School Details

Limerick Avenue Elementary School

8530 Limerick Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91306
(818) 341-1730
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 928 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

49%
54%
56%
58%
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

34%
40%
46%
57%
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

55%
58%
65%
72%
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

40%
53%
60%
57%
61%
65%
40%
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

Limerick Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Limerick Avenue Elementary School is Betsy Garvin, whose e-mail is bxg0349@lausd.net. 928 students go to Limerick Avenue Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 49% of the Limerick Avenue Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 88% of the 928 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Limerick Avenue Elementary School is 18:1. Sunny Brae Avenue Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Latin

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 81% 73%
Asian 7% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 11%
Filipino 1% 2%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 646343%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Unspecified 0% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 75%
Limited English proficiency 49% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    i went to this two year ago and i love it the 5th grade party was amazing tooo!

  • (4 months ago)

    I agree with another parent posting on this site. The children are VERY rough at this school. I have witnessed kids playing in the morning by throwing punches and my child has not only been roughed up but he's also learning behavior I dislike very much from the other older kids. I also saw over 14 giant dead cockroaches scattered in the Preschool area right under the drinking fountain and doorways on orientation day - clearly by poisoning and then not cleaned up - and no one seemed concerned. They also apparently LOST a 5 year old kindergardener off campus - which is tragic. I am seeking enrollment elsewhere.

  • (1 year ago)

    I attended this school In 4th and 5th and I think that the staff is over worked and the principal is a horrible person. She has a complaint for everything and the kitchen -sink! All she does is complain but not see the abusive kids. OMG I hope nobody else has to deal with that school!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son just started attending limrick elementary and does not enjoy it. He's in kindergarten and so far has been choked punched bitten and smacked by other students. I was only notified once about these incidents.The others times my son told me. When I called the school the principle only gave answers she thought I might want to hear.I could tell she was not really listening to my concerns. I Should be notified if my child is assaulted by another student.He is an excellent student student and gets along well with most children. He no longer wants to attend school because he says only bad things happen there. I myself have gone to the school at different times of the day and the office staff doesn't even look up to see who is walking into that school.huge safety issue! I am glad to say my child will not be returning for 1st grade.

  • (2 years ago)

    Betsy Garvin is unpredictable. She says one thing 1 minute and something else the next. She is not a leader. There are a few good teachers left but Ms. Garvin has made the environment stressful so some good teachers have left.

  • (2 years ago)

    MY SISTERS AND I ATTENDED THIS SCHOOL IN THE Late 50's and 60's our children attended this school and now our grandchildren go here. We all Loved Limerick.Betsy Garvin is a wonderful individual and Limerick is very blessed to have her as Principal. All of the teachers are amazingly dedicated ( with exception to 1 Mrs Theodore who should not be teaching elementry aged students).

  • (3 years ago)

    i am a student and i personally dont like the school. ms garvin is really mean. and the rating is really low

  • (3 years ago)

    i dont like miss garvin because my daughter says that she is always yelling and just because we are not wearing unifourm they cant have a graduation party

  • (4 years ago)

    Miss Garvin has made a tremendous impact on our school. The rigor is being 'kicked up' and the students are beginning to achieve.

  • (5 years ago)

    great school my child loves his kindergarden class

  • (5 years ago)

    Limerick has improved greatly since Miss Garvin arrivied. My children are being challenged and it is evident that the administration has high expectations for their students. Kudos to Miss Garvin!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a good school. I have no problems with limerick my son atteded pr-k & k. he loves going to school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I attended Limerick K through 12 in the 60's. My education was SUPERIOR and I was far more advanced than local students when I started JrHigh in another state. Limerick students were mostly well-behaved and well-disciplined. This was back in the day when the principle could give 'swats'. By reading the other reviews you can see what the leftist agenda has done to our schools and our kids. -Dave Darnell

  • (9 years ago)

    I strongly know this is the worse school. My children have been insulted hurt assulted by other students and nothing has ever been done the teachers have also been very unprofessional!

  • (9 years ago)

    My child was a kindergartener at Limerick last year and the education provided was adequate. There are many students with behavioral problems that affect other students yet nothing has been done to my knowledge to solve this issue.

  • (10 years ago)

    I feel this school needs improvement with disciplinary behavior in this school. My granddaughter(she is in the 1st grade) has had many problems with other students. eg pushing her down hit with a ball in her face scratched in the face and harrassed by some 4th grade students. Children have been turned away from breakfast or lunch for not having a meal ticket. This makes no sense. All children should eat no matter if they have a ticket or not. This may sound petty but a few of the women in the office have a 'rude' problem. This doesn't seem to change. Even after making comments about it to the Principal and Vice principal. I am hoping there will be some changes for the better in Limerick.

  • (10 years ago)

    Limerick is an excellent school.I have two daughters who attened Limerick that are now graduates from high school.I also have two boys there now 1 graduating from 5th and one from kidnergarten.The teachers and staff have always been helpful for the 18 years I have dealt with this school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Our son is in Kindergarten at Limerick and we could not be happier with the school and its staff. We have been to four of the schools extra activities. The school goes out of its way to ensure parent involvement and student achievement. The V.I.S (Very Important Student) assemblies are an ingenious way to give the students an extra reason to do their best. Who needs a PTA to be involved with their children and their school? Talk to your children their teachers and the staff! Get involved!

  • (11 years ago)

    I love Limerick and everything about it. Its safe clean and good staff.

  • (11 years ago)

    I was appalled to read the parent comment dated Sept. 2003. Limerick is a school where staff parents teachers and students work together to improve student achievement and foster a love of learning under the leadership of the principal. For the last four years test scores have risen consistently. Students have proudly showcased their achievement through special events such as Poetry Night Literacy Night Science and Math Night. Parents are always invited to school functions and are made to feel welcome on campus. It is true that there is no PTA at Limerick but there are plenty of other ways that parents are involved in the school. It is unfortunate that this parent doesn't keep up with the wonderful things taking place at Limerick. It is sad that people with little or no knowledge of our school its personnel or its achievements are allowed to make comments on this website.

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