Students enrolled 650
School leader Deborah Plat
Transportation options Yes
District Los Angeles Unified School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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5213 Crebs Avenue
Tarzana, CA 91356

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4 stars
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November 09, 2014
I HAVE 2 KIDS IN THIS SCHOOL MY YOUNGEST HAD SOME TROUBLE GETTING USED TO A BIG SCHOOL. THE PRINCIPLE WAS GREAT. SHE CAME AND CHECKED ON HER GAVE HER LITTLE PRESENTS AND MADE HER FEEL LIKE PART OF THE FAMILY. I REALLY LOVE THIS SCHOOL.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2014
Wilbur Charter for Enriched Academics is wonderful. Our 17 year old attended years ago and our 8 year old is loving it. Many teachers have been there over 15 years. Mrs. Plat the principal is very involved and conscientious. There is very little turnover in the teaching staff, which says a lot.. The quality of education is exceptional. Morning and Afternoon care is run very well by Ms. Barbara with a lot of nurture and guidance. We feel blessed to live in this neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2014
We have a 1st grader here in his first year. We were cautious about doing public school but heard great things about Wilbur so we moved into the area. We couldn't be more happy. Art classes, theater, PE, library, music AND science, all for a first grader! Great afterschool options as well including Spanish, lego building, chess, and a ton more choices! I hope it continues to impress.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2014
Wilbur is not a bad choice. The academic program is impressive, particularly in English. We liked field trips to Pali Institute and Santa Barbara. However, I wish ladies in the main office were friendly and supportive. This is not a prison, this is an elementary school! They never smile or really try to help you. Once one of them lost my kid's paper and didn't even apologize. As if it's commonplace. Well, it is probably commonplace at Wilbur. Teachers aren't the best (except for stars like Mrs. Kim, Mrs. Kunze, Mrs. Canada or a theater teacher). You have to be lucky not to get someone as indifferent as Ms. Carvajal. The school is overcrowded, and teachers don't encourage asking questions since they probably don't have time or wilingness to answer.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2014
Wilbur is not a bad choice. Their academic program is impressive, particularly in English. We liked field trips to Pali Institute and Santa Barbara. However, I wish ladies in the main office were friendly and supportive. Thy never smile and don't really try to help you out. It makes them look like they work in prison, not at school. Once one of them lost my son's papers and didn't even apologize, as if it is commonplace. Well, it is probably commonplace at Wilbur... Teachers aren't the best except for lovely Mrs. Kim, Mrs. Kunze, Mrs. Canada. The theater teacher is great! You have to be lucky though not to get someone as aloof as Ms. Carvajal. The school is overcrowded, and it apparently affects the way they teach. Teachers don't encourage students to ask questions since they probably don't have time and willingness to answer.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
Excellent school. Great principal. Very involved parents. Great enrichment programs. Safe environment. Transferred my twins from a private school and have loved the difference.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
We were just accepted to this school and so far we are really happy. Great teachers, great community! Highly recommend it! AAA+++

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2013
Not pleased with the attitudes of the principal or my childrens' teacher. Refuse to maintain good communication with parents and had continually neglected to keep me informed about my childrens' progress or special events involving my special needs children. Bad experience and wouldn't recommend.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2013
A great school unless you have a child with special needs. For my children without special needs, I would rate this school a 5; for my child with special needs; I rate it a 2.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2011
This is the best school my children have ever gone to. It is filled with great kids, parents and teachers. The new principal is a sweetheart and knows how to get the job done with care and compassion. We are very happy to have this as our neighborhood school and are looking forward to spending many more years there enjoying the great education, opportunities to volunteer and to making lasting friendships!

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2011
We were so nervous about our son's transition from a nurturing preschool to a public school Kindergarten. In addition, we were concerned with the school budget cuts. The parents of Wilbur are extremely committed to making this school the best it can possibly be. Parents are always volunteering and raising money for the school through the Friends of Wilbur. We are so pleased to be a part of this wonderful community school. We love Wilbur!!

