Students enrolled 825
School leader Charmain Young
Transportation options Yes

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4120 11th Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90008

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(323) 290-6300
(323) 296-2433
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3 stars
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June 21, 2014
Audubon Middle School. This school has made tremendous improvements over the past four years! The test scores improved from 531 API to 733 API. John Burroughs scored 731 API. Right here in Leimert Park, in our own community is a college preparatory, LAUSD middle school. The teachers are excellent and the Principal is great. The staff is caring and knows the Common Core Curriculum. As a parent I went to sit in on classes and to visit some activities. Two of my children have graduated from the Gifted Magnet. Come check it out. I highly recommend the "New Audubon MS"!

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2013
DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!! i went here for my 7th grade year and now i have to go back for my 8th grade year. so this is a bad school and im in the magnet program. the students are disrespectful to the teacher. there is a fight every other week. the food here is really nasty. and my brother is in the regular part and the students locked the teacher out the class room and threw a chair at her. i remember in my first semester my 7th/8th grade class threw crayons, scissors, rulers, and a dictionary at our sub. all of the good teachers that care about us left to teach kids who are more respectful. so never come to this school unless it's your last option.

- submitted by a community member
June 26, 2013
I graduated from Audubon in 2011. I was apart of the magnet program. The school is great, and the teachers are nice and willing to help you. I still visit these teachers and talk to the kids. I graduated from Audubon and went on to attend one of the top 100 best private schools in the country. I realized that this private school is not too much harder than Audubon. I would recommend Audubon's magnet program.

- submitted by a community member
September 11, 2011
I have to disagree with the negative reviews of Audubon MS. The problems that existed years ago are nonexistent today. The campus is clean and safe. The Magnet (which my child attends), is OUTPERFORMING many, more prestigious schools. I used to attend Audubon as a child myself, and initially did not want to enroll my child, but I am pleasantly surprised with the learning environment and quality of the homework. Give this school consideration while you look for quality education for your child>

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2011
Very unhealthy and unsatisfactory environment for your developing child The biggest con of this school is it's quality of students who are obsessed with with gang mentality, ghetto culture, violence and trouble making. During my days in Audubon, fights, bullying, misbehavior, and gang signs and tagging was seen seen on a daily basis. Needless to say, your child's mental, emotional and physical well being will be at a great risk due to exposure of such a harsh environment, and will also be a great distraction towards their education. Many of the teachers and staff treat all the students as if they are all misbehaved, even if it is only a few rotten apples in the class. I would not recommend Audubon middle school for anyone's child.

- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2011
Audubon has and continues to make incredible improvements. As of 2010-2011 school year, I am extremely impressed with the turn around. The school is clean, safe and the staff & Teachers are very dedicated to their students. Students are leaving their charter schools and coming back. Now, small class sizes and the elimination of ineffective teachers & staff have allowed its progress.

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January 08, 2010
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December 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 25, 2009
I came here from a charter school and this is the best school I've ever been to. Unlike its reputation I think that you should send your kids here. Its just you need to trust they wont do bad.

- submitted by a student
October 14, 2009
I went here my 8th grade year in 2008 and this is a good school. Like all schools there are some students that just go to go and dont care about doin wat their supossed to do but alot of kids are not this way. Lots of the kids here are friendly.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 07, 2009
adudubon is a cool school i just wish that the uniform policy was out

- submitted by a student
August 17, 2009
This school has great potential just not the highly trained staff to help reach it.....There is of course the occasional teacher that is outstanding and the students love because they really care....This school has great materials and a great plan that just needs to be put into play. Some of the kids are really dedicated and some others are influence too easily and are unruly. Im a student and this will be my eight grade year here at audubon and i recomend to inroll your child here but only if they are there for the academics and are their own person. I think that being at this school has led me to want to be independent. But i dont let people get in my way.....No body interupts my studies. Because i know how to keep people in check. But as always the desicion is up to you.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 25, 2009
Audubon is a good school i just wish they stop the uniform policy that's not good

- submitted by a student
July 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2009
Audubon middle school iz active and all teachers are the BEST!!!

