Award Year: 2020

Mountain Avenue Elementary School

2307 Mountain Avenue
La Crescenta, CA, 91214-3135

(818) 248-7766

Ms. Jaclyn Scott, Principal at time of Nomination

Glendale Unified School District

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The Mountain Avenue community works cooperatively to meet the needs of each child to develop responsible learners who think critically, strive for excellence, and respect diversity.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 56%
  • Hispanic: 15%
  • Asian: 24%
  • Two or more races: 2%
Mountain Avenue Elementary School

Mountain Avenue Elementary School

Mountain Avenue Elementary School is one of twenty elementary schools in the Glendale Unified School District. Nestled in the foothills of La Crescenta, Mountain Avenue is recognized as a highly sought-after school at the forefront of STEAM and technology integration partnered with academic rigor. Our focus on academics is well-balanced by character building, cooperative learning, and teamwork. Our "Bear" family works cohesively together to maintain focus on increased student proficiency and well-rounded learning opportunities.

In each classroom you will see student-centered artwork, STEAM learning activities, and "Bear-tastic" writing that exemplifies a variety of genres across all grade levels. You'll overhear rigorous conversations utilizing academic vocabulary. In particular, our schoolwide Core Plus program ensures that students receive differentiated instruction multiple times per week. Parents can be seen volunteering in classrooms, leading students in ceramics projects, reading with small groups, and facilitating the Art Docent program. We value every member of our Bear Family and work to instill a sense of belonging in each and every student.

Every aspect of our campus, from the custodians to the administrative support staff, is invested in and dedicated to the health, well-being, empowerment and education of our students. On any given day, stories can be told of connections between teachers, staff, parents and students all working together for the highest good. We have a saying at Mountain Avenue, "Once a Bear, Always a Bear." Our Bear Family embraces everyone who walks through the door to ensure that they are welcomed and cared about.