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Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

Charter | K-6 | 898 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 25, 2014

The teachers are great so far but otherwise this school is not so good. I really have a problem with the pushing I have seen between students. They have the attitude of boys will be boys. They allow the students to push each other down on the pavement with no consequences which I don't understand. There needs to be staff watching and controlling this behavior. I also agree that the office staff is unprofessional and rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2014

I am very disappointed with this charter school. First and foremost there is just too many students and not enough staff. They have the ability to limit the amount of students but still put the cap at 950 students. With the problems they have with controlling the students/violence you would think they would hire more staff to keep an eye out on them. Lets face it, KNOW BODY is watching the students outside on the grounds during lunch, recess, or at morning drop off. I feel scared dropping my children off when they then have to wait in a huge outdoor space with NO supervision and violent acts happening. But they still won't even allow us parents to walk our children to class (which I find very weird, especially with all the child molestation scandals in schools that have gone on is LA lately.) They have a "No Parents On Campus" policy. Being a charter school they have the ability to limit the amount of students if the can not afford to hire more staff but they choose not to because they are just in it for the money. More students, less staff = more money for them. A very sad place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2014

The schools scores improved but that should not be a surprise. The school was not growing anymore. We new our children could do better but at what cost. They took our parent center away and are going to make a lot of money. i pray that they use the money on our kids. they dont allow us into the school anymore. Really bad letting us know what is going on at school. at least old santa m nica used to invite us to the board meetings. I am not a happy parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2014

This school is great...if you like clean bathrooms and kids walking like soldiers on painted lines. However, if you want academic rigor and a culture of high expectations this is definitely not the place for your child. Teachers on this website are boasting about an upcoming computer lab when other schools have a 1:1 laptop ratio. They talk about how high their API score is. There are schools in much more difficult neighborhoods with much more challenging populations like Boyle Heights and Inglewood who can boast API in the 890s or 920s. For a school with such high ADA they are certainly not spending their money on training for teachers or on materials for their students if students are not achieving at higher levels. Other schools offer dance, yoga, meditation, visual arts, after school clubs run by truly dedicated teachers. With so many options, why settle for such a mediocre place?


Posted June 22, 2014

My child attends this school and he has learned so much. The staff they have now is highly qualified and they do a great job in motivating the children. Parents are informed of the changes that are going on in school during monthly meetings and all parents are welcomed to attend. Since Fenton took over the school there has been positive changes and more are on the way, like the new computer labs that they are going to have this next school year. Just like everything, change is not easy and I understand some of the parents' frustrations, but I can see progress being made, like the API scores going up making this school the best in the area. I recommend this school to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2014

My son is going into 4th grade and has attended this school since kindergarten and over the last two years there has been some major differences. When he was in Kinder and first grade he used to never get any homework and I never knew what he was learning. He was in a class that had students from K-2. They sat on the floors and didn't use chairs. But two years ago there were some changes and a new school took over. I was nervous that my son's teacher was new to this school, but starting in 2nd grade and now 3rd grade he began getting homework regulary. When meeting with his teacher and looking at his classroom I knew exactly what he was learning. His teacher was always welcoming and willing to discuss his progress with me. The best part is my son scored advanced in both math and language arts on the CST and the school's overall score went up. The school also had a makeover which makes it look a lot nicer now. It's clean and there are more bathrooms for the kids to use. My son does complain about the lunch but I understand that it's supposed to be healthier. Overall I am very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2014

This school has undergone some major changes, but they've all been for the better. They've increased student scores so that they are the highest achieving school in Hollywood. There are more rules and structure than with the old leadership. I've been very impressed with the quality teachers that are working here. I know some of the parents have been upset with the new changes in dismissal, but I understand it's all for student safety. I can see the improvements both in and outside of the classroom and know my child is being treated well. I would highly recommend this school to anyone I know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2014

Something crazy is going on at this school. Teachers are all leaving. My son got home last night crying because all of the teachers he likes are leaving. He was excited to go to school because the teachers were so good to him. But all these teachers are not coming back next year. No one will give us a reason why. We use to like this school. I use to go here but since Fenton has come here everything is like a robot. My daughters teacher is like that. The fenton teachers are not nice and will only smile if they feel you need to talk to them but they yell at the kids and treat them like soliders or crimnal. They switch from being so mean to pretending like being very nice. I want to take my kids out. there are very little good teachers now. I asked the teachers why they are leaving and they say they just aren't happy here. The school use to be friendly and part of the community but not its like a prison. parent's can't go in the parents center is no behind fences. If i knew this was going to happen I wouldn't have help changed smbccs to fenton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Staff are dedecaded and caring of my sons education. They need to inprove in the time manner they sent out notice. In all its a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

