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About This School

Shirley Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Shirley Avenue Elementary School is Donna Zero. 643 students go to Shirley Avenue Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 37% of the Shirley Avenue Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 79% of the 643 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Shirley Avenue Elementary School is 17:1. Kirk O' the Valley School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Italian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 83% 73%
Asian 7% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 11%
Filipino 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.7%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 75%
Limited English proficiency 37% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    We came from an almost rated 10 school in Encino. Great staff however the PK teachers methods did not mix well with our dynamics what so ever and it snow balled out of control for my son. Worst experience ever. However at Shirley Elementary the first I met the AP the teacher and the half a dozen times I called into the office I was always greeted across the board with whomever answered the phone with real genuineness. They care about the students and they genuinely care about people. Which is very difficult to find these days. Hat's off to Shirley Elementary School...It will be my sons first day tomorrow and I am honored to bring my son to this school. I'm hoping that my special needs son matches up well with them =).

  • (2 years ago)

    Really Great And Safe School. When i was there my time was fun learning experience. I hope Ms. Kojayan Mr. Santoyo and & Mr.Walsh is there. My favorite teacher was Mr.Walsh because he diversified us into learning new things everyday. -William Bonilla

  • (4 years ago)

    i love the teachers i don't like the campus not safe at all no super vision there the kids get so many accident there my daughter came home bleeding so many time the school campus not clean out side the school like ice cream shop closing the way and if your mom dad aunt work there your child well be happy and the rest of the kids are forgetting im sorry to say that but that is the truth the only think make me keep my daughter there is her teacher she love her teacher we try to help so many time but no answer from no one there thank u

  • (4 years ago)

    my son goes to kindergarten and he loves his teachers Mrs. Ellis and Mrs. Joyce.They are always there for him and the y maintain a good line of communication with the parents. My son is now reading and I am so proud of him. I am very happy w/this school and his teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    This School is Really great

  • (6 years ago)

    Two of my children go to this school and they love it. I myself love the school and the teachers. I haven't had any problems. All of my children's teachers so far do care about their students. They contact you if they see your child isn't doing very good in any particular subject. They work with you to help your child improve. I think it's a great school.

  • (6 years ago)

    i like my dughter's school it's verry good school i like the program they offer the student the teacher some of them are ok some of them are super nice and good like the kindergarden teacher the forth grade they have storng teacher they teach them like a higher grade then the ones they are in i love that school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has been going to Shirley Avenue since first grade. she's in 3 grade now. I haven't had a problem with the teachers and staff. The school is improving. They remodeled the auditorium and just opened there new library. I'm very happy with this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Shirley Avenue is a good school in a calm neighborhood. The teachers really care about their students and do well with instruction. Unfortunately thought the school climate is not always positive. Few teachers have bad attitudes and the principal is difficult to deal with. Overall though one must remember that the way one person is does not mean everyone is like that and the teachers there should really be appreciated for their hard work.

  • (10 years ago)

    If you live within the boundaries of this school do not send your child(ren) to this school. My wife and I have had a horrible experience at this school. The teacher my son has does not know how to teach a standard curriculum there. My daughter fortunately has a teacher that cares. The principal does not have 100% control over the operation of the school. He does not have enough staff to supervise the school and the children going to it. The school's front office staff is horrible with the exception of one person there. Do not send your child to this school. You're better off with open enrollment at another school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Fourth graders eat lunch last and once a week the school will run out of food to feed them so they give them a piece of meat and milk. Second the school did not meet the new student enrollment by 5 students so a fourth grade classroom was closed and the remaining students were hurdled like cows into existing classrooms making it extremely overcrowded and unsafe and unhealthy for our children. Paraprofessionals are in the classroom only 1 hour and 20 minutes. Walking around in the fourth grade classrooms you have to watch where you walk or you will fall because it is extremely overcrowded.

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