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11020 Clover Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034

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October 24, 2014
It is apparent reading these reviews that Great Schools is not vetting them as they suggest in their Review Guidelines. There is clearly a review on this site that unfairly names a teacher. I would like to rebut that dreadful and blatant breaking of the rules. Both of my daughters had the great fortune to be in Ms. Mak's Kindergarten class. Never a more professional, competent, caring and compassionate teacher could one want for your child. For this one negative review I am absolutely positive I could find you hundreds and hundreds of parents and children who have had nothing but a wonderful experience in her classroom. Whatever your grievance dear parent, it is totally unfair of you to call her out in a public space such as this, especially since I am willing to bet that you are probably in the very very small minority of dissatisfied parents. Clover Avenue School is led by a strong, tough principal who sets high expectations of her staff and the children they teach. You were lucky to have been a part of the school. I do wonder if you were brave enough to speak to the principal about your problems with the teacher rather than use this public forum.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2014
We couldn't be happier at Clover. Not only is it a brilliant school academically, it has such a diverse, rich student and parent body that it informs our kids about the greater global world. This should be a model school for the US - diversity in background, economics and languages and yet it is one of the top scoring schools in LA and a Blue Ribbon School. Our kids receive an education that is so much more than simply academics. Clover isn't a fancy looking school, but the commitment to a fine teaching staff and educational excellence is inspiring. And in the end isn't that what education should be about?

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2014
Great school,staff and teachers are awesome. Principal has a good leadership. I am proud to send my kids in this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
We love Clover and have only had great experiences with all of my daughter's teachers, including Miss Mak. She is a wonderfully caring person who is happy to talk to parents if you see or she sees that there is a need. Maybe the previous reviewer is referring to drop-off or pick-up time. Yes, at drop-off and pick-up, it is true that it is hard to talk to any teacher, maybe because the bell is ringing and they need to start class, or they may need to run to a meeting. But they are more than willing to make an appointment with you and talk at a different time. I don't feel this is an issue of only having time to talk if there is funding. Miss Mak is very friendly, and I can't say enough great things about her.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2013
We are so lucky to have such a little gem at Clover Avenue. It has a small town feeling where families grow together in our little community. The staff is incredible, the students grow everyday intellectually and the parent body supports it in every way! Clover Avenue, hands down, has the best teachers and staff. From TK all the way up to 5th grade, our teachers support their students 100% in all aspects of their learning ability. The teachers here are the reason our kids succeed in their grade levels. The diverse student body is what makes this school so special. There are so many different languages spoken on our campus from the many different backgrounds our students come from. Together we are one big family - Clover family. The support the parents give to the school is one of a kind. They give with their time, effort and as much enthusiasm as they possibly can. We are so very grateful that our children are able to have the experience of attending this top-notch "National Blue Ribbon" school! Thank you Clover for everything you do everyday!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
Clover Avenue is a great elementary school. No doubt it is one of the top rated LAUSD schools for many reasons including the devoted teachers and dedicated parents that work hard to help fund dance, PE, computer and other programs. My child who is now in 1st grade loves school and is learning so much. We are so glad our child goes to Clover.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2013
Clover Avenue Elementary deserves a "5 Star" rating due to its committed faculty and principal. My twin boys in 2nd grade are receiving excellent instruction in the basics and beyond. While it is not funded by the school district, concerned parents have created a "run club" for physical fitness, orchestra instrument lessons are available, and the after school program is well-run and very accessible. Clover Avenue is one of the few Calif schools to win the prestigious NEA Blue Ribbon Award (I believe the only school in LAUSD) in 2012 and 2011.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2013
This is one of the very good elementary in LAUSD dispite its short on funding. We don't have money, but we have devoted teachers and parents work really hard for the children. Sure there are lots of fundraising activities, but we don't ask $1000-1200 per student like other similar schools on the donation so really need to be creative to get money for the school. Clover is not perfect, but we're trying our best with limited resources. The diversity of students races is another specialty of Clover. Overall I'm glad that I choose Clover for my kid.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
We are new family for this school, and my daughter enjoy this school very much. Thanks for the wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2013
This is an amazing school with so many opportunities for young minds to grow. All the teachers are so kind and open and very willing to help every single child. My daughter is starting 3rd grade tomorrow and cannot wait to go to school. It is true that school asks for donations, but that is b/c their budget is cut every year and if parents don't help who will. It is for our children's sake. I love the school and I make sure I am involved and helping in any way I can. Anyhow, I do think that the administration staff could use improvement is both their skills and behaviors. The principal is great but her office staff is the first impression that the school makes so some training wouldn't hurt (at least they could smile).

