Short Avenue Elementary School

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12814 Maxella Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90066

(310) 397-4234

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Grades: PK - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 400

Students Per Teacher: 22

Parent Reviews

67 Parent Reviews for Short Avenue Elementary School

I love this School. The teacher's here really care about you and your children. It is very multicultural and the office staff are very friendly and helpful. I have 2 children enrolled in the school and they both love it.

Posted by a parent on 09/03/14

We were new to Short Ave. this year. Our daughter was a first grader and didn't know anyone at this school. The wonderful principal Mrs. Paulos took the time to sit with her on the first days when tears were falling and made her feel loved and a since of belonging. Her teacher Mrs.Trapnell is an amazing ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/02/14

Short Avenue is a great school in a great community. The only reason this is not already one of the schools that people are waiting in line for is the largely unsubstantiated testing scandal that invalidated the school's API scores for two years in a row. The school has recovered, though, has a great ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/30/14

Just a few short years ago (no pun intended), parents in our neighborhood in Mar Vista had very scant options when it came to local elementary schools -- but Short has changed that. Due to an influx of committed parents joining forces with a core group of passionate and committed teachers and administrators, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/24/13

In researching schools from charter to private, I learned about a quiet little gem, right in my own back yard. I sent my son to the outstanding SLRDP preschool here, but had not truly considered it further until the following year when I was performing my due diligence. The thing that struck me most ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/09/13

A breeding ground of mediocrity. The extreme disorganization and jaded attitude of the administration is alarming. Since placing my child in a different educational situation, he has thrived. I am so relieved to witness the proof that my suspicions about this place were right. If your child has an ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/27/13

The Science Mania Fair this year (2013) was outstanding! Kids prepared rocket blasts, mold farms, salty water buoyance tests, checked plant growth in all imaginable conditions, checked the number of seeds in different types of apples, compared biometric parameters of hands, looked at DNA and 300 more ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/25/13

Excerpted from Dr. John Deasy's endorsement letter to prospective parents 4/5/2013: " I have walked through the classrooms of this school and observed examples of first rate-rate teaching where students are engaged and actively learning ... I could feel the strong sense of community in the school among ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/11/13

Del Rey families, as you're considering where to send your kids next year, don't overlook Short Avenue! Before you make a decision, visit the school. Meet the principal. Talk to the parents. Hear about how incredible and hard working our teachers are. Allow yourself to be surprised, rather than dismissing ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/04/13

THE most charming, nieghborhood school that is sure to ease your mind as your children learn in a nurtured atmosohere. This hidden gem of a school is wrapped in the arms of wonderful teachers eager to teach, proven by API scores of the same and higher magnitude of past years that were swept out from ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/08/12

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Test scores for Short Avenue Elementary School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Short Avenue 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 — Short Avenue Elementary School is located at 12814 Maxella Ave, Los Angeles CA 90066. 12814 Maxella Ave is in the 90066 ZIP code in Los Angeles, CA The school district for Short Avenue Elementary School is the Los Angeles Unified School District. Short Avenue Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 6.
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