Students enrolled 671
School leader Susan Espinoza
Transportation options Yes

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8628 San Gabriel Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280

(323) 567-1488
(323) 563-3762
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4 stars
Based on 12 ratings

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October 13, 2013
There's a hand full of good teachers that care about your kids. Mrs. Banuelos & Ms.Vilchis to name a few. Great school community. My only complaint was having to file a report against a teacher named Ms.Ilamas. Please be careful with this teacher. She mentally & emotionally abused my first grade daughter to the point where my daughter was pulling her hair out and crying every morning not to go to school. I'm the type of parent who supports teacher, protests with teachers, & donates school supplies to teachers. It was hard for me to comprehend at first was my baby was going through. After dealing with a rude principle, Ms. Gonzalez, aka, Mrs. Baragon, the teachers good friend, I filed a complaint with the district. Finally, my daughter was moved to another class., which the principle had previously denied my daughter, She became happy again, full of life. There's more to this story, but there's not enough characters allowed.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2013
My Daughter just started Kinder with Mrs Taylor, and I am a parent volunteer during the morning for their Breakfast in Class program. So far I am liking the school, Teacher, and Personnel. By the way, my younger Brothers and Sister attended all their years of Elementary here and enjoyed it.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
Most people complain about their kids not being taken care of after the bell rings or about bus of food. School is not a daycare. The school provides a great education. But it is not only the teachers responsibility to educate your kid. You should spent time with them. I have volunteer for 6 years in my daughter class and I have notice that the parents that talk to the teachers actually perform better than the ones that don't. Ask about you kids and what you can do to get them to perform rather than hold all the students backs. I have work with these kids and they are eager to learn they just need positive reinforcement and motivation. Again dont complain and help you kid do better....

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2013
My son has been attending San Gabriel since he started kinder and is about to complete 2nd grade now. God willing he will not continue on to 3rd grade here. This school is horrible! Office personal first impression pretty much sums up all this school has to offer. They have a jaded office manager rudely answering all your questions and another office clerk. with whom most would consider sporting a vulgar attire that is reminiscent of a chola and an attitude to match. The principal is the epitome of laziness. The teachers are by far the best attribute to this failing school and the poor parent involvement is in my opinion the result of poor management by the head

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2011
what this school needs is a better principal ;i always hear around that shes no good:(and thats why our school is doing bad !!!!!!!shes the head of the school and shes not doing nothing 4 our kids!!!Mr Diaz on the other hand is so helpful and aswers all of your questions with respect i think he could be a great principal

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2010
hi i was a student here before im name is kevin santos i was a bad boy here i get sent to the prinapal office evey week

- submitted by a community member
September 29, 2009
My daughter just started attending kinder with Mrs. Taylor. I am very impressed on her dedication and effort to make sure the students learn their materials. My daughter just started 3 weeks ago and she now knows how to read and write high frequency words. I can only imagine how much she will learn in the year. So far I am very please with the school and I hope that all the teachers and staff are as motivating as Mrs. Taylor.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 02, 2009
Well around 1983 I started 3rd grade at this school. I really enjoyed myself especially my 5th grade teacher Mrs. Rems she was also my daughters 5th grade teacher before she left. I really think that this school is not that bad. I have all 3 of my daughters attend this school (currently 2 are still attending) and all of their teachers have been pretty good. If we the parents involve ourself with our kids and help them with homework and are more envolved with there education our kids wouldn't be as bad in the school system. Rating them a 4 out of 10 is really bad, we can't expect the teachers to teach them everything. We need to be active with our childrens education both the teachers and parents need to work together and I'm sure we would see a big difference in our schools rating.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 25, 2008
I was the president in both committees (CEAC & ELAC) last year. It was a great time to work with parents, teachers and administrators to make this school better. I believe with a team work with a loyal spirit of cooperation, in a good faith, we can make of San Gabriel Avenue Elementary School better: Not because the central district or local district made, because of the willing and work of each one of us in the school (including each student in the school: Of course).

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2008
Hello! I worked at this school as a paraprofessional (teacher's aide) for about five years before obtaining my BS in engineering. While I worked there, most of the teachers who taught there at the time genuinely gave it their best effort to teach the children. I was upset that do to the 'No Child Left Behind' policy, which was instituted aroud 2002, an ESL program was non existent. The principal at the time asked me if I was interested in teaching the 'new comers program'. This was the new name given to the ESL program. Keeping in mind that the surrounding community is largely compossed of people that have recently come to the United States (maybe less than 10 years) from Mexico and other Central and South American countries, I taught ESL to about 25 to 30 children. In all it was a great experience for the students and myself! JoseA

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2004
This school is horrible!!! no control, no good teachers, no nothing. They just have students to receive the money the government gives them. There children don't learn anything but how to speak english!.

- submitted by a parent
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San Gabriel Avenue Elementary School
8628 San Gabriel Avenue, South Gate, CA  90280
(323) 567-1488
Last modified San Gabriel Avenue 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.
San Gabriel Avenue Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top