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Orville Wright Engineering And Design Magnet

Public | 6-8 | 786 students

 

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Posted June 24, 2014

My son just finished his first year at wright middle as a 6th grader. He finished with straight A's! His teachers were very good with keeping me informed with my son's progress and also where he needed to work more. The staff was always helpful whenever I had questions. I am very pleased with the school and my son enjoyed his first year and wants to return for 7th.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2014

For the parent who made the last comment: Very ignorant comment on your part and check your spelling. Our child has been extremely successful for the last three years and scored a perfect score in math last year on the CST. You cannot earn that without being taught well and your child staying focused. Our child has great grades and behavior marks and has been excepted to several private high schools, passing the examination at a high percentile. Our child has never been bullied and gets along with all diverse learners. When we have been notified of excessing talking, as a family, we do not place blame on the school or other students. We teach our child to take responsibility for negative actions and to fix the situation. Mrs. Wantz and the staff work hard to improve not only the academics within the school but to provide positive incentives for those students who earn them and work with those students who need assistance. Parents need to be involved in their child's education and behavior. Placing blame on a school does not solve any issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

this school has to much drama h oriole teachers and it has not money for flied trips this school is buuuuffff (bummmmy)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2013

This is my sons first and LAST year at this school. The bullying and fighting is out of control, and the staff gives off a very bad attitude as if they're only there for a check. There are no challenging programs, and two of my sons teachers are still training because they have never taught at a middle school before. There is no support for the children, and it seems as though they allow just any child to attend. My son excelled all throughout elementary and has come to the 6th grade at OWMS and started failing. One of his teachers couldn't even explain how she grades her students. Don't bring your child here unless you want them to fail and be bullied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

I'm sorry but it seems to me that the PARENTS of the rotten eggs should be interviewed & screened then DENIED the opportunity to bring their kids here. The Staff....well it's a revolving door of some (not all) careless paycheck seekers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

HORRIBLE school! This is my daughters first & last year here, I have seen a dramatic change in her since starting this school. I'm so sad she had to go here & thats ONLY because it's our home school and no other magnet's had openings. She did get in the honor magnet classes but is not challenging and the bullying & fights are out of control!!! My daughters says there's a fight every day, she even mentioned a girl said she was going to kill herself because of being bullied. It's sad this school is even operating and next yr will be a full magnet. Keep your child away from this school if you care about their future!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

I understand that new leadership has its issues but come on. There's a kid threatening to harm himself and others here and the school is doing nothing. The first threat was back in December, another in February, another in March, and from what my son is saying....pretty much everyday. He's obviously trying to get help. What does it take from you guys to take this kid seriously? My son will definitely NOT be attending next year! I may even pull him out early for his own safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

OWMS has had its ups and downs over the past years. Some want to attribute this to the change in leadership, teachers, budget, and students. It is all very true. When the interim principal was present, OWMS began to get its "light" back and staff was working together and a lot happier. Now, that it's under new administration from a former principal that was here before, things are back to the way they were prior to the interim...a mess. There is little to no staff support and everyone looks and feels terrible. With such a small population of students, there seems to be a high number of dysfunctional ones, and it's not because some are permitted students as stated below. It is because of the lack of support from parents, and the lack of "doing" from the principal. Additionally, the school lacks "a sense of belonging". Where is the beauty? Where is the pride? Where is the enrichment? There's more to a school than flight and a garden. Our students are extremely talented, but need some motivation to get them going. Teachers need some motivation to keep us sane, and healthy. I'm not sure that a full blown magnet will get the job done, but I can only be hopeful.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 27, 2013

My son is in his second year at Orville Wright. There are some good teachers and because the new students that enrolled is less, the 6th graders had no choice, but to be put in the Magnet area. The bulling is a problem, which is really sad. I'm hoping that the principal does the job that we pay him to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

My daughter attended Orville Wright for all of her Middle School years. She excelled with all the wonderful teachers here and was told continually during her high school parent conferences, whoever taught the group of students who were from OW did a great job as her current teachers are able to move at a faster pace. My son is currently in 7th grade and has been challenged by all ciriculum at the school. He has been doing a lot of projects (individual & group) which have given him an excellent chance to learn from each one. We looked at other middle schools, but loved the diversity of the students at the school, magnet coordinator, & magnet teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2012

Orville Wright is in a sorry state. They continue to lose students and it is hard to see how they are going to keep it open for more than another year. They only give lip service to their anti-bullying campaign. My son was punched in the face by another boy in the classroom and he did not strike back. Although the teacher sent out the other boy, he was returned to the class by an administrator about 10 minutes later. The administrator said "He said he was sorry and he will act right." A few minutes later this same bully cursed at my kid and throw a pencil at him. The kid was sent out only to come back a few minutes later. This boy should have been suspended or at least kept in the office on the first offense. The only time they clean the campus is when they are trying to recruit parents to send their kids. In October they held such an event and now the campus is back to being dirty. I am saddened by the situation and am joining the parents who have pulled out their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2012

This school is horrible. Apparently, the principal has told the teachers on the first meeting of the semester that he was glad that he was demoted from the District Office, so now he can "coast" and doesn't have to work hard. He certainly does not work hard and sees this job as little more than a paycheck. This school gets a new principal every year, so this guy probably knows this and doesn't care what happens. If you have read many of the previous reviews, you will see that they all mention that there is a lot of bullying at this school, even the positive reviews are forced to mention this problem. The bullying is very out of control and little is done about it. The noise levels in the classrooms tend to be very high and it is difficult to see how any learning can take place. When I saw how all the classes my son was in were so out of control, I pulled him out that day. If you care about your child, don't send them to this school! If you don't care, go ahead and put them in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2012

