Did your kid’s school make the “most effective” list?

A Los Angeles Times series on a little-known measure of educational performance – known as Value Added Analysis – has generated a lot of interest as well as controversy. The method was used to rate individual elementary school teachers based on how well – or poorly – they fared in raising student scores on standardized English and math tests (click here for more details). Elementary schools were also rated based on the Value Added method, with schools ranked from “least effective” to “most effective.” An Echo Park resident noted that three elementary schools that serve the neighborhood – Clifford, Elysian & Mayberry – were among the top “most effective” schools ranked by the method.  Those schools were among 16 Eastside campuses – ranging from Glenfeliz Elementary in Atwater to Brooklyn Avenue Elementary  in East Los Angeles – that were included in the top ranking. Click on the link below to view the list.

Atwater Village
Glenfeliz Elementary

Boyle Heights

Lorena Street

Cypress Park
Loreto Street Elementary

Highland Park
Arroyo Seco Museum Science Elementary
Garvanza Elementary

East Los Angeles
Brooklyn Avenue Elementary
City Terrace Elementary
Hammel Street Elementary

Eagle Rock
Dahlia Heights Elementary

Echo Park-Elysian Heights
Clifford Elementary
Elysian Heights Elementary

Glassell Park
Delevan Drive Elementary
Fletcher Drive Elementary

Silver Lake
Ivanhoe Elementary
Mayberry Street Elementary

Solano Canyon
Solano Avenue Elementary

Photo from Solano Avenue Elementary website


  1. Notably absent: Mt Washington.

  2. You forgot Franklin Avenue Elementary School in Los Feliz. It was also designated a California Distinguished School last year.

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