School Today

Maurice Sendak Elementary School Today

© Richard Wasserman, 2013

The Maurice Sendak Elementary School opened in 2005. Along with other schools in the district, economic downturns did affect the school in 2010 when layoffs of some teachers were threatened.[1] Today the school serves 700 students, all of whom qualify for subsidized school lunch, a general measure of low-income students.[2] In the 2013-2014 school year, 87 percent of the students at Sendak were Hispanic.[3] A 2010 web post commenting about the school, the writer praises the school: “I love Maurice Sendak El because the brand new buildings come alive with the spirit of hope, laughter, and the love of learning.”[4]

© Richard Wasserman, 2013

[1] Daily News of Los Angeles. “Schools like Sendak face uncertainty; FUTURE: Layoffs in the LAUSD could make things more difficult.” April 20, 2009. Accessed February 24, 2016. 

[2] Zillow. Accessed February 24, 2016.

[3] Los Angeles Unified School District, School Information Branch. “School Enrollments by Ethnicity for 2013-2014 School Year.” Accessed February 27, 2016.

[4] Redfin. Website. Accessed February 25, 2016.