- submitted by a student
June 03, 2009
this school was a pain. The learning is great, but the people is just what ruined it. I went there for a year, and switched to a better rated school; their learning was very far behind.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 02, 2009
I've only been at audubon for a little bit but it's a relly nice school there are some rude kids but if you're in magnet or s.A.S most of the kids are really nice the teachers are really envolved in teaching an care about the students. The school is go[o]d it's just certain people who make it bad

- submitted by a student
May 14, 2009
Its a good school but the students are very bad

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July 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 25, 2008
Mnay people say this is a bad school and it is- kinda. Some of the students are unruly and down right obnoxious, but you will still find those who are dedicated in their studies. Some people may say that the teachers are nice and what not but there are some who just don't care. On one occasion a male teacher yelled at his students and suspended them for no good reason. You are making a good desision on entering the magnet program but beware of those teachers who like to pick on their students!

- submitted by a student
March 26, 2008
People think this school is bad but its not its the certain kids that makes bad choices. Theres no real bullying, or any thing like that. Audubon has a great dance teacher Ms.Morris and when i moved to Sacramento and went inot a dance class i really appreciated Ms. Morris because she taught alot of Vocabulary and i would get mad because i thought it was unnessary but i reliazed how nessary it was. I loved Audubon and the school can be great if the kids made better choices. Chaterra!

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March 24, 2008
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February 08, 2008
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January 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2008
I graduated last year and the teachers are really wonderful. I learned alot and read many of the classics in Ms. Mays class. The field trips were great and the kids that wanted to learn really applied themselves. What we needed was more Parents checking on their kids seeing if they were taking care of business.

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December 05, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 02, 2007
i am a student who will be walking the stage this year. this school is a bad school to send your children. The teachers are nice and kind but it is the kids who mess up the learning in class. In some classes kids would throw paper balls, pens, and pencils. Some teachers put effort in the teaching process well doing power points. This school has to be one of the baddest schools!!

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November 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2007
Audubon Middle School Most Likely the worst School I Have attended in my life. I Spent 6 months in that school and hating every moment of it. Students are always at a constant fear for their safety and the only mediocre class is the magnet class but even that is not enough to make this school pass off as a decent school. I Would Personally Never Attend this school.

- submitted by a former student
no rating September 13, 2007
I am a student at Audubon Middle School and I admit this is not the best school around.But I think the teacher are very nice.I can't blame anyone for not liking this school.

- submitted by a student
August 27, 2007
Audubon Middle School would not be my first choice for any male student. They face plenty of gang issues, bullying,etc. The Dean really didn't want to be bothered with the kids or parents. I was shocked. Most of the staff had the 'I don't care attitude 100%'. The school looks ran down and they don't offer many activities. Some of the teachers treat all the kids the same so if there were a few bad apples in a class then they were all bad. It was not a good experience for my son. Aside from a few counselors no one seem to care for the kids and that was so very sad. My son was constantly bullied, or they begged for his lunch money. If you have another choice don't pick this one for a male student.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
I'm an Audubon student in the advanced magnet program and I feel that its necessary that I express how poorly the school takes care of itself! There are very few extracurricular activities. They don't give the students or parents any information on how to join these activities. The school is also extremely filthy! There's gum, food wrappers, papers, and even the paper lunch trays all over the campus. Fights are frequent. One good thing about the school however is that the teachers are very kind and dedicated to the students education.They are constantly trying to help students be the best they can be.

- submitted by a student
May 08, 2007
This school is very good. People may think it has a bad reputation, though, it does. Audubon is well handled by the staff and has a lot of school spirit. The children there are not as bad as people may think considering no one there is over 15. The magnet program is great for kids who are above grade level and has many nice teachers included in that. 2007

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April 13, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
March 28, 2007
This school is so far the best. Better than any other school.

- submitted by a student
December 13, 2006
I am a graduate of Audubon Middle School and Magnet Center and I am highly disappointed in the reputation that this school recieves.I graduated from the Magnet Program and it was a wonderful experience. I miss everything about it. I had relationships with the teachers that made me feel comfortable about my concerns with my work and asking questions to help me understand what I was being taught. As far as the kids that attend there, they are just like any normal child you'd find in a private school. They have morals, goals,and dreams and try to work had at them. Yes, a few of them fall behind but who doesn't at one point in their lives?

