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School leader Maria Flores
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District Los Angeles Unified School District

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1200 North Cornwell Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

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(323) 227-4400
(323) 342-9139
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4 stars
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August 23, 2014
I think this school is losing its prestige and I think I know why, it's the principal she really doesn't do anything for this school. The school owes a lot of money, for this reason they had to take out a lot of programs. I think if you're not fit to be a principal I say quit and give another person an opportunity to better the school.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2014
This school, like any other school, has its pros and cons. Yes, it is ridiculously small. The school was not built to hold as many students as it does. Yes, there is no gym. All sports and physical education are done at a poorly maintained park next to the school. Yes, this school has almost no funding. All sports equipment are paid for by the students. All other extra curricular activities that are still up and running are the ones funded for and maintained by teachers. Yes, there are some amazing teachers. However, most of the teachers are very rigid, demanding, have unattainable grading scales, and a lot are, quite frankly, very rude. Yes, they do have wonderful medical and science programs. There are only a handful of sports available here, and they are not well endorsed. If your child can handle the academic challenge and if you can handle the teachers, your child will receive a good education here. If you want your child to have a high school experience, i.e. large school, understanding teachers, pep rallies, a gym, a wide variety of sports and extra curricular activities, then I, as a student here, suggest you enroll your child elsewhere.

- submitted by a student
June 28, 2014
Bravo is the best high school you will find around the LA area! The teachers are amazing, they motivate, encourage, and always find ways to get students involved and to do their best. As a Bravo alumni I can say Bravo truly prepared me for what is out there. The long sleepless nights, and the abundant amount of work given to students allows us to catch a glimpse of what college will be like. Bravo really isn't too much about sports since our priority is academics. However, we have great and fun sports teams. The school is small so it will be easy for you to accommodate yourself fast. It is a bit crowded but it shouldn't really be a problem. You have plenty of time to get to your classes and stop for a little break. The staff is also amazing. I have never seen anyone care so much about others. The staff are constantly checking on students and making sure they are maintaining good grades. They are kind and sweet however intimidating at times but only because they want the best for Bravo students, Above all, Bravo is perfect! I would definitely recommend sending your children to this school. Bravo students go on to do great, big things! (: GO BRAVO KNIGHTS!!!

- submitted by a student
June 20, 2014
To the review from "A Parent" from Feb 16. 2014, Yes it is small, but after being there a year or two, you get used it it & hardly even notice. Filthy? Sometimes, but that's because the custodians recent got all of their hours drastically cut so we have less people taking care of the school, and have you tried to get 1,800 teenagers to clean up after themselves? Not exactly easy. Also, if you think only a few teachers are good, your son must have only ever had some of the bad teachers, and you know what? Bad teachers are at every school, it's not a special Bravo thing. We're not perfect, but there are some AMAZING teachers there and you need to try harder to get them. The counselors will make it happen. And "no good sports"? Really, when every single sports team made it to the CIF playoffs last year? But no, there's no good sports apparently. Bottom line, there's good and bad at every school. Yeah, we have our negative aspects, but Bravo provides a unique high school experience where academics are celebrated and an incredibly accepting environment is cultivated. It will never be perfect, but the students are proud to have gone there. Sincerely, a 2013 alumni.

- submitted by a community member
June 20, 2014
In response to some of the comments related to sports, this year every team made it to play-offs so we do have quality sports programs. In response to the comment about bad teachers, that should be brought to the attention of the principal and if nothing is done, her administrator. Every school has ineffective teachers but Bravo has more effective and earnest teachers than most. We have one of the highest API scores in the district and we teach student's from every area of the city not just wealthy gifted students like others schools with similar scores. Bravo is filled with opportunities for students who apply themselves. For example, students can intern with professors at USC researching in their labatories on the heat output of synthetic retinas. How many other high schools offer that? Bravo is not perfect but it is a school that most students appreciate being alumni of once they have completed their 4 years. If Bravo is not the best school, then students and parents should work to make it the school they would like it to be. It is a team effort.

- submitted by a teacher
May 21, 2014
"She don't know, what she is taking to student - " direct quote from previous reviewer. What in the world does this mean? If you cannot intelligently comment, spell and/or construct a sentence, why would anybody take your advice?? I am always amazed at the uneducated folks who post here and expect to be taken seriously.

- submitted by a community member
April 21, 2014
I had to transfer out of this school after an oral operation I was absent for around a week and none and i mean none of my teachers let me make-up any work. Therefore, if you have bad grades here then you are screwed. People think especially parents assume that their child will become a doctor after going to this school total bs. This school is wayyyy to small and overcrowded you can't even walk up and down the stairs without rubbing against someone's breast or butt . Teachers are not the best some are hard to understand. Many students who go here are not really motivated to put in effort so bottom line not the best school so keep looking.

