"School for Advanced Studies Program"
Students enrolled 400
Hours 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM
School leader Cynthia Hernandez Morrison
Transportation options Yes
District Los Angeles Unified School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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23350 Justice Street
West Hills, CA 91304

(818) 346-4388
(818) 346-4649
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Map of Justice Street Elementary address.

4 stars
Based on 56 ratings

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November 21, 2014
The administration at this facility is NON RESPONSIVE and gives great lip service to parents when it comes to dealing with bulling incidents of it students, but fails to take any real action as to guaranteeing the safety of its students. I WOULD AVOID THIS SCHOOL

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2014
4 years ago this school was amazing, they had a leader with experience and truly cared about her students well-being. Unfortunately their leader now is 1. never on campus to deal with stuff, unorganized and appears to show fake compassion. It is very frustrating when dealing with unorganized upper administration. There is a great deal of bullying that takes place on this campus, and is addressed in a unresolved fashion. There are very few repercussions when not doing right at this school, which I am unsure how this teaches the children right from wrong. I am giving the school 3 stars, because they do have some AMAZING teachers that really do care about the children and their futures. If i was starting out the process and going to have a 6 year journey with Justice all over again , I would seriously reconsider!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2014
I am in my fifth year at this school and have seen a lot of the changes and been an active participant in our community. I'm not sure what the crazy ups and downs are that are being reported and I have volunteered on the yard and do not think that there is an unusual amount of bullying. Happy kids having a full childhood is what I have seen and experienced. Parents that go to PTA events and volunteer in the class know that this is a great school and I am thrilled to have got in on the lottery five years ago. Even though we moved we are still attended Justice and we fully support this excellent public school!

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2013
Our school Is Justice Street Academy Charter and in our opinion is is the best elementary school in the area. The principal is compassionate to the students needs and always tries to communicate with the parents in a positive way. The teachers are simply the best ever, teaching, smiling and giving the children exactley what they need and want. The campus is really safe and controlled. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member
August 14, 2013
I have had both my kids enrolled at Justice since the past 4yrs, and have come to a conclusion that it is a good school, but needs some improvements. They definitely need to get someone to clear up the dropping/picking up section. There are so many inconsiderate parents whom think they can just park at that zone just because. It not only put their children in a danger spot, but also put other children and drivers in a danger spot. The office staff is always cheerful and polite, and lets not forget our janitor's. This guys are great, and humble men-always smiling no matter rain, or sunshine. I have not met the Principle and don't care to either, because as I've heard she is not the best person to have a conversation with. I have not seen much of her neither have seen her do much either, and that shows what kind of Principle we have. That being said I think I gave my review of my kids school.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2013
This school was absolutely horrible. The principle doesn't know what she is doing. Both of my kids were mistreated and when I had to bring it up to the principle I was told that their school was really good with really great students. If that was so true, then why was my son being bullied? He was made fun of every day and we are still dealing with the repercussions of the things that were said to me. We also had problems with both teachers, they were unsupportive and unwilling to help much. My son also came home saying his teacher would yell at him and others in the class. He literally became afraid to go to school. This was such a horrible experience I made my family move just so I could be able to put my kids in a new school. This school showed me exactly why LAUSD has such a horrible reputation! So disappointed!

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2013
My child goes to this school and has been a witness the continued verbal browbeating of her teacher by the new principal. She explained that the teacher is unable to get the principal to back them when it comes to the misbehavior of certain problem children, and for this, they are repeatedly spoken down to in front of the children. One instance was heard from across the schoolyard. I agree that this new principal has no idea what she is doing, or for that matter what her behavior is teaching our children. If she doesn't respect the teachers, why should the children?

