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About This School

Dyer Street Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Dyer Street Elementary School is Ernestina Gandera. 879 students attend Dyer Street Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 55% of the Dyer Street Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 86% of the 879 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dyer Street Elementary School is 18:1. St. Didacus Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 97% 73%
Asian 1% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 9%
Filipino 0.7% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 11%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 75%
Limited English proficiency 55% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    School teachers are pretty good. School site is clean parents do get involved in their children's academic progress. School test scores have improved. After school programs are really good for parents and students that take advantage of them. Back to school nights are bi-lingual spanish & english. Parents do need to do better in their children's academic studies. Thank you.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is currently attending Dyer. My overall feeling about this school is that it is definitely a work in progress. My opinions are solely based off of my personal interactions with the teachers staff and principal. The majority of Teachers are great! Obviously and unfortunatly not all teachers there are. It's a shame on how the principal handles anyone that has had or is having problems with them. This is where I feel the principal has failed. The office staff can be unprofessional and rude with parents at times.

  • (1 year ago)

    Dyer St. Elementary School has been improving for the last couple of years. It acquired the California Distinguished School tittle recently. Dyer school counts with a big parent- volunteer system and also in the Parent Center they have many classes and projects to help the parents and students. Although this school have many positive things there are many other things that need to be improved sometimes people working in the office is not "very nice" Saying that I have to admit that every time I have had a complaint or a suggestion they always listen and in my personal experience the school principal has always taken my concerns seriously.

  • (1 year ago)

    My 3 children have been going to this school for the past 6 years. I have noticed the continual improvement in the test scores and quality of education. The principal is very involved and has always made herself available to address individual issues. I will be very honest and say that the quality of teachers at times can be hit or miss. That being said our assigned teachers have been almost always excellent and a few even exceptional. This school rewards and celebrates children for academic excellence. Their rewards program has encouraged my children to do well in their studies and invites healthy competition. Overall I feel my children are receiving a great education at Dyer Elementary and will be prepared to move on to middle school with very good test scores achieved.

  • (1 year ago)

    Unprofessional staff and teachers and certaintly not very impressed overall. If you want your child to learn and advance academically this school is NOT for you. The teachers favor spanish speakers and teach and explain the lessons in spanish while the non spanish students twiddle their thumbs and wait. Please hear me out it is a waste of your time and your child's time if you do not speak spanish. It the same at teacher's meetings open house etc... The meeting starts at 5 pm - 6 pm the teachers discuss in spanish for the first 45 minutes and leaves only the last 15 minutes to speak English (that's 45 minutes wasted for a busy parent).

  • (2 years ago)

    Outstanding teachers and staff . I found the principle to be very professional actually she was straight forward and honest and told my child exactly what he needed to hear to get himself into gear. (She told him to clean up his act academically because he has a lot of potential she made him realize that a mind is a terrible thing to waste) The office workers were kind and professional despite being busy and overall I think it's one of the best elementary schools in the area.

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm not very empressed by the school. The principle makes up her own rules and enforces them without alerting the parents and students of policy changes. Total lack of communication. In addition parents are not invited to Trophy ceremonies if the "principle feels that too many parents will come". The parents work just as hard pushing and motivating the students at home and should be invited. Last I knew- an overwelming attendance of parents was a good sign.. Changes that need to be made Better communication with parents/students. Invite parents to ALL award ceremonies- our children look for us to support them!

  • (2 years ago)

    Teachers are excellent however class size is too big about 28 students! I understand the school budget however smaller size class are always better as teachers have more time to focus in each of the students individual needs. The principal have not impress me. Parents do need to be more involved. Thank you.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great team here now that the administrator made sure to lose the Instructional coach who had been there for about 4 years. SHe was rude thought she knew it all and rarely allowed the other instructional coaches to grow-as she felt she was the powerful one. I am glad the teachers and adminsitrators finally moved her out and since the school ahs really been able to move! Great team at Dyer no backstabbing any longer

  • (3 years ago)

    Office staff are rude & unprofessional. Every time I go in there I feel like I'm bothering them and I feel very uncomfortable. The principle is also very unapproachable & rude. Since the school year is over I'm trying to get my son out of this school ASAP. The only reason why I've kept my child as long as a I have (1.5 years) is because the teachers are awesome. My child and I have had wonderful experiences with Mrs. O & Mrs. Jensen. They truly care for their students and want only the best for them. I appreciate everything they've done for my child. The only reason I've given this school two stars is because of the teachers. The district really needs to train the administrative office on customer service skills and need to replace the principle.

  • (3 years ago)

    Rude staff !!! Very unprofessional !!! Horrible expierence over all !!! Im taking my kids to another school this coming year.

  • (4 years ago)

    Mrs. Haws is a great special education teacher!! I do not know what we would have done without her there at Dyer . She always takes that extra step to make sure my son was doing well in his school work. W will always be thankful to her for all she has done .

  • (5 years ago)

    Mrs. Okereke is an awesome special education teacher. My child has learned so much this past year. She did wonders for my child with special needs. He is now confident speaks in complete sentences has advanced academic skills and loves been in school. He is always asking for Mrs. O.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attended grades 2-5 at Dyer and did very well. Ms. Flores was a wonderful support and has prepared her well for her transition to middle school. Great School.

  • (6 years ago)

    Suprised by the Score Teachers are pretty good Mrs Myko Excellent techer pushes the childred to learn and chalenges them

  • (10 years ago)

    Ms. Cortez is very involved with the children in her class and teaches them to be independent as they grow and learn. Have fun on your upcoming trip to Olvera St. ;)

  • (10 years ago)

    The principal is very supportive and encourages parents to be involved in thier children's education. Teachers are very supportive and encouraging giving positive encouragement.

  • (11 years ago)

    Mrs. Pam McPhee is by far the best teacher in the world. My son Loves being in her class.

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