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2013
Clover is an amazing school hidden in the Westside Village community of West Los Angeles. It is an absolutely charming school with amazing teachers. My children transferred mid-year from another 10 out of 10 great school rated LAUSD school and our children had to catch up to Clover's curriculum. After a month they were well on their way to be on track. I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the education this public school offers. My 5th grader was just accepted to a private school and, when tested, scored 2 grade levels higher than his actual grade. If all LAUSD schools were like Clover Avenue School the children of Los Angeles would all be given a great start toward successful futures.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2013
Clover Avenue Elementary is an excellent school. My child had a great experience in kindergarten and in first grade. My child is now in second grade and he has learned to be a better person and student. His teacher, Ms. Bonilla, is a true inspiration to every parent that meets her. Her knowledge, her commitment, her love, and her appreciation for each individual child has made my family more involved and more comfortable in the school community. A couple of weeks ago, the school had their open house and my child's room exhibited so much learning and creativity. The constant communication from the school, both from the office and teacher, has made me feel part of the community. I'm sad that this wonderful school year is almost over. I look forward to my child continuing at Clover. Thank you Clover!

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2013
My son has attended this school for 1st & 2nd grade. I love this school!!! My son has thrived here and his teachers have been great. They are caring, very competent teachers. We moved here from the east coast and honestly are so grateful to have found Clover! The teachers, principal and parent involvement is amazing and shows the dedication to the children. If you are looking for an elementary school in this area. You will not go wrong with this school, I am sure you will love it. We are very sad that we are moving again and have to leave this AMAZING school! Its going to be hard to top this!

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2012
Clover Avenue is one of the best public schools. Given public schools have bad rep these days, I am glad that Clover isn't one of them. My daughter who's in 1st grade loves it. As parents, we love it too. We don't mind being asked to donate money, time etc...It's like paying our taxes, if we see our taxes working for us--why complain. Plus it is not mandatory. We buy our kids toys etc that are not as important as education so why complain on a few dollar here and there. And it's not all money..if we love our children, donate time--help out. I admire the how hard the teachers work to make sure our kids get the best education a public school can give...I can go on an on about this... But if you do not want to give or donate, just don't but do not ruin the reputation of this great school with your negative comment. We love Clove-period.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2012
I feel compelled to review this school based on the most recent review re. solicitations. My daughter is a 1st grader at Clover & is thriving in this wonderful environment. Not only does this school have high API scores and an extraordinary diverse student make-up, but it was just awarded the National Blue Ribbon for academic excellence! All this while operating on the STATE given funds of approx. $60K/year. That's right! That is all the state sees fit to give this amazing school. The school asks for donations, holds fundraisers and does recycling drives to make up for funds we don't get to pay for computer lab, art enrichment, teacher aids, PE, field trips, school supplies that go beyond pencils and basic paper and numerous other things that $60k doesn't cover. The reason this school excels on every level is due to those extra dollars, and extra involvement that these fundraisers and programs help bring. I get a real feeling of community being at this school and can't imagine my child going anywhere else. If you think about it, the money I donate or help raise via fundraisers, is only a small amount compared to what I would have to pay for a private school education.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2012
stop solicitation. this is a public school, the school kept sending donation requests every week, sometimes twice a week in various ways. they ask you to buy gift cards, donate cash, donate recycled bottles, buy books, buy raffle tickets, you name it. and also anticipate to get recorded phone calls at least twice a week to remind you to donate.

- submitted by a community member
July 30, 2012
Clover is nurturing, academically challenging, and a delightful school. I have nothing but positive things to say about Clover. This school is top notch-thanks to the parents, students, principal, and the very dedicated teachers. My daughter had the most enriching experience of her life this past year. She LOVES school because of her 3rd grade teacher. That teacher is the gem of Clover. Room 17 will always be near and dear to our hearts as to many other students and parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2011
Your heading for the science achievement was very negative and misleading! Clover Avenue is a great school with excellent test scores, a high rate of satisfaction, and a fabulous community of students, parents, staff, and caring and committed teachers.

