School Details

Andasol Avenue Elementary School

10126 Encino Avenue, Northridge, CA 91325
(818) 349-8631
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 450 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

73%
54%
56%
75%
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

48%
40%
46%
75%
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

67%
58%
65%
79%
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

81%
53%
60%
88%
61%
65%
73%
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

Andasol Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Andasol Avenue Elementary School is Charleen Curry and can be contacted at ccurry@lausd.net. 450 children attend Andasol Avenue Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Filipino. 17% of the Andasol Avenue Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 63% of the 450 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Andasol Avenue Elementary School is 18:1. Casa Montessori is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 11%
Hispanic 45% 73%
Filipino 4% 2%
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 25% 9%
Asian 17% 4%
Unspecified 1% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 75%
Limited English proficiency 17% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    My son is now in 2nd grade but has attended this school since kindergarten and while I'm not very much impressed with the school itself I have to say that he has been blessed to have some AMAZING teachers. His kindergarten teacher ms Kirpatrick was awesome. Al though he came in the middle of the school year to her classroom she really did a great job at welcoming him and making him feel comfortable & working him right into the class. She always let me know if there was anything wrong or anything he needed to work on which I appreciated. His 1st grade teacher was Mr. Childs & at first I thought he would be too nice of a teacher to keep my energetic son and I'm sure the rest of the class under control but he turned out to be wonderful. My son loves him & he always let me know when there was a concern or issue or even if my son missed a single hw assignment. He was on it!!! Overall my son has already shown that he can be taught at a level above the normal curriculum through his high test scores so I do wish they had a class for advanced students at this school. If it weren't for teachers like the two I named above this school in my opinion would have nothing to offer my child.

  • (10 months ago)

    My son is in k in miss Taschyan class and I could not have asked for a better teacher. She is truly gifted and one can tell by the care passion and professionalism she dedicates to each of her students. I can only hope that the school recognizes her for her quality teacher she is and gives her all the opportunities to grow in her profession so many other children can benefit from her talent. Thank you miss Anna Taschyan you have made a big difference in my son's life!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is great. teachers are very caring. and quality of education has been great.

  • (1 year ago)

    Make sure your child isn't lagging behind. Ask them if there is anything that they are having a hard time learning. Don't just leave it up to the teacher all year. Good school. Would recommend it for anybody but bullys.

  • (1 year ago)

    Andasol has an excellent pre-K program. Teacher Tina is very nice to the kids and teaches them a lot...I even think she teaches more than Kindergarten. My daughter has so much fun in her class and is willing to go to school everyday. Great job teacher Tina. The only concern is the PTA and funding. parents are not so involved or do not contribute much...so the classroom projects are affected. Teachers are great too. They even use their own resources/money for the classroom projects. I would say it is a wonderful school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very pleased with this school. My children are attending Andasol because I work nearby and Andasol offers after school programs which allow me to pick up my children after work. My youngest daughter is in Creative Kids Club and my oldest daughter goes to homework club and after school playground. My children are happy here.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has been attending Andasol since the 1st grade I have to say great school and I am not just saying that because he is attending he loves it over all

  • (1 year ago)

    This review is based on my observations of the school as a member of the community. I live in the neighborhood and often walk with my kids past Andasol. I have witnessed adults (not clear whether they were teachers or aides) yelling at very young kids. This adult was unable to control the kids and was raising her voice and speaking disrespectfully to the kids to the point that it was upsetting for my son.

  • (2 years ago)

    2 out of 3 K-teachers use screaming/yelling voice 75% of the time as means to communicate. Mrs. Burke is a wonderful teacher at heart however she doesn't seem to respect students' confidentiality. Discussions about their challenges/confidential matters are carried out undesirably openly & loudly which makes even un-involved parents uncomfortable and kids are let down or humiliated even when their issues are age appropriate. She doesn't allow kids to run/chase/scream out of excitement during recess on the play yard which I believe is the most effective way for them to exert their energy so they can concentrate better for classroom activities. Mrs. Kim yells constantly in her classroom. As adults we must model for kids the manners that we want them to display. 6-hours long K-program requires kids to sit too long 30-45 minutes. Most kids loose attention/interests after 10 min which is perfectly age appropriate. Both of these teachers don't seem to open to alternatives letting kids dance/jump/run/stretch a lap around the yard; or just changing up the lessons orders. Instead yelling/screaming/scolding/threatening/punishing are used to make kids sit through carpet sessions.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is attending the PSI program with Mr.Long. My son been in school for almost 6 month and i can see alot of progress.I was very impressed and the teacher is very qualied and makes alot of activities in the classroom. I really appreciate your great effort Mr.Long and his assitance for there great effort with my son.

