Students enrolled 479
School leader Patrice Velasquez
Transportation options Yes

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4168 West Avenue 42
Los Angeles, CA 90065

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(323) 255-0571
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4 stars
Based on 40 ratings

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April 28, 2014
I love this school and we love Mrs Tharp!! I hope she stays on next year because her enthusiasm is refreshing and the kids have fun learning!! Great school happy to be apart of it!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
My daughter really likes her new first grade teacher Mr. Fiorillo. He is enthusiastic, great with the kids and uses his training in theater to help motivate his students. At last night s Back to School night he said he was planning five field trips for the year. Go Mr. Fiorillo!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
Delevan Drive is a great school, the principal Mrs. Velasquez is friendly and hard working, and always on campus. The teachers are dedicated, experienced, and caring. Despite budget cuts there are after school activities, a garden, and an arts program. But most of all, the kids are a happy and enthusiastic, which is the surest sign of a successful school.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2013
Delevan Drive Elementary is a wonderful learning community for our kids. The teachers make genuine connections with the students and each year our test scores continue to climb. The Principal and other support staff care about the students and are a constant presence on the playground and throughout the campus. Sometimes it seems like there aren't enough parents getting involved in school activities and events but the parents who do show up, really put in a lot of hard work and volunteer hours. This is an overall awesome school!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2012
This school is excellent! My daughter has been attending since 1st grade and sadly this will be her last year, she just started 6th grade. All her teachers through her school years have been so great. The principal and staff do a great job. The PTA is awesome, thanks to it our kids have after school activities. We feel so lucky to have such a great LAUSD school just down the hill from our house, and last but not least, the after school program is also great to have, the staff are so good with the kids. Now we're wondering where to send our daughter for middle school? Is going to be hard to find another LAUSD schoool as good as Delevan Drive. P.S. I'm sorry to read a bad comment/review about Delevan, a teacher (Ms. Rivera) and our principal. I have never experienced anything bad with any of them or any other teacher re: my daughter or her classmates.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2012
As a former student, I'd like to say how amazing this elementary school is. When I think of Delevan, all that fills my mind are positive thoughts & memories. The people working at this school have produced some of the most hard working people I know. Even the "troublemakers" have grown to be mature & successful. My fellow classmates now attend universities such as USC & UCLA. I firmly believe that because of these wonderful teachers, we were well-prepared to be successful in middle school, high school, & so on. I highly recommend! If I had kids, Delevan would definitely be #1 on my list. Now in regards to the previous rater complaining about one ot the teachers... I would like to say that first off, stating this teacher's name is going against guidelines & goes against her privacy. Second, this particular person was my 1st grade teacher in '97. Not once did I ever see her be negative towards anybody, especially a student. All I have to say is that she was the most caring of them all. If there are any real issues going on between you & this teacher, I'm sure that the problem started from your end & not hers.

- submitted by a community member
February 04, 2012
Mrs Rivera was our daughters second grade teacher and from the very begining until the end of the school year this tearcher had issues and negative interactions with my daughter. Severval times arguing with my 8 year old and making accusations against her like another student would, instead of working towards a resolution as a good teacher would. After several complaints to the principal and no action ever taken concerning the negative learning environment my daughter was being expossed to, we decided to enroll our children at another elementary school. Please note that most of the revies written before 2010 are from a prior ledership (principle).

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2011
Excellent, excellent school! Top notch and caring teachers, compassionate and very hard working principal and staff. Strong PTA that works hard at bringing families and school together. A gem in the community!

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2011
I love this school. My son has been at this school for 2 years and the teachers are incredible. The office staff is very friendly and professional. Delevan has great afterschool programs that are productive and fun. I'm happy with my son's teacher Mrs. Cantrell, she keeps me up to date on everything. I'm confident that my son is getting great academic knowledge at Delevan. I'm happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
Delevan Drive just received the Blue Ribbon Award last Friday, April 16, 2010. The teachers, staff & parents take great pride in making this school a great place for our kids to enjoy learning!

