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Colfax Charter Elementary School

Charter | K-5 | 632 students

Our school is best known for our community spirit and dedication to excellence!
 
 

 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
Based on 17 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted September 2, 2014

This fantastic school is a gem, with creative kids, fabulous parents, an active and inclusive PTA and a great PACE fundraising organization. Other public schools ask for a larger annual giving donation, and most families are happy to give more to Colfax. We completely love the school and are thrilled to have our children be a part of such a great community in Los Angeles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2014

Overcrowded and very "clickish" school with an unprofessional gosspy Principal and teachers. I expected. better. The PTA moms act like over privileged mean girls. The parent involvement includes gossiping and over asserting their agenda. I hear office staff moan and complain about a kids IEP and the principle laughed along. Also, 600 dollars a year per child is expected from you yearly. This was not an issue for us as we came from private school but those in a lower income bracket beware.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2014

Great parental involvement. Nice touches like farm animals, and small gardens around campus, violin lessons for all and keyboards as part of the math program. But if you have a high achieving / gifted kid there is no special programs at all. No real GATE program. Zilch. You might luck out and get a fantastic teacher (like Mrs. Gage or Dr. Fell) but special needs kids and gifted kids have the exact same classes and books and homework. A good school - with caring (if overworked) teachers. But it's getting way too overcrowded and we will look elsewhere for 4th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2014

Terrible, horrible gossiping teacher who could care less about teaching. This school was the pitts. My kids hated it and so did we. the principal is a mean, snotty unprofessional as you can get, teacher, most are also. I give it a 1.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2014

I am a seventh grader who graduated from Colfax in 2012. It's a great school and has great academics and awesome teachers!! Thanks to Colfax, I am now in the science academy at Millikan (which is VERY hard to get into) and I was well prepared. Special thanks to Mrs. Gage, Mrs. Kip (who left the school the year I graduated), Dr. Fell, and Mrs. Craven!!!! I love you guys soooo much. The principle, Mrs. Gomez, is very supportable and I am so thankful to her. Staff is wonderful too--no wonder this school got a ten!! ;D


Posted September 27, 2013

I love Colfax, In my 6 years and 2 more years to go, I have been very pleased. My daughters Love been there. The teachers are wonderful, everyone of them is unique and has so much to offer the kids. The school is great because of it's teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 27, 2013

I have 2 children who attend school at Colfax Charter. This school has heart! The teachers and support staff are phenomenal, the technology is on par with some of the most prestigious private schools around town and the parent volunteers define what it means to be a community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

I am a parent of 1 child who completed Colfax. And 1 child that is currently in 4th grade. The compassion and attention given to each child is unmatched. My 4th grader is special needs. They way the school as a whole looks out for him is amazing. As a father who worries on a daily basis for him to be accepted for who he is, I will forever be greatful for the start in life this wonderful school has provided. Colfax is more like an extended family. They teuely beliece in no child left behind!!! With much thanks, David Alter
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

We relocated to California from Oregon December 2011 and missed the cutoff at Colfax, so my twins finished 1st grade at Riverside. My twins were at Colfax all of 2nd grade and will be starting 3rd grade next week. My son had some difficulty with reading and believe the move and starting over made things more difficult. His 2nd grade teacher at Colfax really went above and beyond to help bring his reading and comprehension levels up and thank other staff members for this as well. His teacher got him involved in a group that met every Tuesday after school that helped him tremendously. Without his teacher's help and commitment to education by giving my son the tools to succeed, he would be struggling far more than before. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2013

My older son is now in 3rd grade and loves it here!! He is doing very well, and developed into a happy, confidant student. My younger son is in kindergarten, and I have found them VERY supportive of his special needs. He receives various services, and everyone has been loving and helpful and compassionate. He's a very happy little guy that loves this school! I've heard many parents say that there is no special ed support here, but I haven't found that to be the case. Very thankful to be at Colfax.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2013

My son is just in kindergarten and we all like the school very much overall. The extra-curriculars are wonderful and there are many perks (violin instruction, farm, garden, computer lab). However, my son (who is already reading far above grade level and doing math) is bored in class and is not receiving any extra enrichment or encouragement with regard to his above-average abilities. Children who are struggling academically and under-achieving receive extra help -- I don't understand why those higher on the bell curve are left to their own devices. This is not an indictment of Colfax per se, but rather of the public school system in general. I know there are budget limitations, but I think it is a huge mistake to let an academically gifted child flounder, and only provide academic and socio-emotional support to those who are performing at a below average level. In sum, I think Colfax is an amazing school for the average student. It would be a better school overall if they paid some attention to their students needing more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2012

This is a very good school for average, above average or gifted kids, but if you child has special needs you may consider sending them somewhere else. Pros: amazing parent involvement, challenging academics and arts program. Cons: lack of willingness to work with special ed population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

Considering Colfax Charter and Carpenter - please would you tell me how Colfax feels to parents in terms of attentiveness of staff to any social issues my child may have? Also how big are the classes and whats the diversity like? I have not yet figured out how to read all the stats. :( Does anyone know how this school compares to Carpenter? Thanks


Posted August 7, 2012

I am considering sending my child to Colfax. Would love some current feedback. How are the teachers, the administrators, the parents, the culture of the school?


