"Our school is known for its traditional yet progressive approach to education."
Students enrolled 364
Hours 8:00 AM - 2:20 PM
School leader Cynthia Paulos
Transportation options Yes
District Los Angeles Unified School District
After school Yes

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12814 Maxella Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066

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(310) 397-4234
(310) 390-8940
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5 stars
Based on 62 ratings

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September 03, 2014
I love this School. The teacher's here really care about you and your children. It is very multicultural and the office staff are very friendly and helpful. I have 2 children enrolled in the school and they both love it.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2014
We were new to Short Ave. this year. Our daughter was a first grader and didn't know anyone at this school. The wonderful principal Mrs. Paulos took the time to sit with her on the first days when tears were falling and made her feel loved and a since of belonging. Her teacher Mrs.Trapnell is an amazing and fun teacher. We love the since of community here. Highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2014
Short Avenue is a great school in a great community. The only reason this is not already one of the schools that people are waiting in line for is the largely unsubstantiated testing scandal that invalidated the school's API scores for two years in a row. The school has recovered, though, has a great principal who has made many positive changes in her two years so far, and a small but very dedicated group of parent volunteers. This school is already among the best in LAUSD, and I predict it will become very hard to permit into within a year or two.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
Just a few short years ago (no pun intended), parents in our neighborhood in Mar Vista had very scant options when it came to local elementary schools -- but Short has changed that. Due to an influx of committed parents joining forces with a core group of passionate and committed teachers and administrators, Short has become a safe space where children can learn and grow in a creative and supportive environment. It is what public school education is supposed to be.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2013
In researching schools from charter to private, I learned about a quiet little gem, right in my own back yard. I sent my son to the outstanding SLRDP preschool here, but had not truly considered it further until the following year when I was performing my due diligence. The thing that struck me most about Short Avenue wasn t the inspired Reading Garden or the fabulous new library but the *strength and caliber of the teachers*. Every classroom I observed, I was delighted to find an experienced teacher worthy of entrusting my son s education to, a teacher who seemed to shine a little brighter. The other thing that stood out was the parents the degree of their involvement, commitment and dedication. In 2012-2013 we were graced with a new, passionate, caring and focused leader with a vision to guide our beloved little school back on track towards our distinguished school goal. My first grader is easily doing second grade math and reading on a third grade level. His teacher radiates exceptional qualities considered by some as a once-in-a-life-time teacher. How very blessed we are here at our charming neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2013
A breeding ground of mediocrity. The extreme disorganization and jaded attitude of the administration is alarming. Since placing my child in a different educational situation, he has thrived. I am so relieved to witness the proof that my suspicions about this place were right. If your child has an ounce of critical thinking ability or creativity, think twice before you consider stifling his/her spirit at this epitome of the American institution.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
The Science Mania Fair this year (2013) was outstanding! Kids prepared rocket blasts, mold farms, salty water buoyance tests, checked plant growth in all imaginable conditions, checked the number of seeds in different types of apples, compared biometric parameters of hands, looked at DNA and 300 more other experiments all presented at the SHORT AVE ELEMENTARY Science Mania this year. And this is one of the reasons why our 3 kids are at this school- OUR school, our community school. They love the school, the teachers, and the principal. On the side note- the involved parents are doing fantastic job- raised money for arts program (among other things). Thank you, involved parents!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
Excerpted from Dr. John Deasy's endorsement letter to prospective parents 4/5/2013: " I have walked through the classrooms of this school and observed examples of first rate-rate teaching where students are engaged and actively learning ... I could feel the strong sense of community in the school among teachers, students and parents ... the academic performance of the school is strong. Our internal calculations estimate that the API for 2011 would have been 864 (not counting the invalidated scores), and for the 2012, the school would have scored 834...I am proud of the new principal, Cindy Paulos, and all that she has accomplished in the past year. She is a strong instructional lead and well-respected by the staff and parents. Ms. Paulos has also developed monitoring procedures to ensure that there will be no issues with testing this year. As you tour the school and interact with the teachers, staff and students, you will recognize the sense of dedication and devotion from all stakeholders. I am convinced that Short Ave. will be the best choice for your child." [Interesting to note, just losing a blank test booklet is considered an irregularity.]

