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Sophia T. Salvin Special Education Center

Public | PK-8

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 1, 2014

Great Principal, Great Staff and Wonderful students. The environment of the school is great. Staff is very friendly. We serve children with special needs from autism to severe multiple disabilities. I love working at these school!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 1, 2013

Friendly faces everywhere. Great staff! The school seems short staffed though. Students are treated with compassion & respect :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2013

The school would be better if they got rid of some of the bad staff people up there! Some kids do not get treated very well either. It depends on who is in the class rooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2012

I feel the we provide a quality education experience for students with severe disabilities. As we have a variety of classes to designed to serve the specific needs of our students, we are able to place students in the class that is truly best for them. We have a trained staff and great support personnel. I am very proud of the way that our school serves our children, parents, and community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 9, 2012

Salvin is a great school. Staff and students are terrific. Here are five more words. Friendly, caring, and supportive are three more words.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 8, 2012

Salvin is a great school to work at. I love working here because all the staff are so caring and positive. It is student centered and well equipped for a variety of disabilities. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work here and be a part of Salvin School.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 22, 2010

I am the director of The Rhythmic Arts Project www.traponline.com This school is a shining example of accountability, dedication, expertise and caring in the field of developmental disabilities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 13, 2009

Sophia Salvin is a place where children with special needs thrive and grow to meet their greatest potential. The students are surrounded by loving, caring professionals whose mission is to ensure that their students are given the best education in a nurturing, structured environment that is built around the success of the children. I love this school and highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2008

This is a great place to send your child if they have a special need. The staff is wonderful and studnet teacher ratio even better. The students are surrrounded by loving and caring staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 23, 2008

This is the perfect school for an elementary age child with disabilties. I love the staff wish them well in thier endeavors to maintain the school and students achievement.


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This school's
API score

792

Change from
2012 to 2013

-11

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(2012)

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This school's
API score

792

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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

-11

Change from 2012 to 2013
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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.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 80%
Black 13%
Asian 3%
White 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/AN/A
English language learners 69%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
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 120 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
63%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
63%
 

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
85%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
85%
 

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
80%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
79%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Employees

This school

 
82%
 

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

 
69%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
93%
 

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
76%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
76%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents5332%
Employees6750%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School Leader's name
  • Joyce Sellers
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  • (323) 731-5947

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1925 Budlong Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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