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About Our School

Western Avenue Elementary is a single-track school that has served the Chesterfield Square community in South Los Angeles for over 100 years. Situated within the Western/Slauson Redevelopment Area and the Los Angeles State Enterprise Zone, the campus covers approximately one city block. The school is located along a high-traffic stretch of Western Avenue which contains small businesses, motels, single family homes, and multi-resident dwellings. Western’s student body is comprised of approximately 600 students in 30 classrooms, serving Pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. QEIA (Quality Education Investment Act) funds allow Western Avenue to keep class sizes at 20:1 for K-3, 21:1 for 4th grade, and 25:1 for 5th grade. 

 

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Academic Performance

Based on the 2010 API score of 644, Western Avenue became a Focus school in the third round of Public School Choice. We recognized that our students were not achieving academically and worked hard ...more

Demographics

We provide services for a student population composed of 25% African American and 75% Latino. We are a school-wide Title 1 school with 100% of our students receiving free meals. Forty-two percent of our students are English Learners in the Structured English Immersion program and 12% are students with disabilities. Our special education program consists of six special day classes (PSI, PSM, Autistic K-2, Autistic 3-5, MMR, and SLD 2-5) and one Resource Specialist Program (RSP).