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Cheremoya Avenue Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 284 students

 
 

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $430,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,250.

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 17 ratings
2013:
Based on 11 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted August 22, 2013

This is our second year at Cheremoya Elementary School. It's a gem of a neighborhood school. The teachers and staff are fabulous and the kids are great. I am part of a strong parent group that works to support the excellence and bring programs such as art and drama to enrich the solid academic programs that are already in place. How nice to be able to walk down the hill to such a wonderful elementary school Yes to Cheremoya!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

CHEREMOYA AVENUE SCHOOL is a great neighborhood school! We are seeing our children get a chance to have a great education, as well as witness a community that is thriving! Yay for the return to the neighborhood school, and for the teachers and parents who make it happen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

Both of my children attend Cheremoya, and we love it. It is small enough to feel homey, which is very important when you're sending kids off to Kinder, but more importantly, the size builds a sense of community. The academics are great: my children have had 2 National Board Certified teachers, their classes get arts through Hollywood Arts Council and PE classes with teachers from the YMCA, they go to Parker Anderson after school enrichment where they have taken classes like Rocket Science... We love the mix of having kids who live in our neighborhood, kids that they went to preschool with, and new friends. If you met my kids in person and heard them speak, they would blow everything I've written away in about two sentences. Truly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2013

the one thing you should know about this school... pretty soon you won't be able to get in. it's awesome. it keeps getting better and it is going to be right in line with Franklin and Ivanhoe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2013

My daughter attends Kindergarten at Cheremoya and has thrived both in the classroom and with the outstanding after school program. Like many parents we "shopped" private and charter schools and found Cheremoya to be a diamond in the rough and we're very happy with our decision. Great staff, committed faculty, and a facility that, while older, makes you feel like you're in a real school as opposed a trailer farm. We expect many great things to come for this impressive school with the continued support from the local community and especially the parents and foundation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2013

We are delighted with Cheremoya! Our daughter is thriving and loves going to school. The teachers and principal are talented, dynamic, and committed. Cheremoya provides many of the extras that other public schools lack, including a fantastic after-school program, enrichment classes, and an edible garden with an outdoor kitchen. The parent group (Cheremoya Foundation) works tirelessly to provide the best for our kids and has been a way for us to make a meaningful contribution to our school and our community. Cheremoya is a lovely little school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2013

My husband John and I have a music and bookstore two blocks east of Cheremoya. We became involved with the school at least 15 years ago and it has been a joy. I've partnered with Debbi Aldahl, an absolutely stellar 6th grade teacher, and I am the one who has benefited most! Enthusiasm, creativity, passion; these are the qualities I've seen at Cheremoya. Debbi's students have participated at our store in art projects ranging from "A Child's View of War and Peace-2003" to photographs of what impacts them in their daily life. We have gone yearly to the LA River Cleanup, had 500 people show up for an Earth Day Fair, treasure open house and meeting all the teachers and, this year, welcoming a new and dynamic Principal, Michelle, to our little jewel. Cheremoya has inspired our business block to participate in fundraisers, and to host their own fundraisers for the kids. Last year I had the pleasure of seeing the Hollywood Orchard enter into an active role with Debbi Aldahl's sixth grade class and the ever-growing Cheremoya Foundation has contributed passion, time and really excellent fundraising to add as much as they can to elevate Cheremoya even further.


Posted March 6, 2013

I love Cheremoya Elementary School. My son is in an awesome class (Ms. Diaz first grade). He's reading very well and learning so much. It's so great to be able to walk down the hill to the school (a very long walk, but also very pretty) to a great neighborhood school! I am really thrilled that such a great school is down the street from where I live. I've become one of those active parents that is very involved in supporting the school. As part of the process I've become familiar with more than just what is happening inside of my son's classroom and can say that the staff, kids and teachers have really impressed me! I love the parent community and ever since we've enrolled I've felt much more connected to my neighborhood and community. Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2012

