Betty Plasencia Elementary School

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1321 Cortez St

Los Angeles, CA 90026

(213) 250-7450

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 1,000

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

13 Parent Reviews for Betty Plasencia Elementary School

My daughter is in 2nd grade on the magnet program. She loves her teacher ms. Vela and her after school coach eneida. The magnet program is very well managed by the parents that help the teacher out with activities, announcements, organizing events and helping those Full time working parents to be involved ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/18/14

I graduated in 1986 best school ever. had awsome teachers and great princaples and a great orchestra teacher Mr Arskawa..teachers cared about your future glad to see its a magnet school..

Posted by a other on 10/16/12

I myself attended this school over 30 years ago and was excited for my children to attend Plasencia. Fortunately their teachers have been amazing. This and their art programs are the highlight. Unfortunately the administration aspect has been disappointing and the safety of the school has been questionable ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/10/10

Ms. Vela- a person who loves to teach, and fosters respect and excitement in the kids.

Posted by a parent on 04/22/10

It is a school within a school in a city which is in a deficit in a state that is essentially bankrupt that is taking on the challenges of a divergent student body with pride and determination.

Posted by a parent on 10/29/09

Ive had 2 daughters attend this school since Pre-K, one graduated a few yrs agom the 2nd one is in the 4th grade. Yes, the violence has gone up around there and unfortunately, there has been a lot of lack of communication within the school, but education wise, its great. They have activities after school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/02/09

this school was unsadisfactory for my child. I beived that the school needed to be more intergrated. As for the teachingit was ok in the younger years but got worse as time went on (4&5) know your kid if you want to send them to a school like that. The magnet was o.k.but the regular school and after ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/31/08

This school is geared more to the latino community. Many teachers only speak Spanish and the office workers often are speaking this language as well. They have lots of activities like Boy Scouts and arts festival, but could not find girl scout cookies anywhere.

Posted by a parent on 06/21/08

My sons are in first and third grade today and so far I can't complain about this school. This is a great school. It has so many programs to help each child. There's alot of afterschool activities and I love the festival of Arts. My children's grades are great and I have respect for every teacher they ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/05/07

Although we keep hearing about low test scores throughout the state, I know that the teachers at Plasencia are committed to the education of their students. They provide structure and a safe learning environment in a place where structure is variable and safety is questionable. The kids in our community ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 08/21/07

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Test scores for Betty Plasencia Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Betty Plasencia 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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Los Angeles schools — Betty Plasencia Elementary School is located at 1321 Cortez St, Los Angeles CA 90026. 1321 Cortez St is in the 90026 ZIP code in Los Angeles, CA The school district for Betty Plasencia Elementary School is the Los Angeles Unified School District. Betty Plasencia Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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