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10650 Ashby Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064

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(310) 838-7308
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February 18, 2014
All of our children are thriving at this school. It's hard to imagine any school, public or private, could be more nurturing, warm, welcoming and conducive to learning children.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2013
Great school, great programs and encouraged parent participant. My child is thriving & loves it. I give it a 5 star.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2013
Overland Elementary School is an amazing public school. The teachers are fantastic and the parent involvement is tremendous. It's a warm and wonderful community and I feel lucky to send my kids here.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Overland Elementary School gave my son a wonderful start. He loved every minute of his 6 years there. He is well prepared for middle school and especially love the creative ways Overland teachers made learning fun, especially in language arts, math and science!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
We moved to this area well before we had kids and were just lucky to get such a great elementary school in lausd. A unique community experience where everyone is involve and the kids are happy and thriving.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
We have just left Overland due to a job transfer and we miss it so much! It's an incredible community of teachers, staff and parents all working together to make this school amazing! No other school has Overland in Motion which is an exercise program started by a parent volunteer and is a real gem. Kids love coming to school here, they are excited and adequately stimulated. It's fun and they feel safe. The parents work tirelessly every year to raise money to cover LAUSD shortfalls and participate actively in classrooms helping teachers or heading additional programs such as gardening, talent shows, etc. It's a unique one-of-a-kind place!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
Overland is a fantastic neighborhood school, in the middle of the 2nd largest US city. The sense of community is so strong and you can see that the parents dedicate so much of themselves to make a great elementary school experience for the kids. In addition to raising ALOT of money for the school, many parents are able to dedicate their time and creativity to improve the school programming. The creative parents have found resourceful ways for fundraising, which don't rely on parents' wallets. There is a committee that just looks for "Free Money" programs that offer donations to schools. (i.e. Give with Target or Scrips) The teachers are all overall, very good - focused on the education standards, but still they still develop a love of school and learning within the kids. We have had experience with a bad teacher here too, and I found Principal Born was receptive to hearing constructive criticism. She addressed the concerns with the teacher that same day. Eventually, that teacher left on her own. In this time when public school funding is so tight and pressure continues to mount, I feel lucky that we are in a neighborhood with a great school.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2012
A few years ago we moved our children to this school - one from a private school and the other from a Beverly Hills public school. We are so pleased with our decision. Our three kids are flourishing and really love their school. For the most part, the teachers have been superior. The aggressive fundraising provides added resources that benefit the entire student body and the parent volunteers are so dedicated. There is a strong sense of community here and for that our family is so grateful!

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2011
I just reviewed the school. I meant to say the parents raise several hundreds of thousands of dollars per year for the school. Amazing! A truly incredible public school experience.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2011
I have no idea why this school is highly rated. The staff are unable to discipline the children and do not know what they are doing. This is a very terrible school and anyone who would send their children here does not know what they are getting their kids into.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2011
I can't say enough wonderful things about Overland elementary as well as the STAR aftercare program. The teachers are so caring and the programs are outstanding! The computer lab, science lab and library are fantastic! Overland in Motion is truly a sight to see in the mornings. As a full-time working mom, STAR has truly exceeded all my expectations for aftercare. So many fun and educational things to do for the kids. The most common complaint I had from my child was "you picked me up too soon, we were just going to do....".