This school has lost about 1/2 it's students in the last year because it is being poorly run. Often, the principal is gone for the day before the students are dismissed and sometimes leaves as early as noon. When the school had to displace teachers because of low enrollment, they sent away the best teachers and kept the weak teachers who have no classroom control. Bullying is out of control on the campus and there are many fights that occur on the campus daily. The campus is often littered with trash. Parents have been changing over to other middle schools in the area: Mark Twain, Audubon, Marina Del Rey. All of these schools are easily better than Orville Wright.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2012

My grandsons first semester at Orville Wright. I'll just have to wait and see how it goes.


Posted September 30, 2012

Orville Wright Middle/Magnet is a school that can withstand many challenges and succeed. With new, permanent leadership in place many changes are already shining through. CST scores show an improvement in all areas, safety has been improved and the teachers continue to put their best foot forward even in challenging environments. More parent involvement would be a plus. Students need to understand that an education is the key to success, not being disruptive and disrespectful both of themselves and others. Assemblies are being held to address bullying along with the "no tolerance" policy in the District. Classes are above the norm due to student enrollment being low. Parents, why pay for education when you have an excellent school right in your neighborhood. Charter schools stress that they provide better yet the charters in this area have parents enrolling in Orville after attending the charters since August 2012. No school is perfect but at Orville we are very close. Parents need to come and visit, meet the new administration and the teachers. I'm sure you will like what you see. My daughter attended for 3 yrs. She appreciates the strong foundation they provided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2012

I currently have an 8th grade son in the aerospace magnet and a 7th grade daughter in the community school. My son has learned how to fly a plane in this program. On March 12, 2012 he flew a Cesna C-172A for free with classmates and the young eagles program. My son has high functioning autism and struggles socially but the teachers and staff all listen kindly and patiently to him. Middle school is a struggle for anyone. I love that my kids walk to school. My daughter has made some lovely friends and has assisted in planting and harvesting in the school garden. Last year they took a field trip to the Santa Monica Farmers market. And her class published a community garden cook book. At the last honor roll assembly there were over 300 kids. I feel like my kids are getting a well rounded experience. I just wish everyone that lived in our community would go here, but there are so many choices that the kids end up all over. The teachers so far have been so nice too. Let's face it middle school kids are not easy so I give them respect for doing what they do on a budget.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2012

My child recently finished a second year at Orville Wright, all I can say is this school is absolutely the worst. Most of the students there are all from out of the area on LAUSD's choices program. The office staff is rude, they lack the ability to communicate. My child had one 6th grade teacher who actually tried to change her teaching ways to accommodate, other than that the teaching staff will not bend, I thought the purpose of being an educator was to make a difference, not at this school. This school year there will again be a new principal, the 3rd since last year. I repeatedly went to the school with concerns about my child's education that went ignored, I was instead told how my child is the worst kid at the school, my child is the most disrespectful, etc...another way for the school to deflect from the real problem...which is the fact that this is an under performing school. It is in 5th year PI (program improvement) and the only way to bring it out of PI is to have test scores rise, which this school can not do because they lack a staff/faculty that is willing to go the extra mile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2012

I attended this school. I didn't learn a thing. Some of the kids were out of control. I remember there being many kids from out of the area, perhaps with permits? But for this being a magnet school, I saw no challenge in the curriculum. The principal at the time was friendly. The worst part was definitely the lack of discipline in many of the students. But I would assume that children's behavior is guided by good leadership and for some reason, this school didn't have it. It was one of my least favorite memories in school and I've always been one to love and appreciate education.


Posted June 21, 2012

My two boys attended this school, all i can say is that the kids are rude, bullies, loud. They waste everyone's time, one of my son's grade drop dramatically that i ended up moving my boys to Santa Clarita withmy ex. One of my boys learn to curse to defend him self. Truly soils the name of Orville Wright.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2012

There's only 1 word i could use to describe Orville Wright middle school. that word is disfunctional. The administration at the school are very passive, and if you report a problem the first thing they do is; nothing. I am a student at Orville Wright and my two years here have been terrible. In most of my classes the only things I've learned are the definition of most curse words and how to throw a good punch. The students here have no manners what so ever. The only good thing about this school is that the majority of the teachers are very kind and they take the time to help out students that actually want to learn.


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This school's
API score

737

Change from
2012 to 2013

-38

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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API score

737

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

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Change from 2012 to 2013
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English Language Arts

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

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English Language Arts

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

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%

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39%

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18%

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56%
English Language Arts

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

223 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 31% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

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Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Math

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Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate54%
Parent education - declined to state29%
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

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Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability49%
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Gifted and talented92%
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state42%

Math

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Females43%
Males37%
African American30%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state35%
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

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Females28%
Males20%
African American18%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state20%

English Language Arts

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Females52%
Males42%
African American41%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state39%

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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Males40%
African American30%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability42%
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Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Science

All Students49%
Females46%
Males50%
African American40%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state41%
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
Black 67%
Hispanic 22%
White 7%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%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)
Assistant principal(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dana Perryman
Fax number
  • (310) 568-8942

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Engineering
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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6550 West 80th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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