School Details

Plummer Elementary School

9340 Noble Avenue, North Hills, CA 91343
(818) 895-2481
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 957 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

65%
54%
56%
68%
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

42%
40%
46%
60%
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

53%
58%
65%
70%
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

45%
53%
60%
68%
61%
65%
40%
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

69%
49%
60%
47%
46%
55%

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

Plummer Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Plummer Elementary School is Ibia Gomez, who can be contacted at img3849@lausd.net. 957 students attend Plummer Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Filipino; and Black, non-Hispanic. 59% of the Plummer Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 85% of the 957 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Plummer Elementary School is 18:1. Primary Academy for Success is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 85% 73%
Filipino 7% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 9%
Asian 2% 4%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 75%
Limited English proficiency 59% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    this school isnt what it used to be. clueless unengaged principal and mediocre disciplinary action. this school history has gone from bad to decent to worse than it was before. i took my kids out of this school and enrolled up the street at lassen elementary.

  • (8 months ago)

    This has always veen a great school with wonderful dedicated teachers but since they had a change of pricipal things have changed alot for the worst either they need to change principal or she needs to devote her self more staff kids and parents do as they please but overall is good school very safe area thanks to miss. Elias!

  • (11 months ago)

    This is a wonderful school big clean campus in a safe neighborhood library huge computer lab on-site cafeteria fantastic pre-k program SAS program and quality teachers! It greatly improved a few years ago with a fabulous principal. However the school could use a more engaged principal who is better at building school morale and a sense of community among parents.

  • (11 months ago)

    Plummer just started a PTA group. It will be nice to get support from a strong national and state group like PTA that advocates for our children.

  • (1 year ago)

    School library need to be updated everything ... The ambience especially the book materials. Very poor library..

  • (1 year ago)

    office doesnt pick up! it seems every time we call no one picks up the phone. the few times they do pick p im left uninformed and have to personally go to the office to clear things up.

  • (1 year ago)

    A gem of a school that is slowly going back down. Dr. Barrett and staff worked hard to improve plummer my two oldest sons graduated from plummer 2 years ago and had no problems grades k-6. This year my daughter is in fourth grade she tell me at home that the school is out of control and that incidents always occur. what is startling is that there is NO DISCIPLINE my kids tell me problematic students arent punished or face a consequence they are just left out to roam freely. principal is overwhelmed with academic and behavioral problems.

  • (1 year ago)

    Can someone tell me who is a good 1st grade teacher at Plummer? My son is shy and responds much better at this age to a female teacher.

  • (1 year ago)

    We keep calling the school no one picks up the phone. One time they picked up and the person answering the phone didn't have a clue about anything. She wanted to transfer me to someone else she kept calling her name the other person wouldn't answer her back. They don't even have an answering machine so they can take messages and return phone calls. What a disorganized school and parents actually send their' children here? You can tell a lot about a school from the way they run their' office. This one gets a big fat zero!

  • (1 year ago)

    I would like to commend the teachers of my kids Mr. A Velasquez and Ms. E. Hampel for all their hard work and dedication this year. They have both shaped the minds of my schoolers to become a better person and better learners. Plummer ES should be very proud and lucky to have such quality educators!

  • (1 year ago)

    Kudos! to ALL safety valet Volunteers. We feel safe and secure.every morning now. I can now drop off my kids from the valet and the traffic flow have improved a lot since they implemented this safety valet program...

  • (2 years ago)

    With the new Principal comes new worries! She is not as TOUGH as Dr. Barrett & has brought school moral to a new low. Stay away from this school! The leadership is clearly not what it used to be. The new principal is incredibly overwhelmed and unsure of how to take care of this gem of a school. She seriously needs to be replaced. A school that once used to bring pride is now at a new low! So sad.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is new into this school he is a transferee started last March the first thing I noticed is the school safety it's way far from the school where my son from at Wilshire Park Elementary LA I salute the principal and the PTA staff how dedicated they are it come to the safety of the children especially in the morning. And you hardly see the principal Mr. Franco not to be outside to make sure the safety of their student. Why I mention this because the staff off this school show exemplinary action and concern and that i slowly notice to the new principal of Plummer Ms.Ibia Gomez I hope this is not only for now but it's a good start to build rapport to the parents and school staff. And also I hope they would open more rest room especially near to the lower levels. My son got accident because rest room is to far away from their classroom he's now in room 31. And for the teachers my son teacher in 1st grade I forgot the name she is in room 23 she ok only is that she is always late to pick her student in the field. And now in 2nd grade his new teacher Ms. Amaya don't now her yet that much but so far with our last meeting she is impressive hoping for more !!!

  • (3 years ago)

    just need more safety after and before school time when the gates are open <>

  • (3 years ago)

    As I mentioned before the truth must have hurt someone. No one is denying that mr escudera is a good teacher. So is mr velazquez. I rated a five for teacher ratings. Good teachers doesn't necessarily mean a good school.

  • (3 years ago)

    To the parent that wrote "no parent out of their right mind is going to" you must be taking your child to a diffrent plummer. As far as my child has been going to plummer there has been no such problems maybe some traffic after school but that is about it. When it comes to education there doing great and more. My son couldnt have a better teacher ( Mr. Escudero) he has done an amazing job teaching my son. My son loves to go to school and do homework. Mr. Escudero makes sure to teach and help his students. I couldnt ask for a better caring teacher. The staff and everyone at plummer are great. Thank you Plummer Teachers your doing a great job. Oh and am not a staff I am a real parent. Keep up the good work.

  • (5 years ago)

    i think its a fine school attend its safe and has fine educated educators

  • (5 years ago)

    Plummer has been improving each year since my children have there. They have raved about all of their teachers. Both of my daughters had Mr. Mullen and absolutely loved him! He made their learning fun. They couldn't wait to go to school each day because of him. He and the other great teachers at Plummer deserve alot of praise.

  • (5 years ago)

    This year I took my student out of private school because Plummer has been getting such rave reviews. My child was placed in Mr. Lula's 4th grade class. What a pleasure it has been to see my child excited about school again. The state testing finished today and my son is so excited. His teacher prinicipal and coaches have inspired him to achieve and believe in himself. We know he is advanced and can't wait for his scores. The gifted program at Plummer is how the private school should run. Thank you so much Plummer.

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree with the person who mentioned Mr. Mullen and him being wonderful. He teaches extremely well and makes personal connections with each of his students. He motivates students like no other teacher my son has ever had. The school is getting better and better and I am proud to have my child there.

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