School Details

Garvanza Elementary School

317 North Avenue 62, Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 254-7328
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 474 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

61%
54%
56%
63%
57%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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

41%
40%
46%
75%
65%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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

60%
58%
65%
70%
70%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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

51%
53%
60%
42%
61%
65%
43%
51%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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

65%
49%
60%
74%
46%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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

Garvanza Elementary School is a public middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of Garvanza Elementary School is Jennifer Gage, who can be contacted at jennifer.gage@lausd.net. 474 children attend Garvanza Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Asian, and Filipino. 28% of the Garvanza Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 89% of the 474 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Garvanza Elementary School is 16:1. Luther Burbank Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 90% 73%
Asian 4% 4%
Filipino 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 75%
Limited English proficiency 28% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Teacher need more motivation to give to the student and parent need to let new parents to participate.

  • (2 years ago)

    Garvanza Elementary School is an outstanding school! Every child deserves to go to a school like Garvanza.

  • (5 years ago)

    teacher need motivation our kids know when they are being ignore .......

  • (5 years ago)

    I must say this is a great elementary school. My daughter attended this school from K-5. The teachers are very nice. The school program is excellent a lot of activities. The teachers are patient and help the students really well. I 100% recomment this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hands down the best elementary school! Both of my kids who no longer attend because we moved to a different district attended this school from K-5 and K-3 and absolutely loved it! The teachers are excellent and very caring. The principal and staff are friendly and helpful. The after school program was great with many activities after school and sometimes on the weekends. There is also help for math in the library. We miss this school its staff students and parents. We are glad it's doing very well. Parents Send your kids to this school you won't regret it.

  • (7 years ago)

    A good school. The teachers do a good job from what I've seen. My son has done very well here. Parents get as much out of a school as they are willing to demand. Another thing I like is that it's all Mexican kids here. Almost without exception. I don't worry about my about my child being harassed by racist white kids like I saw growing up in Sacramento. I love Garvanza school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my daughter's first and only year at Garvanza Elementary which is unfortunate we just moved into the area. She is in the 5th grade. She adapted quickly at Garvanza. Her instructor is on top of her agendas and is very dedicated to having the students in her class reach the level which the students must met at the end of the year. This is a crucial year because these students are headed to a higher and more demanding level in middle school. The administration staff and after school program staff(LA's Best) has been very responsive and helpful to me and my daughter. I wish my daughter was able to be at this school earlier. Compared to the last school she was in this one rates higher in my opinion.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent California Distinguished School! The students and staff are wonderful.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school! Excellect administrators and staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    The staff at this school treat parents as though we are kids. They don't try to understand the children individually even though they do go through the motions and end up passing the buck to someone else like to a councelor at Hathaways. Is there a better school close to this one?

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is a phenomenal school. The students are provided with many educational opportunities and the academic expectations are high. Test scores have continued to increase and student work is of high quality.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am saddened by the quality of this school. The parent involvement is close to zero and the area is not safe. I fear for my child.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am not a parent but a teacher of the arts at Garvanza. I teach throughout the district and know many schools intimately. Garvanza is a wonderful school. The principal is dedicated innovative and supportive. She demands a very high and rigorous level of excellence from her teachers and students and she gets it. The teaching staff is unusually happy and able to work collaboratively to provide the best education possible for the children. They work long hours with great dedication and care. I love this school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I love Garvanza school! I have had the pleasure of watching it evolve innto a top rate school over the last 5 years my daughter was a student. She graduated and now my son attends. Great principle and leadership in this school. Courteous educated & helpful teacher/staff! Very good after school program called 'L.A.'s Best'.I am very satisfied overall with this school!

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