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2013
Del Rey families, as you're considering where to send your kids next year, don't overlook Short Avenue! Before you make a decision, visit the school. Meet the principal. Talk to the parents. Hear about how incredible and hard working our teachers are. Allow yourself to be surprised, rather than dismissing your neighborhood school outright. Did you know that we have art education in all grades? A beautiful library? A school-wide science fair? Ballroom dance? Gifted and Talented programs? What we can offer is only limited by the imagination of the dedicated teachers and parents who put the time in to make things happen. We're on the other side of a couple of rocky years, and have only good things in store moving forward, led by a principal who is as dedicated to our students as any leader across LAUSD. My family and I are reminded daily that we made the best decision for our daughter in choosing Short over a charter or private school -- a wonderful school that we can walk to. Walk!! We've lived in this neighborhood for 13 years, and have never felt so much a part of it as we have at Short the last couple of years. I can't wait to see what the next few years bring.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2012
THE most charming, nieghborhood school that is sure to ease your mind as your children learn in a nurtured atmosohere. This hidden gem of a school is wrapped in the arms of wonderful teachers eager to teach, proven by API scores of the same and higher magnitude of past years that were swept out from underneath them, a new principal anxious to prove that an inspired leader can reproduce elevated API scores as well as school moral, and empathetic parents willing to forget the past and forge forward under new administration. Parental involvement is the essence of this alluring Pre-K through grade 6 school. Though it's a core group of supportive parents and relatives that carry the majority of the responsibility of holding fun-raisers, carnivals, and entertainment, it is brought on by ourselves and is truley gratifying. We are all just parents with the same goal; for our children to get a powerful education in a atmosphere balanced between adequate nurturing and discipline all the while having fun and being able to embrace the innocence of childhood. I think we are achieving this. My son's beaming eyes and ear to ear smiles as he reads daily is my reassurance of a well made decision.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2012
Short Avenue is an amazing little neighborhood school that feels like a family. WIth a new principal this year, who is committed to the needs of all students including gifted, great things are in store. My child is starting 2nd this year and I wouldn't consider any other option. Its time to stop listening to all the negative hype and form an educated opinion of your own.....Short Avenue is the best choice.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
Our daughter is finishing up kindergarten at Short Avenue. Full disclosure: we started the year with a shade of uncertainty given the negative press in the LA Times two days before the first day of class. But our daughter (a young five year old) has had an absolutely delightful year at Short, and we are choosing to return to our little neighborhood school again in the Fall despite the opportunity to enroll in a brand new Westside school with a lot of great things going for it. My family loves being a part of the Short Avenue community, and it's a shame that more of the young families in the neighborhood don't realize what a little gem of a school they have right within walking distance. The only reason I'm giving the school four stars instead of five is because of the ambivalence I have about the principal. It sounds like we have the opportunity to get new leadership in next year, which, given the strength of the teaching faculty and passion of the families who go there, can only give Short the opportunity to shine again. I'm optimistic that I'll be able to return next year at this time and give Short a five-star rating.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2011
Principals come and go. The last principal made it clear that she worked for the district not the school. The teachers work for the school and are loyal to the school. The heart and soul of the school is the teachers. They run the school not the principal or the booster club. The teachers love the booster club. So do the parents. There are not any girls in the fifth grade who have brothers who are three. Perhaps you should do your homework before spreading such vitriol on a public forum.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2011
Short Avenue has certainly seen it's share of administrators and I do believe, each one has shared their strengths in ways that have best supported the school needs during their post. Our current principal works very hard to orchestate the union of a very diverse and passionate population. As one of the original founders of the booster club, I believe the school has made profound strides in attracting the community, the private sector and new parents from the neighborhood. Friends of Short Avenue is proud of their accomplishments and their motivating force has always been the spirit of the children and the commitment to excellence demonstrated by the teachers. We are a wonderful little school and have always been extremely responsive to the positive inspiration of a new parent.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
Let me preface this by stating the school's teachers and staff are great. The principal is terrible and we wish that Principal H was still around. The current principal is very weak and now the test scores have started going down thanks to his lack of leadership. He is never around and when he is, he talks a lot and does little and just puts everything off so that someone else will do it. Sort of like a politician that didn't make it in politics and decided to go into education. Now the school is run by their booster club that used to do good things, but since Principal H left they don't listen to anything the parents have to say and act like bullies. It is really sad because the school used to be so much better than it is now. Our daughter is in 5th grade and we have a 3-year old son who will not be attending if things stay the way they are. It is sad that such a great group of teachers has to deal with this.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
The teachers and administrators go above and beyond the call of duty to provide a quality education to all the children who attend the school. People care at this school, which is one reason for it's success, and the parent's group, Friends of Short Ave Elementary has given time and money to help get the school the resources it needs. I'm inspired by the teachers, administrators, parents and students at Short Ave Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
It is a true neighborhood school. The students are a rainbow of diversity. The parents are engaged and active. The grounds are comfortable for an elementary school child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2010
There is no doubt. This is the best school in the area.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2010
I have three daughters and two already graduated from Short the teachers are WONDERFUL! And the STAFF is the BEST!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2010
Short ave has been my home for 17 years both my daughters 21 and 18 present 10 5th grade they all have had an education that I'm proud to say we are Alumni and present parents of Short for a long time. I also was honored to be apart of the Office Staff and miss it everyday. Due to cuts i also was removed from a place i called home. i cared and took pride in keeping every student safe and every parent updated needs cared for everyday for 16 years. Go Short Ave Mrs. Teresa Burdette

