Mountain Avenue Elementary School
La Crescenta, CA 91214
About This School
Teachers applied from all over the district to help open the first year - 1967.
The parents were outstanding as we started many new programs and activities. We had a view of Catalina on clear days.
Student achievement was very high as they were highly motivated by the strong teachers and parent groups.
The students moved on to Rosemont Middle School and were able to assume leadership roles there.
It was an exciting school and a pleasure to be the first principal.
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Mountain Avenue Elementary School had an API growth score of 952 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Mountain Avenue Elementary School's 2012 base score was 949 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Mountain Avenue Elementary School had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Mountain Avenue Elementary School Reviews
My daughter was very hyper active, so the school wanted to hold her back in the third grade. I asked if the district would test her for dyslexia. They refused, and blamed me for not doing a good enough job as a Mother. I was stunned and hurt. I loved the teachers and the general atmosphere, but if your child needs extra help, the GUSD simply won't help. Regardless, we all have fond memories of Mnt. Ave.
The school teacher and all the staffs are nice and care about students development. My son has transferred several schools. This one is the best one.