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2011
Overland is an excellent LAUSD elementry school, with a great school wide morning PE program, strong parent and community support and for working parents, an outstanding STAR after school program. The STAR progam itself is a good program and available at many schools, but the staff at Overland, bring the offerings to life and make it exceptional.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2011
This review is about the after school STAR program. Overland's STAR staff is truly excellent. Our family has been in the STAR program for four years now and with most of the same staff. Marcus, Ylana, Mary, Denise, Margo and the other staff are kind, caring and enthusiastic. I never have an ounce of worry about my kids being cared for after school while I am at work. They not only provide an entertaining program, but handle social and emotional situations with other kids appropriately and efficiently. They are great about reporting anything necessary but don't overwhelm busy parents with too much information. I can't say enough about them!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2011
Overland Elementary is a fantastic school with GREAT Teachers, a WONDERFUL Star program with loving attentive staff, Parents who care and contribute their time and money to make sure that all the kids feel special and programs that encourage and inspire our kids to do and be their best. I feel so blessed to be a part of such a special school. How many other schools have exercise programs like Overland in Motion?! Genius!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2010
Overland is a great school with an awesome music, art, gardening, and science programs. I just can't help but to agree a bit about the principal. She does need to be more proactive when it comes to parents with issues. I also just experienced how their after school programs also seem very exclusive and see winning as important instead of teamwork.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
The parent review posted on feburary 3, 2010, is wrong and should be removed. I don't know if the person who wrote it was mistaken with another school but it is untrue. I have a first grader at this school and another two starting this year. My upcoming children have a 'kindergarten day' in June to meet kindergarten teachers and children and I can remember meeting the principal and K teachers in the auditorium on our son's first day of school two years ago. Parents are welcomed into the classrooms to help out and there is definitely a larger than average volunteer force at this school. Communication (paper, email and phone) is a daily/weekly occurance and office staff have always been helpful to me. Bottom line, Overland school has amazing teachers, parents and an awesome surrounding community that really inspires our children to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
Great teachers, wonderful activities, arts programs, computer lab, Science lab, great Library, the best kids and parents!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 10, 2010
My son is in first grade at Overland and I could not have hoped for a better place to send him to school than Overland. The teachers are amazing and caring. The principal and vice-principal are among the most caring and dedicated I have ever seen and have a kids first mentality. I have a three year old and am excited to be sending him to Overland in the coming years.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2010
My daughter just graduated from Overland in 6/09 and I can only imagine the last negative comment is concerning another school. The teachers are among the most dedicated I have ever seen (I am a former teacher) and I never had any trouble talking to them. You do have to set up an appointment with the administrators and this is likely because they are busy running a school. This school is a gem. The principal could use a chill pill, but I have to admit she has done wonders for the school. The assistant principal is a wonderful. If you want the world to fall at your feet, this may not be the school for you.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2010
Wow! I'm so sorry that a parent had such a bad experience at Overland. I'm surprised too. The principal makes it a point every morning to greet students as they walk in the front gate. The office staff is always friendly and helpful. The school keeps parents in touch with emails, phone messages and a weekly bulletin. Talking personally with your child's teacher can be challenging without setting up a formal meeting but they quickly respond to notes and emails and have even called in the evening to follow up on an issue. We've had a great experience at Overland.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2010
Our experience at Overland has been extremely disappointing. If you are looking for a warm, welcoming environment - don't go here! On the first day of school, did the principal (or anyone) welcome the assembled students and parents? NO. Is there any communication between teachers/administrators and parents - no, not unless you set up a formal meeting. Is the office staff helpful and pleasant - again, no. This school has good test scores because of bright kids and committed parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Overland is a community with dedicated and creative teachers, tireless staff and enthusiastic parents. I wouldn't send my kids to a private elementary school (even if I had the money). We'd miss an entire aspect of living in a neighborhood - that happens to be in the big city of Los Angeles.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The teachers are great and the students are really learning something

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2009
My son just graduated in June from this amazing school. Yes, I agree with the positive comments here about this school. The teachers are the best teachers I have encountered within one school. I am extremely thankful for the parent involvememnt, since I am a working parent and was not able to be involved as much. We will miss all of the teachers and the STAR program atff was incredible! The principal needs to lighten up on the kids and teachers, and make this a more fun environment for all. Life is way too short not to laugh! Thank you Overland for all the memories!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 25, 2009
You are crazy not to send your kids to Overland. This is a fabulous school with wonderful families and great teachers. The teachers are very caring and responsive to the diverse needs of the student body. We love the school! Students who graduate go on to great middle schools both public and private. The students that go public often attend magnet programs. You could not ask for a better elementary school in Los Angeles. Go Overland!

