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Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 393

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2400 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90018

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(323) 290-6997
(323) 294-9115
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February 20, 2015
I see that many of these reviews are years old. I have been a parent with this school for six years since my child has been at the school since kindergarten and will graduate from the 5th grade. I have seen the good times and the bad times and I can tell you this school is moving forward in a positive direction. It's not perfect but it is working towards improving on all levels.

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February 20, 2015
Great school that has come a long way. Educationally, they have improved alot. Teachers are concerned and caring and the current principal is going a great job.

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July 03, 2012
This school has been a nightmare for my daughter and I she just graduated 5th grade from this school they changed her teacher 8 weeks before the end of the school year it unorganized I wish them the best of luck I hope they improve

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June 07, 2012
Mrs. Cole is gone and she was wonderful and she is why I tried the school. She is gone and has been for almost 2 years. There was an interim in her absence and a new principal for the 2011 and 2012 year. The school is failing our children on many levels. There heart is in the right place, but the infrastructure is sick. It needs to be fortified.

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December 15, 2010
I have a child enrolled in Kindergarten at Frederick Douglass Academy Elementary School (FDAES). Mrs. Cole is a wonderful principal who is approachable and warm. She tries her best to work with the parents and staff to provide the children with a positive experience in school. Mrs. Curry, the Kindergarten teacher, is one of the most dynamic teachers I have ever met. I feel grateful to have found a school that encourages my child to be the best.

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October 18, 2010
This school is GREAT...The principal Ms. Cole is the best....She is involved in everything that goes on with the school....They make sure parents are involved and the staff works together...When I first walked in the school I knew it was the school for my daughter who was entering first grade...The receptionist Ms. Washington made me feel as if she had known me for years....If only this school was around when I was looking for my older kids a school!

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August 16, 2010
The Director of the school (Mrs. Cole) is GREAT!!!! She surrounds herself with a good group of teachers. Unfortunately, she has no control of ICEF which is the umbrella that Frederick Douglass falls under. They make decisions that aren't in the best interest of the children or school. Their decisions are made solely by $. Don't expect ICEF to stand by their word. They plan they originally signed up the families under didn't bring in enough cash so they've changed the game with no notice to their parents. My unsatisfactory grade is solely for ICEF the organization.

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July 18, 2010
This is an excellent accelerated school. The staff seem to really care about the students and the academics is top notch. My child grew 2.5 years in the first year there. They have a great reading level program and they encourage strong parent involvement.

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Frederick Douglass Academy Elementary
2400 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90018
(323) 290-6997
Last modified Frederick Douglass Academy Elementary is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Frederick Douglass Academy Elementary Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top