Vine Street Elementary  

Our Mission

Vine Street Elementary School strives to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of each and every student to ensure that they are college and career ready at the end of high school.  The school, parents, and the community work in partnership to develop each student's academic excellence, social responsibility, and personal integrity.  All stakeholders are committed to the implementation of State and District grade level standards.


We will carry out our mission with commitment to create a community of lifelong successful learners.  Successful learners will be able to access information through the appropriate use of written, oral, and technological resources.  All students will demonstrate proficiency according to State and District standards.  They will be prepared to apply their knowledge in order to function independently and to contribute to our global society.

Educating the Children of Hollywood for Over 100 years!

Principal's Message

Principal Lowry's JUNE Message...


During my four years as Principal, we have accomplished much that is good for our students and our entire school community and we have positioned our school for continued success.


Together, we sharpened our focus on what matters most after safety…teaching and learning, evidence of planning high-quality lessons, professional development, school culture and climate, classroom environment, and decisions based on students’ needs and data.


We implemented schoolwide instructional initiatives, such as Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) in Mathematics, Early Language and Literacy “Academies,” a daily Writing Process, and more.  Over the past four years, our ELA and Mathematics test scores have improved.


We added enrichment programs, such as “9 Dots” “getCoding!”, Young Storytellers!, and “Conga Kids!” to complement our existing “EnrichLA!” garden education and Orchestra programs.  We also increased students’ access to visual and performing arts through our partnership with LAUSD’s Creative Arts Network.


We increased vital student services, such as attendance improvement, school-based and agency-based counseling services, and early childhood education and wellness.


We beautified our campus with murals and college logos, remodeled our Library, increased access to instructional technology through a $75K Technology Grant, won a Parent Center Improvement Grant, purchased and recently installed our new electronic marquee, and more!


While we have achieved much, we must continue to welcome innovative ideas, people, and programs that will ensure that our school remains a viable educational option for parents and families in a climate of educational choice and change. 


Accordingly, I ask you all to support our “Community Schools” application, which will allow our school to continue to meet the needs of our community before, during, and after school.


In closing, I thank you for allowing me to serve as your principal.  I am very grateful for the opportunity to have served our community and I consider all of you my friends and colleagues.


With Gratitude and In Service,


Dr. Kurt S. Lowry




Mensaje de junio del Director Lowry...


Durante mis cuatro años como Director, hemos logrado mucho de lo que es bueno para nuestros estudiantes y para toda nuestra comunidad escolar, y hemos posicionado a nuestra escuela para el éxito continuo.


Juntos, enfocamos nuestra prioridad en enseñanza y aprendizaje, evidencia de planificación de lecciones de alta calidad, desarrollo profesional, clima y cultura escolar, ambiente de aula y decisiones basadas en las necesidades de los estudiantes.


En consecuencia, implementamos iniciativas de instrucción en toda la escuela, como las “Academias” de Instrucción Cognitivamente Guiada (CGI) en Matemáticas, Lenguas Tempranas y Alfabetización, un proceso diario de escritura y mucho más.


En los últimos cuatro años, los resultados de nuestros exámenes tanto en artes de lenguaje en inglés como en matemáticas han mejorado.


Añadimos programas de enriquecimiento, como “¡9 puntos”, “GetCoding!”, Young Storytellers !, y “Conga Kids!” Para complementar nuestros programas existentes de “EnrichLA!” Para la educación en el jardín y la orquesta. También aumentamos el acceso de los estudiantes a las artes visuales y escénicas a través de nuestra asociación con la Red de Artes Creativas del Distrito Escolar de los Angeles.


Incrementamos nuestra inversión en servicios vitales para estudiantes, como mejora de asistencia, servicios de asesoría basados en la escuela y en la agencia, y educación y bienestar en la primera infancia.


Hemos embellecido nuestro campus con murales y logotipos universitarios, hemos remodelado nuestra biblioteca, aumentado el acceso a la tecnología educativa de una subvención tecnológica de $75K, recientemente ganamos una subvención para la mejora del Centro de Padres, compramos e instalamos recientemente nuestro nuevo centro de mensajes electrónico, y mucho más!


Si bien hemos logrado tanto, debemos continuar dándole la bienvenida a ideas, personas y programas innovadores que asegurarán que la Escuela Vine Street siga siendo una opción educativa viable para los padres y las familias en un clima de elección y cambio educativo.


En consecuencia, les pido a todos que apoyen nuestra solicitud de "Escuelas comunitarias", que permitirá a nuestra escuela dar el siguiente paso lógico para satisfacer las necesidades de la comunidad antes, durante y después del día escolar.


Para terminar, le agradezco que me hayan permitido ser su director. Estoy muy agradecido por la oportunidad de haber servido a nuestra comunidad.


Con gratitud y en servicio,

Dr. Kurt S. Lowry, Director de La Escuela



Our Instructional Priorities

1. Implement CA Standards

2. Professional Development and Planning Rigorous Lessons

3. Personalize the Teaching & Learning Experience for Students

4. Positive Room Environment/Bulletin Boards/Feedback

5. “Master Plan” for English Learners/Standard English Learners

6. Implement Teaching & Learning Focus Elements (Observation + Feedback)

7. Analyze & Use Student Assessment Data to Drive Differentiated Instruction

Non-discrimination Statement:

The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying.
The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived race or ethnicity, gender/sex (including gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and pregnancy-related medical conditions) sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (not union related), a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.
For inquiries about District policies and procedures related to student-to-student, student-to-staff and staff-to student harassment/discrimination, including how to file a harassment/discrimination complaint contact:

Educational Equity Compliance Office

Julie Hall-Panameño
LAUSD Section 504 and Title IX Coordinator
(213) 241-7682

For inquiries or complaints related to employee-to-employee, student-to-employee, or work/employment related discrimination or harassment, contact:

Equal Employment Opportunity Section
(213) 241-7685

Both offices are located at:

Los Angeles Unified School District
333 South Beaudry Avenue - 20th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Vine Street’s Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10)