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Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School

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2011:
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Posted May 13, 2014

This is my sons first year(6th grade) at Holmes and he has really excelled at this school. He's in the magnet program and yes lots of homework and projects, but it's expected, after all it is middle school. He does have an I.E.P and the RSP teacher is the best. Answers my email and returns calls in a timely manner. Teachers address your concerns and answer email rather quickly. My son could've gone to Portola, but I chose this school because of the academics. He's very happy here. I'm hoping 7th grade will be just as good if not better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2013

The Humanities Magnet program seems very good. The grading system is very confusing and complicated. It is easy for teachers and students to make mistakes and the teachers are not the ones to back down on this. (They will blame the students over their own mistakes.) . Middle school is a rough time for students; the school does not have any problems with bullies and the kids are pretty nice. I feel that the teachers are over worked and need teacher aides and a better grading system. Also a better student / parent support.system. They offer band and have a good PE program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2013

My school is amazing ! Im a 7th grader about to be an 8th grader because its summer (YAY) at Holmes in the SAS Honors Program ! This school is awesome, I recommend for all kids of all races. This school is truly wonderful and so are the teachers, just watch out for teachers like Mrs. Hirsh, Mrs. Carr, and Mrs. Yuen. They're great teachers (especially Mrs. Yuen) but they're EXTREMELY strict and can be just a little bit mean but you will only get them if you get into SAS Honors! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE ! AND TO MY FELLOW 8TH GRADERS: I MISS YOU XD


Posted June 5, 2013

This school amazing! The teachers are great and they teach step by step throughout the year. My child is now in 8th grade and loved her experience as a 6th grader and 7th . The staff is completely helpful to you and to your child. And for the dress code , there's only navy and white collar shirts you're allowed to wear. You obviously CAN wear jeans! My child wears jeans to school , of course . Overall , I think this a good school to send your child to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2012

Love this school! My second child is in 7th grade and we chose Holmes based on the positive experiences we had when our first child attended. Best kept secret in the valley! Great teachers and an amazing new Principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2012

my children are in grade 6 in the SAS program. The school is perfect, but the problem is some of the teachers. I heard that some teachers yell at the kids. Teachers also do not explain assignments or homework to do. Each class must be supervised so they do not have these problems. Otherwise the school is perfect and the programs they have are excellent. There are teachers that are excellent and love their jobs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2012

My child is in 8th grade at Holmes, and it's been a great experience overall. Some bullying in 6th grade, but it's almost disappeared entirely by 8th grade. I don't know what the 1/23/12 poster is talking about. Jeans are a part of the written dress code; my child wears them every single day. Also, her classmates participate in after school sports and teams. They have lockers, but they don't use them for a reason. I'm sorry this child was bullied and left after one day, but in my child's experience Holmes has been good about disciplining bullies. I've found that, although they are urged to let teachers know about bullying, many kids don't, for fear of being labeled a "snitch."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2012

Just might possibly be the worst school ever. Scratch that, it is DEFINITELY the worst school ever! I came from private school (big mistake) and only lasted a day until I was offered drugs, bullied, and yelled at by a teacher (profanities). I tried the next day, and it was even worse. I had a kid in my HONORS ENGLISH class who literally knew NO english whatsoever. So my teacher translated to spanish. There were no sports teams, after school activities, or lockers. Not even books for everyone. There are just about a million kids who are all mean. I have no trouble making friends but people were SO mean! The food was horrid, and you can't wear jeans! (?????) I ended up crying and going back to my school that I am so happy to have. PLEASE DO NOT send your kids here!


Posted November 16, 2011

I am digusted with the treatment of my child! This is my third child to go through this school. Last year my daughter had the best English teacher and the best Algebra teacher. I was hoping that my youngest would have the same experience. Instead, his 7th grade year has been disappointing and traumatizing! Some crazy woman who is allowed to insult and belittle the students has taken over the honor English, and my sons math class has been changed three times! There are hardly any electives or activities. Although my other two children had great experiences at Holmes...this year leaves a lot to be desired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2011

My son came here in the 7th grade and is now an 8th grader. With the expception of 1 teacher last year, his teachers have been awesome! Especially this year. He is in 2 honors classes and the rest of his classes he has excelled in. He also is involved in the after school sports programs and loves them as well. His councilor is great and very on top of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2011

Horrible school. Have taken my children out. Rude unresponsive admin staff and terrible teachers who think nothing of yelling or grabbing the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2011

I was a 6th grader at this school for 2010-2011. This school is a very strict school. Most teachers violently scream at the students. The attendance office staff are rude and disrespectful to students and parents. Although some of the other staff and teachers treat kids nicely. This school thinks that they are doing the right thing but in reality they are disrespecting the students! also teachers will asume you did everything bad and you did the the bad things. i suggest DO NOT take your children to this school. And this is out of my own expirience.


