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Christopher Columbus Middle School

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Posted November 26, 2013

This School is a good school overall it really isnt what all the other parents whos childs DONT attend this school say. The teachers there are very friendly to the parents, and the Magnet Coordinator is always very helpful , if you ever have any question on how your child is doing she is the one to go to who will keep you updated on your childs grades and anything else you need help in, Marie Kazanjian is by far one of the best Educators there is at the school. My childern have learned alot of stuff from her and also Steve Firestein some of the best teachers there & The best P.E educators would have to be Mr.Armstrong and Mr.Evans ! The campus could just a little cleaner and have better food but besides that its a very good school, & your opinion about this school just really depends on who you are and who your child hangs out with during school hours and there decisions they make.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2012

Unforgettable Experience!!! never again!! I came and visited this school one day to connect and because this is one of our transition school of choice for my daughter who attends a neighboring school. I decided to pay a visit one day. Boy I was surprised. There were no hello, how are you or what can we do for you and I was not even offer to seat down where there was 2 empty chairs. My visit lasted less than 10 mins. The 10 mins consists of humiliation, rudeness attitude of the principal Ann Alloca. This person has no class, very rude, obnoxious and lack of respect toward other parents. As a parent I was in shock. My visit here was nerved wrecking and I will not advise any students nor family to go to this school. It's a trap. We're very happy at Lawrence Middle School. They need to get rid off these bad educators who are not providing the proper ethics in our school system. Must watch "Waiting for Superman". It says it all about our education system. Ann Alloca you are fired!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2012

A school is a school for Columbus Middle School. They do have nice programs and provide education, but the staff and students are mean. It is not a great school for my child to be in. You have got students climbing over the fence to get the ball that is across the street (very dangerous). Students smoking at the far end of the field and there are younger children there too who should not see this or even think about this (very bad influence). There is this new security guard and he's a bit grumpy, last year's security guard was better and he was always looking out for everyone, not just Columbus students, but every children. That was nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2012

columbus was the greatest school for my daughter, the counselor that my dtr had very caring and always on top and accommodating,always gives me the best advice, i will never find someone like her ,never will forget her help all thruout, the office staff were always ready to help with a smile, the principal was always involved from flagraising to closing of school at the end of the day and most of her teachers were really great excellent really cared for the success of my dtr, i was really glad I put my dtr from 6th -8th grade at columbus. No regrets. The culmination ceremony was very touching!!!!!!1 Thanks a lot columbus staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2012

I am one of the former students of Columbus' Medical/Science Magnet, Class of 2012. Being in the magnet has been such a great experience. All of the teachers I had were fantastic with the usual bad one from time to time. The two best teachers in the whole school is the magnet math and science teachers. They teach us all the standards and above with flying colors. Columbus is like every other school with the trouble making kids and the below the standard teachers but you will always find that anywhere you go. All the staff will make the experience at Columbus an experience you will never forget (especially at Culmination. shhhhh!).


Posted February 4, 2012

I am a former Christopher Columbus Middle School Student, I'm from the graduating class of '08. This school is great. I had many wonderful experiences with the teachers some of which i still have communication, over the past years whenever I get the chance to visit. The S.A.S program is outstanding, it helped me challenge myself in middle school and now in High School I take AP and honors. Parents shouldn't be discourage from sending their teens due to what they hear from other parents and students who have never attended this school. Teachers have a lot of hands-on activities for students who need the extra help. The Counselors are always available for students and parents when they're having problems with teachers. Also parents who's primary language is something other than English such as Spanish there is always someone who's available to them. They have many available resources such as computers, music classes, a wide variety of books and other things. Honestly I'm proud to say I attended this school.


Posted December 9, 2011

I toured this campus recently, and was appalled by the level of profanity, "making out," and just general inappropriate behavior. Worse, very few of the teachers here even take time to address and correct these students. Admittedly, I was only on campus once, but once was more than enough for me. This is why America is failing in education. This school needs to be closed down.


Posted June 24, 2011

I am sorry but this is one of the WORST schools I have ever seen. The students are rude, security guards are rude, and the teachers generally do not care at all about the students' welfare or education. The education standards are low while the level of drug/alcohol abuse in the school is obviously very high. Do not EVER even consider about sending your child to this school.


