Home of the Eagles, 99th Street Elementary school is located in Watts and is led by Principal Courtney Sawyer. The school, which opened in 1925, has developed strong partnerships with the community and enjoys active parent involvement. 99th Street strives to provide an outstanding Kindergarten through 5th grade learning environment for its approximately 600 students. Student achievement continues to improve at the school each year, evidenced by an 11% increase in the 2016-17 school year in students meeting or exceeding standards on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test in English Language Arts and an 8% increase for students meeting and exceeding the standards in mathematics.
Why We’re Serving
99th Street Elementary School entered the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools in 2008 as one of their original 10 schools. Since joining the Partnership, the school has seen an influx of returning students and community engagement. This day of service will further the ongoing efforts by the school to foster a connection with students and their families. Community members will be supported by creating new spaces for parents to gather and youth to play.
What We’ll Be Doing
Connect - Giving the Parent Center a makeover with new storage and furniture to support family engagement. Revitalize - Redoing outdoor play areas including painting the four square courts and updating the softball field to accommodate soccer and other field sports. Transform - Repurposing the old garden space into an outdoor classroom, complete with a quiet reading corner and new garden beds.
We're excited to be joined by volunteers from our partners at CarMax for this day of service.
What To Wear :
Clothes you don't mind getting dirty and closed toe shoes
What To Bring :
Water, sunscreen and a friend!
There is a parking lot is on Century Blvd and a smaller lot on Wadsworth Avenue that can be used for parking.
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