  • (2 years ago)

    Amazing school... exceptional teaching strategies that work wonders with kids. The teachers have the knowledge support and abilities to be able to keep all their students at a level of learning that is just superb. Students with difficulties in learning are made sure they get what they need the extra time and effort is there! No one wants to leave this caring and warm school where PTO is very strong welcoming and friendly. Always thinking what is the best for the kids and staff in the school. Love the "bonding and friendships" in the entire school. Highly recommend to everyone!

  • (3 years ago)

    We have our son in psi with Mr Long he is a excellent teacher and a good person they fill all the time in class with a lot of activities and they have with his assistan Lou a very good structure for the whole time of the kids expend in the schooll. Im very happy with the progress of my little boy and with all the staff of the school. Thanks everybody for a great job.

  • (3 years ago)

    I was involved in PTA for 4 years. They Always reported what was made from fundraising at their monthly (or sometimes bimonthly) meetings. Of course only a handful of parents ever attended the PTA meetings so it isn't surprising that in the previous review the parent stated that they never reported their finances it is part of the bi-laws of PTA. Yet I agree wholeheartedly about the principal's review. She makes decisions that are not in the best interest of student learning. And even if parents raise funds for the school she does not allow the parents to decide where the funds will be used. With regards to teaching while there are some bad lemons (see film Waiting for Superman) there are some true gems at Andasol. If you are an involved parent you WILL know who the good and bad teachers are. Andasol has a very diverse student body and yet students' scores continue to slowly climb. This in part is due to the great teaching. This school is a good school in spite of the principal.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child has been to this school since 2007. At first I believed in everything this school stood for but now after nearly 4 years I wish I could have put her in another school. The principal pockets all the $ from funding and pta and never gives the info on what is made and spent. plenty of parent would love to speak up about this and the rude teachers but none will out of fear of what the principal will do to your child. Beware this is not the school that you think it is home school would be a better option. It is sad

  • (3 years ago)

    if you want teachers that dont care about the kids and are rude to you this is the perfect school. your better off home schooling.

  • (4 years ago)

    I transfer my kids from their home school about 2 years ago. It was the best decision ever!!! Both of my kids love it!! My son is in the Special Ed program and they have been a great help to me and my son!!!! He has improve tremendosly and he feels more confident of him self now. My other is in the Gifted program she is very happy!! Andasol teachers and staff have been wonder with us!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Andasol Elementary is the school I went to before I moved. I really loved the activities we used to do; I can never forget the Mosquito Bus. Second grade was is and always will be my favorite year in all the schools. I now carry the school motto in my heart 3 years after I left Respect responsibility and citizenship too. They bring out the best in me and you. Trustworthiness and being fair Help to show others that we really care. We all know what's right we know what's good We should really do what we know we should. P.S. Shoutout to my teachers- thank you!

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is still going strong even with all the budget changes. The teachers rally for the kids! My only complaint this year was the PTA. It became a little clique that drove parent participation way down. I couldn't believe how many parents quit. I hope next year's new leadership rectifies the situation. The parents need to be involved.

  • (6 years ago)

    Andasol was my daughter's home school but that changed when we moved. We are now back with a permit thanks to the principal office staff and the Creative Kids before and after school care program. It's great to be back! Andasol has highly qualified teachers and a safe campus. The director and staff at Creative Kids take care of the children as if they are their own. They also provide help with homework and fun activities. We are greatful for all of you at Andasol. Thank you ) Bonnie Tinoco

  • (6 years ago)

    My son finished Kinder last year under the insightful and innovative teaching of Mrs. Burke. He has now entered the first grade and his education has not missed a beat. It has been incredible to watch him grow and develop especially in reading while at Andasol. The parent community is growing and the administration has been nothing but supportive of the parent's mobilization. There might have been hard times in the past here but Andasol is definitely moving forward.

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