- submitted by a former student
November 28, 2006
I am a student who attends Audubon middle school right now and to tell you the truth Audubon isn't all that bad. people hype up Audubon to be this oh so bad school, and its not. I know from experience because I've been there since the 6th grade an its ok. Ihey have some extracurricular activities there and our principle is doing things to better us and our school. They reward students with good behavior all the time, and they teach the students who do wrong how to better themselves. So take advice from a student who goes there and know it's not as bad as people say it is

- submitted by a student
November 20, 2006
Parents beware! This school is scary. The kid's behavior at best is subdued and at worst borders on criminal - just speaking from the regular school. I have no idea how the magnet program is. Overall though its worth your money and your child's state of mind to put him/her in a private school.

- submitted by a teacher
October 19, 2006
My daughter just started sixth grade at Audubon in the Gifted Magnet program and I am very satisfied with the curriculum. The teachers seem to be involved and the curriculum is both interesting and challenging. I agree with the other parent comments regarding the rest of the school as it does seem as those children do not receive the same attention. There could definitely be improvement with the extra curricular activities, but there is a great after school program LA Bridges that offers Art classes, tutoring, field trips etc.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2006
My daughter recently graduate from this school and her experiences were mixed. She loved the gifted program because the teachers were good and the student were nice. She hated the regular school because the kids were rude and unfriendly

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June 02, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2006
The quality of the academic programs is low. There is 1 music class and 1 art class, there is other activities that students actually get involved in such as drill team, foot ball, and basketball. Also parents should get very much more involved in the school including my own.

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January 27, 2006
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January 27, 2006
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December 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2005
I felt that Audubon was a major health and safety hazard. My son was constantly under stress from his peers because of his grades.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
Audubon is in the process of reorganization. The principal is an effective instructional leader and I have great hopes that Audubon is making great strides. UCLA is working with Audubon to provide resources for teachers and increase parent involvement.

- submitted by a former student
July 13, 2005
There is not visible leadership and help available to the parents at the school. The office staff are very confused and not willing to help. The phone system is lousy. You can never get through to anyone for help when you need it or even a telephone call back when you leave a message. Everyone seem to be busy doing nothing. Just standing around and chating with each other. If this was not my childs last year there I would definately check her out into another school. It is just a horrible situation.

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July 07, 2005
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June 05, 2005
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June 04, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
May 28, 2005
My daughter is in Audubon's Gifted Magnet. The magnet teachers are all great. Everything about the magnet program is fine..BUT the other 2000 kids in the regular school are really suffering. I have never been to the school when I didn't see school police arresting some kids for fighting. Over 80% of the kids are failing or below grade level. The principal doesn't seem to do much about it.

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February 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2004
I have interacted with staff and teachers and I believe the school is going through tremendous transitions. With the new principal I feel we will turn this situation around. I look forward to watching changes happen.

- submitted by a staff
September 24, 2004
This school is not a viable option for parents looking for a good educational experience for their child. It consistently has not met the minimum standards prescribed the state and/or Federal government. Because of lack of support for public education in this country, schools like Audobon have been relegated to holding tanks for the low-income, uneducated families in surrounding communities while those who can afford it opt out to the parochial or private school system. It is a shame.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2004
My daughter attends Audubon Middle and I have to say that I am very dissatisfied with the way the school functions. Since my daughter has been attending there for her first semester, her overall motivation for going to school has droped dramatically. She had always been a A/B student, but her grades are falling because the teachers don't seem to be concerned enough to answer additional questions she has about her class work or send home examples that would be a helpful guideline to use a home. This is the only public middle school in our area as to why she even attends. They have a good gifted magnet program, but it functions separately from the rest of the school. If the entire school was to be on the same guidelines as the magnet program, then the students there really would get a good education. This is not my 1st experience this school either I have had two other children to suffer miserably over at Audubon. So if you can put your child in another school with higher standards for learning, please do so. I am currently seeking other resources as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 29, 2003
My daughter has been attending Audubon MS for 2, half years. She has been fortunate enough to be in the Gifted Magnet program. Without this program I'm not sure where the school would be. They need to have the entire school functioning under the guidelines of the Gifted/SAS programs.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2003
My daughter was a 2003 graduate at Audubon Middle School and I was not satisfied with the safety and decipline. The Magnet teachers were great but all the principal needs to be more of a leader.

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Audubon Middle School
4120 11th Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90008
(323) 290-6300
Last modified Audubon Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Audubon Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top