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George K. Porter Middle School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $359,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,770.

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Posted June 16, 2014

This school is terrible at everthing I saw a condom on the flor at lunch also in a locker. And the teachers don't teach anything. Also they try to get you introuble for the dumbest reasons. I got 2 day after school detention for barking. Some other kid yelled in a substitutes ear and only got luck detention that is not fair and Thera a lot of drugs fight bully's hookah pens this is not a good school to go to


Posted February 17, 2014

Magnet kids get a rigorous education, but also an unreasonable amount of homework (note the number of other reviewers who agree). Meaningful work I support, but much is repetitive busywork (Fuentes and Ward are worst teachers at this). Any complaint is met with "but it's college prep!" Um, no: middle school is high school prep. Don't get ahead of yourselves. My kid has a 3.5, but my family has no free time on evenings or weekends. With homework, they mistake quantity for quality. The principal promised change on this issue but hasn't delivered; teachers just ignore him. One delusional teacher said that the kids would keep their middle school homework notebooks, refer to them and find them valuable through senior year of high school. A high school teacher I mentioned this to cracked up and said it was ridiculous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2012

We were so disappointed in this school that we ended up moving our child to another school. The neighborhood is scary, especially at night, and unless your child is gifted your child will receive a mediocre education. We ended up doing open enrollment at another public middle school for 7th and am so glad we did even though my child had to make all new friends again. He is so much happier and was able to really enjoy his learning without being bullied or being treated like he wasn't special because he is not in the gifted program. It was a really hard choice for our family, but in the end it was worth it to go elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2012

I'm a parent and I am rating the shcool's gifted program. My son graduated from Balboa and his teacher recommended this or Lawrence. After hearing some stuff about this school I was hesistant but now I am glad I put my son in this school. The gifted program is amazing but is not for everyone. If your son is not independent and hard working he will have a hard time. I like the fact that they get a lot of homework which my son needs otherwise he gets bored because everything is too easy for him. A lot of projects and research has relieved his boredone and he's loving it. In order for this to work the student has to have a routine at home. My son since kindergarten has a routine, he gets home from school, eats his snack, do his homework and play. If the student is not used to heavy loads he will have a hard time. The teachers are great. I am so proud of the education my son gets from this school. Thank you to all the teachers who have helped him learn, challenged and kept his interest. Great job Porter :)!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2012

I absolutely love it at Porter! I am currently an 8th grader in the magnet program, and I don't think that I could have chosen a better school. The teachers are all super nice and helpful and want to see you do your best. The program is set up so that you can learn at your pace and be the best that you can be. I have learned so much at Porter, and it's a great school.


Posted July 8, 2011

I was an eighth grade student at school for 2010-2011. Out of my experience at this school I havn't seen any major bullying. But, the staff is really strict to students. The dean is very demanding! Most teachers will find a way to blame things on you even if it wasnt your fault. I suggest if your son/daughter go to this school, to really call or email allot to the teachers so there isnt any problems.


Posted June 1, 2011

This school used to great when Ms. Sainz was there. Once these other administrators came in, school has gone done. Teachers do not return your calls even if you email them. I have to literally call the district to get a call back which i'm about to do since i have not received a response to my emails and calls. Sadly to say I'm ready to pull my daughter out of that school at the end of the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2011

Maybe a long long time a go this used to be a great school but it has not been so great for a long time now. It's not for no reason the previous principal and administrators were removed. The school does have some great teachers but on the other hand there are teachers and staff members who think they don't have to follow the NO BULLYING policy. It is not a good feeling when as a parent you worry about your child not only being bullied by other kids but by staff and teachers as well. The main office staff is not helpful unprofessional and rude to visitors well at least to parents. I gave this school the benefit of the doubt but as the years go by I see that it's only getting worse. I feel so disappointed and sad to see that schools are failing our children more and more. What happened to the teachers commitment to giving students a rigorous quality education?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

My child is an honor student. He came from a great school. He was placed in regular classes at this school with them not even checking his records and place him in the correct levels. I have called and e mailed them I have had no luck. I went in person and the staff if very unprofessional its a shame. I was treated rudely. They said they will work on it, it has been a month and no answer yet. The teachers most of them I met on parent night were excellent teachers and they seem to care for children and their education. But it takes everyone to help children succeed. I don't think my son will return to this school. They lack professionalism and motivation for the kids. Get involved and make sure your childreen are where they supposed to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

