5353 Kester Avenue
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
Assistant Principal, EIS
Kester Avenue Elementary, in the heart of Sherman Oaks, is a diverse learning community of over 870 students, transitional kindergarten through fifth grade. Our school is comprised of a home school and a gifted/high ability magnet school (grades 1-5).
We emphasize the importance of learning in core academic subjects while also offering an enriched curriculum of art, music, science, and physical education. Kester’s most recent Academic Performance Index (API) score was 913 out of a possible 1,000 - the highest API of all Sherman Oaks schools.
Kester is proud to be designated both a National Blue Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School for its collaboration and parent involvement. At Kester Avenue Elementary / Magnet, students experience a unique variety of enrichment programs made possible by the Kester PTA and generous contributions from our school community.
The original buildings and grounds of Kester Avenue Elementary were designed in 1953 by Richard Neutra, one of the world's most prominent modernist architects. Designed in the International style, the blueprint of Kester served as the prototype for LAUSD schools constructed thereafter.
Dates to Highlight:
March 17th: Family Workshop, 8:15am @ Parent Center
March 18th: Blue Ribbon Celebration, 9:30am - 12pm @ Kester
March 22nd: PTA Meeting @ 8pm, Zoom only
March 28th: Kester Open House, 5pm
March 30th: Resident school tour, 8:30am
March 31st: Cesar Chavez Day, school closed
April 3rd-7th: Spring Break, school closed
April 3rd, 4th: Acceleration Days
April 14th: Yougurtland Fundraiser, 11am - midnight
April 24th: Spirit Day, Earth Week celebration
Check Our Full Calendar For Workshops, Agendas and Zoom Info.