- submitted by a teacher
September 23, 2011
Clover Avenue Elementary School is awesome in every way. As a parent in Los Angeles, I could not be happier with my child education.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2011
My child had been to several schools in the area (public, private, catholic). All schools have its own positive and negative sides. Clover is a great school. The school environment helped our child become independent in her school works and in her relationships with her peers. As a parent, I don t feel pressured to volunteer nor shell out money but I do it anyways. It s a more relax atmosphere, less of a parent cliquish group.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2011
I am a student currently attending the 5th grade at Clover and I absolutely love it. I've been here from K-5 and all the teachers I've had were very nice. They would always take time so they can help you with any troubles you have. If you are a parent or child who is thinking of going to Clover, I would definately suggest it.

- submitted by a community member
October 20, 2010
Seriously - the best school! My daughter went to Clover for 3rd and 4th grade and learned so much. The teachers here are excellent and really challenge the kids academically. She is now attending school up north because we had to move...but I wish she could still be at Clover!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2010
It is the best school my kids have attended.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2010
Great teachers! Parents really involved in school support activities. Tons of school spirit and community involvement! A wonderful neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2010
Great teacher's, great kids, and great parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
Clover Elementary school is very well organized. This gives children more opportunities for learning.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 27, 2010
amazing school, good academic environment, great staff

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2010
Clover is not only the best academically (900+ API school), but the dedication of the parents, teachers and staff make it the best choice on the Westside.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2010
clover is a wonderful school. the teachers and staff are caring and amazingly hard-working. they, along with clover parents, are truly dedicated to providing the best and most enriched education possible for all of their students. we're so happy to be a part of it!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2010
this is school were you feel welcome by parents, teachers,and staff. besides being one of the highest scoring school in los angeles and the state. i have been very lucky that all four of my children have gone thru this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Clover has the most wonderful parent volunteers. Too bad that more parents don't chip in and help out. The kids are fabulous, too. Principal needs to be more aware of curriculum and make sure concepts are being taught correctly.. Teachers are trying they best but do not get much direction from the principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
The teachers and staff are top quality. It is a positive learning environment. My son has learned so much and made so much progress since starting Clover in kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
I think Clover is the best elementry school.Most of the teachers are the best. If Clover can not be the best it is beacuse of it is run by LAUSD.LAUSD need to beak away and have control by smaller district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Clover is the best school. The staff is very good. Lot of parent involvement. My son has learned a lot from Clover. We are very happy with Clover.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
We are kinder parents so don't have a lot of experience yet, but our daughter loves going to school and has really learned a lot. I am impressed by everything here, from the principal and the teachers, down to the kids and parents - all contribute to creating an atmosphere of positive, nurturing, and high expectations.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
Clover is an exceptional school with great teachers and staff. Our kindergardener is thriving and enjoying school. There is lots of parent involvement and a sense of community at Clover. Many of the parents are postdoctoral fellows from UCLA who represent diverse backgrounds in both ethnicity and area of study. We are lucky to have such an exceptional public school. Clearly a model for other schools in LAUSD.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
We have the worlds best teachers!

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2010
The teachers and Administrators at Clover are highly dedicated, personable, and seek the best for my children. The parents, too, create a unique supportive environment. It's a true community.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
The teachers and the parents are wonderful at Clover!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Great parent support and super teachers. They really care.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Clover is a school where students, teachers and parents all contribute for students' successes, a simple fact that exists in only a very few schools

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Clover Ave is a great school. I've heard so much about it and finally now my son is in the pre-K program, I can certainly see why people say that Clover is great. The school has many activities for both the parents and the students. Also the parenting class available is certainly a great source for the parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Clover Avenue Elementary School is everything that a great big family is - loving, guiding, caring, teaching, giving, firm and yet fair in rules, reaching out to help everyone, involving the community, and always remembering the preceding generations with fondness. It is a school where multiple generations of families can be found (for many of the school's alumnae return to the neighborhood so that their children can attend, and possibly even have a teacher in common, too!) Many of the teachers are active parts of the community, for instance, coaching many of the students' after school sports teams or encouraging their students to trick-or-treat at their homes. Parents are encouraged to be involved in all ways possible that they are comfortable and able to, and they are encouraged to ask questions to insure full understanding of what's going on with their children's education. Clover is great!

