School Details

Marvin Elementary School

2411 Marvin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 938-3608
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 768 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

52%
54%
56%
55%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
40%
46%
60%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
58%
65%
69%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
53%
60%
74%
61%
65%
71%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Marvin Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Marvin Elementary School is Ivalene Cass. 768 students attend Marvin Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 45% of the Marvin Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 47% of the 768 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Marvin Elementary School is 17:1. Cienega Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 89% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 11%
Filipino 0.6% 2%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Asian 0.5% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 0.5% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 646343%
Unspecified 0% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 75%
Limited English proficiency 45% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Very deicated principal..no longer Ms. Cass by the way she was also great but Mr. Shum is amazing. Wish there was more parent involvement in regards to the kids

  • (3 years ago)

    We are new to Marvin this school year. We are happy with our child's teacher and feel fortunate to be in her classroom. I experience some of the other staff to be gruff and rough around the edges - not exactly gentle and nurturing to 5 year olds. The office staff are very professional. The Administrative leads are standoffish. Message is "we want parent involvement". Policy is "stay out". On the first day of Kindergarten parents needed to go when the bell rung. My child had JUST met the teacher only 3 days before the first day of school. That was sign #1 that there's a lack of awareness of the emotional health and age appropriate needs of these kids. Then 3 weeks later we were told not to walk our kids to their classroom and to say goodbye at the yard. My child was not ready to wander off to the class yet and this was really distressing to her. So the explicit policy is parent involvement while the implicit policy is drop off your kids and you'll see them (not the teacher - i.e. no check in or feedback) at 2. And the best is that they use candy treats as rewards for good behavior.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great school that offers alot of help for students with any kind of learning dissability. Teachers psychologist and school principal work together to fit student needs. I as a former student at Marvin Elementary and now my son attending here am very happy and satissfied with the help he has been provided. I recomend this school to anyone who is looking for their kids to succeed.

  • (3 years ago)

    umm hello well first of all i wanna say that marvin elementary is the BEST SCHOOL EVER this is coming from a 12 year old and i have been at marvin since i was in pre-school and it is he funnest safest coolest nicest school ever i just graduated marvin last year in 2010 it 2011 now i really miss marvin because its hard beinq at marvin since i was 5 and then just leaving all of a sudden so i try to back as much as i can but my mom say that no one can pick me up to go to marvin but it dosent stop me i still try very hard to go back to see my old teachers they are the reason i am who i am today and the reason why i got to graduate from marvin the best yearz at marvin for me was 3nd 4th and especially 5th i love marvin i alwayz have and i alwayz will so any parent that need to find a perfect school for their kids be sure to look up marvin avenue language magnet elementary. i really hope i get to go back to marvin because its the place tht i had the best moment of my life u can see how much it means to me when i was there i couldnt wait to leave but now i reqret it and wish i was there again but i know tht can happen again..well i love you marvin and i always will GO MARVIN

  • (4 years ago)

    Congratulations MARVIN on your achievement score of 806 ! You did it ! Your hard work has paid off.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a really nice school with a good environment. The magnet program offers foreign language studies which I enrolled my child in. I am pretty satisfied with the amount of learning my child has graduated this school with.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm very happy with my child attending this school. The teachers and staff at Marvin are doing a great job at improving the students overall performance. My second grader is in the Language Magnet program and I'm impressed at how well their being thaught. Marvin might be located in a low income community but that sure doesn't mean that it's a low achievement school. Great job Marvin!

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is good but the biggest problems are the parking and traffic that is made when droping or pickking up ur child. Other than that it's a great school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm very happy to say that this school has come along way.With a new leardership and new principal things seem to be coming together much better for the students. My child will be going to the 1st gread and she can't wait.

  • (6 years ago)

    Marvin has grown academically over the years. There is a lot of potential at this school that has a handful of dedicated teachers who go far beyond expectations. There is a lack of discipline at the school and some teachers simply have very low expectations for the students. If there was more parent involvement and proactive staff the school would continue to grow. I am somewhat dissapointed at the certain staff that lacks motivation and inspiration towards the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    While this school has improved over the years the academic program is still lacking. They basically only have a language arts and math formal program. It is the motivated teachers that will pull in the other subject areas. The teachers seem to try but the administrative leadership has very little to be desired. Probably could be a much better school with different leadership. Maybe then the parents too would become more involved.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a good public school.The some of the teachers are outstanding and they will go above and beyond for the students. If your child is above his/her grade level the teacher will let you know it and help you with any process to getting your child in the right school for him/her. I do'nt like schools that are on a track basis but do to overcrowding this is what it is. They have after school programs for kids and the parents are involvement is good. Academics are what is is for this school.

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