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2011
Toured 4 schools before choosing. Our principle is AMAZINGLY PROACTIVE and open to new ideas. The Enrichment Program after school is unparalleled in the amount of options there are for a budding child. The teachers allow parental involvement and work wonderful as a team with parents. I feel so fortunate my daughter can go to Wilbur. Each year, it continues to get better through the Friends of Wilbur projects and opportunities to make Wilbur continually advance.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
The dedication of the teachers and principal cannot be matched with any other public school.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
Best teachers, best kids, best parents, best enrichment programs, best PTA+ Booster Club combined called Friends of Wilbur! We love our school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
Wilbur is more than a school - it is a family. The children, parents, teachers and staff all work together!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
Wilbur is not just a wonderful school offering great enrichment programs and fabulous teachers. It is also a community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
the parents are always around, whatever the teachers need the parents make sure they get without any trouble. when we need to fight the district for something the principal is on our side and still doing things within the rules. wilbur rocks!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
School employees and parents all work together to have a better school for the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
The teachers and programs are great. The children get a well rounded education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
Wibur encourages kids to think outside the box!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 29, 2009
Wilbur is the greatest! Great teachers, staff and families who all help make our school one of the highest in the district! The kids love it!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
The Wilbur team is outstanding. As a volunteer and an LAUSD certificated person, I see this school working to give students a good education with loving support and nurturing.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 28, 2009
Wilbur is great because the parents and teachers genuinely care about providing a good education to the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
I love Wilbur for the staff and of course the GREAT community! You gotta love Tarzana!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2009
My godchild goes to Wilbur. What a terrific school. She is having a wonderful experience there. The teachers and parents are working together to keep the school an exceptional starting place for childrens education.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 25, 2009
I love Wilbur for its dedication to the families that support their children and the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Wilbur is the best. As a parent I know how lucky I am to have my child at such a special school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
This is our 7th consecutive year at Wilbur and we couldn't be happier. Our oldest daughter culminated two years ago and now we have two boys still there in 5th & 3rd grades. The teachers, staff, and kids are what makes Wilbur a GREAT neighborhood public school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
The family involvement in and support to the school provide a sense of community, safety and additional activities that set it apart from most public schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Wilbur gives my daughter an incredibly strong sense of community, which is so important when living in such a large city.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Wilbur Avenue School is a community. All the students, parents, teachers and staff have pride in our school and everyone works together to make the school better and better every year! The teachers are all creative and dedicated educators and, because of this, the students are happy and enjoy learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Wilbur is the true definition of a neighborhood school. We have the strongest parent involvement and outstanding teachers who truly care about our kids and their education. There is not another school I could even think of sending my children to.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Great neighborhood school with dedicated staff and teachers. You won't find many other schools with the amount of parent involvement as ours.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
It has a very nice enviroment, lot of parent involvelment! feel like a private school. Nice teacher too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Wilbur Avenue Elementary is an exceptional school. The involvement of the parents and the respect between parents and teachers makes this school awesome. Wilbur has art, PE, a science lab, computer lab and more funded entirely by the parents. It is second to none.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Wilbur Elementary has amazing parent involvement and dedicated teachers. Everyone works together to provide the best for the children. We feel very fortunate to have our kids in this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
I love Wilbur Ave. Elementry School because we have fantastic teachers and great families

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
fantastic teachers and support staff, kids that are excited to learn and huge parent involvement!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Great school. Parents and teachers work together for the benefit of all the kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Wilbur is a lovely school - the parental involvment makes for a place that offers our children a lot more than would otherwise be possible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I love our great community spirit and the wonderful teachers, staff, parents and kids at Wilbur!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
It is safe, great teachers, lots of parent involvement, a neighborhood school, sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Wilbur is a wonderful neighborhood school. My two girls love it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Wonderful teachers, great parent involvement, lots of fun, learning activities for the kids, strong emphasis on academics and citizenship