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
I love Clover Avenue Elementary School because it is truly a nurturing environment. This is our 4th year and starting with the principal to the teachers to the parents and volunteers to be open, flexible, and creative. All who are part of our school want it to be great and it is, despite budget cuts and bureaucratic limitations.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
invested teachers, caring and involved parents, happy kids = great school! couldn't be more proud of Clover Ave Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
Clover is a school where the principal, teachers, staff, and the parents commit every ounce of energy and time into believing in the children. The booster club does all they can to earn extra money in ensuring that this school will and always be on top! As a parent, I believe in this school, and am delighted to have my children be a part of this school and the community!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
Our school has been in the top 10 for publice elementary schools in L.A. county. My kids love the school and don't want to go anywhere else. There is lots of parent pariticipation and very good teachers there. We are blessed to be able to have our kids attend.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
This school does a great job of of educating our children especially in the areas of arts, social studies, computers, and even the aerospace program. It's great to see our diverse community in attendance and in full support of our local public school.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2009
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March 18, 2009
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March 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2009
Great school with experienced teachers. We have two kids in this school and they are both loving it, which is the best we can ask for. The socio-economic profile of this school is a little lower than some other West LA schools but this is because UCLA's graduate housing is in the vicinity. The school has great intellectual capital.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2009
My daughter has been at Clover for the past 2 1/2 years, and we absolutely love the school. The teachers and staff are wonderful, and the parents are very nice and are extremely involved. As a UCLA aluma as well as a neighborhood Mom, I think the criticism of school is unfair and unwarranted. One must remember that this is a public school, and as much as we want to have smaller classes, it is simply dependent upon the budget it receives from LAUSD. Also, yes, the campus is old and can be cleaner, but with only one custodian for the entire school, what can we expect? We have a lot of parents who go above and beyond to help the school, but sadly, there are plenty who just sit back and criticize.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 26, 2008
I am a graduate of Clover from back in the day and my daughter just started kindergarden this year at Clover. I'm thrilled she's going there. I love that she's being exposed to international students in her classroom, just like I was when I went there. I remember having best friends from India, Africa, Asia and the Midwest and now she can have the same experience. The staff in the office and the classrooms are wonderful. There are so many opportunities to get involved and her teacher does an amazing job at staying in touch and keeping parents informed. I feel very welcome in my daugther's classroom. I know first-hand the strong education I received at Clover and I can see this happening for my daugther as well. The high test scores are great, but it's the students, teachers, staff and parents that make Clover the best school on the Westside!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 20, 2008
I am a parent of a 3rd and 5th grader at Clover as well as a Teacher's Assistant. I didn't start working at the school until last year and I am so happy to be part of the Clover 'family'. The Clover Staff, Booster Club, and parents are such amazing people. Not only is it a fantastic school academically, the teachers I work with are so dedicated, bright and fun to be around. My son will be graduating this year and I know he will look back with memories of Clover.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
This is my third year as the Librarian at Clover, and I must say, I absolutely love working here. The community created by the staff, parents, and students is one of the warmest I have experienced. As a member of the staff, I know first hand how much time teachers and administrators spend outside of school talking, planning, and brainstorming ideas about how to improve the quality of education and experience children have here. I have found the staff here to be deeply invested in the success of all students, and working in that kind of environment is exciting and inspirational. The parent community is very supportive, and teachers are always happy to listen to and work with parents on school improvement through fundraising events, lesson planning, school beautification, and goal setting. It is truly a privledge to work here. Clover is simply fabulous!

