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Welcome to Rowan Avenue Elementary!




Education gives us a knowledge of the world around us and changes it into something better.


                                                                                                                      -- Meenakshi Kumar


Mrs. Carrandi, Principal

Mrs. Carrandi

Principal's Corner


Happy December,

Rowan families!


   First, I'd like to thank you for all of your continuous support of our school. Your participation in our Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive gave us the opportunity to give back to our community.


   During the holiday season, I hope you will take some time from the hectic holiday activities, and reflect on the small things that we may take for granted and give thanks.


   During our winter break, please help us keep our school free of vandalism, and graffiti by reporting any suspicious activity around our school. If you see any suspicious activity around our school, please call the Los Angeles School Police at 213-625-6631.





Mrs. Carrandi, Principal

(Visit Mrs. Carrandi's web page  for more news, updates, and information by clicking on her name)

School Info


600 S. Rowan Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90023

323-261-7191 Phone

323-261-0610 Fax

Email Us


Class Begins:7:55am

Dismissal: 2:23pm

Tuesday Dismissal:1:23pm

Breakfast in the Classroom: 7:55am - 8:15

Main Office:7:30am - 4:30pm

Teacher's Hours:7:40am - 2:3 pm

Information Update

Please make sure the school has your updated address, phone numbers and/or email addresses. 

In case of an emergency, we need to have the correct information to reach you.

Great Things Are Happen at Rowan Elementary!

Please visit the "Events/Program" tab and see all the exciting things happening at Rowan.

School Wide Positive Behavioral Support & Intervention

As part of our School-wide Safe School Plan, we teach our students the importance of being safe, respectful & responsible.

As Superintendent ...more

Kids Teaching Kids to Save Lives Program

LAUSD Food & Water at School


   Parents love to contribute to their child's classroom celebrations, especially during the holidays. However, please keep in mind that LAUSD policy does not allow home cooked items nor hot liquids at school. We need to protect students who may have food allergies. Therefore, please check with your child's teacher before bringing "goodies" to share with their classmates. Classrooms are allowed to have celebrations, but we recommend that students' birthdays be recognized during their recess or lunch breaks or the last ten minutes of school.




Active Schools, a national movement dedicated to ensuring 60 minutes of physical activity a day is the norm in K-12 schools, honored Rowan Avenue School with the 2017 Let’s Move! Active Schools ...more

International Day - a day for acceptance and recognition of cultural diversity! 5/2017

JPL NGSS Professional Development k-5

Rowan Avenue  provides ongoing programs for educators to enhance teaching and learning and support the advancement of STEM

education goals.



SBAC Practice and Training Tests!

The Spring 2017 Testing Window for SBAC Summative Assessments

is April 28 – May 31

SBAC Practice & Training Tests
Practice your online test taking skills by taking the SBAC Practice and Training Tests!

Click here to return to the SBAC Information Page

Watch the Student Interface Training video HERE

Click HERE to visit the Practice and Training Test portal.

Click HERE to access the Practice and Training Resources. You'll find:

  • Practice Test Answer Keys
  • Classroom Activities for the Practice Performance Tasks
  • Scoring Guides
  • Rubrics



Career Day at Rowan Avenue!

Rowan Avenue Elementary had Career Day on Thursday, April 6th. Many parents and people from the community volunteered their morning to share their careers with Rowan students. Kindergarten through Second grade had the opportunity to meet with a Los Angeles Police Officer on bike, a Los Angeles Unified School Police and his police car, Fire Fighters and their truck, and a Cal Trans Operator on their truck.

Grade Three through Fifth had the opportunity to meet with a Security Officer, an Artist, a Radiologist, a Martial Arts Instructor, a Medical Assistance, a L.A.P.D Officer, a Director from L.A.U.S.D, an Engineer, an International Specialist, a Realtor, a Librarian, an Information Technologist, an Assistant Principal, and a Nutritionist.

Everyone had a great time and learned a lot about different types of careers.  East Los Angeles citizens will certainly have some fine future leaders.

Please visit the School Events for more information and pictures.

December's Events

12/6    Picture with Santa

12/6    STARR Assemblies

           Gr. 3-5

12/7    Lifetouch Picture 

           Make up Day

12/7    "Coffee w/the Principal

12/7    LSLC Meeting @ 2:30

12/8    Ronald McDonald

           "Reading is

           Fundamental" Book


12/12  STARR Assemblies

            Gr. TK-2

12/13  Winter Program @1:30

           N. Yard

12/15  Ugly Sweater Day!

12/18 - 1/7 Winter Break


School Starts January 8th, 2018




Fun Things to do During The Winter Break

- Take the Gold-line MTA to downtown to explore places like: Olvera Street, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Central Library, Art District, Korea Town, and more...

- Visit Museums: LACMA, The Japanese ...more

Creative Youth Theatre

Rowan Elementary has received a grant from Create Reflect Empower Outreach program! Two fourth grade classroom were chosen to participate in the Creative Youth Theatre; Ms. Valido's and Ms. Muñoz's. ...more

Chinese Teachers and Students Visit Rowan

Sister School From China

Chinese teachers and students visited Rowan Avenue during the week of 8/21/17 as part of a US-China school partnership. One of the most consistently achieved reason for establishing a US-China school ...more

The Music Center presents, Storytelling: "We Tell Stories"

About the performance:

“Cuentos de la Familia” is a program of Latino folk tales that is performed bilingually (in English and Spanish). Hispanic heritage and a love of the language are shown in this ...more

JPL's Professional Development in Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)