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Walter Reed Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1661 students

 

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Posted September 9, 2014

The IHP program is amazing! My son is a 7th grader in the IHP program and is no longer bored at school. He finds himself constantly learning and being challenged to work hard in this program which excites him. He is very happy at Reed and I think his teachers are both remarkable and inspiring. He has also met nice friends outside the IHP as well. I am only sorry that our music director Mr. McDonough is no longer teaching here. He was another one of those demanding and inspiring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

I am a student in the 6th grade humanities academy, and if your looking for a great school you are in the right place. I have enjoyed my year with helpful teachers and kind students. Middle school can be hard at first but with the teachers helping you, the year for most kids is wonderful. Walter Reed is one of the best schools in not only Los Angeles, but the best in California. Having your kids experience this fantastic school will be fun, safe, and unforgettable. At least I know it will be for me.


Posted March 20, 2014

I am a sixth grader in the Humanities Honors Academy. Reed MS is a wonderful school. They have a great music department. I think of all the academies, Humanities is the best. This academy has a lot of fun projects and tons of field trips. And it is very easy to make friends at this academy since everyone is so friendly. Also, the teachers are wonderful. They are nice, respectful, and very smart. They always help you if you are in need. It is true that there is a lot of cussing in this school, but all you have to do is just ignore it. Walter Reed MS is the best!


Posted January 16, 2014

this school is always perfectly clean inside and outside and all the staff is respectfull and helpful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

its very nice i like it very much my child fits in well and made very many friends quickly everyone was nice and welcoming I'm glad I chose this school for my kid


Posted September 27, 2013

My daughter just started sixth grade and this nice girl helped her through the school and have her a tour. So sweet . My daughter loves this school! The teachers really are Caring. I can't wait to enjoy the rest of walter reed with my daughter .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

As a parent of Walter Reed, I have to say that I am very happy with all the Parent groups that are on campus. They all seem to be getting more involved and making a big difference. In almost 4 years Carol has made such a huge difference not only in bringing in parents closer to work as one team but financially has made a big impact on campus in offering more funding for all our current programs. As a new parent coming in I already see that other parent leaders are also jumping in. I know that our school is already great, but I can't wait to see how much better it will be thanks to the parents that are looking for the missing dollars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I had two children go through the Individualized Honors Program and we could not have improved on their education. They are now both thriving in academically rigorous high schools, thanks in large part to the IHP and Walter Reed Middle School. Principal Donna Tobin is terrific!


Posted August 26, 2013

Walter Reed Middle School has seen great transition over the past several years. Providing quality education to students through memorable, meaningful experiences deepens their levels of wisdom, and makes learning fun. We are creating a variety of instructive opportunities throughout the specialized learning communities at Reed. We have a dedicated teaching and administrative staff and continue to develop our parent and community volunteer base. Each year a new team of volunteer leaders, channeling efforts from the elementary schools into the middle school, help our student proficiency grow in State testing numbers. We are proud of the community we serve and fortified by the support of our friends and neighbors. We look forward to a great year ahead unified for our children's education and developing community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

We are parents of a child enrolled in the IHP program, which was launched in 1971. According to Time Magazine, IHP is perhaps the most successful junior-high curriculum in the U.S. "The Reed prescription has been almost deceptively simple: three excellent teachers, bright kids, parental backing and tough-minded adherence to some of the eternal verities of learning." As parents and volunteers, we found that the reputation is well deserved. The administrators are top-notch, and the teachers are great. Everyone pitches in to help each other, including the wider Walter Reed community and the other small learning communities. We are very satisfied with the education that our child receives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Walter Reed Middle School is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District in the North Hollywood/Studio City/Valley Village area. It is a title1 school. The school offers a variety of programs: the Individual Honors Program, the school for Advanced Studies, the Humanities Academy, the Technology Academy, the Environmental Academy, the Culinary Academy, Bilingual programs, and Cadet program. The students come from diverse backgrounds. Fifty percent of the school is Hispanic. Walter Reed offers many opportunities for enrichment. There is an amazing music program. They also have clubs such as Spelling Bee, Math Counts, Robotics, Cooking Camp, and Model United Nations. The teachers are dedicated to helping students succeed. They often stay after school to help students with homework.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 18, 2013

I am a single mother of two children attending Walter Reed middle school. my daughter has had a wonderful experience at this school, however my son has not. As a mother of two, my experience at this school has been a pretty good one.I do not believe that Walter Reed is to blame for the atrocious behavior of some students. you have to understand that schools have their hands tied because they're always getting sued. if you want to stop bullying then you need to address the problem personally.My son has been a victim of bullying but I am one of those no BS kind of parents. I do not bother the school with complaints of bullying, if you want to stop bullying you need to be able to take off the gloves.When my son has been bullied I let the parents know that there darling little angels are really demons monsters! I believe most parents are unaware of their children's awful behavior. Overall Walter Reed has been very good to me :-) We as parents need to address issues by talking to one another. Personally Walter Reed overall has provided a good education and decent place for my kid's to attend school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

I couldn't have asked for a better middle school experience. At Reed I haven't only been gifted with a high class education but also with a community that excepts and believes in me. What I really like about Walter Reed is the fact that we're in seclusive environments "the academies" that become really close and tight knit. At the same time though, we experience a more general population which really prepares us for what the world outside of middle school, high school, college will be like. While we, like any other school, have quirks I can say that the time I've had at Reed has been throughly enjoyable.