- submitted by a teacher
November 19, 2008
I love Clover, I have a 3rd and a 1st grader attending the school and I am very happy with their education. I can't wait for my little one to be ready to go to Clover. The teachers are wonderful, the parents are very involved, the campus is continuosly being worked on to be more beautiful (by parents), I love its diversity, and it has a loving staff, who knows and cares for my kids. I can't imagine my kids going anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2008
I have two kids at Clover for the past four years and am very pleased with the quality of their education, the teachers, the school's diversity and the parental involvement. We have high enrollment because of the school's outstanding reputation and scores. We have some amazing new teachers that are great additions to the Clover team! There is much to do regarding parental involvement from fundraising to beautification days where kids and parents all chip in to help wash, plant, pick up trash and more. This is a community school.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2008
We love Clover and are very thankful for having found such a great public school. The teachers make learning fun and interesting and really care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 06, 2008
Clover is a major disappoint. First, it is dirty and in a state of disarray. If this is a good school I cannot even begin to imagine what a bad school looks like. The idea that they subject young children to this type of environment is appalling. Second, the leadership is to be questioned. Communication with the parent community is spotty. The adminstration is smug and nasty. We understand that there are certain realities of public schools BUT this attitude is unforgivable. Finally, they seem to be oblivious to the needs of children. This year there were too many kindergarteners...but instead of addressing the situation as quickly as possible they waited until 4 weeks in and then moved kids the day before a holiday. Frankly if I ran my business this way, I would not have a business.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 13, 2008
We love Clover. But, I am disappointed to read a parent write 'UCLA Students prevent a 'neighborhood' culture from forming on the school campus...I encourage my kid to only build relationships with the neighborhood kids.' As a UCLA parent, I feel that this comment perpetuates to an 'us vs. them' attitude. One thing that 'neighborhood' parents should consider is that many UCLA parents do indeed stay within the Clover boundaries once they complete their UCLA education. I understand the concern of having a bestfriend move away, however, based on my experience traveling to other countries and living throughout the US, it is so enriching to create close friendships even if we are together a short time. We must also consider that even 'neighborhood' parents move for work, school or family reasons. I hope that other Clover parents will encourage their children to make friends with any Clover child.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 21, 2008
We too love Clover, Molly and Sharon, and it is the best of the Westside schools, but it does have its downsides. I think the UCLA Students prevent a 'neighborhood' culture from forming on the school campus. There is an 'us' and 'them' attitude. As a neighborhood parent I encourage my kid to only build relationships with the neighborhood kids as the UCLA kids will be moving soon and I don't want to have to deal with the heartbreak of best friends moving year after year. I agree with all the criticisms of the gifted kids programs. They are bored. I have been told that my kid will be GATE next year, but they are not broken out into different classrooms, only different work groups during the day. My kid is bored with the homework, thereby making homework time a nightmare.

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May 11, 2008
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March 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 25, 2008
In reality, nothing in this world is 100% absolutely perfect, bc we are all different, and we have different ideas of what perfection is. Therefore, NO school will be exactly what everyone needs. However, in my experience, Clover is a very good school with a bright and dedicated staff. I would recommend this school, and for the bitter parents, please, keep searching for that perfect school.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 20, 2007
My son attended Clover while his older brother attended a great semi-private school not too far away, and the activities at Clover closely measured up to my other son's school. The administrators, teachers and families go far beyond what they must do, and do what they feel their kids deserve... The best! Sincerely, Nooneh Kradjian

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2007
We relocated from New Zealand this year. My daughters, both bright, needed assistance adjusting socially and academically. I cannot say enough at how great Clover Avenue was- we could not have landed in a better place! Great teachers, very caring, great community atmosphere

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2007
Clover is truly an excellent school. The parents involvment in student education is just amazing. There are signicant number of UCLA kids in the school (UCLA village is within the school district), and they are certainly a very positive factor for the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2007
I want to mention that Clover Ave. for my kids was an amazing school. The best thing was the Teachers and Parents working together in this wonderful school. We had an amazing experience.

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May 13, 2007
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April 19, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
April 10, 2007
What a Diamond in the Clover! What a wonderful find. This school has great academics, parent participation, teachers, and a new P.E. program. If your interested in a quality private school education for your child without the private school cost, Clover is that school. We've been so please with all the teachers our children have had over the years. They have an inviting open door policy for each and every parent. Keep up the great work Clover.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2007
We love Clover Ave for our two children. We have been thrilled with their education and would recommend the neighborhood when considering buying your home. A lot of parental involvement is expected here, which adds to the greatness of the school. As with any school there are great teachers and not so great teachers. Fortunately, my kids have been with wonderful teachers who have nurtured and taught them well. I am very pleased with the education my children are receiving.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2007
Clover is certainly better than any other elementary school option in the area. That said, you need to be careful on what teachers you get -it can be hit or miss, IMHO. Out of the six teachers my son has had (K-5) three teachers were great. The international students are alright.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2007
We have two children, new to the area, enrolled at Clover and could not be more thrilled. Both the teachers and administrators have been wonderfully responsive to the unique needs of our children... above and beyond standard expectations. Moreover, our children are being nurtured and encouraged to learn.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2007
Do not and we mean do not believe in all the hype! The international students make the school-not quality teaching! There is no differentiated instruction provided! The administration and staff are not open to suggestions! Heaven forbid if your child may be highly gifted.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2007
Clover Ave. is a hidden jewel on the westside of L.A. The diversity cannot be matched anywhere in Los Angeles. The synergy of teacher/parent involvement makes the school second to none. A strong administration from the principal down to the office staff keep the school running like clock work. They are a dedicated group of people. All the teachers are experienced educators that challenge their students daily. We were planning to send our children to private school and only went to Clover for kindergarten, but then we fell in love with the school, the teachers, staff and school community. We have been at Clover for five years now and will be here for many more.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
Clover is a very special school. With great teachers and administrators, the academics are highly rated. With tremendous parental involvement and an amazingly diverse student body, it is a gem of school that we are proud to be a part of. This is our second year at Clover and it is improving on every level - from the sports program to the arts program and more. STAR is also a wonderful afterschool enrichment program available at Clover.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2006
Do not believe all the glowing reports! This school is not geared for highly-gifted children who love to learn! These children are square pegs made to feel like they do not belong. Very assembly-line and antiquated style of teaching.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2006
We love clover and its diversity. Our Principal is simply the Best!