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2010
I like Delevan Drive school. The teachers are very caring and dedicated. The office staff is friendly and helpful. My children love their school and I am confident they are getting a very good academic base. I am sorry there aren't more opportunities for the arts and physical education, but that's a state-wide problem and not unique to Delevan.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2010
Wonderful school that has lots of extra-curriculum activities and parental involvement. Teachers and office staff are friendly and professional.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
Teachers and Parents alike are committed to making it the best school in the area for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2009
There is not a more dedicated group of parents and teachers that work to encompass the whole child and make the public system work. The parents teachers and children are beyond amazing and Delevan is a diamond in our community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Delevan is conviently located close to my house so I walk my daughter to school. It was a great school when I went there for elementary and is still just as great now that my daughter is going there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
That they really do care about the student education. They are always try to raise money so they can do nice things for the kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Both of my kids go there. It is a gfeat school with great teacers. My dauther is in 6th grade and my son is in 5th grade. It also won a blue ribbon award and raised their API scores. Delevan Dr. is the best school ever that I would ever enroll my kids. They are Number 1!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2009
too much fun compared to other schools needs to be mors strict

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 07, 2009
Great school,excellent teachers,and involved parents! a very healthy and friendly environment for children..You can see happy faces everywhere!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
The Principal and the Teachers are great and always in the top 10.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
great school! teachers are amongst the best, some of the highest level of education being taught here, with many parents taking part in school activities making sure their kids can fully benefit from their education. All around A+

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 19, 2009
Delevan is a high achieving and now a distinguished Blue Ribbon School. The winning combination of strong leadership, caring and dedicated teachers, and a strong PTA and supportive community. Any family would be very fortunate to attend this lovely gem of a school

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
It's a smaller school with a cozier feeling. The staff and faculty are great and the facility well maintained. Our daughter was there for Pre-K last year and enjoying Kinder right now. She gained some great friends (who have great parents). From what I see so far, I wish the curriculum was more advanced since she could read, write, add, subtract, and so much more before she entering Kindergarten, but its a school and not a private tutor. I'm hopeful that as she advances thru the grades, the curriculum will pair up with what we do at home. They have a new Principal now and I think she will keep the momentum going.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
Both my kids go to Delevan Drive and they love it. You can tell how an environment is for your children when they express how they feel about it. If my kids are happy I'm happy. They have learned so much and the teachers are great. When my daughter was struggling the teaching did everything to help. I love that the school knows how handle situations, not just on education but any problems that come up. I wish this school went to 12th grade.

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April 30, 2009
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December 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 27, 2008
My daughter started Delevan Drive this year. She is in Mrs. Acosta's pre-K class. I couldn't be happier. We had her enrolled in a Montessori school that was very expensive. However, I have found that she is learing more at Delevan than she did at Montessori. The school really makes everyone feel welcomed. You can tell when your on campus that there is a team environment with the teachers, students, administration and parents. I have found everyone to be so helpful and really nice. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for quality education within a positive environment.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
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September 05, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
April 09, 2007
Delevan is an exceptional school compared to others in the neighborhood. Like with everything else in life, there are good and bad things to be considered (PTA and staff members). A parent will do well at this school so long as he/she has the Principal's seal of approval. There are after-school programs now, but, why did it take the Principal so long to approve parents to bring it into our school? And, why charge the kids so much money? Technically, Delevan Drive is still in the 'barrio'; more than 1/2 of the students get free lunch. Why isn't the Principal working harder to get the FREE after school program offered by the State to come into Delevan?

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2007
Delevan Drive is an academically outstanding school. As far as extracurricular activities, there is an after school program that is dependent on the time and energy of the parents. Those on the committee are responsible for everything from seeking out teachers to scholarships and finances. That is a lot work! So if one is really concerned about after school activities, my advice is to volunteer! Make your mark, make a difference, walk the walk, not just talk the talk. You will see that it is rewarding, fulfilling and making a difference with children who have never been privet to these activities. Delevan Drive certainly has room for improvement. Such as a new cafeteria/auditorium, homework club, fresh ideas for fundraising,improving our schools garden, but Rome was not built in a day. By working together and taking baby steps we can make a difference. I believe so! Do You?

