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Denker Elementary School
1620 W. 162nd St.
Gardena CA 90247
Phone 310.327.9420
Fax 310.324.6949
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Latitude: 33.891265 N       
Longitude: -118.297505 W

Principal: Alison Towery


Our Vision

Our vision is that through an enthusiastic partnership between school and community each student will achieve academic excellence, experience a rich curriculum, develop interpersonal communication skills, and embrace a respect for themselves, and others regardless of race, culture, or language.



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NEWS! The Community Works with Denker Avenue!

Recently, Gardena High School's JROTC, Torrance Troop 719, and Torrance Troop 683 have worked to help make Denker Avenue an even more wonderful place for all of us. Gardena High School JROTC worked with Junior Achievement and our K-3 students this year to learn about life skills, such as managing money and social studies lessons.  Torrance Troop 719, under Mitchell Fujimura's leadership built the redwood tree boxes that line the front of our school on 162nd Street and built gardening boxes for our Kindergarten students. Torrance Troop 683, under Russell Okamura's leadership beautified the gardens and added an herb garden for our students to use. We with to thank them for their contribution to our school community!

Mitchell troop 719 JROTC

Thank you to Dr. Vladovic, LAUSD Board of Education President

We wish to publicly thank Dr. Vladovic for honoring Denker Avenue's hard work and commitment to education with a long-over due Title 1 Academic Achievement Award Mural which was drawn next to our California Distinguished School Award Sign on the side of the auditorium.

Thank you for your support and recognition of our work.

Endeavor Flies Over Denker!

Students enjoyed a lifetime experience as the historic Endeavor makes three passes above Denker's yard.  Click here to view a video.


Note to parents:  You will be leaving Denker's website and going to youtube to view this video.

A California Distinguished School

California Distinguished School Award

Get Ready to "Ace The Test"!

"Ace The Test" MP3 File

What's for Breakfast and Lunch?

Find out what's cooking at Denker here!

LAUSD's Food Service Division here.

Did you know eating a good breakfast helps you learn and score higher on tests?

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