Students enrolled 20
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School leader Rona Greenstadt
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District Los Angeles Unified School District
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5063 Floristan Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

(323) 255-1419
(323) 344-9129
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4 stars
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April 25, 2014
My son has attended k-6 at Dahlia. I've been pleased to have him with so many amazing teachers. He loves the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2013
I went to this elementary school from 2002-2005 when I first moved from Mexico to the United States and couldn't have asked for a better transition. I really do wish I could have attended all through my elementary years but unfortunately only experienced 4-6th grades. Every teacher I had was absolutely amazing and helped guide me and prepare me for later success. There was a lot of fine arts which I think still persist; it was a great way to make kids excited about each day. I believe 2 of the 3 teachers I had are still in the school. We ended up moving away and my brother finished school elsewhere, it was a day and night difference: this school cares about who students will eventually grow up to be.

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2013
Parent involvement and influence seem to have reached an all time high. The parents involved have created funding for arts programs, field trips and general teacher/student assistance. Its good to be a part of such a pro-active parent school.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
We are first year parents with our daughter in Kindergarten. The PTA and Principal are extremely pro-active and the classroom size/student body is manageable. We are VERY impressed thus far!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2013
With the last of three children having graduated from Dahlia in June, it is bittersweet to be leaving our Dahlia home behind. We will truly miss the school, faculty and staff, and consider many of them good friends. My kids obtained a great education, and are prepared for the next phase that lies ahead. Dahlia families are very committed to this school and work very hard to provide the kids with opportunities in, and beyond the classroom. Congrats to the families that are entering this year, you will be surprised and amazed with this special and beloved place.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2013
I was a student in Dahila Heights between the timeline of late 2007 to mid 2009, I've been in this school for almost two years and I gotta say it was by far the BEST Elementary School I've been to! It is very organized, there were fun programs afterschool, and the bullying rate in my opinion was low. When I graduated in this school I was sad that I had to leave my friends and the friendly staff. The Principal was nice too. I would say this was one of my best schools i've ever been to.

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2012
i dont have any comment right now because class just started. my daughter enjoying her class

