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Valley View Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 254 students

 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 12 ratings
2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 14 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted today

We have a child in kindergarten at Valley View. We could not be more thrilled. The school has a wonderful, small town feel. The families are so friendly and welcoming. My child has an amazing teacher with only 14 children in her class. She is so incredibly happy every day when I pick her up. She says "I love kindergarten!". I am so so happy to have found this wonderful community of involved parents and devoted teachers. It's a blessing to find a public school which feels like a small private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014

This school has a personal touch and accessible size that is rare in LAUSD. The principal may not be the best salesperson when talking to adults, but she knows the kids by name and takes the time to chat with them! We love that the school doesn't 'teach to the test', and instead focuses on well-rounded subjects, including the arts. Also appreciate that the teachers really know the children's strengths and weaknesses. My child got appropriate challenge work last year to keep him engaged, and is reading several years above his grade level. My child gets up early in the morning without a fuss to go here. That pretty much says it all..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014

Valley View is an exceptional public school, with fantastic amenities and an inspiring sense of collective purpose. It is one of the smallest (if not THE smallest) student bodies in LAUSD, but the faculty and the savvy PTA manage to bring horizon-broadening academic and enrichment opportunities to the kids all year long. The campus itself is picturesque, tucked into the beautiful Hollywood Hills, and every year the students, parents and staff come together to paint a beautiful mural in the parking area. There is a great computer lab, a wonderful library with a devoted librarian on staff, a comprehensive arts program, PE, and even a spelling bee. My daughter loves going to school every day, and I love being a citizen of this wonderfully supportive academic community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014

Valley View is an amazing little school. We had an opportunity to attend several well known private schools and ultimately decided on Valley View because of the size of the school, outstanding teachers and parental involvement. It is great to be able to walk my daughter into her kindergarten classroom and converse with all the other (by the way, cool) parents each day. You will not find better kindergarten teachers anywhere. Our daughter absolutely loves going to school, is excited about learning and has made great friends. We feel so fortunate to be a part of this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Valley View is the cutest little school. We have two daughters going here, one in 2nd grade and one in 5th grade. We simply love this school, we have our own garden where the children plant their own vegetables, the teachers are more then fantastic and for us everything is about the teachers. I really recommend Valley View Elementary!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Monday, August 18, 2014

This is our second year at Valley View and we couldn't be happier. The size of the school is a rare find in LAUSD or any other nearby district. Because of this there is a complete sense of community. Everyone supports each other and there is a real familiarity with the teachers and administration. Children are constantly engaged and challenged to be curious and learn all aspects of what they are studying. The garden and art programs are a treat as are all the after school opportunities. School spirit is fantastic and the PTA makes fundraising FUN for everyone. We are very lucky to have found Valley View and the wonderful teachers and families that also attend this prize of a school along with us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2014

Great gem of a school!! Great teachers as well as students!! Amazing parents that are very involved! Two thumbs up!


Posted August 15, 2014

Hidden Gem! Amazing teachers, wonderful active PTA and supportive parents. My child has thrived here as well as his friends. Small enough so that no student gets lost. The teachers are very hands on and academically challenging to meet each student where they are. The kids have access to the library all the time which most schools don't offer in the public system. It's also one of the few public schools that still does fields trips for the kids! This is a wonderful place! They have edible and butterfly gardens and good after school programs like Drama Maniacs and a Music Program. Highly recommend
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2014

This amazing little school is fantastic! My daughter started in Kindergarten and had the BEST teacher ever...she has thrived in reading and math and has a great group of friends! The school is small so everyone knows everyone. The teachers are readily available to us as well and the PTA is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

This has been my first year at Valley View and I just love it. The families and teachers have been warm and welcoming, the kids in my daughter's class are just lovely. I joined the PTA right at the start and the whole experience has been very positive. I feel I get a voice at the school. I also volunteered to be a room parent which has given me a chance to know my daughter's teacher better and the other parents. My child loves her teacher, loves her friends and even loves the principal! This was not my local school - I went out of my way to get my child into it and very happy I did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

Dear greatschools.org please stop block my posts. Everyone should be able to say about this school what he experienced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2014

Haha... I think I know who posted the "run for your lives" review. It's funny how people who can't adapt to change just skedaddle. The changes that have happened at Valley View over the past couple of years have been wonderful for the kids and the school. As far as the grades past 3rd- a couple of teachers have retired in the past 2 years, and every new teacher that the principal has brought in has been amazing. So Valley View continues to get even better. As a parent, I can say my kids love it here and are flourishing. I am also impressed with the kids at this school- after 2 years of different camps and being exposed to kids from all over the city, I can say that there are a lot of rude spoiled brats and mean girls out there. My kids had to deal with a lot of these at different camps. Thankfuly, they have expereienced very little of this at Valley View, and in this day in age, that's saying a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

