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Mount Washington Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 316 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 6 ratings

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Posted November 27, 2012

I sent two children to Mt. Washington Elementary School. One went on to graduate from Harvard, the other graduated from UCSB and received a master's degree from the University of Antwerp (she resides there and learned the language). I have one grandchild who graduated from Mt. Washington and is now, at 14 in a special program for gifted and high achievers at CSULA. And...I have a granddaughter currently attending. I should be obvious what I think of the school. It has a lot going for it. Its small size, its unique hilltop location and parents that have always, more or less, run the school. We are so lucky to live in an area with such great public education available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2012

I've been a parent to one student for a couple of years now, my son has been at Mt Washington since kindergarten. He's currently in the 5th grade. I now have two attending as my daughter is beginning kindergarten. The Principal and teachers I've encountered are incredible. With the leadership of Mrs. V's, the Principal at Mt. Washington, Ive noticed an extremely high standard of excellence set throughout the entire school and all the faculty members. Mrs. V has been at Mt. Washington a couple of years now and it's good to know that the school's leadership is far superior to that of many other LAUSD schools well in to the future. Lastly, the school's location is one of tranquility. It's nestled on a mountain overlooking all of Los Angeles in a very upscale neighboring community. There is ZERO violence...ZERO! How many other LAUSD schools can say that, and with confidence.. Great School, Great Environment (you literally forget you are in Los Angeles). Need I say more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2012

Principal Valentino is a visionary and a gifted leader. She gives of herself heart and soul, works tirelessly and is dedicated to making Mt. Washington the very best it can be. The location is serene and lovely and the parent body is invested and hardworking. It really feels like a close-knit community. In the face of audacious budget cuts and economic crisis we continue to work together to solve problems and to keep moving forward always keeping what is best for the students at the forefront of our decisions. One of the ways this is done is in the form of surveys administered to parents and students to assess their priorities as to where what little money we have should be spent. Everyone has a voice! Mt. Washington is a gem and deserving of it's recent California Distinguished School award. We feel so fortunate to be a part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

I have been a parent of two children who have attended this wonderful school for the past eight years. There have been some bumpy points with changeover, however, I believe this school is in its prime right now. We have just received a distinguished school award, have a top notch principle who replaced the non-working principle, wonderful teachers & staff and a group of parents who work VERY hard at making up funding with the lack of allocations from the district. I don't think you could find a stronger community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

I was a student (k-6). I have always looked back and know how great my school was. Teachers knew all kids and everyone looked after the kids. In looking at schools for my son, this is the school I compare all elementary schools against. I wish I could send my son here!


Posted September 5, 2011

I have truly enjoyed this school. It has taught me everything that I know today and it truly is a great learning enviroment since it is so small and quiet. I think this school is a great way for kids to learn and meet kids even though they are still in a peaceful enviroment.


Posted June 23, 2011

We now have a new principal as of 2010/12 year. She is fantastic, supportive and gets done what she promises. We could not ask for more. Parents at our school are very involved. And despite budget cuts, we have raised enough dollars to support our extra curricular programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

I took a tour of this school and it is wonderful. The new principal seems fantastic, the school grounds are dreamy and the children were happy and engaged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

There has been a huge turnaround and improvement in administration and satisfaction with this school. Recent math night and up-coming literacy night, value-based assemblies, and school spirit contests (name your mascot, slogan) for the children are examples of how this school is on the verge of becoming something great. The children are the focus now, and rightly so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

I recently graduated from Cal Poly Pomona. I believe that intensive early education is extremely important for kids. Especially for the type of kid I was (shy and lacked self confidence). I went to Mount Washington and as an alum of my small elementary school, I can say that it was a truly unique learning environment. Small is always a better and Mt. Washington elementary was almost like a private school. Very involved staff and most importantly involved PARENTS. I'm not sure of how things have changed but they have added a great new recreation center and I hope it continues to grow.


