School Details

Van Nuys Elementary School

6464 Sylmar Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 785-2195
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 601 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

33%
54%
56%
32%
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

25%
40%
46%
62%
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

48%
58%
65%
64%
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

48%
53%
60%
67%
61%
65%
42%
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 Nuys Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Van Nuys Elementary School is Franne Goldstein. 601 children attend Van Nuys Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 50% of the Van Nuys Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 50% of the 601 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Van Nuys Elementary School is 17:1. Ararat Charter School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 94% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 9%
Filipino 1% 2%
Asian 1% 4%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Unspecified 0.3% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 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 50% 75%
Limited English proficiency 50% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    You can tell the minute you walk in the main office that this school is unorganized unprofessional and simply a joke school. I know it's a public school which in general has lots to be desired but this one needs to be re-organized to a higher level. My 5yr old was more advanced coming from a Montessori school for 3years prior to this as his first Kinder. In addition if your child has medical needs such as mine with food allergies pray your child never gets sick here. It took the staff over 10minutes to "find" my provided epi pen and medication. The nurse is only on site maybe 2-3 days in a week. In addition the class rate depends on the majority of the students learning curve. If your child already knows proficiently what the staff are teaching...you will not be able to advance the child to the next level. I took my 5yr old out of this school after two weeks and having the above problems went back to the Montessori school for another year. My recommendation if you are zoned for this school FIND ANOTHER fast!. I searched for Magnet and Open enrollment Charter schools. Even Ararat Charter school which is across the street would be a better choice...if you can get into in

  • (2 years ago)

    I can't say that all the teachers are highly qualified because some do not give enough interest to their students and will have too bad of an attitude towards their students which is never acceptable. There are some who have been there for over 8 years and are wonderful instructors. The only one who seems to have any interest in the children's education other than the teacher is the principal a large majority of the parents don't give as much importance to their child's education. I have been to the every meeting possible and only perhaps 20 parents will show up out of the hundreds of parents who have children at this school. The staff in the main office is not friendly enough some staff chooses who they want to be nice to which is unprofessional in my eyes. There needs to be a major restructuring of management to bring about more parent involvement. But the community doesn't seem capable to change which greatly affects the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent school. The teachers are highly qualified and dedicated to the instruction of the students. The campus is always clean and safe and the curriculum is very academically rigorous and challenging. Only downfall is lack of parental support and volunteers. Teachers need to have support from the parents.

  • (7 years ago)

    Fantastic school! Curriculum is academically rigorous and enriched. Teachers are highly qualified dedicated and hard working.

  • (7 years ago)

    I absolutely love this school. I went here and now my child attends it...This school is the best.

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