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I love the parent involvement ! I also love the teachers too!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
70% parent participation and great teachers and school staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The most involved, caring, and nurturing parents I've ever met! Not to mention the parents who are always helping out in any way possible!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Great teachers, unbelievable parent participation and students that truly enjoy being in school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
We love Wilbur, and the Parent Association FOW is so involved and does so much for this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Wilbur is a public school but it feels like a private school, it is great!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
They listen! The teachers and VP's are wonderful. They listen to your concerns and act on them. My child is very happy and so are we. Thank You Wilbur!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Wilbur Ave Elementary is a fantastic neighborhood school. We have been at the school for 6 years and all 3 of my children attend. We have had amazing teachers who have been engaging, creative and energetic. The API scores are high but they don't tell the whole story - there are things that cannot be measured on on graph - the amazing sense of community and school spirit. Friends of Wilbur is an incredibly strong parent organization which helps to raise money, organizes volunteers, and runs many of the extra programs at the school. Our children are lucky indeed to be part of such a fantastic school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I believe the principal and vice principal hold our children and their teachers to high standards. The school has a lot of parent involvement and pride. I believe my children are learning in a positive and healthy environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Wilbur Elementary school has many resources that most schools do not have such as Computer and Science Lab, Music, PE, Art, Library and Enrichment classes. Even though Wilbur is a public school it has a presence of a private school. The parents, principals, teachers and aides really care about the childrens education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Wilbur Avenue Elementary is a wonderful school with an amazing community. It has lots of parental involvement and many opportunities to get to know your child's teachers, friends and surroundings at school. We love Wilbur and hope it wins the contest.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Wilbur has tremendous programs and opportunities. The parental involvement is amazing and it encourages the teachers and staff to be their best. The benefit to the kids is exemplified by the test scores but equally so by the genuine sense of pride the students feel for their school. When you go to Spirit Day on campus, the sense of excitement, belonging and spirit is palpable. The kids are getting an excellent foundation that will serve them well in their years to come.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The best set of teachers and parents working to make this school the best it can possible be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Wilbur is a school that really cares about developing the whole child. The school supports strong academics, enhanced citizenship and artistic skills in music, visual arts and dance. Wibur also encourages family an teacher partnerships.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
The teachers and administration work with the parents for one common goal...the students

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- submitted by a community member
September 29, 2008
I was left sppechless by the huge drop in test scores at Wilbur this year. The teachers are wonderful and the principal is a good guy, so how could that happen? We hope it that was ablip and continue sthe upward trend.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2008
Wilbur is a great school with great kids and great teachers. But, the test scores have gone done tremendously this year. The principal has been at Wilbur for almost 8 years now... it's time for a change and renewal.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
My child has been at Wilbur for 2 years and I'd say I agree with much of what's said here - both good and bad. Overall I believe this to be a high-quality school. The booster club does a great job of raising money. They are definitely like a high-school clique but I can't criticize that too much since they are helping our children. I wish there was more opportunity for involvement by parents who work outside the home (make no mistake, this school is primarily for children with affluent, stay-at-home mommies). The principal is not impressive. The best thing I read about him here is that he's a 'good guy'. That's not what I want from a principal. I want 'effective' not 'likeable'. The women who work in the front office are some of the most unpleasant individuals I've come across in any setting and should be coached on that.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2008
I was very disappointed with how I was treated at the school. The teachers are nice but all the employees in the office including principal are extremely cold and rude. If you have an issue to discuss they don t care to hear.

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August 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2008
I was disappointed to see some of the negative reviews on this site. As a former LAUSD teacher and current Wilbur parent, I can tell you that this school is doing an excellent job on all fronts. There is an amazing enrichment program. Each week the children have library, computers, art, and PE if a parent volunteers for that class, but if they don't the teacher will take them out. And while the test scores are great, they don't give you the full picture of the kindness and caring that I have seen put forth by the teachers and principal. Clearly many of these reviewers have not seen what else is out there, both private and public. Wilbur is a great school and I feel very confident sending my children there.

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July 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2008
I have to disagree to the people that think there isn't any music or p.e. First of all, we have choir, orchestra, Ms.Kim (the music teacher) , and PlayProduction and I have been in all of them that have to do with music. Second of all, we have p.e. coaches like my mom was in fourth grade (I am going to fifth in September and we will have amazing field trips like 2-day camping) and they are helper moms and we have it twice a week. I think it is more about us, the kids, and how we feel about the school because if you talked to your children they will tell you how many things we are fortunate to have even after the budget cuts. This is a fun school and we are highly spirited and Go Wilbur!!

