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About This School

Paseo Del Rey Natural Science Magnet is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Paseo Del Rey Natural Science Magnet is Jennifer Theodore-Sullivan. 514 students attend Paseo Del Rey Natural Science Magnet and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 10% of the Paseo Del Rey Natural Science Magnet students are "limited in English proficiency." 46% of the 514 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Paseo Del Rey Natural Science Magnet is 19:1. St. Anastasia Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 38% 11%
Hispanic 26% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 9%
Asian 10% 4%
Filipino 0.6% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 646343%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Unspecified 0% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 75%
Limited English proficiency 10% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I am a retired LAUSD teacher and a grandmother who volunteers. I am delighted that my granddaughters attend Paseo. The staff are fabulous from the Plant Manager to the Principal. Everyone is involved in the children's education. I am surprised about the reference to the 60's by one poster. This school is as well run as my elementary school in the 50's! I have much more confidence in the educational environment and integrity at Paseo than I would have at many private schools. The teachers not only follow the State Standards but go well beyond! I am at the school frequently in and out of classrooms and I've seen only respect for others among all stakeholders. (I have never observed bullying either in classrooms nor on the yard.) There is great parent involvement in spite of many students not being "local." Any parent who isn't satisfied should become part of the solution by volunteering. The teachers know how to make the volunteer experience meaningful. Many volunteers there are former teachers but others bring special skills such as technology medicine or entertainment industry experience that really enrich the curriculum.

  • (10 months ago)

    To the parent who posted on 5/25...Let me get this straight...you are upset that our school is nothing like the schools of the 60"s? Well if I recall correctly you are right because most of Paseo's community would not have been allowed to attend a "white" school. Thank goodness we are nothing like that time period! The teachers at Paseo are hard working professional and caring nothing like you described. The school has the highest API in the area and that is because the teachers work so hard to have each child succeed....many times without any help from home. If you think expectations are too high then perhaps you need to reevaluate your perspective on education. Ask yourself....have you contributed to the school? Have you volunteered and worked with the teachers and administration? If not you may be the problem.

  • (10 months ago)

    It's adequate in comparison with a lot of LAUSD but it is a mess compared with schools in the 1960's. The teachers are in their own little kingdoms-- unanswerable to parents students or administration. Principal does the best that she can she has a difficult job trying to navigate all of the conflicting interests. The biggest problem the children are NOT the priority at LAUSD. The special education department is a joke (seriously understaffed and unfunded--not the Spec. Ed. teacher's fault). Majority of the teachers should have been fired years ago. Unfortunately this is a common problem at many schools. My child had a teacher who would sit and play his iPad in class as students worked on their own at their desks. I could do that for $60 000 or more a year. The bullying is also continuous and pervasive. Although she tried the principal was unable to do much. You'd think there would be some sort of limit on the # of times a child can physically attack another before they are expelled or at least have some serious counseling. Vulgarity by students is excessive and unchecked. Parents are not respected. Students' potential are not realized unless gifted so beware.

  • (1 year ago)

    Thank you to all of the supportive parents out there! We really love our students and ultimately have to make tough choices sometimes. We REALLY appreciate all of your hard work and support! ))

  • (1 year ago)

    To the teacher who says "shame on me"....really? I voted to keep you working for the entire year (no furlough days) and have supported this school with my time and money for 5 years...so far. The shame is on the teachers who voted that a paid P.E. program is more important than the full-time librarian! Thank heaven for the PTO who had the ability to pay for everything. Why do they have that ability? Because of parents like me who happily continue to support the many fundraisers conducted every year!! How did you vote??

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids love Paseo! The teachers really care and the principal Mrs. Sullivan is very present and involved with the students. I love how accessible the principal and teachers are to the parents and students. The school community really comes together to continue to thrive during LAUSD budget cuts. Keep up the great work!

  • (1 year ago)

    Awesome! The commitment to individualized attention character development and academic excellence is second to none. And there is a genuine culture of inclusion and celebration of diversity. My children love their experience daily.

  • (1 year ago)

    The Paseo staff and administration work extremely hard to meet the needs of all diverse learners with limited funds. Instead of being negative and nasty parents should be proactive in finding ways to help fund raise. Place blame on the state for lack of funding to public education not the teachers!