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
Its a very caring and forward looking learning environment. Progressive Indeed !

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
A very good school needs help !

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
We are new to Short Avenue & already in love with it! The teachers, the classrooms, the parents, the front office are all so wonderful. We cannot express with words how happy we are that our son is attending Short Avenue!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
I'm a first-year parent at Short, and have loved it so far. The parent involvement is much more encouraged than at I've experienced before. The principal, Dr. Downing is passionate and loving and just fantastic. The teachers are top of the line, and all here out of love. I feel truly blessed to have my son have such a positive school environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
The teaching staff are enthusiastic, inspiring and tireless in their efforts to enrich the lives of the students. The principal is driven in his commitment to excellence, even in the face of drastic budget cuts. We are an API Honor school who just happen to be title 1. We are not just an amazing school, we are a community, a family.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
This is our first time at Short and thus far the school has exceeded my expectations! I too was concerned about sending my child to LAUSD. I've heard so many horror stories about overcrowding, kids getting lost in the system and teachers who are underpaid and don't care so I was highly concerned. Short Avenue is amazing. I am so relieved and proud that my child goes to a school that is academically challenging and fun to attend. I am happy and my child is flourishing here. Could not ask for more.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2010
I love this school, =-) my two daughters have always attended this school and they love it. Great teachers, great environment. Mrs Salvo and Mrs blevins are great teachers. they don't just see the kids as student but also as human beings. And they are so involved with the parents too. I just love this school

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2010
I was very concerned about the quality of education my youngest son entering LAUSD was going to recieve. I homeschooled my oldest. I searched many different schools in the area and was very happy to find Short Ave. I couldnt have asked for a better 2nd grade teacher with Mr. Inokuchi and my sons 3rd grade teacher, Mr. Robinson, really is the best. He not only teaches the fundamentals but also enriches their young minds with culture, sports, music, and the arts. The children have so much fun every day that they dont want to leave when the bell rings. He is a gem and his students know how lucky they are to have him. The styles of these two teachers are very different but both are excellent and the students love them. Most teachers have been there over 10 years and the support staff is also great.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2010
Short is a small and quiet school tucked away in Del Rey. The school has highly a highly tenured and professional staff and a very active parents organization. It is a K-6 school that offers arts and music programs and an exceptional after school program.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2009
This is a wonderful school with fully accredited teachers and terrific parental involvement. I'm so pleased we chose to send our children to this cherished neighborhood school!

