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About This School

Dayton Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Dayton Heights Elementary School is Marie Leyva. 498 students attend Dayton Heights Elementary School and identify mostly as Filipino; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 49% of the Dayton Heights Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 40% of the 498 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Dayton Heights Elementary School is 17:1. Lockwood Avenue Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 9% 2%
Hispanic 85% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 10% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.4% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 646343%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 75%
Limited English proficiency 49% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I'M A FORMER STUDENT AT DAYTON HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY I FIRST WENT TO DAYTON HEIGHTS ON SEPTEMBER OF 1978 AND I REMEMBER HOW NICE IT USE TO BE THERE.... THE OPEN HOUSE WOULD BE HELD AT 7 00PM SO ALL THE PARENTS CAN MAKE IT TO SEE HOW THERE CHILDREN WERE DOING IN SCHOOL.... ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT DAYTON HEIGHTS IS NOT THE SAME ANY MORE I REMEMBER THE 5 DE MAYO DANCES KNOW THERE'S NOTHING LIKE THAT.... BUT I'M GLAD THAT WE HAVE A GREAT PRINCIPLE THAT IS MAKING NEW ACTIVITIES FOR THE CHILDREN.... BUT ONLY ONE THING I DON'T AGREE WITH THE PRINCIPLE IS THAT SHE IS NOT GOING TO DECORATE THE 5TH GRADES LIL GRADUATION CEREMONY IF THE PARENTS WHAT IT DECORATED THE PARENT'S HAVE TO DO IT I DON'T THINK ITS RIGHT.... I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I'M VERY PROUD THAT MY SON HAS A VERY GREAT TEACHER FOR SPECIAL ED MS. ALDEN IS A WONDER TEACHER I'M GLAD THAT DAYTON HEIGHTS HAS A GREAT TEACHER.... ALSO THE STAFF IS SO WONDERFUL STARTING WITH MS. LORENA MS. SUSY MS. ISABEL AND THE PRINCIPLE THEY ARE GREAT PEOPLE.....

  • (1 year ago)

    I take pride in my work but this school has gone through some difficult times. We need a leader that is respectful professional as well as willing to work in making the necessary changes to better the school. I feel frustrated and angry when I see staff who are not certificated cover a class and others taking more breaks than allowed or sitting because they cannot perform their duties and getting away with it. I hope for a great change to make this school one of the best.

  • (2 years ago)

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  • (2 years ago)

    This used to be a good school. However this past year a new principal was assigned and she has changed the morale of the school. Staff and teachers seem unhappy and many good teachers are leaving. The several times I have interacted with the principal she has been rude and condescending. My children both complain about her attitude and treatment of the students. I am considering pulling my children from this school unless the principal leaves. There is also a huge bullying problem in this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am greatful to have my children assigned to good & passionate teachers. My concern though is the safety of children. I have noticed that the school is very open in letting people in & out of the school grounds before & after school hours most especially in the back entrance. A child can easily be abducted without anyone knowing it. This is one important issue that the new administration must focus on. School personnel must be present at all times on all gates soonest time it is opened so they know & be familiarized with parents & children coming to this school. Never let children loiter outside the school gates as they wait for their parents to pick them up. This will attract ill-intentioned people. Let us not wait for something to happen before the school acts on this issue. I am a very concerned parent.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school year begun with yet another principal not good for the continuing students. The staff is the same but they have also shown a much less happier demeanor.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school because they have excellent teachers and really nice stuff excellent programs and if you get lucky enough one teacher in 5th grade can let you use the laptops i know because i used to go to Dayton heights elementary school

  • (3 years ago)