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
Delevan Drive has strong parent involvement; the school couldn't hold special activities or events without them. The annual Harvest Fest & Book Fair night average 75 volunteers at a time.Every month the PTA holds an activity or event for the students; if there was any more involvement, it would interfere with the curriculum.In regards to the last posting, the Xmas Program holds 4 performances so there is always enough room. The parents are responsible for starting and organizing the Afterschool Program. There is a maximum of 15 students per class to avoid overcrowding. The vice principal has recently started a valet service with parents volunteering. Everyone at Delevan works as a team;the students,teachers,staff,and parents. This school is a model for all schools in LAUSD.

- submitted by a staff
March 18, 2007
I am unhappy with the LAUSD curriculum, not necessarily the school. Open court reading and the math curriculum are all that is concentrated on. This is what makes the school's API so high. There are after school programs to supplement other subjects, but I have found them to be over crowded. The PTA involvement is LACKING. There is not enough time within the rigorous open court and math to focus on the individual.The xmas program was a disappointment. There is not enough room in the theater to seat parents. Afterschool supervision is minimal and dangerous.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2007
Delevan is a wonderful school eventhough there is a lack of parent involvement and a feuding PTA. The children have maintained their innocence and are oblivious to parent rivalries. The school now offers after school activities thru PTA funding, however, class fees are $60 for 1x/wk, 8-wk course. They should have a diversity in what is offered; something that would actually benefit a child (i.e. homework help, math-a-palooza, science, karate, not 'yard games'). The school's API is one of the highest in the area thanks to the wonderful teachers employed, despite the Principal's leadership abilities.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2007
This is an incredible school with an outstanding staff. Nothing is ever perfect and this situation is no different. For the most part everyone is one the same page with the success of their children and all children being the ultimate goal. Luckily the year is coming to an end and this will allow for a new team to come in and handle unfinished buisnes.

- submitted by a staff
February 14, 2007
The after school program offers truly outstanding classes, such as music, art, engineering through legos, basketball, and others that complement in-class instruction. Every class offers scholarships and sibling discount rates that are advertised together with class information. Thanks to Delevan s PTA, all scholarships that demonstrated need have been awarded, making the program accessible to everyone. I can only hope that all parents know that they are available and apply for them.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2007
The teachers are great and staff is wonderful but it is unfortunate that after school music and art classes isolate the haves from the have nots.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2006
I have three kids attending this school from the oldest since kindergarten. The teachers and faculty are doing an awesome job as to making this school maintain above average for the required API scores. Continue to doing a great job!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
I think overall Delevan Drive is a great school. My 1st grade daughter loves it. Her teacher is wonderful, with many years of experience. The only downside to the school is the lack of an after school program. They only have a supervised play yard, which is truly not supervised all that well. But if you are able to make other arrangements for your child after school, this really is a terrific school.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2005
This is an excellent school and it's API scores are higher than it's neighboring schools, Dahlia and Eagle Rock Elementary School. Parents are trully involved in their children's education. The only complaint I have is the lack of extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2004
I dont see any Extracurrcicular activities such as soccer game, football games, swimming and camping trip and field trip and the school does not have any resources to find girls/boys scouts for my two kids to keep them activity. as for Parents/teacher (PTA evening meetings), I dont participate the PTA meetings as I am not sure whether provide sign language interpreters.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2004
This is one of the better elementary schools in the Los Angeles county and around our area. The staff are involved with the student programs. Wonderful place.

- submitted by a former student
May 03, 2004
I had my kids attend Delevan since kinder, now my kids are really well educated and respectful of other kids and elders, thanks to Delevan Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2004
I pulled out my two little children from a famous private school (in the middle of the school year!) and transferred them to Delevan Drive Elementary School! I am just so happy and relieved! Principal and the whole staff are very dignified, professional yet caring, warm and friendly. Thank you and more power!

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2004
Excellent School! Dedicated Principal that expects and receives the Best from the Teachers. I changed my children from private school to Delevan. It has been a wonderful experience.

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Delevan Drive Elementary School
4168 West Avenue 42, Los Angeles, CA  90065
(323) 255-0571
Last modified Delevan Drive Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Delevan Drive Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top