Posted October 26, 2010

Mt. Washington is the rare public school, both devoted to rigorous academic standards and deeply appreciative of the arts. Not only have our students earned one of the highest API scores in the district, they clearly support intelligence and creativity in each other. On this campus, the smart, artistic, confident kids rule! The teachers my children have had have gone way out of their way to make sure their students have a rich, happy, dazzling experience. Nine field trips in one year -- amazing. And now that we've replaced our old dispassionate leadership with a seasoned visionary principal, we are flying. I think Mt. Washington breeds a culture of excellence, innovation and fun. We feel incredibly lucky to be part of this super group of human beings!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

I love Mount Washington Elementary School because teachers and parents work hard together to improve the education of our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2010

Unfortunately District Director is moving current Principal to Monte Vista Elementary. Although it brings relief to parents of this school it doesnt make the bigger community better by transferring her to another school in the same Northeast community. Our children deserve better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2010

We chose to live on the hill for the great views but mostly so our kids could attend Mt. Washington ES. If you read the reviews prior to latest principle you would have too. The current principle is unresponsive to parents, and resistant to parent involvement. Complete failure of leadership and favoritism are a common theme when discussing current principle. We are questioning our participation in next years fund raising. Our money might be better put to use for private tutors. However, teachers are amazing resulting in high academic standards that prepare students for college bound dreams. We love this school. Failed leadership. Caring teachers. STRONG community support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2010

Our children love Mt. Washington and the teachers and parents are caring , passionate and dedicated. Our parents and community are so passionate about education that they raised $75K to help defray budget cuts for the upcoming school year. Although many feel our principal takes our efforts for granted. Families are tired of waiting to see her passion and leadership and are leaving. The fact that the back door of her office connects to the parent room where the FT volunteers hang out ensures easy access to the principal for these parents. An experienced principle would be careful not to give impression of favoritism. Greeting parents and students in the morning or afternoon and inviting parents for a monthly coffee to discuss issues and concerns would go a long way. If our parents filled out a performance evaluation our principal would fail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

If your child is assigned a good teacher at this school, it's great. If not, you're sunk. There is a great deal of favoritism towards the more active parents/families so if you are working and don't have time to hang around in the mornings, talk up the administrators, and get the inside track on placing your child in the good classes, it will be a disheartening experience. It is a small school, so there isn't much choice if you aren't happy with your child's teacher. You can't expect a good teaching assignment every year, but when it looked like our child would have 2-3 years with the weaker teachers, we left. Unfortunately there is a new principal at this school, who is unresponsive to parents (doesn't even return phone calls!). We know other families who have left.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

brilliant community of parents, teachers and students alike. dedication top-notch. arts and academics super strong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

What a wonderful community! So many people care about this school and are so involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Amazing community of parents, extremely talented and caring teachers, working together to give our neighborhood children an excellent public school education in the face of horrific budgetary challenges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

My children went here for 8 years. Many good, experienced teachers have left. There have been 3 principals. Bullying goes on year after year. Parents are less committed than before.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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

This school's
API score

907

Change from
2012 to 2013

-1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

907

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

-1

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 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.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
100%

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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students84%
Females86%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
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)82%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state73%

Math

All Students90%
Females86%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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)91%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state80%
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 Students58%
Females65%
Males52%
African Americann/a
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)78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
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)36%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females80%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
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 Students88%
Females90%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females75%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
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 Students93%
Females96%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state94%

Math

All Students86%
Females92%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state94%

Science

All Students79%
Females75%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state83%
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 Students88%
Females86%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females64%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
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)n/a
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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
Hispanic 38% 51%
White 36% 27%
Asian 17% 11%
Black 9% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 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 22%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.

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 222 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
72%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
72%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
72%
 

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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78%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
78%
 

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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83%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
98%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
68%
 

District average

 
58%
 
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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70%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
70%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents10431%
Students11872%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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3981 San Rafael Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90065
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