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2006
For my two sons this is the best school ever. Great staff. My oldest son went to Clover from K-5 and he says that his best teacher is always going to be Mr. Fong. The youngest is now in 2nd and he does not want to miss a day of school. Our family loves Clover and all we hope and to keep Mrs. Fabian, Molly and Debby until they retired.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2006
Clover is an amazing school. The teachers are so dedicated and all seem to really love teaching. Our new principle is fantastic and truly has an open door policy. I love that my children have made friends from all over the world and has really learned a lot about other cultures. The school has a strong academic base. Very happy.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2006
Assembly-lined, generic. Un-imaginative. Not innovative. KIds tend to stick to their culturally specific groups. There is diversity but no integration. Instruction not geared for highly gifted children. If you have a child performing markedly above grade level, do not expect any enrichment or supplementation. You will receive no additional instructional support. The curriculum is grade level Open Court only. Nothing more. These children are not welcomed since differentiated instruction is not provided. Don't believe all the hype.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2006
We found the curriculum rigid and out-dated. If your child is performing above grade level, he or she is viewed as a threat. Very cookie-cutter and inflexible. Definitely not a school if your child is highly-gifted and loves learning! Your child will be miserable here! The school performs well not because of the teaching staff but because of the children of the UCLA graduate students-UCLA graduate housing is just across the street. Unfortunately, when their parents graduate, these wonderful children will also leave. The CAT scores then drop in 4th and 5th grade.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2006
The school is small and offers a real sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2006
If you have a problem, you won't get much help from the staff here. Teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2006
They have some great programs here and some wonderful teachers. Molly and Vice Principal Brenson are great, hopefully they will be around for a while.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2006
This is a great school with excellent academic performance records and music/performing arts activities. Lots of parent involvement and school projects -- if your child goes, expect to spend time there volunteering. Very competitive environment and hard-working kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2006
This is a very good school, you will like it if you join it

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2006
Save learning environment, good parent and PTA involvement. Magnet track, dedicated teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2006
We pulled our son out of this school partly because of its cookie-cutter approach to teaching reading and math. Our son was already a great reader and beyond his grade level at math but would be forced to 'learn' at the same level as all the rest, which would mean no learning at all for him.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
Clover succeeds because the parents care. In spite of all LAUSD has done to reduce this school to their normal level of mediocrity. Both my children have received an excellent education. My son graduated in 05, and my daughter is in 4th grade. The Administration's first priority is this school, not LAUSD; a rarity in this district. The problems with Special Ed, Principal turnover, and Standardized Curriculum are LAUSD's - this school succeeds in spite of those obsticals. My kids have opportunites usually reserved for those in the wealthiest areas of our city.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2006
The quality of Clover's Programs is good, however, I find the administration and the teachers too rigid in their adherence to the very old and outdated LAUSD curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2006
School is Ok, but its principal was changed year after year.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2006
Clover is simply a fantastic school! Most of the teachers are approachable and caring. They are highly experienced and dedicated. After attending Clover for 4 years, this school has become our benchmark for comparison. A very homely & great school!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2006
My son has gone to clover since Kindergarten; he's now in 5th grade and has grown so much here. They have great teachers and programs, including a 4th grade trip on a sailing ship, and Astrocamp for the 5th graders. My daughter just started K. there. We are so lucky to be right around the corner from Clover. The booster club helps raise funds and is extremely active in doing so. The library was recently refurbished and Internet access was wired in a couple of years ago. I love this school!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2006
A wonderful, diverse school that I and my children love. Since becoming part of 'the Clover Family,' the school has been academically strong and has, even, on basis of test score results, gotten stronger. An exceptional booster club/PTA and flawlessly dedicated teachering staff makes Clover Avenue a gem.

