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Kentwood Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 325 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted March 25, 2014

Kentwood I couldn't be more happy with everyone in this school love the staff, teachers and students. Keep up the great work with our students thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

I think Mrs. Pennicooke is an excellent leader. When I come on campus it feels warm and inviting. My son in in Mrs. Williamson class and she is an absolute gem! I am so happy that LAUSD has schools that are really working hard to increase student achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My daughter is new to this school and is currently attending the Pre-K program. I have heard nothing but positive feedback from the returning parents and am excited that my daughter is able to join a school with such a tight knit community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

We will have been there for 3 years after our daughter completes 2nd grade and her learning experience at Kentwood Elementary has been GREAT. The parent involvement at this school is extraordinary, and is the difference maker. There are monthly PTO meetings, fundraisers, and a host of other ways parents are involved. The enrollment is fairly small (about 375 children) but represents a diverse ethnic makeup. Our principal, Miss Jean Pennicooke makes an effort to go above and beyond her duties to ensure that the campus is a safe and friendly environment. The faculty is great, and the children are being educated to achieve beyond just "test scores". There are 2 great after school programs and lots of extra curricular activities for the kids to get involved in. So far, our educational experience for our daughter has been great, and we are confident it will continue. We could continue sing praises for Kentwood Elementary, but it's easier to show than to speak about. Go to: www.kentwoodes.org and check out the video on the school website (produced by parents at the school). Enjoy!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2013

I have been blessed to have my son at Kentwood for the past 2 years. I am very sad that this is his last year. The school has a wonderful family atmosphere. Everyone is involved; parents, teachers and community. The office staff goes above and beyond. They know all the children by name as well as most of the parents. They always greet me with a smile and are never too busy to adress my needs. The school my son attended previously the office staff acted like I was a bother and they never looked up from their desks. The parents take a real ownership in the school. I highly recommend Kentwood to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2012

All of our three children attended this school and with each child the school got better- we were disappointed in the administration who favored one group of students over others. Unlike a parent comment below- they did teach to the high end kids -- two of my kids were gifted and the teachers challenged them with work and the after school gifted program. The biggest assets this school has is its caring and devoted teachers- that is what makes this school great, they need to get rid of the phony principal if they want to continue to attact students. This school has an API rating in the high 800's just as good if not better then El Segundo schools not sure why parents are flocking there-- when you have a school in your own backyard meeting the educational needs of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2012

This school shows what involved parents, good teachers and solid admininistration can do for students. It is a great environment for students. The overwhelming majority of teachers are fully committed to student learning. As my son gets ready to graduate or promote or whatever they call completing fifth grade, I could not think of a better place for him to have gone to school for the past six years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2012

Love it here! Have a kindergartener and a second grader and they are doing great at Kentwood. Great group of families and lots of teacher and staff support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2011

Kentwood was a disappointment. Cons: The cirriculum was uninspiring and my child was bored. No differentiated instruction for the high or the low. Lack of parent communication. Open House was held in the morning and the teacher taught like it was a typical school day. Basically, the school phoned it in. Lots of behavior issues in the classroom. The teaching staff is a hit or miss. Pros: There is a small group of dedicated parents trying to improve the school. The principal was swift to take action with any serious issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2011

I have a whole new appreciation for Kentwood after leaving and attending a new charter school here in Westchester. After 2 months in a school that did absolutely nothing to educate my children we ran back to Kentwood as quick as we could. Jean Pennicooke is an outstanding principal. She goes above and beyond the call of duty and is a gift to Kentwood. The Vice Principal, Chris Ferreira, is a gem and it is a shame that we have to share her with two other schools. The teachers at Kentwood are loving and nurturing and truly care about their students. It is rare to find such an outstanding group of teachers in the midst of LAUSD's budget crisis. Kentwood is about to suffer more cuts for the 2011 school year unless the "Governor's Revenue Extension Proposal" makes it to the June ballot. I am confident that even though we may lose more funding that Kentwood will continue its high level of academics and the children will continue to thrive. My only negative comment is that there are some very gossipy, mean spirited parents at this school which make it hard for newcomers and other parents to feel comfortable and get involved. To those people I say....mind your own business and get a life!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

We are lucky parents of two children who have our kids attending Kentwood ES. Our third and oldest was honored by state senator last year thanks to the hard working and dedicated Kentwood staff. Starting from the principle Ms. Pennicooke, Mrs. Romine, Mr. Liebowitz, Mrs. Kim, Mrs. Mc broom and more, are all astonishing trustworthy professionals. Both of our kids have flourished and the teachers have been great partners in acting like parents, in teaching and raising them. We have effective PTO at Kentwood and parents are involved voluntarily with no obligations. There are many extracurricular activities. This school is getting incredibly better each year for the last six years despite the school budget cuts. Scores are shooting high in this distinguished elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2010