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2009
My children have attended Short Avenue for two years already. I only have positive things to say about it. The teachers are dedicated and very communicative with the parents. The administration is friendly and inviting, and the parents that are involved really do put all their heart into it. My personal experience with the PTA and FOSA is that they are a hardworking group looking to better the school. They volunteer a lot of hours and have brought amazing programs to the school along with physical improvements (i.e. SmartSpace, Bookworm Project, Tree planting, Wonder of Reading Library etc.). As a fairly new parent, I would have to disagree with the last comment. The PTA and FOSA really do give you the support you need to throw out ideas and put them into action. The school is fortunate to have parents that care.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
My daughter just started kindergarten at Short and I could not be happier. Her teacher is fabulous and she is learning so much. The children are kind, sweet and friendly and really show respect to eachother. It is true that it seems like we are in the '50's in some small neighborhood school, which it is, even though we are in the middle of a huge city. The PTA/FOSA are active and the women take charge - they care and really try to get people motivated. I am currently volunteering at Short and my family has donated supplies bc this is no less than anyone else would do for their private school. Short is Great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
My daughter has been attending Short Ave. since Pre-K, and the teachers are truly incredible. Now, that she has been there a couple of years, I find that the teachers care about their students and their school. I only wish I could say the same about the PTA and FOSA (Friends of Short Ave.) The PTA and FOSA Presidents and Officers are very most self promoting, hypocritical people I have ever met. They act like they own the school, and treat others as second class citizens. Very unfortunate.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Pinch me, am I dreaming? In one of the largest cities in the world, I walk my children down the street to the same (although greatly improved) cute little school that my neighbors and their children attended since the 50's! This in itself is remarkable, but to think that the level of instruction and parent participation is top notch as well is rare. The value of having kids learn, play, and live next to their peers is unique in these times of the specialized charter, private, and magnet labyrinth. All this in a working class neighborhood, which testifies to the power of a dedicated and loving community. Thank you Short Avenue!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
The is what a comunity school supost to look like.The Parents and the teachers are one big wonderful family.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Great school, great teachers, great programs, great neighborhood, great parent involvement. Filling a great need in the community for sure!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Short Avenue Elementary School is clean and safe. The teachers are excellent and innovative. The one who has been there the shortest amount of time has been there 9 years. I got lucky in that my sons are both very intelligent; both are not only challenged, but they are given private school level attention (They both attended private school until 2008). The on-campus after school program is run by Boys and Girls Club of Venice. My sons, ages 7 and 9, complete their homework, have outdoor playtime and have a snack before they come home...and it costs $28 per year for both boys.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Short Ave School is such a positive influence in our community.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
The teachers notice our children as individuals and the students feel important. It is a great atmosphere to learn in.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
This school has changed how my daughter perceives and interacts with the world around her for the better! They have a remarkable teaching staff!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Short Avenue Elementary school is a dream come true for a parent who moved into a neighborhood before becoming a parent and who always thought about schools - I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. Well, last year we came to that very bridge and we planned to visit every magnet, charter, private, school around. Our first stop was an open house at Short Avenue Elementary, our neighborhood school, which is a Title I school, over 60% second language learners, beautifully diverse, but we worried - how challenging will it be academically? We couldn't believe what we found. The parents are so involved, with both an active PTA and a Friends of Short Avenue Booster Club, members working together to improve every facet of the students' lives. In the past few years, the parents here have beautified the campus, planted hundreds of trees and plants, gotten funding to build two playgrounds, and brought in special clubs and activities. The teachers are invested, excited, enthusiastic. I've spoken with them at length, and they all describe themselves as lucky to work at Short Avenue. Mr. Springer and Mr. Snyder, the awesome 6th grade teachers, stay after school to sponsor art and film clubs. They teach the kids about Basquiat and Charlie Chaplin. Ms. Trapnell, the best first grade teacher you could ever want for your child, spends her evenings working with parents to raise money and create a gifted and talented program. On weekends, she's there, watering trees and coordinating further beautification. And the administration supports it all. We struggle, as do all public schools, especially in this economic climate. But there is a feeling of community at Short Avenue Elementary School that has made Los Angeles feel into a small town. And did I mention? API of 859! Short Avenue Rocks!

