School Details

Ivanhoe Elementary School

2828 Herkimer Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-0051
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 412 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

77%
54%
56%
79%
57%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

85%
40%
46%
94%
65%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

93%
58%
65%
97%
70%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

85%
53%
60%
82%
61%
65%
91%
51%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

Ivanhoe Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Ivanhoe Elementary School is Lynda Rescia, who can be contacted at lrescia@lausd.net. 412 children attend Ivanhoe Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Filipino. 3% of the Ivanhoe Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 13% of the 412 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ivanhoe Elementary School is 18:1. Kids' World School, Inc. & Cornerstone Academy of Los Angele is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 62% 9%
Unspecified 6% 0.7%
Filipino 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 11%
Asian 16% 4%
Hispanic 13% 73%
Multiracial 1.0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 75%
Limited English proficiency 3% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Amazing school! The perfect teachers and principle! The perfect learning environment for all children! This school has so much to offer such as fun musicals and technology.

  • (2 years ago)

    I was a student and attended Ivanhoe in the mid-eighties awesome teachers/school/faculties great experience and memories totally recommended..."Keep your feet on the ground and reach for the stars..."

  • (3 years ago)

    The best elementary school in LAUSD. Teachers are exceptional and the parents are involved. Now if we could just get the County and State to chip in more tax dollars instead of less!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is about to finish her first year at Ivanhoe. Her teachers and principle have been outstanding. The community involvement has been out of this world. It makes me extremely happy that we purchased a home in this area of Los Angeles. It s hard to find areas of this city that feel like a community. This school is a big part of the reason this little hamlet does.

  • (3 years ago)

    As the current school year comes to a close with my child finishing 4th grade I panic to think I only have one more year at this incredible school. What middle school can hold a candle to Ivanhoe? Test scores & stats are just the basics of what make a school good but what makes a school GREAT is all of what Ivanhoe is (and I did not say offers intentionally). The diversity (both ethnically & economically) alone is an incredible learning experience not usually appreciated by a child until much later in life (yet priceless in today's global environment). From the maintenance people all the way up to the principal you will find the most caring & giving individuals. My experience through the years has been that the teachers do not bolt when the bell rings but instead doors have been open & inviting to both students & parents. But what really is the "piece de resistance" are the parents. A friend once told me that the world is made up of two types of people givers & takers. Ivanhoe definitely tips the scale with givers from Writers' Workshops to Guitar Clubs and more all free for the kids by countless hours generously given by parents. IVANHOE-the diamond in a megalopolis!

  • (3 years ago)

    I graduated from Ivanhoe in February 1939. It was an excellent school in those days . My 6th grade teacher was Mrs. Henzey who took me and three or four other boys down to the Department of Water and Power and observed how they managed things. i believe her husband was employed there. The favorite sport was soccer which was played on a lopsided field using twin willow trees for goals on the west side and a tree and corner of a bungalow on the east. The school was a two story brick building which apparently got through the 1932 Long Beach earthquake unscathed since it was in use then. I had many friends at the school. All of us matriculated to Thomas Starr King for Junior High school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I can not believe how wonderful this little school is. The principal the teachers and the parents really make this school a gem and a flagship for other school to see what a great school can be like. -a mother-

  • (4 years ago)

    Ivanhoe has an incredible sense of community and parent involvement. Its like the old one ro school house but with all of the latest technology and teaching practices.

  • (4 years ago)

    Since this is the only school my child has attended I can't compare it against anything else so 4 stars seems reasonable. We are now in 3rd grade and my child is thriving! I cannot however say that about our 2nd grade experience. We suffered through a very rough year with a teacher who was a very bad match for my child. Like every school Ivanhoe is about the quality of the teacher you get. Some are stellar others are not. And fortunately we lucked out this year! There are loads of volunteer opportunities and parental involvement is welcomed and appreciated! This is a great community and I feel my child is loved and appreciated by the staff and administration.

  • (5 years ago)

    An an aunt of two students this seems to be an exceptional school for my family and the kids seem to be excelling.

  • (5 years ago)

    Ivanhoe is nested in the great community of Silver Lake. I've never seen such a group of caring parents teachers administrator and support staff care so much for the whole student body.

  • (5 years ago)

    Staff and parents work together to give the children an exceptional experience

  • (5 years ago)

    My twins have been at this school for four years. That means 8 teachers total and every one a gem. The parent community is wonderful and supportive. The staff and administration are all top notch!

  • (5 years ago)

    the school has a caring principal who knows what shes doing a great group of teachers and an involved group of parents... along with a great supportive community.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school great teacher great community.

  • (5 years ago)

    The office staff is rude. They seem anoyed when parents come into the office to ask questions. The principal is never available and per her staff is never available to communicate with parents. The school is not kept very well... Very disappointed with all this issues.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the small size great & dedicated teachers and principal. My son loves school and learning thanks to the fantastic effort on the school and the parents hard work.

  • (5 years ago)

    The best teachers kids and parents!!! Everyone pitches in to make the school great!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers the sense on community the school pride and my child is extremely happy and learning!

  • (5 years ago)

    Ivanhoe is one of the best schools I've experienced while my children attended. It's a very tight and 'pitch in' attitude. The faulty staff parents and volunteer support is unbelievable and the key to the school's success.

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Overall score

(based on 46 ratings & reviews)

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