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About This School

Meyler Street Elementary School is a public elementary school in West Carson. The principal of Meyler Street Elementary School is Louie Carrillo. 854 students attend Meyler Street Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 53% of the Meyler Street Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 78% of the 854 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Meyler Street Elementary School is 18:1. Zion Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 81% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 11%
Asian 6% 4%
Filipino 4% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 646343%
Multiracial 1% %
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 75%
Limited English proficiency 53% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Worst school. And worst of all special ed class. My 5 yr old ran out the school unto the streeet. Also the teacher lost my son on the way out of class A& didn't notice until mom asked were he was at. His class has a boy with violent tendencies that the teacher has reported to the principle & wont do anything because he doesn't want his school known if being bad. Well soon it will all be out. I will not tolerate my son being endangered because of their negligence

  • (1 year ago)

    A lot of the negative reviews here focus on the previous principal who was on the way to retirement. Since the current principal took over a few years ago there have been many positive changes. The International Baccalaureate program and Dual Language program at Meyler make it one of the more competitive and enriching schools in the district. Children also benefit from the Gifted pull-out program the weekly orchestra instruction and rotating art dance and drama visiting teachers. I am very happy that my children attend this school. The teachers for the most part are positive influences and work very hard. The PTA is just starting to build momentum and the fundraising efforts really help. The one and two star reviews are skewed. The one claiming to be from a teacher is misspelled and another refers to her time at Meyler from 20 years ago. Not relevant now. Reviews should be kept current with staff and program changes to reflect fairly how people feel about it. This school is a good one.

  • (1 year ago)

    The staff at this school is inattentive. My son is Autistic they are not prepared to handle him and getting the administration to do anything to benefit him is IMPOSSIBLE. I cannot believe that LA schools have a vice principal and nurse that are forced to shuttle between two different schools because of budget cuts. What kind of a world is this?????

  • (2 years ago)

    Excellent school. Carring friendly and helpfull staff. Clean campus. My son's teacher in particular is always trying to bring kids to the next level inventive inovative and a joy to work with. The school provides great workshops to teach and empower parents. The dual language program is awesome. The International Baccaloureate program is fantastic.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is attending Kindergarten at this school. I had her enrolled at a private school until I learned of this dual language program that Meyler has to offer. Her teachers are Ms. Piceno and Mrs. Lucero and so far I am EXTREMELY pleased with what results I've seen. She is learning to read and wrote in both english and spanish and I intend to keep her enrolled in a dual language program until highschool. The school itself has many caring parents whom walk their children to school and make sure that each child is safe... not something you may see in a traditional setting in which parents simply do the "drop off". It is a nice size school in a lower income yet safe area... don't let it fool you. This school has HEART... and I recommend that any parent sit in on a classroom especially the dual classes instead of believing the hype of simple test scores. There are many other things to factor in. Its true the children have to be accepted into dual and it's not for everyone.. the homework is challenging and the lessons are intense! I'm glad I chose Meyler and I'm telling everyone about their dual program. It's a diamond in the rough but not for long!!! Staff is great

  • (2 years ago)

    I was very afraid to attend the dual language program because of this schools reviews. Since these terrible reviews were written the school ahs gotten a new pricincipal who is amazing and new administration. The children are reading and writing in two languages and far exceed my nieces and nephews who are being taught in a traditonal english setting. This program is for parents who think outside the box and want to raise their children culturally spiritually as human beings not just to p ass the standardized tests. There are many schools who rank highre in test scores and produce straight A students... this school produces those as well as educated children who will be ready for the outside workforce someday and who have t he advantage of being blingual. My advice to other parents DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER... this program is for those of us who have done the research and are utilzing the best LAUSD can offer. By the way.... each child has to be accepted into the program leading to a select group of intelligent childrenlearning with each other.

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended this school a while back (20 years old now) for my fifth grade year. For me to only fluently know English made me feel like I didn't totally belong. Almost everyone could speak Spanish except for me and it made it a bit difficult to make friends. Sort of like I was intruding onto their 'family.' Not very much much went on in the school as far as extracurricular activities go and it sounds like it continues to this day according to other reviewers. There is a lack of organization throughout the school and is not life changing in any way whatsoever. It would probably be best to either keep your kid in private school until they get to college (or whatever) or just leave California altogether.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school has hard working teachers students and parents. I am very happy. I particularly like the Dual Language program.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two children than are in the dual program. They are fluent in Spanish in their second language. I am very happy with the school great administrative support and I am quite happy I have chosen Meyler Street as our family's school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a teacher here for over ten years. Could somethings be better at the school of course. What we need to do is work together. The majority of our student population are second language learners. Parents and students have to understand you have to work harder to achieve your goals. You can't expect perfection without practice. You can't go on a soccer field and be a great player if you don't practice. Parents have to get involve in their childs daily education. We have a parent learning center on campus with child care to assist parents in learning English. We can't continue this trend or our children will suffer in the future.

  • (6 years ago)

    The principal and staff are the worst they do not care about the children or parents the only good thing about this school are the teachers who try very hard in very poor management by the principal and the children who are in despret need of a good principalk managment by the pr

  • (8 years ago)

    Administration is poor. Administration needs to communicate better with the parents and yes I too feel they are doing as little as they can and getting away with it.

  • (8 years ago)

    A horrible school with unorgainized leadership.

  • (8 years ago)

    Many good teachers but lack of administrative support. Administration is not accesible and do not make decisions that benefit the school community. Administrators lack personal relation skills and do not communicate to the community. Administration lack leadership skills and the school performance reflects leadership. As a parent I would like to the administrator visible. It is pretty sad when your child does not know who the principal is. There are very few activities. Activities planned are not communicated and do not accommodate parents.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is an average school. I'm sure the teachers do the best they can with the resources they have. Large hispanic population probably handicapped by language.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school I feel is just doing the least they can do and get away with it. I do believe the dual language program is a great option since like the other mother said the school is mostly spanish speaking. I feel they do nothing to help working parents! How about a few parent meeting in the evening? Even the spaninsh classes offered to the parents is at 330pm? I would love to see some after school programs.

  • (9 years ago)

    As loving parents we want the best for our children. Meyler Elementary is not providing the best education for our kids. The API is 3 out of 10. It is an outrage that we work hard for our kid to get an education and realize that the LAUSD educators are not working hard for the future of our children. To ad insult to injury... they are asking the parents to supply basic supplies. So what are they doing with the money the LAUSD supplies them with? There is no toilet paper in the girls bathroom.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great hardworking teachers. However the administrative leadership primarily the principal has much to be desired. School has improved because of influx of new teachers within the last 3-4 years.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school have many great teachers that do great jobs in teaching the students and helping our kids achieve well academically.

  • (10 years ago)

    Came from a Torrance district school to this school.Was the worst two years of my sons - education wise.

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