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About This School

Clifford Street Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Clifford Street Elementary School is Armineh Alexan Papazian. 183 students go to Clifford Street Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 19% of the Clifford Street Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 75% of the 183 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Clifford Street Elementary School is 16:1. Elysian Heights Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 82% 73%
Asian 7% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 9%
Filipino 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 11%
Unspecified 3% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 75%
Limited English proficiency 19% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My son started Kinder at this school and so far it has been a welcoming experience. He was a bit ahead of the kinder game when he first came in so the teacher has accommodated him by assigning him more challenging work. There is a regular PE Teacher. As far as creative stuff goes Clifford does partner with LACMA and offers orchestra however it would be great if there was more creative stuff and technology. Principal Kherley is very accessible the teachers are friendly the parents are warm and welcoming the kids are well-behaved. The campus is clean shady and safe. School population is small. This school has a lot of potential and it was recently given the prestigious honor of being named a Blue Ribbon School!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is fantastic. Principle Ponce is dedicated to his students and the teachers. The small size of this school works well for the development of strong relationships with the staff and between students. I was new to the LAUSD and had heard all the horror-chatter in the booby-brigade the press and on blogs about public school but this little gem of a school changed my views completely. This is a very nice school and my son loves it.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a very proud parent at Clifford Elem. My girls are very lucky to be a part of this family. The entire staff is great Mr. Ponce is an amazing principal and person. Thank you to Ms. Tountas Ms. Guanlao Ms. Nguyen Ms. Rathbum for everything they have taught my girls. I'm honored to have my children go to the school eventhough I don't live in the area. Thanks to the teachers and staff there my girls are amazing students they love attending school. Billie Jean - parent of Annette Alexis and Alyssa Delgado

  • (7 years ago)

    I am so fortunate that my child attended Clifford for 6 years. She has done excellent and there is no doubt in my mind that the teachers as well as Mr.Ponce are the best that you will find.If you are looking for a small school were every student and parent is known by there name you are very fortunate to have come across this school. Their are a lot of after school programs. And because the school is so small there is so much one on one involment from teacher to student. Jeniffer Gonzalez -Brittani Lopez - mom

  • (10 years ago)

    The superb parental and student support at this school is above average. Clifford is very fortunate to have such a great principal like Mr. Ponce and over qualified teachers like Mr. Powels. With administration and staff like this I'm proud to have my son attend this school.

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