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2013
My children have gone to this school for several years. Initially I chose this school because I thought it would be better than the norm; quiet area, smaller school, etc. Although the teachers here ARE amazing, I agree that the new principal is clueless & unexperienced. After this last year under her supervision this is no longer an admirable school. Not only is there a huge bullying problem, (which includes their aggressive parents/older siblings who are allowed on campus unsupervised to add to the bullying)....yes there's bullying by adults too!!, there is also a big theft problem, anything and everything gets taken. The principal has shown to have an ostrich syndrome when it comes confronting any issues other than the school budget & fundraising. She literally hides from anything else. This has become a place I don't feal comfortable leaving my child, and seeing that my daughter is ASKING to change schools I think I will be doing so.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2013
Be careful when reading on this website. Anyone can post anything and its not necessarily the truth. Our school is moving in a very positive direction. Our primary goal is what's in the best interest of kids and we are striving toward common goals

- submitted by a teacher
June 01, 2013
As the school year draws to a close, I wanted to take an opportunity to thank you and your team for continuing to make Justice a School to be proud of. We have found Justice a school that allows the students to grow, learn and have fun, and it is that mixture which defines a childhood experience that the students will recall for a lifetime. I recognize that the administration of a school is no easy task as you navigate state test requirements, budget restraints and rising class sizes, yet I recognize your jobs as one of the most critical responsibilities, as each and every team member establishes the very foundation for 100 s of precious students. While your team focuses on education it is clear that the school recognizes the important balance of academics, technology, and play, all of which giving children a journey which is rewarding, exciting and memorable.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2013
We all take time to communicate when an issue arises, yet few take the time to acknowledge the incredible success stories against multiple challenges. My son has had an wonderful journey at Justice, and from Kindergarten through his current 4th grade the experience has been outstanding. Ms. Benedict, Mr. Wright, Ms. Budd, Ms. Jeager, and Ms. Richards, have all built an outstanding foundation for our son and for this we are grateful. Each educator has taken the time and made the sacrifices to mentor my son, share with us valued and appreciated feedback, and provide a positive and fun learning environment which we and our son cherish.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2013
I have expressed over the years our appreciation to the individual educators, yet wanted to share with you our appreciation of the Justice team, and the valued and appreciated experience your team has created for our son. As a graduate of Justice in 1972, I am proud of the commitment and dedication your team has made to the children of Justice and for creating a learning environment that has benefited the children in our community. I believe that our very future rests with the ideas, values, and experiences gained in the critical elementary school years, and it is the outstanding commitments made day in and day out in the classrooms of Justice that plant the seeds of success for the children in our community. The greatest reward in life is to make a positive difference in the life s of others, and the Justice team makes a difference every day. They make the children of our community their priority, and their efforts are cherished and appreciated! Sincerest Thanks

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2013
I have expressed over the years our appreciation to the individual educators, yet wanted to share with you our appreciation of the Justice team, and the valued and appreciated experience your team has created for our son. As a graduate of Justice in 1972, I am proud of the commitment and dedication your team has made to the children of Justice and for creating a learning environment that has benefited the children in our community. I believe that our very future rests with the ideas, values, and experiences gained in the critical elementary school years, and it is the outstanding commitments made day in and day out in the classrooms of Justice that plant the seeds of success for the children in our community. The greatest reward in life is to make a positive difference in the life s of others, and the Justice team makes a difference every day. They make the children of our community their priority, and their efforts are cherished and appreciated! Sincerest Thanks

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
Raising my kids here has been a pleasure. Really excellent public school for our family and we appreciate all the staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2013
This school has gone downhill,we feel sorry for the children that continue going to Justice. With all the other choices of schools nearby, we have chosen to use them for our childrens education.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2013
This school has brought many wonderful memories to my family. I am grateful that the teachers, principal, and PTA believe in collaboration. We are problem solvers and work hard to do what's in the best interest of children. Justice is a small school community where people know who my child is and where I feel he is getting a stellar education. Thank you to all of the positive people that belong to our school community!

