Kenter Canyon Elementary School

645 North Kenter Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 472-5918
10

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-5 549 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

87%
54%
56%
93%
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

79%
40%
46%
93%
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

95%
58%
65%
93%
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

93%
53%
60%
95%
61%
65%
94%
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

Kenter Canyon Elementary School is a charter elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Kenter Canyon Elementary School is Terry Moren, whose e-mail is tlm6846@lausd.net. 549 students go to Kenter Canyon Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Kenter Canyon Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 4% of the 549 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Kenter Canyon Elementary School is 19:1. Brentwood School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 9%
Hispanic 5% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 11%
Asian 10% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% %
Filipino 0.7% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 75%
Limited English proficiency 2% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    5 ! !

  • (1 year ago)

    Kenter Charter Parents! Could you answer my question please if your child got into the school via lottery. Do you like the school? Do you feel your child is a part of the community or not?

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent education; most of the students are very bright engaged and talented; terrific principal; majority of teachers range from good to amazing; compared to other public elementary schools with similar numbers of students campus is large with a good amount of grass & play space.

  • (1 year ago)

    i am not sure what kenter canyon the person who gave such a negative review a few posts down. i am a parent of a kindergartener and we do celebrate bdays and holidays. they celebrated halloween all the winter holidays valentines pres day MLK day and just now saint patty's day. our class room 3 did day 100 too. i get 2 emails a week from our class parents as well as a friday newsletter and the friday folder that fills me in on all the happenings which are many. i have had ample chances to meet other parents and families.. there is a lot going on there. i am not sure what class you are in but my experience has been totally different. we love kenter and cant wait till my other son is old enought start there.

  • (1 year ago)

    There is no such thing as a perfect school where everything goes right all of the time. That said Kenter Canyon is an excellent school with a very caring and competent staff. The scathing comment below does not take into account the quality of staff and education present 95% of the time. There are many changes that parents and staff would like to see however it is important to recognize that Kenter still operates within and is bound in many cases by the larger bureaucracy of LAUSD. I am not privy to how the aides or anyone else gets paid but Mr. Lewis does an exemplary job as do most of the other aides who all deserve more money and recognition than the currently get.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am an involved parent at Kenter for the last 6 years. Kenter has been a wonderful experience for my family by providing both a solid foundation in core elementary education and a wide variety of enrichment classes. Most important we feel that Kenter is a wonderful community of local families who care about their school the students and the overall community. I am posting this review in response to the review posted yesterday. To clarify a few points made all classroom aides currently get paid the same rate which is set by LAUSD. If someone is earning more money it is because they are rendering additional services to PSG (the parent group) or the Kenter administration or they perform differentiated services. In addition all enrichment personnel decisions are made after a thorough process involving parents and the Kenter administration. PSG's board minutes financials and budget are available for review by all parents. I encourage anyone who has questions to get more involved and to come to the periodic PSG general meetings (which are publicized to parents through emails) and all these personnel issues can be addressed and discussed in an open and appropriate forum.

  • (1 year ago)

    Kenter Canyon is disorganized and lacking in heart and community. We started Kindergarten this year and we had such high hopes! We feel let down and disheartened. The children aren't allowed ANY celebrations in the classrooms! Not even for birthdays. No Halloween or Holidays either. They are expected to sit still and be quiet all day-- there is no fun at all! Our child had made a lot of friends but the parents don't reach out to further friendships and there is a lack of connection with the all the parents. The school needs to have more opportunities for parents to bond and celebrate their children during the school day through class events. I have found that most of the parents don't even know what is taking place in the class. Also the art "enrichment" is lacking in creativity and is completely uninspired. I am utterly disappointed in this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Do I love this school? No but I do like it and am happy my kids are at the school. There are enrichments and opportunities- made possible with parent involvement and our $- that you won't find at other public schools. The principle does honestly care about the students- a very good trait. And he's also good at listening to your concerns making you feel better then nothing actually changes. There are a few teachers that are TERRIBLE and bless him he wants to get rid of them. Unfortunately lausd makes it impossible. The fundraising is pretty hardcore but you get what you pay for and for the most part we all pitch in. The kindergarten program kinda sucks- harsh entry to public school from private preschool. One teacher loathes being there and it shows. The talent show makes zero accommodation for little ones. If you pay for after school enrichment you have to hand walk them to the class making extra trips to school. The upper grades are better god willing you get good teachers. Each year nice improvements on things like communication and upkeep of the school grounds. Overall I'm happy just not in "love" after all it's still lausd and bound by their insane policies...

