School Details

Palisades Charter Elementary School

800 Via de la Paz, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 454-3700
10

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-5 500 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

91%
54%
56%
90%
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

87%
40%
46%
90%
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

89%
58%
65%
92%
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

88%
53%
60%
84%
61%
65%
91%
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

Palisades Charter Elementary School is a charter elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Palisades Charter Elementary School is Joan Ingle and can be contacted at joan.ingle@lausd.net. 500 children attend Palisades Charter Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 4% of the Palisades Charter Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 5% of the 500 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Palisades Charter Elementary School is 18:1. Village School, Inc. is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 80% 9%
Hispanic 8% 73%
Unspecified 4% 0.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Filipino 0.5% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 646343%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 75%
Limited English proficiency 4% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My children have attended Palisades Elementary since kindergarten and overall their experience has been excellent. While there are some bumps in the road caused by LAUSD hiccups the charter process caring faculty involved parents and a principal experienced with the bureaucratic district nonsense are extemely important and highly valued.

  • (1 year ago)

    Pali Elementary is a great school... the administration office staff and all the teachers really seem to care about our children. Each child is considered for their unique personality and talents. There is no "box" your child is put into...it is a friendly and inviting environment . Highly recommend the school!

  • (1 year ago)

    If you live in the Pacific Palisades (or want to Lottery in) and you have your concerns/doubts about Public School/LAUSD yes it's a "system" but with the superb leadership of "both" the dynamo and truly caring Principal plus the passionately involved and seriously committed hard working parents this LAUSD Elementary is a "Gem"! Academically it's seriously comparable to (and in some case(s) beats) local privates. Consider saving your money for middle or high schools or most of all college. A well run relatively small historic treasure that has an "authentic" connecting school community.

  • (1 year ago)

    A wonderful gem in the community. Superb administration teaching and staff; accompanied by unbelievable parent involvement.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is fantastic. The teachers are academically strong and extremely caring. My daughter is doing very well academically she is happy and she is receiving a wonderful well-rounded experience. A real part of the community (it seems we are saying hello to fellow parents and kids everywhere we go in the neighborhood)! We love Pali Elementary!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Pali Elementary is a solid community with families sharing the enthusiasm of the school's leadership and educators for ensuring excellence in education at the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Fantastic school - from the principal on down - with VERY active parents - great teachers and policies - lots of fund raising - the arts (drama music) is exceptional - best public school (Charter) I have seen in LA

  • (4 years ago)

    My grandson loves to go to school every day and is excited about the process of learning. He has an excellent teacher that has made this happen

  • (4 years ago)

    The parent involvement student body and teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    becaue it give all personal care and attantion to kids

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an above average school with a very strong community behind it. I think sometimes the enthusiasm of that community can prevent parents from seeing some of the flaws in the school. The principal is not very innovative nor particularly bright and that seems to have stalled the curriculum. Instruction is frankly dull and uninspiring. The kids are learning the material but there isn't much joy or enthusiasm around the work. The better teachers here transcend this by going off-book but some of the teachers in particular in 4th and 5th grade are taking the easy approach and doing really dull units. I felt sorry for my daughter when I saw the assignments and projects she was doing in 5th grade. This is a good school no doubt but it could be a great school with a little more creativity

  • (4 years ago)

    Palisades Charter Elementary School is exactly what we all wish a school should be. The administration is devoted to making the best of resources and involving the community. The teachers are devoted to their profession and helping the children. The student body is a real slice of life an excellent social environment to accustom and prepare the children for real life. The support of the parent's group makes up for LAUSD funding problems by providing wonderful art music and athletic activities. All put together the attitude of the administrators teachers pupils and parents is strong and extremely supporting.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great value structure - and school rules (mutual respect attentive listening) and I really like that one of the primary mandates of the school is developing interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

  • (4 years ago)

    A great community school with a respect and zest for learning communication and the nurturing of young minds.

  • (4 years ago)

    Parents teachers administrators and staff are collectively committed to giving our students the best possible education. It's a true "neighborhood" public school.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a terrific community of teachers staff parents and children.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great kids eager to learn committed parents and very hard working group of teachers come together to build a great school

  • (4 years ago)

    The community spirit is like no other place. We love it!

  • (4 years ago)

    Palisades Charter Elementary school is a wonderful school where the children's voices are hear and cared for.I am a parent of a child with special needs who struggles with his own voice who since joining this school is nutured and cared for. This is a wonderful school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great community of parents and teachers supporting excellent public education

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