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647 W Gardena Blvd

Gardena, CA 90247

(310) 324-6967

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 650

Students Per Teacher: 22

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9 Parent Reviews for Gardena Elementary School

I have had a wonderful experience at Gardena Elementary School as far as the education of my son. I know I can contact his teacher at any time if I have concerns. I parent my own child and I do not expect the teachers or staff to do so. Yes, there has been many changes in leadership but I believe the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/26/12

Had a horrible experience at this school. My son attended Gardena Elementary from Kindergarten through 3rd grade before I finally pulled him out and transferred him to a different local school. Kindergarten was great, but Mrs. Miyamura retired the following school year. He never made any improvement. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/13/12

I disagree with both parents. The teachers are very conscientious and hard working. The parent with the 5 and 6-year children should take responsibility for the fact that her son was responsible for more than half of what she described as "chaos" in the classroom.

Posted by a teacher on 10/16/11

I have 2 children that attend this school. The Kindergarten teacher is soft spoken and doesn't had command over her class. She gives 5 and 6 years too much responsibility. In my son's classroom, the teacher has absolutely no control over the class. I have never seen so much chaos in a 1st grade classroom. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/12/11

I could not agree more with the parent that said it a much better school when Mr. Romero was there. Unfortunately my child is only in 3rd grade so I still have 2 more years there. I'm disappointed with the way things are. I'll be happy when our days at Gardena Elementary are in the past. But on the brighter ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/24/09

This school has seen better days in its time. I have seen the difference in moral between the former principal, Mr. Romero, and the actual one, Ms. McCarthy. During Romero's time, the school was clean, everyone was on task, and scores were soaring. This new principal lacks people skills, does not ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/25/09

when mr. romero and mr drew were there this school was great. they taught us to how to enjoy learning and how to keep the school clean. now i've noticed that ever since ms. mcarthy is there the school has slipped. ms. mccathy has no control over the students. she never leaves her office. she doesnt encourage ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/10/08

The teachers are great, but that's about it. The office staff are rude and the principal has a closed-door policy. That school makes parents feel very unwelcome. If I could afford private school, I would pull my children out of there in a heart beat. I gave it two stars because I love my childrens teachers, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/12/08

gardena elementary school is a great place to educate your child. The staff are very friendly and helpful. It is a very comfortable atmosphere. The principal makes a point of calling each child by name.

Posted by a parent on 09/28/05

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Test Year: 2012
Gardena Elementary School
Los Angeles Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Gardena schools — Gardena Elementary School is located at 647 W Gardena Blvd, Gardena CA 90247. 647 W Gardena Blvd is in the 90247 ZIP code in Gardena, CA The school district for Gardena Elementary School is the Los Angeles Unified School District. Gardena Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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