School Details

Seventh Street Elementary School

1570 West Seventh Street, San Pedro, CA 90732
(310) 832-1538
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 474 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

66%
54%
56%
73%
57%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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%
40%
46%
86%
65%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

79%
58%
65%
93%
70%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

70%
53%
60%
74%
61%
65%
68%
51%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

Seventh Street Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rancho Palos Verdes. The principal of Seventh Street Elementary School is Wendy Sanchez, who can be contacted at wss8405@lausd.net. 474 students attend Seventh Street Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 6% of the Seventh Street Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 58% of the 474 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Seventh Street Elementary School is 18:1. Brighter Days Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Italian

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 64% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 11%
Asian 4% 4%
Filipino 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Unspecified 0% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 75%
Limited English proficiency 6% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    For the parent who just said that the PTO is there to gossip and they include their children well guess what the children are included because the parents volunteer for THE CHILDREN. Where are the children supposed to go if their parents are there? By the way check your spelling and grammar before you post something about a school. And remember those women you are criticizing are there for your child and they spend their time there for your child also. I've been in there lots of times and the PTO president is there almost all day and she has her baby with her most of the time because as a stay at home mom she has decided to dedicate her time to the school and her children and she chooses to bring her child because she's not the type of mom to just leave her child with people. I think you shouldn't knock the parent who is there for your child to benefit. Maybe you should go and ask what you can do to benefit your child

  • (8 months ago)

    Seventh Street Elementary's teachers consistently show a very ligh level of caring and professionalism. I personally know several teachers there who frequently attend additional trainings on their own time on their own dime so they can stay current with the latest trends in instruction and materials. They are warm friendly hardworking dedicated teachers whose students look up to them and trust them. The principal is giving 110% taking on a very diverse student body a challenging economic climate a burdensome and oppressive district and still making every effort possible to be a friendly resource to students and their parents. The demands on her time are beyond imagining yet she is responsive and responsible. I would hope that all parents of Seventh Street students would look inward think honestly about whether your children are well-rested clean fed read to encouraged and assisted with their homework arrive at school on time ready to learn and act as friends toward other children. It's a lot to ask of parents; and it is easy to point fingers and assign blame. We all share the burden; let's do it with kindness and good will.

  • (8 months ago)

    My kids have been coming to this school since my oldest was in 1st grade ..he is now in 4th. The people that use to work in the office were very friendly and most of the teachers are pretty good. There's only one lady in the office that's friendly and always smiling and willing to help. I honestly do not like the new principal. She's not welcoming ..she's not friendly..she doesn't introduce herself to parents or doesn't say anything when we walk by her. She doesn't take the time to get to know the kids. It was all bad as soon as the last principal left! Seriously thinking bout pulling my kids out.

  • (9 months ago)

    Seventh Street School offers a talented and commited teaching staff invested not only in educating our kids but also involving and encouraging parents questions and/or concerns. Ms. Sanchez has done an amazing job transitioning into her role as principal. Ms. Sanchez in my experience can be seen nearly every morning outside school greeting the kids as they are dropped off often calling them by their first names and with a big smile on her face. She is approachable and makes time to listen to the kids and parents as well. As with any school parents need to get involved and stay involved year round. Raising good kids who learn to value education is NOT solely the responsibility of our schools. It starts at home it starts with YOU. Seventh Street's PTO includes a dedicated president and vice president that are doing all they can to give our kids the best opportunities available. So if you want to be part of a school that is highly motivated to promote learning is involved and supported by its community and embraces parental involvement then Seventh Street is the school for you and your family.

  • (9 months ago)

    As I read these reviews I can t help but think Are we talking about the same school and the same principal?? I have been a parent at 7th Street for a couple of years now and I have to say that all my interactions with the current principal have been very pleasant both when she was a teacher and now in her current position. She has always participated in school events like the talent show and Mc Donald s night with a smile on her face. Things mentioned in previous reviews seem unrelated to her current position and an unfair judgment. Yes changes have occurred to the school but change is good and sometimes it takes time for others to see it. I would recommend this school to any of my friends because I am happy with the leadership teachers staff and the education my daughter is receiving.