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2009
My kids to very well at this school. Teachers and wonderful. Staff is dedicated. The campus is beautiful. The school is diveresed . Administration is the tops.

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- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
I am involed with the parent groups at Short Avenue. He have come a long way. With the leadership of Mrs. Stephanie Harris (principal) and Mr. Tim Kusorrow( vice principal) Short avenue is a new school. We have wonderful teachers like Mr. Burwick, Mr. Synder , Mr Springer and the enitre staff. We have the best students in the world. Our students were able to raise our API score 44 points in one year. If you are looking for school with dedicated staff,great academics and stong parent grouips, this is the school for you. Best school on the westside.SJB

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2008
Just wanted to give everyone an update on our gem of a school... We've extended our extracurricular activities to include the Computer Club with state of the art computers, the Art Club, the GATE Academy for gifted students in addition to the GATE program integrated in the classroom, and Hollywood's Rock Academy for selected students. We've been able to fund an art teacher and a music teacher as well and have integrated their activities into the school day. We just received our $80,000 Wonder of Reading grant toward the library extension and remodel, in which we will have a permanent set of risers for kids to sit on while someone reads to them. Because of the spectacular staff and strong parent base, our school continues to improve by leaps and bounds! Even our API scores have jumped 44 points in the course of a single year, to 840! Love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 18, 2008
Good school but need more parent particpation. Same people doing the same thing. We need influence and affluence to make this school something to talk about.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2008
This is a wonderful school! With the addition of 6th grade I am so glad my daughter will have one more year here. Our experience has been so wonderful that I know my husband and I will have a harder time on her last day than she will. The teachers are simply the best. They consistently keep my daughter ahead of the curb in all subjects. Starting in Pre-k on up they have insired her and motivated her to achieve all her goals.The school year seems to fly by with all the activities and fund raisers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 25, 2008
Awesome school! The addition of the six grade is the best decison made. I'm so glad that my daughter can stay at Short for one more year and have time to mature and prepare for middle school.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2008
Short Avenue is an absolute gem of an elementary school. Our son adores the teachers (especially Ms. Bautista) and staff who have worked so hard to make his kindergarten class's transition into grade-school a smooth one. We could not be more pleased.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2008
This school is wonderful. I love it so much. Everyone works hard to continuously improve the school. The principal helps make this all possible. It will be a very difficult school for tranfer students once the word gets out on how terrific this school is. Teachers are great and the children are encouraged to reach their true potentional.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2007
I have two kids in Short Avenue, My wife and I are so glad to have them in this school for the great environment and high level of education and activities. I think Short Avenue is the best elemenrty school in the west side. N. Al Hani

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2007
We are glad we made the right choice in placing our child here for the SRLDP/PCC program. Mrs. Salvo, Ms. Bleavins, Mrs. Noori and Ms. Lennon have helped my child blossom. Mrs Salvo and Ms Bleavins have an amazing program where they teach the kids just about everything from firefighters, the mailman, sea urchins, butterflies, where cotton comes from, different farm animals, etc... They take pictures throughout the year where they help you assemble a scrapbook of your childs past pre-k year. I also enjoyed the parent meetings and the parent education training because they really help you on becoming a better informed parent and it also gives you a chance to know the teachers outside of class and to meet the other kids parents that are in your child's class.

