Welcome to Ivanhoe

Thank you for choosing Ivanhoe as your school. Since its inception in 1889, Ivanhoe has consistently provided outstanding public education to the children of this unique and special community, making it one of the city’s oldest and best public schools. Academically, it is among the highest-rated elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. This is a small, tight-knit community school that reflects the diversity of the surrounding neighborhood.

Ivanhoe has built a reputation as a school that soars because of parents’ interest and involvement, and your decision to send your child to Ivanhoe indicates your commitment to public education.

Think about this unique school — a place where students are well educated and safe, a place that encourages community and friendship. Our children’s welfare unites us all.

Ivanhoe is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and as a result is subject to the budgetary shortfalls that face all schools in the district. In fact, because we are neither a magnet nor a Title I school, we receive even less money than most. And this problem gets worse every year. The primary way we manage these considerable fiscal challenges is through the efforts of the Friends of Ivanhoe (FOI), which has been established as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit to support Ivanhoe’s academic excellence.

FOI: friends of  IVANHOE is you!

FOI is a booster organization founded by parents in 1994 to help raise funds to meet those fiscal challenges and provide our community’s children with the best education possible. It is open to all Ivanhoe parents and community members.

You can help FOI in two very important ways: volunteer and donate funds. Our goal is 100% participation. Let’s do everything possible to uphold Ivanhoe’s legacy.

Friends of Ivanhoe is all of us in the Ivanhoe community. If you are a parent at Ivanhoe, you are part of FOI. The board is elected each year in the spring. Officers serve a maximum of two years. If you are interested in learning more about the board or being on the board, we would love your help. Please contact us with your inquiry:

Fundraising & General Inquiries: friendsofivanhoe@gmail.com

Community Building: friendsofivanhoeFACE@gmail.com

Sponsorship: foisponsorship@gmail.com

Volunteer: volunteerivanhoe@gmail.com

Instagram: @friendsofivanhoe

Facebook: www.facebook.com/friendsofivanhoe

FOI 2019-20 Board


Herb Agner (Fundraising)

Andrea Richards (Community Events)

Co-Vice Presidents

Rosie Johnston (Fundraising)

Jennifer Koziol (Community Events)


Jill Cordes (Fundraising)

Gregory Leskin (Community Events)


Jeff Muehl (Fundraising)

Brooke Jonte (Community Events)