  • (9 months ago)

    I am appalled at the fallacies posted on here about the current principal. At Mc Teachers night her son bought raffle tickets! He was buying tickets right in front of me in the line! To stay on the subject of her son what kind of parent talks about another persons child? Would you want people publicly talking about yours? I did see her son outside of McDonalds-waving at his friends through the window but he was on the sidewalk not the street and he wasn't the only child doing that. For the two years I have been at 7th I have ALWAYS been treated with respect And said hello to. My advice maybe say hello first -) I'm saddened by the lack of support for the current principal. I'm very happy as is my child. Oh and finally my child has a permit and I'm NOT Title I. Sheesh get the facts right before publicly attacking the leader of your child's school. I hope that this gets resolved it sounds like a personal attack and doesn't belong on a school page. Be blessed all.

  • (9 months ago)

    This school year has been a nightmare from the first day of school which was total chaos to all the changes the new principal. This principal is only there for a paycheck she does not care about our kids. The school gates in the morning do not open until 7 50 am and the kids are no longer allowed to play on the yard in the morning. If it was up to her our kids would not play on the yard at all. She is rude and not friendly at all! I've witnessed her on several occasions walk right past parents and not even say hello. if you're in the office she will walk right past you and not even look at you. I don't know why she even showed up at McTeachers she was unfriendly and just plain rude while her kids ran freely in the parking lot. This school has become over crowded with all the permits that we're giving out because the want the title 1 and the kids who are permitted in are all the bad kids and bullies and its unfair to the kids that 7st is there homeschool. As parents we have a right to speak up and do something about this. We need to start contacting our board member.

  • (9 months ago)

    My HS friend moved back to Pedro and enrolled her baby in the same school my daughter is. I tried to go to all events so I can introduce her to the teachers and parents so we go together. Together is how we witnessed so many ouchs the new principal has made since school started. My friend was worried and upset about the school having this lady in charge so decided to voice her concerns in this website. I would have not say anything bout it until Tuesday when she called saying she posted what she saw and thought about the principal and all of the sudden the post was gone. How is possible? IDK why they removed her opinion but is wrong. Shame on whoever did that. She just said what every1 knows the principal didn't show her face at back to school night. Her son or daughter running ON the street where cars were flying by while she was @ mc'Donalds not buying raffle tickets when that money goes to her school! She is for sure not a social butterfly! She doesn't even says hi. Absence of communication. I just hope someon does something about this and this doesnot get erased too.

  • (9 months ago)

    The teachers and staff at 7th street are great. The new principal is very rude and unprofessional. She lacks leadership and does not have our kids best intrest. The campus has a open door policy but does not feel that way. She will walk right pass parents without saying hello or even acknowledge them. This school year has been a total nightmare from the 1st Day of school. I have noticed a lack of parent involvement since the new principal including my self. We are looking into a new school.

  • (10 months ago)

    My daughter attended last year and I loved everything about the school. This year is just horrible and I have had so many issues! The staff is rude at times my child was thrown into a split class the first day of school due to high volume of new kindergarteners and no one bothered to notify me. She comes home and says sometimes her teacher doesn't help when asked. The school has gone downhill and I am no longer happy with it and will be looking into other schools.

  • (10 months ago)

    As a first time LAUSD mom I can honestly say I am pleased with 7th St. School! From everything to the enrollment process to having access to the principal to the amazing structure creativity and academic rigor in the class room 7th St. has been a positive experience for us! School communication is clear and concise. The principal has been available and willing to discuss my concerns. I believe she has a vision for the school that not only upholds safety and fairness but upholds high academic expectations as well. Isn't that what we want most for our kids--an opportunity to learn the most that they can in a fun and innovative way?! My daughter's teacher just blows me away! She is so kind and professional and pushes the children academically at just the right pace. I am excited to learn more about the school. I just joined the PTO and hope to support the school as much as I can.

