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Glenn Hammond Curtiss Middle School

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Posted February 3, 2014

Curtiss is an excellent school. The teachers and staff are always eager to assist students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2014

I attended this school for two years. The teachers are very rude. Over the two year period I encountered two teachers that truly tried to get me on the right track but the rest were always late so we would have to stay in the hallways and wait for them to show up. Some would constantly stay on there phone and if we as students needed help we weren't able to bother them. The teachers never have control over the class. The students don't respect the teachers. And their office admission has gotten so small over the years which makes it harder for them to assist you. The nurse is never there. Bullying was a HUGE problem at that school and no one ever did anything about it. I personally felt that the magnet coordinator from (2012-2013) was out to get me. He would pick on me for the smallest of things. I felt victimized. This school was one the worst experiences ever. Don't send your child here.


Posted July 28, 2013

Curtiss middle school is a horrible school in my opinion. The teachers do not care for are best interest,they will tell you the material and then its over! If you don't understand it o well that's how they think. I came to Curtiss for 7th grade as a honor student now I'm not..this school is ghetto and bad. Not only are some of the classrooms are filthy!! Some of the teachers are crazy and act very immature instead of acting like an adult!! You might find 2 good teachers out of the school who actually care buht in my opinion that's not enough..please reconsider your thoughts if your thinking about sending your child here..


Posted April 26, 2012

Curtiss is a good school. Teachers care about the children a lot and get out of their way to provide them with allwhat they need. I volunteer at Curtiss and that is what Curtiss needs. More parents to be involved and to support the school.


Posted June 11, 2011

Sad to read comments about a school I spent 3 years at and graduated in 1972, but as with everything over the years nothing ever stays the same.


Posted March 23, 2011

I totally agree with all the comments, except for the good ones. I was a student here, (only for a year thank god) and It wasn't an easy road to travel. The teachers don't care, even if the students do. They are not in control of their class, thought mostly because of lack of home training. Therefore, I would like you to please reconsider sending your child here. It is only rare you come across a good teacher. But with a horrible administration you are setting up your child for the worst education possible.


Posted April 7, 2010

I must say I am not happy with this school at all. I read many of the comments and some of the parents mentioned there is very little parent participation. I can honestly say I am not happy with the staff. My child started having problems and when I attempted to reach the school, I got nothing but bounced around. I would request to speak to a specific individual in the counseling office and was transferred numerous times to the voice message of a person I didn't request to speak to or even know. I've left many messages and NEVER received a call back! I noticed when you call the office and get a live person that person always had an attitude. I've witnessed many of the teachers have attitudes as well. How in the world can you get your child on the right track when the administration worthless?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

I was a member of the team that worked during the year that Curtiss raised it's API by 48 points, the greatest increase in the local district. I know that the students at Curtiss are able to perform, and can be motivated. HOWEVER, the goal of maintaining a consistent API of 700 and above evades the school because of the vast majority of parents who are not invloved in their children's lives on an academic level. The administrators and the leadership team work so hard to maintain consistent discipline at the school and to keep the focus on academics. However, as mentioned in a previous comment, this community of families seem to have a very large focus on appearances. For example, the parents (both mother and father) want to be in competition with the teachers and support staff for their child's respect. Undermining the work of the staff.


Posted August 3, 2009

I agree with one of the parents who posted here. It's sad but true. For schools like Curtiss with many behavior issues, some teachers grade the students based on their good behavior, not their academic performance. A well-behaved student at Curtiss will likely get A's and B's even if they are doing poorly in school. Parents beware: take your child's grades with a grain of salt. It is more important to know that your child is learning and ready to move on to the next grade level. Just because a student is getting high grades is not always a guarantee that the student is learning.


Posted May 21, 2009

curtiss middle school is the best school ever and evry kid should go you get a very good education
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2009

I attended Curtiss middle school all three years and I absolutely loved it. I am now currently a senior at Narbonne Senior High School located in Harbor City, Ca and I miss Curtiss and everything I learned there. I had the best of everything. I remember wanting to go to another school at first but upon attendance i fell in love. The people I met and teachers there are exceptional. Mr. Gardner, Mr. Luna, Ms. Bond, Ms. Harris, and Ms. Williams, are just a few of the teachers who inspired me to do all i could and now I am a full time student and work full time and still maintain a 4.25 g.p.a. and also have a very active social life in addition to the extracurricular dance I do for Narbonne. I accredit alot of this success to God, my family, and also to the education I received at Curtiss.