- submitted by a student
April 16, 2014
Bravo has being a disappointment I have a daughter ther she is going to 11 grade she need help I asked for that help and they never respond like they have to:(

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2014
Not a good school. Small, filthy, not funded, awful teachers. Only few teachers are good in bravo but other than that no. My son who is in honors saids how unfair and bad the grading system is. There are no good sports and no field for the kids the play in, how are the kids going to be healthy without a place to play in? The field is only about the size of a gym swimming pool, that's how small it is. Especially dr.pace, perez, fetti and sepulveda are one of the worst teachers. I do not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2013
Dr. Pace, 9th grade teacher. I think she is mentally sick / unstable. She don't know, what she is taking to student. Dr.Pace might give her a U in cooperation. Please talk to her about her policies and her teaching habits. It will appreciated to observe what she is doing in her class.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
I am truly pleased with this school. The teachers are great overall (there are a few challenges-like at all schools.) They have a great parent Booster Club that raises money for scholarships. They are a close knit community school and my son has made some great friends along the way. Some things I would like changed: More support for the Cross Country and Track teams, Principal and Vice Principals listening and RESPONDING to parents (even when its an offer of help), meetings during hours that working parents can attend (late evening/after 5pm), ideally a gymnasium and football/baseball stadium to expand the sports program. Overall, I am really enjoying having my son at Bravo.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
I HAVE NEVER SEEN TEACHERS THAT WERE AS DEVOTED TO EDUCATING MY DAUGHTER AS MYSELF. SMALL SCHOOL PACKING A LOT OF WHALLOP. HOW I WISH ALL TEACHERS WERE LIKE THE TEACHERS AT FRANCISCO BRAVO MEDICAL MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2013
I am currently attending Bravo as a freshmen. I must let you know that Bravo is overcrowded but the teachers are great! Most students start taking Advanced Placement classes in sophomore year. However, there are some freshmen who have AP Biology and Honors classes. A lot of freshmen have Honors classes there are a few who have only honors biology and no honors english. It is a fun experience at Bravo with new friends & old ones , as well. There are many clubs! Such as : Filipino club , Paranormal , Mentoring , Hands and Paws, Random Acts of Kindness, One in Christ , Club MD , Stand Up for Cancer, Knights Against Diabetes and much , much more. Most teachers are friendly and the students are all unique in their own way. Lockers are randomly checked by the dean and there are random class searches. I have been checked twice, in my locker and class. There are sport teams like, Basketball (boys) & (girls) , Soccer (girls) & (boys) , Track , Volleyball (girls) & (boys) and Softball for girls- Future Graduate of Class Of 2016 !

- submitted by a student
November 14, 2012
This is a really good school. If you want to pursue a medical career, this is the best school to go to. :)

- submitted by a student
April 03, 2012
I am Class of 11 Loved it. Great school best school ever for medical field and also series students that care about there education.!

- submitted by a student
September 28, 2011
i am an eight grader and i am thinking of becoming an doctor but also learning how to play drums most high schoolers say i should go to torres or wilson which one would be right for me. thx

- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2011
I attended Bravo from 2007 to 2011. It is a wonderful school with many opportunities to get involved with the local community as well as USC. Thanks to Bravo I am proud to say I will be attending the University of Pennsylvania this fall on a full Gates Millennium Scholarship. I was the excellent education and wonderful opportunities that Bravo afforded me that allowed me to win such a competitive scholarship. Bravo is a place for serious students with serious teachers who really want the best for their students. Please do go to Bravo if you are high motivated and have goals. It is not only for the medically oriented but for all who want a strong STEM education. Bravo is awesome!

- submitted by a student
January 30, 2011
helpful teachers and workshops! a bit overcrowded(but it's due to budget). prepares students well for college.nice counselors. overall friendly environment.

- submitted by a student
March 09, 2010
My daughter is a graduate of Bravo H.S. The academic curriculum, along with the AP classes that were offered to her prepared her well for her current success at Occidental (she is now finishing up her Junior year). In my opinion, this school is for those students who are serious about furthering their education and going onto college. Students who are motivated and disciplined and who work in partnerships with their teachers. If you are a student considering going to this school and you possess these attributes - you will succeed. Good luck!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 08, 2010
This school has done a lot better in the past. However I think that the actual learning experience however has gone down along with the economy. Don't get me wrong, the teachers are great! but they can only do so much with sooooo many students. I have to agree with the other review, the school is way too overcrowded and the amount of one on one time during class with the teacher is slim to none. So a lot of this learning must take place independently or outside of the classroom.

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March 02, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 14, 2010
This school is horrible.Dont send your children here. it is way to overcrowded. teachers give way too much hw. its horrible.

