School Details

Commonwealth Avenue Elementary School

215 South Commonwealth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004
(213) 384-2546
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 874 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

67%
54%
56%
67%
57%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

46%
40%
46%
71%
65%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

77%
58%
65%
79%
70%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

70%
53%
60%
75%
61%
65%
84%
51%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

Commonwealth Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Commonwealth Avenue Elementary School is Marilyn Estrada, who can be contacted at mestr11@lausd.net. 874 students attend Commonwealth Avenue Elementary School and identify mostly as Filipino, Asian, and Hispanic. 50% of the Commonwealth Avenue Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 874 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Commonwealth Avenue Elementary School is 18:1. Precious Blood is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 9% 2%
Asian 9% 4%
Hispanic 75% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 11%
Multiracial 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.7% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.1% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 75%
Limited English proficiency 50% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Before entering this school I have asked to lot of people & my ralatives about this school most of the answer was "osam" & really good.

  • (1 year ago)

    Good School. My day gatee web there and esa clases of 2011. She got an opportunity to get into magnet. I was so proud. She is a A & B student after she got this wonderful teacher there. My younger son goes there now and he is getting better and better each day. It's really just a wonderful school!

  • (2 years ago)

    Mrs. Terpapyan is the best teacher. I had her in second grade. My wish is to go back to Commonwealth and be in her class again for fourth grade.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was a student at commonwealth and I think its an awesome school I really do.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is the best ever! All the teachers are awsome and everyone is very friendly. The kids are also very fun and great. The best teacher there is Mrs. Alegria!

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