Pt2 The school is in a nice area, parents are nice. Some parents didn't see what was going on unless they were there. Most parents receive irritating phones calls at work for minor things that can be dealt with or avoided by staff on the yard. To go to the extreme as principal has done rudely with me and I remained calm, I just complained to Dist #3. I suggest asking around LAUSD about her for reference. You'll be surprised if you get the right people in the Dist #3 area. As stated by a staff on the yard and teacher the 1st grade class my child was in had many issues brushed off by principal for certain kids for what reason I don't know. Maybe I didn't donate $, the way I dressed or "USE TO" lived out of Dist. But, I WAS AN INVOLVED SINGLE MALE PARENT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2010

Kentwood is not what it used to be. I have had three children to attend this school within the last fifteen years. It appears that Kentwood is loosing its multicultural environment. Years ago there were children of different ethnicities. Now you can see the environment or the multiculture climate declinining starting with the primary grades. As the children approach fourth and fifth grades you an see that there is less minorities. What is this about? This is not the Kentwood I've known and loved actually over fifteen years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2010

Kentwood also had a practice of passing out "been caught being good" tickets to children that were seen "being good". They gave 10 extra tickets to children whose parents attended a PTO meeting. They also had an ice cream party planned for children whose parents signed up to be volunteers while other children were to be excluded. When I brought to the attention of the vice principal and president how it is not appropriate to use children as pawns and discriminate against children that don't have good parents or single parents that are busy, I was removed from the yahoo group. Shame on Kentwood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2010

I was once a full supporter of Kentwood; however; after this years experience with Kentwood it has been a HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!! I Thank God, this is my child's last year as they have shown to be void of care and common sense when it comes to children. I would not recommend Kentwood to any new coming parents and feel sorry for those that are still impressed by Kentwood as I once was until they showed how Arrogrant and Ignorant they are when it comes to the children and their needs. After my nightmare I recommend people stay clear from KENTWOOD if you want a constructive education and healthy enviroment for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

I have a kinder at Kentwood this year and I have been really impressed by her experience. I was skeptical of public school at first, but her teacher won us over. She is learning alot and being exposed to computer lab, visual art, music, dance, theater, and science. I also love the enrichment options after school and the STAR program. It's a small, intimate school where you feel like your child matters.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

Shared experiences have the most impact, so I will share one of the many I've had that show Kentwood's heart. Recently, as I was dropping my son off from school, he was having a little separation anxiety returning from the break. You parents out there know how gut-wrenching that can be. Principal Pennicooke must have heard his cries and within seconds, she was at his side, making him laugh, then saying to him that she needed to speak w/me. She put her arm around me, assured me that she would go back and check on him and I left feeling much better. No sooner did I walk into my front door than Principal Pennicooke called me to let me know that my son was just fine, happy again to be back with his classmates. That's the kind of principal every school should have! Ivey Steinberg
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

I need to set the record straight regarding the opportunities our students have for an enriched curriculum and about the support we get from our PTO. We have a full menu of classes through the district arts program. Every class participates in a rotation of visual art, drama and dance, as well as music classes throughout the year. Grades 4 and 5 also have instrumental music. This year we participated in the visiting artists program through The Music Center, and an additional grade 4 & 5 theatre program. Our PTO funds field trips, Mad Science, 5th grade science camp, a science aide, and classroom supplies. Both gifted and special education students presented multi-media projects at InfoTech. We have many after-school enrichment activities and the highest API in the neighborhood. LMU provides tutors and professional development. I certainly never heard of a petition to fire the principal who's brought us so far!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 8, 2010

Kentwood is a great school. As with anyting in life, you get out of Kentwood what you put into it. If you are looking for a place to drop off your kids and have no interaction with teachers other than reading a report card, Kentwood isn t for you. If however you are looking for an environment that will encourage and sometime demand that you be involved in your child's education, your child can thrive here. It is a small public school that has a high level of parent and staff involvement. There is good and bad here as with any school, but the good far outweighs the bad. Kentwood is as close as a public school could be to the private school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2010

My son went to kindergarten at Kentwood and my family loved it. He now attends a local magnet school,but I have fond memories of Kentwood. If there was a petition going around to fire the principal I never saw it. I volunteered in the classroom quite often,by the way.The parents are cliquey and in no way make new parents feel welcomed,but my son was happy and that was most important.Overall,our experience at Kentwood was great and if my son had been unhappy at his new school I would have sent him back in a heartbeat. .
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

892

Change from
2012 to 2013

+14

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

892

What is the API?
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

+14

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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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.
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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78%

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61%

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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83%

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74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students87%
Females88%
Males85%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
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)45%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students87%
Females88%
Males85%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
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)64%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Females63%
Males48%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females72%
Males86%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females79%
Males71%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females79%
Males79%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
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)55%
Parent education - college graduate83%
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

All Students79%
Females80%
Males77%
African American67%
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)95%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females80%
Males73%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students79%
Females83%
Males76%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 37% 7%
White 27% 27%
Hispanic 26% 51%
Asian 8% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Experience Survey asks parents, students and employees about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, engaging, safe, and collaborative. Learn more

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

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Based on 345 responses

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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
74%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
68%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
81%
 

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

 
80%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
82%
 

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
82%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
98%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
70%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
79%
 

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
73%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
68%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
79%
 

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
67%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
67%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents13544%
Students16897%
Employees42100%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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8401 Emerson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 670-8977

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