Posted June 20, 2011

I love this school there is sooo much to do like Guitar and drumming in Mrs.Brusca's class. Its fun! The other required classes are fun too! Depends how you are towards your teachers. But this year has been great for me! :)


Posted November 15, 2010

This school is okay. Sometimes i have bad days but its still cool. My favorite teacher is Mr. McClellan, even though he's strict he is cool. He knows how to teach algebra alright.


Posted April 29, 2010

they have a excelllent Magnet program and the theachers are very helpful in trying to help our children achieve there best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

I am in the magnet program and I can't say much about the resident. The magnet program is a good learning environment although in some classes, you don't learn as much as you think your suppose to. I think parents should be more involved and the teachers should encourage students more if they get bad grades. The school is somewhat safe and has a nice campus. We need to improve our test scores though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2008

this school is a very good school teachers actually talk to parents and they kids like and talk to theri teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

We are not thrilled with the leadership in this school. They are reactionary at best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2007

Hi! i am an honor magnet student at CMS. there are several good teachers, all of which teach in the magnet. the biology class lets the students experience disection (worms, starfish, etc.) my eigth grade science teacher is very experienced and lets us participate in many lab experiments. she also helps us with the science fair and 90% of the winners came from her class. and my english teacher makes english fun while teaching us at a high school level. the residence class are ok but not as hands on and advanced as the magnet or SAS. There are very few extracurricular activities and the only time when parents are involved is during mandatory student led conferences. Our school had had many issues like fights and ill-behaving students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2007

Children who fall behind seem to be forgotten here. Poor teacher response to parent concerns has been our experience. We also have serious safety concerns with regard to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

My child is in the Magnet program and I thought this would be a better opportunity but it has turned out to be a disaster. I am not impressed with any of the teachers and their curriculum. The school lacks the resources to accommodate a magnet program. The campus is mediocre and the bathrooms are disgusting. There is no quality in their academics. There is a lot talking but no action. This school has no business having a magnet program due to fact that it is dysfunctional and unorganized. There is a lot of politics involved in what is happening in the background. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

With 40 to 45 children per classroom being the reality, don t believe the average of 29 students per classroom stated on this website. Only 5% of the students do their homework each day, so many of the teachers let the student do the homework in class. When students don t study then their test scores and grades go down accordingly. Racial tension is very high and there hasn t been anything done about this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

Iam a student from Columbus and I will say that the teachers are very nice and teaches to the point where most students will get how to do something. There are many fun things at school like talent shows, cometitons, and more. The staff is really cool.But if you are not wearing uniform you will get in a lot of trouble
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2006

Im now in High School; it is not as hard as most people expect, and it is entirley because columbus's excellent preperations. The magnet Teachers there are beyond wonderful and very helpful.
—Submitted by a former student


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API score

698

Change from
2012 to 2013

-43

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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API score

698

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
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2012 to 2013

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The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
26%
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 86% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
30%
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 50% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
35%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
33%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
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

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females40%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asian40%
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)79%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

Math

All Students25%
Females23%
Males27%
African Americann/a
Asian38%
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)43%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%
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 Students79%
Females74%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
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 Students44%
Females54%
Males34%
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)59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%

Math

All Students37%
Females37%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%
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 Students40%
Females47%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
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 state25%

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Females43%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asian54%
Filipino55%
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students8%
Females13%
Males5%
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%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state2%

Geometry

All Students89%
Females93%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students29%
Females31%
Males27%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

Science

All Students53%
Females56%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state49%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 83%
White 7%
Asian 5%
Black 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/AN/A
English language learners 24%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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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
59%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
65%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
53%
 

District average

 
74%
 
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
52%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
62%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
42%
 

District average

 
81%
 
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
62%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
73%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
42%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
69%
 

District average

 
74%
 
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
55%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
59%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
52%
 

District average

 
71%
 
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
42%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
42%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents14928%
Students79996%
Employees2632%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Richard Chavez
Fax number
  • (818) 348-2894

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Music room
  • Parent center
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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22250 Elkwood Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304
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