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Palms Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1598 students

 

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2011:
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Posted September 27, 2007

This is our childs first year at Palms. Its been great so far and we love the culture on campus! Fantastic School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2007

Palms Middle School has a outstanding Special Day program. My son is in the 6th grade, and he has transitioned well. The teachers are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2007

My son to that school.Its a great school


Posted August 20, 2007

Palms Middle School is a great place for kids to learn and just have fun. I'm in 8th grade here, and I never want to leave Palms!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2007

Great School! SO many programs! wonderful! just wonderful! PAC(preffered activity class) and drama class is wonderful! just wonderful!


Posted August 1, 2007

My child attends Palms Middle School and the last 2 years she has received instruction from really good teachers. The good teachers are organized, supportive and strive to make the children understand what they teach in an effective way. They make sure we (the parents) are informed of our child's progress (good or bad), so that we have an opportunity to help before things get worse. Then there are a couple of not-so-good teachers who devote class time to those students who excel, embarass those who don't quite 'get it' and never return calls to a concerned parent whose child is struggling with a particular subject. It is unfortunate that these kind of teachers have the power to negatively influence your child's academic outcome. Perhaps offering incentives to those good teachers (they are the students' favorites) will influence the not-so-good ones (disliked by students and parents) to do a better job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

i used to go to Palms Middle School form six grade to the seventh grade..its an excellent school..they teach the kids excellent behavior and there are just woderful teachers at palms. The best teacher was Ms. Garret. She tought seventh grage history , i used to hate history and after i have her as my histery teacher, i fell in love with acient history.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2007

Palms is much better than most public schools all & all. I'm a 7th grader and so far it's been okay. I don't recommend a parents forcing their child to do here though because the student themselves has to have a motivation for learning if their going to succeed. Although councilors might talking to kids who are failing horribly, not much time is spent to try and help or encourage students who visibbly are not trying to get anything done. If parents want to talk to techers they can schedule a conference, but it's up to them to talk to their child about any issues he/she may have. Palms does not offer a wide variety of extracirricucular activities, or any after school programs We don't spend much time discussing topics and have to demonstrate our knowledge in other ways like creative projects.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2007

I have been very happy with Palms and will miss it when my child culminates this June. The only shortfalls at this school are caused by the District. The leadership at Palms is exceptional and makes the school the success that it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

My daughter has just started in the 6th grade magnet program. She has had major anxiety, which has been a serious issue. I am thrilled that her teachers and the principal has worked to help us work together on this. Her teachers for the major subjects are fantastic! There is quite a lot of homework, but it complements the class work and is not redundant. The teachers are engaging, kind and present classes in an enthusiastic manner. Academics are high, but are complimented by other elective programs. My daughter is learning a wind instrument, and despite her anxiety, is happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

My son is in his third year at Palms. I was really impressed with the transitional program Palms provided for incoming 6th graders. However, some of the teachers are very dismissive and show little concern when a student is struggling academically. I phoned one teacher 3x and received no return phone call. I also did not receive proper notice from this teacher of my son's academic struggles so that I could have dealt with this problem accordingly. His teachers this year for fall 2006 seem to be more organized and provided a syllabus which makes it easier for the parents to keep up with assignments due. Great counselors, nice principal, wonderful music program and a decent school. However, my younger son will be attending another middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2006

This is my first year at Palms and I love it! Very diverse environment, and a great learning environment! Love the teachers, especially Dr. Rockwell, Mr. Clair, and Mr. Kaplan.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2006

this is my daughter 2nd year at Palms. She will be in the 8h grade this fall 2006. I feel the school should inform parent's prior to your child's report card if they are in need of help. I do not feel the communication between the teachers and counselors with the parents is adequent. So I sometimes wonder if it is adequent when the students need their help. I do feel the school is very diverse and there are fair less problems compared to alot of other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2006

My daughter has attened PMS since 6th grade, she will be graduating from 8th grade next week. I have been rather pleased with her teachers. Her English teacher is strick but I really like her. She teacher the class as if they are already in high school. From what I see the parent involvment is alright.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

The teacher/student ratio is too high. There is no room for any individual attention or help. There is very little supervision it seems. The environment is a difficult one to learn in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2006

Palms is a great school. My daughter goes there and I'm very happy w/ it. Very demanding teachers but the results are visible. Has a great orchestra with dedicated teacher. Very talented and competitive students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2006

Very mixed demographic, more than pleased with the teachers. Excellent music program. Very good with transitioning elementary kids to middle school program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2006

Very good school. Excellent teachers and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2006

The Gifted Magnet Program attracts diverse students from different backgrounds and areas. Despite occasional use of metal detectors, in general there is generally a tranquil, close-knit feeling at the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 6, 2006

I had two children go through Palms, the most recent one culminated June 05. The school prepared them well but I will agree with many prior comments that teaching is uneven. It is important to understand that Palms has been administratively challenged for a number of years and this has affected teacher morale. The school used to be better than it is and I think it is in danger. There's more than one way to meet the so-called achievement gap and one of them is to decimate what was once an exccellent middle school...that way, it doesn't appear as good compared to some of the other LAUSD poorly performing schools. Magnet is a gigted/high ability program and better at what it does than many other magnets are at what they do. This school needs attention from the District before it erodes completely.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

878

Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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This school's
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878

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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

-3

Change from 2012 to 2013
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9 / 10

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

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

447 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

447 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
English Language Arts

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

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
English Language Arts

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

562 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
37%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

568 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

559 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students77%
Females80%
Males74%
African American77%
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state81%

Math

All Students71%
Females71%
Males73%
African American69%
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state75%
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 Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African American100%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate100%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state100%

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females83%
Males75%
African American75%
Asian88%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state76%

Math

All Students59%
Females59%
Males58%
African American52%
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state58%
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 Students74%
Females77%
Males71%
African American73%
Asian95%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state78%

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females74%
Males65%
African American64%
Asian88%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state77%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students26%
Females25%
Males26%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented46%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

Geometry

All Students96%
Females96%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
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 state95%

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students67%
Females65%
Males70%
African American61%
Asian89%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state73%

Science

All Students75%
Females74%
Males76%
African American69%
Asian91%
Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state81%
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 41%
Black 27%
White 16%
Asian 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/AN/A
English language learners 6%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)
Assistant principal(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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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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63%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
66%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
59%
 

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
77%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
65%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
90%
 

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
67%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
82%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
52%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
67%
 

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
62%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
54%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
70%
 

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
59%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
59%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents15114%
Students148894%
Employees3531%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Derek Moriuchi
Fax number
  • (310) 559-0397

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
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10860 Woodbine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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Phone: (310) 253-7600

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