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2013
If your interested in this school for your children,let us advise you somethings.This school has become a charter school for and its for the worse.Do some research and compair this school to Pommelo School,compair the websites first.Just like the school its NIGHT and DAY.Infact compair this school to any in Simi Valley first.Some teachers are great and then you have the other ones.The leader of this school is dizzy,first year as Principal and we all hope the last one!Droping your kids off for school in the mornngs and picking them up is a nightmare alone.No safety areas.Parents drop kids off across the street and shove them across the street,others block the streets with NO respect of others. Our tip is dont use this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2012
Justice was a good school and since we got a new principal it is AWESOME! Yes finally this principal put a stop to those overcontrolling moms.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2012
I couldn't be happier for having my two children attending this school. Mrs. Villela (kindergarten), Mrs. Ianiro (2nd.grade) and Mrs. Plodinec (1st. grade) are awesome!!!.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2012
Justice Street School is a wonderful school and I have always been pleased with the teachers, staff, and administrators, however, the new leadership seems to really have changed the feel of the school. Every year I have been blessed with hard working teachers striving to provide lessons which are interesting and they have always been there to address any concerns I've had. I believe they are not bothered by change and most are excited to find new ways to improve the school, yet, this year the "family" feeling just isn't there and it's a direct reflection coming from the leadership or lack of. I hope the teachers will continue to make this school the best they can, even without the support of their new principal. It takes a"village" and I don't think the "chief" realizes this yet,,

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2012
Unfortunately I have to give this school an unsatisfactory. It was a great school, however with the new administration there has been many changes that are not in the best interest for our children. Most of the teachers are ready for retirement and are not capable of giving our children the education they deserve.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2012
This was an excellent school. I do believe that change is good and it takes time to adjust. The principal seems overwhelmed and not ready to take on the challenge of being a great principal and giving the children what they deserve.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2012
Justice is such a great community! I am so happy with our decision to send our son to this school. The best thing about the school is the community/family feeling between the staff, students and parents. Being a smaller school has been an advantage for us and our son to feel comfortable. People already know our names. At our previous school, it was so large that we felt unknown and unappreciated. There have been many parents available to help us through all the questions and concerns of the last few weeks. It's had its ups and downs, but I know that's part of starting a new school and a new year. It's been great seeing the principal around campus and in the classrooms. At our previous school, we barely saw the principal and I doubt many of the kids even knew who she was. My son is so happy each day when I pick him up and he's making friends with some really nice kids. Here's to a great year ahead!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2012
I've been a parent at the school for 5 years and it has been great to see how we've grown as a community. There have been so many changes lately - California Distinguished School honor, becoming a community-run affiliated charter, a new principal and vice principal. These are all great steps for our school. With all the changes happening at once, it's been rough at times, but I wish parents would give people a chance to figure things out and get settled with the myriad of decisions and requests and fires that come with the start of a new school year. No school is perfect, but what Justice offers is incredibly special. A family. We may not always agree or get along...but we must work together for what's best for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2012
So happy we switched to this school. Love the small community and attentive teachers and parents. Couldn't get away from that other school down the street fast enough. I don't know why people automatically thing the bigger school is the better school. Go with this "hidden gem of the valley!"

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2012
CHANGE IS GOOD, PEOPLE...just give it a chance. just because not everything is done the same way we used to do it doesn't make it bad. it's just different. uh...change has a learning curve and we have to have time to adjust. if you're so concerned, GET INVOLVED. be proactive and positive. help out. be part of the things that make us great.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2012
Sadly I would have given this school 4 stars before the new principal started this year. There are great parents and kids at Justice but the new leader seems to be really lost and overwhelmed. It seems obvious that this is the first time she has been a principal as she is taking hard lines on some things and yet missing some of the big issues that she needs to take a stand on. With her as a leader your child's best interest will not come first as her ego and exercising her new power seems to be most important to her. Some people are great with kids and others are just ok- she is unfortunately in the last category as one of those people who should not be working with kids or having power to make life changing decisions for them. Justice's hard earned good reputation is going to go down hill very, very fast with her leading the way.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2012
Thank you, Justice! If you have a child with special needs who benefits best from a gen ed setting, this is just the right place! Siince kindergarten, my son has been cared for, challenged and given every opportunity as his classmates. The APs, RSPs, teachers and staff have helped our family navigate the IEP process in such a comprehensive way, taking into consideration not only his academic needs but also his social development and emotional well being. In addition to the services and support from the school and district (and a whole lot of patience!), his teachers and aides have been extremely receptive to implementing or supporting any therapies or behavior mod plans we were working on at home. With a united force at Justice, our son has made leaps and bounds and you wouldn't even neccesarily know he has a disability now. Now that he has started 5th gr, we've changed his aide, given him much more responsibility, and he is succeeding better than we ever imagined. I am extremely confident that he'll be ready for middle school and owe so much of his success to the fabulous teamwork and community at Justice. We're lookin forward to a fabulous final year together!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2012
I believe with all of the new changes here at Justice Street with becoming a charter school getting a new Principal and Vice Principal that the first day was hectic with parents not liking what teachers were given to their kids. I think we need to give them both time to get to know the kids and parents. If yesterday was my first day in that office I would have wanted to run. This is my 6th year at Justice Street and would recommend it to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2010
Wonderful teachers and other staff. Helpful & friendly parents and students. Increased API score. An all around great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
The best part about Justice is it's wonderful kids and families. Along with a phenomenal PTA board, who's always ready to help and show their Jagar Pride. The teachers are loving and fun and the staff always greets me with a smile. Love Justice!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Wonderful teachers! High involvement of parents for fundraising and school improvement.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
It is a very close community of people.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
Fantastic school. Majority of parents are very involved, teachers are great and the kids are happy. I, myself, donate a lot of my own personal time and I truly enjoy myself and the great people I meet/have met at Justice.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
This is an awesome school with great teachers and wonderful parent participation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
I have 2 kids at Justice and I love what fun activites the school does for the kids. Even with the cut backs the school is tring there best to keep the kids happy and the parents are there to support the kids and the teachers. We could really use the money to help out the school to make it even better for those kids just starting elementry school

