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About This School

One Hundred Eighty-Sixth Street Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of One Hundred Eighty-Sixth Street Elementary School is Marcia Reed. 776 children attend One Hundred Eighty-Sixth Street Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian, Hispanic, and Unspecified. 40% of the One Hundred Eighty-Sixth Street Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 82% of the 776 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at One Hundred Eighty-Sixth Street Elementary School is 18:1. Gardena Valley Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Japanese
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% 4%
Hispanic 73% 73%
Unspecified 4% 0.7%
Filipino 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 646343%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 11%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 75%
Limited English proficiency 40% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school my son did 2 years of pre-school and is now in Kindergarten with Ms Lambardo who is amazing I feel she pushes the kids potential in a very good way and gives them home work and or assignments that encourage parent involvement. Over all the staff and principal are all very friendly and helpful. I have also noticed the school is very clean.

  • (2 years ago)

    i have mixed feelings about the school. Don't get me wrong it's a good school. Both my kids love it but in another hand I just don't think they praise the kids enough that have certain disability. My older child was labeled as a "problem child" because of his kindergarten teacher. Parents don't think they don't have a system for all the kids. I also don't think that giving awards to just "good" students is fair. How about kids that do have disability but doesn't get recognized. My child has been going to this school for 4 yrs and not once did he receive an award for his hard work. He turns in his homework everyday tries his best but is never recognized for it. I understand he is impulsive but that's part of having ADHD. I feel bad every time my younger child gets an award and my older one doesnt. He will always ask me how come he does not get one. What do i tell him your teacher doesn't think you are good enough? Even though i know he has been trying. But as a parent all i can tell him is we just have to try harder even it's upsetting to see. I think all kids should be recognized and awarded not just in academics.

  • (2 years ago)

    Anyone could have reported you...a neighbor a family member a colleague etc. Teachers are mandated reporters. You are misinformed about the responsibilities of the school and the teachers. Safety is first and foremost for all of our students. This is an excellent school and we put children first!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am disappointed by the way certain things are handled at this school. We were reported to Child social services by the school. More than likely my childs teacher. We are good parents who are very attentive and caring to all of our kids. No one at the school EVER asked us anything or tried to communicate to us regarding our child. Child social services said not to worry its more than likely nothing but busy body teachers can do or say anything and there you have it a case against you. It doesnt matter if you are a great parent who is hard working. This really leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Be careful parents. It obviously doesnt matter what kind of parent you are if the teacher has a problem with you you will have child social services after you.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is in kindergarten here and he loves it so much he wishes he could go on the weekends too! My daughter is also going here in the 5th grade and she's enjoying it as well!

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school. The teachers are great loving staff and a Awesome principal. Mrs Reed is the best. My daughter was in Mrs. Garcia's 4th grade class. Words can't express how amazing she was. I wish she could follow us until she finish 12th grade. I have a kinder who will start this fall we can't wait. Just a overall AWESOME teaching program. And the after school program with Jane can't be touched! Megan

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent learning environment. GREAT Teachers and staff. Mrs. Reed is an awesome principal. Lots of learning activities available for the kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daugher is having a blast in this school all at the same time is learning!!

  • (7 years ago)

    We've moved quite a bit in the past and have experienced schools from the Torrance District and Long Beach District. I have to say that this is by far the best school that I've ever seen! The leadership teachers and the rest of the staff are phenomenal! As a parent myself I love being able to participate with such a great school!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is our home school but I elected to send my son to charter school in kindergarten. Well when he entered 2nd grade it became an inconvenience to take him to a school 25 minutes away. To my surprise 186th St had excellent teachers. I have enjoyed a great relationship with every teacher he has had. The curriculum was excellent and I know my son is more than ready for middle school this fall. I m surprised by the low rating and know now that I will have to go by more when making a determination for middle school. If you are an involved parent then your child will experience a rewarding eduation at 186th St. I was very satisfied with the teachers and principal.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this is a great school my son is in kindergarden now and I just love the teacher Mrs. Saks she is great with the kids and at the same time she shows them respect and manners which I think is very important. Well the principal what can I say Mrs. Reed is very energetic and always has time to talk to parents about any concerns. Also I would like to add that there Pre-K program is the best! Mrs. Nyi is a great teacher and anyone who is fortunate to be with any of the above teacher will be very very lucky! I give this school A+

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has done wonders for my child she has improve so much at this school. Mrs Reed has raised the school spirit so much even I chant the the school theme song 'Let's Soar Hoot Hoot Hooray!'. The parents are so involved in all the activities at 186th St. I like the fact that when I need to talk to the principal or the teachers they are readily available. To us that means a lot.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son just started 186th street school after coming from an accelerated program. The API scores at 186th street school are a turn-off for me but this is our home school. I hope that he gets the best teachers so that he doesn't regress. I'm also disappointed that the principal has not given a comment or any remarks on behalf of her school on 'GreatSchools.Net' website. I'm wondering does she not think the school is so great...hum?

  • (11 years ago)

    My oldest son started kindergarten at this school in 1996 he graduated 5th grade 2 years ago. We moved out of the school area when he was in 2nd grade. Since then.....he attended the school on a permit. His 2 younger brothers have also only attended this school as I have found it to be the very best of the very best. The teachers are fantastic. The cirriculum is great. They have so many programs for children of all learning levels. I have not yet found a teacher at 186th Street School who is not the cream of the crop when it comes to teachers. I can honestly say that I have not one complaint in all these years and....nothing but the highest respect for the school and it's staff.

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