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North Hollywood, CA
Students enrolled: 474
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5250 Bakman Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601

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(818) 769-3130
(818) 769-2802
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April 21, 2015
Last year when principal MR.Razo was there,things were very unorganized ,they would always try to raise money for field trips,kids never really went to field trips.my son has only been to one field trip since he's been there.he's in 2nd grade now.Good thing we have a new principal, mr.clark. Mr. clark has been doing some improvements to the school and has made it funner for kids.in the morning he plays music as well as for lunch time.He's bought new school sports equipment,also made the city give us a 15 minute parking ,so when we pick up our child after school,we can now park on bakman.I wish the school had a higher rating !maybe with the help of this cool new principal ,things can change at this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2015
The parent center at Lankershim is great. We need more parent center like this one at all the schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2014
I've met 3 "principals" since the school started. My child has had to change teachers because his teacher left the school. We got a weekends notice... Very unorganized drop off and pick up situations. The teachers dismissal is a joke. The teacher my son did have couldn't even recall the name of the program they were teaching science with that year when asked at back to school night. She had to have a parent read it off of the box of textbooks. Im taking my son out of this school immediately and if you care about your childs education you would too.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
I can't believe this school is still in business and no one has sue them for the horrible way the school teats special needs students

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2013
So far my children have had a wonderful experience. my kids were from out of state and the teacher and principal are very welcoming and helpful. the only thing i would imporve would be the dismissal dont feel like it is very organized. And the teacher to child ratio.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
I attended Lankershim from 1950 to 1955. All I can remember are good times, and teachers who cared about their charges. Three teachers stand out in my memory. Mrs. Hodges (kindergarten), Mr. Irwin Sobel, (6th grade) and one very special lady, Winifred Scribner, (1st grade). I dropped by around 20 years ago with my sister who also went there, and we visited with Mrs. Nichols my 2nd grade teacher. She was wonderful to talk to. Theodore Sobel

- submitted by a community member
August 12, 2013
my school is the best school.I have 2 wonderfull kids that have asist this school. and 1 that is going to 3rd grade.Im very happy we have a great principal.wonderfull ,teacher that I love. and that care for our childrens..can not leave out our hard working teacher assistant.there for that why my school is the best YOU GO LIONS LANKERSHIM ELEMTARY thankyou.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2013
So far so good. My child is in kindergarten, he/she is so far ahead in reading and writing. I don't remember ever learning all the stuff she knows when I was in kinder (25ish years ago). I've noticed some parents complain because of the rating on this website (5 out of 10)...PLEASE, the number 1 reason your child is not ahead or caught up with the rest of the class is primarily because of how much time the parent at home takes their time to help their child out. It's ridiculous to blame the neighborhood in which the school is in. There are primarily apartment building around this school, but that is no reason to put down the school...Your childs education starts at home!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2012
2012 - 2013 school year is off to a slow start. I can only hope that the staff and educators that took the responsibility to teach our children can rise up, and do the right thing.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2012
My son attended kindergarden this year and has an amazing teacher Mrs. B. She is kind and patient and holds the kids accountable to learn, i have noticed. The princible MR. principle was amazing also, during the first day of orientation he aswered many parents questions without us having to ask. It shows he has great leadership skills and his vision is strong that he leads his staff with. the ladies are the coolest and very knowledgable office administrators I have met, There is also a TA who is amazing. I know my son is in great hands, proud he attends this school!!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2012
My son just started going to Lankershim in Dec. The current principal has only been there for a little over a year. I'm impressed with his commitment to the kids & to the school. In just these 6 months there have been several volunteer clean-up/beautification events - one where Universal/NBC employees participated in painting inspirational murals throughout the school. And a literacy garden was planted complete with reading benches for the children. There have been many other events and fundraisers as well. The new principal's commitment is prompting parents to get more involved. Academically, my child is in the school's gifted class. The teachers are kind, smart and provide adequate discipline. The school's commitment to preparing the students for the CST exam was also impressive. I'd also attribute changes in the school to the rapid changes in the NoHo Arts District neighborhood where the school is located. Five years ago this neighborhood was an impoverished, "scary" place. Today it's filled with luxury apartments, boutiques, restaurants, theaters & a farmer's market. It's reputation as the hottest up-and-coming neighborhood in LA is clearly benefiting Lankershim.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2012
Parents are not always the best, but you can't judge the school by it's parents. The school works very hard to make this a welcoming and acheiveing school. Curb-side service, fundraisers, friendlier staff, and a hardworking principle is just one of the many positive changes. Acknowledging the shortcommings, i think Lankershim is becomming a very good school in this neigborhood! Hats to you!

