SHORT AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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12814 MAXELLA AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90066
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Phone: 310-397-4234
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-high
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 6th Grade
  • District: Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 22:1
  • Students/Grade: 50
  • Number Students: 400
  • Number Teachers: 18
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 20
  • Principal: Ms Cynthia Paulos
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (63 ratings)
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    School Reviews (65 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-24
    "Just a few short years ago (no pun intended), parents in our neighborhood in Mar Vista had very scant options when it came to local elementary schools -- but Short has changed that. Due to an influx of committed parents joining forces with a core group of passionate and committed teachers and administrators, Short has become a safe space where children can learn and grow in a creative and supportive environment. It is what public school education is supposed to be."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-09
    "In researching schools from charter to private, I learned about a quiet little gem, right in my own back yard. I sent my son to the outstanding SLRDP preschool here, but had not truly considered it further until the following year when I was performing my due diligence. The thing that struck me most about Short Avenue wasn t the inspired Reading Garden or the fabulous new library but the *strength and caliber of the teachers*. Every classroom I observed, I was delighted to find an experienced teacher worthy of entrusting my son s education to, a teacher who seemed to shine a little brighter. The other thing that stood out was the parents the degree of their involvement, commitment and dedication. In 2012-2013 we were graced with a new, passionate, caring and focused leader with a vision to guide our beloved little school back on track towards our distinguished school goal. My first grader is easily doing second grade math and reading on a third grade level. His teacher radiates exceptional qualities considered by some as a once-in-a-life-time teacher. How very blessed we are here at our charming neighborhood school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-27
    "A breeding ground of mediocrity. The extreme disorganization and jaded attitude of the administration is alarming. Since placing my child in a different educational situation, he has thrived. I am so relieved to witness the proof that my suspicions about this place were right. If your child has an ounce of critical thinking ability or creativity, think twice before you consider stifling his/her spirit at this epitome of the American institution."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-25
    "The Science Mania Fair this year (2013) was outstanding! Kids prepared rocket blasts, mold farms, salty water buoyance tests, checked plant growth in all imaginable conditions, checked the number of seeds in different types of apples, compared biometric parameters of hands, looked at DNA and 300 more other experiments all presented at the SHORT AVE ELEMENTARY Science Mania this year. And this is one of the reasons why our 3 kids are at this school- OUR school, our community school. They love the school, the teachers, and the principal. On the side note- the involved parents are doing fantastic job- raised money for arts program (among other things). Thank you, involved parents!!!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-13
    "I couldn't be more proud to be part of the Short Ave. community. After touring numerous schools (many of which have APIs over 900), and observing the same rote, uninspiring programs, I took a chance on our little neighborhood school. What an unbelievable gem of a school Short Ave. Elementary is! It has an incredibly strong instructional staff with teachers that are inspired and passionate about what they do. The students are caring, and the parent group is extremely involved in the decision-making. The new principal, Cindy Paulos, is a brilliant leader and works tirelessly to ensure that the school is an exciting and safe learning environment for all the students. My daughter LOVES her school and her eagerness to come to school every day reaffirms my decision."
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