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Thank you for your interest in Short Avenue Elementary School. We are an LAUSD UTK-5th grade elementary school. We are an International Baccalaureate World School.

For the 2024/25 school year children must turn 5 years old by September 1, 2024 to be enrolled in our Kindergarten program.  Eligible children for our Universal Transitional Kindergarten program are born between September 2 2019 and September 1 2020. 

You can check your child’s correct grade level herePlease be sure to put in 2024/25 school year before entering in your child's birthdate. 

If Short Ave is your designated school of residence, you are guaranteed enrollment. Below is the boundary map. You can also check your address here.

Enrollment for our neighborhood resident families for the 2024/25 school year opens on Monday March 4th, 2024. Please come to our main office at 12817 Maxella Ave. with the following documents (original documents only – copies will be made and the originals will be returned): 

  • Birth Certificate (NOT hospital certificate)
  • Provide Proof of Residency
  • Please provide one of the following:
    • Current utility bill showing address (no telephone bills)
    • Current bank statement
    • Copy of escrow papers (if purchasing)
    • Property tax papers
    • Official lease agreement with name and phone # of lessor
  • Provide Proof of Immunizations (please provide current documentation from your child’s doctor.) Students must have the following:
    • 2 MMR
    • 3 Hepatitis B
    • 1 Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • 5 DTP
    • 4 Polio

Required Documents to Bring for Enrollment

  • Birth Certificate of enrolling child(ren)
  • Utility Bill (electric, gas, water) or official government mail verifying your address
  • Driver’s License or ID card
  • Immunization Record
  • Report card/transcript from your current school
  • GATE, IEP and/or 504 Plan, if applicable 

Non-Resident Applicants Needing a Permit

Families who do not live in our resident neighborhood area, and wish to permit in, will need to attend one of our tours in order to join the waitlist. Please see the TOURS page on this website for tour information. It does not matter which tour you attend, our waitlist is not first come first serve. We will determine how many spots we have left after our resident neighborhood families have enrolled. Sometime in late spring, we will choose names from our waitlist cards at random, keeping in mind that we need to have balanced classes.   Please be aware that there will be limited permit spots available for all grade levels, especially Kindergarten and 1st grade. 

Sibling Families

Current Short Avenue families on permit with a younger sibling, please fill out the google form in the Weekly Wave, so that we can add you to the Sibling Waitlist.