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Castle Heights Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 576 students

Blending core curriculum into the Arts

 
 

Living in Los Angeles

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $497,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,550.

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 6 ratings
2011:
Based on 20 ratings

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Posted June 3, 2014

Castle Heights has provided an excellent educational experience for my children. We were fortunate, and all of their teachers were awesome. The school provides many programs, such as art, music, science, computer lab, gardening, and PE due to its active PTA and high parent involvement. Lots of fundraising opportunities in order to raise money for the school. Most LAUSD schools do not offer these programs, so it was a blessing to have my children here. Clean and well kept school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

This is an AMAZING school, with dedicated teachers, principal, librarian and parents. The STAR Program is fantastic and the level of parental involvement is fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

Castle Heights is the best thing that ever happened to our family. My daughter went there from 2nd - 5th grade. The school is culturally diverse and plenty of highly qualified instructors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

We have been at this school for awhile. It is an excellent community and the principals have been great. The teachers are hit and miss. There are some incredible teachers and there are others who are terrible. In general, teachers in CHES seem to have a hard time differentiating, a student who excels or is trailing- may not do well. They say there is differentiation but I have not seen it other than kindergarten (kinder teachers are awesome). Again, it depends on the teachers and there is not much that can be done with the poor performing teachers- it's the nature of the beast when dealing with LAUSD or any public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2013

Our school has a staffs that are wonderful and we have computer lab, science, art, music and so much more. And we also are raising money to provide charity for a endangered red fox so we can keep it in our environment. Also we have after school programs at our school we have helping teachers aids and librarians to help children with their homework inside the library.


Posted August 8, 2013

Castle Heights has the best parents, teachers, school & kids! We love you Mr. Feeney, Mrs Valdez, Ms Malloy & all of the other fantastic dedicated teachers who love & care for our kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2013

Great campus. The full curriculum that includes "the extras" of an organic gardening program, science, computer instruction, pe, for all the kids (K-5) make it a magical neighborhood school. Lots of parent volunteers and an engaged booster club set this school apart making it 'the best private school that public funds pay for". The key is the fundraising and families are asked to contribute.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2012

A wonderful school with highly-involved parents, an amazing principal and incredible teachers. Outstanding academics, 903 API and SAS program, beautiful campus with a living garden and student artwork, lots of community-building events, hard-working faculty and staff and parent involvement and organizations make it a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

Castle Height is a great school. They have teachers that really care and push the students to to excel in their studies. I graduated from Castle Heights in 1985 and what makes the school exceptional is the higher learning. I am very proud that my son is enrolled at a quality school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2012

I love this school! The teachers, parents and principle are great. The parents are really involved and my child is so happy here. My son is in First Grade in Ms. Labelle's class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2012

My daughter is in first grade she has had the most amazing year in Ms. Labelle's class. Our Principal is hands on, our parent group Friends of Castle Heights is amazing, our PTA helps our kids to learn about community service by giving to those less fortunate throughout the year. CH is huge on recycling which also teaches students about our earth and how to keep our environment safe. Castle Heights is a SAS school and just received the honor of being a California Distinguished School. All Children at Castle Heights Elementary Shine. 1st grade parent and 2011 graduate Castle Heights Rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2012

How lucky we are to be a part of the Castle Heights Family. It's a wonderful school, with happy children, incredibly involved parents, an amazing principal and an especially dedicated teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2012

I have 2 children in this school since pre- k. It's an amazing , community oriented, parent involved school. My kids love their school & their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2011

Our family also just finished 6 years at the school. The parent support at the school is amazing. Literally hunderds of thousands of dollars, not to mention untold hours of volunteerism donated to the school. The parents have high expectations, and the teachers and staff are well aware of that, and meet those expectations. There was a concern a year ago, when the school's principal retired. However, the parent group was involved in the selection process for the replacement, and the new principal, Mr. Grass, met every expectation. (Even went with the 5th graders on their AstroCamp field trip.) His energy level is amazing, and he's firm, but gives so much encouragement to the kids. You can tell he loves his job. At our new middle school, we just found our daughter is in honors classes for all four core subjects. Even she said "our teacher last year really got us ready".) Thanks CH!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

This is an amazing school. My daughter is beginning middle school and is so well-prepared. She had exactly the elementary school experience I hoped for her. Great learning, great friends and a great time!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

My child went to Kindergarten at CHE last year. He was with Ms. Yoon and had a great time throughout the school year. He was ever ready to go to school and learn. Ms. Yoon is a great teacher and she loves to teach. Her enthusiasm is infectious and it rubs off on the kids. The STAR program is enriching and keeps the kids busy with a wide range of activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2011

Castle Heights is a fantastic school, and parental involvement is phenomenal. My son just finished first grade and Mrs. Malloy should get teacher of the year she was just so wonderful. My oldest child was in STAR program at Kentwood ES for five years, so I didn t hesitate to enroll my son into Castle Heights STAR program and they didn t disappoint. My son receives help with homework, arts and crafts, sports, and is even in a woodshop course in the STAR program. 5 starts to CHE and the STAR program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2011

I love Castle Heights STAR! Great staff and wonderful programs. Thank you STAR Torrie Rosenzweig
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2011

My son had the best time in the STAR Little Dippers. It was the best experience for him. I look forward to him starting kindergrten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2011

My son just finished 3rd Grade and our daughter will be in kinder next year at this school. The new principal is fantastic and the STAR PROGRAM is phenomenal. These two aspects make me so GRATEFUL to be a Castle Heights Dad!!
—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

898

Change from
2012 to 2013

+2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

898

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

+2

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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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)

9 / 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)

9 / 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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students74%
Females77%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state71%

Math

All Students71%
Females68%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state76%
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 Students67%
Females68%
Males66%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state67%

Math

All Students85%
Females83%
Males87%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability73%
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state86%
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 Students84%
Females91%
Males77%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state82%

Math

All Students92%
Females93%
Males91%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state91%
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 Students76%
Females82%
Males70%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%

Math

All Students77%
Females75%
Males79%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state76%

Science

All Students71%
Females70%
Males72%
African American52%
Asiann/a
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)94%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 42% 26%
Hispanic 31% 52%
Black 17% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • California Distinguished School (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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72%
 
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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
80%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
80%
 
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
83%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
99%
 

Students

This school

 
67%
 
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
69%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
69%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents13227%
Students26288%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 2:35 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Sean Kearney
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (310) 839-3097

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Project-based
  • School for Advanced Study
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Environmental
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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9755 Cattaraugus Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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Phone: (310) 839-4528

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