My son is new at this school, and coming from an excellent school and very professional I am very dissapointed. The office staff is very unprofessional. The counselors are not really hepful to the kids. I sat there for 12 min before anyone acknoledge me I saw how they were turning down students that were trying to change some clases. Students were getting sent back to class, they did not even ask what was the problem or if there was something wrong. If they were rude to me I can only imagine how they treat the students. I was very excited at first it was one of the better schools but now I am not so sure. My son already said a teacher yeld at him because he took too long on his locker. Teachers get paid to teach and be role models not to yell at students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

George K. Porter Middle School is an outstanding school. There is a curriculum that helps students develop creativity, study skills, research skills, and critical thinking skills. Teachers try there best effort to teach students some tips on their tests. They also give study guides, handouts for homework, and practice tests to prepared students for testing. These are ways that help students on their CSTs. I think this is an excellent school for students to be, especially that it is a clean and safety campus.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2009

Overrall, George Porter is a Great Middle School. The children feel safe in and around the neighborhood of the school. Being a parent who works far from home, it was very important that I found a school for my daughter where walking home alone and with friends was very safe for her. The teachers are great, you just have to really stay on your childs progress reports and discuss any issues with the teachers, who are always eager to help with any issues to help your child be the best that they can. this is the last years that we are able to really make an impact on how are children develop, so take this advantage and really be there and support your children. High school is where they begin to really think for themselves. Good Luck!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2009

I think this school is a great place for children to learn the academic classes, and with a counseling office and kind teachers, children can thrive and grow!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2009

Porter is a good school. This is my first year there and the teachers ar exellent. All parents who think its bad there wrong. This school is good. they help students prepare well for the C.S.T. Unlike other schools , Porter helps you in at your speed. Porter is the only school i would want to go.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2008

I love this school. It has taught me so much. If I need help the teachers reply right away. They are like my best friends!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2008

This school has taught me a lot. I love the teachers, they act like best friends. This school rox!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2008

Porter is a great school. They have increased in acedemics in a sufficent way. They are almost as good as Nobel Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

My son is in his 3rd year at Porter and I can honestly say that he came from the honor roll at a private school to his grades consistently going down over the course of 3 years. So much so that he needed to attend summer school this past year. I have seen him do homework just a few times and when he does it only takes him a few minutes. I don't believe his grades have gone south due to increased difficulty, I belive his grades have suffered due to lack of motivation. Whenever I leave a message with the school I do not receive a return call. The only way I have succeeded in receiving feed back was when I physically drove to the school and insisted someone speak to me and even then I just get the run around. I'm seriously concerned for his future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

George K. Porter Middle School is a great, organized pubic school with excellent staff and students. All student accomplish goals and try their very best to be successful. Porter is the number one reccommended school I suggest for any child attending middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2007

the teachers pay no attetion to anyone and discpline kids for horrible reasons.
—Submitted by a parent


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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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English Language Arts

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

526 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

536 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
English Language Arts

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

541 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
English Language Arts

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

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
23%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

557 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students67%
Females69%
Males65%
African American58%
Asian93%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability37%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate66%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state55%

Math

All Students57%
Females53%
Males62%
African American37%
Asian89%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state41%
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 Students86%
Females88%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state80%

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females66%
Males64%
African American77%
Asian88%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state57%

Math

All Students48%
Females47%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability37%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state44%
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 Students54%
Females48%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented68%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state52%

English Language Arts

All Students60%
Females63%
Males56%
African American67%
Asian93%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state54%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students27%
Females32%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

Geometry

All Students96%
Females94%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students54%
Females49%
Males61%
African American65%
Asian93%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Science

All Students63%
Females59%
Males68%
African American63%
Asian98%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state58%
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 State average
Hispanic 72% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 11%
White 8% 26%
Black 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 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 39%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.
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
66%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
72%
 

Students

This school

 
61%
 
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
67%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
67%
 

Employees

This school

 
66%
 
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
74%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
89%
 

Students

This school

 
57%
 

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
59%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
57%
 

Employees

This school

 
62%
 
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
44%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
44%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents27724%
Students157192%
Employees6554%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Alfredo Tarin
Fax number
  • (818) 891-7826

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(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
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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15960 Kingsbury Street
Granada Hills, CA 91344
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Phone: (818) 920-2050

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