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Downtown Business High School

Public | 9-12 | 1050 students

We are best known for warmth and high expectations.

 
 
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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted April 24, 2014

so... as much as I lack school spirit, I have to say that it's not so bad. there are some pretty cool people here. if you work hard enough, you'll pass your classes. sure, there may be some unbearable teachers, but you'll get used to it and eventually minimize your own complaints. people are supportive + the counselors are approachable. I just wish we had windows to see the sun.


Posted September 29, 2013

If you are planning to stay for an after school activity and take the school bus be prepared for a long ride. Also, make sure you do not overwhelm yourself with clubs and classes you know you can't handle or you will suffer.


Posted August 9, 2013

This is a very impressive school. The teachers are committed and it's cool to be smart here. I could not believe the great luck in my daughter being able to attend here. Much better than many expensive private schools, I bet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

I have a son at this school, and I echo the reviews before mine. This school is stellar, and the amazing graduation + college attendance rate of its students is a testament to that. The recent budget cuts have not been kind to the school's extra-curriculars + sports, but the focus on academics is unwavering. The commitment from the teachers + administration is like no other, and there is simply no comparison to the neighboring schools (Roybal, Belmont, etc). The school draws students from all over LA, so only the best + most motivated attend. As another poster said, it's cool to be smart here, and that's a welcoming environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

It is a great place for students. I have taught here for 10 years and love it more than any other school I know. The students are safe and learning a lot and going to college at record rates. It is a great place.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 11, 2010

Because it's a safe place where it's cool to be smart, and everybody wants to go to college.


Posted October 10, 2010

I'm a teacher at this school, and I have so much faith in its teachers that I'd be willing to send my own children here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 9, 2010

Downtown Business High isn't like any other school. It provides diversity, unity, and a 1 to 1 on student-teacher ratio. Students are bussed in from different parts of the city, and yet these student treat each other equally. Downtown Business High lacks many necessary materials but it does not lack student involvement. Students help each other out, they are each others' support. Downtown Business High may be small in numbers but it is big in community, intelligence, and equality.


Posted October 9, 2010

It's a school that pays attention to the students - not just the curriculum! They know hw to help students master the subject matter!


Posted October 9, 2010

It provides a rich, intellectually engaging and challenging curriculum in a nurturing and caring environment.


Posted October 9, 2010

Great teaching and staff. Small classes so teachers pay attention to students


Posted April 27, 2010

this scholl is amazing, it offers many classes in short on sports though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It is an amazingly open, engaging, accepting atnosphere with staff that are concerned and caring of students. The students live all over the Los angeles area. It is one of the most racially diverse, peaceful, joyful campuses I've experienced. The counseling staff, in particular is fantastic. The numbers of graduates that receive scholarships and attend college is very high. The creativity and acceptance of every students' individuality is extraordinary.


Posted December 12, 2008

As an alumnus I also agreet that this school is excellent. Not only do I feel very well-prepared for college, but the close-bonds that I formed with my teachers, counselors, and administrators are perhaps the best out of all the DMHS has to offer. Since the school is so small, you really have an opportunity to get to know everyone and therefore attain an incredible support system. I am proud to say that I went to DMHS, and that the school, with it's new principal, is only getting better.


Posted November 1, 2008

DBM really is a good school not only its a magnet but the school also gives a lot of oppurtunity to be in a good univeristy and they also offer a lot of advance class for college that can help you for the future. And they also have a lot of great teachers that can help you through your problems at school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2008

As the College Counselor at DMHS, I am happily surprised year after year at the quality and determination of our students. They just get better year after year. Even though most students are the first in their family to go to college, they are determined to make it, and my job is just to direct them to a school where they can be happy and successful. I can't imagine a better place to work. I plan on staying for a long long time.


Posted October 5, 2007

DBM is the kind of school that offers a wealth of opportunity to the individual that is ready to take advantage of it. The school is broken down into three different magnets, the Business Magnet, Electronics Information Magnet, and the Fashion Career Magnet. Each magnet offers specialized instruction from teachers that have a wealth of experience and understand the needs of teenagers. As an alumnus who has recently graduated with an MBA, I feel that that DBM prepared me for undergraduate and graduate school. My fianc , who is also a DBM graduate, shares my sentiments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2006

Well I am very happy that I am attending this school because I a, exposed to a lot of diversity because, unlike other schools, this school has a lot more variety when it come to the different ethnicities of the students. The cunselors are also very helpuful when it comes to college because they guide each student step-by-step to help them get into college!
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

826

Change from
2012 to 2013

+11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

826

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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.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+11

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
18%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
36%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
41%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
8%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
12%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
26%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
31%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
9%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
45%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
4%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 51% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
13%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
0%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
26%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students34%
Females32%
Males37%
African American17%
Asian33%
Filipino56%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
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 state45%

Algebra II

All Students60%
Females58%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipino61%
Hispanic or Latino52%
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%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
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 state64%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students63%
Females60%
Males65%
African American40%
Asian71%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state66%