- submitted by a teacher
April 02, 2012
Very sad. Every day I see extremely obnoxious parents "welcome" their children to their cars by relentlessly pounding on their horns until their children appear, usually to get yelled at for not coming to the car soon enough. In the morning, the same parents cannot drop their kids off quickly enough in front of the school, many times creating unsafe traffic conditions and posing safety risks for those in and around the area. Not a place for those who care about their kids' well-being.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2010
This school is a horrible disappointment. My child's education is being sacrificed because of California's budget cuts. I was disgusted to find out that he has 36 kids in his 5th grade class. How can one teacher individualize any study toward a child who is falling behind when she doesn't even notice that one is napping for 1/2 hour? This is the second week of school and my child has yet to come home talking about science or social studies, or even English. Seriously? He comes home talking about math, lunch and recess..... Is this just a daycare for these kids?

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 26, 2010
I was volunteer at this school, but the Parent Center is used for gossip. The rep and others ladies only talking about other parents and the principal. My son is in Kinder. He has good teacher but in general is bad school

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 04, 2009
Pitifully we lost to Ms. Truex and the principal is acting as if she is owns the school. She has to work very hard to learn how to run a school .

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2009
What I see this school need a lots of help to improve their every steps Ican also see the lack of parents involvement.My only good experience is in the office 'Cloudia' is a big and an excilent helpful stuff in this school. I thank you Cloudia for ur promt help with my papers.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2009
i went to this school and it was a incredible expirience i wouldent change it for the wrold

- submitted by a community member
May 25, 2009
It's been a tough year, we have'nt had a permanent principal for the past 5 months and on top of that some of the teachers have been distracted by what the union wants. All I have to say is if they put at least half of the energy into teaching as they do to fight the district, this school will be something else. Thank God this is my child's last year at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 24, 2009
It's great school and everybody is there when you need asistance but i think it's better if the parents go and they look by themself

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2009
My son goes to ILEAP program and He had improved a lot since he began there.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2009
My daughter's scores and attitude changed for the better with Ms. Truex as her teacher last year. Definitely recommend her as a teacher.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 18, 2008
This school is still the same, disorganized and dirty .The principal is never there, we need somebody that cares full time not part-time.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2007
I hated the fact that I even let my child go to a school that has unorganized teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 14, 2007
My child went to this school for kindergarten. The teacher was very disorganized, had no control over the class, and spent much of the time yelling at the children instead of teaching them. I requested to have him switched into a different class, and no one ever followed up with me. The principal told me there was, in effect, nothing she could do about it. And, as previously stated by other parents, my son would come home most days crying because of a classroom bully.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2007
I think Lankershim Elementary is a wonderful school. While there may be some concern that it is a Program Improvement school, the reality is that they are listed as a PI school because of a two point difference. In addition, once the school went on PI status, there were tutoring opportunities made available to the students. I'm really surprised about the negative comments that people have posted. I think the office staff is very friendly and helpful. As far as safety, there is no tolerance for bullying. The principal is in no way nonchalant about safety issues. She is deeply committed and involved with the students. To say otherwise is simply not true.

- submitted by a staff
February 08, 2006
Big improvements have been made at this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2006
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- submitted by a staff
January 18, 2006
My child recently transferred to this school because we moved and we have spent more time dealing with the negative aggression of her classmates than her school work. My fourth grader that she doesn't feel protected nor safe at this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2005
What a horrible environment for any small child that is unable to defend themselves! The Principal is very nonchalant about it all! The front office workers are rude, and get annoyed when you ask them for any kind of assistance. Parents I urge you to consider another school, or keep a very close eye on your little one!

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2004
My son went her for kindergarten then transferred to a magnet school. The school is very crowded, and on multi track schedule. The student body is predominantly non English speaking which dumbs down the lessons for native English speakers. The students did not get much one on one attention from the teacher most of the work was handled by the aids. My son received the minimum amount of instruction as provided by the education code.

- submitted by a parent

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Lankershim Elementary School
5250 Bakman Avenue, North Hollywood, CA  91601
(818) 769-3130
Last modified Lankershim Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lankershim Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top