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Bell Senior High School

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Posted July 15, 2006

I am a graduate of Bell High. I agree that the parents of Bell High students must involve themselves in their children's education much more than they do. However, the school has a long history of administrative incompetence. The only students that succeed at Bell HS are the very small minority that are catered to because they are in the honors and AP programs and favorited. The vast rest are neglected and destined to fail. I'm ashamed at being a graduate of such a poorly run institution. Very luckily I'm now at one of the premier higher education institutions in the world.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 15, 2006

Any graduate of Bell High School that reaches any high education institution will find that they are very unprepared and have been robbed of an education by teachers and administrators of this school. Although there have been a handful of good teachers at this school, the administration has done a great job at getting rid of them.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 25, 2006

I am a graduate of Bell High. I've read many postings in regards to lack of textbooks and overcrowding, leaving with less knowledge than entering...all complaints. These people needed to speak up while they were in school. I had a real positive experience at Bell my main priority was to learn, I didn't get tied up in the clicks and what have you. So I believe it depends on the person whether or not they succeed and they need to stop trying to put their faults on a system. Parents need to start parenting and stop leaving it to the schools to teach what should be taught at home...taking responsibility for your actions or lack of. Bell is a great school, and I'm glad to be a graduate.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 28, 2005

If you are looking to send your child to college in the future, Bell High School is not the place to attend. From reading other feedbacks, it seems like things havent changed since I graduated in 1983. Over crowded classrooms, lack of textbooks, large student to teacher ratio, its a receipe for academic disaster. Like a previous reviewer, I managed to graduate from a second rate college after 6 years and 2 expulsions because of poor reading, writing and analytical skills. Bell High School didnt, and still doesnt I take it, impart adequate study skills to survive in at university. As the expression goes, one bitten twice shy, I will never let my children attend this high school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 18, 2005

It's a good school with many activities for Parents and Students. The teachers and staff are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2004

I attended this school and graduated in 2000. Although there are a handful of incredibly gifted and devoted teachers, I am ashamed that students continue to learn in classes that are overcrowded and do not have sufficient textbooks. For health class, I had to go to the library during lunch time because books were only available there--can you imagine students not even having a class set? There are several problems with Bell High School. I hope that the community joins to help tomorrow's future students and that those great teachers that are there do not leave. There are much better schools to send students to--especially for a quality education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 5, 2003

I'm a student in bell high school and i don't think it's so bad. true it could be better and it is over crowded but i have had some very good teachers.The students are the ones who mess up.Im an honor student and i enjoy going to bell


Posted October 7, 2003

This school is disgraceful, it is the epitomy of the LAUSD bureaucracy. DO NOT enroll your child here, please make an effort to increase the chances of a successful education and life chances somewhere else, as a former student here, i came out worse than when i went in, poor education, poor teachers, corruption and favoritism rule here!! fortunately , by some miracle i managed to attend and succeed at UCLA


Posted September 28, 2003

I do not recommend Bell High School to any students... I am a former graduate of Bell High School and my experience at this school was not an educative one...Bell High is too crowded, the seating in th class rooms is a first come first serve and the books are in less than poor condition


Posted September 9, 2003

I think this school is not that good, the only reason that my kids went to this school was because it was very close to the house. the administration is very bad. i have seen and witnessed discrimination by the administrater. the school is over crowded and the student - teacher ration is really about 32/1. i dont recomend you send your kids there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Overall this school is great!! It makes it great because of the school's dress code and safety. The teachers teach well and you could see that this school really cares for our students. I am happy my brother-in-law is going to graduate from this school as I did.
—Submitted by a former student


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705

Change from
2012 to 2013

+15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

667 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
31%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
84%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

863 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
0%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

1016 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
30%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
8%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
26%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
14%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
6%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
36%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

546 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
19%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

978 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
27%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

535 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
7%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

978 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
29%
World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

777 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
31%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
21%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
13%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 51% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
28%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
16%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

641 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
29%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
5%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
48%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
35%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

629 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
34%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
19%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students28%
Females27%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate24%
Parent education - declined to state25%

Algebra II

All Students79%
Females78%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate72%
Parent education - high school graduate85%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state87%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students28%
Females28%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Earth Science

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students39%
Females43%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to state39%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students5%
Femalesn/a
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state5%

Geometry

All Students22%
Females18%
Males27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Malesn/a
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students7%
Females2%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students6%
Females3%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

Algebra II

All Students47%
Females39%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state48%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students21%
Females18%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented47%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

Chemistry

All Students40%
Females37%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state34%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females41%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state37%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females2%
Males4%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented19%
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)2%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state2%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students75%
Females71%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate82%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%

Science

All Students40%
Females37%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%

World History

All Students39%
Females34%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students0%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students7%
Females3%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented19%
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)4%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students62%
Females61%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate81%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%

Chemistry

All Students22%
Females18%
Males27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

Earth Science

All Students70%
Females50%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females40%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females1%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state2%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students48%
Females43%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students47%
Females41%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

969 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

958 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Females76%
Males69%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Economic Status Unknown62%
Students with disability13%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner29%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students83%
Females86%
Males80%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Economic Status Unknown72%
Students with disability25%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner53%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 98%
White 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Black 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/AN/A
English language learners 20%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Experience Survey asks parents, students and employees about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, engaging, safe, and collaborative. Learn more

We organized questions from the LAUSD School Experience Survey into five categories. The respondent group-level results (parents, students, and school employees) show the percent of each respondent group that agree or strongly agree that the school has positive results for that category.

Overall school results for each category are calculated by averaging across group-level results, ensuring that each respondent group is equally represented. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all LAUSD schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and students that agree to strongly agree that this school sets high academic expectations for its students and expects them to be college-bound. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Future Expectations (Parents), School Quality (Parents), Future Plans (Parents), Opportunities For Learning (Students), Future Plans (Students).

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This school
62%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
62%
 

Students

This school

 
63%
 
Healthy, respectful relationshipsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Support (Students), Commitment and Collaboration (Employees), Satisfaction (Students), School Support (Students).

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This school
70%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
59%
 

Employees

This school

 
82%
 
A safe, clean and orderly environmentWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents, students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a well-kept facility and a safe environment conducive to learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Cleanliness (Employees), School Safety (Employees), Safety (Parents), School Cleanliness (Students), School Safety (Students).

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This school
56%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
50%
 

Students

This school

 
42%
 

Employees

This school

 
75%
 
Strong family engagementWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school engages parents and communicates with families to promote student learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Parent Involvement (Employees), Feeling of Welcome (Parents), School Involvement (Parents), Teacher to Parent Communication (Parents).

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This school
53%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
47%
 

Employees

This school

 
58%
 
Teacher support and opportunities for collaborationWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of employees that agree to strongly agree that this school ensures that teachers work well together, learn from one another, have opportunities for professional development and feel supported by the administration. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Evaluation (Employees), Opportunities for Involvement (Employees), Professional Development (Employees), Resource Allocation (Employees), Teacher Collaboration and Data Use (Employees).

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This school
54%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
54%
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents803%
Students103928%
Employees3010%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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Special schedule
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Fax number
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