School Details

Sunny Brae Avenue Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

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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

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46%
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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

57%
58%
65%
79%
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

56%
53%
60%
68%
61%
65%
63%
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

About this school

Sunny Brae Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Sunny Brae Avenue Elementary School is Susan Lasken. 742 children attend Sunny Brae Avenue Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 56% of the Sunny Brae Avenue Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 88% of the 742 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Sunny Brae Avenue Elementary School is 17:1. Multicultural Learning Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 87% 73%
Asian 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 9%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 0.7% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 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 88% 75%
Limited English proficiency 56% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    My child has been at Sunnybrae for almost a full year and I'm certain I will be looking elsewhere for his further education. In 90% of the take home information for the parents there are grammatical errors as well as informative errors. I am almost always confused on schedules because the times or dates are printed incorrect and have to be amended. In addition I have had homework come to me on several occasions with instructions completely in Spanish. I am hoping my child is learning to speak English correctly not work on their Spanish. In addition I have witnessed the children ganging up on each-other on the playground. If I was not there the children would have carried on through lack of supervision. In defense here are many children per class but if I didn't go out to watch all of the supervisors would have been still inside while a poor child was chased and bullied. I have also witnessed punching and slapping that went unseen. I hope this is not everywhere. I am also bombarded by phone calls from the school on non-urgent memos that would be more suited for an email or memo (almost 2 times a week and sometimes 4 different calls in one day!).

  • (1 year ago)

    This year I decided to enroll my son in kindergarten at Sunny Brae Elementary because it is closer to our home. Last year he was a Pre-K at Limerick Elementary. It has been over a month at this new school every day my son still says he wants to go back to Mrs Diaz his preschool teacher at Limerick. I hope that one day he would say he loves his current teacher and I made the right decision to choose Sunny Brae. Sofar I has found good things about this school higher test score and great new principle leadership. I totally support the rule that parents are not allowed at the school premises. This is solely to protect our kids and I am glad that the school put our children's safety as one of the top priorities giving parents peace of mind. THANK YOU SO MUCH to the Principle Leadership. I would highly appreciate if teachers could love their students and teach them as their own kids. Their future are in your hands and we need your help to build strong foundation for them. While we are so proud about this school's high test score together principle teachers and parents let's make our school Sunny Brae Elementary become the best and shined in our community.

  • (1 year ago)

    Sunny Brae has a wonderful PreK program. My son attended the program and absolutely loved it! The teacher was a great caring being who always seeked the best for the children. As a whole the Principal along with her staff have done a spectacular job in raising the education level at the school. Congrats for all the hard work and the amazing results!

  • (1 year ago)

    Sunny Brae has been working very hard to give their students reading skills that will last a lifetime. Their library is second to none. The kids love being there. The librarian even has books for the students to keep thanks to a company called First Book.

  • (1 year ago)

    The new principal is AWESOME! He really watches out for the student's best interest. Not allowing anyone on campus without visitor's permit is living proof. With so many unfortunate incidences taking place in schools all over we cannot be too careful.

  • (1 year ago)

    Enrolling our son in Sunny Brae Avenue Elementary School's Pre-K was one of the best decisions we've ever made. He made a smooth transition mainly because of the warmth of the teacher and her assistant & the joy they bring to their jobs. The class played music for the kids to dance to. They read to the kids; teaching math writing geography & good social graces. You are also given the opportunity to volunteer once or twice a month in the classroom. Our son always enjoyed and benefited from our involvement in his Pre-K experience. They are well balanced and allow time for learning and playing. They also offered a healthy snack schedule. Everyday that our son left class he would bring home at least one piece of class/art work. He was also always excited to do homework at home like his older brother! When it was time for our son to transition to kindergarten he was more than well prepared and when his new school evaluated him for kindergarten they were really impressed with him! Thank you Mrs. Houston and Mrs. Ramos.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very concerned about this school. On my son's first day of preschool he was not with the other kids when I came to pick him up. He told me that he was lost. I am still trying to sort out what really happened but it seems to me that the security of the school is below the standard at the very least.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school by far is horrible! Teachers have a need to pick on kids. Office workers way to lay back. I wouldn't recommend any parent to enroll their kids in this school. It's just horrible!!! Oh and now "NO PARENT is allowed in school premises" Ridiculous your school ain't no high class its by far the worst!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has slowly transformed to a jewel. With all its challenges the school still managed to improve its API score. This school has been receiving students dumped by the charter schools around them.

  • (4 years ago)

    I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! The teachers are slowly integrating technology with instruction. Though I wish all the teachers here spend more time after school there are quite a few teachers who really are dedicated spending their after school time in school. I am sorry for the parent of the previous posting. I wish her son has my daughter's teacher. The school can be better especially with more involved parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am not satisfied from sunny brae special education teacher. My son 's basic needs were not met. I am very disapointed parent i wonder if it was a mistake enrolling him in this school. Because of that i removed my son from this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    As far as teaching goes... It needs a lot of improvement. Their is no passion or dedication and I have first hand experience. Some not all teachers but I good majority have no passion.

  • (6 years ago)

    i say Ms. Jan Cohen is the best teacher in Sunny Brae!i think she should be the assistant principal for a day!my child says she is the coolest yet little boring teacher!!!!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    My child is attending this school for the first year and so far I am not impressed.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have to say that Sunny Brae school could use some improvement.

  • (7 years ago)

    as a parent i have to say this has to be one of the worst schools Ive ever seen teachers are very rude and so is the administration***Do not send your kids to this school**

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has been at this school for 4 years and each year I have seen an overall improvement through out the school. This school has wonderful teachers. However we need a lot more parent involvement. The PTA is not as strong as it should be.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has been showing great amount of improvement in couple of years. I appreciate the amount of energy and commitment put into school by this principle.

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