Rowland Avenue Elementary School is a California Distinguished School, Gold Ribbon School, recipient of the Title 1 Academic Achievement Award, Golden Bell Award and is nationally endorsed by the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. Located 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the school was constructed in 1958 and modernized in 1993. Seventy percent of teachers have advanced degrees and all teachers have their CLAD credential.We have several support personnel including: a Psychologist, a Learning Specialist, a Speech Specialist, counselor, and instructional aides. All teachers have laptops, projectors, document cameras, and Apple TVs in their classrooms. Classes have access to computer labs equipped with either desktop or laptop computers. Every student has a chrome book.
The school has a blend of cultural heritages represented in the student population:
1.1% African American
0.8% American Indian
0.2% Pacific Islander
English Language Learners (ELL) make up 16% of our population and 74.4% of our students are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program. We have a mobility rate of 3%. This diversity contributes to our success.
Rowland Avenue staff works hard to give students an environment that is nurturing and has high expectations. We celebrate good attendance, academic performance, citizenship, homework completion, and great character. We support each student to practice the six pillars of character. These character traits are responsibility, caring, respect, trustworthiness, fairness, and citizenship.
Rowland Ave students show enthusiasm. This seen in their eyes, shown in their actions, and heard in their voices. Our students leave Rowland knowing that the future holds unlimited possibilities.