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Because of the strong PTA presence and the caring teachers who always puts the kid's needs first. Well, there is the fact that the school is immaculately clean and has diverse students...

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Excellent school! Teachers who care. Great staff and a VERY involved PTA. My kids love the school too!! Justice is not a Title 1 school and with all the cutbacks the kids are the ones suffering. The school really needs the money!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Great school, great parent involvement. A principal who really cares and does the best she can we what she is given.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Nice LAUSD school, tucked away in a good neighborhood. Strong PTA with alot of fundraisers, which brings Art, Computer Lab, etc. to the school. Most parents are very involved. Overall good teachers too.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
The teachers are great, the parents are involved, the staff cares about the best education for our children and the students are funny, kind and willing to learn

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
The school has great teachers and caring staff. The parents are very involved and make the school a fun place to learn!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 24, 2010
I love what our great niece and nephew are learning and how they are growing into very special people with the guidance the school is offering along with their parents and who they are to begin.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
The teachers and staff work so hard and make every day a meaningful experience for our kids. The parents are very involved and help make this school so wonderful for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
This school is a tremendous gift to the community. I am not a parent, but a proud supporter of children who do attend. The parents are engaged, involved, and enthusiastic about helping their children and other children receive the best possible education. I have always been impressed with the level of commitment by the parents. The community is actively involved too. These kids are truly blessed to be a part of the Justice Street Family! The money would be a great help in continuing the many projects that the school undertakes each year. Go Justice Street!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
All the staff are brilliant and totally commited to the kids welfare

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
The teachers, staff and especially the principal are very caring and dedicated to their students and the student's parents. They continually strive to make the student's education the most valuable experience, especially given the financial confines under which they are placed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
It's everything an elementary school should be...a caring, nurturing and stimulating learning environment. From the teachers and staff to the wonderful parent volunteers, our children are getting the best of everything!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
The staff and parents together make a great school and Justice has always worked together to be the best

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
A majority of the teachers are fantastic. The principal is a wonderful lady. The PTA is highly parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
The parent participation and dedication are excellent and the teachers are top notch

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
The teachers are very dedicated to our children's education. PTA is very strong here. Parents are very involved and they work well with staff & teachers to ensure our children's objectives are met despite of the state budget cuts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
The parents, teachers and students are devoted to making our community a better place to live. The parents work hard to give us the resources needed to enrich our students. The teachers work hard and are commited to the students as individuals. The students are sweet and caring young people. The rest of the staff work very hard to support the programs at Justice. It is a gem of a school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 29, 2009
A small community school, in a large school district. Parents, teachers and students are all working to make the school a super place.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
It has a lovely small school atmosphere in the middle of a big city. There is great cooperation amongst the staff.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 28, 2009
Justice is a wonderful school and really goes above and beyond for their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
Wonderful, caring teachers and staff, the best PTA ever- great school