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2009
I am so glad my child finally graduated from here. Principal Born, v.p. Choe and the rest of the faculty are great. But having to deal these last 6 years with some of the rude, pompous, snobby, arrogent, parents has been hell!! As one parent posted earlier they have this 'one of us' attitude and their children are just as bad. They do not respect or embrace deversity, I am half white and the only time they even spoke to me was when we had candy sales to raise funds and I was one of the largest sellers. After that I became one of the peon's again to which I am proud to be. the funny thing is I am actually much more wealthy than many of them, but the only difference is I don't try to fluant it or think I am better because I appear to be white.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2009
The school is a mixed bag. Fundraising efforts are high, so there is the ability to supplement LAUSD funds and provide additional resources, and there are many active PTA moms that contribute greatly to the school. The teachers are great overall, and there is a great after school program on site. That said, there is a pervasive exclusionary attitude of anyone not 'one of us' (read white, affluent, and living on a 'nicer' nearby street). The tracking done here creates a hierarchy among student peers which is detrimental. The general lack of respect and understanding of a diverse student body is a shame, besmirching the school's reputation, and deters some from attending.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
Great teachers and amazing parent involvement, a definite recipe for success. We moved here two years ago just so we could send our children here. We have not regretted our decision and feel that the level of education here has far surpassed the private school our children attended previously.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2008
Overland is a great elementary school. The facility is wonderful and the teachers are very friendly and concerned about our children's education and well being. The Principal is relatively new to her position but has done a fantastic job with turning this school into a first rate school in a relatively short period of time. She has brought on a team of assistants that are very attentative to the students needs and put the student's education and development first. We are very lucky and fortunate to have such a wonderful community school in our neighborhood. I'm very proud the staff, teachers and administrators of our school.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2008
Bottom Line: Parent/Teacher communications make this school fabulous for kids -- both their educational achievement and social development (which are NOT connected). Administration is un-imaginative, duplicitous, self-serving, and scared. Hopefully, the Principal and V-P will either get their act together, or take it 'on the road' in the next few years, and Overland can get back to being the incubator for fabulous programs it has been for 20 years, or at least 'fly under the radar' to quote an official who really shoud sell socks instead of education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 26, 2007
I was a student of this exceptional school.I switched to this school at the start of 2nd grade. At first I was overwhelemed, but i found my greatest friends and my parents are fine with me going out with my friends. All this because their family values were very much like ours. In the 4th grade all students perform a Snoopy play with the wonderful drama teacher Miss. Liza. In the 5th, each year the students do a different play. My best ... I must say the school's most valued teacher is a 4th grade teacher. She not only inriches them in Mathematics, but also she cares very much about the students' welfare and happy social activity. All the teachers have helped me so very much to become what I am today. In all the schools in the world I can't say that one school could better care about everyone more.

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November 24, 2007
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September 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
I am a parent of this school and think the teachers are exceptional and the parent involvement is like no other.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2007
My older one is entering 4th and my younger is enter 2nd. We all love this school. Great parent involvement as well as a great after school (Star) program. Our only regret is you have to move on after 5th grade.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2007
Excellent teacher and parent commitment at a public school that feels like a private one. A wide range of extracurricular activities/programs available. Diverse student body and safe campus. Childcare available through Star. High test scores. Only negative is the principal who needs to work on interpersonal skills.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2006
Our daughter is finishing Kindergarten and we could not be more pleased. The parents are very involved in school activities which boosts the level of student participation even higher. The projects worked on during the day, the after school activities and everything sh eis learning surpassed our expectations for an LAUSD school.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2006
Nice school, good teachers