- submitted by a student
December 23, 2009
There is no gangs no fighting just social kids having fun and learning

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
September 19, 2009
It is a good academic school. It is a small school which took time to get used to, and is very diverse. So it is a good cultural experience. If you would like to join a football team this is not the school for you and transportation is a hasle sometimes especially afterschool, but it is a good school.

- submitted by a student
September 14, 2009
it is a cool school with many advances in any subject there is music, foreign language ,AVID and many things more. I really recommend this school

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September 08, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
January 19, 2009
I attended Bravo from 2002-2006. Bravo is an excellent school to send your children if they are interested in the Medical Field. They offer a wide range of programs such as STAR and the Nursing Program. Additionally, it's proximity to 2 hospitals (both at a walking distance) give's student's the best exposure to health related fields. It's also very culturally diverse. The Teacher's are awesome! ( some were not as good, but as It was mentioned before, the 'good' teachers outweigh the 'bad' teachers) Classes most definitely prepare you for college. I was also part of the AVID program, which along with Bravo's competitive curriculum, prepared me well for college.

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December 10, 2008
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September 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 24, 2008
I went to bravo high in 2000 to 2004. I would recomend to all parents to encourage their children to attend if interested in the medical field.

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May 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2008
I am a former student of Bravo. I attended the first year it opened. I have children of my own now and i look forward to them attending Bravo. Bravo has wonderful teachers who are i was lucky enough to know some of who are still faculty there. Bravo is a school focused on academics and as a parent who wants my children to succeed that is what is most important. If you attend this school thinking because it is a small school you can do whatever you want and not work hard you are mistaken. Some people look at high school as a time to play around instead of concentrating on their futures if that is what you are looking for then yes you are looking at the wrong school, however if you want to succeed in life i suggest you take a second look at bravo.

- submitted by a community member
no rating January 30, 2008
Im a former student @ bravo it is the worst school i have ever been to in my life. I had no choice but to transfer out the school lacks activities, very small,lack of diversity. If you go outside just to walk to burg king or someting be aware that there are a few gangs,so the safety is bad and the location. I cant recall anyonewho lived next to the place so dont think bout staying after school unles u want to be home by 8-9. The teachers are all jerks i cant really recall a nice1.Pep there are not smart, if you want your child to go here bcause the school has high scores dont be foled.

- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2008
I am now a Senior and will be graduating this June. '08!!! I have to admit, I was sad to know that the school was small and that we lacked many things that other schools had, but as academics go, we do have some great teachers. There are some though who might not fit their job and responsability to help us, but whatever, I'm out and I have some good teachers this year. As safety goes, Bravo has a great staff that help keeps us all safe. Overall, Bravo is a great school for someone who wants to succeed in college. The AP courses help a lot. So a recommendation for incomming students and underclassmen, take as many AP courses as you can handle and also take courses in community colleges, it helps a lot, and makes you more confident to succeed in the future. Do not waste time.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 03, 2008
I am at student currently attending Bravo High School I must emphasize the great advantage we all have with the small diverse community that it offers. I offers many extracurricular activities and the teachers really do push the students to a degree where they have to care and have to learn to take advantage of each free minute they have in class. I have attennded regular public high schools and its nothing like Bravo, the students dont really care about school, they have no motivation and hardly care for their grades...Bravo is a great school and college is never out of the question. Its rare for a student to be pregnant or drop out.

- submitted by a student
December 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2007
I am currently a freshman attending F. Bravo Medical Magnet HS and I must say that it is by far the best school that I have ever attended. The academics are rigorous yet exciting. The teachers encourage us students and stimulate our intellectual growth in a fun and proactive environmnt. Because of Bravo I am gradually becoming a goal-oriented, intelligent, and culturally aware individual.

- submitted by a student
November 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2007
Bravo is a awesome High School there are so many types of memories that can be form by going there! The location is also wonderful! Children must attend Bravo!

- submitted by a former student
October 12, 2007
Although it may be better than your regular home school, Bravo is the most boring, pathetic school I've ever been in. There's no fun at all; the faculty tries too hard to make us 'academical achievers'. They're pushing us too far, and we do get them the high test scores, and still, the school properties are cheap, and there are not a lot of classes to pick from classes. It may be safe, but this school is boring as looking at a stick all day!

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October 09, 2007
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September 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 12, 2007
Bravo, it truly an excellent school, the environment encourages you to do your best. The teachers really do care about each student. There are also many AP's and honor classes available to you.

- submitted by a student
July 25, 2007
I am attending Bravo high school and I have to admit I didint like it at the begining, but now I learned to appreciate it . Even tough we dont have a field and the school is really small the teachers are great( most), and they try to keep us safe.