Posted August 4, 2012

My son and daughter went to CCES K-5 and we had mostly great experiences. The full inclusion program is very taxing on the teachers and takes away from the kids who are better prepared to sit still for lessons. When teachers should be walking around helping individuals they tend to focus on the ones who struggle and sometimes skip the average kid who can work fairly independently. The parent involvement is high which has its pros and cons. Some parents are too controlling and sometimes disrupt instruction but on a positive note they always find ways to get materials and programs for the kids that other schools do not offer. The teachers are mostly fabulous, but the class sizes are too large. Out of the 10 teachers my children had, 5 were exceptional, 3 were great, 1 was good, and 1 was not good. They were overworked though. The parents and principal should spend some of the money raised on reducing class size so the teachers can get to each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2012

We have enjoyed the teachers and the parental involvement here at this school, but what is lacking is the drive to help every child--not just the ones who are pushing the API scores over the top. We have never felt included in the general populace and our son is falling behind due to the lack of attention he gets from teachers and staff due to overcrowding here. I wish that we had a better experience but this was not the best and so we are now forced to look into other choices, so that our child may learn more effectively.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

This school was a poor excuse for a school if I've ever seen one. The staff is rude, condescending, pretentious, liars who wouldn't know how to teach a child for anything in this world. Thumbs down, all the way. No thanks to this "Winner"!


Posted April 30, 2012

There is a reason why parents are moving to the Colfax district in droves! It is a uniquely wonderful public school with a committed parent population and superb arts programs. Among the many superb teachers are two rare jewels: Mrs Katz, a long-time 1st grade teacher is exceptional with the children and just a gracious, truly kind and happy person. Mrs. Steinbach, new to Colfax's 3rd grade, has incredible skill with the children and passion for her work and is just lovely to be around. Also, Miss Gail Acosta of Evergreen Music Academy, who teaches violin to Kinder and 1st Grade is phenomenal in every way! Thanks to the parents who take the time to write these reviews, as they influenced our decision to move to the Colfax district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

Colfax Charter Elementary School is truly a great school. The teachers and staff are engaged with the students. Despite state budget problems, furloughs, and increasing class sizes, the teachers perform at a high level with energy. They work with the parents to create the best possible learning experience for the children. The school has very enthusiastic parent support that makes it possible for the school to achieve high rankings. If our children are our greatest treasures, I could not think of a better place for my son to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

I have had children at Colfax since 2001 and my youngest won't be graduating until 2017. I absolutely love this school! My oldest is now at a rigorous Humanities Magnet and my middle daughter attends an amazing Performing Arts Middle School. They are thriving academically and were well-prepared by Colfax. The teachers are fabulous and they seem to love their jobs and the school, which is apparent since every teacher with school-aged children sends his/her children to Colfax as well. Struggling students are given many assistance opportunities and those who learn quickly can often excel at their own pace, for instance through the Jiji Math program. Colfax highlights the arts - both visual and performing arts, as well as music through Suzuki violin and keyboard instruction and orchestra. We are lucky to have a computer and science lab, a farm with animals like Charlotte the Pig, a vegetable garden and an auditorium with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. The parents are supportive and have the attitude of "We're all in this together" rather than "Every man for himself."Even if I could afford a top-rated private school education for my children, I would prefer to have them at Colfax.
—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

932

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 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

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 met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

932

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)

10 / 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)

9 / 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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students82%
Females84%
Males80%
African American73%
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)95%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students87%
Females89%
Males86%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner69%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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)75%
Parent education - college graduate98%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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 Students80%
Females78%
Males82%
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability82%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state91%

Math

All Students93%
Females91%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disability73%
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state91%
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 Students91%
Females98%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)95%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to state82%

Math

All Students96%
Females100%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to state91%
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 Students90%
Females94%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students84%
Females80%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students80%
Females81%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
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
White 64%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 8%
Black 7%
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 26%N/AN/A
English language learners 8%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

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • CA Distinguished School (2010)
  • President's Physical Fitness Award (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening
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We organized questions from the LAUSD School Experience Survey into five categories. The respondent group-level results (parents, students, and school employees) show the percent of each respondent group that agree or strongly agree that the school has positive results for that category.

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Based on 368 responses

This school provides ... 1

High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and students that agree to strongly agree that this school sets high academic expectations for its students and expects them to be college-bound. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Future Expectations (Parents), School Quality (Parents), Future Plans (Parents), Opportunities For Learning (Students), Future Plans (Students).

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This school
73%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
71%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
74%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Healthy, respectful relationshipsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Support (Students), Commitment and Collaboration (Employees), Satisfaction (Students), School Support (Students).

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This school
89%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
82%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
96%
 

District average

 
81%
 
A safe, clean and orderly environmentWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents, students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a well-kept facility and a safe environment conducive to learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Cleanliness (Employees), School Safety (Employees), Safety (Parents), School Cleanliness (Students), School Safety (Students).

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This school
82%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
93%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
65%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
88%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Strong family engagementWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school engages parents and communicates with families to promote student learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Parent Involvement (Employees), Feeling of Welcome (Parents), School Involvement (Parents), Teacher to Parent Communication (Parents).

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This school
77%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
73%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
82%
 

District average

 
71%
 
Teacher support and opportunities for collaborationWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of employees that agree to strongly agree that this school ensures that teachers work well together, learn from one another, have opportunities for professional development and feel supported by the administration. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Evaluation (Employees), Opportunities for Involvement (Employees), Professional Development (Employees), Resource Allocation (Employees), Teacher Collaboration and Data Use (Employees).

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This school
71%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
71%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents15428%
Students18962%
Employees2542%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 2:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Susana Gomez
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (818) 985-6017

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Outdoor / Farm-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Mind Institute's Mind and Music
  • Suzuki Violin
  • Music Center
  • Envision Math
  • Treasures
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on Committees
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2011-2012 school year.


Students accepted for the 2011-2012 school year
120
Applications received for the 2011-2012 school year
130

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Walter Reed Middle School
Miliken Middle School
Private School
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11724 Addison Street
North Hollywood, CA 91607
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Phone: (818) 761-5115

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