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Marina Del Rey Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 823 students

 

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Posted Friday, August 15, 2014

my son came here in mid 7th grade and found the marine science program which he is now thriving in 8th grade Honors!! I give a lot of credit to the marine science teachers who implement walking field trips to the beach, Ballona Wetlands, ocean safety day (fun!!) learning about oceanography, science/marine mammals while students are actively relating to one another. Also, I feel the Principal is ACTIVELY engaged with the students, I have seen them come up to her and hug her like a mother! This year I have walked into the school and found her readily available at the counter in the office. She informed me that Marina just recently received NEW computers!! This is a big plus!! Last year my son came into the school that had some academic issues, but this year was placed in all Honors classes as his teachers can see he is capable of the work as long as he is stimulated! Thanks to the teachers working with me, my son is now doing well socially, emotionally and academically! This year he will learn robotics (underwater!) and a marine science field trip to Catalina!! Came home ecstatic about his new teachers Mr. George, Mr. DeVault! So far, Marina has done a great job with my student!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2013

My daughter attends the Performing Arts program and loves it. She LOVES her music class and is doing exceptionally well academically. The school is not perfect but what school is. As long as my daughter is happy and engaged and her grades are good I can't say anything bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2013

Just like any other school it has problems but overall the school is great with the new principal you can already see the difference. The music teacher is good just not with middle school students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2013

My school is Marina Del Rey performing arts magnet. We love our school and the school community. My daughter has done some amazing things since she started school here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2013

My son went through all 3 years here and my daughter is now in 7th grade. We love it. It is a dynamic, diverse middle school which my kids feel (felt) an important part of. Some of the students are very serious performers but my kids chose the performing arts magnet because it made school fun. They learned how to be relied on as part of a group in performances. My son was surprised at how much he learned in dance. Coach Farris is an LAUSD treasure. The school needs more support as the energetic new principal and tireless lead teachers are doing more with less--as most public schools are--every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2013

I really like this school for a few reasons. I have two children here, one in marine science, the other in performing arts. Teachers have been great about communicating. The dance performance night really showed how dedicated the children & teachers are. It was a fabulous! My daughter is always showing off something new she learned in dance class. My son has taken many field trips learning about Marine Science & community. The Current principal has made a difference already in the few months she s been there. As with any school children are children, and they will test the limits. Speaking from personal experience, the Dean is on his job, keep calling but they re on it this year - calling parents, getting involved, expelling bullies,& notifying us of almost everything. I love it. My children are bussed the school has been very supportive. Open your pockets school board! We almost lost great teachers w/ the cuts. Both of my kids love the school. Everywhere issues. It has nothing to do with life status or where you live but rather what is your value system and the direction in which ones moral compass points & what our kids are taught @ home by word & example. It takes a village!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2013

This school get money for the children in the magnet program and most of the children in the magnet program are treated unfair by teachers and their Coordinator. They need these children to keep their numbers up in the school, but they really don't won't these children at MDR, that are being bused in. Some of the teachers have no classroom management skills but ready to speak about one male teacher when they class is just as much out control as his. Parents please do your research before putting your child here. My opinion it is worst for boys. Not a fair school for all children.


Posted August 14, 2013

I think the previous review was an extremist point of view. This is a decent school, with some really great teachers and some satisfactory teachers. The problem is that the principal who was there from 2011-13 was terrible with discipline & the dean position was vacated in 2012. There is a new start at principal and they have a really solid dean for 2013-14. He won't allow nonsense to go on. Kids tend to get away with what they are allowed to do. This group can and probably be better managed this year... As far as campus cleanliness goes, the plant staff works their rears off, the campus is beautiful & the location is awesome.


Posted April 26, 2013

We visited over a dozen middle schools all over the south bay and my daughter chose to comute over 30 miles each way to attend this school. While I cannot say it is perfect, she has benefited tremendously from the program they offer. Now in her second year, we moved to be closer since my son has now chosen to follow his sister to pursue similar interests. Many of the teachers are absolutely outstanding, especially the magnet coordinator, who must also teach due to budget cuts. The dance instruction is unparalleled. Parents are very involved on campus and provide a nurturing environment. A criticism might be that they do not tend to expell students when they maybe should, they really try to work with them and help them make better choices. You know the saying, "a few bad apples". The same goes for some teachers, just a few bad apples, but all in all, we are very happy with our experience there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

We decided (parent and student) to enroll in the marina performing arts magnet program and so far we are satisfied with the school. Teachers are great, staff in the offices needs improvement, administration just ok . We do like how vocal and involved the parents are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2012

