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Community Magnet Charter Elementary School

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2011:
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Posted March 19, 2014

This school is just WONDERFUL! This is our first year here, and we feel so blessed. Thanks CMCS for such a good job. We love the campus, the teachers and the education is exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2013

My first son graduated and went to Walter Reed IHP. He is highly gifted and new school teacher said he has been well prepared by his elementary school. He said CMCS (Community Magnet Charter School) is best school ever. All the kid whom I have met are very proud of their school. I love this school. I love all the teachers I have ever met. My second son is still in the school and he is doing good, too. CMCS is best school in LAUSD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2012

As a parent of 3 students at this school, I can say that we have one of the best schools in LAUSD. We are so lucky to have a diverse student body and a wonderful staff of hard working and loving teachers. Every school has to fund raise - ours just works extra hard at it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2012

Community provides my child with opportunities that simply do not exist at other public elementary schools in Los Angeles. For my child to be able to attend a school where they are not only exposed to kids from different parts of the city, but from all different cultures, is amazing. And although LAUSD continues to cut back on funding -- most schools have lost librarians, P.E. Coaches, and art teachers -- Community has an enrichment block built into their schedule so that students get a daily dose of some "extra" taught by specialists: dance, drama, art, music, Spanish, computers/technology, P.E., and library. I'm not a test scores person, but if that is your thing, Community has that going for it as well. The campus is beautiful, and from the moment you walk in the front door, you are made to feel welcome. What more could you ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2012

I think this school has excellent things to offer: the diversity of students, the involvement of parents, the openness of the principal to parent ideas and input, the quailty of teachers and instruction, etc. I have met many wonderful parents and made great friends here. My son's teacher uses a smart board and laptop every day. Both my children went to this school and I feel blessed that they got to experience such an excellent learning environiment with children from all over the city and from various backgrounds-- a great way to learn respect and tolerance!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2012

Its like the Emperors new clothes. We heard so many great things, yet the progams that we thought we would get ,such as band,drama and Spanish are just not good have been cut. Parents are expected to fund raise for teachers that they have little say about hiring. The Principal hires her friends and there is no review of these classes. Parents cant help with any of these things, they are seen as an ATM for the schools staff. The teaching in the class room is great, bit really no different from any LAUSd school at this point. Other than that there are laptops..but,wait, the teachers dont check them out to teach with. Dont think there is something extra. There just isnt. The only extra is an extra heap of homework designed to keep parents in line with task after task and an extra helping of guilt on the kids if one chooses to let a kid just play after school. Additionally with the long bus ride and lawless,but expensive afterschool program, trying to find after school classes to balance a childs interests becomes very hard. The parents are so spread out that no one knows each other. The principal makes it impossible for parents to get to know each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2011

So far, so good! Our family feels very fortunate to have won the lottery and gotten into this very special school. The teachers and staff are filled with passion and are invested in the students. The grounds are out of this world! Spanish, PE, drama, art, computers, music are a part of the weekly curriculum. Like all public schools there is a gap between what is state funded and what is community funded. The fundraising element seems wholly balanced for realities of budgets issues. The fact that every class has its own dedicated TA is almost unheard of in this day and age. As far as feeling a sense of community, you get what you give. When you invest your time and reach out you are met with like mined, driven teachers, staff and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2011

This school is FANTASTIC! We have 2 daughters there and they are thriving!!!! It is the most diverse and amazing place in LA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2011

This is our first year at Community and what a FABULOUS school it is. There is so much parental involvement, dedicated teachers/principal, full day teacher aides in every class, new iPads for the computer room for all kids to use, PE, Art and Music teacher and a Spanish teacher. Plus a CATCH program to identify and help any child falling behind. Pam is a wonderful prinicpal who is accessible, knows all kids and works hard to make this school great. The families are amazing and work hard by volunteering and organizing fundraisers to raise money to have all the fabulous programs and aids which make this school great. We are so lucky to have been accepted. I am already rolling up my sleeves to get involved and help out in class and at school. I'm doing my part and making friends along the way. The older parents at the school have greeted my family warmly and we are excited to be here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2011

Community Magnet is such a special school. My husband and I honestly feel like it is a public school that is run like any of the great private schools in Los Angeles. The students get tons of enrichment classes, the Principal and staff are so devoted, the test scores as good as they come and the campus is a probably one of the most beautiful in the city. We feel so lucky to have gotten our 2 children in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2011

we were very disapointed with this school. there was no feeling of "community" at this school. we were treated like an outsider - my child was very unhappy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2011