My son started attending Cheremoya Elementary in 3rd grade. At the time I had just pulled him out of an expensive private school after I lost my job due to health reasons and could no longer afford to pay for a private education. It was only going to be temporary until I could go back to work and then something magic happened. My son's learning took off like a rocketship, he was happy with new friends and he thrived there. We never looked back after that. It's a small school, so everyone knows everyone and there's that sense of caring and community you just don't get in larger school settings. Also most of the teachers have been there for years and they really do care about the kids. And through it all the school manages to work the arts into their curriculum even without a budget to do so. They really are one of the best hidden gems in the city. Mine and my son's only regrets are that I didn't enroll him there from his first day in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

I wanted to write this review for any parent that feels that standardized test scores are not the most important element in a child's education. I moved to Los Angeles from another major city where my child attended a wonderful charter school that we were blessed to get into, so I have another school to compare Cheremoya with. The ONLY thing that Cheremoya focuses on is testing for math and reading comprehension. There is absolutely no science, history, art, music! The teacher does not allow for any creativity whatsoever. I find it to be stifling and oppressive. If anyone is doing research to get their kids in an elementary school in this Franklin/ Beachwood neighborhood, do not put your kids in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2011

No wonder the teachers and the owners of my child's Kindergarten and Preschool didn't say anything nice about this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2011

Cheremoya is a wonderful school with hard-working, dedicated teachers to their students. I wish every school could have so many teachers with the commitment and patience they provide to their students. We were lucky to have Cheremoya close by our place
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2010

Great school all 3 of my children attend this school the teachers are great they care about the children's education. Parent involvement is terrific I have volunteered to assist the teachers in there classes. If your a parent that lives out here in Hollywood area this is a great school school like these are rare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

Amazing school with a great group of dedicated teachers and staff. The teachers focus is that of what is best for the student's and are willing to do anything for their school and kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2010

Cheremoya is a wonderful school with hard-working, dedicated teachers to their students. I wish every school could have so many teachers with the commitment and patience they provide to their students.


Posted April 28, 2010

Ms.Aldahl is a great teacher and wonderful school and also Mr.Davis is good too


Posted April 24, 2010

My grandchildren's teachers are all outstanding. All of the kids have excelled since they have been attending Cheremoya.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

Cheremoya is a wonderful school with incredible teachers and staff!! I feel honored to have my children surrounded by such a kind, caring, well educated staff who truly put the best interest of their students as their first priority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

They are a great part of the community and the teachers and students are wonderful.


Posted April 20, 2010

Diverse group of students coming from families with very different levels of economic benefit. School is an active part of local community also.
—Submitted by a parent


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

This school's
API score

847

Change from
2012 to 2013

+3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 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

847

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

+3

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)

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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
66%

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 46% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

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 60% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
35%
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 Students68%
Females77%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state71%

Math

All Students59%
Females62%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%
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 Students65%
Females62%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner33%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students89%
Females85%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner83%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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%
Females67%
Males88%
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)100%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females52%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)91%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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 Students62%
Females61%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students65%
Females50%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students59%
Females44%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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 Students66%
Females71%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students48%
Females39%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 48%
White 38%
Black 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/AN/A
English language learners 32%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.
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 263 responses

This school provides ... 1

High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and students that agree to strongly agree that this school sets high academic expectations for its students and expects them to be college-bound. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Future Expectations (Parents), School Quality (Parents), Future Plans (Parents), Opportunities For Learning (Students), Future Plans (Students).

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This school
71%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
63%
 

Students

This school

 
79%
 
Healthy, respectful relationshipsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Support (Students), Commitment and Collaboration (Employees), Satisfaction (Students), School Support (Students).

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This school
85%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
81%
 

Employees

This school

 
89%
 
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
76%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
85%
 

Students

This school

 
68%
 

Employees

This school

 
76%
 
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

 
68%
 

Employees

This school

 
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
61%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
61%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents9236%
Students15297%
Employees1959%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

School basics

School start time
  • 8:05 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Michelle Gorsuch
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
  • web site
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (323) 463-2928

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Clean up, renovation, painting, garden,
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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6017 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Phone: (323) 464-1722

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