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Cowan Avenue Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $595,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,840.

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 8 ratings
2012:
Based on 12 ratings
2011:
Based on 14 ratings

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Posted October 24, 2013

Great teachers who communicate well with the parents care about their students. I like the after school activities and the use of the internet as a way for parent to keep in touch with the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

Our family recently moved to the area and our kids started Cowan this year. The school year started a bit rocky, but the incredible urgency, professionalism and most importantly compassion Mr. D, the teachers and fellow parents put forth made it a smooth transition! We are so thankful for the staff and community here, and wish everyone the opportunity to experience what makes this school so "special!"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

In the time that I have been teaching at Cowan, I have enjoyed my students and the their parents tremendously. My students are interested in learning, challenging themselves and me, as well. Parent involvement is a welcome source of support and activism for the school community. The school has a varied and rich tradition which the students, staff, and community enjoy. A blossoming spirit of collaboration and focus has brought students and teachers together to make positive changes at Cowan. I'm excited about the direction and future of our school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 27, 2013

There have been a lot of wonderful changes implemented at Cowan. The students and parents are wonderful to work with and extremely helpful. I'm am so thrilled to be working here and happy to feel such a strong support from the community. Bravo to all for your efforts and commitment to our children's learning.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 27, 2013

i have two Grandkids at Cowan ES. I love the Teachers and the team spirit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Cowan elementary is an excellent school. Great teachers, excellent staff, and a wonderful Principal. The magnet program is awesome. The school even has "valet". The school has a great "PTO" this year 2013. The "dad's club is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

I love Cowan Avenue Elementary School. We have had our children enrolled here since 2007, and I can't imagine going anywhere else. As with any school, you have ups and downs, and it is during the down times you see what the parents and administration are really made of. When others fled Cowan to attend newly built neighborhood schools, the parents that stayed proved that team work and mutual respect is what makes a school great. Not only was the 6th grade Magnet class one of the top scoring Academic Performing in Math classes in the state, but the reason those students excelled was thanks to the depth of teachers from K-5th that aided those students to success. Add to that the amazing parent involvement, and you have students that have found a second home here at Cowan. I have read the criticisms listed here, and no school is perfect. It is how everyone rallies together to exploit each other's strengths that makes Cowan awesome. I love the students. Cowan has impressive character.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

My family used to attend this school. We stayed for the first semester only. Too much parent involvement can be damaging to a school and the lack of diversity in teacher staff doesn't make it better. The principal is ok. He cares about the students, but he seems to care more about the donations that comes in when it comes to teacher support. As much as I would like to, I just can't recommend Cowan. My family ended up at Kentwood. My son has had a few challenges academically, but that's because the teacher wasn't teaching everything in the curriculum, but tested him on the material anyway. That's a BIG no-no in my book. He also wasn't applying himself as much as he could have (another no-no). All in all, both situations have since been rectified and the teacher moved at the end of his 4th grade school year (she taught him in 3rd). This year he is thriving! His 5th grade teacher is a bubbly, intelligent, burst of creativity and happiness. My entire family is now at Kentwood, and we couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2012

I am disgusted with what is happening at Cowan. Simply disgusted! There is just so much wrong with the school that it is too much to express in this small space. I urge anyone considering Cowan to go talk to the parents at the school and not to rely on the positive comments on this site. Choosing Cowan will be the biggest regret of your life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2012

I have been happy with the quality of the teachers. The Principal is probably not the most effective administrator, but he has some really good qualities. There have been issues throughout the years. A bunch of silly egos. Parents and administration. I never felt they were worth leaving the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2012

My kids & many relatives over the years have attended Cowan. Overall, we think it is a great school, especially for public/LAUSD. Most kids who went here got a great education & are well-prepared for middle school vs. their counterparts from other local public schools, and often even private schools. Children who have graduated out of the Cowan Magnet program tend to fair at the top of their middle schools, so this school is apparently doing something right. Is Cowan perfect, by no means. This school & many others under LAUSD have their limitations. Unfortunately some of Cowan's challenges stem from 1 of its strengths: The more parents participating the more strong opinions & irrationality in the mix. Yet, many of my close friends & relatives with children in private or the most sought after public/charter schools face similiar challenges. As far as the principal is concerned we think he is a sharp man who genuinely cares about the greater good of all kids. Sadly, some of his biggest critics who mean well often have personal agendas & interests that are not for the good of the whole or they truly don't understand his limitations. Overall, we highly recommend Cowan to other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2012

My daughter graduated from Cawan Avenue two years ago. Cawan Avenue was a good school "back in the day" and it can still be . But, I think healing has to take place. Mr. D was one of the kindness people in the world, and some of the parents did everything they could to get rid of him. People are human, and we should try to work with the Principal and teachers for our kids sake. He didn't make the rules. He just delivered the message. The kids are the ones who suffer when the parents play politics. I believe Cawan will improve in the days to come, but parents remember the "golden rule", and if nothing else, remember you're modeling the person you want your child to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2012