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
Justice St. is the best, Teachers are great and the PTA is always very helpful. We have a wonderful Principal & assistant Principal too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
4 of my children have attended Justice over a 11 year period, Fabulous Teachers, high test scores, Great Principal and office staff, caring and dedicated to our children's needs. Love the location!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
JUSTICE ST SCHOOL IS A GREAT SCHOOL!!!Fabulous Faculty and Staff. Very dedicated and hardworking PTA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Justice st is a wonderful school!!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
My child has been attending Justice for several years and has the best experience with teachers. The teachers really put forth effort towards the kids education. As for the PTA and the safety of the children, it is absolutely ridiculous! The PTA are mothers who are unappreciative and do nothing but gossip about everyone, even those parents who do help them. The administration is horrible at addressing health issues and don't want to be bothered with it; such as lice. I would personally avoid school at all cost!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
My child has been a student at this school for 4 years now and we've been very happy with the education she has received. The PTA is very involved and thanks to them the school has been able to keep a lot of programs that had been taken away by all the budget cuts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I have two kids at Justice. We love this school. They have great parent involvement and good teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Amazing teachers and a school full of involved and caring parents!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
JSS has a great faculty and staff that cares about the children. The PTA and parent involvement is strong and is instrumental in bringing programs like art, physical ed, music and even instructional aides to the school. Justice Street school is a family. If it takes a village to raise a child, JSS is a great village to belong to.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
It has the most amazing teachers, that really teach the students and will make a lasting impression on some of these kids as they become adults. The PTA does a tremoundous job to get money for the school since we a small school and we get very little funding from the LAUSD. Still throughout all of this we have one of the highest API test scores. We are at the top of the scoring list, we stand at 125 out of 586 schools in the district. We are the 8th school out of 25 nearby schools for the API test scores

