Bryson Avenue Elementary School

4470 Missouri Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280
(323) 569-7141
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 810 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

62%
54%
56%
71%
57%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

55%
40%
46%
83%
65%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

62%
58%
65%
73%
70%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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%
81%
61%
65%
73%
51%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

Bryson Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in South Gate. The principal of Bryson Avenue Elementary School is April Diedrich and can be contacted at alm3854@lausd.net. 810 students attend Bryson Avenue Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 17% of the Bryson Avenue Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 82% of the 810 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Bryson Avenue Elementary School is 18:1. Wisdom Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 98% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 0.8% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 11%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%
Asian 0.4% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.7%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Filipino 0.1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 75%
Limited English proficiency 17% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    The magnet program is excellent. The teachers are very dedicated and provide support when needed. The parent teacher communication is great.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bryson Avenue Elementary is a great school. Administration is doing a fantastic job. The level of education has improved tremendously. I am glad my son attents this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I would like to applaud all these teacher who have gone above and beyond and say thank thank thank you for making Bryson a better school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Some of the negative comments appear to be sour grapes from for profit neighboring schools. The administration changes every few years but what is constant is a team of highly experienced and dedicated teachers supportive parents and eager students. For the last two years we have been the top scoring school in South Gate and the region. It comes from teachers who teach standards in a meaningful and fun way students who listen and follow directions and parents who understands that they are one third of the equation.

  • (3 years ago)

    WORST SCHOOL kids get bullied so i sent my kid to Aspire Firestone in south gate

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is terrible. There is a complete lack of leadership by the principal. She is unresponsive and does not return calls or e-mails and she is ruining what used to be a good school. Trying to get a transfer out of here.

  • (4 years ago)

    When I first heard about Bryson from other parents I was given positive accounts of the teaching and commitment of the school to education but I'm sorry to say my experience doesn't support those comments. Most parent meetings were held during the morning or mid-day so working parents would have to take of from work to attend. My wife and I tried to reach the principal several times through out the year and we were never able to reach her. No return phone call or email! We even stopped into the office and she was still unavailable. Although my children are Latino and the school is predominantly Hispanic the school lacks diversity in their programs and they don't really support other cultures not related to Latin American Heritage. I know there are many teachers at Bryson (some have to be good) however I was not impressed by the teachers that taught my children. They seemed to focused on giving lots of homework but simply just giving homework is not a substitute for teaching. Whenever I asked for assessments they didn't seem to know what was going on til the last minute when grades were due. Lastly most reviews on this site about Brysonl are almost six years old. It's 2011...

  • (4 years ago)

    i heard and read great things about this school. This is the first time my son will attend this school and i know he will do excellent but i can't comment yet about how he is doing yet but i am dissapointed that i did not rec'd any notices or meetings about the first day of school in regards to uniforms school lunch schedules or anything I was going by word of mouth and I do agree on the last comment from the parent that the office is very unprofessional you ask them a questions and either they give you an attitude or they do not know anything so for front office those ladies need to be helpful to the parents instead or giving us the round arounds. So in teaching wise let see how my son will do.

  • (5 years ago)

    letters mailed home are usually late or the day before the event main office personnel are unprofessional and rarely have answers to questions the website is outdated and school doesnot respond to emails sent there is no back to school orientations for other grades aside from K CEAC/ELAC meetings are only in the morning

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a bryson elementary school parent my son is a kindergarten student with Mr diamond he's wonderful with the kids. Thank you Mrs Santana for all the help you did with my child your the best.

  • (5 years ago)

    I believe this school is one of the best in the city of South Gate. All staff is always willing to help the child improve grades if needed.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love Bryson Elementary! My son's Pre- K teacher Ms. Santana is phenomenal! She is patient with all her students and always goes the extra mile for them! I really appreciate that!

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has earned the California distinguished School honor as well as the Title I achievement award. Administrators teachers parents and students are all part of a learning process to continue to create successful students

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic programs offered at Montara Ave are great. It is amazing the amount of material children learn every school year. The extracurricular activities offered at Montara are extraordinary. My son has learned to play the piano read musical notes in a three month period. Montara offers theater music dance writing art in their afterschool program. I found this after school program very satisfactory since it helps me to keep him in a safe place while I am at work and he loves to learn all about music.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a greant school for my kids. This school is the first place in distrit #6 In los Angeles county. all the studens principal teachers and parents make this possible.They work hard to get good grades. and they had agreat academic program.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child has been at Bryson since she was in Pre-kinder. Now she has been promoted to 6th grade. I have been very happy with the quality of education the Bryson staff has given my child. She is able to orally express her ideas and has learned that team work is very important when working in groups. Bryson has a Art program where my child was given dance theater and visual arts lessons. She really enjoyed every moment. This school is the highest ranked in this neighborhood and it is all due to the great efforts the principal assistant principals teachers staff and parents have given to this school. Parent involvement has increased but we can do a little better. There is definately more involvement than there was 6 years ago. I would have thought of changing my child to any other school.

  • (10 years ago)

    They expect the parents to teach the kids while they review in class. It gives out weekly homework packets that consist of 52 pages + the 1st grade kids should know how to read 100 words per minute that is ridiculous.

  • (10 years ago)

    The attention to student and teacher performance is great.

  • (10 years ago)

    Bryson is an wonderful school. I am one of three current National Board Certified Teacher on staff. As a former student at Bryson I can attest to the dedication of the our staff. Bryson is a school that cares about the children and takes their education seriously. As with any school or organization this does not apply to 100% of the staff memebers at Bryson. However it has been my experience that those who cannot step up to the plate often leave. I have been working at Bryson since 1991 and I have seen wonderful progress and constant growth. In 2004 our superintendent Dr. Dale Vigil named Bryson our district's 'Flagship School' against which all other schools are measured.

  • (10 years ago)

    Excellent school with very dedicated teachers.

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