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Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 650 students

 

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2011:
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Posted February 16, 2012

The academics here are terrible. Most of the actual good teachers all left the year before and more are leaving this year. The only good thing here is the drama program and the fact that you can easily take geometry in 9th grade. I am a student and feel as if everyday I am just falling farther and farther behind in acadmics. There are many disruptive and crude children attending this school.


Posted January 18, 2012

I am an 8th grader at Emerson and i absolutely love it! In 6th grade i was a little frightened to start middle school but the moment i stepped foot into the school everyone gave me warm welcomes. i was apart of ESA-emerson sports academy, which provides an amazing program for sports lovers. in 7th grade i decided to join costume design. Our school is the only school in LAUSD that has this class which is pretty amazing. This year i'm in the drama program and i love it!!! we also got a new principal this year and he is absolutly amazing. In 6th grade i met my 2 best friends but they switched school this year but i still had friends i could rely on. i'm going to miss emerson once i start high school


Posted December 29, 2011

Though I was an SAS student at Emerson, I have to admit that the IHP program will really give your child an incredible 2 year boost in math. Some of my friends are already in precalculus in 10th grade because of this phenomenal program. Not to mention the Drama and arts pogram- the best plays you could ever see at a middle school! I will mever regret attending this wonderful school.


Posted November 16, 2011

I have two daughters who have attended Emerson, and both have been extremely happy at the school. The core academics have kept them challenged (they are both in IHP-- the high honors program), they have enjoyed the electives (both sports and drama) but what might be most important is that they have been happy, immersed, comfortable and they have pride in their school. They come home from school every day feeling good, and during the middle school years when kids can be mean and awkward and moody, that is saying a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

I have a 7th grader and 8th grader at Emerson and I couldn t be happier with the education they are receiving. The English teachers use novels to stimulate critical analysis. UCLA scientists come into many of the classrooms each week to conduct labs with the students. The Math Department has classes for students of all abilities including classes that are up to two years ahead of the standard classes for middle school grade levels. The History Department has a number of outstanding teachers who make history fun and interesting. If you are a fan of the performing arts, the Play Production class puts on two amazing plays per year with assistance from the Stage Crew class and Costume Design. All 6th graders participate in Drama, which even includes aerial instruction! In addition to all of this Emerson organizes some great field trips, including a 6th grade winter field trip to Yosemite. Not only is Emerson currently a terrific school, but it now has a new principal with a great vision for its future. His collaborative approach with faculty, students and parents is sure to make Emerson even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2011

We (both parents and student) could not be happier with Emerson. The teachers are fantastic, my daughter has made many lovely and close friends, and the programs that Emerson offers are extraordinary and beyond the programs offered in many other LAUSD middle schools. Among the many unusual and terrific programs are the Yosemite Trip and the Catalina Trip that the amazing Science Teacher takes the 6th graders on, Emerson Sports Academy, a special program for sports-oriented kids, the MESA science and math program which partners with UCLA, and the incredible Drama department that puts on the most sophisticated productions!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2011

I agree that this is an above average school. I sent my son here because of the racially diverse demographics but found a tremendous amount of disparity. Limited Spanish translation services (criminal, considering the backgrounds of many of the parents); and African American boys are unfairly targeted for often minor infractions. One teacher confused our son with another student of color for the ENTIRE SCHOOL year and kept giving him low grades (this is a common occurrence). There are some great teachers here but the school needs to be more culturally aware and sensitive. You *have* to be a pro-active parent at Emerson and not be afraid to confront particular teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

Emerson is an above average public middle school with a diverse population and caring teachers. My child thinks the drama program is the best in Southern California! However the current principal is not as effective as her predecessor, and would benefit from learning how to make sure her excellent staff is appreciated, so that teachers are not taken for granted. Despite this, the school is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

teachers and administration willing to try new ideas to engage students and improve the environmnet for learning
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 6, 2010

They have the most caring and responcible princple,teachers and staff .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

Emerson has so many terrific programs: Emerson Sports Academy, MESA, drama, costume design, four students will now participate in Coca Cola's C5 Challenge until they go to college. Teachers who go the extra mile: 8th graders wrote 10,000 word novels! 6th graders visit Yosemite! And teachers who came back again - they are Emerson alumni and returned to give back! Emerson reflects the diversity of Los Angeles in its population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

The school is small enough where everyone knows your name. The kids and teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Emerson is a great school! My son is part of the Emerson Sports Academy and is loving it! Thanks to all the great staff for 3 great years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

Emerson has a great IHP program, and is doing a fine job educating our son. He's happy and has made many new friends. The school is smaller than other local middle schools, with a great principal and many good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

It is a small middle school, students are encouraged to learn the staff is caring
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

The leadership - Kathy Gonnella - she and the faculty truly care about the academic and personal well being of the students. Even for a large, urban, public school, Kathy and the teachers have been responsive to individual needs of students. Truly gems!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Emerson has a wonderful principal, caring teachers, and a small (by LA standards) but diverse student body. Love the neighborhood too -- safe, clean, and easy to get to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

My daughter is happy at Emerson and enjoys her teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

My daughter is in 6th grade and we are very happy with the school. The principal is wonderful and the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Emerson is a great school. My daughter is very happy there and she loves her wonderful teachers. And the after-school program, Prime Time, is outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
38%
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 86% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
24%
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 50% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
31%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
42%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
19%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students43%
Females47%
Males38%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state39%

Math

All Students40%
Females42%
Males38%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state42%
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 Students85%
Females87%
Males82%
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)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state64%

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Females60%
Males37%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Math

All Students28%
Females29%
Males28%
African American21%
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)46%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state34%
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 Students21%
Females25%
Males16%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented50%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Females50%
Males34%
African American41%
Asian92%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state43%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students21%
Females16%
Males23%
African American15%
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 disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

Geometry

All Students67%
Females67%
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)75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students37%
Females40%
Males34%
African American29%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Science

All Students52%
Females52%
Males52%
African American51%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state46%
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
Hispanic 53%
White 21%
Black 20%
Asian 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/AN/A
English language learners 13%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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This score measures the percent of parents and students that agree to strongly agree that this school sets high academic expectations for its students and expects them to be college-bound. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Future Expectations (Parents), School Quality (Parents), Future Plans (Parents), Opportunities For Learning (Students), Future Plans (Students).

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Parents

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69%
 

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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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59%
 
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
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
95%
 

Students

This school

 
50%
 

Employees

This school

 
64%
 
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
 

Parents

This school

 
64%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents4911%
Students61694%
Employees1425%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dimone Watson
Fax number
  • (310) 474-6517

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Photography
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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1650 Selby Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Phone: (310) 234-3100

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