School Details

Leapwood Avenue Elementary School

19302 Leapwood Avenue, Carson, CA 90746
(310) 327-8245
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 304 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

44%
54%
56%
39%
57%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
40%
46%
51%
65%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
58%
65%
62%
70%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
53%
60%
56%
61%
65%
24%
51%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Leapwood Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Carson. The principal of Leapwood Avenue Elementary School is Camellia Hudley, whose e-mail is cdh0276@lausd.net. 304 students attend Leapwood Avenue Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 6% of the Leapwood Avenue Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 64% of the 304 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Leapwood Avenue Elementary School is 16:1. Towne Avenue Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 81% 11%
Asian 2% 4%
Hispanic 14% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 9%
Filipino 0.7% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 646343%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Unspecified 0% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 75%
Limited English proficiency 6% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Mrs. Cox has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages especially children. Her ability to connect with her students and her talent at teaching simple concepts as well as more advanced topics. Mrs Cox has excellent written and verbal communication skills She is extremely organized reliable and knowledgeable . Principal leadership quality teachers and great staff and supervision. Please visit Leapwood Elementary a wonderful school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Leapwood is so awesome I love it! The teachers are awesome my favorite is Mr. ratcliffe! There fights sometimes and usually they are pretty bad! But as a student I had only a few bad experiences. I have never regretted going to school. I miss that school so much and I would suggest it to anyone. But there is alot of bad language. In around 4th grade I didn't feel smart but in 5th I was one of the top students in my class. I had the best teacher ever!!!! His name was Mr.Ratcliffe. He made me feel so smart and I had so much confidence. Sadly he won't be back for 2013. But the one thing I do recommend bring your on lunches. The food is gross. And I want a new principle. The current one is not very good. One day some kid kept calling me names and I was NOT is the mood. I told her and she says"can't you see I'm talking you need to be respectful and wait". She is so annoying. And she talks to much and waste time. There is not exactly bullying but there is BAD name calling. There is also a lot of inappropriate language. I had a great experience at leap wood elementary. The school has it's flaws. Overall its a pretty good school and no doubt I would recommend it to anyone. I love it!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Towne Elementary My daughter is going to this school I am happy because teacher is good and have activities to keep kids busy and involved in school activities

  • (1 year ago)

    They say high school is the best four years of your life with college/university being your best experiences. While I m not arguing with that being now that I'm 22 looking back my five years attending Leadwood Elementary I can honestly say are some of my best school years and memories. Now that I m studying to become an elementary school teacher when I was told that in classroom volunteer hours were needed; I immediately remember my first grade teacher Mrs. Martin career day the activities that were held in the auditorium my old friends and classrooms and this school was my first chose to dedicate my time. As a child I loved waking up to go to school and now as a 22 year old woman I still have nothing but faun memories of my years at this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child attended Leapwood and had a GREAT experience I was and still is very happy with the school. I also volunteer. Parents Teachers and the Principal must all work together in a positive manner to accomplish what is needed.Test scores are increasing each year. Good things are happening at Leapwood Mrs. Hudley the Principal is dedicated and works very hard to make Leapwood the best school. Schools need more volunteers."Together we can achieve more"

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school. I would go there if I was a kid again. Don't just look at test scores. Look at how the teaching staff are working to educate the students.

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended Leapwood 20 years ago and wanted my children to have the same great experience there that I had; I was sadly mistaken. The principal has a horrible attitude bullying is allowed without consequence there is really no incentives for the children to excel. Mrs. Hearvey as well as Mrs. Brown Mrs. Cox and a few other teachers are an exception to the Leapwood staff; but overall this school is a sad representation of our community. My children have since been pulled out. I believe with a different leader the school and students would have a much better chance. THEY REALLY NEED TO LOOK INTO A NEW PRINCIPAL.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has gone downhill since my children started there a few years ago the principle attitude has changed for the worse and some of the teachers need to be relaced r realize they are teaching children not adults but they also have a handful of wonderful teachers Cox Benbow Brown Steward.Ratcliff if your child is lucky to get into there class it will be wonderful if not good luck. also it doesnt help the new offce aid can barely assit you.

  • (3 years ago)

    I don't know how this school is today but when my child attended they let him go home with the wrong person and when I asked the teacher where my four yaer old was she told me " I thought he went home with you." After switching him out of that teachers class the other teacher punished my four year old for coloring a duck blue by embarassing him in front of his peers and then taking his recess away. I hope this school has envovled since then I didn't wait around to find out.

  • (4 years ago)

    Not happy with the school anymore. A huge decline from when my oldest son attended 4-5 years ago. Some of the staff is still really great but overall there has been a huge decline. I don't know if this is because of the budget or what but its horrible. New school next year.