- submitted by a student
no rating June 18, 2008
This school is horrible! The only reason that some reviews on here are good is the simple fact that these parents don't know what's out there or better yet, stuck at this school. The LA public schools are not up to par and this school is LA public! The principle is a joke! He may be a nice guy, but he sure doesn't take control! I would look else where and know this, you get what you pay for! This school is free, so need I say more?

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2008
Wilbur is a great school that fund-raises a lot of money for the help of the kids because the principal doesn't have a lot of money like some schools do. He is going to start a charter school across the street on the lot... maybe the school will get more money then.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2008
Wilbur is an incredible school. My son is in the 3rd grade and has had a great year every year. He actually enjoys going to school for both the social and learning aspects. The assertion that the Booster club doesn't know how to raise money is obviously being made by people who don't know how much the auction/dinner raises. And obviously by people who aren't contributing. I want my son to have a P.E. program, so I volunteer every week to give him and his classmates that. Yeah, the booster/PTA group is a bit cliquey. So I found other ways to contribute my time.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
I have to disagree witht he other poster. The reason why Wilbur does not have full time p.e. teacher, art program, low class size, music and so on is because the booster club is not funding it. This has nothing to do with not a being a title 1 school. School with our same financial demographic and scores like, Lanai, Roscomare and Topanga all have these enrichments. The booster club does not know how to fundraise properly, and the parents don't step up....they expect it. Our Principal, Mr. Hersh is a good guy. For the record, this is not an LAUSD issue. They don't fund it, so we as parents have to make it happen. It is this kind of closed minded thinking that makes our school sub standard. If the other schools can have classrooms with a 2-20 ratio(teacher and aide in classroom) we can too.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
I have to disagree witht he other poster. The reason why Wilbur does not have full time p.e. teacher, art program, low class size, music and so on is because the booster club is not funding it. This has nothing to do with not a being a title 1 school. School with our same financial demographic and scores like, Lanai, Roscomare and Topanga all have these enrichments. The booster club does not know how to fundraise properly, and the parents don't step up....they expect it. Our Principal, Mr. Hersh is a good guy. For the record, this is not an LAUSD issue. They don't fund it, so we as parents have to make it happen. It is this kind of closed minded thinking that makes our school sub standard. If the other schools can have classrooms with a 2-20 ratio(teacher and aide in classroom) we can too.

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March 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2008
I didn't expect much from a public school but I gave this school a fair shot. It is actually beyond belief. The principal David Hersh really cares and is a decent guy. Runs a great ship. Highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2007
It is fine for Kindergarten through second grade, but after that they seem to only teach the students as a preparation for the Standardized testing.I have tried to join the booster club and seem to get pushed aside and left to feel as though it's an impenetrable clique. My son has been bullied many times at this school. No-one seems to know how to handle these situations and he was left to feel that no adult would help him. I am taking my two children out next year and looking for a better, safer enviornment.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2007
I am a new parent at Wilbur. My son goes to Kindergarten and his teacher is the sweetest and most caring. Strict in a certain kind way suitable for a 5-6 years old . Maybe I'm too new to judge, but, I definitely can see and appreciate when I see a mother with a few months old infant come to school to volunteer. I see a lot of parent involvement, But, Why the involvement in school should be written as wrong doing? Aren't we all doing this for our kids. Parents, please, try not to be a part of problem, Try to be a part of solution by helping and sharing Ideas. We will always find somebody who does wrong, but, please don't judge a group and a school just because you are not happy with a person

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December 09, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 22, 2007
This will be my last year at the school! It has really gone down hill. The children are out of control. They seem to be lacking limits and boundries. The teachers pander to the self important parents. The children are not accountable for their actions. The Booster Club lacks the knowledge of proper fundraising, and how to spend properly. Unable to get in the Booster Club because it is like a high school clique. No PE teacher, music is sub par, enrichement is OK. This school has really sunk to a new low level. It is sad, because it used to be great.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2007
My family found that by moving to another school and seeing what is out there to offer, we are so happy that we made the move to another school. Goodbye tutors. This is the first year (out of several) that I do not have the need to get my children tutors. The Principal did not seem to know how to handle much.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2007
This is a great school, and the parents make a lot of money for the school to support the programs that make it great. The Principal is a bit tell-it-like-it-is and bossy, but gets the job done. MV

