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Lawndale High School

Public | 9-12 | 6 students

 

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Posted November 25, 2013

I am a Lawndale High alum. Lawndale is a great school for those students who are motivated and involved. Lawndale also has one of the best teachers who genuinely care for their students. As for academics, the school puts in their effort and the students should also put their fair share. I went to Lawndale High, and now I am at an Ivy League institution. If I did it, others can too. The administration is a bit ehh though.


Posted September 26, 2013

I don't like the fact that the students don't attend every day to every period I hope this change soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2012

In the 60's and 70's it was a great school. Now I would rate it at average or below. Am totally unimpressed with the 13 year plan. Great new facilities does not translate to good students. And hoe does a "Broke State" get the finances. Lawndale is now a lower middle class area. Improvements have to be made, ot's true but not a new scholl that resembles a college campus. Academics, administrators, good teachers, and good parents make a school worthwhile. And not leaving any vestige or building ans sayin one will not recognize it in the future, is cruel to those students who started the school, and the teachers who taught there. I don't want bragging rights, I want good students, teachers and citizens.


Posted August 31, 2012

Lawndale High School Is a GREAT school! Ive been attending Lawndale High School for 3 years and all the teachers and staff care about every student. No One is Left Behind. CARDINAL PRIDE!!


Posted May 6, 2012

this is such a horrible school the bathroom was set on fire not to long ago & many of the kids here are bullies There is few dedicated teachers in this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

This school was very good during the 2009-2010 school year. The teacher all seemed to genuinely care for the students.However, the superintendent, who also oversees the substandard perforning Hawthorne and Leuzinger High Schools, decided to move some of the great techers to these low performing schools in exchange for teachers that were not doing so well. The change was obvious on day one of this school year. The expereince with some of these new teachers has not been favorable. I do not see the drive and motivation to help my child. My child tells me the students have the same perception. My son went over two months without a history book and was failing his class. Yes, he was expected to complete all his assignments without a tectbook (the only student without a book in her class). I hope this superintendant realizes his mistake or gets replaced by someone with a strong business philosophy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I am a student at lawndale currently a sophmore and i love this school. You hardly have to worry about a riot going on or a fight about to break down because the staff here cares so much about there students that go here. But there is also one thing i dont like and that is how the school is so dirty. like in the classrooms the floors are all black and on the campus it looks like they dont make an effert to clean it up. So that in my opinion makes the school look real bad. Class of 2012!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Lawndale is a school that cares about its students education and prepares them for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2009

This is fantastic school, it offers many alternatives to helping your child reach the path of greatness by promoting junior college in the summer as well. I not only a mother of a student there. I am a member of Lawndale PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2009

It is a great and safe school for your child to attend
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

i love lawndale so much....we have exp[anded a lot this year...we have included a new music program and have xpanded the drama department......this school is way better than beach city schools
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2008

This is a great school, with wonderful teachers who are always available if you need help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2008

Lawndale is a great school. It is about the opportunities that it will give us as students. It will open up doors to more electives for us. Most teachers are great and really dedicated. I loove all of my teachers. I am proud to soon graduate from this school! ( june 2008)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2007

Lawndale has many great teachers, but bad principals and campus is ugly. We need more technology they are so behind. After all that, most teachers are young, enthusiatic and dedicated.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2006

I'm currently a student are lawndale high school and I totally love it here. It's the best school in our district and we are growing each year... We have many new clubs that are being established at Lawndale such as the asian club, drama club, the academic decatholon team, and so much more. This year our academic decatholon team helped place as the 2nd most improved in the county. Our test scores are getting higher and higher.. and with the auditorium on its way to being finish, i hope to see the school grow as a whole.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2005

Best school in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2005

Lawndale High school is an extremely good school. Lawndale High is a college preporation school. It looks good in a college application.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2005

Programs on this campus have improved over the past 2 years. There is much excitement over the growth of this campus, especially in API scores. There will be a new Performing arts building adding more opportunities in electives for students. Sports has been a successful addition to the campus increasing students' awareness to the importance of fitness. Parent involvement needs to improve. There lacks a presence of parent involvement on campus. There is no PTSA on campus. We do have an active Alumni that fundraises money to create various scholarships for graduating seniors.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 26, 2005

I currently attend Lawndale High School in Southern California. I find it great. Our academic programs are completely advanced which gives even honors students, such as me, a challenge, this makes going to school every weekday morning intersting. Although music classes arent yet offered, we do get our taste of music. Anything from Battle of the Bands to having a DJ come to our school once in a while. Extracurricular activites are neverending which keeps my peers involved. Best of all sports! I have played Varsity Softball for two years now and I see great improvement in me and my team mates (We've only had sports for 2 years). This school is great and can only improve.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2005

Overall, Lawndale High School provides an adequate education to those who pursue it. Their AP classes supply challenging college preparatory material that enable AP students a smooth transition into college if they so choose. There are various clubs to offset the lack of major sports, art and music programs. Although this school is not rated one of the best in the state, its meticulous education proves beneficial to those most hungry, while various leadership oppurtunities allow students to develop real world skills that can be used post-graduation. The level of parental involvement is low, however, there are multiple oppurtunities provided for those parents who wish to get involved.
—Submitted by a former student


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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

725

Change from
2012 to 2013

-31

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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

API Growth scores by subgroup

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

This school's
API score

725

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

-31

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)

6 / 10

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

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
23%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

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Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

665 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
32%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

675 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
31%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

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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 13% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
51%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
49%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
81%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

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18%

2010

 
 
31%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

675 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
7%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

670 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

696 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
36%
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 10% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

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0%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
16%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 51% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
24%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
47%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

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5%

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27%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

514 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

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0%

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3%

2010

 
 
2%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
n/a

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

522 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
47%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

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11%

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29%
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

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Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)4%
Parent education - college graduate2%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate6%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females39%
Males36%
African American36%
Asian53%
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Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

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Females56%
Males41%
African American49%
Asian60%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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Females18%
Males21%
African American17%
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Hispanic or Latino18%
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
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Students with no reported disability19%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate18%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

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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 Students8%
Females4%
Males10%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students18%
Females14%
Males20%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate16%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students22%
Females22%
Males22%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students25%
Females17%
Males30%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students50%
Females57%
Males45%
African American47%
Asian71%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate54%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students3%
Females5%
Males2%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate2%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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

Science

All Students54%
Females52%
Males57%
African American46%
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students24%
Females18%
Males29%
African American19%
Asian29%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate29%
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

Algebra I

All Students3%
Females0%
Males4%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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

Algebra II

All Students6%
Females6%
Males6%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented13%
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students54%
Females61%
Males47%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students8%
Females7%
Males9%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantaged2%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented8%
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females50%
Males39%
African American41%
Asian52%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students2%
Females0%
Males3%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability2%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students22%
Females21%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asian42%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented24%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students62%
Females50%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
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

U.S. History

All Students49%
Females46%
Males52%
African American42%
Asian57%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

706 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

699 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Females92%
Males82%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American75%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability40%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner54%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students87%
Females87%
Males87%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American78%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability41%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner66%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

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 74%
Black 15%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 2%
White 2%
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 91%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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14901 South Inglewood Avenue
Lawndale, CA 90260
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