Details overview

Hours 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
School leader Mathew Needleman
District Los Angeles Unified School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code None

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Engineering
Mathematics
Performing arts
Science
Technology
Instructional / curriculum models used Gifted / High performing
Project-based
Standards-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Classes

1
Visual Arts
including: Design
5
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
0
Languages
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Rock band
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Dance
Media arts Video and film production
Visual arts Design
World languages taught None

Support

7
Facilities
including: Garden / Greenhouse
Facilities Auditorium
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Internet access
Library
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Deafness
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school
Hispanic 39%
White 30%
Asian 21%
Black 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school
English learners 18%
Female 46%
Male 54%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 63%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

0
Girls Sports
0
Boys Sports
1
Clubs
including: Technology club
Girls sports None
Boys sports None
Clubs Technology club
Clubs (misc.) Coding
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Volunteer in the classroom
Students typically continue on to these schools Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies
  Thomas Starr King

Awards

Academic award California Distinguished School
Year received 2013
Academic award Apple Distinguished School
Year received 2013

Teachers

9
Staff
including: Behavioral health specialist
Staff Art teacher
Behavioral health specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans shared with other schools
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Inner City Arts
Partner website Http://www.inner-cityarts.org
Partner Enrich LA
Partner website Http://enrichla.org
Partner Melrose Business Improvement District
Partner website Http://www.melroseavela.com

Enrollment

Learn more Http://echoices.lausd.net
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
Application deadline 10/30/2015
# of applications received 400
For the year 2015-2016
# of students accepted 100
For the year 2015-2016

Sources

Student diversity CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Students by group CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014