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September 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 06, 2007
I am a Wilbur parent of two children. I loved the teachers my children had and found the principal and vice-principal to be kind and responsive to my children's need. My biggest gripe with Wilbur is the permits that are given to parents of other neighborhoods whether for work or childcare. I feel that Wilbur should be just for neighborhood children.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2007
Terrific parent involvement. The Booster Club does a wonderful job bringing in extra curricular activities and programs for the school and because of them the school atmosphere is that of a private school. The after school care program is great and so affordable. If there is any hint of trouble with students or bad behavior, Pricipal Hirsch reacts immediately to the situation. My daughter is now in 1st grade and we expect to have another wonderful school year. The teachers are pretty great too! Parents are always welcome on the campus and to volunteer.

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September 05, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2007
From reading the recent reviews, it seems like there is growing consensus that this school has really deteriorated. And as a mom of two boys there, I absolutely agree. One previous post really nailed one large issue. The parent groups here are really self-serving and not about helping the kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2007
Really not very impressed. This school had a good reputation but after being there 2 years I see it is way over rated. Yet the school has no P.E . Other schools in less affluent areas seem to have more programs , computers labs,music etc. There is music, they request donations for [and] weekly computer lab, (lower grades)art once a week, but [I]find that most other elementary schools also have these, even though they are not' South of the Boulevard' Teachers very complacent. We are leaving.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2007
We had a wonderful first year at Wilbur. The Kindergarten teacher was wonderful and we were probably spoiled for years to come. A lot of parent involvement, many extras offered (art, music, computers and more) Get involved and you will be happy. So far so good. Remember it is a public school! If you want private, nothing against it...go! This is one of the best schools in the area that is virtually free (there are a lot of donation opportunities).

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2007
Great school with wonderful teacher.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2007
This school will be fine for the first few years (k-2), but around third grade be sure to leave or get private tutoring because there will be big gaps in your child's learning. Also be aware that there is no music, sports, or art at this school. The largest problem here is that the teachers run the school and the principal really takes no action on discipline, staffing, guidance, parents, curriculum, etc. Further, you will want to avoid this school if your child has any special needs, known or unknown. Their action on kids with learning issues is minimal and in my experience they are very late in diagnosing the problems - which in most cases is the most important part. There is a lot of parental involvement which is both a blessing and a curse.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2006
Be prepared to spend a ton of money on tutors.My daughter had a bad experience in Kindergarten so we put her in private school where she would get more individualized attention. It wasn't the right choice for us.

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September 07, 2006
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August 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2006
Wilbur Avenue Elementary is a wonderful school and community to be apart of. As a teacher at Wilbur I have an inside look. Wilbur is truely a neighborhood school. With parents often walking their kids to school or riding on a scooter together to class. There are many opportunities for parents to volunteer; in small ways within the classroom or in large ways on the PTA or Booster boards. Wilbur offers a fully equipped and privately funded computer lab for student use and computer classes. Wilbur also offers a music program, art classes, and a beautiful library for student enrichment. I am happy to be at Wilbur and a happy staff makes for happy students!

- submitted by a teacher
June 21, 2006
Wilbur Ave. has been excellent for Kindergarten & 1st Grade (our experience so far). Within the confines of the LAUSD curriculum, the 1st grade teacher has been innovative in teaching language arts. Many creative writing opportunities to enrich comprehensive and apply analytic skills. Every week a different unit was studied (in addition to core subjects), where kids gained new knowledge of a topic and applied to assignments and hands on projects. Wilbur also has immense parent support and involvement. Through fundraising efforts, the schools offers an array of enrichment: Art program, music program, science lab, computer lab, afterschool enrichment classes, play production (grade 2 and above)to name a few. There is enormous school pride and spirit. It is the principal and his administration and the dedicated volunteer parents that make Wilbur a top school!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2006
We have been at Wilbur for four years. It's a nice school with a great group of kids. No discipline problems at all. Lots to offer.