I am very disappointed in smcsc Elementary, but what should I have expected, the school is in a poor neighborhood, in my opinion, there isn't much interest in whether or not these children succeed - I am taking my son out of this school. The LAUSD need to change the admistration no the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2012

I read reviews from parents online, the reviews seem to be really true. Many people report bad experiences, but there seem to be a lot of parents complaining about rude and disrespectful administration staff. Charter school division should to something about this issue The school should be have a new administration for 2012.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2011

The Principal, and office staff special the front desk are not at all professional. Im not recoment this school Unprofessional manners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2011

My experience with Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, has been terrible! I feel sorry for the very few good teachers that still teach there (There are far more bad Apples than good.) I would never recommend this school to any parent. The Principal, and office staff are not at all professional...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

I agree with one of the parents here, about the child disciplinary setting rules at the school. It needs to be improving. There are neglects to directive kids bulling other children in the recreational area and disrespecting teachers inside classroom. to the school directors please take actions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2010

My 5 year old son attended this school in kinder. I regretted ever thinking this school was in any shape adequate for my son. The only reason I put him at SMC is because it was my 2nd option due to the long waiting lists that I was on for way better rated schools. So I guess 2 out of 10 was my best option at the time. To begin with I believe that the curriculum is up to date and they are appropriately being taught what is expected. But in regards to child school manners I dislike how this school neglects to discipline kids that are bullies and trouble makers in the playground and in class. The school directors and principals were less than helpful and at times never reachable. I completely regret putting my son in this school. Dont make the same mistake I made!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

I enrolled my kid to this school during his kinder year. I was happy because his teacher Ms. Putnam care for my kid. Their education level also is the best. My kid came home and reading, spelling. after 5month at this school, my kids show interst in books and writitng. taken by them day by day Ms Putnam is excellent. I would recommend her at this school to anyone in my family or friends thankssssssss.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

As a health care professional who has worked closely with several students in the school, I am impressed by the quality of the teachers, including the special education staff, and the school psychologist


Posted March 22, 2010

I'm a parent of 2 children, my daughter graduated last year and she not only had a great time, but she was challenged by her teachers. She was involved with student council and choir. Because of everyone's hard work and dedication she was offered a scholarship for Middle School. I am greatfull for the attention the teachers give my children. My son is in second grade and he too is being challenged and stimulated everyday. The Best School Ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2010

My daughter absolutely loves this school. Mr. Veals is a wonderful teacher and is very engaged with the kids..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I absolutely love the teachers at this school. They work very hard wand seem to really care for their students. My daughter looks forward to going everyday. Her current teacher, Mr. ibarra, is very nice and hard working,
—Submitted by a parent


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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

808

Change from
2012 to 2013

+65

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 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

808

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

+65

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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)

2 / 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)

3 / 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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
39%

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

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females59%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner49%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students56%
Females54%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Females30%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state46%

Math

All Students69%
Females63%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner59%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate72%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state77%
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 Students62%
Females64%
Males61%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%

Math

All Students76%
Females77%
Males76%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner70%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate72%
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state71%
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 Students55%
Females61%
Males49%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
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 Students79%
Females82%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner69%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate77%
Parent education - high school graduate83%
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

Science

All Students53%
Females51%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
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
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 Students29%
Females30%
Males27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
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 Students45%
Females35%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
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 disability47%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
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
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 12%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/AN/A
English language learners 64%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Italian
Russian
Spanish
Tagalog
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Clubs
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
Clubs
  • Gardening
School leaders can update this 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 829 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
75%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
70%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
79%
 

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
75%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
75%
 

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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This school
67%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
78%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
56%
 

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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This school
70%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
70%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents40551%
Students42488%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • David Riddick
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Fax number
  • (323) 462-4093

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • Student newspaper
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
  • Uniforms
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1022 North Van Ness Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Phone: (323) 469-0971

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