  • (1 year ago)

    I can't believe this school is going downhill. My daughter came to this school and we loved it. Such a wonderful school and memories!With such wonderful teachers and staff opportunities for parents to get involved and we got a new principal that doesn't even bother to say hi to the parents around the school. She doesn't reflects authority. The school lacks discipline and good kids are being the victims of plenty of bad kids that can get away with whatever they do because nobody does anything. Ridiculous rules like kids not allowed to play in the morning and a principal that doesn't want to get her hands into dealing with all this kids that misbehave because THEY CAN and nobody will stop them. What happened to notes or phone calls to parents when a kid is being a brat? My grandkid had suffered from these situations and it is getting worse every time. Punching spitting stealing hitting and nobody does anything. Amazing that an interim principal did much more for our school than our principal now.

  • (1 year ago)

    My family relocated to San Pedro in October of last year and 3 of my 4 children are attending 7th Street. I was very nervous and did not know what to expect since moving from AZ and attending another school in LA was a less than positive experience. 7th St teachers and staff were so personable and helpful from start! They have very low turnover and are well connected to the community. My children have each gone on at least a few field trips this year. Infact the 5th grade is taking a 3day trip to camp at Catalina Island where they will kayak scuba dive etc! I would like to see more emphasis on technology typing and computer skills/labs and a school website would be one important area they could implement and improve on; however the 5th grade has received Ipads this year. I would like to see an increase in after school clubs and activities but they do offer several already. PTA is very involved and keeps a consistent and active schedule of events. They switched principals mid year and the previous principal still comes to their events even today as she is so fond of the students and staff and vice versa! with the parents. I am very pleased with 7th St!

  • (1 year ago)

    This year was my son's first time at 7th street elemantary and I must say I am extremely pleased with how well organized this school is as well as the staff! The teachers are great and the principal is amazing!! I have never met a principal to be so enthusiastic and over all just so happy to be there everyday and so excited about the school year. I love how secure the school is and how no one is allowed on campus without checking in the office. The parking is a bit difficult but everything else about the school makes up for it. I will definitely enroll my son again next year.

  • (2 years ago)

    Seventh Street is an amazing school to work at. The community students staff and principal give 100+% every single day! I'm feel so blessed and proud to call Seventh Street my second "home".

  • (2 years ago)

    SEVENTH STREET SCHOOL is by far one of the BEST schools in San Pedro. Beginning with the Principal Mrs Saldivar who is CARING of all her students.She is definately a person who goes OVER and Beyond for her School Staff Parents and students. All 4 of my children attend this school and because of the DEDICATED teachers office staff Before and After-school care (MRS. ROSAS) I can actuallu go to work every morning with my mind at ease. This school is a Great Friendly welcoming school and ALL my kids have PERFECT ATTENDANCE because they LOVE going to school. That is most important to me. Thank you 7th street Staff for being as GREAT as you are.

  • (3 years ago)

    I absolutely love the PTO ladies! They are always so helpful and willing to go out of their way whenever you need something! They are all so nice and welcoming! Whenever I walk into the center they greet me with "Hello" and offer me coffee or water! I have never been to a school that has this much parent involvement! Thank you so much for making a new parent feel so welcome!

  • (3 years ago)

    Alrighty now! My little Guy (2nd grade) came home from school today and proudly announced he was now the recycle monitor!!! hmmmm.... "recycle monitor" he gets to walk around the school with a recycle bin and pick up TRASH!!!! what the!!! isn't that why they pay a maintenance person!!!! am I standing alone when I think this is completely off the wall!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    7th Street ES is in a very peaceful residential area. My son arrived at the school after the winiter break. I was so impressed by and grateful for the care his new teacher took to make him feel welcome and feel part of the class. It was obvious to me that the teacher and the principal were committed to nurturing the whole child -- not just concerned about test scores. I was also pleased to see that the Arts play an important role at the school. The school is also active in the community. There is a real nice feel about 7th Street -- a child friendly place to learn. The Principal labeled it as a school with a heart. I whole-heartedly agree with him.

  • (5 years ago)

    The assistant principal is extremely professional and caring toward students and parents. An excellent educator.

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