School Details

Virginia Road Elementary School

2925 Virginia Road, Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 735-0570
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 474 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

53%
54%
56%
54%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
40%
46%
54%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
58%
65%
50%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
53%
60%
40%
61%
65%
37%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Virginia Road Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Virginia Road Elementary School is Darneika Watson. 474 children attend Virginia Road Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 31% of the Virginia Road Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 43% of the 474 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Virginia Road Elementary School is 17:1. Cleophas Oliver Learning Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 62% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 35% 11%
Multiracial 1% %
Unspecified 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 0.4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 0.4% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Filipino 0% 2%
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 43% 75%
Limited English proficiency 31% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    My son goes there he is a pre-k student I like the school y he's learning a lot in this year is a very good school and the staff principal vice principal especially the teacher he's going to continue going there definitely .

  • (4 years ago)

    My child is in kindergarten and there are to many kids in the room. The teacher is excellent but needs a lot of help.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a cute little neighborhood school. Though the diversity of the student body is lacking the excellent caring and committed teachers make up for it. Test scores are rising the school recently installed new play equipment for the kids and all of the office staff are really warm and motivated. Could the school improve? Absolutely. Will it continue to rise under the leadership of a strong principal? You bet it will. Give this school a closer look. You won't be disappointed.

  • (4 years ago)

    I've had two children attending this school and the results are rewarding. Their both A and B students and that says a lot about the teachers at this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a school on the rise. We had a 65 point API jump last year! That is a huge credit to the talented and committed teachers and administration at this school. Don't listen to the bad reviews posted here come down to the school and check it out for yourself. It's getting better every year!

  • (6 years ago)

    There are some discipline problems at this school. Children are encouraged to maintain silence all day even during recess. No wonder their behavior escalates once they get into their classroom.

  • (7 years ago)

    There are several discipline problems and little resources. Many students at Virginia Road are in the foster care system and have severe behavior problems. The school Psychologist is only there 1 day a week and there is not a Speech Teacher on staff. Many students do not receive resources mandated in their IEP because of lack of resources. When I pass this school I constantly see students fighting cursing and hiding behind the bungalows. The bungalows and gates need repairs. The school is all concrete and no grass. There is no equipment for the Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten students to play with. It is sad to say but inner cities schools are not safe and are not enriching to our children. I do not recommend this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is in Kindergarten and he is doing very well. I feel like he has learn a lot He has a wonderful teacher and I'm happy with his progress.

  • (8 years ago)

    I can't really say I am impressed with the quality of teaching at this school. There were too many children to one teacher in each class which makes it difficult for a child to get the education that is so desperately needed.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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