Kester Elementary / Magnet is a diverse learning community of over 1,000 students, teaching kindergarten through fifth grade. Our school, in Local District Northeast of the Los Angeles Unified School District, is comprised of a home school and a gifted/high ability magnet school (grades 1-5). Emphasis on core academic subjects is enhanced by an enriched curriculum of art, music, 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.
In 2019 the State Department of Education named Kester a Distinguished California School.
The original buildings and grounds of Kester Avenue Elementary were designed in 1953 by the distinguished modernist architect Richard Neutra.
Our biggest fundraiser of the year is happening NOW! Join our PTA and donate to our Annual Support fund to help the PTA pay for Computer Lab, Art, Music, PE, Science and more!
TITLE ONE funds are CRUCIAL to KESTER! We need your help!!!!
We NEED families to fill out a lunch application ASAP. This needs to be done EVERY YEAR!!! More information on funding here. Apply at myschoolapps.com online today! Change the Language on the top right of the page, if needed.