School Details

Mountain View Elementary School

6410 Olcott Street, Tujunga, CA 91042
(818) 352-1616
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 447 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

81%
54%
56%
81%
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

53%
40%
46%
81%
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

88%
58%
65%
90%
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

80%
53%
60%
76%
61%
65%
70%
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

Mountain View Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Mountain View Elementary School is Elizabeth Harker. 447 students go to Mountain View Elementary School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 27% of the Mountain View Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 52% of the 447 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Mountain View Elementary School is 20:1. Mekhitarist Fathers School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Martial arts self defense
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 72% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 2% 0.7%
Hispanic 18% 73%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 75%
Limited English proficiency 27% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My daughter is enrolled in the same class in Kindergarden ha Mrs. Jordan is a great teacher and my daughter loves her dearly. She always wants to write her notes and today she brought in a little yellow heart with herself and the teacher. I can just tell how much my daughter loves her teacher and how great a teacher she is my daughters grades reflect that. This is a great school and although Im trying so hard to make a move so that Mountain View can be in our back yard per say lol it's definetly worth the little extra drive to get my daughter the best education she can get. I would reccomend this school to any parent who truly wants to set a foundation for the building blocks of your children's future our future. Summer will be bittersweet because although daddy will have his little girl back all day my daughter is gonna take it rough with not having Mrs. Jordan as her teacher no longer (. You can bet we will be visiting her quite often though ). Great school great teachers and Im truly happy to say my daughter is enrolled in a great school and will succeed!

  • (1 year ago)

    I have enrolled my daughter to Mountain View Elementary . This truly is an outstanding school. Due to the low enrollments there has to be a sacrifice in loosing a wonderful teacher!!! Unfortunately my daughter's kindergarten teacher will be the one to leave. My daughter came home today really sad to know that Mrs. Lawrence was the teacher that is leaving. She will be missed by all her kindergarten class!! Hopefully more students will enroll in this truly wonderful high achieving school that is in their very own back yard. Wanted to disclose this info incase anyone was reviewing or researching local elementary schools in the area.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child is attending Kindergarten at Mountain View and we have had a great experience thus far. It is a small school so we have gotten to know the principal and the teachers well and everyone is very nice. Due to budget cuts there are a lot of things cut but the current PTA is working hard to raise funds to support the school any way they can. I am glad I chose this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Kids are sweet. Many experienced and caring teachers like Stager in first grade Very low accountability in upper grades No behavior control - 5th grade is awful! Some teachers are ready to retire and won't give homework won't connect with students and parents and are teaching the gifted classes - what a shame! Principal has no leadership and no tight focus or organization Since the new principal has been at the school scores have been dropping every year - they must start to pull things together!!! Really with LAUSD I guess anything goes including continuous drop in scores and nothing that gets done!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been at mountain view for five years and from experience it is a very good school. The campus is very clean and safe. The teachers are great and there is free after school intervention! I recommend that you take your child to this school and they will succeed in all areas.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mt View is a gem! They have under 500 kids from K-5th. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to volunteer. The teachers and staff are experienced and truely love to educated our children.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has incredible teachers and staff and a fantastic principal who is completely hands on. The parents are very involved which help the school thrive.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is entering 5th grade and we've loved all the great teachers and wonderful staff. I have another daughter starting Kindergarten in the fall who is trilled to be attending this fantastic school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of 3 boys who went to this school you have to be involve in pta to be able to have good experience in this school the education is good is you are lucky to get a good teacher and you need to request a head of time and visit the school before you enroll your little one. to much politics. you child have to be an outstanding student to be able to get the attencion that you are looking for. some teacher pick their student too to be able to teach but no all of the kids gets lucky to be in their classroom. good luck. now they have a new principal that I am not familiar with but the previous ones were horrible. so my advise to you is to be involve in pta and visit the school often as you can .

  • (5 years ago)

    I was nervous about my child attending a school in the LA unified district but Mountain View is a wonderful school! The teachers are great the principal and the PTA are all first class. I'm so glad my kids will both be there this year.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and motivation of the faculty and the strong academic program this small school offers. Within the confines of limited resources of LAUSD the school is giving at least a comparable education that I used to pay good money for. With a school like this I wonder what justifies paying the high real estate price for the neighboring towns where all parents flock for 'better schools'

  • (6 years ago)

    one of the best elementary school our kids can go to now days they are caring and understanding what the kids are going through those days.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the best school in terms of API in the local vicinity. I checked out some other schools in the area but felt almost immediately that this is the school that I wanted my daughter attend. The school grounds are located in a better neighborhood than the others offering open enrollment and also there is more diversity in regards to the students attending this school. I love the enthusiasm and effort of my daughter's Kinder teacher Miss S.. She is an outsanding teacher who produces outstanding students. We are extremely thankful to her.

  • (7 years ago)

    I chose to send my child to this school thru Open Enrollment. I've been very pleased with her K teacher Ms. Simpson who is new to the school and have been blessed with a class size of 12 kids ... The Asst Principal Mrs. Loverme is wonderful. I have not had much interaction with Principal Harker but I don't think that she goes out of her way to talk to parents. I love that this a smaller school with under 500 kids K-5 and that there is a great afterschool program Woodcraft Rangers where my child gets to do Arts&Crafts as well as Painting (they also have sports as a choice).

  • (8 years ago)

    My child started Mountain View in Kindergarten and had a great experience the first two years. She had an awesome Kindy Teacher who also became her 1st Grade Teacher. That particular Teacher is creative shows a sense of humor and really relates to her kids. Being in a SAS class her homework was plentiful but totally appropriate for the new demands of education. It is hard to come by any information on arts programs such as GATE or homework clubs etc. The fine arts are at the bare minimum but karate classes are offered. The school is becoming very popular and kids in different grades are being combined which is not a positive change. On the flip-side the Principal is very interactive and shows good leadership.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is excellent considering some of the silly restraints under which it must operate due to district acquiescence to state politicking. The teachers are for the most part eminently qualified and are excited by teaching. Both my children have/are attending and my only suggestion would be for the local district to begin gifted & talented identification prior to second grade. There is not much in the way of extracurricular activities this being an elementary school but for the past 5-6 years the staff have written grants for arts programs that have been brought in to complement the curriculum. The after-school program is a joke. When homework club is being run by parents it's good but it's hard to get volunteers for that and the district program isn't that great except for kids who like to play sports.

  • (8 years ago)

    The kindergarten teachers at Mountain View are exceptional! My daughter left kindergarten this year knowing how to read and write sentences. I enrolled my daughter in Kindergarten with the fear that she could be left behind academically because she was the youngest in the class and a very strong-willed child. She didn't like to be told how to do things. Her teacher worked very hard with her and never gave up and I thank her and Mountain View for everything they have done to help my daughter succeed. The teachers work hard to prepare the students for the next grade.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is awesome. The staff and education is great and there are friendly parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our daughter was very shy starting kindergarten her teacher made point of giving her interactive jobs in the classroom and leadership roles and now she is very outgoing. She was already very gifted and we were concerned that she would not be challenged at a public school. But Mountain View takes pride in their state testing scores and have done very well. Our daughter's teacher gave her extra assignments and allowed her to come up with her own projects. The principal is also very involved with parents and the school does a great job of keeping everyone informed.

  • (10 years ago)

    Mountain View appears to be a decent school however there are many problems within the paced math programs and language programs which aren't being addressed by the principal and staff. I do not believe the school district has a handle on the educational programs they have chosen for the student body. I have been very disappointed with my daughter's education there.

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