K-6 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Glenfeliz Boulevard Elementary School
(From the Friends of Glenfeliz website)
Glenfeliz Boulevard Elementary School, which opened in 1926, is located on a quiet street, lined with Sycamore trees, in the heart of Atwater Village.
The school’s numerous mural of children, flowers, rainbows, and the school mascot – a bald eagle- are as inviting as they are telling of the school’s rich cultural history.
Glenfeliz Elementary’s diverse population of 490 students (K-6) consists of Latino, Caucasian, Filipino, African-American, and Asian. Almost all of the teachers are certified and about 50% of them have been teaching there for more than six years.
Glenfeliz Elementary is a school on the move. Since 1999 the school’s API score has climbed almost 200 points to a solid 793 (2008)! The school has received a distinction for two years in a row for being in the top 15% of state schools that have the greatest AYP- the AYP measures the improvement percentage a school makes in the API testing year to year.
In addition, the school has recently received a grant, which pays for professionals from MOCA and LACMA to instruct teachers on how to incorporate arts in the curriculum.
There's a bigger picture to the importance of this participation with MOCA and LACMA. Studies have shown nations that give the world the most scientists and mathematician have art and music as mandatory classes in early education - and they attribute all that brain power to incorporating the arts into their curriculum. Long story short, I researched all this once and it's all good, but there is also plenty to read online-
For more information about the school or to schedule a tour, please contact the Administration office at 323-666-1431.
John Marshall High School
John Marshall High School first opened its doors on January 26, 1931, with approximately twelve hundred students and forty-eight teachers. Joseph Sniffen, for whom the auditorium was named, served as the first Principal, while Hugh Boyd and Geraldine Keith acted as Marshall's first Vice-Principals. The football field was named in honor of Mr. Boyd, while the library was named for Mrs. Keith.
The school was named after John Marshall, who served as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1801 to 1835. Known as the Great Chief Justice, John Marshall was the principal architect of the American system of constitutional law. His interpretations of laws are still used as examples today.
During the first semester of the school's existence, the faculty and students cooperatively selected the school motto, seal, and colors. The school motto, "Veritas Vincit / Truth Conquers", was an easy choice since this was a favorite sentiment of John Marshall.
Johnny Barrister is the school's mascot. Since John Marshall was in the legal profession and served as a jurist it was fitting that Marshall's students be called "Barristers". Our service organization is the Continentals. A magnificent statue of John Marshall stands in the center of the Senior Court.
Today, Marshall is a year-round high school with an enrollment of approximately 4000 students and a teaching staff of 230. Marshall is justly proud of its traditions, alumni, and academic excellence.
Ribet Academy PK-12
Our 8.5 acre campus features Southern California's largest marine biology lab, a gymnasium,two art studios, ceramics studio, photo lab, mock courtroom, a library with over 20,000 volumes, a theatre, a weight room, computer lab, tennis court, batting cage, organic gardens plus shaded outdoor play yards behind the "Big Red Barn" housing Pre-K and Kindergarten.
100% of our students are accepted to college (including: Berkley, Stanford, Duke, Cornell, Wesleyan, Columbia, Amherst, John Hopkins, UCLA, Cernegie Mellon, Penn State, Pepperdine and USC). 100% of our art students are accepted to their first choice college. We are National Champions in Cheer, Dance, Hip Hop and California State & LA County Science Fair. Our Debate Program is ranked in the Top 10 in the USA.
Holy Trinity School K-8
Holy Trinity School located in Atwater Village serves students in grades K-8. Together, the faculty and staff aim to provide a quality Catholic Education. With the blessings of the Pastor and two Parish Priests the school strives to provide an environment of academic excellence, faith formation and character education.