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Daniel Webster Middle School

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Posted August 5, 2008

I'm going to be a 7th grader at Webster this year. This school brought many challenges to me, but I lived up to them. There are some really talented teachers here who know how to deal with and talk to kids our age. The 6th grade SAS History and L.A. teacher Ms. Strong knows how to teach in a way that makes learning fun and you understand the idea or concept of each lesson. Many other schools like Palms and Paul Revere always talk about how Webster is such a bad school but they ll never really know until they give it a chance. Before I started going here, I heard there was gun shooting and all that other stuff... but that is not true. I'll admit it wasn't always the best school, but our principal Ms. Wallace has changed the school so much to give me a safer environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2008

I am a soon 2 be 8th grader and what i think about dw is that it is the best middle school there could be to me i have me awsome teachers and friends! ms.Wallace is so nice too she trys her best to improve the schools apperance and levels of studies. But how ever i love this school. And i do recommend this to any other young 6th grader and theres lots of cool activites and food but its so cool and if u want an awsome cool funny teacher i recommend mr.Maurico & ms.Huffman they are helpful and they give u advice for anything . Well i love webster its the best thing that has ever happened to me! and for the people how hate on webster u just say it because u dont give it a chance! and dont are misjudging dw but it ur choice...
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2008

When I first visited DW, it was to rule it out as a choice. That quickly changed. I had a gut feeling I was doing the right thing and so far I have not been disappointed and my daughter is excelling in all classes and loves this school. Its beautiful campus and being a smaller school has afforded my daughter to feel important, something not achievable at a bigger school. Kendra Wallace is a Hands-On Principle and we are very fortunate to have great teachers. I will continue to have high expectations, nothing less. It is scary and difficult to know if we are making the right decisions for our kids. But at the end of the day, it is our responsibility to help keep them on track and be involved with the school and its teachers. I have been reading these reviews and I am now happy to post mine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

The student who wrote the review below is obviously talking about the wrong school! I fully agree with the teacher's comments of Feb. 12. A small school (under 1,000 students, half the size or smaller than the other local middle schools), small classes & good teachers are why we chose this school. The administration, led by the amazing Mrs. Wallace, has safety and a sound academic environment for our children as their top priorities. As for books, all students receive a second set of the core subject books to keep at home so they don't have to drag them everyday back and forth. How can someone say we don't have books?! In addition, our library has a very impressive collection. Yes, issues do arise, but that's everywhere, and they're handled quickly and properly. Remember, test scores don't always give a true reflection of a school. Come visit & see for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

That statement is just not true. Webster has small learning communities and all of the class sizes are less than 25 students because they got some money to make it happen. There are sports here and lots of after school arts programs and tutoring and music. We have an SAS program and those of us in it are learning a lot and have challenging assignments. Our teachers work together and know whats going on. Sure there are fights some times - but there are fights at all schools. Every student has a text book, we have computers in every classroom and two computer labs. 8th graders take foreign language classes and there is a colegee program called AVID. Anyone can write comments on here even people who know nothing about our school - you need to visit Webster before you believe what you read.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 13, 2008

This school is the worst school in the district. Student have horrible behavior problems. Fights WEEKLY. Student behave so horribly that teacher have given up and are just babysitters for 6 hours. Not only are the students hostile and rude, the administration is corrupted. The school has very limited supplies and books are very outdated. Too many students are bussed in and do not even care about learning and have very little regard for others and their property. The curriculum is low and the honors program is equivalent to the regular classes at other schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2007

An up and coming school with new, great administration led by an outstanding principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

Daniel Webster is an excellent school. You get out of a school what you put into it. You send your unruly kids here, they will be unruly. If you're a parent who complains and never visits, you will continue to complain. The teachers care, the principal is great, and it is an atmosphere for learning. More extracurricular activities are needed and more parent involvement is needed desperately.Teachers can't fix everything that is wrong with our schools, they can only do their jobs. If you want to complain call the Superintendent and tell him to release some funds!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2007

At first I did not want my child to attend this school. It wouldn't ever be my 1st choice. The only reason why my child attends, is because she would be in all AP classes & there is one teacher that assured me, my child would be ok. The over all school setting when my child entered in 6th grade (2004) was something to be desired, however since they have a new principal who really knows her stuff there have been phenomenal changes. This principal has an open door policy and is very personable with all the parents & staff, and encourages involvement. Besides the couple of excellent teachers (that still care about the kids education & aren't just collecting a check)you know who you are! Ms. Wallace is the best thing that has happened to Webster in a long time. Keep up the good work & stay focused!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

This school is horrible. I'm not continuing my learning there, prefer her to go else where for school. This school has a lot of bad teachers. It is not a good learning enviroment.There are a few great teachers there though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2006

