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About This School

Fairburn Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Fairburn Avenue Elementary School is Elizabeth Abramowitz. 423 students go to Fairburn Avenue Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 11% of the Fairburn Avenue Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 5% of the 423 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Fairburn Avenue Elementary School is 17:1. Sinai Akiba Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 9%
Hispanic 5% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 11%
Unspecified 3% 0.7%
Asian 23% 4%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 646343%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Filipino 0% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 75%
Limited English proficiency 11% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This was my elementary school when I was a chid. I have very find memories of this school and my wonderful teachers. In particular Mrs. Marantz who encouraged me to follow my dreams and pursue art and music.

  • (10 months ago)

    Very strong and active parent involvement with no lack of ideas of how to fund-raise through locales within the Westwood community. Although principal puts emphasis on testing equal priority is on the arts (visual/dance/music) which is wonderful. Wish kindergarteners didn't have so much rote homework would appreciate more critical engagement exercises but overall the kids are happy and healthy.

  • (10 months ago)

    Good school if your child can sit still not talk and take tests well. Beyond that the administration and at least some of the teachers are not really interested in addressing the whole child. The after school program is fantastic but I don't think Fairburn should get any credit for that.

  • (1 year ago)

    Fairburn is a great school. The after school program is also what makes this school a gem. Compared to other highly ranked public schools in LA it offers an excellent after school and enrichment program for kids. It is also small and very community-oriented.

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent school. A lot better than private schools in the area. Teachers are top-notch. One of the best elementary schools in the state.

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to this school K-5 starting with Mrs.Trevena in Kindergarten and Mr.Stern in 5th grade. All of my teachers were very hard working to keep us focused throughout the years. I loved the staff working at school. I really recommend this school for parents looking for amazing school! )

  • (3 years ago)

    high expectation school. unfortunate about the LAUSD situation. Would be great if there was a decent middle school to transition this excellent school to.

  • (3 years ago)

    Well here's the thing. My son has not yet attended this school. It is our home school and while I have heard nothing but great things from many sources it is hard to let go of the fact that every time I call for information the people are RUDE RUDE RUDE!!!!!!! This may not be a reflection on the teachers but it sure is a BAD way to make a first impression on anyone. What a turn-off! Having second thoughts just because of the sucky front desk attitude. (

  • (3 years ago)

    I am very fortunate that my kids have wonderful teachers. I must say that the parent involvement is very disappointing. My son went to a nearby school last year for kinder and they were so welcoming to parents being involved in class and around school. We were never kicked off campus and always welcomed. Fairburn won't even allow you to be with your kids on the play yard even while your volunteering. Very disappointing. I feel like I am being cheated of sharing this experience with my kinder child this year when I had such a wonderful experience last year. Overall the school is great.

  • (3 years ago)

    I called a few times to inquire about the school registration days tour dates and I was very disappointed. The staff was very very rude sounded very bitter and they didn t make me feel welcomed at all. Anyone had any other experience with the administration staff there?

  • (4 years ago)

    focus to much on testing not learning. classes are way to big and they are loosing teachers next year. it is really sad.

  • (4 years ago)

    Smart kids nice parents- my 1st grader has had a wonderful experience so far and looks forward to school everyday. Also a commendable after-school program.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our son is finishing up at Fairburn this year. He has been there K-5 and has loved every minute. He has received a wonderful elementary school education. The staff and teachers are dedicated to their school and students.

  • (4 years ago)

    Nice school community with great teachers kids and parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    This has been our first year at Fairburn. There's a great community of parents and a lovely bunch of kids. Our teachers have been brilliant (including the STAR staff) and I feel my daughter couldn't have been more happy!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers at Fairburn especially Mrs. Miller my son's kinder teacher are wonderful and the parents are extremely dedicated and involved.

  • (4 years ago)

    My nephews are smarter than their parents! What a great education!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Fairburn School because my twin nephews are receiving the kind of education I remember receiving from the Beverly Hills schools I attended many years ago . . .and you simply can't get better than that.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am very happy with the fact that my son learns and has fun in such a wonderful environment. The teachers are loving caring and inspiring and the administration staff is very friendly and helpful. I also likes the fact that they incorporate quite some enrichment experience into their curriculum like music computer regular visits to the library etc.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the parents and how involved they are with their children. It's such a vital creative place and when you walk in the door you can sense that there's real joy here.

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