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Ramon C. Cortines School Of Visual And Performing Arts

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Posted August 13, 2014

The school is so lucky to have a new Principal. Kim Bruno is charismatic, smart and represents the school well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2014

My daughter attends this school; she is a freshman in the Theater Academy and seems to be struggling a bit with the extremely high demands from some of the teachers and some disorganization from the school. The high turnover in Principals affects these kids one way or another and most likely the Teachers as well. The fact that these kids do not have any formal sports is very discouraging; they are missing out on the exercise benefit, HS games, and being able to cheer on their friends which is a huge factor in a teen's life. It is a great school and a lot of money was invested in bringing this school to the community, but I think the administration needs to be a little more open to these kids needs at this point in their lives and incorporate sports to their school. I know the majority of these kids are here because this is a career path for them, but they are missing out in the sports camaraderie which should be in every HS teen's life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

This school is a grate school you get to have fun and learn new things every day will meeting new people in the same time.


Posted August 18, 2013

My freshman year here was just great. At first, I was a bit skeptical about this school because I felt I had to fit in but I later realized you can be yourself at this school without being judged so harshly like other schools. Many people accept you as you are. The upperclassmen were really welcoming at times so I didn't feel so uncomfortable, which was a plus. The teachers I had were great! I felt like they actually cared to have a relationship with their students to help them grow academically and personally.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2013

My School is an amazing experience if you are talented whether it's music, art, dance or theater. Great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2013

My stars speak for me, but in the event that this does not suffice, I am more than welcome to provide a more detailed review: The school is COMPLETELY safe! In all my four years of attending this school I have never felt threatened by neither outside nor inside forces. The school and its faculty promote a nurturing, yet challenging atmosphere filled with interdisciplinary interaction. The kids aren't bad either. True, there are some that exude apathy for their school work and craft, but this is a prevalent characteristic everywhere. But if your child is motivated to learn and succeed, then he/she will naturally gravitate to the hard workers and the true artists. The students work very closely with the teachers, forging immensely strong bonds; if you are willing to stay active as a parent, you will surely become easily acquainted with the teachers as well. I still know a lot of fellow graduates who have stayed in close touch with our teachers; we love and respect them. This institution has sent students to ivy league schools, as well as premiere performing arts schools, a testament of its ability to cultivate intelligent artists. As artisans, we are taught to make change.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2013

I'm now an alumni at vapa, and I've been in that amazing school since it first opened. I'm happy to be pat of this school and its students and faculty. Students get along very well at vapa, and are quite helpful to each other or to anyone for that matter. 0 fights and 0 vandalisim inside and near the school. this school is full of diversity of characteristics,culture,and people, but we all put them either to good use or put them aside. Although VAPA can be a crazy school when its school year, its a "controlled chaos" type of crazy and both students ,teacher and parents help each other to have an acomplish year. as a musician to that school i was happy on what my 4 years of singing with the groups at vapa. Showing other school what we got and getting awards,partnerships, and prizes(if we get lucky) on our music tours. i guess te principal change and staff changes can decrease and have a permanent faculty.and all the miscommunication between teachers,office satff,students, and parents. but i guess its all part of the experience for this school. i had a good 4 years, but had to pay lot of trips because we dont get help from the district....
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2013

My son found an educational home at VAPA when he transferred there last year. He went from a school where his talent and unique personality were the focus of bullying (by teachers as well as other students!) to a place where he is accepted, celebrated, befriended and truly encouraged to work to hone his craft (percussion) achieve his dreams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

