School Details

Overland Avenue Elementary School

10650 Ashby Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 838-7308
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 472 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

96%
54%
56%
89%
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

75%
40%
46%
89%
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

89%
58%
65%
96%
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

87%
53%
60%
85%
61%
65%
84%
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

Overland Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Overland Avenue Elementary School is Anna Born. 472 children attend Overland Avenue Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 5% of the Overland Avenue Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 11% of the 472 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Overland Avenue Elementary School is 17:1. Redeemer Baptist Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Korean

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 60% 9%
Asian 21% 4%
Filipino 2% 2%
Hispanic 11% 73%
Unspecified 1% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 75%
Limited English proficiency 5% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    All of our children are thriving at this school. It's hard to imagine any school public or private could be more nurturing warm welcoming and conducive to learning children.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school great programs and encouraged parent participant. My child is thriving & loves it. I give it a 5 star.

  • (1 year ago)

    Overland Elementary School is an amazing public school. The teachers are fantastic and the parent involvement is tremendous. It's a warm and wonderful community and I feel lucky to send my kids here.

  • (1 year ago)

    Overland Elementary School gave my son a wonderful start. He loved every minute of his 6 years there. He is well prepared for middle school and especially love the creative ways Overland teachers made learning fun especially in language arts math and science!

  • (1 year ago)

    We moved to this area well before we had kids and were just lucky to get such a great elementary school in lausd. A unique community experience where everyone is involve and the kids are happy and thriving.

  • (1 year ago)

    Overland is a fantastic neighborhood school in the middle of the 2nd largest US city. The sense of community is so strong and you can see that the parents dedicate so much of themselves to make a great elementary school experience for the kids. In addition to raising ALOT of money for the school many parents are able to dedicate their time and creativity to improve the school programming. The creative parents have found resourceful ways for fundraising which don't rely on parents' wallets. There is a committee that just looks for "Free Money" programs that offer donations to schools. (i.e. Give with Target or Scrips) The teachers are all overall very good - focused on the education standards but still they still develop a love of school and learning within the kids. We have had experience with a bad teacher here too and I found Principal Born was receptive to hearing constructive criticism. She addressed the concerns with the teacher that same day. Eventually that teacher left on her own. In this time when public school funding is so tight and pressure continues to mount I feel lucky that we are in a neighborhood with a great school.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have just left Overland due to a job transfer and we miss it so much! It's an incredible community of teachers staff and parents all working together to make this school amazing! No other school has Overland in Motion which is an exercise program started by a parent volunteer and is a real gem. Kids love coming to school here they are excited and adequately stimulated. It's fun and they feel safe. The parents work tirelessly every year to raise money to cover LAUSD shortfalls and participate actively in classrooms helping teachers or heading additional programs such as gardening talent shows etc. It's a unique one-of-a-kind place!

  • (2 years ago)

    A few years ago we moved our children to this school - one from a private school and the other from a Beverly Hills public school. We are so pleased with our decision. Our three kids are flourishing and really love their school. For the most part the teachers have been superior. The aggressive fundraising provides added resources that benefit the entire student body and the parent volunteers are so dedicated. There is a strong sense of community here and for that our family is so grateful!

  • (3 years ago)

    I just reviewed the school. I meant to say the parents raise several hundreds of thousands of dollars per year for the school. Amazing! A truly incredible public school experience.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have no idea why this school is highly rated. The staff are unable to discipline the children and do not know what they are doing. This is a very terrible school and anyone who would send their children here does not know what they are getting their kids into.

  • (3 years ago)

    I can't say enough wonderful things about Overland elementary as well as the STAR aftercare program. The teachers are so caring and the programs are outstanding! The computer lab science lab and library are fantastic! Overland in Motion is truly a sight to see in the mornings. As a full-time working mom STAR has truly exceeded all my expectations for aftercare. So many fun and educational things to do for the kids. The most common complaint I had from my child was "you picked me up too soon we were just going to do....".

  • (3 years ago)

    This review is about the after school STAR program. Overland's STAR staff is truly excellent. Our family has been in the STAR program for four years now and with most of the same staff. Marcus Ylana Mary Denise Margo and the other staff are kind caring and enthusiastic. I never have an ounce of worry about my kids being cared for after school while I am at work. They not only provide an entertaining program but handle social and emotional situations with other kids appropriately and efficiently. They are great about reporting anything necessary but don't overwhelm busy parents with too much information. I can't say enough about them!

  • (3 years ago)

    Overland is an excellent LAUSD elementry school with a great school wide morning PE program strong parent and community support and for working parents an outstanding STAR after school program. The STAR progam itself is a good program and available at many schools but the staff at Overland bring the offerings to life and make it exceptional.

  • (3 years ago)

    Overland Elementary is a fantastic school with GREAT Teachers a WONDERFUL Star program with loving attentive staff Parents who care and contribute their time and money to make sure that all the kids feel special and programs that encourage and inspire our kids to do and be their best. I feel so blessed to be a part of such a special school. How many other schools have exercise programs like Overland in Motion?! Genius!

  • (4 years ago)

    Overland is a great school with an awesome music art gardening and science programs. I just can't help but to agree a bit about the principal. She does need to be more proactive when it comes to parents with issues. I also just experienced how their after school programs also seem very exclusive and see winning as important instead of teamwork.

  • (4 years ago)

    The parent review posted on feburary 3 2010 is wrong and should be removed. I don't know if the person who wrote it was mistaken with another school but it is untrue. I have a first grader at this school and another two starting this year. My upcoming children have a 'kindergarten day' in June to meet kindergarten teachers and children and I can remember meeting the principal and K teachers in the auditorium on our son's first day of school two years ago. Parents are welcomed into the classrooms to help out and there is definitely a larger than average volunteer force at this school. Communication (paper email and phone) is a daily/weekly occurance and office staff have always been helpful to me. Bottom line Overland school has amazing teachers parents and an awesome surrounding community that really inspires our children to succeed.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers wonderful activities arts programs computer lab Science lab great Library the best kids and parents!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is in first grade at Overland and I could not have hoped for a better place to send him to school than Overland. The teachers are amazing and caring. The principal and vice-principal are among the most caring and dedicated I have ever seen and have a kids first mentality. I have a three year old and am excited to be sending him to Overland in the coming years.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter just graduated from Overland in 6/09 and I can only imagine the last negative comment is concerning another school. The teachers are among the most dedicated I have ever seen (I am a former teacher) and I never had any trouble talking to them. You do have to set up an appointment with the administrators and this is likely because they are busy running a school. This school is a gem. The principal could use a chill pill but I have to admit she has done wonders for the school. The assistant principal is a wonderful. If you want the world to fall at your feet this may not be the school for you.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wow! I'm so sorry that a parent had such a bad experience at Overland. I'm surprised too. The principal makes it a point every morning to greet students as they walk in the front gate. The office staff is always friendly and helpful. The school keeps parents in touch with emails phone messages and a weekly bulletin. Talking personally with your child's teacher can be challenging without setting up a formal meeting but they quickly respond to notes and emails and have even called in the evening to follow up on an issue. We've had a great experience at Overland.

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