School Details

Harvard Elementary School

330 North Harvard Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 953-4540
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 504 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

56%
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

36%
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

70%
58%
65%
80%
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

54%
53%
60%
76%
61%
65%
75%
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

About this school

Harvard Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Harvard Elementary School is Mark Paz, who can be contacted at mpaz@lausd.net. 504 students attend Harvard Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic, Asian, and Filipino. 57% of the Harvard Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 83% of the 504 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Harvard Elementary School is 17:1. Alexandria Avenue Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 85% 73%
Asian 7% 4%
Filipino 6% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 646343%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Unspecified 0% 0.7%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 75%
Limited English proficiency 57% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent school. Since my daughter has been at Harvard she has become more determined to learn. Harvard motivates students and prepares them to excel in middle school and beyond. Teachers work well together and are dedicated.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a very good school. The employees in front office are very polite and helpful.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school! The office staff is friendly and the teachers are fabulous! You can tell when you see them with the students that they really care! Mrs. Samuels is always smiling and laughing and talking to all the parents and kids. She makes each child feel important.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Harvard Elementary!!! The principal knoes every kids name! And she's always in the yard before and afterschool. We even have free valet parking to drop off at kids in the morning thanks to volunteer parents!

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent school! The Principal job is excepcional as well the teachers. They always are very open to solve any problem. My children really enjoy learning in this school!

  • (7 years ago)

    i just graduated on 6/20/07and this school is the best there could be fror students k-5.the principal is the best and so is the staff.the techers are very nice and care about our education and so does the principal.this school is the best!

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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