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Magnolia Science Academy 6 School

Charter | 6-8 | 168 students

Our school is known for safe small class-school size and STEM.

 

Living in Los Angeles

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $497,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,550.

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 10 ratings
2012:
Based on 17 ratings
2011:
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Posted May 22, 2014

magnolia science academy 6 palms is a really great school.they provide scholerships. the kids here are very mannerful even the teacher and principle. this school even lets you learn other languages such as spanish and turkish. this school gets you ready for your future.So for all you parents out their that cant find a great middle school for your son/daughter just pick magnolia science academy 6 palms.


Posted October 24, 2013

Me encanta la escuela. Los maestros le ponen mucha atencion a cada uno de sus alumnos y los motivan para que le echen ganas al estudio. Ademas el personal de la Oficina es muy amable y nos hacen sentir como en familia. Estoy muy contenta con la escuela creo que es una de las mejores decisiones que hemos tomado en cuanto a la educacion de nuestra hija.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

What a gem of a school! Students are treated respectfully and firmly; there is a balance between academics and fun activities that motivate children; parents can be as involved as they want to be; teachers and staff are readily available to answer any and all questions and concerns; parents are updated DAILY on student progress through online Coolsis. Excellent school, I cannot recommend it enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

This school is wonderful. The staff makes sure that your child is safe. The school makes sure that there is communication between staff and parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

Im happy to say that my daughter wakes up everyday happy to go to school .Good communication, helpful, and attentives to ones concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

I really like this school because of the IPA score (currently above 800) compared to other nearby schools and because the class/school size is so small. The administrators know my daughter an nephew by name!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

Magnolia Science Academy 6! The teachers are dedicated to ensuring all students learn - they tutor after school and are very available to help. A handful of 7th graders tested so well on the MAP tests, MSA6 created an advanced math program just for them. That's commitment to excellence! The principal is involved and caring. The staff overall is welcoming - strict yet nurturing. It's a small school, which worried us at first, but it turned out to be the perfect match for my son. More parent involvement would be great...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

This is a great school . I am so happy that I enrolled my two kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

It is only the second day of school but my son is really happy attending magnolia science academy. The staff made him feel very welcomed and made my wife and I feel welcomed as well too. The transition from elementary school to middle school is hard for a lot if students but I am glad that we chose this school because of the community feeling you get from the teachers and especially from the office manager.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2013

I can t thank Magnolia Science Academy-6 teachers enough for the future they are providing for my child. They are not just great educators, but great role models as well. The amount of attention given to my child here is beyond comparison. It really shows when you re dealing with people who do what they do because they love it. If I had to sum up the MSA-6 teachers in one word it would be transforming . My son was never into school until we enrolled him at Magnolia, and now he is one of the top students in his class. They made him realize his potential and installed in him the confidence he was lacking and for that I am eternally thankful. Thank you for touching my son s life Magnolia
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2013

Very Bad School, Uniforms are expensive and rip easily has more classes than usual and those are pointless my advice don't send your children here both you and them will dislike it.


Posted December 21, 2012

If you are looking for a safe, friendly, caring, high academic school; come to Magnolia Science Academy 6 to be part of our family. My daughter learned to be responsible dealing with homework, reports and projects. My daughter is in this school in 6th grade and she is in love with this school. She feels safe and looking forward to go to school every day! The teachers care about the students, they are truly interested in the best for the kid's. The administration staff is beyond great, making sure that our kids are well taken care of, every staff member knows your kid s name. They know your kids better than you. You can ask them for help, and they are there to help you deal with your kid. The schools website is the best parent-teacher connection that you could ask for. They make feel like you are part of a family. This school has free tutor-guidance after school. Furthermore, they let parents get involve. Parents just judge, but they do not actually know what's going on. I've been helping them in different ways that I can, I still strongly suggest put a little bit of your time, and know what your kids up to, so we don't blame school or teachers. This is coming from a mother.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2012

If you are looking for a small, high quality middle school on the Westside, you should check out MSA6. The principal and teachers know all the students AND the parents and greet them by name. There are enrichment clubs, sports and great field trips. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in the school. My son has thrived at this great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2012

Magnolia Science Academy continues to be a great school in every way for my son and my family. We totally recommend MSA-6.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

