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About This School

Wilshire Crest Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Wilshire Crest Elementary School is Joan McConico. 277 students go to Wilshire Crest Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 30% of the Wilshire Crest Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 81% of the 277 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Wilshire Crest Elementary School is 15:1. Cathedral Chapel Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% 4%
Hispanic 53% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 35% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 9%
Filipino 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.4% 0.7%
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 81% 75%
Limited English proficiency 30% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I may be moving into the area which this school serves. The 4 rating (out of 10) disturbs me. All the rave reviews for this school are written by people who don't have a full grasp of the English language. That worries me as well as their standards may be lower than mine.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a parent who's child is in pre-k and I could not be more pleased. The dedicated staff are continuosly developing my son's skills and abilities in and outside the classroom. I am very pleased.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have spent a lot of time on the campus at Wilshire Crest and can honestly say it is a very disfunctional place. This is largely a reflection of the poor leadership of it's principal. She may talk like she is taking care of things but her follow through is very poor. I have seen students be pushed on from grade to grade without getting basic learning needs met. I have heard the principal yell at teachers and as a result the teacher morale is extreely low here. I have heard the principal tell teachers to rule with an iron fist. As a result teachers use a lot of negative discipline here like yelling and taking away recess priveleges. I was shocked to hear and see that the principal rquires the students to remain quiet during lunch and if they make noise they lose recess. What happened to lunch being a time to socialize? I really want this school to improve. However unless LAUSD big brass step in t o remedy the poor leadership here I'm not sure if anything will change. Just look at the continual loss of enrollment here during the past 10 years. I think that the school has shrunk almost in half . Parents are opting to take their kids to other schools.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has been enrolled for 2 years 2-3rd grade and my wife and I couldnt be more pleased. Every teacher is involved and he learns so much! This school's curriculum is similar to a magnet school I'd know because I attended a magnet elem. He has advanced socially emotionally and also academically. I and my son really love the after school programs too which give him more learning just on a fun level similar to summer daycamp. oh and they even have dances! hahaha...great school. Im sure my son will have fond memories of this school when he gets older.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a neighbor of this school and am very pleased that the children are respectful of the school's neighboring properties.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two children that attend wilshire crest I am extremely pleased with the staff and the curriculum as well as the goal for each student to attend college.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has learned so much in pre k. aside from the concentration on letter recognition. My daughter can write her name and is trying to read small words. Pretty grate concidering I thought she would just work on social issues at this level. There are field trips to interesting places and the uniforms are a wonderful plus. She has developed such confidance now that we dont have to figure out what to wear.

  • (5 years ago)

    i am a proud parent of a child attending virgil middle school who was a former wilsher crest student. ever since her teacher mr norman levine taught her in the fourth and fitth grade she has been an outstanding student with pure as and bs i am gladly thanking mrnorman levine for makeing her hopes of learning high!!-^_^

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school as far as education. The only thing that really bothers me about this school is as soon they go back from summer vacation. They are already starting fundraisers and taking school pictures. Do they dont reliaze that I just finished buy school clothes. I dont have the money for all this. So now my kids have to be left out of doing that. I have 3 kids that go to school and right now its not easy to afford all of this right away.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hello My son was attenting to Wilshire Crest from PK- 1st grade and the only thing I have to say is that I am so happy in every aspect of the academic and discipline program the schools has. One particular teacher I will recomend is MRS.Saa who is devoted to her carrier 100% . My son David learn so much from her. Thank you Mrs Saa and thank you Wilshire Crest.Mom Vilma

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a proud parent of 4th grader attending Wilshire Crest. I am also active in the School site counsel and pleased to announce the recent improvement of the beautification of our campus and more importantly the effort hard work and dedication of the students faculity and parent of Wilshire Crest. Our students are on the right path to higher learning.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great neighborhood school with a lot of potential. There are a lot of young families in this very friendly area. The student-teacher ratio is one of the lowest in the area- better than many 'higher-ranked' schools on this site; with parent volunteers and involvement it has the potential to be ranked even more highly year after year. There are dedicated and caring teachers- most veterans and true teaching professionals not new and untested- and yet there are a lot of new things on the horizon for Wilshire Crest. A new part-time preschool program is available. Some special grants are making the campus nicer every year. If you are considering this school ask the principal about a tour.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that the school has dedicated professionals who wish to see the school excel. One teacher that really stands out is Ms. Gillespie. My son is in her second grade class and she really truly cares about his success. I kept him at Wiltshire crest just so he could be in her class. I had options to send my son to a school that is in the top 5 I Los Angeles but being an Previous educator I know it is not often where you can find a teacher with this level of commitment to her students. Overall I think that the school is doing well.

  • (7 years ago)

    My 3rd grade daughter just transfered to Wilshire Crest from an Arts and Music magnet elementary. Since moving she has come home raving about the creative writing acting singing science projects and art! She's much happier and comes up with more creative solutions to problems in various subjects. The children here seem happier as well and seem to be more accepting of differences and friendly. The principal and administraion seem to really care about the students. We love this school!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is a very good school the also cater the the handicap more than I have seen any other school has. The 1st grade Teacher Mrs Nash is the best. My daughter did not attend kinder due to certain issues at a previous school so she did not learn how to read. I took her to wilshire crest in September and by December my daughter is already up to 55 percent reading. Thank you Mrs Nash.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a very poorly run school. It is in a good neighborhood but the school is not good. I have children that are set to attend this school but it looks somewhat like a jail. I don't like this school very much.

  • (10 years ago)

    Wilshire Crest is a school with vision for all children. As a childcare provider I have seen first hand how even children with disibilities are thriving well and being challenged. I can appreciate that children with disibilities are not treated as second rate citizens.

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