Posted March 1, 2013

As my father used to say, "It's just too bad". Meaning this school could be great if it actually delivered on anything it promises. I'm not as concerned with the bullies as that's hard to control and the reality is we all grew up with it, but if your child is not in IHP, good luck! Even the other "Honors Academies" are not really different from the gen-pop (jail reference very appropriate). After a few months of believing a few teachers when reviewing our son's progress (not good), we learned from some other parents that what our son was telling us was true -- that two teachers in particular just don't like some of the kids and don't treat them well. It got so bad that we had to take our son to a different school. We remain incredibly disappointed as we had such high hopes for this place. Our son is "back to normal" and excelling at the new school he's at which is why I feel comfortable making these statements. But, if your child gets in the IHP program, go for it! You'll be fine -- otherwise, get outta Dodge fast!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2012

I am a student in 6th grade. So far, the only plus has been that I have some good teachers. But a warning for parents: there are lots of bullies at this school. The year just started and two kids have already spent a night in juvenile hall. Also, the kids here say awful, mean, and terrible things. If you do go here, just make sure to stay away from these bad kids, which make up 95% of the school. I'm part of the good 5%. Also, if you go here, make sure to either be in IHP or an Honors SLC. This school has a HUGE bullying problem, and today at the movies with my mom, I actually burst out crying.


Posted December 19, 2012

My daughter is in the Humanities Academy, and is in 7th grade. I do not like this school at all. The administration is rude, do not care, and are always to "busy". Some of the teachers are good. Fortunately my daughter has a very good math and history teacher, but her other teachers, not so much. They really don't teach them anything, and they overwhelm our kids with too much projects, when they haven't even learned anything. My daughter has also been bullied by this group of kids since last year when she was in 6th grade. They started cyber-bullying her, threatening her, and even hit her. The kids at this school are very rude, mean, and all they like to do is put others down. The administration doesn't make things better, by just sitting down, and drinking a cup of coffee. I do not like this school at all. If you like this school, then good for you, this is just my opinion. This school is also filthy. The only really good thing about this school is its music program, but even that- one of the music teachers is really rude, and always puts kids down. I would never ever in my life recommend to send your child to this school. I am looking for new schools for my daughter now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2012

My son has been yelled at and humiliated by one of the teachers in the academy. I am in process of filing a complaint.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

I couldn't have chosen a better middle school for my son. I have experience great leadership from all the administrative staff, welcome parent center and great teachers who have high expectation from our kids. We've been there for almost 3 years. My son will graduate this year! Thank you Walter Reed! Home of the Wolves!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2012

I'm currently a student in the 8th grade. I'm in the IHP academy which, might I add, does not degrade you to the "nerd" status. Academically, it's a really great experience. The teachers are extremely encouraging and will challenge you. However, they are always ready to pause and give you a hand when you need it. Social life is great as well. IHP is full of every kind of student, and chances are you'll always have someone to be great friends with. Each academy is very tight-knit and almost family-like. The award-winning music program at our school also provides a great opportunity to learn and make news friends. The environment, however, isn't that great; we often get notices of students being followed or robbed. There are students who are mean and display very bad behavior. The security is not too lenient or understanding, mainly because they are fed up with us. But, overall, it's a great school!


Posted August 7, 2012

I love Walter Reed Middle School! It's my most favorite school! The Humanites Academy (I am in the program), is amazing! Teachers are great and thoughtful. Join an academy, any academy!


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This school's
API score

850

Change from
2012 to 2013

+6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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API score

850

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2012 to 2013

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Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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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)

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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.

517 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

519 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
English Language Arts

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

515 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
38%
English Language Arts

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

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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12%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

529 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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67%

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73%

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65%
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 Students70%
Females72%
Males66%
African American56%
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Math

All Students56%
Females55%
Males57%
African American39%
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state54%
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

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state100%

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females77%
Males70%
African American69%
Asian96%
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)88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate99%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Math

All Students66%
Females66%
Males66%
African American65%
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability52%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state62%
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

All Students59%
Females62%
Males57%
African American52%
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state61%

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Females72%
Males64%
African American67%
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to state71%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students12%
Females17%
Males10%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Geometry

All Students95%
Females97%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
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)100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state89%

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students59%
Females61%
Males57%
African American46%
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to state59%

Science

All Students73%
Females73%
Males74%
African American75%
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability77%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state74%
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 46%
White 30%
Asian 13%
Black 9%
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 55%N/AN/A
English language learners 7%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Music teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Experience Survey asks parents, students and employees about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, engaging, safe, and collaborative. Learn more

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.

Overall school results for each category are calculated by averaging across group-level results, ensuring that each respondent group is equally represented. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all LAUSD schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 1699 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
59%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
61%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
56%
 

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
69%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
63%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
74%
 

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
67%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
75%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
44%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
80%
 

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
57%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
55%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
60%
 

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
53%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
53%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents23519%
Students143987%
Employees2521%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Donna Tobin
Fax number
  • (818) 766-9069

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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Parent involvement
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4525 Irvine Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91602
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