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Barack Obama Charter School

Charter | K-6 | 310 students

BOCS is best known for curriculum based on the Re-Inventing Schools Model..
 
 

 

Living in Los Angeles

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $154,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,280.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
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Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
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2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted October 18, 2013

I love Barack Obama Charter School because the kids are so keen to learn and are such fast learners. I believe that with more resources, students at BOCS can become even more engaged in learning, creating a brighter future for themselves through education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2013

Barack Obama Charter School=BOCS,is a great school!!! My son is still part of this school for this reason and more!!! GO BOCS!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

NEW YEAR,NEW CHALLENGES TO WORK.CHARTER SCHOOLS WORK FOR THOSE FAMILIES WHO UNDERSTAND THAT TOGETHER WE ARE A TEAM,NOT FOR THOSE FAMILIES THAT BELIEVE THAT THE SCHOOL GOING TO SOLVE THE FUTURE OF THEIR STUDENT.PROUD MOTHER LIKE ME IN BARACK OBAMA CHARTER SCHOOL THINK ,THAT SCHOOL IS JUST A PART OF TOOLS FOR SUCCESS OF MY CHILD.FAMILY MAKES THE OTHER PARTY TO ACHIEVE RESULTS.BY MY OWN EXPERIENCE IN THIS SCHOOL I CAN SAY THAT I HAVE SEEN REAL RESULTS.FOR THIS REASON I RECOMMEND 100% TO ALL,COME TO BE PART OF THE FAMILY OF BOCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

Barack Obama Charter School! Such a disappointment. API, 750! This is rediculous! Just last yr the API was up 100+ points, how can it only be up by 30 pionts this yr? This is why I took my kids out. I don't trust the leadership of the school to do the right or best thing for my kids, I have totally lost faith in the school, not to mention issues that can't be explained like this sudden hike, then drop in test scores. Something just not right! The public school surrounding Barack Obama Charter is doing better! How can that be? I'm going to one of those public schools in the surrounding areas. Barack Obama Charter School is a thing of past, especially with a failing grade from the State. This school is a joke, and I wouldn't refer anyone there. Lack of leadership! Disappointed I am and what a waisted 2 yrs of my kids education, hopefully, they will thrive at the public school which API happens to be above 800. Charter seems to be doing like public was yrs ago, now public schools are doing better. Well, i'm following the growth and higher scoring schools for my kids, and Barack Obama is failing the class. Totally Disappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

BOCS is AWESOME!!!! I love the fact that the staff and students are culturally diverse which broadens my daughter and son's social experience. BOCS is smaller than average schools, however there is a feeling of "family closeness". Academically, this place is on point! Both of my children (K & 3rd) enjoys doing homework! I offer them minimum assistance because they "KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING!!!" The homework isn't foreign or contrary to what is being taught in the classroom. In the mornings I drop them off and go to work feeling like they are in a safe place with a staff that cares. Picking them up is a breeze! We actually get valet treatment...WHAT SCHOOL DOES THAT????? :) Even the gate greeters are pleasant! Overall, BOCS is amazing. BOCS Principal & Staff I appreciate ALL that you guys do! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

THIS IS A GREAT SCHOOL!!! AND IF ANYONE DISAGREE YOU MIGHT OF HAD A PROBLEM CHILD. MY SON HAS BEEN DOING GREAT IN THIS SCHOOL AND HE HAS BEEN LEARNING SO MUCH. MY SON GOT INTO A FATAL CAR ACCIDENT AND WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR WEEKS AND I NEVER SEEN A SCHOOL THAT WAS SO CARING :) THEY PERSONALLY CALLED TO CHECK UP ON HIM AND MYSELF SENDING THEIR PRAYERS OUT FOR US. UPON HIS RETURN THEY DID EVERYTHING THEY COULD TO GET HIM BACK TO SCHOOL INCLUDING HOME SCHOOLING UNTIL HE WAS ABLE TO WALK. THEY TEACH THE KIDS SO MUCH INCLUDING HOW TO RESPECT EACH OTHER . UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE TO MOVE TO SAN BERNARDINO AND IM SO SAD THAT WE HAVE TO CHANGE SCHOOLS, BUT ALL I HOPE IS THAT WE GET BLESSED WITH A SCHOOL LIKE BARACK OBAMA CHARTER SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