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2012
Our family moved from a small Beverly Hills apartment to a beautiful Eagle Rock house two years ago. We were naturally concerned with moving our two boys from BHUSD to LAUSD, but this school has proven to be a great success. It may not have all the "Beverly Hills bells and whistles", but the knowledgeable staff, and challenging curriculum definitely make up for it. I have never felt a greater sense of community and parent involvement than at Dahlia Heights. I really love all aspects of this school and I am proud to have my kids attend here.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2012
We came from a charter school that really didn't work for my child. In contrast, the principal and staff at Dahlia have worked with us from day one to get him the proper support he needs. This is a far cry from other schools that just passed the buck. His anxiety has tapered off, his self confidence has improved and I he really likes this school. The exemplary staff and leadership really sets an example for other schools to follow. Also worth mentioning is the after school program, ARC led by Domi. He and his staff have been very understanding to our unique situation and I will be forever grateful for the way they have made the transition process much smoother for my child. The parent participation is one to be envied. The community of teachers, parents and staff have made Dahlia one of the great schools of LAUSD.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2012
Dahlia is a great neighborhood school! It is committed to the arts and the environment. The new office manager is a joy to be around and Principal Greenstadt is very dedicated. Overall the teachers are good and a few of them are truly stellar! The parent community is diverse and involved. PTA hosts educational speakers, fun community events and fundraisers to support the school. My child graduated last spring and I feel she received a solid academic foundation at Dahlia Heights. She is thriving academically at her new middle school, thanks in part to Dahlia Heights! Lastly, Dahlia is a School for Advanced Studies, so academically-gifted children out of the DHES boundaries can apply to attend. The school holds tours for prospective parents in the winter and spring, so check it out if you live in Eagle Rock or nearby.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2011
If you believe that shaping your child for the future is a combination of nature and nurture then the team at Dahlia Heights Elementary school, under the leadership of its current principal, are for you and your child or children. I've had both of my children studying there in the last 7 years. I've seen them grow emotionally, physically, and intellectually, proven by the CAT 6 scores, acceptance to GATE, numerous peer and teacher awards that highlight academic progress and moral integrity and my children's own desire to persevere and do better. From the technical expertise of current and novel teaching methods to the character and confidence-bulding you will marvel at how they teach your child from kindergarten to 6th grade. Is it a perfect school? There is none. Dahlia is a diamond int the ruff. DES is a community of teachers, parents, and local businesses. It is the strength in the collaboration of this community that molds your child into a happy ever-driven young adult. Come see for yourself and attend one of the PTA meetings, and be awed. My wife and I continue to be.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2011
I have had 4 children over 20 years in Dahlia and I went there many years ago. My going there is probably the reason I jeopardized my children's education for so long at such a miserable place. Education is only a priority for a few good teachers there. One teacher is of the opinion that "boys are bad" and is currently still there abusing boys because they are not as good as girls. I should have left sooner. When I asked the principal to address my concerns nothing was done. Needless to say, I have finally given up and moved on. If you are a fan of bullying, a parent threatened my then six year old. Or if you prefer to be told your children are getting the best education in public schools without delivery take your chances and go to Dahlia. Sadly, the school no longer reflects the community it serves. People from far and wide try to get in based on the success of teachers, office personnel, and administrators who have long since retired.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2011
I am an elementary school teacher in another high performing LAUSD school. I'm extremely happy with the school, and the community. The parents are welcoming and everyone is working hard towards making this school the best it can be for our children.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
The office staff is new so I'm hoping it has gotten better, the previous office manager was wretched. I don't believe in brown nosing someone when they have a job to do. The school's score are high because it is in a middle class area, the socio-economic statues of the community plays a major role in test scores. I am not impress with the teachers, it is a hit or miss if you get a decent teacher for the year. The parents are not the friendliest, some are very snobby (Why I don't know? They live in ER). Years ago I tried to join the PTA, we were ignored so why bother now. Kids are not the friendliest, there is a lot of bullying going on. The kids must take after their parents. Not impressed just can't afford private right now.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2010
We are very excited about the new 2010-2011 school year. My son got the teacher we requested and seems very happy. The principal helped bring Champios on board and we are very pleased about that. Though she may not have the social attitude parents might want, she is a student advocate and delivers. We are lucky to have such a great small chool in our neighborhood. I wish more parents would give our neighborhoods schools like DH a chance before opting to go to charters or private schools. We do have a gem of a school. Parental involvement is plus so if you are a parent...get involved. Your opinion counts only if you let it be known!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2010
My child enjoys attending Dahlia Heights and it has been a great school for us as a family. The teachers are wonderful! The office staff has always been friendly. I will say that the Principle Ms. Greenstadt has not impressed me at all. I think she would be more suited to a High School as opposed to an Elementary. She is not friendly at all. In all of the times I have been to the school I have never seen her walking around saying, "Hi" to the children or being sweet in anyway. She only speaks to them when scolding them. I realize that she is administrator but this is a school for young children. Nurturing should be a behavioral prerequisite for anyone working there. Please keep in mind that over all the children are well behaved, I have never seen disorder on the campus. Wonderful school, cold Principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2010
I went to Dahlia Heights today to get information regarding registering my son for Kindergarten. I was very impressed by the friendly staff. Along with my Kindergarten son, I went in with my other 2 boys - both toddlers. The entire staff was warm and friendly. The principal took the time to introduce herself and to welcome us to the school. Further, even the librarian introduced herself, and made my son feel welcome. My son is saying that he is excited to start attending this school. As an educator myself, I am quite glad to have this school as my home school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
This is a small school with a strong sense of community. The teachers are great and most have been teaching at the school for at least 10 years. The school has an arts program, which the students really enjoy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
To the post on March 17, 2010. The negative reviews are from actual incidents that have accured. Or they wouldn't be posted. Maybe spend a little time there and really see things. Before and after school care, terrible. The kids are running like chickens w/their heads cut off. Boys and girls are running in/out of eachothers restrooms and throwing each other. No real supervision. Some teachers are great, Im not saying all are bad. Office staff is bad. PTA does work very hard for the school, but they are not the friendliest. They need to have open doors to everyone, no matter the amount or time they give to the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
They believe in arts in education, the community is really involved and the student population is very diverse. School is charming and promotes gardening, recycling and helping others.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
It's a small community with great involvement of both parents and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
The Schools administrative staff!..as well as the programs to help children with their studies.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
The Principal, teachers, staff and parents all take pride in loving all the children and providing the students with the best education we can create.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Dahlia Heights takes pride in giving students the best possible learning experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Dahlia Heights is a Family oriented school. The teachers and staff are great with the children. I have had two sons graduated from Dahlia and my daughter will be next.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2010
It has the best teachers, a great group of parents and a tradition of excellence second to none.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2010
This is a small school in our Eagle Rock Community where parents and teachers work together to create a creative learning environment!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2010
Its small size, amazing teachers and principals, and involved community of parents and grandparents add up to a terrific K-6 experience for a kid lucky enough to live in our neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
I love all the parent involvement and the teachers, staff and Aids. It's a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
My four kids have all attended Dahlia and have loved it. Now I am on staff and can appreciate it in another way as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
My children use to go to Dahlia Heights. It is a great small local school with caring staff.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 17, 2010
The teachers and parents are very involved, even though this is an L.A. Unified school. The participation is top notch.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
great school, with great teachers that care deeply about our children

