Ivanhoe is doing the best it can with limited resources from LAUSD through aggressive fundraising. My child progressed academically at this school, made friends, and was truly part of a community. The staff are passionate about their jobs and seem highly qualified and effective. There were two aspects of the school that need improvement. First, the aggressive fundraising made us, the parents, uncomfortable. Our first correspondence from the school was about the “suggested donation” to attend, which was way over our budget. We were approached many times over the year about donating, even after we gave what we could. Second, my child’s classroom was extremely overcrowded. It was unclear how much personal attention my child received from the teachers, though the school did their best to staff the classroom with revenues from fundraising. My child still thrived, but this school might not be a good environment for children who need more one-on-one attention.