Valley View Elementary is not just a school, it is a community, it is an involved network of students, teachers, parents and volunteers. The schools commitment to improving on a daily basis is supported by an incredible PTA group. The students not only want to attend school, it is hard to get them to leave at the end of the day. I thoroughly enjoy the network of parents and the enthusiasm shown by all involved. The school needs to speed up repairs to the play equipment but honestly there is nothing I could complain about when I have two incredibly happy children in Kindergarten and 2nd Grade. You would be lucky to be a part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

Valley view is a gem!! A small shining school with wonderful staff, kids and parents. Truly happy and blessed to belong there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

This is my second year here at Valley View and I could not be happier. The parents here are incredibly caring, involved and motivated. The PTA raises an amazing amount of money considering the student body size (which happens to be a giant perk!). There are free after school music programs, field trips, a library, a computer lab, an art teacher and other amazing perks. The campus is small, cute and friendly, belying the fact that it's a public school in the middle of Hollywood. Valley View feels like a home away from home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2013

I wrote a positive review 2 days ago about this school and said that the bullying issue had 3 sides to it and that I was very happy with the school as a new parent. The next day there was yet ANOTHER negative review insinuating that my review was a "false positive written by administration". When I tried to post another review defending my post, my ORIGINAL positive review disappeared so I guess you can't post more than one using the same email. So I would like to say that no, I am not admin. I am a concerned parent, just like everyone. But I do believe bullying starts at home and if we don't take responsibility for our kids', how can anyone else? If a parent won't acknowledge their kid is a bully, no amount of interference from admin will stop it, short of expulsion. I fear my child could become a victim or a bully because of a medical issue but I'm not going to bury my head in the sand and have always taken responsibility for her behavior. I think there is a one person smear campaign going on because every positive is followed by basically the same negative review. It's easy to skirt the system and I reported it. My original review was positive and I wish it was still there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2013

Contrary to the speculative accusations of the last reviewer, most positive reviews have been posted by parents who sincerely like this school, like me. Yes, there have been bullying issues that finally seem to be improving. What is false is calling it a dominant culture in this school. My daughter has never been bullied and none of her friends have been bullied- when I asked her friends' parents about it, they all said they weren't even aware there was a bullying issue. This is not to say there isn't bullying and behavioral problems- there are, like many schools, and I truly hope they continue to improve. But it is far from being the dominant culture of Valley View. That reviewer wants to believe it is the dominant culture so they can get a mob of people behind them agreeing with them. My experience is very different- I observe a genuine comradery between many of the kids at school. I see kids helping each other and standing up for their friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2013

This review is based on experience. Grades 1 - 3 AMAZING !!! Grades 4 - 5 RUN FOR YOUR LIVES (or for your kid's education)!!!!!! Principal is passive and prefers to busy herself with administrative tasks rather than address real issues. My child had amazing, nurturing teachers in grades 1-3, however it is as if he/she fell off of a cliff afterwards. Teacher quality rating reflects the drastic lack of all-overall teacher quality which ultimately leaves a child severely lacking in the upper grade foundation necessary to succeed in middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2013

My son is in 2nd grade and started here in 1st grade. He's had a much better time here than at his previous school. There is a small school/s,small town feel here as others have described. The student body is fairly diverse and most importantly the teachers seem to know every kid by name and that is just cool! Small behavior issues with my son were dealt with in a very professional and considerate way and the boy is now even on the "advanced" track after a few hiccups on the playground. Kudos to Valley View and their staff. Just as competent if not superior to any private school out there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

This school just finished the Dancing Classrooms program. We went to th competiton and they won silver. more important than that was that there was this program available. it taught manners, respect and drive to do our best. What a great opportunity for the kids there. great school
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

822

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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822

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6 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students74%
Females80%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
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 graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students62%
Females50%
Males74%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
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 graduate64%
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 Students67%
Females75%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
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)79%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students84%
Females95%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduate82%
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 Students80%
Females90%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students58%
Females65%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
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
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 Students54%
Femalesn/a
Males50%
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)58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students52%
Femalesn/a
Males58%
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)73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
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

Science

All Students39%
Femalesn/a
Males35%
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)50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
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
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 Students60%
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students60%
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
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
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
White 56%
Hispanic 30%
Black 8%
Asian 4%
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 32%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

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
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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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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
59%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
53%
 

Students

This school

 
65%
 
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
65%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
65%
 
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
 

Parents

This school

 
71%
 

Students

This school

 
59%
 

Employees

This school

 
70%
 
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
61%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
61%
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents4923%
Students11092%
Employees1248%

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
  • Susan Kim
Fax number
  • (323) 851-6185

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Library
  • Performance stage
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
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Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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6921 Woodrow Wilson Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
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