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
Dahlia Heights is a Very comfortable school. The teachers are attentive, insightful and caring. There is a strong group of very smart and involved Families that help to provide enrichment programs of all sorts...from the Parent lecture series, to finding Theatre Programs for the school to partner with. Dahlia Heights is becoming the Center for our community to get together in Eagle Rock.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Teachers are the best! comminication within parents getting involved is remarkable

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
It is community based and very accomodating with the needs of the kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
I have three kids at the school and it is a wonderful place for learning and growing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Dahlia is a great school with lots of parent volunteers.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
The teachers are all so great and give so much of themselves - and we see the results in the kids! The parent community is friendly and caring and very involved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Dahlia is a home school,we feel all the parents and personally speaking like home is small and we all pitch in to help to keep it neat, besides we have various events where all the parents come together as one, is just a great feeling knowing everybody.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Some amazing teachers, parents who really give of themselves. Feels like a real community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Its a great small school with fantastic teachers and very involved parents!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
its small friendly and the teachers go above and beyond

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Dahlia has amazing teachers in a small environment that feels like a small private school

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2010
Dahlia is a nice little school and a good place for my child to learn and grow. The vast majority of teachers are dedicated, creative, and caring professionals. Some of the teachers are really extraordinary! Ms. Greenstadt, our Prinicipal, is caring and dedicated as well. The Principal, Staff, School Site Council and PTA work hard to improve the school for our children. Some of the recent additions to our school include an informative website, a new computer lab, and a school improvement survey sent to parents, kids and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 17, 2010
Wow, the negative review that was posted is so opposite from my experience. I've found it to be a really good school and my child is very happy there. I've felt like the pta is working really hard to support the school at a time when all schools are facing extreme budget cuts. I also don't think the pta only cares about big donors, In my experience they seemed appreciative of any donation given and that includes both volunteering and donating money. I have never seen anything to indicate that the principle is racist so I'm not sure where the reviewer is getting that from. In my opinion if you don't like how something is running then involve yourself in making it better rather than complaining about it.

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July 30, 2009
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no rating October 10, 2008
Dahlia heights is a very good school, my kids enjoy it so much. They have a very good teachers, office staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and students are fabulous. For the past years my kids have option to transfer to a private school for convenient reason but everytime we tried they would cry, they feel like they belong to this school. Unfortunately like others feel, when our dearly principal Mrs. Hatrick left, everything changes. My kids doesn't feel the same caring with the new principal as much as Mrs. Hatrick does. We do understand the changes but she should understand that this kids been here before she does, students are part of the reason why Dahlia Heights Elementary stand out from the rest. All i can say is my kids are not happy anymore, doesn't have the enthusiasm as much as before, We missed Mrs. Hatrick so much.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2008
The below comment is entirely unconstructive -- be specific in criticisms to drive improvement or keep your generalizations to yourself. Yes, Ms. Greenstadt is new - and no, she has not yet measured up to the previous principal. However she has been at the school not even a full year and has been inconsequential at worst - she has not done anything to take away from the wonderful school that is Dahlia Heights. The teachers are excellent, the parental involvement is fabulous - we are so lucky to have our children attend this truly great, special school. Posts to the contrary should be specific - or, even better - be taken up directly at the school to make an effort to improve rather than to lob anonymous, empty criticisms that only do more harm than good.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2008
Unfortunately we lost an amazing Principal (Eileen Hatrick). Ms. Greenstadt is now our new principal and will never be able to fill her shoes. She is a nice lady but has alot to learn in regards to running a school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 02, 2008
I am very unhappy with the new principal - Ms. Rona Greenstadt. She is definetly the wrong candidate for our school. We all understand that having a new principal means changes. Many of us are very unhappy with her. She needs to focus on real issues. She must go!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2008
I am the parent of a Dahlia kid about to enter 1st grade. Overall I have been extremely happy with this school. The faculty is enthusiastic and involved, as are the parents. My kid really enjoyed kindergarten and is looking forward to 1st grade. My only complaint is that we lost a great principal right before my kid started school, and I have not been entirely thrilled with the new one. For example, in the past the kids and parents always knew what teacher they would have in the fall when the school year ends - now we will not know until the DAY school starts. I am not so happy about this. But, that aside, I am thrilled that our experience with Dahlia has been so positive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 17, 2008
My daughter just finished up first grade and her teacher Mrs. Jones-Watson is the best! Her test scores rose by 10% over each of the last three testing periods. She is now reading fluently. Just 6 months ago we were concerned she might be dyslexic and the principle Mrs. Greenstadt met with us and helped us make the right decisions to proceed with Chloe. Our daughter was awarded student of the month today and we could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
My daughter has an amazing teacher whom she respects and who challenges her to achieve her best academically. She loves going to school and has had a great experience this year. The only negative aspect is that the new principal seems to focus on the wrong issues (e.g., keeping kids from running and skipping on the playground).

