West Hollywood Elementary School

About W.H.E

West Hollywood Elementary, located in the heart of West Hollywood, operates as a member of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in District West.

West Hollywood has a caring and professional staff committed to working with each student transitional kindergarten through fifth grade and their family to create an exceptional learning environment. Our school’s current API score is 926, we have had an increase of over 200 points in the last five years. West Hollywood Elementary is an Arts Prototype school, offering regular classes in Dance, Fine Art and Music.

With a diverse group of students and our exceptional teachers, West Hollywood is a school distinguished as truly extraordinary.

Office Staff:

  • Principal

  • Office Manager

  • Office Technician

  • Plant Manager


Ovsanna Petrosyan - oxp8163@lausd.net

Ruby Ortiz – rmo4250@lausd.net

Dana Frelow



We believe that establishing an environment of personal accountability by all stakeholders will ensure academic success and social growth.

Life Long Learning

We believe that fostering natural curiosity through unique, challenging and motivating activities will result in an intrinsic desire for life long learning.


We believe in establishing and maintaining a strong school, community and family partnership in order to promote a more productive and creative learning environment for our students.


We believe that respect for all stakeholders is achieved in an accepting environment that demonstrates patience, caring, cultural understanding and the perseverance to reach common goals.


All members of West Hollywood Elementary School actively participate in a learning organization that puts children first, supports their families and provides the opportunity to engage in work that is linked to state standards and student success.  We believe that all students can achieve academic and social success regardless of their economic, ethnic, cultural or linguistic background.  Communication between teachers and students is supportive and encourages the free flow of ideas and prospective.  Everyone at West Hollywood Elementary is dedicated to educating the leaders of tomorrow.

A decade ago our school faced the challenge of declining enrollment and stagnant academic growth and was in dire condition.  In the last six years we have become a school sought after by neighborhood families and community members due to our academic gains and wealth of enrichment opportunities.  Key in our enrollment growth is our continually rising API , which is currently 932.

We attribute this growth to elevated academic and social expectations combined with dedicated and engaged participants who strengthen our instruction, maintain our momentum and solidify our purpose.  We believe that working together in the spirit of leadership, our school has achieved our current academic standing.  As a result, all of us are experiencing the great joy of seeing our students perform at this higher level.

We are glad you have chosen West Hollywood Elementary as a place of interest. Committed and dedicated, our staff and community have come from a site lacking enticements to a school welcoming all who expect great things.  We look forward to having your family join our family.