1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday
Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
Toll-free from U.S. and Canada: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
All other countries: (International Access Code) + 1-703-578-9600
Twentieth Street Elementary School is on the east side of South Los Angeles. The school is amid a low social-economic neighborhood that has a population that is 95% Hispanic, 4% African American, and 1% other. The median household income from the California Census was $30,000. Residents living below the poverty level as of 2016 was at 60%. Our Title I ranking is 54.
We are very proud to report that in May 2019, our accomplishments were recognized by Innovative Public Schools in partnership with USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and USC Rossier School of Education. Innovative Schools Network reported that of the 2,068 public schools in Los Angeles County, Twentieth Street Elementary was one of 257 schools that made the list of Top Public Schools that are closing the achievement gap for low-income African American and Latino students in Los Angeles County. Our SBAC growth since 2015 (baseline): ELA +25 and Math +22. Although we are pleased to know that we are closing the achievement gap, we still have a long way to go to achieve true and equitable excellence for our students who have historically been left behind.
In 2018, our school established a Spanish dual-language program in order to foster bilingualism, biliteracy, enhanced awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity, and high levels of academic achievement through instruction in two languages. Our goal is to give underserved students the opportunity to develop a deep academic proficiency in two languages, which will give them the tools to become highly sought-after bilingual professionals in today's more globalized world.
Our philosophy is very simple: Family, school, and community partnerships collaborate in activities that place students at the center. We strive for effective partnerships based on mutual trust and respect and shared responsibility for the education of the students at 20th Street Elementary.
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