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North Hollywood, CA
Students enrolled: 632
Before care: No
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I love Colfax because it is a great place to work, learn, and play!
September 16, 2009

4 stars
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Colfax Charter Elementary School 1

Posted February 22, 2015
- a parent
our son attended this school when we lived in the area, as we were told how fabulous it was and being our "home school" we thought it would be convenient and hopefully wonderful. WOW- we were SO wrong. We had nothing but trouble here. If your child is doing average to above average in academics and needs no remedation and has no special needs then it could work for you, but if your child has any special needs, I highly advise you to steer clear of this place. The principal is a nasty, mean person as well, who seems to wish every child with special needs would go elsewhere so she didn't have to bother with them. There are maybe 2 or 3 good teachers there, but other than that, I would say the school is awful.

Colfax Charter Elementary School 2

Posted December 01, 2014
- a parent
We have a child that has graduated and one that is still attending Colfax Charter. I find it amazing that this school has these 5 star reviews. " Anyone" and I mean anyone you ask that is being sincere and honest with you will tell you, "The Principal has to go!". The school has an underlying tone unkown to the general public or visitors of being run by a tyrant principal and her fearful staff. Parents, teachers, and staff members are literally "scared". The teachers are wonderful and so is the staff and they do their best under said conditions, but you do have an unsympathetic , uncaring, person at the helm and her scary inner follow orders circle; favoritism and politics galore. GREAT is a wonderful organization and web site and its important that parents be VERY aware of of the rude awakening once you get by the campus initial fluff and smiles. The parents are wonderful(a bit over gossipy and judgmental of others and children) their inner group stays tight, so is PACE and The PTA. Once they get rid of the present principal the school will be all it can be. This is an honest and sincere nonjudgmental review, ask any parent and hope for the honest truth.

Colfax Charter Elementary School 5

Posted September 02, 2014
- a parent
This fantastic school is a gem, with creative kids, fabulous parents, an active and inclusive PTA and a great PACE fundraising organization. Other public schools ask for a larger annual giving donation, and most families are happy to give more to Colfax. We completely love the school and are thrilled to have our children be a part of such a great community in Los Angeles.

Colfax Charter Elementary School 1

Posted August 12, 2014
- a parent
Overcrowded and very "clickish" school with an unprofessional gosspy Principal and teachers. I expected. better. The PTA moms act like over privileged mean girls. The parent involvement includes gossiping and over asserting their agenda. I hear office staff moan and complain about a kids IEP and the principle laughed along. Also, 600 dollars a year per child is expected from you yearly. This was not an issue for us as we came from private school but those in a lower income bracket beware.

Colfax Charter Elementary School 4

Posted May 15, 2014
- a parent
Great parental involvement. Nice touches like farm animals, and small gardens around campus, violin lessons for all and keyboards as part of the math program. But if you have a high achieving / gifted kid there is no special programs at all. No real GATE program. Zilch. You might luck out and get a fantastic teacher (like Mrs. Gage or Dr. Fell) but special needs kids and gifted kids have the exact same classes and books and homework. A good school - with caring (if overworked) teachers. But it's getting way too overcrowded and we will look elsewhere for 4th grade.

Colfax Charter Elementary School 1

Posted May 13, 2014
- a parent
Terrible, horrible gossiping teacher who could care less about teaching. This school was the pitts. My kids hated it and so did we. the principal is a mean, snotty unprofessional as you can get, teacher, most are also. I give it a 1.

Colfax Charter Elementary School 5

Posted April 20, 2014
- a community member
I am a seventh grader who graduated from Colfax in 2012. It's a great school and has great academics and awesome teachers!! Thanks to Colfax, I am now in the science academy at Millikan (which is VERY hard to get into) and I was well prepared. Special thanks to Mrs. Gage, Mrs. Kip (who left the school the year I graduated), Dr. Fell, and Mrs. Craven!!!! I love you guys soooo much. The principle, Mrs. Gomez, is very supportable and I am so thankful to her. Staff is wonderful too--no wonder this school got a ten!! ;D

Colfax Charter Elementary School 5

Posted September 27, 2013
- a teacher
I love Colfax, In my 6 years and 2 more years to go, I have been very pleased. My daughters Love been there. The teachers are wonderful, everyone of them is unique and has so much to offer the kids. The school is great because of it's teachers.

Colfax Charter Elementary School 5

Posted September 27, 2013
- a parent
I have 2 children who attend school at Colfax Charter. This school has heart! The teachers and support staff are phenomenal, the technology is on par with some of the most prestigious private schools around town and the parent volunteers define what it means to be a community!

Colfax Charter Elementary School 5

Posted August 28, 2013
- a parent
I am a parent of 1 child who completed Colfax. And 1 child that is currently in 4th grade. The compassion and attention given to each child is unmatched. My 4th grader is special needs. They way the school as a whole looks out for him is amazing. As a father who worries on a daily basis for him to be accepted for who he is, I will forever be greatful for the start in life this wonderful school has provided. Colfax is more like an extended family. They teuely beliece in no child left behind!!! With much thanks, David Alter

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Colfax Charter Elementary School
11724 Addison Street, North Hollywood, CA  91607
(818) 761-5115
Last modified Colfax Charter Elementary School is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Colfax Charter Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 87 reviews. Top