North Hollywood

Although North Hollywood is no Van Nuys (with a whopping four 8 magnet point schools, as of 2007-2008) North Hollywood does have two “8 magnet point” schools (PHBAO plus three-track “Overcrowded”).  Meaning if the following are your LAUSD elementaries you have an excellent shot at having your pick of magnet schools, particularly in K and 1st grade (before those accruing waiting list points start to catch up with you).

Coldwater

Strathern Elementary

Then again, even a non-magnet neighborhood elementary like Lankershim has its charms (we Magnet Yentas have met a travelling art teacher who LOVES the school).  The reported problem for prospective parents is a front office staff (so typical of the LAUSD) in that, while not unfriendly exactly, they aren’t particularly “customer”-oriented.  (A North Hollywood family’s query as to whether Lankershim gave prospective tours was greeted with blankness, confusion, and an eventual no.)  We could stand to be corrected–paging Lankershim!

6 Responses to North Hollywood

  1. Tien says:

    What is the best magnet school with a K or 1st grade to apply to if I do have Coldwater as my LAUSD school?

  2. Thanks for the advice! This helps calm my panic.

  3. yvette says:

    What if saticoy is your elementary school? Do you know if you get 8 points also. My son will start kinder in fall 2013. What magnet school can i apply in my area?

  4. bella says:

    Any good elementary schools in north Hollywood for kinder that are considered charter or magnet?

  5. Laura says:

    We are in the special ed preschool program at Toluca Lake Elementary in North Hollywood. The teachers are excellent. So far I’ve had a positive impression of the rest of the school, although have not experienced it in depth.

  6. Laura says:

    We are in the special ed preschool program at Toluca Lake Elementary in North Hollywood. The teachers are excellent, and the campus is lovely with old growth trees and a garden. The parents in the special ed program tend to be actively involved. So far I’ve had a positive impression of the rest of the school, although have not experienced it in depth.

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