School Details

Richland Avenue Elementary School

11562 Richland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 473-0467
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 248 students 14 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

41%
54%
56%
55%
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

49%
40%
46%
78%
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

63%
58%
65%
74%
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

50%
53%
60%
47%
61%
65%
34%
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

82%
49%
60%
39%
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

Richland Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Richland Avenue Elementary School is Karina Salazar. 248 students go to Richland Avenue Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 27% of the Richland Avenue Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 66% of the 248 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Richland Avenue Elementary School is 14:1. Brawerman Elementary School?Wilshire Blvd Temple is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 11%
Asian 9% 4%
Hispanic 70% 73%
Unspecified 4% 0.7%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 9%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 646343%
Filipino 0% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 75%
Limited English proficiency 27% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Richland is our local school but we decided not to send our Daughter here for T-K or Kindergarten simply because the test scores in the higher grades looked horrible. We opted to send her to a private school in Santa Monica where she stayed until the end of 2nd grade. I really wish I hadn't have been so swept up with the test score number because if I had taken the time to visit the school see the small class sizes and meet the staff I dare say we would have sent our daughter here at the beginning and saved our selves money (which could have been going to a college fund) and we would have been part of the community earlier. Please don't judge this school (like I did) without visiting it or talking to some of the parents. The Booster club is very active and has been working really hard to raise funds for the school and the Principal is fully committed

  • (1 year ago)

    We are a school for advanced studies with many programs including preschool special Ed & general education classrooms grades K-6. Grades 4-6 departmentalize. We engage our diverse students with technology including smart boards computer lab music program library young storytellers program learning garden after school GATE & STAR programs. We also have amazing community involvement with our Booster club. Teachers have high expectations for all students & our campus is a safe learning environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    Remember the story of the Little Engine That Could? I think I can I think I can - and I can! Meaning - this school has such heart and is really turning in to something wonderful! The Principal Mr. Granade has an open door policy to parents staff and students. He listens. He is leading a dedicated team of teachers and staff who really care about the education and well being of each student. Richland Avenue is small and mighty. Parent support is on the upswing making the whole package complete.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a gem of a school tucked back in a great neighborhood. The school is warm and welcoming. The school is small which is a benefit in a gigantic city and a gigantic school district. This is a huge plus for a public school since everyone knows the students and parents. The staff is very approachable and the Booster Club is very supportive of the school and its students. What a find!

  • (1 year ago)

    Quite simply great school great faculty. Some that (with multiple children) over the years I can call friends. With only one year under his belt as a principal Mr. Granade has shown a real dedication to the students staff and campus. He's vested. I have one graduate and two with 2 or 3 more years to go. All good.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a new parent to the school and have had just a few encounters as my daughter will begin K in a day. This is truly a community school in which I have been welcomed directly by the Principal upon registering my daughter. I also reached out the a Booster Club parent who promptly responded to my introductory email. I look forward to engaging in my child's education and raising the expectations of public education.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is a find. I have a 3rd grader and one in K. Both are thriving and benefit from the small community school environment. All of the staff and teachers are very supportive. The school provides a number of extra circular activities including science classes GATE STAR and fabulous assemblies. All parents are welcome to participate in the classroom and in the Booster club. The new principal and teachers hired this last year are fantastic and fit well into the school environment. It is worth paying the school a visit.

  • (2 years ago)

    Love this school! My first grader is thriving beyond expectation and has become the teacher's little helper. We have been involved in this school for over 5 years and have been blessed by the level of involvement and exceeding desire by the teachers. They are happy at the school and it reflects on the children! I am able to walk to school and i look forward to the growth of this school as the neighborhood slowly realizes they truly have a hidden treasure in their backyard. Bonus the new principal is fantastic!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Richland is a gem of a school tucked away in a quiet West Los Angeles neighborhood. The school offers a small school environment with so much enrichment for the kids. Art music GATE an learning garden Young Storytellers an active parent group all are part of what makes this school wonderful. Richland has a fabulous new principal who is a strong leader and respected by students staff and parents. Teachers are all passionate about teaching. STAR after school program is offered for free as well as offering for fee enrichment. We are so lucky to have such a great neighborhood school!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter who is now finishing her school year at Richland's pre-K program LOVES this school and can't wait to start kindergarten which is a testament to the wonderful teaching staff as well as the nurturing school environment. There is a charming small-town but progressive vibe to this school that I've not found elsewhere--and I'm also a step-parent of an older child who attended (on permit) a 10 out of 10 rated elementary school in Bel Air. In terms of the sense of community and the respectful manners and leadership skills I've seen demonstrated by the kids I've observed on the Richland school yard and during events Richland is a top-notch classy school with parents who place a high value on academics as well as raising compassionate poised values-based kids. We also love the 1+acre school teaching garden and the CSA organic produce program organized by the booster club.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is absolutely thriving at this great neighborhood school. A small student body huge campus and great teachers is any parents dream. Plus they have an excellent Transitional Kindergarten program. We are very very happy our child attends Richland Avenue...GO TIGERS!

  • (3 years ago)

    After being hesitant of what has falsely been portrayed about this wonderful small school I sent my son to Transitional Kinder w/ Mrs K and we could not be happier and feel more fortunate to have this great school in our neighborhood. With only about 250 kids set in a very cute neighborhood where everyone at the school knows each other's name and strives to make this a memorable and valuable school experience for the students I am glad we made the decision to utilize our neighborhood public school. So far this year we've had a fair Bob Baker's marionnette puppet show gardening activities picnics and much more. The teacher had us at day one when she sent us home a cotton ball a bag of tea and a tissue symbolizing the softness of our children tea to relax with while we miss our kids and a tissue in case we shed some tears as our kids start school. (so nurturing and thoughtful dont you think? I recommend this school and hope our neighborhood families come join the rest of us who love Richland!

  • (3 years ago)

    Disappointing compared to the other schools in the area. Needs better leadership. Some parents are VERY involved which is a good start.

  • (3 years ago)

    Transitional Kinder class is very useful and my son loves this class. And Teacher Mrs.K is so kindness and great!!

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers and assistants in the Pre-K have been very helpful in preparing my nephew who has special needs for Kindergarten. They are patient kind and they bring happiness and laughter to the classroom.

  • (4 years ago)

    small school but have teachers with big hearts. i love the principal who is very accessible

  • (4 years ago)

    THIS IS A VERY SMALL SCHOOL WITH WONDERFUL TEACHERS AND STAFF. PLEASE HELP SAVE IT FROM BUDGET CRISIS.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love our little neighborhood school! My son's kindergarten experience was fantastic thanks to great teachers & staff. It didn't take long for everyone there to know his name (and mine) and make us feel right at home. I interacted with his teacher daily! He's thriving there & I couldn't be happier. We especially love the school garden & the arts program. This is a true community school!

  • (4 years ago)

    I was a student at this school from 1985-1988 until I moved away and I loved it.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our daughter started off at this school back in 2006 in the Pre-K program. We LOVED it! Mrs. Yamaguchi is a great teacher! I contribute the wonderfull program to my daughters success through 2nd grade! We didn't stay at Richland because we moved but we even thought about commuting this year to have our other daughter who is 4 now attend!! We really miss it there!

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