I agree with the last parent's post. My child has been at Cowan since kindergarten and is now in the 5th grade magnet. While the leadership of the school has been less than ideal, by far, my child has been blessed with wonderful and caring teachers throughout the time at Cowan. Currently, the 5th grade magnet class does not have a permanent teacher. They had a wonderful teacher in that position for the past few years and she got pink slipped and can not be hired back at this time. MEANWHILE, there is now a long term sub in that class position. A prepared, qualified and motivated teacher was let go and the school had not been able to replace her. Finally, the afternoon before school began, a long term sub was hired. I think this first week of school has been really hard on the kids with an unprepared teacher and a classroom that was not ready for the students to enter. My heart goes out to this sub, who had no time to prepare and I am willing to give her a few weeks to get her stuff together. I do feel that the students would have been better off at camp for another week and giving this teacher time to prepare. Also, the school is no longer ethnically diverse. It was when we began.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2012

My son is in his final year at Cowan. He has had nurturing and innovative teachers, especially in the Gifted Magnet Program. The administrator is not readily available and can be ineffective with communication. There are some amazing parents and families that continue to work hard to create the best environment for the entire school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2012

I attended Cowan Ave from 1975 to 79 and I thoroughly enjoyed it as I remember, the neighborhood was safe, I rode my bicycle to school. My favorite teachers were Mrs. Arbogast and Mrs. Rockwood. I'm Patty Rowe, and I approved this message. :)


Posted February 28, 2012

Cowan is a fine school. The implication that the parents who are pleased with the school are fake comments by the administration is ridiculous. Who has time to do that? And according to the belief that the administration is not very organized, when would the fake comment conspiracy have time to be organized? Yet the negative comments seam to come regularly. I find it hard to believe unhappy parents would continue to stay, so I raise the question, Are their parents who do not attend Cowan commenting negatively with an alternate agenda? If I took this personally, I could be up set, but I don't. I enrolled in the school, I took the time to meet all the teachers, and administration and I do my best to make the educational experience a memorable one for my children. I have had the pleasure of attending both Kentwood and Cowan and must say, there is not that much difference. Yet I honestly like Cowan better. It has a small, family atmosphere and the parents are wonderful! (But I don't choose because I am a parent of both schools ;0)) So parents who are reading these comments and really trying to consider if you should place your child at Cowan.Visit the school and find out for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2012

The school is cutting edge technologically and instructionally. The teachers care about the students and stay on top of their game to providethe best instructional opportunities and they seem to wok very well together. If you can get your kid into the magnet you've gotten him into one of the highest schools in the STATE and they are adding 6th grade next year. The magnet teachers are among the best in the district. The community school has started looking like an inner city school as many of the supportive fundraising families have been chased off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2012

One may disagree with the positive comments, but be clear: Cowan family members wrote them. I am one of the parents who did so. There is genuine disagreement among Cowan families about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

I completely agree with the previous posting. It seems as if the last few postings for December 2011 are indeed fake and probably written by someone in administration to hide the inadequacy of their leadership. Cowan is a sinking ship due to the lack of quality in leadership. The principal is an inept leader. We do not plan to keep our child at Cowan after this school year ends and are currently pursuing other options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

I feel that all the reviews for the month of December 2011 seem to be a bit contrived. It is almost as if the same person wrote all the reviews, and perhaps did it from different computers to build up the school. The writing style in all of the post for the month of December is almost exactly the same. Most of the reviews seem very surface. I believe they are fake. The school needs a lot of work and a lot of leadership. The principal seems a bit immature and inexperienced. I wish the school had more community partners, like Kentwood, such as the YMCA or the Los Angeles Clippers or other local community based organizations. The school doesn't have a sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

829

Change from
2012 to 2013

-11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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API score

829

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-11

Change from 2012 to 2013
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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)

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English Language Arts

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

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66%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
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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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

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64%

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69%

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57%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

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66%

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69%

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Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

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65%

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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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 Students64%
Females70%
Males57%
African American62%
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Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
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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 state70%

Math

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Females70%
Males76%
African American70%
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Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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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 state75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females55%
Males48%
African American49%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
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 graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%

Math

All Students76%
Females75%
Males77%
African American73%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
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 state77%
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%
Females71%
Males65%
African American63%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
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)73%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to state63%

Math

All Students78%
Females79%
Males78%
African American76%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state68%
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 Students58%
Females68%
Males50%
African American55%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state60%

Math

All Students62%
Females71%
Males55%
African American58%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state64%

Science

All Students58%
Females63%
Males55%
African American53%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%
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 Students77%
Femalesn/a
Males73%
African American73%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
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 Students92%
Femalesn/a
Males91%
African American91%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 80%
White 9%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/AN/A
English language learners 2%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Experience Survey asks parents, students and employees about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, engaging, safe, and collaborative. Learn more

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

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

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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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71%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
71%
 
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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62%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
62%
 
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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53%
agree
 

Students

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53%
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Students2613%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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