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About This School

President Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of President Avenue Elementary School is Milica Mladinich. 467 students go to President Avenue Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic, Filipino, and Pacific Islander. 18% of the President Avenue Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 60% of the 467 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at President Avenue Elementary School is 17:1. The Pines Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 50% 73%
Filipino 4% 2%
Pacific Islander 4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4% 646343%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 9%
Asian 10% 4%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Unspecified 0.4% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 75%
Limited English proficiency 18% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Overall the staff has been very effective and supportive towards student education and safety. I will say that my child's kindergarten teacher was not the best. He actually regressed. However he has a wonderful teach this year and has improved significantly. I can say my son enjoys his friends and loves President Ave. I can also say I do feel safe him being there which is very important to me.

  • (11 months ago)

    this is my daughter 2nd year in this school. she like it here she said everybody is nice the teacher and faculty. there doing a good job. as a parent if my child happy and learn good not only the learning how to read and write also the manner is very important to me. thank you so much to the teacher and faculty. to giving this children a bright start on there life....

  • (2 years ago)

    The principal Mrs. Mladinich was at Eshelman Elementary before coming to President. She can be rude insulting and discriminates against Latino parents. (She doesn't even speak Spanish.) If you just drop your kids off in the morning pick them up after school come to the conferences and nothing more you probably won't have any problems with her. But if you have any serious concerns about staff or conditions expect to be told that YOU are the problem. Don't bother trying to convince her that she is EVER wrong. She will throw you out of her office. This is an old-school administrator whose motto is "my way or the highway." Her kind will not be around much longer but until she retires heaven help our parents and our kids. Our previous principal Dr. Annour was friendly effective and highly regarded. Mrs. Mladinich is only marking time -- how sad.

  • (3 years ago)

    You know my daughter's dad is in the military and she's been to 3 schools. She's been here for only the year 2010-2011 and she's shown improvement in her grades academically. She's in room 9 Brownlie. I recommend this school alot to parents and kids.

  • (3 years ago)

    Very good school!!! Love the school and teachers clean and safe. My daughter is in the pre-k program and is the best. I am glad I was able to put my daughter in this school I always hear good comments on this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Love the school absolutely love the teachers. The neighborhood is not at all questionable. I've turned down two schools with API scores over 800 to bring my child here. I've interviewed teachers sat in classrooms and spoke with other parents about their experiences at all three schools. What I've learned during this "school shopping" experience is this API scores are not conducive to 'better education'. It is your child's teacher who provides that. Parents should work closely with their child's teacher to achieve academic potential rather than rely on state test scores to do that job. I've selected President Ave. because not only do the teachers and administrators respect you and your children they all have the same goal as you To have fun while learning and to maximize your child's potential.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love President ave school all 8 of my children have gone here and the experience for all has been a great one.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son has attended President Avenue School for the past two years. This is not his home school and I am so happy Dr. Annor has accepted my son into this school. Eventhough it is behind Narbonne High School President Avenue is safe and secure. The most amazing part of this school is the teachers. These teacers are dedicated extremely involved and caring. They are unified and all go above and beyond. It is so wonderful to see my son's teachers help him to succeed and master the California State Standards. One other component I like about President Avenue is their writing program. Many teachers use a program they've studied from Columbia University in New York. The after school program is FREE. President Avenue has a student orchestra program chorus and music classes and a great arts program. I am so happy with this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    We've lived in the area for nearly 3 summers and this is my son's first year attending President. Because of the negative things I've read on this paticular site I refused to send my son here and continued driving to Long Beach everyday to take him to and from school. This fall I enrolled him with much apprehension...not only because I wasn't pleased with the test scores but also because it's behind Narbonne. Although it took him a little while to get used to an LAUSD school (which is far different from LBUSD) I love his teacher! He has excelled and his report cards have continued to be high scoring. The administrators are fantastic! He also attends the after school program with the Boys & Girls Club and he loves it! Where else can you get free care help with homework a snack and playtime? I love it!!

  • (5 years ago)

    President Ave is a great school. My daughter has been attending Pres. Ave. since 3rd grade. The school offers 2 different after school programs orchestra PTA is very involved and the staff and faculty are amazing. Though it sits behind the local high school it is still relatively safe the older kids stay to their side of the street with little to no interference with the younger kids. Very happy with the expeirence my daughter has received here and hoping for the even more when she attendes middle school. With the education she has gotten at President Ave. I know she is ready.

  • (5 years ago)

    I had read some negative reviews about this school and was really nervous registering my son here. I went to the office and spoke with the staff regarding my concerns and they were really open with me and answered all of my questions. My son absolutely loves the school and I can see such a change in him from his previous school. He is more otoging and learning so much. The teachers are awesome!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    my daughter was assigned to a special need class. She received speech theraphy with Ms. Wain for two years i really loved the way and emthusiusm given to children with alots of energy. I wish my daughter was offered to stay in this school if all the teachers and staff are as awsome as Ms. Waim thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm the parent of three children all three of my children attend president ave. And they all started in the preschool program. A lot of people don't know about the preschool it is excellent program it prepare my children for kindergarten and also gave me parenting tools to help my children.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hi I was new to school and of course very worry about my daughter been but i now i leave my daughter with no worry it all! all teachers are nice and security is great. I was really impress of how my daughter learn a lot of stuff in less them a month she wrote her name and last mane numbers and ABC's really love this school!! as a parent I give this school A+A+A+

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been a parent at President Avenue for many many years. I have had seven children pass through and I have one to go. The leadership in this school has disappointed me in the past two years. Kids get away with things that would have never been allowed in the past. Parents come in and treat teaches and staff very rude therefore the students seem to think they can do the same. I would love the see the school discipline in the manner which would be effective to all students not just some. On the other hand I think the teachers at President Avenue are exceptional.

  • (7 years ago)

    Both of my children love President. I appreciate the diversity of the staff students and the school's ability to find ways for the students to be recognized for their efforts throughout the year not just academically but creatively. They have made great strides good friends and show a confidence that comes from knowing they are cared about by Dr. Annor his awesome staff and great teachers throughout the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school my daughter just started late 2006 and now were into 2007 she is soo happy..Ive seen her improve on on all her activities thanks to her awesome teacher..she couldnt of been happier..she loves that school! and I give it two thumbs up!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children that started President Avenue this year. I am very impressed overall with this school. The office staff have all been so helpful. When I bring my children to school in the morning I feel confident that they will be safe and well cared for. My children both like their school and their teachers so that gives me some piece of mind. I was very hesitant on enrolling them there at first but I am now glad that I did.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have an eight year old daughter that attends President. I truly field she is getting a quality education and it is reflected in her test scores. She also has the opportunity to interact with students of many different races and backgrounds. The parents are involved and friendly. The literacy coach principal yard staff parent volunteers teachers and students work together to make a great educational environment.

  • (8 years ago)

    The activities at president elementary school is great. I love it they really get involve with the student every teacher theire treat the kids like if they where theirs it is amazing to me and as far as the parent getting involve believe me you will want to it is so much going on you will be more over whelm then the student and teacher put together their togetherness willing the particapation is far up most. They get involve with the student one on one they have any and everything you can ask for in a school. I love them. Thank you president elementary school you are the best.

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