I am a senior at this school, and I have been here since its opening (9/9/2009). I came to this school completely untrained in visual art. Before, I was the "kind of interested in art because it looks cool and fun, but I'm not really good at it" student. Today, I can confidently tell any student, parent, administrator, or PERSON that this school shaped who I am today, in both character and lifestyle. My teachers are some of the most hard-working, dedicated, and passionate teachers I've ever had the privilege of working with, academically AND artistically. (Even our school librarian and janitors are awesome!) This is a community unlike any other school I've been to (3 elementary , 1 middle); here, you earn what you work for, and we accept and tolerate each other in a respectful manner. I entered this school (honestly) lacking artistic skill, and generally I was just another kid who didn't know what to do with my life--I didn't have a "passion" for anything, and I went to school living day-by-day. Now I look forward to school everyday, and I wish I had more time here (even though I am SO ready for college!!!). If I ever had a kid interested (or not) in the arts, I'd send them HERE!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2012

"This school is the best I've ever been to," says my daughter. My daughter is a Junior now, and she says the teachers are understanding, respectful, and just great. She also says that this is the reason why she wakes up every morning. The students are really nice towards each other, and this school is very civilized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2012

This is our first year at this school, having moved to the area from out of state. After careful consideration of several performing arts schools, we chose this school for several reasons, including commitment to academics and the fact that students don't have to audition to get in. Even though, my son could have been accepted at an school that required audition, the no-audition policy opens the school to all types of students, not just those who had the money for training prior to high school and, thus, gives a more authentic public-school experience. I have been impressed with the academics and the encouragement that my son gets to develop both academically and artistically. In the first semester he has been here, he has thrived and developed as a dancer, student and person. The teaching staff is passionate about teaching and treats the students with respect. There are very few of the problems of other high schools because students are encouraged to be themselves and be accepting of each other. I would recommend this school to anyone who desires to pursue a visual or performing art as a future endeavor, specially if the parents don't want to sacrifice academics in the process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2011

I have two students at this school who have been there since the start. They are in different academies and both notice a decline in the focus on the arts, with a more prevalent militant atmosphere. The principal and administration are mostly self-serving and don't seem to have the best interest of the students in mind at all. They discourage parental involvement and communication is a real problem. The academics are weak. There are some extremely incompetent teachers who should be fired. However, there are some very capable and effective teachers who enhance the learning experience. There is too much turmoil and confusion and very little support. The architecture is lovely, but is an empty shell with very few supplies to really accomplish anything in the arts. The partnership with the arts in LA is weak and discouraged by the administration. Creative expression is not encouraged and there is a pervasive attitude that learning can only occur within a classroom setting; so assemblies and field trips are discouraged. This school is not even close to reaching its full potential!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2011

Im very proud of my daugher shes been there since 9th grade and she promised to behave and have good grades. And she has this is a wonderful school and I thank all teachers and staff for caring for our children!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2011

My son goes to this school and all I can say is that it's the best school he's ever been to. He used to get Fs and Ds and I was really worried about his future but, after attending this school he managed to surprise me by getting a 4.0 GPA. He's really turned his life around and it's because of the excellent principal, staff, and students that helped him. Thank you VAPA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2011

I really don't understand parents who gripe and moan about their precious babies having to go through a 'first come, first served' registration (it's not a lottery), for students living outside the school's boundary. That is the same process for every LAUSD neighborhood school, regardless of its focus, except for magnet campuses. And VAPA is, first and foremost, a neighborhood high school. Do they begrudge the neighborhood such an opportunity? And what a wonderful addition to the neighborhood and to LAUSD this is. There is a very caring, conscientious faculty and staff who, while they do live the Arts, never take their eye off of the core education being offered. It's only year 2, so there have been some growing pains, but overall I'm pleased with the Academic, as well as the Arts education that my daughter is receiving. Far from a 'fail,' I would classify VAPA as a huge LAUSD success in the making.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2011

Exceptional arts education and academic approach that is rigorous and incorporates the arts into its curriculum. The teachers in the arts and academic areas that my son has had in this his first year have been outstanding. This is the first time my son has ever done well in math and science. Both of these classes are rigorous high school classes but he is flying along and bright eyed and learning so much. I have never seen a school with more teachers who are so passionate about teaching and warm and caring of their students. There is also an amazing cameraderie amongst these young student artists which makes for an amazing high school experience. All across the different arts academies friendships are made and collaborations are formed. Never have we felt so at home and connected to a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2011