My child was extremely fortunate to "win the lottery" and enter this school in midway through elementary school. LAUSD would be the envy of California education if all schools were like CMCS. The administration and teachers are dedicated, enthusiastic and committed to excellence at this school and educating the whole child....including art, drama, Spanish, PE, science and inquiry labs, computers and more. There is no greater cheerleader and tireless fundraiser than the principal, Pam Marton, who has helped shepherd the parent community to raising well over $250,000 annually to support CMCS's programs. My only small complaints are that the kids here are a bit wild and undisciplined, owing to the progressive nature of the school. Some tradition would encourage respect/discipline....like addressing teachers by "Mr." or "Ms." instead of being on a 1st name basis. I also think the kids here are a bit too "nurtured", and often find the 1st year of middle school a rude shock. But overall CMCS is a diamond in the chaff of LAUSD, with genuine ethnic diversity, respect for other cultures and wonderful parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2011

I <3 it!!!!!! This school is so involved in a student's life, that the teachers and staff become your family. I think it's great that the teachers and students are on a first-name basis.


Posted October 13, 2010

I will write another review as the year progresses, however being only 6 weeks into the school year I am not impressed. The school only seems to be interested in how much money families will donate. Almost every flyer home seems to ask for donations. Whether it is for various programs or teachers gifts I feel bombarded. I want to see my child learn and develop. Once I see the school benefiting my child then I will be happy to lend financial support. The majority of almost every bulletin is about money and not education. I get the non-profit part but it is only October.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

I love the parent group there - they are all so committed to getting their children the best education possible. We all come from far and wide in the city of Los Angeles
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

The Principal loves the children and it has a great program for helping kids keep up with their education by CATCHing them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

The school is extremely diverse and represents the type of environment I want my child to experience. The principal, teachers and staff truly care about the kids and treat them as individuals and with respect. While they are a public school, parent involvement and fundraising helps us keep the type of curriculum you find only in private schools in the Los Angeles Area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Simply the best staff, teachers and program. If every LAUSD was like CMCS, we would have the best for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

The dedication of the teaching staff, parents, princical AND students have made this little public school an award winner. With an API of 931 this year, I'm thrilled to have my daughter attending Community Magnet Charter School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Response to comment made on March 9 re the suspicion of numerous rave reviews on the same day. I was also suspicious until I realized this site sends emails every time someone posts a review. I track several schools at all levels and I noticed this pattern on many of the school sites. Those that take the time to open the review and read it are often inspired to write one that same day. There is a reason this school has a '10' rating. In my opinion, it is not just the academic performance but the strength of the entire school community; teachers, parents, administrators and students, working together to overcome the difficult challenges public schools constantly face. Everything at this school isn't perfect, but that wouldn't be realistic. However, the vast majority of us that are fortunate to be a part of this school community understand how lucky we are.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

962

Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

962

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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.
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2012 to 2013

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10 / 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)

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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students77%
Females84%
Males69%
African American47%
Asian83%
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)96%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
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 graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Females84%
Males80%
African American60%
Asian89%
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)93%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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 graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
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 Students91%
Females94%
Males89%
African American82%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students99%
Females100%
Males97%
African American100%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only99%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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 Students94%
Females98%
Males92%
African American86%
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students94%
Females93%
Males96%
African American83%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
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 Students95%
Females98%
Males92%
African American82%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students95%
Females98%
Males94%
African American82%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students99%
Females100%
Males98%
African American100%
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only99%
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)94%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 38%
Asian 27%
Black 20%
Hispanic 15%
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 28%N/AN/A
English language learners 7%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

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Blue Ribbon
  • Distinguished School

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Korean
  • Spanish
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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
78%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
76%
 

Students

This school

 
80%
 
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
87%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
87%
 
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
87%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
96%
 

Students

This school

 
73%
 

Employees

This school

 
93%
 
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
73%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
73%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents16039%
Students20881%
Employees1428%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:07 am
School end time
  • 2:30pm*
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Carla Cretaro
Fax number
  • (310) 472-6391

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Korean
  • Spanish
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Parent involvement
  • Parents are ture partners in their child's education at community magnet school. parents founded this school over 35 years ago to provide an integrated education for their children. today parents are involved in almost every aspact of our school.
More from this school
  • *Ending times: 2:30 PM (M,W,TH,F) and 1:30PM (T) *National Blue Ribbon School, 1999-One of the 266 in the nation. The only school in LAUSD to be so honored in 1999. *California Distinguished School, 1998-One of the two in the LAUSD in 1998.
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11301 Bellagio Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Phone: (310) 476-2281

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