-school program, enrichment classes, and an edible garden with an outdoor kitchen. The parent group (Cheremoya Foundation) works tirelessly to provide the best for our kids and has been a way for us to make a meaningful contribution to our school and our community. Cheremoya is a lovely little school!

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2013
My husband John and I have a music and bookstore two blocks east of Cheremoya. We became involved with the school at least 15 years ago and it has been a joy. I've partnered with Debbi Aldahl, an absolutely stellar 6th grade teacher, and I am the one who has benefited most! Enthusiasm, creativity, passion; these are the qualities I've seen at Cheremoya. Debbi's students have participated at our store in art projects ranging from "A Child's View of War and Peace-2003" to photographs of what impacts them in their daily life. We have gone yearly to the LA River Cleanup, had 500 people show up for an Earth Day Fair, treasure open house and meeting all the teachers and, this year, welcoming a new and dynamic Principal, Michelle, to our little jewel. Cheremoya has inspired our business block to participate in fundraisers, and to host their own fundraisers for the kids. Last year I had the pleasure of seeing the Hollywood Orchard enter into an active role with Debbi Aldahl's sixth grade class and the ever-growing Cheremoya Foundation has contributed passion, time and really excellent fundraising to add as much as they can to elevate Cheremoya even further.

- submitted by a community member
March 06, 2013
I love Cheremoya Elementary School. My son is in an awesome class (Ms. Diaz first grade). He's reading very well and learning so much. It's so great to be able to walk down the hill to the school (a very long walk, but also very pretty) to a great neighborhood school! I am really thrilled that such a great school is down the street from where I live. I've become one of those active parents that is very involved in supporting the school. As part of the process I've become familiar with more than just what is happening inside of my son's classroom and can say that the staff, kids and teachers have really impressed me! I love the parent community and ever since we've enrolled I've felt much more connected to my neighborhood and community. Highly recommended!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2012
My son started attending Cheremoya Elementary in 3rd grade. At the time I had just pulled him out of an expensive private school after I lost my job due to health reasons and could no longer afford to pay for a private education. It was only going to be temporary until I could go back to work and then something magic happened. My son's learning took off like a rocketship, he was happy with new friends and he thrived there. We never looked back after that. It's a small school, so everyone knows everyone and there's that sense of caring and community you just don't get in larger school settings. Also most of the teachers have been there for years and they really do care about the kids. And through it all the school manages to work the arts into their curriculum even without a budget to do so. They really are one of the best hidden gems in the city. Mine and my son's only regrets are that I didn't enroll him there from his first day in school.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2012
I wanted to write this review for any parent that feels that standardized test scores are not the most important element in a child's education. I moved to Los Angeles from another major city where my child attended a wonderful charter school that we were blessed to get into, so I have another school to compare Cheremoya with. The ONLY thing that Cheremoya focuses on is testing for math and reading comprehension. There is absolutely no science, history, art, music! The teacher does not allow for any creativity whatsoever. I find it to be stifling and oppressive. If anyone is doing research to get their kids in an elementary school in this Franklin/ Beachwood neighborhood, do not put your kids in this school!

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2011
No wonder the teachers and the owners of my child's Kindergarten and Preschool didn't say anything nice about this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2011
Cheremoya is a wonderful school with hard-working, dedicated teachers to their students. I wish every school could have so many teachers with the commitment and patience they provide to their students. We were lucky to have Cheremoya close by our place

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2010
Great school all 3 of my children attend this school the teachers are great they care about the children's education. Parent involvement is terrific I have volunteered to assist the teachers in there classes. If your a parent that lives out here in Hollywood area this is a great school school like these are rare.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2010
Amazing school with a great group of dedicated teachers and staff. The teachers focus is that of what is best for the student's and are willing to do anything for their school and kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2010
Cheremoya is a wonderful school with hard-working, dedicated teachers to their students. I wish every school could have so many teachers with the commitment and patience they provide to their students.

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2010
Ms.Aldahl is a great teacher and wonderful school and also Mr.Davis is good too

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 24, 2010
My grandchildren's teachers are all outstanding. All of the kids have excelled since they have been attending Cheremoya.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
Cheremoya is a wonderful school with incredible teachers and staff!! I feel honored to have my children surrounded by such a kind, caring, well educated staff who truly put the best interest of their students as their first priority.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
They are a great part of the community and the teachers and students are wonderful.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 20, 2010
Diverse group of students coming from families with very different levels of economic benefit. School is an active part of local community also.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Cheremoya is a small charming school with dedicated teachers and a great staff. the kids are amazing too! It is a great place to work!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2010
This is a very cozy, intimate school, where the teachers and principal make an enormous effort to teach the children solid basics and give them a secure, loving environment. Very friendly faculty - very friendly children. Monthly award programs for attendance, citizenship and scholarship gives the children something to work for, and a sense of accomplishment when they achieve it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
As a parent I would like to see more races involved in activities. The people who are mostly participating in school activities are the Hispanics. On the upside, parent invovlment has gone up compared with the past years. For me, it's a great school because it is small and the kids feel safe. They feel like it's a family. I would like to see more parents involved to volenteer to help the teachers, the kids, and the school in general.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2009
This school is full of old-fashioned, lazy teachers who are comfortable with the grade they teach and do not want to try new things. I think it will close soon. There are not enough students. Many parents want something better for their kids so they are looking at other schools and moving away. It will be for the best that this school is taken over by some smart and creative teachers and made into a charter school.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2009
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June 19, 2009
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February 28, 2009
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February 17, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
July 19, 2007
Very active Principal and staff. There is a true feeling of love for the children. The teachers and staff want what is best for the children. it is a clean, safe, happy school. The upper grades seem to be better then the younger. small class sizes too. the down side...no sports, play yard is black top. no real art classes or gym class. this is due to budget cuts and not enough funding. The teachers really want what is best for the students. I think the lack of parental involvement is due to the language barrier as it is mainly Hispanic.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2005
It seems that this school really has it together. It is traditional single track, has a decent API score 745, I believe. It was even featured in the Wall Street Journal not too long ago. It mentioned that the parents were very involved. There are also plenty of extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2005
This is a school located in a neighborhood that is constantly in a state of flux. The teachers are very good but have to follow the districts requirements. There was no daycare, only an afterschool playground. Many parents do not participate in the PTA, I believe because it is subtly discouraged by the school. There are really no extracurricular activities; they leave that up to a local charity group. On the postivie side, everyone is well behaved.

- submitted by a former student
May 03, 2004
After a long hard struggle, perhaps this school has a chance to turn around and become a central part of it's community.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2004
This school has one of the best atmospheres for children. The teachers and kids are great. Everybody feels so welcomed. It's one of those schools where everybody knows each other, parents, student's, teachers. They try really hard to keep not only the parents and children involved, but they always invite the community to come join as well. I'm really proud to be involved with Cheremoya Ave. Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2004
For those parent's researching for a school for their children, you could not make a better chioce than Cheremoya Avenue, we all [want] the best for the children of our future. As, a former student, I'm proud to see all that Cheremoya has done throughout all these years. They have grown, but that warmth I grew in hasn't changed a bit. You know the first years of school are the most important ones and there couldn't be a better choice than Cheremoya Elementary. It's been 10 years now that I left that school, and I thank Cheremoya for they were the start of my school years that I will never forget. Cheremoya will always have a big place in my heart.

- submitted by a former student
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Cheremoya Avenue Elementary School
6017 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90028
(323) 464-1722
Last modified Cheremoya Avenue Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cheremoya Avenue Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top