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Brentwood Science School

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Posted May 20, 2010

Nice clean rooms and alot of staff taking care of students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

The teachers love to help the students, the best school bus service ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

The teachers are helpful and love to help kids and their programs are the best.


Posted May 20, 2010

I love Brentwood because it has a great academic record and diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

THE BEST SCHOOL EVER, CLEAN, GREAT STAFF KIDS LOVE IT AND I'M SO PROUD THAT MY SON IS A BRENTWOOD TIGGER!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

My son has been able to improve in math due to his wonderful teaher Mrs. Chim.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

The best part of the school is how they make all the kids competitive for the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

My daughter teaches 2nd grade there, the school and the students are the best!!!!


Posted May 20, 2010

The students are the best and the teachers....Best mrs adler
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

i feel very satisfied that my children are safe. my kids are happy there, It is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

My children had problems in reading and now she reads fast thanks to the tutoring she had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

The teachers are the best they have the best skills to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Best school bus service and the teachers and helpers are nice...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Best principal....she will answer any question and easy to talk to.... Go Tigers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

My student loves to go to school and will stay all day if it was for him...Go Tigers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

we love this school because they have good teachers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Lunch area is clean and many parents aware of education of children.


Posted May 20, 2010

i love this school so much because the teachers and staff are so nice and my daughters teacher sets her straight when she is out of line we will stay at this school until 5th grade and i will still love this school even though my child does not go there.......GO TIGERS! i hope our school moves up 2 1st place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

It's a big school and I feel that my child is learning a lot at Brentwood. There are so many activities and good teachers. Both my kids have gone there and they really like the school also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

because of the diversity and it's a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

839

Change from
2012 to 2013

-11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 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 met the state goal of 800.

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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 met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

839

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

-11

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)

7 / 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)

8 / 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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
56%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
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

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females56%
Males60%
African American54%
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner52%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state60%

Math

All Students69%
Females65%
Males72%
African American68%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state75%
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

All Students50%
Females48%
Males52%
African American50%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state51%

Math

All Students72%
Females66%
Males77%
African American69%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability77%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state73%
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

All Students63%
Females63%
Males63%
African American62%
Asian88%
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state60%

Math

All Students72%
Females67%
Males76%
African American58%
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state65%
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

All Students63%
Females68%
Males56%
African American55%
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Math

All Students53%
Females52%
Males54%
African American35%
Asian92%
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)95%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Science

All Students61%
Females65%
Males58%
African American41%
Asian92%
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)95%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state64%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 53%
Black 25%
White 11%
Asian 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/AN/A
English language learners 23%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

We organized questions from the LAUSD School Experience Survey into five categories. The respondent group-level results (parents, students, and school employees) show the percent of each respondent group that agree or strongly agree that the school has positive results for that category.

Overall school results for each category are calculated by averaging across group-level results, ensuring that each respondent group is equally represented. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all LAUSD schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 1174 responses

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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
72%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
69%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
76%
 

District average

 
74%
 
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
63%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
74%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
53%
 

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
69%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
91%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
52%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
65%
 

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

 
64%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
68%
 

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
53%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
53%
 

District average

 
66%
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents41540%
Students71591%
Employees4452%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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