    Our beloved school of Bellevue primary School had closed down. And when we joined Dayton Heights Elementary School it was a whole new great enviornment and experience. I was really scared at first but all the teachers at Bellevue got to work there too so I was not scared any more. My teacher Ms.Kyon is the best. She brings joy and happiness to the students.She teached us how to read and write. We feel safe knowing that Ms.Kyon is there with me. She is very passionate in teaching the students like me. She supported me and my classmates. I love Dayton Heights and I LOVE Ms.Kyon! -Stephanie P.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my son's second year at Dayton Heights and I first have to day that we have been very lucky to have the same teacher both years. The teacher truly cares about the children he teaches. This person takes his personal time to tutor kids that are struggling with work after school and really goes above and beyond for our kids. I have noticed several times parents picking up their children and the teacher telling them how their children misbehaved that day. The parents actually laughed at the bad acts or totally ignore him. I say if we expect our teachers to give their fullest to our children why don't we? I agree that this school administration needs to get it together but hey.. so do you parents who don't take responsibility for your kids. Parents if we don't take education seriously how do we expect our children too?

  • (4 years ago)

    The new school administration is great. The principal is a people person and the assistant principal is very much on the ball. He knows what he is doing. They are a super team. Some teachers work hard and the principal and assistant principal focus on what the kids need to know. Before this principal came parents were not welcome. The new principal is fair and is kind. The office people are nicer then they were before too. Bravo!

  • (4 years ago)

    The parents involvement in this school has made it to go down as part of a great community. What has been done for the past years on how the parents and the PTA are involve in the decisions of the school is affecting the decisions the faculty and administration need to do for the students. The parents what school to be a playground for their children and education has become a joke in that school. The school has a lot of great teachers but the mediocre teachers it has know how to manipulate the parents and those are the ones affecting the education and educational decisions that the school needs to make.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a proud parent of this school. and I think this school is great with excellent teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the new administration at the school. They are reaching out to the parents supporting the teachers and keeping the kids safe. The focus is on education and there is trust. Bravo!

  • (4 years ago)

    Student scores went down on the CST. No surprise considering the lack of leadership from the previous administrator. The new administrator is a positive addition to the school. She is a welcomed change.

  • (5 years ago)

    Under the focused leadership of the Principal Dayton Heights has shown steady and significant student test score improvement over the last two and one half years. All members of the learning community are asked and skillfully encouraged to have high expectations and to always put effective student learning first while maintaining a safe nurturing environment. Look at the student academic scores. This school works.

  • (5 years ago)

    Dayton Heights was once a wonderful school but now it is unsafe and everything done there is for show. The principal and assistant principal are not the quality necessary to creat a healthy environment. The teacher's no longer look happy. I'm going to pull my kids out of the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The kids at this school are happy now not like it was before. I'm glad my son goes here.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's disgusting to see parents complain about this great school. Staff is always friendly and nice. Scores are rising. Almost everyday I see teachers trying to tell certain parents that their son/daughter needs help with certain topics or they were misbehaving and the parents can care less. They either walk away mid-conversation or say OK and walk away. Poor kids who have parents like this.

  • (5 years ago)

    I don't understand how the principal has a 4 star rating when I notice that all the kids are not allowed to play at the park during school hours because there isn't a park schedule. I asked my son and teacher and the answer I got was 'not sure' I asked when are they going to be able to play same answer 'Not sure'. I think this is a sad school for the kids because the principal is so dysfunctional in her need to control everything that only some kids are allowed to play at the new park. This is what an excellent principal does? I think not. For sure next year I am moving my son to a different school. I hear that charter schools need kids. Maybe they'll treat my son better. Dayton Heights needs a professional sane principal. Not the one it currently has.

  • (5 years ago)

    As for the parents who actually pay attention and are somewhat involved its hard to not notice the way the principal favors certain teachers and students over others. Its sad to see the once happy school where many parents were involved now a sad and empty place. I can't wait for the options booklets to go home in December so that I can move my child to a better school that has a real desire to put childrens education first. I can see some parents and teachers trying to make this a better place but its obvious that the negative spreads around faster that anything good. This school doesn't even have an effective communication method with the parents. We get invited to sporadic workshops one day ahead of time...and even then they get the time wrong. Poor leadership skills...poor communications skills..and this is a great school?

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