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a fellow parent and friend to one of the young families that started at Kenter this year in one of the kindergarten classes and was so horrified by the series of events that took place I felt compelled to write to let other parents know of how issues of bullying are resolved at this school and in particular in this kindergarten class. Our friend's child whom we have seen grow up and thrive in preschool and other social environments was physically and mentally bullied by another boy in class and his "gang" all year while the teacher and subsequently the principal chose to only believe the claims of the bullying child while ignoring the needs of the child that was being hit pushed to the ground and harrassed for ethnically different food. It is our responsibility as parents and teachers to protect our children and nurture a non-threatening environment as much as possible. The parents of the bully chose not to believe that their kid could possibly behave in such a way even when they witnessed it with their own eyes. Shame on them. And shame on this school for failing to care to perform their most fundamental duties. This is kindergarten for pete's sake. Heartbreaking.

  • (3 years ago)

    Kenter Cyn. is a good school but not the BEST. This school has gone downhill since the major budget cuts. The school is hainging on a thread. However my daughter is getting a well-rounded education but I am not happy with the class size and the constant shift of staff changes. The parent support is good but not the best. YES this school raises money outside of LAUSD through parent support. NO the parents can't keep up financially with the state cut-backs. There is no librarian!!

  • (4 years ago)

    We have been at Kenter Canyon for seven years and will be there for two more. Our experience has been extremely positive both academically and socially for our two boys. They have thrived in a very dynamic school strongly supported by parent involvement. As working parents we have also really appreciated the on-site STAR after-school program which has given our children a well-supervised enriching and caring experience.

  • (4 years ago)

    all the benefits of private school at a fraction of the cost. and the STAR afterschool program is beyond your wildest dreams. we've been using them for the past 10 years for our kids and they are wonderful caring thoughtful rigorous and smart. all that AND they have a terrific sense of humor and perspective often missing in the childcare environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    Another great aspect of Kenter Canyon is the STAR program which provides a program for pre K and after school students. It's a great resource that helps students with homework academics social skills and plain old fun.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two kids currently attending and we are so happy here. They have an amazing STAR program that adds so much to the school in terms of sports education leadership and unity. The STAR program has helped my kids gain confidence and refine their academic and leadership skills. As a parent knowing the STAR program is available to my kids at all times I have peace of my mind. The director and staff at STAR treat my kids as if they are their own. We're family and it's fantastic. Thank you Kenter Canyon and STAR!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Kenter Canyon is a wonderful school with amazing staff & teachers both in the Elementary School and the STAR program.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. My son just graduated. Teacher and staff and especially the principal are just amazing. It feels like a private school. There are lots of enrichment classes offered. I think my kids got a well rounded education and my son loved being in different sports. Parent involvement is tremendous.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school very well managed and loving teachers. Amazing star program. Thank you Kenter Canyon and STAR.

  • (4 years ago)

    Best Chartered K-5 School in LA. In my opinion they even surpass other neighborhood private schools in terms of quality of teachers academics class sizes enrichment classes outdoor academic camps for students and many other activities that stimulate children minds in a way that they become better students and bring out the best they can be for their society a group of educated caring loving effective and constructive human beings.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school...good community feel exceptional teachers and encouraging atmosphere. Good balance between academics and fun.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am wondering what others think about the two towers the border this school. Do you think they pose a risk to the children in the classrooms and on the playgrounds? They are clearly run by LADWP and transmit electricity throughout Brentwood/Kenter Canyon.

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