School Details

Van Ness Avenue Elementary School

501 North Van Ness Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 469-0992
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 250 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

75%
54%
56%
77%
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

46%
40%
46%
85%
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

73%
58%
65%
80%
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

59%
53%
60%
78%
61%
65%
65%
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

Van Ness Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Van Ness Avenue Elementary School is Katy Iriarte, who can be contacted at kiriarte@lausd.net. 250 students attend Van Ness Avenue Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 33% of the Van Ness Avenue Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 79% of the 250 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Van Ness Avenue Elementary School is 16:1. Page Private-Hancock Park is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 71% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 11%
Asian 19% 4%
Filipino 10% 2%
Unspecified 1% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
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 33% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is on the path to becoming a very sought after elementary. Every year it gets better and better. More of the Larchmont locals are sending their children there because of that.

  • (2 years ago)

    After trying without success to get our son into a charter or magnet school he started here in September and we could not be happier. The class size is relatively small compared to other schools the principal and other staff know each and every child everyone from the teachers to the cleaning staff really care about this school. The effort of the staff teachers and students shows in the latest test scores which went up again to 855. Our son is very happy here and with growing support from local parents Van Ness Ave. will only get better.

  • (3 years ago)

    There is ongoing bullying at this school. Personally I don't think the administration is capable of creating a culture where bullying does not occur. I find the administration unctuous when what is needed is to create a culture of compassion. Look up Larchmont Charter another public school that is nearby. At this moment they have 618 overwhelmingly positive reviews on greatschools.org. They also have a waiting list of 1 000. That should tell you all you need to know.

  • (4 years ago)

    Is a small school. Going to her more than 200 students. School direktor and other staff are very commited to the implementation of how difficult his job. My grandsohn attend akinder class thanks to high educational advantages a teacher makes very good progress.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child is a student at Van Ness Ave. We are pleased witht he staff the teachers are great. There's excellent communication between the staff and parents Mrs. Iriarte is awesome and adores the students she is always involving the children in activities and recently made it possible for Paramount Pictures to donate a reading garden for the children!!! Van Ness Ave. Staff you are the best!

  • (5 years ago)

    As an afterschool teacher for G2 I see how the children are learning from their regular teachers. The school is small and provides all the help a child needs to read and write at the appropriate age. I am very impressed with Principal Ariarte.

  • (5 years ago)

    Van Ness is a great school that deeply cares about the education and well being of its students. All teachers are highly involved in the well being of all its students. The principal is one of the best. She puts students first and is highly active in increasing scores and providing the best education for the students

  • (6 years ago)

    What an amazing transformation has taken place at this school. My children feel safe as it is organized and everyone feels welcome. They run an outstanding after school program. They practice an open door policy. I am so pleased to have my kids here.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child attended this school from the first grade until the fifth. I'd have to say that the teachers here are great. They are always doing their best to help the kids and parents with any questions you may have. The have a good music teacher but there aren't many other extracurricular activities.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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