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James J. Mcbride Special Education Center

Public | 6-12 | 145 students

 

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Posted December 23, 2009

The school and staff are exellents. My son is in preschool and he is improving a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2009

My daughter went from Beethoven to McBride...this school is a cut above the rest. Words can not express the dedication, love and attention this school give every child. The AP 'walks on water' yes you do Ms. Betty! Teacher Joyce - you will not find a more knowledgable, intelligent, compassionate individual. She know each and every one of her students. That school has been our family for the past year and it hurts to leave. But because of McBride our daughter will be full inclusion Kinder in Sept. The Speech therapist Perri - you won't find better. The OT, Michelle again - you won't find better. This school is an undiscovered treasure...we cannot say enough...
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Posted September 26, 2008

I love mac bride all the staff is great our children are at a great school that is helping them with all of there needs . Ms Mary Jo is the best , Michelle Onoda , Carry, Randy, Rayan, Jocy,Trish, Betty,Tim everyone is is very dedicated in helping our children ... We will mis you .... Thankyou for all your help for all of the dedicatioin you gave to Emily .. Good bles you ..... The Avila family
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Posted May 20, 2005

This a a special education school. The staff and faculty are very dedicated and committed to their work. The private school across the street has a group of students who come over to work with the students here,
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This school's
API score

719

Change from
2012 to 2013

-83

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719

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-83

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 46%
Black 34%
White 17%
Asian 3%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/AN/A
English language learners 37%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

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Experience Survey asks parents, students and employees about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, engaging, safe, and collaborative. Learn more

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Based on 62 responses

This school provides ... 1

High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and students that agree to strongly agree that this school sets high academic expectations for its students and expects them to be college-bound. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Future Expectations (Parents), School Quality (Parents), Future Plans (Parents), Opportunities For Learning (Students), Future Plans (Students).

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This school
59%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
59%
 

District average

 
70%
 
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
78%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
78%
 

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
84%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
83%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Employees

This school

 
85%
 

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
66%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
66%
 

District average

 
66%
 
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
63%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
63%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents2420%
Employees3846%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Carolyn Mayes
Fax number
  • (310) 391-4109

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Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

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School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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3960 Centinela Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone: (310) 391-0568

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