MSA 6 is like a private school, but FREE!!! It's such a good feeling to know that your child will not "fall through" the cracks. The school is small, the kids wear uniforms, and the teachers and staff know students and parents by name. Not to mention, the 2012 API score was 843!! This place is a hidden gem and I am so lucky to have found it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2012

i am very pleased with Magnolia Science Academy 6. this school has been through many changes but, has done tremendous improvements. students have a greater opportunity to better their academics. In this school, students have the gift of receiving free tutouring on site. Staff and teachers are very nice and encourage students. One of the reason I though of this school was because it is a small enviorment and my child not only getrs more attention but, she is called by her name, unlike other schools where students are just another number in there payroll. Over all I am very pleased and would strongley reccomend Magnolia-6 to any parent who is looking for a brighter future for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2012

The school is one of the best schools i have been to( and i have been to alot of schools) the learning evrironment is very calm. the school provides a challenging curriculum that i have really liked. the principal is a very participating one.He likes to alwasys find a way to make sure the students are learning, yet having fun. what the principal has done had a great impression on me. the entire staff is very nice and makes sure every student learns the material. the past school that i have been to was rated high but if you actually takl to the student (not the parent) about 85% would not like the school. the previon students that went there also said the school was not very good. the school has a program that is very advanced. the program is called A-STEM (amsp) i have learned alot due to the coach, many things that i did not know before. So if you are deciding to send your kid to a middle school, send him/her to MSA-6 -student


Posted September 19, 2012

I have been extremely impressed with this school and feel it is a terrific fit for my child, who is an independent and introverted learner. The teachers are dedicated and the staff and principal are committed to getting to know the students and families. There are a wide variety of electives, free afterschool tutoring and other activities, and the period dedicated to sustained silent reading is fantastic. It is a supportive and rigorous environment. The uniforms are a bonus! We are very pleased so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2012

Magnolia administrators are risking our children education by refusing to fund BTSA. BTSA is a state-mandated program designed to test the professional development of newly-credentialed teachers and permit the fulfillment of single subjects credentials. Teachers who fail BTSA lose their credential. BTSA is a safeguard verifying teacher effectiveness in the classroom. The BTSA requirement protects our children by removing ineffective teachers from the classroom. But MSA6 administrators chose not to enroll their teachers into BTSA. At the last BBQ, I noticed MSA6 is completely staffed by new teachers. Why is Magnolia not funding BTSA? Are trained teachers not a priority to Magnolia administrators? Perhaps Magnolia is already planning a complete restaffing of MSA6 for the next academic year? How does a revolving door of untrained teachers impact the academic performance of our children? Why does Magnolia prefer new untrained teachers year after year over experienced and trained teachers? Do our students not matter to MSA6? Do MSA6 a favor and ask Mr. Terzi why Magnolia lacks the funds for BTSA, a basic, state-mandated method even public schools deploy to ensure teacher effectiveness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

An Excellent school in West LA...The office staff, administration and teachers have always been very helpful and answer questions quickly. Our experience has been great and we feel that our son is very well prepared for high school. He has learned important study skills that will help him in high school and college. Academically, he has excelled with the guidance of superior teachers. He has maintained a high GPA each year and has received several awards. His father and I are very impressed with the school and his progress. Socially, my son is very happy. He has more friends than we could have ever imagined. Like every school there is a small parent group who always complains and never gets happy. I suggest you to check out the school's test scores and data because the records never lie. You can also check out the website at http://msa6.magnoliascience.org/. Magnolia Science Academy is a great school and we recommend it every chance we have.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

828

Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 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 met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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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

828

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

-17

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)

7 / 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)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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74%

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English Language Arts

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
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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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69%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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Females68%
Males32%
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Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantaged67%
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Students with no reported disability49%
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Parent education - high school graduate35%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

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Females36%
Males45%
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
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 graduate35%
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

Algebra I

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English Language Arts

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Females92%
Males67%
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
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Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
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Math

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Females50%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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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

Algebra I

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Females6%
Males23%
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)17%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
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 Students65%
Females62%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students50%
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Malesn/a
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Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students70%
Females57%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students82%
Females67%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate91%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
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
Hispanic 58%
Black 22%
White 8%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
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 72%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 Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
Korean
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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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
  • Arabic languages
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 4:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • John Terzi
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (310) 842-8558

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


4 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
70
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
183
Students typically come from these schools
El Marino ES
Palms ES
Shenandoah ES

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Magnolia Science Academy 4
University High School
Culver City High School
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3754 Dunn Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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Phone: (310) 842-8555

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