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2006
An excellent school. They provide many opportunities for student achievment and improvement. Great parent involvement!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2006
A strong school with a lot of parent involvement. Wonderful after care program.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2005
We moved from a private to public school, and were concerned about the decision. That was two years ago, and to this date, we are very happy with Overland. The schools population is very diverse, and the quality of the program met our satisfaction. The school's leadership is always looking for ways to improve, not just the quality of education, but the quality & availability of the extracurricular activities. Parent involvement is serious, and is very influential. All of my daughters' teachers have been attentive to her needs and very creative in the classroom overall. Her test scores accurately reflected her ability in the classroom - and as with any public school, it is also our responsibility as parents to follow-through to help accelerate their performance in school. Our experience has been positive, and there are no regrets.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2005
Overland is a public school that feels like a private school. The kids are proud to be students here, the parents are involved in decision-making, fundraising, volunteering in the classroom and at parent-sponsored events. The teachers are responsive and accessible to parents and take great pride in what they do, including taking part in further education towards the now-acheived goal of becoming a 'school for advanced studies.' A student orchestra, p.e., arts, library, music, drama, gardening and computer lab are some of the enriching activities kids have access to -- many of which are funded through the parent group. And, it's a manageable size and a campus that is constantly being beautified through administration and parent efforts.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2005
This is a wonderful school that really encourages and appreciates parent involvement. Students can participate in afterschool programs as well as participate in some arts programs that are held during the school day. It is a culturally diverse school that shares and celebrates holidays with everyone. The feeling at this school is similar to the feeling I had when I went to elementary school. I was lucky enough to work at the school as an aide when I went back to grad school to become a teacher! It was a wonderful experience!

- submitted by a staff
September 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
Great school, hard to get in.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2005
My twin boys have attended Overland Avenue School for 3 years. It is a great school with a very high level of parent involvement.

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June 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
My daughter started Overland 2nd Grade. She was attending a private school before this. She has flourished much better here. The spirit in the school is unbelievable and there is a lot of parent involvment. So far the teachers I have encountered have been very open and warm. All in all we are having a wonderful experience at Overland and I would whole-heartedly recommend the school. It will be great if we can get the Academia scores up to match other schools in the near vicinity.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2005
This School has an excellent faculty and great parent body. They are very involved and this makes a real difference to the quality of the programs there.

- submitted by a administrator
April 28, 2005
Good school. My son who is now in college attended this school. We both found it to be quite satifactory and above adequate.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2005
Fantastic school academically. Wonderful, caring teachers. Too much parent involvement.

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February 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2004
Great school. Diversified population, but well rooted for a Westside community. New Principal is excellent -- great communication skills and works very collaboratively with all parent groups. Parents are extremely involved. 'Booster' organization raise $200,000 per year that pays for teacher's aides, music/drama program and more!

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December 07, 2004
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October 27, 2004
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September 13, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2004
Our 5th and 2d grade children have attended this school since kindergarten. We moved here to attend the school, based largely on its API and other scores (at the time, we had nothing else to go on). We have been very involved parents, both in the classrooms and on various committees. The school's biggest assets are a terrific group of teachers and a very involved group of parents. We have been involved in a long struggle to make sure our kids are receiving appropriate academic challenges, with only partial success. We are concerned about the school's direction, since we have a new principal - we are hoping for the best, but some of the early indications cause concern.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
Our sons spend kindergarden in a private school, we were always a little hesitant about public schools (being from Europe a lot of 'rumors' are heard about US private schools, not good ones either).After a year in private school, and still no progress in our boys reading/writing skills, plus a lot of teasing issues, we decided to take the chance and bring them to Overland School (we got a lot of positive feedback from friends with kids at Overland), and we can not give enough praise! After only a year at Overland both of them are at or above class level in their writing/reading skills, their selfconfidence has sky rocketed and they are actually eager to go to school in the morning...what else can a parent wish for?

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2004
My daughter is in kindergarten here. She had spent two years in a private pre-school for a lot of money. at Overland, she is very happy, and is exposed to a wider range of children, something lacking in the private school. The teachers are very dedicated, and most helpful to all children. I volunteer at the school, and interact with many of them. I have a lot of praise for their performance. Overall, I feel this is a well rounded school, offering a great educational experience. Compared to other schools, there are many male teachers here, which I believe is a plus. The STAR program is a great feature of the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 09, 2003
The overall quality of education at Overland is dropping although the teachers remain dedicated. Parent involvement remains consistent and is one of the school's strong points. Lack of discipline is an issue -- administrative leadership, especially on this issue, remains weak. The new SAS program, established in less than three months, so far has no substance and has led to haphazard formation of classes. This school has far to go to recapture what it had!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2003
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Overland Avenue Elementary School
10650 Ashby Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90064
(310) 838-7308
Last modified Overland 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.
Overland Avenue Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 66 reviews. Top