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I have had my son at 2 different schools before this one (due to us moving) and from what I've seen, this is such a great school because of the parent involvement and the PTA is awesome!!! I feel like we're part of a 'family' not just a school!!!My 2 kids have had great teachers and I love the Principal and the staff!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The best kids, the best teachers and staff, and the best parents anywhere!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
At Justice Street you will find a caring, hard working staff for a diverse population of students. My kids received a great education from teachers that really care. The PTA and community also work hard to make this school fun and successful.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Great teachers, administrators and an active PTSA that has all student's well being in mind.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
First off, they have an amazing PTA! There is a LOT of parent involvement! The teachers are A+. I have been a part of Justice St. since I was a student there (36 years ago). All of my siblings and both my children are/were students there. I actually live very close to another elementary school, which is a "Magnet" school and VERY highly rated, AND very difficult to get your child into unless it's your home school or you're on a VERRYYY long wait list. My son is learning so much at Justice St. and is very happy. I am constantly questioned as to why I am not sending my child to my home school. My reply is simply, "There is no way I will take my child out of Justice St. because to me, Justice is The Best School"!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 27, 2008
Great School.. Great Teachers.. Great PTA. Great Administrators. Have been very happy with Justice.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2008
This is an excellent school. I've found the principal to be a very approachable and understanding woman with an absolute dedication to the students. The administrative staff, as well, have been wonderful. I have two children who are going on their third year at Justice (twins). There are the obvious personality ups and downs that every parent experiences with teachers and staff. I personally don't appreciate two of the teachers and so what? I absolutely love the rest of them! It's all a matter of perspective. No matter what, it comes down to parent involvement and at Justice, our involvement is high. The PTA is second to none. They work tirelessly to benefit all of our children. At no time have I seen favoritism for the child of a PTA member. There are certainly things I would like to change, for the most part though (97%), Justice excels.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
Justice teachers truly care about the students. This is my second year at Justice and we're 2 for 2 so far. Additionally, the PTA is tireless in its' pursuit of making sure that budget cuts aren't felt at Justice.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 20, 2008
I feel Justice Street School is a great school. I believe all the LA Unified schools need help. The one thing that Justice needs to get together is the way they place the children in their classes. They want parents to feel like all their teachers are great which most of them are but why do they have all the PTA's mom kids in one class year after year and the teacher is known as the 'favorite'. I personally have been happy with the teachers my children have had. There seems to be politics going on here and they should really try to stop it. The PTA is great the adminstrators are helpful despite what some people have said. All in all I feel this is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 01, 2007
We have been part of the Justice Street School family for 4 years. The teachers are exceptional and I believe they have done an excellent job placing our child with teachers that helped her grow academically and personally. Jill Frieze is doing a great job adjusting to filling a role of someone who most families held high on a pedestal. I do agree that the administrative office staff are not the most service oriented. The PTA does so much work to improve the educational experience of our children. They are clicky, but I they get a lot done.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2007
I consider Justice elementary school is an average school. I agreed with the other parent who did mention about the administration. Those people there are awfully unhelpful. Some teachers are not very respectful and moral to the parent. They can move your child away to other class without giving you a formal informed letter in advance. And most of all the principal is not reliable either. It only works out great if you are member of PTA. Other wise, they treat you as alienated. I did make a good decision pull my child out after one kindergarten year at Justice.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2007
This school is generally very good, with the exception of two areas. If you have a problem, forget about getting help from the administration. They prefer to bury their heads in the sand instead of addressing issues. The PTA is a clique who schedule meetings mid-morning when working parents can't attend. Having said that, those moms seem to work very hard for the benefit of the school with the net result being a positive impact on students.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2006
Justice is a good, solid elementary school. The teachers my children have had have been experienced and hard working. My children are in GATE (SAS) classes and there is plenty of enrichment embedded in the curriculum. The PTA has its ups and downs from year to year, like most public schools. The principal is sincere and becoming stronger each year. My two children love Justice and we are very satisfied.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2006
I have had at least one child attending Justice for the last ten years. While the school has suffered some with the retirement of Principal Shaffer, there remains a core of experienced, passionate, dedicated teachers who make this a great place to go to school. The active and ever present PTA supplies the school with many things that cash strapped LAUSD won't, such as new computers, a computer lab, aides and enrichement programs.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
We have been part of Justice for 8 years. We were always very satisfied with the staff until the old Principal, Mr. Schaffer retired. The new principal and various staff changes have made it an average school. I agree with the other parent regarding the non-existent GATE program. Intelligent kids suffer and kids that need help aren't getting it unless the parents really fight for them. The PTA isn't very welcoming either anymore. I hope future parents can bring it back to the way it was.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2006
Justice has a lot of good to recommend it: nice, safe playground with new equipment, new library, many good teachers, and very involved parents. The PTA is click-y and if you're not 'in' with them you can feel alienated. Many of the teachers are stellar, it's well worth it to search them out. The extracurricular activities is basically the play yard, but there is a coach and plenty of activities. The kids all seem pretty happy.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2005
My daughter had a wonderful teacher for two years that she went there and even wonderful subs ! I think the level of partent involvement is great as well. She liked it there and had many friends. There was however some problem kids in her classes which caused distractions for the entire class, which were not really dealt with to my satisfaction.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
Many of the reviews of Justice are old and do not reflect the current atmosphere. We got a new principal in 2003 (2005-2006 will be her 3rd year). Over the past two years, Justice has lost many long-time parents, many of whom had come to Justice on permit or Open Enrollment, or who had other children attend the school over the years. The school has lost many neighborhood children as well. The decline in the school is evidenced by a drop in their 2005 standardized test scores. The administration fails to follow through on children with discipline problems. The principal has all but dismantled the GATE program (for gifted children). It has also failed to meet the needs of many children with IEPs. Justice is no longer the gem it used to be. Most of the teachers are good, but I can't wait to leave. One more year.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
September 11, 2004
Excellent school! My child has learned so much and is really excited about being in school-that is very important to me. We love Justice!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2003
A wonderful school. Creative teachers, positive staff & a wow PTA working together making Justice the school it is! We wouldn't go anywhere else! Still to come: Wonder of Reading Library (4/03) & new playground equipement.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2003
Justice is the most wonderful school in the district. It has the most dedicated teachers I have ever met. The entire staff is it be commended for their hard work. A diamond in the rough!

- submitted by a parent
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Justice Street Elementary
23350 Justice Street, West Hills, CA  91304
(818) 346-4388
Last modified Justice Street Elementary is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Justice Street Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 91 reviews. Top