Earth Science

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Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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 staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females76%
Males69%
African American56%
Asian67%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students80%
Femalesn/a
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state75%

Geometry

All Students39%
Females29%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
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

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students3%
Females0%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
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 state5%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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

World History

All Students6%
Females5%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
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

Algebra I

All Students17%
Females13%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
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

Algebra II

All Students11%
Females3%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented38%
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
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 state27%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students34%
Females34%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
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 state44%

Chemistry

All Students28%
Females14%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asian53%
Filipino18%
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

Earth Science

All Students95%
Females93%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females63%
Males60%
African American47%
Asian73%
Filipino43%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%

Geometry

All Students55%
Females44%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian38%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state69%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students75%
Females71%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
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 disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate81%
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 state64%

Science

All Students66%
Females60%
Males73%
African American40%
Asian80%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state65%

World History

All Students53%
Females41%
Males66%
African American33%
Asian65%
Filipino29%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate34%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%
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

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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

Algebra II

All Students20%
Females15%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students100%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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 disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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

Chemistry

All Students29%
Females26%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asian63%
Filipino21%
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

Earth Science

All Students69%
Females45%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
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%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate73%
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

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females54%
Males66%
African American18%
Asian65%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Geometry

All Students15%
Females5%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
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

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students50%
Females41%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian59%
Filipino38%
Hispanic or Latino38%
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%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students36%
Females22%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asian40%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
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

U.S. History

All Students68%
Females63%
Males75%
African American64%
Asian71%
Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino66%
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%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state46%

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Females94%
Males95%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American86%
Asian94%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner65%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students98%
Females98%
Males98%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American85%
Asian100%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner94%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 56%
Asian 26%
Black 6%
White 2%
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 76%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 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Cantonese)
French
German
Korean
Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
Tagalog
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Design
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
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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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This school
76%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
76%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
75%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Healthy, respectful relationshipsWhat's this?

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

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This school
81%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
75%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
86%
 

District average

 
81%
 
A safe, clean and orderly environmentWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents, students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a well-kept facility and a safe environment conducive to learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Cleanliness (Employees), School Safety (Employees), Safety (Parents), School Cleanliness (Students), School Safety (Students).

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This school
79%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
79%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
71%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
87%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Strong family engagementWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school engages parents and communicates with families to promote student learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Parent Involvement (Employees), Feeling of Welcome (Parents), School Involvement (Parents), Teacher to Parent Communication (Parents).

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This school
64%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
57%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
71%
 

District average

 
71%
 
Teacher support and opportunities for collaborationWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of employees that agree to strongly agree that this school ensures that teachers work well together, learn from one another, have opportunities for professional development and feel supported by the administration. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Evaluation (Employees), Opportunities for Involvement (Employees), Professional Development (Employees), Resource Allocation (Employees), Teacher Collaboration and Data Use (Employees).

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This school
62%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
62%
 

District average

 
66%
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents30635%
Students94693%
Employees4974%

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Degma Guzman
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (213) 482-0792

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Business
  • Science
  • Technology
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

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  • Yearbook
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  • DMHS is an outstanding, globally minded school that provides students a nurturing and supportive environment with high academic expectations and high achievement. Our primary goal is to ensure every one of our students becomes STELLAR (Scholars, Technologically Savvy, Effective Communicators, Leaders, Life-long Learners, Aware, Responsible) over the course their four years with us. A STELLAR student is not someone who only tests well, but is a person who will positively contribute to the community, who can challenge an argument, who cares about the consequences of an action, who embraces the differences among us, and who has a love of learning. We have a faculty that works tirelessly to improve their professional practice and support student learning as evidenced by our year after year improvement in test scores, graduation rates, and four-year college attendance rates. We are proud to have the highest high school Academic Performance Index (API) in LAUSD’s Local District 4 for three years running, and our score rose to 784 in 2011 – a 28-point increase! We have continued to devote our efforts to developing our robust Magnet career pathways in business, electronic information, and fashion. Students learn 21st Century skills to prepare themselves to enter a workforce that demands effective communication, collaboration, and creativity. We give students the opportunity to experience work-based learning at many of our local Downtown Los Angeles business partners. We currently receive over $200,000 in grant money annually for our three academies, and we have had ongoing professional development for all of our teachers to enrich the interdisciplinary connections necessary for relevant and rigorous learning. We are proud to add engineering as an additional STEM pathway for the 2011-2012 school year, giving our students yet another option in preparing to be both career and college ready when they graduate Downtown Magnets High School. We also have a vibrant advanced placement (AP) and honors program that now includes a ninth grade AP Human Geography option and a wide range of choices throughout a student's four-year stay here. We make an effort to give all of our students the opportunity to take one or more of these courses, and we have shown marked improvement in our pass rates in recent years, including a 96% pass rate on last year's AP United States History test. I invite you to stop by and learn more about the stellar learning experience we offer our students at DMHS. Our school has an incredibly warm and welcoming family culture, and our DMHS parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and grandparents are all an integral part of it. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you would like to learn more.
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1081 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Phone: (213) 481-0371

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