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Calahan Community Charter

Charter | K-5 | 565 students

 

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2014:
Based on 7 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
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Posted August 13, 2014

This school's administrations is disappointing ... They don't help you at all...they accepted my child for kindergarten, after attending the first day...I receive a phone call at my work from the principal stating my child could no longer attend this school. I was VERY upset!!the following day I went to the school asked to speak to the principal, they made me wait for more than an hour to tell me she didn't have time to talk to me. After all that time being there I just saw all the staff chit chatting and standing around really doing nothing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2014

Calahan Community Charter is a stellar school with a caring staff, supportive parents, and remarkable students. I feel blessed to be a teacher at Calahan! Visit our school website to learn more. :) www.calahankids.org
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 28, 2014

This school is great. I thought about private school for the first years of my childs schooling but after kindergraden I was beyond happy with the teachers and shes been there since. This school is better than some private schools, top notch teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2014

Well this was my first year, first son, first kindergarten ever, I'm a young parent, wife and I work full time, so we go home tired. this school has the option of YMCA [heard they are great and they look great]. Ms Cohen was awesome, my kid has some authorities issues, and she help many times calm him down, she was amazing. Kindergarten = Addiction,sustraction, reading ...WOW you guys were great!!! I think we are ready for first grade. Office Staff , seen then once or twice they look kinda lost...but they were nice. About the principal just seen her for events, BUT they have a lots of events, so it make me feel involve... Math nite, loved guys. Fridays yogurt.... Cant wait for next year. Keep the good work calahan staff !! PE also great, we found coach at local costco and he recognize my kid, we have a small talk. Awesome guys
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

Our 12-year old son went to school here for all of elementary school and now our daughter attends the first grade. It is our neighborhood school and we love it. The teachers and office staff are great and very welcoming. Also, the after school enrichment program is awesome. No complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

I almost did not consider this school at all based on the 6 out of 10 rating here (though I see it is an 8/10 on other sites), and the last two reviews make this school sound terrible...however, I found it to be the exact opposite when I went on a tour. From what I can tell Calahan Elementary looks to be an outstanding school that is more deserving of a 10 rating. Granted I have only done the tour, but I am more than sold on this amazing school and all that it has to offer, and cannot wait for my daughter to be able to attend next year. Not only are the teachers, staff and principal warm, friendly and welcoming, but they obviously value methods of positive reinforcement, and a well rounded curriculum that caters to the development of the "whole" person rather than seeing students as just a test number result. I was also very impressed by the atmosphere on the campus between students as well. I found Principal Jacob to be accessible, knowledgeable, caring, and most importantly taking steps towards a positive progressive model of project based learning. Along with academics, they offer weekly PE, art, music, and gardening, along with many field trips, AND the library is OPEN.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2014

The Principal doesn't care about the children and what's best for them. When she put my daughter in a class that taught first and second graders, I insisted she be removed. She refused to do what I knew was best for my daughter. My daughters grades went down to 2's as a result. When I complained once again ,The Principal, Jacob had the audacity to say to me, "what's wrong with 2's". Unbelievable! She needs to leave the school system and our children alone, I've heard numerous complaints from parents and teachers about Dr. Jacob, but I had to experience for myself and I did. They were all correct in saying she does not have our children's best interest heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

Horrible experience. The principle does not have the kids best interest at heart! She only cares about school ratings and only caters to special little learning soldiers. Very disappointed because you'd would expect people in this line of work - to be more nourshering afterall you are entrusting your children to them. She seems to have lost love for this profession. Lacking care , understanding and genuine joy of working with children. No complains about the teachers , so sad that the bad representation comes none the less from "the leader ". I worked in a school and truly expected better. No comparison!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

My daughter jsut started (K), as any new parent iw as terrafied at the thought of my little one int he hands of others, I am happy to report Her second week has gone by smooth and i couldnt be more happier witht the staff the oraganization provided and the simple smile that so many people forget about. Its a very welcoming school with a wonderful staff. Again it has only been a few weeks but I am a very comforted mother.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

Calahan Community Charter School is a top notch school all around. They have great teachers and staff that go the extra mile for the students. I am a parent, volunteer and former education teacher and I rate this school a 10! The best school in Northridge, Ca. You want to send your kids here! CALAHAN YOU ROCK!!!! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2013

Looking for anyone who remembers or knew 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. DuBay (sp?). She was my teacher approx. 1965-1967 time frame. My name was Susan Hansen and she arranged to take me to her home one night. She was very kind to me, and if anyone can find her, she will remember me. Please tell her or her husband that I am looking to reconnect with her. For more information regarding the issues surrounding this situation, please contact me. Thank you very much.