Posted June 15, 2011

I am a 6th grader at Holmes Middle School and i am here to tell you something from the inside. Students talk about inapprobriate things. They also use foul language. If you believed what they said you would not want your children to attend. As a 6th grader i hear a lot of things and to tell truth it was gross! The teacher do not support children and they yell at them. They are aggresively strict. if your child didn't even do anything the teachers would find a way to blame it on them. I am telling you for your own good. That's what I think of MY school. Also the P.E teachers are really strict too. I once took a long time changing and one of the teachers threatened to keep me after schoool to sweep. I am a girl. In conclusion send your kids to a different school 2011


Posted May 13, 2011

If your child is going into 8th Grade and needs RSP, watch out - the RSP teacher is terrible. And they have yet another new principal - the current one didn't even stay 3 years but is apparently moving to VRHS #4. I am an involved parent but am so glad to be out of there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

My daughter attends this school, is in the 6th grade SAS portion of the student body. So far, so good. She has made new friends, and has kept in touch with her grade school ones as well. The teacher's that she currently has, have been very supportive, and she is very happy. I will not tolerate bullying or ineffective teachers. If you are involved, you will receive what you need. Do not be a complacent parent. Get involved with activities, and participate in all fundraisers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2011

I am a student at Holmes MS. I have been tormented by a few classmates, and other kids in the school who I have never met before. Some teachers use profanity in the classrooms. Though the SAS Program is excellent when it comes to academics, some teachers are inexperience, and the curriculum seems to difficult for them to handle themselves. The Magnet Program in good as well, but they offer the same curriculum as the Regular students. The teachers should be more aware to what's happening outside of the classrooms too, as well as the inside.


Posted December 15, 2010

I am currently attending this school as a sixth grader for the fall semester.I have been attending this school for 4 months, I am in the SAS program and it is wonderful.This school is a great school, but there are problems with some of the SAS teachers that I have. My English and History teacher (I will not mention a name) uses bad language around the classes and constantly tells us that we are more stupid then her other class.Now my Math and Science teacher she throws pencils out of the classroom from across the room if she hears you playing with it, and tells us that we are always behind her advisory class. Now my P.E teacher is great! And my old elective teacher was funny!( but still kept the class under control) But my other teachers including my current elective teacher tells us that they always talk about us and say how horrible we are and say our names. Now I'm not saying you child should not attend this school, I'm saying is that there are some problems with the teachers in the SAS program, but besides all of that the school is great! =3


Posted October 3, 2010

i this school !! i only been here for a month and love it ! tho some of the kids are very mean and talk behind your back . i have 5 teachers ! and its wonderful ! im not one of thoses kids with 4 teachers and its boring ! its exciting ! I have : Mrs.Arellano Mr green Mr Smith Mrs Zagnoli and Mr Burk and they are WONDERFUL :))


Posted June 18, 2010

i just graduated this wonderful school as the class of 2010 royals and for every parent that sends there kid to this school it well make your kid happy and the parent happy because your kids grades well go up these school has the best teachers and wonderful staff members that well help you at any time you need them


Posted May 20, 2010

My daughter attends the magnet program at Holmes. It is great!!!! She is challenged every day and the teachers are awesome. Great parent/teacher communication! If I ever have any question or concearns her teachers will be there at my first request! She is being taught not only the core education skills but morals as well! She has grown so much since starting at Holmes in the 6th grade. Coming from a private school I couldn't have made a better choice!
—Submitted by a parent


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856

Change from
2012 to 2013

-2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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856

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API Statewide 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.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
English Language Arts

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

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
52%
English Language Arts

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

485 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
37%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

519 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

485 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students63%
Females65%
Males62%
African American79%
Asian87%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state57%

Math

All Students53%
Females50%
Males56%
African American64%
Asian75%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state56%
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 Students89%
Females88%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state77%

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females72%
Males68%
African American74%
Asian89%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate66%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state69%

Math

All Students60%
Females60%
Males60%
African American50%
Asian62%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state57%
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 Students93%
Females94%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate92%
Parent education - high school graduate97%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state92%

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females68%
Males64%
African American54%
Asian93%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability34%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state68%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students58%
Females60%
Males58%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state60%

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-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 staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students73%
Females76%
Males71%
African American80%
Asian93%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state73%

Science

All Students76%
Females72%
Males79%
African American71%
Asian96%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state76%
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 State average
Hispanic 64% 52%
White 17% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 11%
Black 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • 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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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
65%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
61%
 
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
72%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
68%
 

Employees

This school

 
76%
 
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
73%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
89%
 

Students

This school

 
56%
 

Employees

This school

 
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
 

Parents

This school

 
55%
 

Employees

This school

 
58%
 
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
55%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
55%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents26624%
Students128782%
Employees5347%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Blanca Hernandez
Fax number
  • (818) 886-3358

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

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9351 Paso Robles Avenue
Northridge, CA 91325
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Phone: (818) 678-4100

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