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Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 1,286

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1626 South Orchard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006

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(213) 748-6281
(213) 748-3722
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August 01, 2015
If you have a child(ren) who has an IEP, don't send them here. My son is autistic and he was so overlooked by the special education department, they were giving him practically ZERO support. They don't even train the teachers! Suffice to say my son absolutely hates this school and has nothing but bad memories of his time there. Thank goodness his new school is a charter and he gets 100% help from not only his teacher but the entire staff, even his fellown pupils! good riddance Magnolia.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2014
I dont like this school i will get bullied all the time!!! The teacher wouldn'+ help me with me instead she would laugh at me with the students... until this day on i won't forget what that teacher did to me!!! Once again its a bad school.

- submitted by a community member

September 04, 2013
Magnolia Avenue ES is a wonderful school with a caring faculty and staff. The school offers children a safe learning environment and several academic challenges. Teachers collaborate and invite parents to participate in the child's education. The principal is responsive and promotes a child-centered community. The school's Academic Performance Index is 770! One of the top scores in neighboring schools.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2013
I hate this school I went here many years ago and remember 5th graders being gang members already. Teachers didn't care about the students. I will never forget Mr. Gonzales a teacher that would hit and bully us all the time and call us bad children in spanish ( mayor lawsuit now a days).

- submitted by a community member

December 18, 2012
I am not happy with this school at all. The office staff are rude and act as if asking simple questions are a burden. Parent volunteers sit around talking about other parents. The teachers do half a job when it comes to teaching and they don't seem very interested in students who fall behind. I am happy to say my daughter will no longer be attending this school this year...

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2012
My daughter is in the first grade and i am not happy with the way they send homework. The pages are incomplete they have alot of mispelled words and no instructions at time. Dual programs is 50/50 English and Spanish yet when it came to homework 95% of the year only spanish homework was sent home. I am very disapointed with this school. They have no communication with parents that have to work. I would have loved to be active in her school but next day notices are not enough notice for working parents.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2011
My children are in this school now they are miserable! Constant teacher change ups and disorganization here! The enrollment packet is full of grammatical errors, not typos! Poor use of the English language and these are the teachers!

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2011
Too many failing children that get passed to the next grade and graduate from this school who can't read. Too many children getting hurt and bullied while school personnel turns a blind eye. Yes the immigrant population is high and this is an impoverished area with uneducated parents that send their children to this school but maybe they should consider becoming a special ed school given the large sums of children with special needs instead of just herding them along.

- submitted by a community member

March 31, 2011
The staff and teachers really care about their students. They try and give what the school can give to better the experience in a mid city school. The problem I have with this school is that it isn't very diverse, which made me hesitate enrolling my child. Schools in California are suffering so much because of the cuts and firing of good teachers. They really are trying to help these kids grow, in imagination, physical activity, and self awareness.

- submitted by a parent
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October 10, 2010
the teachers spend a lot of extra time working and thinking about our children and they make learning interesting and our children have fun.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2007
Magnolia is a high energy school with a large South American (El Salvador; Honduras; Mexican) population. The teaching is possibly as good as you would get at any other school around the area (not great). Because there is such pressure from the LAUSD enforce a specific reading program, the teachers are unable to teach anything other than Reading and Math. Art, Science, Music and Physical Ed. are a luxury in some classrooms. They have a rather uncohesive administration which lack leadership and purpose. As a parent of a student that attended Magnolia and former student at that school, I regret that the situation at that school has such detrimental effect on teacher morale and school atmosphere starting at the door.

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2006
Great administration and committed teachers.

- submitted by a student

January 11, 2005
Magnolia has great teachers whom have been there for more than 20yrs. However, as time passes by I believe teacher's in Magnolia have lost touch with the quality of teaching to young kids in a humble diversity community. I've had poor encounters with teachers at this school. I truly believe Magnolia can be & do much more for their students than what they do now. Magnolia does not have many extracurricular activities to choose from. They have no sport's programs for the kids, and very limited physical activity. Their music classes are fair, but not much of instrumental variety to choose from. Although the school is located in a Hispanic community, making it not a very diverse school, it needs to focus on educating the students with a higher learning power. Focusing more in english, reading & writing. Overall, I rate this school with a 4.

- submitted by a parent

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Magnolia Avenue Elementary School
1626 South Orchard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90006
(213) 748-6281
Last modified Magnolia Avenue Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Magnolia Avenue Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top