Ivy Academia School
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
About This School
Trusting relationships, mutual respect and communication are critical aspects of our students’ learning environment.
The mission of Ivy Academia is to help each child reach his/her fullest potential by cultivating an active village of parents, community members, and stakeholders involved in providing an individual, personal, and conceptual learning environment for each student. This school, aimed at educating individuals for the 21st century, intends to enable students to think critically, understand, and internalize the responsibilities of living in a diverse society, and to utilize technological tools that are constantly changing and are integral to the functioning of this society.
Our course of study is an integrated entrepreneurial thematic approach that ties the separate disciplines of the curriculum together into studies of the physical universe, the world of nature, art, music, and the human experience.
Ivy Academia's curriculum encompasses the full substance of the traditional curriculum of California public schools, as detailed in the State Content Standards and as mandated by No Child Left Behind, and goes beyond to teach students how to think clearly, do their own research, express themselves well in writing and speech, and to apply knowledge in a practical way.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Ivy Academia School's test results to learn more about school performance.
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.
Ivy Academia School had an API growth score of 862 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Ivy Academia School's 2012 base score was 846 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Ivy Academia School had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Ivy Academia School Reviews
Overcrowded, poor oversight, administrators lack knowledge and experience
We were told this past Thursday that our daughter will be enrolled in a classroom with 46 other Kindergartners. They misuse space. Instead of opening up a classroom to alleviate extreme overcrowding, they insist on using 2 classrooms for a teacher lounge and an extra administrative office. Their administration appears to not understand that the California law stipulates that 30 square feet of classroom space be allocated for every child. They also do not have self contained restrooms for the kindergarten. Other parents are furious. They decided to double up the 5 year olds instead of another grade. Also, I have heard that their 4th, 5th and 6th graders will be using the same bathroom facilities as Taft High school students. This is a tragedy in the making. This is all due to poor administrative oversight and leadership. Every single one of these problems should have been dealt with by the beginning of the school year. If we had any other choice at this point, our daughter would be enrolled somewhere else.
Ivy is the best,hands down...
My child started going to Ivy since kindergarden up to the thrid grade then relocated to Las vegas where she was enrolled in the School system there, which was a total disaster.Luckily we were fourtunate to get back and have her continue to recieve the high quality Education and support that it gives everyday,Great School!
This school sucks
I have been going to the high school for one year, and honestly i regret every single second of it. I have learned very little new information i have used and the extra curricular activities needed to pass high school and to go to a good college are null. The only thing they mainly care about is whether you show up, or give them money. If you are a good parent don't send you child there.
We have been at Ivy Academia Charter school for over 6 years. The education my son receives is top-notch. We were at a very expensive, very affluent private school before coming to Ivy, and Ivy has given my child a better all around educational experience, and tuition free!. But because it is a Charter it has had its ups and downs. At this time the school is running off of 4 different campuses, which for parents that have children on multiple campuses is difficult to say the least. Ivy has been addressing this campus issue for years...and fighting LAUSD all the way for one of their run-down empty campuses that our tax dollars pay for! Parents need to be involved. Not only is it required, it helps the teachers & staff so much. Ivy is considered an entrepreneurial school. The kids are taught and given businesses to run. They learn a strong sense of community, and how to work together. There is a no bullying policy, and there are weekly assemblies to address any current school issues. Again you get out of something what you put into it. I have invested a lot of time and energy in Ivy, and in turn have had a positive experience so far. My son is in all honors classes, and continues to grow, mature, and learn. I would highly recommend Ivy Academia to those considering the alternative to a high priced private school.
This is one of the best schools around. The waiting list is high and parents cannot wait for their kids to attend. The staff cares a lot about the kids and go above and beyond to make sure they lear a lot and pass. This year is the first year for the senior (12th grade) class and their graduation is highly anticipated. The Special Education Department is stellar, and enjoy many resources other schools cannot afford. The administration is fair and balanced and they are very supportive to the teachers, and the parents. Communication is key and with the website and online grading system, parents are always up to date if they wish to be. The school is not being investigated by the DA as previously stated in a past review. That is misinformation and should not be taken seriously. Be sure to have all your facts straight before making unfounded comments designed to enflame other parents. Long live IVY ACADEMIA! They are doing an amazing service to the community of Woodland Hills.
I also am shocked of your review of Ivy,my son is in his 4th year and I am extremely pleased.i could call his teacher or email and i get a reply within 10-15 minutes.My son has went from a D student to an A student,i hope i stay in the area so my son can graduate,he has been there from the beginning and i love all the staff,especially Mr.goldburgh,he is a 4th grade teacher and he is special if any of your kids get in his class it would be great.I love ivy
Ivy Academia is one of the best schools. My son was getting lost in the Encino Elementary. I was told that he was everything from dyslexic to delayed. We did SST meetings, I went to Doctors, had eyes checked, had psychologist review, there was nothing wrong. He was simply a little slower in reading then the other kids. After he was thrown into an English as a Second Language class(he speaks English and no other language I must add) I pulled him out and put him in Ivy. Not only is he thriving and getting all A's, but he scores high on all his testings and reads in class aloud, gives little speeches and more. Ivy is amazing and the teachers have room to teach with creativity and love. AMAZING SCHOOL!!!
... My son has attended Ivy for the past 3 years. This is one of the highest performing schools in LAUSD and the state for that matter. My son has been given an amazing education from some of the most dedicated teachers and faculty I have ever encountered. I have the founders personal cell phone and email address and anytime I have ever had an issue concerning my child she has personally contacted me and resolved any issue. I have never been treated with anything but respect from the faculty and administrators. I'm not sure what type of encounters or what circumstances you had the with any of them that were unprofessional but, it could have been your approach. I have nephews that attend schools in Woodland Hills that are in higher grades that aren't getting taught what he is being taught in 2nd grade. I am an extremely pleased parent at Ivy my son started kinder there and with God's help I hope to stay in the area so that he can graduate from the school.
This is the worst school my child has ever been to. The school is too small and they are lacking adequate facilities. The classrooms are too small, there is no playground or grass. The teachers are great but they keep quitting. Makes me wonder how they're being treated. Administration is very unprofessional and lacks communication skills. My daughter went through three teachers within the first two weeks of school, without our knowledge... We will not be returning next year! Besides who would send their child to a school that is under investigation by the District Attorney!This school is a big joke!