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Clover School Profile

 

Clover Avenue Elementary School is a single-track elementary school located in a small, quiet neighborhood called Westside Village, in Los Angeles. Our proximity to the UCLA campus, UCLA family housing and convenient Westside location gives our school a rich diversity of cultures with the common goal of creating a stimulating environment for high achievement in an education-oriented community. The neighborhood is very stable. Some families have members who have attended over a span of three generations. The school was built in 1954 and recently had its 50th anniversary, which the local community celebrated with the current staff and student body.

Clover School is a LEARN school site with a very active parent component both in LEARN governance and in other parent organizations, the Booster Club, ELAC and School Site Council. Despite the fact that approximately one third of our students qualify for free or low cost meals, the parents of all students contribute to parent groups and are very involved with school activities.

There is a great deal of diversity in the student population. The student body is comprised of 1.2% Alsk 43.8% Asian, 9.5% Black, 2.9% Filipino, 15.5% Hispanic, 0.2% Pacific islander and 26.9% White students. Our student population also provides the multilingual richness of more than 2 dozen languages, other than English, to enhance our school community. Seventy percent of our students are residents of UCLA Family Housing living with one or both parents.

The instructional setting is comprised of 17 Class-size reduction Kindergarten through 3rd grade and six 4th and 5th grade regular education classes. There is also a Special Education Preschool Program (PSM) serving less than 10 students per class. In addition, Clover has two administrators and one full time Resource Specialist Teacher. There are 15 part time paraprofessional support positions. To address the needs of all students, Clover provides a variety of instructional programs including the School for Advanced Studies (SAS), Gifted and Talented Program (GATE), English Language Development Program (ELD) and the Resource Specialist (RSP) Program. Approximately 14% of our students are English Learners (ELLs), nearly 10% are receiving some form of special education services, 19% are identified gifted, while 33.5% of our students participate in the federal free or reduced meal program.

Clover’s curriculum is based on the California State Standards and California State subject frameworks. Teachers utilize grade level pacing plans based on LAUSD core curriculum guides to assure that all students receive a rigorous core curriculum. This ensures that all students are involved in similar learning units and activities within a given a given block of time.

Clover School is proud of its Wonder of Reading Library. Classes meet in the library on a regular basis and volunteers read with and mentor students. The Booster Club sponsors a Computer Center and provides a technical expert to assist teachers and students as they utilize the center. The Booster Club also sponsors psycho-motor activities for students each week.