Ivanhoe Elementary School in Silver Lake is one of the best kindergarten through 5th grade schools in the LA Unified School System.This school draws families into Silver Lake in hopes of being able to buy a home within its boundaries and take advantage of a great public school education. According to GreatSchools.org, Ivanhoe Elementary “is among the few public elementary schools in California to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 10 out of 10.
This school has an average Community Rating of 5 out of 5 stars, based on reviews from 39 school community members. GreatSchools.org is a leading source of information on school performance and includes thousands of parent ratings and reviews. It has become a go-to guide for people looking to find the best school to fit their needs.
You don’t need to read reviews of Ivanhoe Elementary School to know that it is the prized school in Silver Lake. Just ask anyone who’s children are enrolled there what they think! I’ve had many clients choose the home they buy based specifically on being within the boundaries of this terrific school.
Ivanhoe Elementary hosts a regular monthly “Coffee with the Principal”, and provides Silver Lake parents with education on grade-specific math curriculums and other topics. After school enrichment classes at Ivanhoe Elementary include a writer’s workshop, guitar classes, and clubs for reading, Spanish, and math. Math gets some extra attention at Ivanhoe with an Olympiad math problem solving team. Reading is also important for Ivanhoe students and “Miss Heather” is in the library from 9:30 to 4:00, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 9:00 to 3:30 on Tuesday and Friday to help with their reading selections.
Ivanhoe Tops in Tech
As for technology, the Silver Lake elementary school’s website tells us this: “Today’s generation of students looks at technology as part of their everyday environment. To fully meet their needs, technology should be pervasive — always available. The Ivanhoe Technology Program provides 2nd-5th graders with access to a wireless laptop to use at school and at home. The teachers are also provided with technological tools to create learning plans, track student progress and more. The goal is to give kids a great educational experience and prepare them for success in the future. The elementary school experience at Ivanhoe provide Silver Lake kids with strong basics and a head start on their future education.
We’ve all been kids and know that school needs to be more than just books and homework. At Ivanhoe Elementary School there are fun events throughout the year that involve the kids, their parents and the Silver Lake community. Such school events include a spring fiesta, a fitness festival and an international faire where individual grades take on projects that help the visitors experience the culture of foreign countries.
If you want your kids to be supervised after school hours, a franchise called “Champions”runs a formal after school program from dismissal until 6:00 at Ivanhoe. Currently 10 class sessions cost $120 and activities include arts, sports, and classes along with supervised homework, reading time, and free play.
Buying a home in a neighborhood with good public schools can save you tens of thousands of tuition dollars. The Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles has Ivanhoe Elementary School and that is like money in the bank.
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