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Short Avenue Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 364 students

Our school is known for its traditional yet progressive approach to education.
 
 

 
 
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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted October 21, 2010

Its a very caring and forward looking learning environment. Progressive Indeed !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

A very good school needs help !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted November 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 17, 2009

Short Ave School is such a positive influence in our community.


Posted 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


Posted 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


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API score

835

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API score

835

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females94%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state59%

Math

All Students68%
Females81%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females42%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state69%

Math

All Students77%
Females71%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate92%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females61%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females64%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females72%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students63%
Females66%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students55%
Females59%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females47%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students42%
Females24%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 58%
White 26%
Black 8%
Asian 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/AN/A
English language learners 14%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Russian
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Math Matters (2012)
  • Math Matters (2011)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Eco-Schools USA (2014)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Therapeutic
Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Experience Survey asks parents, students and employees about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, engaging, safe, and collaborative. Learn more

We organized questions from the LAUSD School Experience Survey into five categories. The respondent group-level results (parents, students, and school employees) show the percent of each respondent group that agree or strongly agree that the school has positive results for that category.

Overall school results for each category are calculated by averaging across group-level results, ensuring that each respondent group is equally represented. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all LAUSD schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 372 responses

This school provides ... 1

High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and students that agree to strongly agree that this school sets high academic expectations for its students and expects them to be college-bound. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Future Expectations (Parents), School Quality (Parents), Future Plans (Parents), Opportunities For Learning (Students), Future Plans (Students).

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This school
68%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
62%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
74%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Healthy, respectful relationshipsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Support (Students), Commitment and Collaboration (Employees), Satisfaction (Students), School Support (Students).

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This school
85%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
73%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
98%
 

District average

 
81%
 
A safe, clean and orderly environmentWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents, students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a well-kept facility and a safe environment conducive to learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Cleanliness (Employees), School Safety (Employees), Safety (Parents), School Cleanliness (Students), School Safety (Students).

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This school
80%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
88%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
59%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
94%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Strong family engagementWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school engages parents and communicates with families to promote student learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Parent Involvement (Employees), Feeling of Welcome (Parents), School Involvement (Parents), Teacher to Parent Communication (Parents).

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This school
82%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
64%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
100%
 

District average

 
71%
 
Teacher support and opportunities for collaborationWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of employees that agree to strongly agree that this school ensures that teachers work well together, learn from one another, have opportunities for professional development and feel supported by the administration. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Evaluation (Employees), Opportunities for Involvement (Employees), Professional Development (Employees), Resource Allocation (Employees), Teacher Collaboration and Data Use (Employees).

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This school
73%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
73%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents15952%
Students19294%
Employees2152%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:20 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Cynthia Paulos
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • ncl3037@lausd.net
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (310) 390-8940

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • STEM
  • Therapeutic
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Global
  • Science
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Psychomotor
Girls sports
  • Psychomotor

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • BGCV
  • GATE
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • STAR Education
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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12814 Maxella Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Phone: (310) 397-4234

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