33 out of 10GreatSchools

Anatola Avenue Elementary School

Van Nuys, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 445


Anatola Avenue Elementary School
7364 Anatola Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 343-8733
Anatola Avenue Elementary School is located in Van Nuys, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 3 out of 10
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Reviews14 Reviews

It started out okay and we were very hopeful. However, my hope for a good placement for our son has faded. It is pile of bureaucratic paperwork, designed more for the adults then what is really best for the children.
Since the change of principal, this school has gone down. No one and I do mean NO ONE communicates anymore. Things are going on in school and I don't find out (and other parents too) until the day of, also there's a program called "school in motion" no one mentioned to us parents that this would be happening and it's been going on when it rains or when the weather is 40-50 degrees in the morning! Also the school was on lock down, no notice and no phone call to let us know what happened. I found out through my child and her friends! I'm just upset that this school has changed and not for the better but for the worse. The new principal Mrs. Gonzalez takes us parents as a joke, takes the information about how we feel as a joke. I wish Mrs. King was still here, she was super nice and always there for the parents and students.
Anatola Elementary School is an exceptional place for students to grow and learn. The children really are the focus of the school. While overcoming the obstacles of the bureaucracy of LAUSD the staff works hard to help each child achieve his/her best. The school is lead by a competent principal who knows how to give personal attention where its needed. She motivates the teachers to do their best and provides an ideal environment for children to grow and learn in.
I love Anatola. I am fortunate enough to have attended this school and for my kids to attend this school. My boys started the SRLDP program here which was an AWESOME program!! Then 2 years ago my older son had Mrs. Koch as his Kinder teacher. At first we were kinda disappointed because most his friends ended up in Ms. Rosten's class but we kept Mrs. Koch. She ended up being a great addition in our lives. Then the following year we had Ms. Padilla. Another winner!!! We have been so lucky and blessed to have these teachers. They are great teachers. Kind, respectful, fair, loving, smart and my child loved them and so did I. I had great communication with them and as a parent I couldn't ask for more. I agree with one of the comment. Everyone on staff knew my son by name. I had an issue occur in our personal lives and Mrs. King and Mrs. Weiler had open door policy and took the time to talk to me. What a great school! What a great staff. I do wish that this school had more events where the parents and kids can all get together. Just so the community and students and parents can get together and get to know each other.
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