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Welcome to Park Western Place Elementary School and Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability STREAM Magnet (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Mathematics). We are very proud of our rigorous academic standards, exciting programs and activities, high academic achievement, and vibrant school community.

Our teachers work hard all year to bring an exciting and engaging curriculum to our students. We nurture our community of learners and encourage all students to develop strong character, critical thinking, creativity, leadership, and communication skills.  

Our school offers incredible programs and experiences to our students both in and out of the classroom. Students have opportunities to participate and learn a variety of new things across disciplines. Arts education matters at Park Western Place and all students participate and grow their skills each year in each of the art disciplines. 

Our Vision

L.A. Unified will be a progressive global leader in education, providing a dynamic and inspiring learning experience where all students graduate ready for success.

Our vision is that each student will gain tolerance for diversity, respect for themselves and others, and develop motivation leading to academic excellence in a collaborative school community.

LAUSD Mission

Embracing our diversity to educate L.A.'s youth, ensure academic achievement and empower tomorrow's leaders.  We are L.A. Unified.

Park Western Place reader board


Park Western Elementary School has received the following awards or been recognized from the following:

  • California Distinguished School
  • National Blue Ribbon School
  • Title 1 Academic Achievement Awards
  • USDA Healthier U.S. School
  • LAUSD Arts Program Award
  • COTSEN Foundation Grant for the Art of Teaching