School Details

Cheremoya Avenue Elementary School

6017 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-1722
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 284 students 15 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

68%
54%
56%
59%
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

65%
40%
46%
89%
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

76%
58%
65%
69%
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

62%
53%
60%
65%
61%
65%
59%
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

66%
49%
60%
48%
46%
55%

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

Cheremoya Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Cheremoya Avenue Elementary School is Michelle Gorsuch and can be contacted at michelle.gorsuch@lausd.net. 284 children attend Cheremoya Avenue Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 32% of the Cheremoya Avenue Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 77% of the 284 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Cheremoya Avenue Elementary School is 15:1. Grant Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 11%
Hispanic 48% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 38% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Pacific Islander 3% 0.3%
Asian 3% 4%
Unspecified 2% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 646343%
Filipino 0.7% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 75%
Limited English proficiency 32% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    I am an officer in a local HA and I recently attended a school-wide assembly and tour to get a better sense of the school so that I may report about it to my neighborhood. What struck me the most was the sense of family and organization that exists at every level. It reminded my of my days as a preschool parent where each class worked together for their teachers and students exchanged information and created play-dates and friendships for both parents and students alike. The school is actually quite small -- only 305 students and parents are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom garden arts and a variety of other programs that run each week. My days as an elementary parent are behind me unfortunately -- but I couldn't be more encouraged for local families with young ones to attend their local school.

  • (4 months ago)

    I find the 1 star review not be inaccurate. I am white so is my daughter in Kindergarten. She is not in the class mentioned below. As far as I can see the kindergarten classes have NOT been split according to race. I haven't seen the other Kinder class but in my daughter's there are other white students along with hispanic and asian. I can't speak to the school's conflict resolution solutions (or lack thereof) because we haven't had a problem yet. I will say this is my first experience with my child going to school and it has been an adjustment. I've been to one Foundation meeting and it was a little intimidating but that's because I'm not used to its rhythm and I am new to the school. From what I've seen so far I am happy with Cheremoya. I worry a little at the fast pace they're teaching kindergarteners but I think I am just out of touch with what is "normal" for schools now.

  • (5 months ago)

    To the anonymous parents that wish to level libelous statements in this forum about this school it's faculty administration and volunteers both well-off and otherwise Who is the real bully here? Do you have a grievance you can back with evidence? There are numerous sources to air that grievance officially. Bullies seem to relish tearing down the efforts of good people who care about building up our institutions - people who volunteer time sweat and yes MONEY to get things done. Anonymous paranoid rants in a public forum do nothing to help your cause or to correct your perceived injustice - but you have succeeded in angering at least one parent who feels your allegations are completely unjust and without merit - while defaming an entire community and shaming yourself in the process.

  • (5 months ago)

    If your are not white and don't have money to bring to the Cheremoya foundation then you do not meet the criteria to be on the principal' favorites list. Yes if you are white with money your voice will be heard and you concerns will be taken care seriously if not then "NO" "Sorry but.." Is the answer you will be hearing for any issue you have.we parents of non white origins don't feel welcomed in this school ( especially the non wealthy one of us) . The white kids whose parents are members of the foundation are separated in a one KG class with a 1st grade "Asian" teacher. One class with only white kids their room is the only one that is newly painted and with computers and all families come from the foundation as a coincidence. I am so moving from this school. Nothing is taking seriously bullying teachers performance kids performance none of that!! What is really important is the foundation . If you are poor and prefer to volunteer in your kid class your application will never be processed.

  • (8 months ago)

    Hi... We do not yet send our child to Cheremoya (she's not old enough) but we are very open to the idea. And we hope that other parents send their children as well.. If we all do it then it can be great. Take the plunge! What we dont really like is that many of the "reviews" here are not reviews.. but more like press releases... posted by those who are in charge of grass roots organizations to support the school. It comes off as self serving. And when talking about the school try to use more realistic adjectives.... words like "INCREDIBLE" and "AMAZING" just seem overinflated... you're selling too hard. it's a decent school that's getting better and one day will be really good. Undersell it... that way people will be pleasantly surprised. Oversell it and people cant help but be disappointed.

  • (10 months ago)

    Cheremoya Ave. Elementary School is one of the greatest schools in the area. I have personally recommended friends and family to take the kids to this school. One of the most important is the teaching staff that are the great in its place they know how to teach well to bring a none English speaker to become a gifted and top of the class student with all if his/her academics in a short time. Office staff member are also very nice and helpful with any questions. Above all they have the greatest Principle. Both my kids have attended to this school from preschool to 6th grade.