Posted May 16, 2013

I love Calahan! This was our first year there, and we couldn't have been happier. It's like a diamond in the rough in LAUSD!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2013

I am a grandparent of a second grader at Calahan. His teacher has been absolutely fantastic. My grandson had some behavior issues and the teacher has gone above and beyond to help him be more attentive and willing to learn. His grades have improved and he is a much happier student. He is really looking forward to 3rd grade. The only thing he is not looking forward to is going to middle school - he wants to stay at Calahan forever!


Posted May 8, 2013

I am a parent and a teacher at Calahan Elementary and I believe Calahan to be one of the best schools in the valley. When I started here last year, my daughter was attending her home school. But two weeks into the school year, I was so impressed with the quality of education and teachers, that I moved her right over to Calahan. There are so many hard working staff that work together, to make Calahan excel. The students are supported in all academic areas and Calahan also provides such a nuturing environment. Calahan stresses character development, teaching respect and above all kindness to each other. We also have so many fun activities like the Jog-a-thon, the olympics, Valentine's Day dance, building ginger bread houses, our holiday program and much more. I am happy to recommend to anyone I meet, that they should attend Calahan so that there children will have the best elementary experience. And they offer tours for any parent, the 1st Friday of each month.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

Very disappointed in Calahan's capacity to facilitate parent/teacher communication. School doesn't respond to parents in a timely manner. A culture of bullying exists at this school. Not just student - student bullying, but teacher bullying. Teachers/Aides have been observed to use stern and intimadatory teacher methods, often reducing students to tears and causing our once happy to attend school student, not wanting to go to school. When student-student bullying is reported, parents are not notified and school response is often unsatisficatory. Children have been coming home with 2 - 4 hours of homework per night also. It's a very disappointing end to what was a promising start to the school year. Save yourself and your children the grief, and find another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

Calahan Elementary is a top notch school with WONDERFUL teachers and an amazing Principal! It can be a little hard to get on campus for a tour, but once you see the school in action it is quite impressive! There are musical opportunities, a PE program with fantastic coaches, science (a garden and chickens on campus!) a new computer lab, beautiful library, and my daughter even had drama class in Kindergarten! Much of these programs are made possible by our amazing PTA as well as volunteers from CSUN! During her Kinder year she went on many field trips including the Valley Preforming Arts center, Undrewood Family Farm, Malibu Forestry Unit with a hike in the coastal mountains and a trip to Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena! Every December all the students at Calahan get to make darling Gingerbread houses-it was a wonderful experience to behold! The campus is also charming with nice green places everywhere for children to experience nature, and giant mature trees that provide much needed shade for this valley school! I am so happy that we made the decision for our daughter to be a Calahan student, and look forward to our youngest attending Calahan in a couple of years as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2012

We moved our child from a magnet to this school and it was the best decision ever. We loved this school, amazing experiences, despite the posted 6 rating. It is a top notch school, prepared my son for middle school in every way. WE MISS YOU CALAHAN!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

We had two children in Private Schools and transfered them to Calahan because of their high test scores. The Private School was not able to challenge them academically. My only regret is that we didn't start them there in Kindergarten. Calahan Challenges and Supports the brightest students as well as those that struggle academically to succeed and perform to their fullest potential. The entire staff, (teachers, aides, office, etc.) are amazing with their care and concern for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Calahan has the best teachers! Teachers who care about their students academic success! They love what they do and it shows in their actions!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

The teachers are amazing and my kids have had a wonderful experience there.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

830

Change from
2012 to 2013

-31

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

830

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

-31

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.
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(2012)

8 / 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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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
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

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students67%
Females76%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females83%
Males77%
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)84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability54%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner67%
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 graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate91%
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

English Language Arts

All Students60%
Females60%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
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)43%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students75%
Females79%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability73%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
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)65%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females67%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females77%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability75%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
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 Students52%
Females64%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students56%
Females57%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students49%
Females57%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 47%
White 24%
Asian 11%
Black 10%
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 63%N/AN/A
English language learners 16%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 Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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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
74%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
69%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
79%
 

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
82%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
80%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
85%
 

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

 
91%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
63%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
91%
 

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
75%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
69%
 

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
65%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
65%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents19840%
Students24895%
Employees60100%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Liane Jacob
Fax number
  • (818) 886-0760

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
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18722 Knapp Street
Northridge, CA 91324
Phone: (818) 886-4612

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