If your child is an advanced dancer, this is the school for you. Otherwise stay away. There are no performing arts at this school other than dance. At back to school night the drama teacher/magnet coordinator told parents, "We're really not going to do anything this year in terms of a production." The inept choir/orchestra teacher has been replaced by an orchestra only teacher and the theater tech teacher has been relocated, All of their students were sent to drama, making it overcrowded with kids who don't want to be there. Even when the tech and voice teachers were there, they couldn't manage to stage a production. My child has been assaulted, bullied and stolen from by the other students and belittled by adults in front of classmates. There is a strong anti-white sentiment among students. In 2+ years, only 2 adults have done anything about the racial epithets being hurled - and one them was a sub! There's no positive support for kids doing the right thing, only damage control and even that is sadly lacking. There are fights weekly, if not daily. There is no parent group, just a lot of squabbling among them. I guess we know where the kids get it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2012

If you are considering to enroll your child in any of the schools ran out of Marina del Rey Middle School...DO NOT! This is one of the worst schools that LAUSD has to offer. The teachers are bullies and do not teach. With the exception of a few teachers, that are great, you will suffer with the many that are not prepared. This school was more than a disappointment, it has ruined my childs positivity and drive. It has put a dark cloud on the relationship I have with my child and we will not be going back to this terrible school. I have nothing good to say about the school. AND the school does not inform you of events and is completely unorganized. 100% a failure....your child will suffer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2011

This school is the worst school in mankind. The classes are very over filled and they dont give one on one attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2011

Marina del Rey Middle School is a great school! Those are words from my 8th grader, which I fully support. Three years ago we moved from out of state to California and my daughter started at Marina del Rey Middle School. During her time spent at this school, she has had many wonderful opportunities. In 6th grade she joined the first Marine Science Academy class where she has had studies at the beach, trips to the aquarium, Sea World, and Catalina. Last year, she joined the Marina del Rey competitive cheer team and they won a national championship for the third year. The teachers and administration look out for the children and want to help them succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2011

This school is the best kept secret in the neighborhood! At half the size of most middle schools, it feels like a community school. As a new parent, I was blown away at the quality of the homework assignments, the attention my child received and the support our family receives from the administration, teachers and other families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

I am so pleasantly surprised at what a great school Marina del Rey Middle School has become. The teachers are enthusiastic. The diverse student population seems happy and polite. The whole school has been renovated, including fresh paint, new bathrooms and lockers and a great new weight room including a rock climbing wall. There are honors classes for those who excel and a free one-on-one tutoring program for those who need help. While the outside of the school looks like your typical LAUSD bungalow style school, the courtyard is lush and green.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2010

I can say the staff definetly needs a lot of work on their manners especially in the main office. Parents are always complaining how they are treated. The Principal listens and wants whats best for the students and tries to make everyone happy. The VP is very understanding too. She brightens up and softens up the office. Its a great mixture. The school is better then all the years I can remember. The teachers are wonderful and the staff at Marina are very helpful. Since they have a new Parent Ctr the school is turning out pretty good. You need to help the parents first so they can help their child. The Parent Ctr is beautiful and coming along.


Posted April 3, 2009

I am a new parent at MDR and am very sadden at the lack of support the school is getting form parents. Yes, the school could use more leadership from administration and more involvement from parents but by no means is it a poor school. I see potential and appreciate the support many teachers and faculty at the school are trying to provide. If we parents chose to put in the work needed to make our neighborhood school s more successful, the programs and our children would be more successful. If parents continually pull their children from schools that could benefit from their care and attention we will lose many of our good teachers and leave those unable to move to a charter or private school in dispair. The key is to foster the goodness and rally against the bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

Not enough leadership around the school.. and who is the principal?? Also they push on the uniform too much even though the Los Angeles school district does not require uniforms. It's optional. (Some parents and I are getting together and filing a complaint with the school board) My child's math class has over 35 kids in the class.. you would think the area of concentration would be some thing like that......not the uniforms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2008

what do you mean clean. it is a trashy school. i thought in the first place they would paint the lockers and the walls. very dirty!
—Submitted by a parent


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Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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743

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English Language Arts

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
English Language Arts

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
28%
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

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
23%
English Language Arts

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
35%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
15%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students52%
Females66%
Males35%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state41%

Math

All Students41%
Females43%
Males39%
African American41%
Asiann/a
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)54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state30%
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 Students45%
Females53%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students47%
Females52%
Males38%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state34%

Math

All Students27%
Females29%
Males26%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%
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 Students32%
Females37%
Males24%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females58%
Males29%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students18%
Females15%
Males19%
African American3%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state16%

Geometry

All Students48%
Females50%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
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 state47%

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students41%
Females45%
Males36%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

Science

All Students66%
Females68%
Males62%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state67%
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 54%
Black 37%
White 5%
Asian 2%
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 82%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

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Experience Survey asks parents, students and employees about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, engaging, safe, and collaborative. Learn more

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

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

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Based on 693 responses

This school provides ... 1

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
56%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
57%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
55%
 

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
46%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
49%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
43%
 

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
56%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
77%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
36%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
54%
 

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
52%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
53%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
52%
 

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
37%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
37%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents8616%
Students57477%
Employees3341%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Lorraine Machado
Fax number
  • (310) 821-3248

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(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
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cycling
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cycling

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

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12500 Braddock Dr
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