Spotlight on Schools is an ongoing series featuring high-performing public elementary schools within a 15 minute drive of Downtown Los Angeles. Thanks to the magic of LAUSD open enrollment, you can apply to have your child attend any of the schools featured in this series.
Located in Elysian Valley about a 15 minute drive from downtown Los Angeles, Dorris Place Elementary is a school on a mission: to be ranked with Ivanhoe, Eagle Rock Elementary, and other top performing schools in the LAUSD. Recently, the school has come a long way towards achieving that goal. The school’s API rank has climbed from below 800 to 852 in 2011, giving it a Great Schools rating of 8 out of 10. These numbers are even more impressive when you consider that Dorris Place draws from a socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhood, giving it an API Similar Schools ranking of 9 out of 10.