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June 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2006
I have been a parent at Wilbur for four years. The school offers an enriched curriculum by way of computer lab, supplemental science teacher, music teacher, and art teacher. There are also classes available after school which cover a wide variety of subjects as well as various sports teams which compete with other valley schools. There are very few discipline problems. The kids are inclusive. The instruction is pretty much what is required by the district, but many of the teachers are able to supplement to their GATE students. There is a very large GATE population, ranging from 40 to 50 percent, depending upon which grade. All in all, I think Wilbur is a great place.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
Good school, not much discipline on the playground. My son has had a positive experience until the thrid grade where he didn't get as much attention from his teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
This first year of Kindergarten has been a very positive one. My son has blossomed, the parents are delightful, our principal has my respect, the PTA and Booster club do an outstanding job, and it's a public school but with private school principal. Thank you Wilbur.

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May 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2006
amazing. great teachers. great kids. great parents. what more can I say?

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March 02, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2005
Parents very active and the kids really achieve with their help. Principal shows he cares alot.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2005
I have K and 4th grade students. Wilbur is a great school. It's essentially run like a private school without the expense. The teachers are fabulous and love being there.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
This school has a great community feel to it, which is such a positive attribute. Students have great spirit and there are so many opportunities in which to be involved. My area of concern is the lack of playground resources in which to keep the children active and involved.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
Wilbur is more like a private school than a public school. The principal is wonderful and so are most of the teachers. There are many enrichment programs and specialists.

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August 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
Great school. A lot of parents' involvement. Feels like a private school.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2005
Excellent Parent Participation and an overall good attitude from the teaching staff. This is truely a neighborhood school with a good group of kids. The principal however is not a good leader. Although gratefully he encourages parent participation, it does not seem that he is proactive or assertive in confronting or resolving ongoing problems or issues and he definitely lacks the ability to motivate.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2005
LEvel of parent involvement was pretty good. Was not thrilled with the teachers/counselors help or lack thereof in getting my child some extra help because of disgraphia (hard time writing). Moderate availabiity of extra programs, more avaialble in sports than anything else.

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May 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2005
Wilbur Avenue Elementary is an exceptional public school. The parents are involved as much as the teachers and the principal, Mr. David Hirsh is a wonderful human being with much compasion. School spirit is high and they often have very successful fundraisers. Everything is well organized and well funded. The only complaint is the cafeteria not being well run. My son often does not eat the food.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2005
Excellent small school, great staff.

- submitted by a staff
March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2005
Great school with heavy parent involvement. Booster Club raise money by fundrasing every year for school's external improvment and computer class. Parent-involved PE, art, music, and science classes. PTA sponsored after school enrichment classes also available.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2004
This is a wonderful school. The teaching staff are diligent in providing the children with a positive learning atmosphere. Our daughter loved her teachers and enjoyed the whole school experience. The principal was very accessible and provided great leadership for the staff. Overall Great School!

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2004
The kindergarten teachers are very caring. The Booster Club and PTA are excellent and are a large part of what makes Wilbur one of the most sought after schools in the Valley.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2004
The staff in the office is very rude and unhelpful. My daughter has attended Wilbur for four years now and overall I have been unhappy with her education (maybe she just was unlucky with the teachers she was assigned to) but, our experience has not been a good one.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2004
Our daughter started kindergarten this year. The teachers at this level are caring. The work product is outstanding and the children are more than prepared for the next grade because they are already working at the 1st grade level. Extra-curricular programs offered are good for a government school too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2003
They do not open their gates in the morning until 7:50-7:55 and do not have any sort of early morning program or YMCA on campus. No school nurse full-time.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2003
This was our first year at Wilbur, my daughter was in the fifth grade.We came from a private school and our experience at Wilbur was amazing.My daughter is in the Gate program and the teacher she had at Wilbur was amazing. The work was stimulating, high level and challenging. Whereas in the past she was bored with school, that was not the case at all at Wilbur! In addition the parent involvement is unbelievable and the teachers are a joy to work with.

- submitted by a parent
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Wilbur Charter For Enriched Academics
5213 Crebs Avenue, Tarzana, CA  91356
(818) 345-1090
Last modified Wilbur Charter For Enriched Academics is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wilbur Charter For Enriched Academics Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 133 reviews. Top