My child is a soon-to-be 7th grader. She loves this school and does not mind taking the city bus to get there from about 7 miles away. Webster provides her with opportunities that the schools around our neighborhood will not provide. She currently has a 3.6 gpa and looks forward for the new school year. I thank all the teachers for guiding her in the right direction. It's seems that things haven't changed much since I attended Webster.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2006

This is a poor school due to the environment. The behavior is a problem and the staff is not very good at communication or getting back to you when there are problems with the students. It has not been a good experience for my child. Webster has been a disappointment due to the staff not being involved with the children and their needs. Teachers don't make the effort to get with the parents and the parents that do make the effort don't get a response from the teachers. There is lack of control on the teachers part with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

As a former student, PTSA member and parent of a 6th grader, I admire the effort of the staff. I'm distressed by the fact 80 % of students are bused in. The kids are great, but the resources involved are a major burden to the LAUSD, environment and most importantly to the kids. Kids often need an hour or more, each way to get to Webster. No wonder the system is gasping for funds, we are gasping for air, and the kids are exhausted and under perform. Forget the politically correct, bring back community based schooling. Kids will respect their neighborhoods, be more focused and parents can make it to school, meet the teachers and get involved. Who will profit from these adjustments, we all will-but mostly the kids. One more point, forget the no kids left behind concept, sounds good but I want my kid to graduate, not culminate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

I think there is no other school like Danie Webster. The students are bussed 2hrs a day to and from school. There is bell to bell instruction 8 periods a day. 1300 students are feed, taught, counseled, encouraged, challenged, and loved with no sense of appreciation from the public or parents...teachers there do it because they feel a mission, a calling. Our student no one else 'wants' because of socio economic status or race. Come and visit the school, talk to the teaches, go into the many classrooms striving to achieve...then make your judgement. Would you give some time to the school as a volunteer?...if not then don't judge, hipocrates will not enter into the favor of children's hearts.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 20, 2005

Its a good school. It has a grate honors pragram.They also have a good music program for students interested in playing an instument or interested in singing. The school dosent have much parent involment it should have a lot more.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 30, 2005

The level of computers is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2005

This is a poor school academically as well as it's appearance. There are never enough supplies for the kids, and there's too much red tape to try to help the school. I tried to donate a case of paper so the kids would have copies for homework. For some reason, that wasn't allowed. I don't get it. There are also too many unruly kids in this school. They pick fights and have no regard for anyone else or items belonging to anyone. I couldn't write enough in this little box to express my disappointment in this school. If you have a choice to send your child somewhere else, please do it at whatever cost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

Webster is a school that is transitioning. The teachers they've hired in recent years are fantastic, the school climate is getting better, and the API scores are going up. Most of all, the teachers really care about the kids. There needs to be more electives because the extra curricular activities just are not enough. I have to say that after speaking to a teacher about this, she said that there is no money for electives and that most of the extra activities at lunch are teachers putting in their own time, for free because they believe in the students. That tells me a lot about the school. I am glad my daughter is going there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

The quality of academic programs are not challenging enough for the students that are not in advanced classes. The availability of any extracurricular activities are almost non existent. The level of parent involvement is very low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2004

This is by far the worst school in the district. Other activites are seldom provided, the safety level is dangerously low. When filing a complaint about another student, it never gets taken care of in a professional manner. The teachers never are willing to help whenever a student has a problem with the class, at school or at home. They are hostile and very rude. Do NOT let your child go to this school. The API scores speak for themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


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

This school's
API score

713

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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 did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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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 did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

713

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

-13

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)

4 / 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 60% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
12%
English Language Arts

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
13%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
16%
English Language Arts

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
31%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
10%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
43%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
41%
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%
Females46%
Males35%
African American32%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

Math

All Students30%
Females34%
Males26%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%
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 Students87%
Femalesn/a
Males85%
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 disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
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 state91%

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Females51%
Males35%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%

Math

All Students23%
Females30%
Males16%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%
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 Students58%
Females56%
Males60%
African American48%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state61%

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Females48%
Males32%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students21%
Females25%
Males17%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state23%

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
Non-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 Students41%
Females38%
Males44%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

Science

All Students56%
Females54%
Males57%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state57%
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 67%
Black 21%
White 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Asian 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/AN/A
English language learners 19%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify 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 863 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
64%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
67%
 

Students

This school

 
62%
 
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
62%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
62%
 
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
65%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
79%
 

Students

This school

 
45%
 

Employees

This school

 
71%
 
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%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents24451%
Students60593%
Employees1419%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Liam Joyce
Fax number
  • (310) 477-0146

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

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11330 West Graham Place
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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