BOCS is a GREAT school, encouraging students to take ownership in their individual learning progress. They are given frequent assessments through tracking progress on Proof of Proficiency (POP) charts. By taking ownership, it improves self-motivation, and level of personal responsibility. What is most needed is parent involvement in setting learning, behavioral, and social goals that will allow their child to participate in our global society. Parents must commit to their child attending school on a daily basis, and refrain from negative behaviors. The students are made aware of the educational standards, and are supported in working on lacking areas to proactively learn them. As a parent and Compton resident, I support BOCS model of Re-Inventing Schools (RISC), working on a platform of performance based advancement rather than time based. I feel the principal, staff, and administrators are putting forth a fantastic effort in directing our children to become self-motivated, and competent learners, that strive for performance excellence through individual accountability. Parents need to buy in, and support staff and administrators in achieving these goals for their child's sake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2011

This school sucks.But they now have a new principal. this principal was 1 of 2 teachers that taught really well. His class and the other teacher's class had the highest scores out of the whole school also beating Lincon Elementary as well. Now that he is back there will be Huge changes about the scores.


Posted September 12, 2011

his school is the worst school ever.....and I have all regrets from sending my child here....something needs to be done about this school....the childrens are not learning anything, the teachers do not have creditials....the state needs to come in and take this school over....the biggest mistake they make was when they fired the principal and teachers that ws there during there first year of operation....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

This is one of the lowest-rated Charters that I have ever investigated & visited. With an overall rating of... 1... yes one... out of 10, I would wonder what your expectations were for your child(ren) to think that this was a great school... or a school that you would want your child to attend! Is Below Average all you want or expect as a parent! What a letdown for your child(ren)! Praise God that you are NOT my parent(s)!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2011

This school is trying its best, but its sucks! This school is all talk , with no results! Every year they try something new! You can't keep getting it wrong! This is not the WORST school but its not the BEST either!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

this is the worst school to attend. i visited the school and ive noticed al they do is play the teachers are not certified to teach. during the CST testing window the students were playing all of the day. they have a low API. The students need to come to Lincoln Elementary were education is worth something. Also PARENTS please dont belive that the school is Helped ran by President Obama they just took his name and made it into a charter school!!


Posted October 15, 2010

has a very strong principal and leadership and very challenging programs. very good teachers and just a great school to send your children i love this school better then the other schools in the surrounding area.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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

This school's
API score

755

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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

755

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

+4

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)

5 / 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 56% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
3%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
3%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
22%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
8%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
17%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
15%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
4%
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 Students35%
Females35%
Males34%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students49%
Females59%
Males43%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Females35%
Males38%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students71%
Females65%
Males74%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate85%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females53%
Malesn/a
African American29%
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 disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
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)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students63%
Females63%
Malesn/a
African American53%
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 disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students23%
Females40%
Males7%
African American25%
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 disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
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)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students57%
Females60%
Males53%
African American60%
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 disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students6%
Females7%
Males7%
African American5%
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 disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
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)9%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students30%
Femalesn/a
Males33%
African American20%
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 disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
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)27%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students35%
Femalesn/a
Males50%
African American27%
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 disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
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)27%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 68%
Hispanic 30%
Two or more races 1%
White 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/AN/A
English language learners 12%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Clubs
  • Step team
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Step team
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Chaleese Norman
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (323) 566-1418

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Kickball
  • Volleyball
  • various
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Kickball
  • Step team
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Step team
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
350
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
365
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1726 East 117th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
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Phone: (323) 566-1965

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