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Century Community Charter School

Charter | 6-8 | 452 students

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $195,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,200.

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4 stars

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2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
Based on 6 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted October 18, 2013

Century Community Charter School is a great school. Teachers & staff are very interested in the childrens education. Very warm & friendly.


Posted October 18, 2013

My school Century Community Charter school is the best school ever because we listen, have good grades, and we also pay attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

Excellent School! As an educator, I love everything about it! The teachers are great and so is administration!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

As the retired principal of CCCS I find this parents commends appalling on many levels. Spoiled grapes is my reaction; didn't get her way and now is making up FALSE claims. First and foremost the parents know all the requirements BEFORE they enroll their child. Second, my very good guess is the parents who complain are the parents who DID NOT DO THEIR PART and are actually surprised at the results.... Kids don't pass, kids lose activities, kids can't graduated------ALL SPELLED OUT, multiple methods to communicate with the parent and ask for them to support their child that go unanswered until........the end of the year. I retired because of these parents! The last one berated, cussed, and yelled at me...... I caution parents because one day you are going to wake up and NO ONE is going to be there to educate your children and that to me is a tragedy.


Posted October 8, 2013

This school is and has been awesome in the education, safety and participation of sport , field trips and keeping up with the school interests of my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2013

This school is phenomenal. The students experience lots of hands-on project based and oriented learning aligned with the state standards. While learning about Egypt, students actually mimic the mummification process of the ancient Egyptians with the use of common household items and a chicken. The 6th grade students have been on a total of 12 educational field trips this past school year, and some students will be taking a voluntary educational trip to Costa Rica with teachers this coming school year. The dance, choir, theatre, and art electives provide enriching skills and allow students to really "show" us who they are. There are a plethora of after school clubs/enrichments/activities such as rock climbing, recycling club, cooking classes, young novelists, robotics, and more which peek the interests of students and assist in the development of a well rounded and universal student. Our staff members are all concerned about the well being of each and every student. We are a home away from home for many students who attend CCCS.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 15, 2013

Doing stuff that seems illegal. Not giving students report cards or progress reports because they charge for everything. One dollar to print a page, they charge for students literature books, for fundraisers they charge you if they are not sold and if you don't they won't give you the students report cards. Giving students detention and making the students scrub the toilets. VERY UNPROFFESIONAL. They also said that they don't do background checks on their employs and had the nerve to say if I wanted a background check done on their employs I would have to pay for it. They don't provide lunch for their students.. THIS IS HORRIBLE SCHOOL. Why would you make your children suffer in an environment like this. I would never recommend this school to anyone. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL111
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

I have 2 children that attend CCCS and 1 that graduated 3 years ago. I think the staff and teachers have been amazing. Are there problems? I believe so. Is there room for improvement? I believe so. I'm aware they have fund raisers (they have wonderful field trips) Am I aware they charge $1.00 per page for a copy(its to teach kids to do work at home instead of trying to do it last minute) Do I agree with the dogs on campus... No I don't. BUT it was a CHOICE to send my daughters there. I have had a few mishaps with teachers but the good has very much outweighed the bad!! CCCS is a great school a spark of hope in this community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

I have 4 children, my third one is currently attending and I can't wait for my fourth girl to go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2012

I read the review where a parent...obviously upset, and I am sure to her with good reason, but I feel the exact opposite. I do agree that the teachers are wonderful, and they do go the extra mile for their students. The teachers cannot do what they do in the classroom without an administrative team supporting them. I have received so much help from the principal, the dean, the counselor, and the clerks. They have listened to me when I needed them to. My child is better because of the love, care, and concern from everyone at CCCS. My child loves the fact that the dogs are there, and that the kids can sing and dance, and go on amazing fieldtrips.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2012

Unfortunately I have two children attending school here and it has been a nightmare dealing with the administrative personnel there. First I like to say they have wonderful teachers that go the extra mile for their students. Unfortunately I cannot say the same about the office personel. The Dean and another administrative personel take their personal dogs to school on a daily basis. They also had my children go to detention at 7 am (which I am totally ok with them facing consequences for their actions) But I definitely did not know that by sending them to detention they would be put scrub and clean the girls toilets and the boys urinals. Both my children and other parents and children have said the same thing. When I brought up the issue they neglected to correct the problem and instead they emailed me a letter banning me from the school or any school events!!!!!!?????? How can someone be in charge of a school who allows these things to happen. Not only that when I told her one of the dogs snapped at my daughter she didn't respond and remained quiet. I am not the first to face difficult problems with this school but I will be the FIRST TO FIGHT FOR MY CHILDRENS WELL B EING.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