  • (1 year ago)

    Wow! When I first checked out this school's kindergarten I thought it must be a private school as I couldn't imagine a public school so well equipped. Both of my girls went thru kinder with an amazingly skilled teacher. As they have progressed thru the upper grades they have received individualized attention and a plan to address the development of the "whole child". The culture of the school is one of inclusion and it embraces its diversity-something I will look for in a middle school. The principal is a hands-on and caring leader who literally knows every child by name. There is good parent involvement in various groups to help the school and everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is an amazing school with an incredible staff of teachers administration and support staff. I am disappointed that a parent would right a review criticizing them for making a difficult choice in where the money should go. With the way LAUSD has cutback on funding and the teachers doing the best they can with what they have to work with. Our children still are still getting the best education around.

  • (1 year ago)

    The biggest asset that this school has is its amazing teachers. My daughter is in 5th grade and my son is in 3rd. They have both been at Paseo since kindergarten. Every teacher we have had in every grade has been excellent. Most have over 20 years of teaching experience. The principal is extremely dedicated and was named one of the 10 best principals in LAUSD a few years ago. We love how diverse this school is and how everyone gets along and respects each other!

  • (1 year ago)

    We are also very pleased with Paseo del Rey. We and other parents have been committed to being very involved with the school and it has made ALL the difference. Not that there aren't great teachers and administrators at this school because THEY ARE REALLY GREAT! It's just that the key is for groups of parents at every level to be very involved. We plan on doing the same at Orville Wright at the next level and then Westchester High again at the next level. As long as we parents remained totally committed I'm fully convinced that our kids will have a great experience in their years here in the Westchester/Playa area and will get a solid educational foundation.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter in the third grade is in her first year here at Paseo. She fell in love with this school on her first day! I must say we have fallen in love with Paseo too. A great adminstrative staff the principal Mrs. Sullivan has always been available and happy to converse and address parental concerns. She is not condescending and I truly appreciate this approach coming from a school where the principal was the total opposite. My daughter's teacher Mrs. Edwards is fantastic as I am hearing the rest of the teaching staff here is! It's awesome to see families who are really supportive of the school whether it's involvement through the PTO or involvement in their children's educational goals. It's an added bonus to have music/orchestra as an option and my kid raves about the library. All in all I am very happy to have found a gem of a school.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child goes here and have done really well absolutely loves the teacher. Principal is approachable a big plus and staffs are nice overall still play some favoritism. Somehow all volunteer moms end up in same classroom with the most favorite teacher for that grade level a little clique there. I would have giving 5 stars due to this took 1off. Majority of kids are bused in not neighborhood feel and hard to establish stable neighborhood friendship. At first I was really concerned for my child to go here now I am glad quite diverse & if the Principal doesn't have a good grip here will have many discipline issues. Teacher has about 22-25 students ratio can be tough to teach at time with so many different ranges background /weaknesses quite tough to make on the teacher to have entire class at same consistent level. Overall glad that my child got in and is top of the class. Would I choose this school again well if I can afford private school my child wouldn't go here but for LAUSD public school a magnet is always a better choice....

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school. My children have down so well here. The principal is amazing

  • (3 years ago)

    I love Paseo because the Principal still cares about the student and is very hands on. I am an administrator myself and I can tell you that Mrs. Sullivan loves her job and is very professional. The school cant help be he fabulous. Recently she helped my daughter's class learn traditional Indian dance moves for cultual diversity day.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school teachers are great and parents participation is awesome!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am so proud to be a part of this school. I've never seen a principal so dedicated to their school. Mrs. Sullivan is always approachable no matter how busy she is. With all the cuts going on from LAUSD she has managed to keep the morale up while losing teachers and staff which has been devastating to her. My daughter is in 4th grade and we have always loved this school. They have the best teachers which we love too!

  • (4 years ago)

    Paseo del Rey is the best. The teachers are all so kind and caring. We love everything about our school! The principal is so awsome and caring! We love Paseo!!!!!!!!!!1

  • (4 years ago)

    Paseo administration and faculty go out of their way to provide the students with what they need. This includes children who are having difficulty with academics or behavior. They try to obtain outside help from the community and from parents. They also HAVE rules that need to be followed so that all children can received their education in an appropriate atmosphere.

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