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Van Gogh Charter School

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 8 ratings

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Posted August 10, 2014

I agree with the last review. Although it is a decent school set in a lovely residential neighborhood, the school is definitely overrated. I have two children attending the school and they are content, but one of them is GATE and has been bored and there is no real GATE program for my child to thrive in. The other child is also very bright and was not challenged at all last year and spent the majority of the year bored. Their after school programs are mediocre and although they do have a school orchestra which children can enroll in for a hefty fee, without extra private lessons it isn't really worth it. Even with a new principal last year, I didn't see an improvement in the quality of the school with the exception of safety rules being enforced more regularly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2014

I agree with the previous review. This school is completely over rated. The teachers are totally average. They don't provide challenges for above average students. They do however put on a spectacular show for open house. NOTHING BUT A SHOW. My two kids love this school. My daughter who is in second grade is totally bored, but she's happy I guess. Upper grade boy is content. They just wish they could actually LEARN something new. Overall I'm just happy they are in a safe environment. This is supposedly as good as it gets....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

We love Van Gogh, teachers, new principle, everything is the best!!!! My children are so happy with this school as we are!!!! Thank you to all hard worker teachers, principle, and PTO as well to make the school BEST!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

Overall, the school is over rated. The only reason Van Gogh thrives is because of the ongoing parental support, both at home and at school. The parents who run the PTO do a fantastic job; they are fair with all grade levels and extremely organized. The teachers are okay. They are not better than any other LAUSD teacher. There are a few teachers who provide a rigorous curriculum. The new principal seems approachable and genuine.


Posted November 20, 2013

Van Gogh was our number one choice when scouting public schools for our son. Great extra-curricular programs round out an excellent staff and group of teachers. My son is thriving, and I can't talk more highly of this place. Excellent location, as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2013

Van Gogh is a hidden gem. From principal leadership to parental involvement, the school is top notch and I feel fortunate that my children are enjoying such a great elementary school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Van Gogh is a great school with awesome parent that volunteer for every event and help in any way they can. The teachers are great they go out of their way to make our kids education their number 1 priority . Students are polite and thankful of the parents who are in the school yard and classrooms. I consider myself lucky to be part of Van Gogh family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I am fortunate that this is my home school, and moved into the neighborhood over 10 years ago before kids were even considered. Van Gogh is a hidden gem in the North Valley. Their API scores are on par with the "Magnet school down the street." considering we have English Language Learners and others factored in. Love the PTO - they welcome everyone with open arms, and the parental involvement is phenomenal. The new principal is also very focused on providing a safe, nurturing environment for our kids (she had big shoes to fill after Principal Gundersen retired at the end of the 2012-13 academic year). As for "highly gifted kids" - my daughter was also identified as "highly gifted" and IS being challenged in the classroom. At this age, yes, being challenged is important, but so is their socialization and learning to work/share/get along with others. I refuse to steal her childhood for the sake of academics. Sometimes we forget to let our kids be kids, and this school provides a nice balance of academics and socialization. I also love that there is an on-site YMCA program since I am a working parent, and would rather have supervised care afterschool vs. the YS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My two children came from a private preschool in the Valley. I honestly did not think they would receive a well-rounded and balanced education through LAUSD. I could not be happier with Van Gogh Charter!! The Principal, teachers and staff all work so hard and really create an enriching environment. We have a wonderful Art, Music and Physical Education program led by caring and professional staff. Thank you for paving the way for their future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

Yeah I know that they don't really make much of an effort to accommodate those who are truly highly gifted like my kids but at least most of the teachers at this school are for advanced learners and really push our children to meet their highest expectations! They offer enrichment after school programs and the entire staff is very envolved in parents needs and are always taking in new suggestions to perform even better each day! I live 30 mins away from this school yet I still refuse to change to a much closer one because no school could possibly be at Van Gogh's level! I must say though that the best teacher is Mrs. Reinhart from second grade, she truly made a huge difference in our lives, specially for my son who has autism. I'll always be grateful to her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Thank you Ms. Escobar for everything. My son loves her so much. Great teachers. Good Principle. Friendly staff. Good school to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2013

Van Gogh is not only a phenominal school but the parent involment is exeptional. I hesitated in pulling my son out of private school but it was the BEST decision I've made. He not only loves going to school but loves his kindergarten teacher. Thank you Ms. Weinstein for making it an easy transition for him and for making it a great experience for all of us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2013

This school does not have enough resources for the truly gifted student. Pulled my child out and home schooled instead. Minor attempt was made to meet my child's needs (by needs I mean because he was ahead not behind). Glad to read that so many others are having a much different experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

I am having great experiences at Van Gogh Charter School. We are in our 2nd year here. The principal has an open-door policy, and is always visible. The PTO is warm, and welcoming of everyone. The teachers are truly invested in the students, and the students generally seem happy to be their. I feel my daughter is receiving a wonderful education at Van Gogh. The school has a small-town/community feel. This makes it easy to get to know the kids and parents, which helps also keep our campus safe. I highly recommend Van Gogh Charter School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2013

Van Gogh is the best School in neighborhood! My daughter is about to graduate and happy all those wonderful years. Nice staff, teachers and principal. Strongly recommend to everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

My son is currently a kindergarten student at Van Gogh, and my husband and I are so impressed at how the school is run. The principal, Mrs. Gunderson is very nice and approachable, and she really knows how t I run the school. Mrs. Serobyan, my son's teacher has a real good handle on her class. She is very organized, and my son loves her! Not to mention that my son is flourishing and loves going and being at school. We couldn't be happier with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2012

What an absolute great school!! We took our daughter out of a pricey private school with much hesitation, only to be thrilled with the stellar education Van Gogh offers. From the principal, to the teachers, to the PTO and the families our family was welcomed with open arms, which I had not expected in a public school setting. The sense of community is outstanding. The only thing I regret is that my daughter didn't start sooner!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2012

This school is amazing! My kids love Van Gogh, as do I. There is a place for students of all ability levels, including special education. ALL kids thrive here. The teachers are both dedicated and hard-working. The principal is a gem, as well. I have to give kudos to the special education program at Van Gogh. You cannot go wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2012

Van Gogh is a phenominal school on all counts! Great leadership, great teachers, and great family community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2012

There's something really special about this amazing school. Everyone from the teachers to the administration to the parents are friendly, warm and welcoming. The incredible principle has set a precedence of strong leadership from the top down. My daughter loves going to school every morning and loves to talk about her day once I pick her up. The curriculum is enriched with creative teaching and integrates all facets of the arts to entice an appetite to learn. My daughter's kindergarten teacher has a genuine passion for teaching that can't be denied. She cares about each and every one of her students and welcomes parental participation. She looks for the strengths in her students and know how to nourish those traits. We feel very fortunate to be a part of this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


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

This school's
API score

935

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 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 met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

935

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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.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 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)

9 / 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 56% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students87%
Females91%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Females75%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Females80%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability53%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
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)67%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females92%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability65%
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Females95%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students88%
Females90%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Females92%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students91%
Females94%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disability54%
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students94%
Females92%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disability69%
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 44%
Hispanic 35%
Asian 9%
Black 4%
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 24%N/AN/A
English language learners 5%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
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  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
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75%
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75%
 

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Students

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74%
 

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
87%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
78%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
95%
 

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
90%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
96%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
75%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
99%
 

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
81%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
74%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
88%
 

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
83%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
83%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents19748%
Students24296%
Employees2972%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Pamela Merloni
Fax number
  • (818) 831-9081

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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17160 Van Gogh Street
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Phone: (818) 360-2141

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