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8510 Towne Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90003

(323) 753-4591
(323) 753-7256
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March 26, 2015
My son has an IEP and I have only had pleasure of dealing with few teachers in this school. Ms Calderon and assistant Ms Florez are great with kids, they can motivate them with the few resources they have available. If you have a child with special needs that is starting school, I strongly suggest you ask for Ms Calderon classroom. Ms Lopez with assistants Ms Ruvalcaba and Ms Austin also form a great team and do lots of activities to keep children on task and motivate them to learn. The office staff is great and the Principal Mr Schaffer is very professional. I am glad to see there is staff in the education field out there that care about children.

- submitted by a parent

February 12, 2014
south park is full of dedicated teachers who put their whole hearts into teaching. it is a good environment that fosters learning.

- submitted by a teacher

June 06, 2011
I am a former student from this school, from 1999-2004. I never had those problems while i was there. Ms. Rose, the principal when i was there was a very heplful staff. But then again, i have not visited this school in 7 years and i dont have a clue about how the school is now. If what i readis true, the school should getback Ms. Rose, she was responsible and dedicated to her work. So was the rest of the Staff, and especially La's Best, it was becasue of them that i gotto understand and to love math.

- submitted by a community member

May 18, 2010
I totally agree with all the negative reviews left by other parents. My children attend, and they hate it. The principal is a bully to the kids. He yells everyday, and he is very rude. LA'S best is a joke. They let the kids run free without any supervision. They don't help with homework or offer any real guidance. Office staff are sometimes rude, and the kids are out of control.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 13, 2010
The new principal at the school is very rude to the children, he is a control freak, and he has not business being around children. He yells at the kids everyday, and is not a good role model for them at all. He doesn't seem to genuinely care for the children, and he belittles them making them not want to come to school. I will be pulling my children out ASAP.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 09, 2008
South Park Elementary School is an ideal school for any child to learn. The teaching staff are all well educated and motivated to take any child positively to the next academic level. The principal, Ms. Karen Rose is a super mom to everyone. She sees to it that the students needs come first at all time. She is always accessible, caring, and a wonderful listener. My daughter loves school because of her teachers and Ms. Rose. Every child wants to be in the 350 club - proficient and advance students. I will recommend this school to all parents with open mind. Long live Scorpions!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 31, 2008
South Park is like an oasis in this community for these children. The administrators are highly educated people that know what they are doing all the time. The teachers and staff are dedicated and committed to positively impact the lives of these children. Let's not mention the school food. It has recently been improved significantly. This school must be a great school if teachers themselves have children enrolled. God bless South Park.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2008
My children attended this school for only one grade. this school is so overcrowded that it is no wonder that the education lacks. I was very glad to pull my kids out of this school. One star is too much but I will give to those teacher who are their because they are the last few who really do like their work and try to help those they can.

- submitted by a parent

March 17, 2008
One of the worst principals in ALL of LAUSD. Instead of dealing with problem administrators, LAUSD tranfers problem administrators to poor neighborhoods where parents are less willing to stand up for themselves. She discourages meaningful parent and teacher participation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 14, 2008
The best south park had to offer was the supervision of melvin of the after school program. He was great with the students and had great communication with the parents. Both of my daugthers were in tears when he left. He was just a kind and beautifull person.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 08, 2008
I think the problem of this school is the principle. The LA'S BEST progarm is very rude to the students, they dont provide kindness and rarely help kids the with their homework. However , the teaching staff is very good.

- submitted by a teacher

December 11, 2007
South Park Elementary is a good school specially taking into account the challenges that our communtity present. Staff is caring and highly involved with the students. It is a campus that is kept safe and clean and should be a model to the schools around the area. The school's leadership has helped improve achievement as well as providing the students with many extra curricular oportunities including field trips and finding donations for camping trips, movies and more.

- submitted by a community member

May 03, 2007
Discipline problems are not dealt with quickly or correctly. Due to many problems in the school, teachers and administrators are numb to the serious problems that occur inside and outside the classroom. Students are not accountable for their behavior, they are actually rewarded for misbehaving.

- submitted by a teacher

May 02, 2006
South Park Elementary is a good school. It provides a safe learning environment. 3 of my children culminated from South Park. It has a wonderful wonder of reading library that provides children with excellent resources, such as internet access and great books. South Park has an awesome staff.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2006
Teachers and administrators commited to the improvement of the school. Achievement of school has continually improved over the last few years making this school one of the best in South Los Angeles.

- submitted by a teacher

October 07, 2005
I think that this school has great enrichment programs. 'LA's Best' Program is wonderful. They provide extra homework help for the children, as well as extra physical activity.

- submitted by a parent

July 11, 2005
I have a child that attends south park and I love this school.The principal Ms.Rose is very involved in the community and makes sure that the teachers are involved in community activities. Ilove the halloween carnival because all the money collected goes back to the school to purchase folders,computers,ect. In 2004 they held the south park olympics where every class was assigned a contry to represent!The inaguration was beautiful as all the whole world gathered at south park.This school also has a 92% school attendance rate on a daily basis!The kids are very motivated and work hard because of the great rewards given to them.I love this school!

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2004
I have two children attending this school and I do agree with what you state on your rating of this school. They are always given you information a day prior to school meetings, they never have enough supervision in the play area. In the lunch area they are always yelling at the students to be quiet if not, they are punished by picking up trash, and for children that are fighting they just let that go. I assume so the school wont look bad. I really dont recommend this school to any one.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2003
This is a terrible school. My son was punched in the stomach the first day of school, while on playground, without any adult supervision! Adminstration is always running late in the morning, loose school papers, don't give you the right information, and, to top it off, if you ask for clarification, they are very rude in providing you half an answer. I would NOT recommend this school to any parent.

- submitted by a parent
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South Park Elementary School
8510 Towne Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90003
(323) 753-4591
Last modified South Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
South Park Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top