  • (5 years ago)

    I pulled my child out of Leapwood this year. Too much turmoil and chaos between staff teachers administration and parents! Most teachers aren't committed to the children just their union contract. Poor report card scores and test results because they aren't sticking to the business of TEACHING.

  • (5 years ago)

    We've had a very good experience with Leapwood. My kids enjoyed going to school and learning. The teachers and principal are dedicated and there are many school activities. I was glad that my kids had Ms. Martin Ms. Bacon Ms. Steward and Ms. Reveche. If your looking for a good school in Carson Leapwood is the school!

  • (6 years ago)

    Leapwood Elementary is a very good school. They have a great staff that put children's education first. My son has had the pleasure of being in Ms. Gilliam's class this year which to say the least she is an awesome teacher. She really cares for the children in her class and is very committed to ensuring they work to there full potential. I hope I have a great experience and teacher parent relationship next year when my son enters the third grade.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am highly impressed with Leapwood. My son loves going to school daily. The teachers staff and parents genuiunely care about the students. I feel like I am in a family setting. The school has a history of matriculating professional and community leaders. The children are well more than capable of excelling in high school college and life! They get an A+. Leapwood is truely a hidden gem in Carson!!

  • (7 years ago)

    We attended the 5th grade culmination ceremony at CSUDH this past June 2007 and it was a memorable event for our family. Leapwood is a good school and we feel that the students receive a quality education. There are many dedicated and hard-working teachers and the principal is very hands-on with the students. There is also a handful of active parents who get involved in various school functions however that is not enough. The school needs more parents to get involved in their child's education. The teachers and administration cannot do the job alone. With that said I hope that there will be more parent involvement next year. Leapwood's test scores are increasing every year--that's progress! Teachers can certainly focus more on their teaching and student achievement if they get more support from parents and guardians. Needless to say Leapwood can be a better school with more parent support and involvement!

  • (8 years ago)

    A teacher I met a few years ago recommended this school. Initially my husband and I were concerned about the test scores and Great Schools rating. However after meeting the administration and teachers and previewing the curriculum we were confident that Leapwood was the best choice for our kids. We are extremely pleased with the curriculum. The principal is great and her passion for Leapwood and its students are evident. As a volunteer I observe the principal locking the gates greeting staff children and parents (morning and afternoons) observing a classroom or attending a PTA meeting (day and evenings). The teachers are dedicated and most either grew up in Carson or attended Leapwood as a child. My husband and I learned that test scores are great indicators but it may not give you pure overall evaluation of the school. Keep up the good work Leapwood!

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm very happy with Leapwood Elementary School. Often times a school's test scores do not reflect the true essence of an academic program. The principal(Mrs. Hudley) and majority of the teachers (Mrs. Pollard Mrs. Steward Ms. Lincoln Ms. Gatewood and Ms. Mason- to name a few) really appear to care for the students and truly have the student's best interest at heart. The academic programs are innovative and geared for optimal learning. Initially I enrolled my kids in a highly respected private school. Soon there afterwards I met a few parents who advised me of how happy they were with Leapwood Elementary School's academic program. I gave Leapwood a chance and I'm very happy I did. Their program ranks right up there with many private school curriculums. Good luck Cornel S.

  • (9 years ago)

    I've been a Leapwood parent for over six years the past and I feel this school provides an very good learning environment. As my older son entered Pre-K I noted the commitment the staff has toward learning and for the children. My sons have learned so much at Leapwood. As a parent LAUSD is fortunate to have teachers as Mrs. Pollard Mrs. Lincoln Mrs. McKay Ms. DeAugustine Ms. Cox Ms. Gilliam Mrs. Martin-- countless others. The admin staff especially Mrs. Hudley Ms. Mason Mrs. Ursula Martin -- you're the best. When my husband and I joined the PTO we noticed that there was little parent involvement but the few were very dedicated. So it seems that even for the last five years it's usually the same group of parents who are involved. We need more parent involvement and support at Leapwood.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great school. The teachers go above and beyond. The staff is excellent as well.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers are what really keeps this school going. Ms. Lincoln is one of my favorite teachers at Leapwood. I've also had Mrs. Hollowell as a teacher (of my child) she's really good as well. Parent Involvement is below average. It seems to me that for whatever reason the majority of the parents aren't proactive in the 'parent / teacher relationship' or in supporting the teachers in the classroom. It is unfortunate for the school and the children. I give 110% of my support. I regularly volunteer in the classrooms. I'm active on the governance council and have been in the past. I'd pick up all of the lacking support not given by parents if it were physically possible. My love for my children and my desire to be involved in every aspect of their lives including education is my motivation to staying involved and remaining visible in their school.

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