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Kittridge Street Elementary School

Public School | Grades K-5 | Los Angeles Unified
13619 Kittridge St
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 786-7926
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Kittridge Street Elementary School Reviews

By a Parent on

My kids both started at at Kittridge, in Pre-K. When my son was first there, they were a Program Improvement school, with scores in the mid 500 range. In other words, not so good. I'm not sure exactly when Ms. Blair, the principal, came in, but I believe that she came in with heavy emphasis on the basics, and I think a large portion of the school's score improvement can be attributed to her, in conjunction with the the great teachers. In the 5 years since my son started there, Kittride has brought up their average scores on the state test to over 800, which is excellent. The school now has a uniform policy, which is not followed by a lot of the kids, but I have to admit, is quite a relief in terms of no battles over what to wear to school. There is one major drawback to this school, which is that if your kid is a native English-speaker, there is a possibility that s/he may be somewhat overlooked in the first year or two. I literally had two teachers tell me that my kid didn't get much attention because so very much time and attention is spent on English-learners. I also had one wonderful teacher who went out of her way to make sure that one of my kids was always challenged, regardless. I understand the necessity of teaching kids with other native tongues to speak English, but if the effect of this is to put my kid at a disadvantage, I don't approve. Just in general, why can't LAUSD teach English-speaking kids a second language while they're teaching English to the English-learners? The base is certainly there among the teachers, why not capitalize on this natural advantage (LA's diversity) for ALL THE KIDS? I don't even care what the language is-- Spanish, Tagalog, Armenian, whatever. There are so many proven lifelong advantages to being bilingual in childhood, that the school system shouldn't leave native-English-speakers out in the cold.

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