66 out of 10GreatSchools

Dahlia Heights Elementary School

Los Angeles, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-6
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  • Enrollment: 420


Dahlia Heights Elementary School
5063 Floristan Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 255-1419
Dahlia Heights Elementary School is located in Los Angeles, CA and serves grades K-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 6 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American

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I just regret not starting here in kindergarten
Pros: Diverse students drawn from a diverse neighborhood. Many GATE students, both local community and transfers. Many excellent teachers. These teachers are clustered in k-3.Cons: Some very average and below average teachers as well. Like government workers, in the worst sense. Especially in the upper grades. Some of the teachers are absolutely excellent, most are good, and some are poor. If you are thinking of transferring here b/c its an SAS school, I would discourage it. There is a good chance you will miss the positives the school has to offer. 3 years with an average or poor teacher (which can happen) is probably not worth the disruption.
I had my children at a nearby Charter from Dahlia and it has been the best choice I made. It got to a point where the kids and the system at the charter school reminded me of the song " Another Brick on the Wall" at Dahlia they are now more social and can have fun while learning and have really excelled socially and academically. They are happier and always eager to learn. The teachers and the parents are very welcoming. The teachers and administration are also very supportive and communicate so well with staff, parents and the community.
I can't argue with the fact that this school is a hidden gem and it's in my very own city! It's without a doubt a great school, with some awesome teachers and dedicated parents. However with that dedication, comes this sense of entitlement from the very active members of the PTA. Let's get real, you're not curing cancer, you are voting on what to sell at the bake sale. Needless to say they take their job very seriously. It's this type of attitude that 's a huge reason why I am not more directly involved. The cliques (formed by parents) that you encounter rival those of middle students who gossip daily debating on who they should allow to sit at their lunch table. For the record, I know I am not the only parent who feels this way. I fully support this school and faculty and with the exception of a few bad apples, I would have to say I am very happy with sending my daughter to Dahlia.
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