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Warner Avenue Elementary School 2

Posted May 11, 2015
- a parent
We went to the open house a few months ago. We have considered Warner for a while since this is our community school. We left feeling less than certain about the attitude of the principal. While we are sure that the children and parents are lovely, we left questioning the administration. Therefore, we no longer feel this school is a good fit for us.

Warner Avenue Elementary School 5

Posted April 02, 2015
- a parent
We have two kids at Warner and have proudly been a part of the school for over 4 years. We completely disagree with the prior post in all respects, especially with respect to "tension" amongst groups of parents and students. In our experience, the school is academically excellent and each of the several teachers that our children have had have been exceptional. In addition, we have found Warner to be a nurturing environment for our kids and have found the vast majority of the parents to be friendly and very involved with school activities. Many (if not most) of the parents at Warner can afford to send their children to a private school but choose Warner for a variety of reasons including a diverse student body and friendly atmosphere. If you are looking for a school with a homogeneous student body and snobby parents, Warner is not for you. However, if you are looking for a terrific local school with active parents, exceptional teachers, with great emphasis on academics, then Warner is an easy choice.

Warner Avenue Elementary School 2

Posted May 18, 2014
- a parent
Warner ES has declined significantly since the new principal arrived in 2010. She has instituted absurd rules such as "no running", "no imaginary play" and practically tethered the kids to the benches during recess and lunch. The school has essentially become a prison where the kids are required to do a tremendous amount of rote memorization in anticipation of state tests, but virtually no free thinking or creative thought. Even in art classes, the kids are instructed to draw the same thing as the teacher rather than expressing themselves. The children mostly come from high-achieving, affluent backgrounds and, therefore, the parents are usually involved and the kids are motivated to do well. However, the restrictive environment grinds the students down regardless of their achievements. Plus, as with many schools on the west side of LA and Beverly Hills adjacent, there is a virtual culture war between Persian families and non-Persians. The two sides don't mix well - as parents or children - leaving one to feel estranged by the mere act of attending a birthday party. This is a sad review for me to write. Warner used to be fantastic but has now fallen far and hard.

Warner Avenue Elementary School 5

Posted August 07, 2013
- a parent
They have an excellent summer program. Very good crew for various classes, such as magic, cooking, etc. Highly recommended.

Warner Avenue Elementary School 5

Posted January 10, 2013
- a parent
Excellent school. My daughter attended K and a half a year of 1st grade. We only took her out of the school because we decided to move. While my daughter is attending another excellent school, it's from comparison. Warner's classroom is clean, orderly and the academics are great. I didn't appreciate Warner as much as I do now because I have something to compare it to.

Warner Avenue Elementary School 5

Posted November 24, 2012
- a parent
What are you parents thinking??? Neither do I donate any money, nor pay the yearly requested funds, due to my own financial difficulty. But, ALL the teachers AND staff AND Principal KNOW AND TREAT ME ROYALLY, and they all treat me with LOVE and RESPECT. There's obviously a misunderstanding between school needing $$ and them requiring it from you. Warner is known as well as PRIVATE SCHOOLS, and students are accepted EVERYWHERE! You're crazy to leave, or not enroll.

Warner Avenue Elementary School 1

Posted November 24, 2012
- a community member
While looking into this school I was told that in order for my child to attend this so-called public school, we needed to pay the Parent "Organization" $1500. This is appalling. Upper Middle Class white people who prefer not to spend their "hard earned" income on private school collaborating to take advantage of the tax payers public system and collectively discriminate against people of lower socio-economic satus.

Warner Avenue Elementary School 5

Posted June 01, 2012
- a parent
The last comment is absolutely unfair and not true. My son was there for 2 years (4th and 5th grades). We are not wealthy and were never forced to give the school any money or were made feel uncomfortable in anyway. Not just that, but I remember the class helping (anonymously) a family that did not have funds for Christmas gifts. My son loooooves the school, and my husband and I as well. The academics are superb, the teachers great! The one thing we did not like about the school was the school yard - all cement!

Warner Avenue Elementary School 1

Posted November 06, 2011
- a parent
A few decent teachers that treat all kids equally however the principal and most of the staff treat you depending on the amount of mony you donate to the school, This school has a low tolerance for any kind Of financial burden or any child that has any kind of disability it caters to the rich ONLY. I'm moving my kids to another school and asked the principal for a letter of recommendation, she refused and said " I don't know your daughter however I know you and your ex and trust me you wouldn't want me to write about the two of you " parents that walk into the office with check books are treated like royalty so if you're prepared to pay up, this school will welcome you with open .

Warner Avenue Elementary School 5

Posted March 21, 2011
- a parent
This is a serious elementary school: they know what they are doing! We moved to the district to go here, and I am so glad. Just wish I had done so earlier. The parents are so organized that the events are fabulous and they enable amazing programming for the children. I work at a private school and the education is of the same caliber. Open House showcases the amazing amount of work the kids do all year. Parents do get squeezed constantly for money but I have simply had to say I don't have it and my kids still benefit. That said, I'm trying to contribute as I can because I really do believe in the caliber of the school. They also have some sweet traditions--mentors between 5th and 1st grade, a Winter and Spring Sing, an impressive Halloween Haunt, fabulous trips and field trips, and the best-run auction I've been to (and I've been to quite a few). My current students still wax reminiscent about their Warner days. If you have a chance to have your child(ren) attend Warner, you're fortunate. Take full advantage: enroll, get involved, and don't look back!

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Warner Avenue Elementary School
615 Holmby Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90024
(310) 475-5893
Last modified Warner 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.
Warner Avenue Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 80 reviews. Top