I am 11 years old. I am currently in the 6th grade and attend CCCS. I like to read books and play sports. My interests are also board games and studying. I also love attending CCCS. I love many things about CCCS. First of all, they provide us students with a lot of knowledge. Which means that the teachers are great. We also have a great staff and principal, that's another thing I love. We also have a very safe environment here at CCCS. I don't even think there s anything I don't love about CCCS. CCCS has done very much for my education. It has made me the number one student on the honor roll list. It has also helped me use smarter vocabulary. It also made me believe that if you set your mind to something, you can accomplish it with hard work and dedication. CCCS has not only provided me with a great education, but all 452 students at CCCS. Closing down CCCS would do a lot to me. It would definitely affect my education. I would also have to deal with a new school and probably a school that doesn't have an environment as safe as CCCS.


Posted January 28, 2012

My daughter is excited about this school which provides quality education and builds character by dedicated teachers and staff. It feels like family and everyone knows each other. It's a school that doesn't cut corners to provide an amazing well rounded education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2012

CCCS is excellent school, which if it closes it is going to affect my family because I have a seventh grade student and I will have a sixth grade student and they really want to stay at CCCS. My son likes the way CCCS personnel and classmates are. The teachers care about the students. I like all the activities this school has for the students. Also I like the way they guide them and the rules they have. Please help us to keep CCCS.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 22, 2012

Century Community Charter School truly values a superb education for its students--one that encompasses not just book-learning, but creativity and strong values. The teachers receive relevant staff development, the students want to do their best, and parents are supportive. If you have a middle school student in their neighborhood, this is the school for you!


Posted February 3, 2011

This is a really great school. My son is in 6th grade and loves it. The teachers and principal care a lot about the students. The teachers make sure that the students understand their lessons and they teach them in a fun way. They have a lot of clubs(Xclub, basketball,chess and board games ...) children can choose to participate. Before attending CCCS, our child hated writing essays or drawing. Now he is excited to write and doing the school art project.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2009

Cccs is a great school they give equal amount of attention to every child and strive for the best, offer honor classes, extra curricular activities, sports, and clubs/ organizations. They always try and help those who are in need of help. They are very positive about everything. Not only do they serve as a school for education but they can always talk to you if you need someone to talk to. They are very trustworthy, and the teachers are fantastic. Mrs.Norris also cares about everyone, and they also plan trips for those who have the highest gpa at the end of the year. They make you feel as if you were at home take care of you when your sick and show affection. I Love this school :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2009

This is a great school! My son is in the 8th grade and his favorite subject is PE/Health. He loves the fact that they talk about nutrition and learning how to count calories. He likes the fact Mr. Pearson offers sports program during lunch. He is much more active and I his grades improve because of this. He has a better attitude towards school this year. Thank you CCCS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

CCCS is a school where the staff cares and high expectations. With the high expectations, the students reach heights they never thought they could reach. There is so much for the kids to do. The curriculum is extended through trips, clubs, and enrichments activities on Saturdays. What happens at CCCS makes for well prepared students. They are ready when they leave CCCS for high school and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2009

The principal is a true instructional leader who promotes a positive attitude toward learning. She encourages her staff, students, and parents to be lifelong learners. The school has many ways to support students in their learning. They have outstanding off-campus activities to make that learning real. If I still had children young enough to attend this school, I'd be first in line!


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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

759

Change from
2012 to 2013

-22

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 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.

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  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

759

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

-22

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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)

5 / 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)

7 / 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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

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 86% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
22%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
25%
English Language Arts

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
54%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

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

English Language Arts

All Students50%
Females59%
Males39%
African American41%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
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 disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state51%

Math

All Students41%
Females43%
Males39%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to 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

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Samoann/a
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English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females47%
Males44%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%

Math

All Students32%
Females25%
Males41%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%
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 Students34%
Females31%
Males39%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Females47%
Males35%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state42%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students17%
Females14%
Males19%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Geometry

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students36%
Females37%
Males36%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Science

All Students37%
Females36%
Males38%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 60%
Black 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
White 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/AN/A
English language learners 15%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club
  • Sewing/knitting club

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Yoga club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dana Means
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (310) 412-4085

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Performing arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club
  • Fit Club
  • Game club
  • Gardening
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Technology club
  • Thespians
  • Yoga club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Like the sitcom song says," We are a place where everyone knows your name." CCCS is a learning village!
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7 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
160
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
220
Students typically come from these schools
Oak Street Elementary
Hudnall Elementary
Freeman Elementary

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
City Honors
Animo Charter Schools (Various locations)
Environmental Charter High
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901 South Maple Street
Inglewood, CA 90301
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Phone: (310) 412-2286

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