  • (10 months ago)

    Cheremoya is on Spring Break but the campus is buzzing. The 1970's bungalows have been removed and the Cheremoya Wildlands will soon be built in this space. The Wildlands will complement and expand upon our current garden program - it will even have a tricycle path for our pre-school and kinders!!! Our Kinder play area will also be expanded to accommodate our growing local enrollment. Cheremoya Elementary is the complete package - great kids families teachers Principal enrichment programs and an after school program(s). On top of all of this Cheremoya Elementary has just been recognized as a California Distinguished School acknowledging it's academic achievement and community/parental involvement.

  • (10 months ago)

    All I can say about this school is nothing but great things as a child I attended this school and now my child attends here the teachers are great they not only teach our kids the academic portion but they also teach them values parent involvement is awsome we're an extended family the Principal always there to assist in any way she can...overall I give 5 stars

  • (10 months ago)

    Cheremoya is a small neighborhood school which has an amazing sense of community! we have a wonderful group of very engaged parents and fantastic teachers. Cheremoya was recently acknowledged by the California Dept. of Education (!!!!) as a Distinguished School for academic achievement and community participation. I am very proud to be part of the Cheremoya community and know that while my child is here will get the education and programs many parents seek at the private or charter level. We may not have a grassy field but we are building the WIldlands. We may not have a pool but we have a partnership with the Hollywood YMCA to get the kids access to a pool. We DO HAVE art PE music advanced studies a garden lots of afterschool programs amazing teachers a strong principal and supportive staff and parents that care.

  • (10 months ago)

    Congratulations to Cheremoya Elementary! We are pleased to announce that Cheremoya has received the very prestigious award and recognition as a California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education.

  • (11 months ago)

    My 11 years old son and my 6 years old daughter attend Cheremoya Elementary School and we love it. It is a very good school with caring and involved teachers. The principle and the staff are excellent. Parents are actively involved in supporting the school and Cheremoya Foundation provides funding to enhance the student education. The school is small in size so we all know each other. Kids are taking good care of in that small community.

  • (11 months ago)

    I've had a nephew and a niece graduate from this school. They have done a great job of teaching them and help them excel.

  • (11 months ago)

    I can only tell you that Cheremoya Elementary in Los Angeles is the BEST school EVER! Starting with the staff teachers and the principal are true professionals they really do care about the children. Both of my kids and some of my nephews have attended Cheremoya and I have nothing but praises for this School. I could change one thing about Cheremoya is that I wish Cheremoya was a Junior High as well a High School too so that my kids can keep getting quality education from quality educators.

  • (11 months ago)

    Cheremoya is a nice small school with a very friendly staff. Everyone is very dedicated to the education of the children. I have seen many generations come and go and they have been very successful. I hear that the area that needs some improvement is the cafeteria my nephew tells me it's very small and crowded. Overall I have heard great things about this school.

  • (11 months ago)

    Cheremoya has improved so much. Parent's are reaching for out for little "star" so they can shine. Our API scores have improved and now is 844. We have diversity and special education which shows how powerful our community can be.

  • (11 months ago)

    My son doesn't go to Cheremoya yet but I am following the Cheremoya foundation to help me make a decision. I am VERY impressed with what I've seen. The foundation of parents is not only dedicated and motivated to make the school the best it can be they are also going above and beyond. Devoting a lot of time to ensuring the students have access to technology arts and outdoor activities. I am very impressed!

  • (11 months ago)

    Cheremoya Elementary is a great school and I am happy it was our choice. The Principle teachers and parents all seem to be a big nice family supporting each other for the one great common goal - the academic and personal development and enrichment of our children!!!

  • (11 months ago)

    We have been in the school since Pre-k each and everyone of the teachers feel like family the festivals the parent center the valet parking the office crew our Ms. Gina and the sense of respect authority and the crisp good humor of the Principal makes it a great delight to participate and be involved without forgetting the special and BIG helping hand that is the Cheremoya Foundation. Thank you Cheremoya Elementary!

  • (11 months ago)

    Cheremoya elementary is such a great school. I feel really lucky that my daughter attends this school. Teachers and staff are so helpful. They care so much about their students. My daughter loves her school!

  • (11 months ago)

    Cheremoya Avenue Elementary is a wonderful school full of bright engaging students and wonderful teachers who truly care about their students and support the school The Principle is constantly involved and well-connected to the community. We feel safe bringing the kids to and from school with an organized Valet system in which teachers parent volunteers and principle assist. I feel a part of the community. I also love the variety of programs incl. the option to enroll in Parker Anderson's rotation of extra-curricular options like "MatheMagic" and "Iron Chef" and the absolutely wonderful Garden Program run by the amazing EnrichLA. It has a gifted program (GATE) music program and a wonderful arts program...and so much more!... And the school just keeps getting better and better thanks to the solid Cheremoya Foundation run by highly involved parents who truly care about the welfare of this school. Besides all the wonderful people and programs it is a gorgeous architecture building from the early 1900's that has been kept up and recently renovated keeping its architectural integrity intact. Coming soon are Wildlands which will go well with the beautiful edible garden.

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