As a Theater-Major sophomore of this school, this vibrant community of learners and teachers has helped me grow as a person abundantly. Freshman year I was new to the performing arts, and now I am in love with not only theater, but dance, music and visual arts as well. I went to a supposed "great" school for middle school, but this school has helped me to become the best academic student I can be. If it weren't for this school, I would most likely be reluctant about learning and going to college; now I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2010

I went tosee Peter Pan last August and I was very impressed for the performance. My daughter wants to go there but we don't leave in that area and she will be in the lottery no matter how talent she is. My concern is that there is NOT a requirements other than to live in the area to attend a Visual and performing Arts school, which is very odd because hundreds of talents kids can't the attend it because of the district's rules? This is and Arts school, cost $250.000.000 to build it and talents kids don't have the chance to attend it? Again another LAUSD fail. Very sad.
—Submitted by a parent


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737

Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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737

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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42%

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34%

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36%

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78%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 13% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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22%

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Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%

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Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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22%

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 10% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 51% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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46%

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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19%

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16%

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

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67%

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48%

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

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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

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Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduate22%
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Biology/Life Sciences

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Males32%
African American34%
Asian54%
Filipino53%
Hispanic or Latino28%
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White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate56%
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English Language Arts

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Females62%
Males54%
African American59%
Asian72%
Filipino53%
Hispanic or Latino55%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate68%
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Geometry

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Gifted and talented49%
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate17%
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Parent education - declined to state25%

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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

Physics

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

World History

All Students31%
Females35%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
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 state32%
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 Students22%
Females19%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
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 state17%

Algebra II

All Students24%
Females20%
Males33%
African American0%
Asian38%
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)15%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented49%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate44%
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 state20%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students29%
Females32%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
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 state20%

Chemistry

All Students21%
Females18%
Males28%
African American14%
Asian47%
Filipino26%
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented51%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females62%
Males52%
African American65%
Asian80%
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Geometry

All Students16%
Females14%
Males18%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented39%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students26%
Females14%
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 disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
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 state27%

Science

All Students45%
Females46%
Males46%
African American50%
Asian55%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state49%

World History

All Students39%
Females37%
Males43%
African American43%
Asian50%
Filipino55%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%
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 Students17%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
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 disability17%
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

Algebra II

All Students6%
Females6%
Males7%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented9%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate8%
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 state6%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students40%
Females35%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state51%

Chemistry

All Students7%
Females7%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
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 state7%

Earth Science

All Students57%
Females48%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
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 state64%

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females55%
Males44%
African American32%
Asian76%
Filipino47%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state51%

Geometry

All Students9%
Females10%
Males8%
African Americann/a
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 disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
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 state13%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students19%
Females20%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asian33%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented29%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
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 state20%

Physics

All Students66%
Females61%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
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 disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
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 state61%

U.S. History

All Students32%
Females33%
Males32%
African American19%
Asian50%
Filipino21%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented66%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

World History

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
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Females88%
Males79%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American92%
Asian95%
Filipino95%
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Economic Status Unknown94%
Students with disability53%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner23%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students84%
Females84%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American90%
Asian95%
Filipino95%
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknown89%
Students with disability44%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner40%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

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 68%
White 11%
Black 10%
Asian 6%
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 78%N/AN/A
English language learners 9%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School psychologist
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

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Rock band
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • 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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68%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
65%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
71%
 

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
71%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
70%
 

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
76%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
80%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
71%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
78%
 

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
54%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
50%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
58%
 

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
50%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
50%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents48135%
Students139888%
Employees4746%

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
  • Norman Isaacs
Fax number
  • (213) 928-0933

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Rock band
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

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450 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Phone: (213) 217-8759

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