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Mark Twain Middle School

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Posted May 14, 2013

We came here because we wanted to give OUR neighborhood school a chance, and have been very disappointed. The principle does nothing, my daughter had her pants pulled down by some male student, the principle was informed by me personally, and he could care LESS. told me oh that's not something I deal with!!!! you need to talk to such and such and walked away!!!!! I was floored, then left the campus in tears. I'm still not sure what to do other then run out of that school as soon as possible, and find a better school. Thanks Dr, Patton
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

Mark Twain is an amazing school. Small, quaint, wonderful staff, administration and caring involved parents. Contrary to all the rumors, there have been no issues at this school, it is completely safe and the kids are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

Outstanding leadership by Principal Rex Patton is making Mark Twain a competitive West Side Middle School. Still too much drama from those who prefer adult interests before kids first.


Posted October 3, 2010

i wanna go to this school but i think it's too late to sign up for getting bused there.


Posted September 27, 2010

Excellent that is all one has to say about this school. Small school with great atmosphere for learning. Who ever thinks he has to send there kids to overcrowded schools for the necessary fluff, rather than education keep doing so. The better for us the parents that like to have a great school in the neighborhood without the fluff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2010

What a wonderful little school lost in the LAUSD web! This is a hidden gem! The teachers are caring and very accessible, the staff is very knowledgeable and helpfull. The new academic program for this school year promises a great success. The students are friendly & helpful with each others. I am a very satisfied MT parent. My kids are safe and are learning and are happy, what more can a parent ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

Mark Twain students are such wonderful young people. They are kind to one another and care about their community. They are excited about learning, hard working, creative, and so bright. They are our future leaders, and it is a joy to teach them and watch them learn and grow!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2009

This is my tenth year teaching at Mark Twain M.S. and I have never been more proud. I am fortunate to have colleagues that truly dedicate themselves to their students. We have students who are being prepared to face the real world and being taught how to leave their mark. As I stand at my classroom door and watch the children walk by, I see aspiring teachers, lawyers, musicians, dancers, actors- an array of bright futures ahead. At a time when the faith in the public school system is at question, I must commend the commitment of the educators at Mark Twain. I feel honored to be part of this community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

A dedicated staff, beautiful campus and wonderfully diverse students who can dance, sing, play music, create beautiful art, run marathons and still have the energy to give it their all in class!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

Mark Twain is a fantastic middle school. The leadership, staff, kids and parents are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Mark Twain MS because multiple generations of students come back to serve their school and community. They were and are the students with heart and soul! I choose Mark Twain!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Mark Twain is an improving school with many great programs for students. The teaching staff is dedicated to promoting access, equity, opportunity, and empowerment for ALL students. I choose Mark Twain!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 11, 2009

I to am a student in 6th grade and I believe one of the reasons it has changed is because of the arts academy that helps keep up our grades. Mr.Theile and Mr.Fernandez have worked very hard in order to improve this school and I applaud them. They have given there time and devotion to help this school. I am glad I did not go to Palms. This school has I lot of positive energy and spirit
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2009

My son is finishing up 6th grade here @ Mark Twain, overall he did good. I too was a parent that thought Mark Twain was this horrible school filled with kids that were in gangs, that is not the case at all. It was either paying close to $500.00 for monthly tuition @ a catholic school or send him here where the education is just about the same or even better. After doing my own investigation I decided to take a chance on my neighborhood school. I would say that I made the right decision for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

I have been very impressed with the school this year. I have a sixth grader. The school has really turned around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

Many criticize Mark Twain but don't actually do anything to try and make it better. I, too, was one of those who criticized until I realized that if I truly wanted change to occur, I would have to roll up my sleeves and start giving extra. The new principal has openly welcomed everyone to the campus and will listen to all ideas that can improve the quality of education. Parents are scurrying around the campus, volunteering and signing up for workshops. Community neighbors are involved in beautification projects. The seeds of change have been planted and it is exciting to see the new growth!


Posted March 9, 2009

I was a student at Mark Twain Middle School almost four years ago, and I found it to be an amazing school where the parents are involved, the students are involved and ther teachers are all involved. Because of the education I recieved at Mark Twain, I was put into an Honors biology class in the 9th grade, AP biology in the 10th, AP chemistry and AP US history in 11th grade, and am now in my final year taking AP government. I found Mark Twain to be an inspiring middle school and believe that if there were more parents who would take the time to try to help the school instead of complaining, their children would have an even better education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2009

The LAUSD would do itself and tens of thousands of children a favor if it would close all its middle schools and return the elementary schools to K-8s. The schools are too big and underfunded to help navigate children through the developmental and cognitive changes they are undergoing from 11-13/14. Mark Twain is a little smaller but fails miserably. As the former President of my child's elementary school PTA, I have not been invited to be active at the school. In fact, everything about the administration sends the message to parents to stay away. The parent/teacher conference consisted of my autistic 6th grader evaluating himself! What a joke. Stay away!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

I hate all those pessimist parents who just look at the bad things in our school and don't realize all the positive things happening in it. I've attended this school for 2 years and through all of that I have had the best middle school experience ever. The teachers are willing to keep they're students going and prepare them for High School and a lot of parents are getting more and more involved. Although last year a lot of 8th graders didn't culminate, I'm sure that this year we will all do our best to make this school proud.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2008

Our a.p.i scores have gone up 45 points! So I know we have been doing a great job! There is more parent involvement and the commitment of the teachers have always been top notch. They are motivated and they do not just pass students, they work the students to reach their highest potential.
—Submitted by a teacher


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This school's
API score

715

Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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API score

715

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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.
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2012 to 2013

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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)

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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 60% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
83%
English Language Arts

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
16%
English Language Arts

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
6%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
66%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
35%
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 Students41%
Females40%
Males41%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%

Math

All Students54%
Females57%
Males51%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state51%
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 Students68%
Females73%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
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%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students34%
Females39%
Males28%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state28%

Math

All Students34%
Females36%
Males30%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state23%
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 Students18%
Females19%
Males19%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented42%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state15%

English Language Arts

All Students33%
Females37%
Males30%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students5%
Females0%
Males7%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
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

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students42%
Females40%
Males44%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

Science

All Students41%
Females37%
Males43%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%
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 77%
Black 14%
White 6%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/AN/A
English language learners 17%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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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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66%
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District average
72%
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This school

 
72%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
60%
 

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
66%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
59%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
72%
 

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
66%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
83%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
45%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
71%
 

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
64%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
64%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
65%
 

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
57%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
57%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents8618%
Students56180%
Employees4759%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Rex Patton
Fax number
  • (310) 398-1627

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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2224 Walgrove Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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