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Van Nuys, CA
Students enrolled: 421
Before care: No

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17520 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406

(818) 343-4696
(818) 708-0549
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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
July 22, 2015
I was a student at this school a few years back and I was in fith grade, the school year was ending amd it was almost time for the fith grade colmination. A kindergarten teacher was in charge of the slide show and we had to take picture of our self in a then in now way. This teacher helped you find the picture. I didn't want to take the picture because I had/have body dysforia because I'm Transgender but at the time no one knew but I agreed to do it anyway. He got really frustrated because he couldn't find any photos of me but I had to leave so I was getting ready to leave but he got mad and told me "if you don't take the picture you shouldn't even go to the colmination.(blah blah blah)..you could fall off a building and know one would care" I as a 10-11 year old kid was in shock a grown man said that to me so I 5oke a radon picture and he said to me "if you ever need to talk to someone.." I inturupted him and said no but he proceeded and said "...oh not me I don't want to listen to your problems". After that I walked out of his class room crying no sobbing to the play area and I told my friends and told them not t tell anyone but they told the principle and the next day the principle called me in and told me I misunderstood what the teacher said. And asked me not to mention it to my parents. Since then I have had DEEP depression and have major anxiety attacks and sometimes even panic attacks when I get near that school

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August 24, 2014
we don't like the principal. he is not concerned about my daughter's safety. she is depressed going to that school. The father is a bully & the principal does not care, even tho my daughter was accepted to USC Magnet. The principal killed the hopes & dreams of my daughter.

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April 29, 2014
We love it at Lemay! My daughter loves waking up and going to school each day! Not to mention that she is learning so much..... we are looking forward to staying here next year!

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April 28, 2014
We think it s a superb school for our student, she loves everything about Lemay, which has gifted and talented studies, can t say enough re: the great teachers...please support this school!

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October 24, 2013
I am very happy with my sons learning experience whole staff cares!! My son is learning how to read, math problem solving. My child looks forward everyday to go to school.

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September 26, 2013
This is an amazing system that this school has they are very on top of things and care about kids education!!!

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September 08, 2013
i went here from pre-k to 5th grade it was amazing, they have some amazing tachers. I will never forget this school

- submitted by a community member

August 02, 2013
A hidden gem in the San Fernando Valley. We are so fortunate to have teachers who really care. They all work very hard to reach EVERY child. The principal and administrators are first rate. Students at this little school are successful. The only way to explain it is that everyone is part of this award-winning team-- the kids, the staff members, and the parents.

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2012
all I can say is that this school is one of the best schools in the valley, my son atended from k-to 3rd he was accepted at SOCES which is a great school too, but Lemay i have so many memories the teachers are amazing specially Mr. G and Mrs Katz 3rd grate teacher who made my son to be a genius in Math all the staff I miss all of them.

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October 17, 2012
I have had children at this school for the last 5 years and each year the school gets better and better. Each teacher my children have had strives for nothing but excellence. My children have made great progress through their years. I always feel welcome at the school and the staff is always striving to do what they can to support the students and parents. I look forward to my youngest finishing her years at this school.

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October 16, 2012
My son just started Kindergarten here and he loves it. He's in Miss Estrada's class. She's a new teacher and I think she is doing wonderfully. The school has really good parent participation, and all the staff members interacting with the children seem very sweet. My son also goes to the creative kids after school program at the school. They help him with homework and reading and give him a snack. The only complaint I had about that program is that I wasn't notified there were limited spaces when my son started school, so he couldn't get into the program for a couple of weeks. Not easy for working parents. Sign up early. The new principal seems very committed and works very hard. The school also has a gigantic yard that is really well maintained and lots of fun murals all over every building.

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July 25, 2011
My son has been here since Kinder and will be in third grade this fall. We've had the great good fortune to have had the most amazing principal in Laurie Davis for the last two years. We will be losing her this fall and I can only hope with all my heart that her replacement can do all her good work justice. Her impact on our school communitee was priceless and she will be sorely missed.

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May 20, 2010
Great teachers ,,, disciplined . More learning experiences . Excellent parent participation

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September 29, 2009
My son has been going to Lemay for two years now, and I really love the teachers he has had. I feel so lucky that the local school happens to be a great school!

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no rating
September 16, 2009
We have a great little school with dedicated teachers and parents working together to help our children succeed.

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March 28, 2009
My son is in first grade at this excellent school. The teachers are excellent and the school atmosphere is terrific as well.

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December 02, 2008
Lemay has been a wonderful experience for my Kindergardener. It is a small school on a big campus (with trees and grass). It has outstanding kindergarden teachers and support staff. The kids that attend Lemay are polite and helpful. My child is learning a lot and having fun at the same time. In addition, they have a year round music program, P.E. program, and a state of the art computer lab. So far, it has been a wonderful experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 13, 2007
I am a parent of a 1st grader. I loved the small classes, 17 kids in my childs. A BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL, the teachers were consciencious and I really appreciated the parental course given by a grade level teacher on how to help my child to meet class objectives, complete homework and to what to expect for the whole school year at an early part of the school year. It got me more involved in the success of my child's academics. Expectations are set higher than normal LAUSD requirements, which the children seem to meet with good old fashion hard work. I applaud the school's efforts and for being a CA Distinguished School AND a BLUE RIBBON WINNER.

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2007
I believe that Lemay is a great school for any family with children in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade. They are treating the children in the older classes as though they are in a prison with no creative explaination for how to play together happily, how to succeed in social circles and how to successfuly navigate difficult social situations. The Teachers are very good in the lower grades but as the kids get older it seems as though the quality has totally slipped.

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2006
This is a great school! It has small classes, teachers who are committed to their students and families and has a beautiful campus. It is safe, my child plays after school on the playground with a wonderful and patient coach, or inside the brand new library. The school is clean and the staff are considerate when encouraging students to maintain their school with pride. It has many programs, events and opportunities for parents to become involved. I have been so impressed with the quality of instruction, art activities, the music program and the communication between the school and families. It is a nice place to send your child. We are very happy with our child's educational experiences so far at Lemay.

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August 22, 2005
The school staff are very involved in the children's learning. Our children have been attending since K, and are now in grades 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The school field trips are valuable learning experiences; the computer lab is high tech; there is a homework club; after school sports and activities with adult supervision; and fun programs throughout the school year. One drawback, however, is this school is not equipped to deal with children with ADHD and other social disorders. Therefore, they give the parents grief about their children's out of the ordinary habits or methods. Overall, we have had good experiences with the teachers and school adminsitrators, and this school has a high level of academic success for each student. They really stress learning and the environment is conducive to fun learning. There are music, sports, arts, dance, and cultural activities. Parents are invited to participate with students at any time.

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July 05, 2005
Lemay has been a great school. My daughter went to the Lemay Children's Center, attached to the school, from the time she was three years old until 2nd grade. When she started 1st grade, the aids would walk her over to the Elemenary school and then pick her up after. I am very thankful for this program. It helped her develop social skills early. She has just graduated 5th grade and will definately remember all of the good times at Lemay. She will be back in 2026 to see the time capsul opened! I highly recomend Lemay Street Elementary School. The teachers were great. The after-school coaches were very reliable and a good infuence. There is also a music program.

- submitted by a parent

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Lemay Street Elementary School
17520 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA  91406
(818) 343-4696
Last modified Lemay Street Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lemay Street Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top