Carpenter Community Charter School

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Carpenter Community Charter School
3909 Carpenter Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604
Coordinates34°8′28″N 118°23′35″W / 34.14111°N 118.39306°W / 34.14111; -118.39306Coordinates: 34°8′28″N 118°23′35″W / 34.14111°N 118.39306°W / 34.14111; -118.39306
MottoCultivating young minds for a modern world.
School districtLos Angeles Unified School District
PrincipalJoe Martinez
Enrollment946 (2015-16)[1]

Carpenter Community Charter School, formerly Carpenter Avenue Elementary School, is a public K-5 elementary school in Los Angeles, California.

Carpenter Community Charter is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The school is in Studio City. The school was opened in 1924 under the name Carpenter Avenue School and is still in the same location. The Administrative Building was constructed in 1938 in PWA Moderne styling.[2] It was originally a high school.

The current principal of the school (2010-2011 school year) is Joseph Martinez and the assistant principal is Rosalinda Cardenas. In September 2002 the school had a newer, larger library built complete with an Internet connection.[3]

For the 2008-2009 school year Carpenter had an enrollment of 847 students with the following racial/ethnic profile; White 76.3%, Hispanic 8.7%, Asian 8.1%, Black 4.6%, Filipino 1.3%, Other 1%. Carpenter is not eligible for Title I funding.[4] Carpenter receives approximately $300,000 annually via the fundraising efforts of parents.[5]

On June 16, 2010 Carpenter Avenue Elementary School became a Charter school. It then changed its name to Carpenter Community Charter School.[6]


  1. ^ "Carpenter Community Charter". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Leslie Heumann (March 2002). "Historic Schools of the Los Angeles Unified School District" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-04-07.
  3. ^ Barbara Whitaker (November 18, 2002). "OUT WEST; Door-to-Door Effort Brings a Community Back to Its School" (PDF). New York Times. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
  4. ^ "LAUSD School Profile Page: Carpenter Elementary". LAUSD. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
  5. ^ Dana Bartholomew (May 22, 2005). "Parents Taking Fundraising Into Their Own Hands". Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
  6. ^ "Carpenter Avenue Elementary a new charter school". Daily News. Los Angeles Newspaper Group. Retrieved 21 June 2010.

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