Posted March 10, 2009

My son attended last yr. Despite my active involvement on the PTA, SSC, volunteering, etc. He did horribly academically. I was on campus at least twice a wk. and his teachers neglected to tell me how his grades had dropped. And when I asked how he was doing. They would reply that he was doing great and had good manners. I'm glad that he was polite. However, politeness does not insure good grades. I later found out that they based him doing well compared to the other students who were failing. When I tested my son to have him put in a charter school, he tested so low that he had to repeat the 6th grade this year. Dr. B and Dean Spicer are doing their best but most parents don't do anything. Amusement park trips, cell phones and dances are what the kids care about. No extracullicular activities either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

This school is the pits! I'm going to echo some of the previous reviews. The staff is very rude and condescending. The office staff are lazy and act like you are bothering them when you have a question or concern. The principal shows horrible leadership (Dr.Burem). If she sees you on campus or in the morning, she will make eye contact and smile at you. The minute you have a question for her the smile turns to a frown and she immediately brushes you off and tells you to speak with whomever. I understand that she may be busy at times, but sometimes you have to listen to the concerns raised by parents. The teachers are not the crem de la crem of educators. Most of them honestly don't care, their just collecting paychecks. I've had 3 children go through middle school and I believe Carnegie or Peary are better choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

This school is the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2007

I have been attending curtiss middle school for the 6th grade and I love it. But the Dean is kind of harsh but I hope to stay here and the leadership is excellent and great year books! I reccomend you to come here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2007

Curtiss is a horrible school. No leadership, no good teachers, no educational benefits...Noting! I can't believe that this school in the middle of such an sucessful community would be so awful. I am desperately trying to get my child out of there before school starts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

My daughter is in the magnet program there and although she is on the honor roll the curriculum is very easy for her. The environment there is horrible. Some of the teachers talk to the kids with disdain and disrespect as well as the parents. Don't send your child here, my daughter won't be returning next year for sure!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

Although I am not too happy with the principals' leadership of the school but few teachers and educators are right track to putting children first. Mrs. Houston, Dean Spicer, Mrs. Trolesi, Mr Luna and Mr. R. Ngaha are individuals who seem to put forth timeless effort motivating and preparing. Bottom line I think the focus of the school is the adult ego not the students best interest. There are more dances, amusement park field trips, football games but none educational.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

I think curtiss is a great school but it will be evn better if they didnt have to wear uniform.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2006

They speak to parents as if they are a child also and disrespect the child in front of the parents so this shows how they treat your child. If more parent would volunteer there time at the school you would see more and possibly make it better. I have been to some pta meetings and all I could see is that they are trying to correct the wrong doing of those before them. I will see this year may be better.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

707

Change from
2012 to 2013

+3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

707

What is the API?
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.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+3

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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35%

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34%

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Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

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English Language Arts

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
9%
English Language Arts

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
26%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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29%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

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42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
24%
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

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Males46%
African American41%
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Non-economically disadvantaged59%
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English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state55%

Math

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Males46%
African American35%
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Non-economically disadvantaged56%
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Students with no reported disability46%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%
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

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English Language Arts

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Females43%
Males35%
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Non-economically disadvantaged48%
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Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

Math

All Students28%
Females29%
Males28%
African American27%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%
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 Students13%
Females15%
Males12%
African American12%
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Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented43%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

English Language Arts

All Students35%
Females43%
Males26%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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Females30%
Males29%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

Science

All Students38%
Females35%
Males41%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 59% 6%
Hispanic 39% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
White 1% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 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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Based on 469 responses

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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
63%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
60%
 

Students

This school

 
65%
 
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
57%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
57%
 

Employees

This school

 
58%
 
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
 

Parents

This school

 
81%
 

Students

This school

 
39%
 

Employees

This school

 
67%
 
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
54%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
54%
 

Employees

This school

 
55%
 
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%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents8217%
Students36253%
Employees2538%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School Leader's name
  • Gina Russell-Williams
Fax number
  • (310) 537-2115

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1254 East Helmick Street
Carson, CA 90746
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