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Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 650 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 22, 2010

This school has helped my nephew in all his subjects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Both my daughters are happy there, they have made many friends. The principal is a wonderful lady and educator who listens to all parents, teachers and students and there are many wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Safe and sound and small and sincere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

It's become a real neighborhood school again, while still retaining the diversity and intimacy that set it apart from other options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Great school! Wonderful teachers, super principal and fantastic after school program - they really care about each individual student
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Because my kid is super happy. The IHP teachers are wonderful and it is part of our community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

I love Emerson because my son is so happy there. I also love it because the principal is the best in the west and is always there to talk to or get information from. The parents and teachers are the best!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Ralph Waldo Emerson is situated a a very good community...It's a school where you can really find out who you are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

A very safe school with a terrific, motivated principal and some great teachers. Unfortunatly, some teachers are unfit to be teaching and have an unacceptable attitude toward students (one in particular is a bully who scares students and constantly yells at them). As in many public schools, accessive homework load chips away at a positive shcool experience. Sadly, It's a futile effort to try to change that as the teachers do not seem to get the distructive effects of such needless overload and parents (who almost all agree with this statement) who are concerned with the teachers possible retaliation against their children (a very valid concern with some teachers in this school), prefer to stay quiet and bite the bullet..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2009

I am an eighth grader at Emerson Middle School, and going to this school has been a wonderful experience for me. If you really want to learn at a high level, Emerson will be great for you. The teachers are great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

Teachers are awesome and principal is dynamic and school-changing!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

serious about growth of students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

our school has a lot of parent involvment so the kids like to come to school and get involved aswell. We have a great principle that cares about the school & the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

I am a parent of current Emerson student. I want to say that Emerson is a very good school. Unfortunately current economic crisis is affecting Emerson - it looks like the Music program will be canceled in Fall 2009. I am posting following information to all interested Emerson alumni: If you want to see the last 2009 Spring Music Concert please visit Emerson Auditorium on 6/4/2009, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. and join the legend - Mr. Lanni with the Marching Panthers Orchestra plus alumni. It will be most probably the last Marching Panthers Orchestra performance. I am sure Emerson will be different without Marching Panthers Orchestra. I am also sure Emerson still be great place to study and to have fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

I am parent of a current eigth grader and I am so happy we selected Emerson. My son came from Fairburn and we also heard all the nasty rumors about the school which turned out to be untrue. He has received an excellent education; he is still scoring off the charts in both math and english thanks to the rigors of the IHP curriculm and the nourturing teachers. In addition, he as grown into a well rounded person having taken drama with Mr. Weiss and through other electives. And most importantly, the friendships he developed at Fairburn have continued through middle school and will continue beyond. A few days ago he mentioned he was graduating with very fond memories of his middle school experience and will look back with much happiness. To me, those words meant plenty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

Thank goodness that in my oldest daughter's fifth grade year, several of her friends decided early on Emerson. It has been a treasure. I am so grateful we didn't buy into the unkind rumors that were being spread by the 'private school' parents who were trying to justify their choice to pay for an education likely not as good or diverse as what they could have had for free at Emerson. Starting with 'Howdy Days' (a 3-day orientation for 6th graders, where they learn its ins and outs), the school was extremely welcoming. The SAS/IHP teachers are dedicated, caring indivduals. Our daughter was challenged to think by Ms. Cruz, encouraged to explore by Mr. Joseph, motivated to push her limits by Ms. Senior, and shown that learning can be fun by Ms. Cook. 7th and 8th have been great too, culminating with Mr. Weiss and drama. Great staff (thanks Mr. Cota)!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

I am going to second that statement of an earlier review, this school is awesome. It's small enough that the principal knows every student and cares too. The teachers are professional and really impart so much knowledge into these kids. Emerson Middle School is the best kept secret on the Westside. They have a great Academic program, a fantastic Performing Arts program and a wonderful after school program. It's a safe small campus and would recommend it highly. I have had kids at this school now for 4 years and I see a great influx of great kids and great parents rolling up their sleeves to make this school even better. MJ
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2008

It's an awesome school who deserves a visit before judging and also some involvement on the great programs and opportunities for bright kids
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2008

In response to Sept 5th review - yes there is only one teacher per subject, because there is only one IHP class! For those who don't know - IHP is the individual honors program which is the highest academic level that your child can access through the LAUSD. There are only 2 LAUSD schools which offer IHP - Emerson(Westside) and Walter Reed(Valley). If you live this side of the hill, consider Emerson. My children are very happy there - the new principal is outstanding, there are great teachers and good teachers. Almost 1/3 of the incoming 6th graders are from Warner, Fairburn and Westwood Charter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

I think this school is okay. Im in IHP and in sixth grade. There are two problems. They dont put uniform restrictions like they said in the uniform rules. They olny have 1 teacher for IHP per subject. the school needs updating. I give it a 6 1/2 out of ten.
—Submitted by a student


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728

Change from
2012 to 2013

-37

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


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728

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2012 to 2013

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4 / 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.
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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%
Not 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%
Not 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
Not 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%
Not 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%
Not 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%
Not 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%
Not 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%
Not 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
Not 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%
Not 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%
Not 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

Teacher resources

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Computer specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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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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
63%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
69%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
57%
 

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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59%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
59%
 

District average

 
74%
 
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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70%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
95%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
50%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
64%
 

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

 
64%
 

District average

 
66%
 

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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