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 05, 2008
Dahlia Heights is a jewel of a school. Wonderful teachers, Mr. Alaimo is one excellent, caring, loving teachers who is adore by all of his students. Mrs. Hatrick is the most wonderful principal I have ever met, but unfortunately she recently was transfer to another school. The new administrator ms. Greenstadt is not doing as good a job as Ms. Hatrick. The kids don't really care for her. We'll just have to wait and see.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2007
Dahlia Heights is an exceptional elementary school. It is one of the last few remaining gems in the LAUSD. Although it is k-6, there are only approx. 350 students, and student/teacher ratio is about 20-1. The next closest elementary school can't even compare to those stats! I went to this wonderful school, my nieces, nephews, and now my own children are attending, and we have all loved it. Kudos to the wonderful principal and teachers that make learning top priority. I wouldn't want to send my kids to any other elementary school.

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- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2005
Overall, Dahlia Heights is a great school. Ms. Hatrick is a compassionate, well-involved Principal; she is dedicated to the academic and emotional growth of all children. Ms. Hatrick was always receptive to any concerns that I had. She is a proactive listener and eager to find a strong resolution to problems that arise. For the most part, the teachers are also exceptional; in particular, Mrs. Drescher and Mrs. Zamora are both teachers any parent would love to have as their childs' teacher. Mr. Blunt and Mrs. Gillespie (both of whom are no longer there) were absolutely wonderful, caring educators. Unfortunately, there are a handful of teachers who have a condescending and domineering attitude, which is unfortunate and unacceptable in any school setting.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2005
As an LAUSD substitute teacher who has worked at hundreds of schools in the district, I don't know of a more closely knit, warmer community around. The atmosphere is gentle and supportive, and the teachers are experienced, artistic, and creative. I would be happy to send my kids here.

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July 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2005
There seems to be no end to the bad reviews of LAUSD schools. Well Dahlia Heights is the exception to the rule. My son is a Dahlia graduate (B avergage student) and my daughter is in the GATE (Gift and Talented Education) program and scoring so well on the State standardized test (99th percentile) it makes a mom proud! The teachers and staff are dedicated and hard working. The principal really cares about the students academic and personal achievement. And with community involvement, 90% parent invovlement and a hardworking PTA to enrich the academic environment, it's a true blessing. This is definitely a jewel in LAUSD's crown.

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September 14, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2004
The smallness of Dahlia gives it a small-town appeal that very few schools in the LAUSD have. It's a good feeling to know everyone's name (parents, teachers and students), providing a friendly atmosphere. For the most part the teachers' are competent and seem to care for the students, with fairly good communication with parents. Discipline seems to vary, of course, from teacher to teacher, as would be expected - but consistency seems to be the principals' downfall. All in all our experience with Dahlia Elementary has been a positive one, and our child has enjoyed it also - usually skipping to school from the car in the morning.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2004
My daughter just completed her second school year at Dahlia Heights, and we are very pleased with the school. She got a solid foundation in kindergarten and First Grade was challenging, fun, and educational. Dahlia strives to be it's best in the face of budget cuts and other challenges. It is a nurturing environment, beginning with the Principal, who I find to be a very human and caring individual. Hurray for Dahlia Heights, a gem of a school in the LAUSD.

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December 01, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2003
The teachers and principal at Dahlia are caring educated professionals. The PTA is very involved with fun activities.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2003
Dahlia Heights is an exceptionally special school!

- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2003
Teachers appear to have the students best interest in mind. Parent involvement is welcomed.

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Dahlia Heights Elementary School
5063 Floristan Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90041
(323) 255-1419
Last modified Dahlia Heights Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dahlia Heights Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 72 reviews.