Denker Avenue Elementary

1620 West 162nd St., Gardena, 90247

A least effective school, according to The Times “value-added” analysis.

Each school’s rating was based on the performance of all students who took the California Standards Tests in math and English between 2003-04 to 2009-10. Value-added measures the difference between the expected progress of the student body and its actual performance. It is designed to estimate what the school contributes to students’ learning. By contrast, the state’s Academic Performance Index measures students’ achievement level, which is tied closely to students’ socio-economic background.

Overall effectiveness

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Most effective

Math effectiveness

English effectiveness

API: 794/1000

Learn more about test scores and demographics at Denker Avenue Elementary using the The Times’ California Schools Guide ».

Faculty

This faculty list includes nearly all third-through fifth-grade classroom instructors who have taught at the school at some point during the 2004-05 to 2009-10 school years. Some teachers have retired or left the school.

School years / Grade taught
Teacher 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Allen Lewis, Leah
3rd
3rd
3rd
3rd
5th
5th
5th
Austin, Yvonne
5th
3rd
5th
Bell Savage, Debra
5th
3rd
5th
5th
5th
5th
5th
Blanchard, Savannah
3rd
3rd
3rd
3rd
3rd
Chiu, Yng Yng
4th
Decastro, Aimee
4th
4th
Dreger, Roger
4th
5th
5th
Druskovich, Nicole
3rd
3rd
Dunwoody, Janet
4/5
Finnerty, Marie
3rd
3rd
Gascon, Stephanie
5th
Gutierrez, Adriana
5th
Hamilton, Stuart
5th
Hicks, Charles
3rd
3rd
3rd
3rd
3rd
3rd
4th
Jung, Jaeyoen
3rd
3rd
3rd
3rd
3rd
4th
Kanemaki, Janis
4th
4th
4th
4th
Kaulukukui, Suzette
5th
Kim, Esther
4/5
4/5
4/5
4/5
4/5
4/5
Kim, Grace
5th
5th
5th
5th
King, Shelly
5th
Morgan, Paula
4th
4th
4th
4th
4th
4th
4th
Morihara, Liane
3rd
3rd
3rd
Ortiz, Jose
3rd
4th
4th
5th
3rd
Park, Hee
3rd
3rd
3rd
3rd
3rd
3rd
4/5
Sarnoff, Edward
4th
4th
4th
5th
5th
4th
4/5
Scott, Sharlene
3rd
3rd
5th
5th
5th
4th
4th
Takasaki, Terrie
3rd
3rd
3rd
Terao, Ellen
3rd
3rd
3rd
Uchida, Nichole
3rd
3rd
4th
3rd
Verdin, Lorena
5th
5th
5th
Wilcox, Heather
4th
4th
4th
4th
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