School Profile Description
Miramonte Elementary School is located in unincorporated South Los Angeles within the Florence-Firestone area. We are an urban school serving a minority community that is predominantly Hispanic. The residents, for the most part, are low income.
The school operates on a traditional track calendar which serves pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students. Miramonte is a school-wide Title 1 program school. Classrooms are organized according to the guidelines contained in the Master Plan for English Learners that take into consideration the language proficiencies of each student. Our instructional programs reflect the California Common Core Standards (CCCS). Our school is focused on the LAUSD Teaching and Learning Framework.
Miramonte’s kindergarten through 6th grade programs service 920 students, of which 98% are Hispanic and 2% African-American. 51% of the students are English Language Learners and about 1% of the students are considered migrant students. 100% of our students receive free/reduced price meals under the Federal School Lunch program. The School Readiness Language Development Program (pre-kindergarten) services 60 additional students on our school campus. Miramonte is part Educational Service Center South of Schools.
The current faculty is made up of 41 general education teachers, four Special Education Teachers, and one Resource Specialist Teachers. The faculty also includes a part time psychologist, a part time pupil services and attendance counselor, a full time nurse, a Title 1 categorical programs adviser, aTargeted Student Population Advisor and a speech and language teacher. The school’s administration is composed of a Principal and Assistant Instructional Specialist.
Parents and community members have many opportunities to be involved and participate in the decision making process through regularly scheduled School Site Council (SSC), Compensatory Education Advisory Council (CEAC), and English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC). There are additional opportunities for parental involvement through the school volunteer program, parent education workshops that include math and literacy strategies, citizenship classes, nutrition classes. Miramonte boasts a strong relationship with First Five of Los Angeles- Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP) through the sponsorship of a child care room for parents who attend functions in the Parent Center. Additional opportunities to attend trainings on the Miramonte School campus are offered through teacher sponsored workshops in CCCS and technology. Safety Valet Drop Off Zone for students in which all parents are welcomed to participate in assuring students are dropped off safely in the morning.
Miramonte requires parents to attend two formal parent-teacher conferences where they receive face-to-face progress reports from the teacher and have the opportunity to review Language Arts assessment and mathematics periodic assessment data. Parents are encouraged to request conferences any time they see the need and to make unannounced visitations to their child’s classroom.
The main structure for governance at Miramonte is through the School Site Council that receives regular input from the Compensatory Advisory Council, English Learners Advisory Council, Instructional Team, the Gifted and Talented Parent group, the Special Education COST Team, and a number of other committees for other events.
Other significant instructional and intervention programs include Extended Year School for Special Education Students, RTI2 Intervention Program (locally designed), Intervention classes for struggling students, Migrant Education Program, Emergency Immigrant Education Program, Art Enrichment through the Arts Program and Beyond the Bell Art Education’s traveling enrichment teachers, Kindergarten Academy (provided by the Los Angeles First Five arm of the Los Angeles Education Partnership), small group tutoring funded through Title III and QEIA funds, Beyond the Bell’s Ready Set Go, Youth Services and Youth Development Services after school programs, and additional field trips to local Universities, and local museums. School wide annual events include a Read Across America month, attendance contests, Family Literacy Night and Math Family Night. In collaboration with the District Attorney’s office, Miramonte has the Abolish Chronic Truancy (ACT) Program to address chronic attendance problems. In addition, Miramonte has an Attendance Motivation Program to reward and acknowledge students for good attendance. We have also implemented a Schoolwide Discipline Program in order to improve student behavior. The Schoolwide Discipline Program includes the Owl Buck Program which rewards students and/or classes that are exhibiting exemplary.
We have two Tier 1 intervention Language classes.The proficiency of each student is assessed in a way that is timely, authentic, and consistent. Teachers collaboratively plan and provide differentiated instruction. We are using multiple common formative assessments including DIBELS Next.