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September 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2007
This is a wonderful environment for children of all ages. The staff is caring and supportive of all students and each other.

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May 06, 2007
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January 22, 2007
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October 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2006
I think this school is the best of the best because the teachers know what they are doing and also the children behave really well. but sometimes teachers just need to teach more and do more activities with the kids.

- submitted by a former student
August 15, 2006
Short Avenue has greatly exceeded my expectations ! My child absolutely loves school and is very challenged academically. Class size is small and it has a very community feel and a lot of pride. Kids in the neighborhood actually walk to this school and my child has many friends in the neighborhood who go to this school and then play after school togeteher! The new principal and vice principal are incredible and the school has taken on multiple beautifcation projects with new playground equipment being installed right now. I couldn't be happier with choosing to send my child to their home school. The parents are energetic and very resourceful. Now is the time to send your kids to this amazing school !

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August 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2006
The level of parent involvement is phenomenal at Short Avenue! The teachers are focused and the principal is aware of all aspects of the teacher's curriculum. I could not choose a better school for my daughter to attend.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2006
My daughter has graduated from short ave and it was a positive experience for her and me. She went from kindergarten to the fifth grade. The Staff encouraged respect harmony and tolerance which is greatly needed when entering middle school. I found that the teachers worked very well together, especially when preparing our children to go to the next grade. I had my daughter tested with an other side agency because she was having problems with math. The results showed that in all subjects even math she was in the upper percentages. This showed me that the school was doing there job and then some.

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April 18, 2006
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- submitted by a staff
April 10, 2006
The school is pretty nice and the teachers since to be very nice. The school is very old and it needs alot of remoraling! The pre-k and kindergraden yard does not have any games for the kids to play with.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2005
My two brothers attend short av elementary school. in my observation when going to their orientation, the school has a warm and friendly atmosphere, its not a big school, so i am glad for my brothers. the principal greets the students in the morning, and the teachers greet them too, i like that, short av is a very good school!

- submitted by a student
September 23, 2005
Short Ave. is a hidden treasure trove! It has climbed many steps on the API ladder the last few years. The 1st year we arrived my school was having difficulties. His teacher spent a lot of one on one time with him that year. Consequently, his reading score on his SAT's went to 86% that year! The teachers are very good and the parent leadership has greatly improved this year. The staff at the school is also very supportive.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2005
Wonderful school, wonderful caring teachers. They encourage parent participation. Very active principal-- she knows every child by name.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2005
Quality school, parent involvement encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 14, 2005
Very nice school! I love how the kids can eat their lunch outside!

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July 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child.I'm very happy with the level of education my child is acquiring. After school they offer sports and art activities for the children through the Boys and Girls club I really recommend the school.

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June 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2005
Excited! Myself and my daughter have been excited since her first day at Short Ave.! My daughter is 8yrs old in a week and a 2nd grader whom has only been at Short Ave. for 4 1/2 months. Because she is so academically advanced it was difficult finding the right school for her academic needs and I am proud to say that Short Ave. is providing all that needs and more. Yeah to Ms. Willis her 2nd grade teacher and to Mrs. Butler the principal for Short Ave. and the education that is provided! Thanks so much.... Ms. Patterson

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January 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2004
We loved the Kinder/Pre-K program this school offers. The teachers were warm and patient and gave my child the tools he needed for moving into 1st grade. Kindergarten is so much more academic than years befor, and they made the transition into 1st grade a breeze! Thank you!!

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2004
my son went to preK at Short I was pleased with the diversity of the preK class. The class was small and if your looking for a school thats warm this is it.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2003
I have grown to enjoy the teachers and found it easy to have relationships with them. However, the parent groups and leadership has had a hard time staying consistent especially with the help from the principal.

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Short Avenue Elementary School
12814 Maxella Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90066
(310) 397-4234
Last modified Short Avenue Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Short Avenue Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 80 reviews. Top