Canyon Elementary Replacement Project to be Restarted

Canyon Charter Elementary is one of the top-ranked public schools in the state. One of the oldest public schools, the original building now serves as a library.

Canyon Elementary School, built in 1894, is one of the oldest elementary schools in Los Angeles. The original and historic one-room schoolhouse, which is still on campus, now serves as a library.

Prior to Covid a classroom replacement project was discussed. Now a new zoom meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, updating the replacement project.

LAUSD Facilities staff will discuss:

  • Project Overview
  • Design Update
  • Anticipated construction schedule
  • Community Engagement

 At the April 2019 meeting held in the Canyon Elementary auditorium, attendees were told the construction would be in two-stages.

 Phase one would include removal of a two-classroom Department of Housing (DOH) relocatable building along Entrada Drive and replacement with a certified two-classroom relocatable building, installation of a new restroom building, ADA upgrades including new accessible parking spaces, a new fire hydrant and removal of one tree.

Phase two was supposed to involve construction of a two-story, seven-classroom building along Amalfi. The lower three classrooms would be for kindergarten and would include a separate playground. Next to it a one-story science building would be built.

Three years ago, the estimated cost for phase one and for phase two design was $5,425,456. Funding and the final cost had not been identified.

Attendees were told it would be a one-to-one replacement and no extra students will be added to the campus.

The Zoom Online Meeting Link: and the Webinar Meeting ID # is 818 4167 4299. The phone # is (213) 338‐8477 ID #: 818 4167 4299.


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One Response to Canyon Elementary Replacement Project to be Restarted

  1. Leslie Hope says:

    I was not able to attend the meeting yesterday, Oct 6. Please let me know if you will be posting the meeting for those of us who couldn’t attend. I live across the street from Canyon Elementary School. I’m very impacted in the morning when parents are dropping off their kids. I hope it won’t get worse.

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