- submitted by a student
July 23, 2007
I thought Bravo will be a good but it isn't.In my opinion I think they should have more academic class and extracurricular classes instead of vocational schools. Most students don't even go to a good UC. IF a student wants to become a doctor they have to to college. But Bravo doesn't help students go to college academically but help them jet a job early with no good salary. They should have honors math and Euro History. My opinion will change if it is like Marshall or Temple City High.

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June 26, 2007
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June 25, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 14, 2006
Well, since 5th grade I wanted to attend this school. When they called me and told me that I got accepted and I was extremely excited and glad. The sports aren't that great and the school just wants to keep us 'safe', but what is going to happen when we come out into the real world? The school has helped us, but not as much as I thought it would. Although I have to admit, it is way better than my home school.

- submitted by a student
July 24, 2006
I do not like this school It is an awful school.

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June 17, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 23, 2006
Its an amazing school. The campus is mesmerizing. The students are smart and the teachers are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2006
This is a great 'academic' school. Few sports related activities are available, however proximity to LA County USC Medical Center provides a plethora of volunteer opportunities. The area is not great but the school itself is very safe. The teachers are stellar and the curriculum very challenging. Plenty of medical and research related programs exist and the focus is on encouraging students to enter the medical field.

- submitted by a former student
January 26, 2006
Best academic programs in school. This school is one of the best high schools in the lausd district. Best teachers

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2005
THis is a great school. My son went here for 4 years and he graduated. He continued on to UC Santa Cruz. I feel that they thoroughly prepared him.

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April 26, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 11, 2005
Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader and I will miss seeing her everyday as my daughter graduates this year. Thank you ANLC for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the world! '

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2005
Great school. Teacher are wonderful and very helpful.

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January 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2005
this school interacts with classes that give students the option of receiving a carrer in medicine, such as volunteer work in the hospital, and also by taking nursing classes to become a nurse.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 01, 2004
I am currently enrolled at Bravo, and i have first hand advantage of seeing the 'real' Bravo. Bravo, in a nutshell, is a great school! The teachers are perfectly qualified for each of the subjects taught there. Like in any other high school, there are 'good' and 'bad' teachers, but the ratio of the 'good' teachers outweights the 'bad' here at Bravo. The amount of students enrolled at Bravo, is small compared to Wilson or Roosevelt, but by the school being relatively small, the teachers can work with each student--one on one. The amount of education your child could be exposed to, by enrolling to Bravo, is tremendous, but it all depends on the willingness of the child to learn and persevere, you cannot just blame the teachers or the staff. Also, Here at Bravo, there are many cultural differences, between students, which can help a child learn more about others.

- submitted by a student
May 18, 2004
Bravo is one of the best school's in Los Angeles, I went there from 1995-1999. I graduated with a great satisfaction. My teachers always did their best to do their job, and tried to teach us the knowledge they had. It is a shame that Bravo is so small, but I guess it was a good thing from keeping us distracted with more kids than the normal school out there. I think the school should expand just a bit more to allow more kids to go there, but the architecture of the building is gorgeous. Although Bravo lacks in a football team the students still have great physical activities. The student clubs are well organized, the staff is very nice, and practical. It is a shame when an old staff member or teacher leaves, but it's still a great school. I loved my time at Bravo its a wonderful school!

- submitted by a former student
May 04, 2004
I think that Bravo is a very good school but the teachers are not being just to the students. Bravo is a very good school all the things that they teach you come in handy most of the time. Students dont understand that they are in a really good school.

- submitted by a student
March 01, 2004
What I like about Bravo most of all is that they have the STAR Program which allows students to do hands on research with great researchers from USC. If your child plans to go to Bravo this would be a way to get to a great college or university. Students should love science a lot if they want to go to Bravo. Great mentors! My daughter's highlight at Bravo was the STAR Program and going on to the State Science Fair and then to USC!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2004
I graduated from Bravo in the mid 90s and continue to think that it is a great school. Bravo has some of the best teachers in LAUSD. This school continues to offer great opportunities. Many of Bravo's alumni have gone to good universities in the past few years. I personally know a few former students who are in medical school, law school, or in education. Overall, a wonderful school. Send your children there.

- submitted by a former student
September 01, 2003
I know I'm supposed to write a comment only if I'm a parent, but I think the best source to for information is a past graduate. I graduated from Bravo High School in 2002, and I have to say, despite the difficult classes and what not, I was very satisfied with my high school education. The science classes are extraordinarily great! This school lives up to it's name as a medical magnet. You just have to find the resources at the high school.

- submitted by a former student
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Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School
1200 North Cornwell Street, Los Angeles, CA  90033
(323) 227-4400
Last modified Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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