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615 South Shatto Place
Los Angeles, CA 90005

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(213) 739-6500
(213) 384-3083
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May 02, 2015
Best school I've every worked at. Very clean campus. Single Gender Classrooms - either All Boys or All Girls. Excellent learning environment for the Girls but needs to work on cultivating an environment that will better serve the boys. Average level pre-teen rudeness at worst NO gangs or Violence. STEM school, Science department works with USC Robotics, Biomechanics, Engineer students who come teach the kids. Excellent variety of P.E. equipment/activities Archery, Hockey, Bowling, etc and the kids get to go on Surfing Field Trips. There's a free after school program from 3:30 to 6:30 with a great staff and program director who the kids like and respect. The students have ADVISORY class where they stay with the same "homeroom" teacher for the whole 3 years and get counseling on Social, Emotional, Academic Skills. There's also a GEAR up for College Program on campus. The school itself has a controversial architectural designs (I actually like it) But I will say it definitely serves to eliminate the "hiding places" that many, many other middle schools have that allows for kids to do things like smoke, or fool around. I plan to send my daughter to this school.

- submitted by a teacher

July 29, 2014
Very great school for those who are interested in STEAM consortium learning. Definitely this school is for achieving better goals and plans for the technological future!

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2014
Do not send your kids to this school. There is a lot of bullying that goes on at this school. When bullying is reported the students get a slap in the wrist e.i. after school detention. The school will never suspend a student for bullying or being disruptive in the class. They are only concerned about money coming into the school via the state.The teachers are clearly burnt out because they cannot kick disruptive students out of their class. . I blame this on the principal who only seems interested in collecting a pay check, and doesn't want to know whats going on with the classes or the students because when there is an issues he informs parents to speak with the counselors who looked burnt out themselves.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2013
Excellent learning for gifted students! My brothers are learning College math! This school is recommended for those who are gifted students.

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September 15, 2013
This school is very amazing! STEAM Labs and the school is well organized. Students should go to this school. This school is meant to improve student average in her knowledge and skills, and fluent reading through proficiency. Successful making students smart and smarter. Homework is important, but the art of listening, focusing, and doing what the person is suppose to do is the best thing.

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September 15, 2013
This school is very fun, and improves students to technology and calculating math with advance skills!

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September 15, 2013
this school encourages students to learn with discipline. Which is a wonderful moon turning experience. Highly recommended for influence for high levels.

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October 05, 2012
not happy at all..they don't give much homework, and i request few times for parent meeting personally with teacher, but they never schedules an meeting.....my child is gifted but since going to this school he is not improving.

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2012
I am going to Young Oak Kim and I think it's going to be cool. The teachers are nice.

- submitted by a community member

July 02, 2012
Excellent school with so much support for student achievement and personal development. Lots of technology here, and the STEM Lab, Library, Dance Studio, and Rock Climbing Wall are very cool places on campus. It is a safe campus with a very dedicated staff. Students are fortunate to learn in single-gender classrooms and to receive so much STEM-oriented education. Highly recommended middle school!

- submitted by a teacher

May 25, 2012
Do not send your children to this school. The teachers are all wonderful, but unfortunately the staff does not know how to control the kids here. When a child makes a mistake they are only given a slap on the wrist. This school is known for it's fights in our community and how the staff just turn a blind eye. Avoid at all costs!!!

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2011
I started this school in 7th grade and it was a very new enviornment and experience. The staff welcomed the students and that was the start of a great school. The teachers are very friendly. YOKA is a very unique and diverse. Especially because the single gendered school and the rock climbing wall is a unique program.I have always loved helping and studying in the library with our excellent librarian Ms.Duff! Other fun programs including the STEM lab, library service workers (student volunteer in the school library) , and working/volunteering in the student store. I really like the teachers because they all helped me prepare for high school. The teachers are great! Like my algebra teacher Ms.Kim, science teacher Mrs.Gamez, and even my history teacher Mr.Tejeda,Ms.Kestin our awesome P.E. teacher and lastly my english teacher Ms.Turner! . They are all very welcoming and passionate teachers! Thank you for making it a wonderful experience at YOKA!

- submitted by a community member

March 08, 2011
I believe the school is qualified to give students an adequate education and move them to high school

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Young Oak Kim Academy
615 South Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA  90005
(213) 739-6500
Last modified Young Oak Kim Academy is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Young Oak Kim Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top