- submitted by a teacher
September 19, 2005
Outstanding, engaged teachers; active parents; diverse student body. My daughter had a great experience at Clover!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
We've been generally pleased here. Lots of smart kids, lots of involved parents, lots of good teachers. The downsides include at least one really not great teacher and not a lot of money for extracurricular stuff. But overall, our kid is happy and his talents have been encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
Clover Avenue is a fantastic school. This will be our 3rd year here and we have been overjoyed at the quality of the teachers and the parent involvement. It is hard to keep _educating_ our children in light of budget cuts and government programs, but the teachers we have had so far have been inovative, attentive, and amazing educators who think outside the standardized box. We couldn't be happier. If we could make two critiques it would be that we wish we could find a permanent principal who seeks to be as involved with the students as the principal who retired 2 years ago and we would want to see more classes like art and music- as standard parts of the cirriculum.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
Good school with good academics and extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2005
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June 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2005
Clovers offers wonderful diversity and the kindergarten teachers are so lovable. The transition from preschool to kindergarten was easy. They have learned a great deal and are pleased with the emphasis on education. We have had a fun year and look forward to many pleasant years at Clover.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2005
My children have had great academic experiences at Clover Elementary. They have had some excellent teachers and the academic programs that have been provided have been very good. The school has a computer lab, and p.e. coaches, as well as a music teacher. The parents are very involved in the school, and they get fairly good turnout for most events. Overall, our experience at the school has been a good one.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2005
Great staff. Need a long term principal. Mr. Fong is the best teacher by far.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2005
Attentive teachers. Great staff. A lot of great parent support.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2005
overall a pretty good school. The teachers are variable. Good science program. Lots of kids with parents working or studying at UCLA.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2005
This is the best school I ever heard. My daughter never wants to miss a single schoolday.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2005
The teachers at Clover were great for my child's Kindergarten, First and Second grades. Then the nightmare began. The principal lied about special ed services, IEPs etc. Do mot ever send your child to this school!

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2004
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December 05, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2004
I love teaching at this school. The parents are supportive, the children eager to learn and the staff hardworking and dedicated.

- submitted by a teacher
September 20, 2004
Clover provides a nurturing, supportive, and academically enriched environment. It truly felt like home to us and culmination was definitely bittersweet. There is no better elementary school in Los Angeles, I'm sure.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2004
My son went to pre-k program here and he loved his teachers. The class was very well-run and organized. I think it's a great school.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2004
Our son went to the pre-school program at Clover. The teachers were dedicated and nurturing, and the program was excellent. The receptionist who sits in the far end of the entrance area could use some behavioral improvement though.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2004
Wow! What a great school. Our special teachers, staff and parents make this truely, a great learning, cultural and social experience for our children.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2004
Clover is simply the best. My daughter was at Clover from Kindergarten through the fifth grade. The school was a marvelous experiance for both of us. At Clover the parents are made to feel like part of the team and their input is always welcome. The teachers at clover are caring, dedicated and approachable. The principal is very responsive to concerns of the parents and the children. Our family looks back fondly at the years we spent at Clover. No child or parent could ask for more than to be a part of the clover experiance. J.Watson Garman

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2003
This is our second year at Clover and we love it here! Having transferred from Fairburn Elementary we find Clover to have the diversity and educational richness we were looking for our children. We have children in second grade and kindergarten and we have found the most amazing 1st grade teacher Mrs. McLaurin! Our son had her last year. She is truly a motivating and inspiring instructor. Great learning school overall.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2003
I have two children currently at Clover Elem.(going into 4th, 3rd grades). The school is excellent and both of my children are thriving in the educational environment it provides. The most exceptional aspect of this school is the level of parent/school interaction. The parents are highly active at Clover and the school (principal, teachers, aides) strongly encourages parental involvement. Both my wife and I volunteer our time in the classroom, for fund raising activities, and out-of-school activities (field trips, boy/girl scouts, etc.). With one exception, my children's teachers have been great. The good ones have been truly excellent educators. They are experienced, motivated, educated, and friendly - a perfect combination of skills and personality has been blended into each of them. Its too bad that the one exception remains at the school.

- submitted by a parent
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Clover Avenue Elementary School
11020 Clover Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90034
(310) 479-7739
Last modified Clover Avenue Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Clover Avenue Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 132 reviews. Top