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Alfred B. Nobel Charter Middle School

Charter | 6-8 | 2427 students

 

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Posted August 7, 2014

AMAZING SCHOOL!!! I am in the 7th grade and it is outstanding. I wouldn't go to a different school if my life depended on it. Great school.


Posted April 2, 2014

My daughter is attending Nobel middle school and it's her first year here !! We were very excited because she was accepted .. And we heard it was one of the best schools in the valley ! But the teachers are so bitter and the school staff they treat kids very bad my daughter cried for 2 weeks at the beginning she wouldn't get anybody to help her get her locker unjammed instead the student store dispatcher was very mean !! But she is learning I think they do need to re staff with new happy people !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

I was so excited for my child to attend Nobel, but now I just can't wait for him to be done! Besides Mr. Horosney, who is now the Dean and a very patient caring man who is able to connect with the kids, all the other staff (administration, office, teachers) are just rude and mean to the students. They yell and demean them if they do not understand. If your child is not male and not a perfect A student, Nobel is not for you! Teachers in most cases seem tired of teaching and do not bend to the various learning styles of the students. "Learn my way or don't learn at all" should be their school moto! Don't be fooled by their 'old' shining reputation, Nobel needs to be 're-staffed' with caring, patient, 'in touch' staff (administration, office and most importantly teachers)!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2013

I am so unhappy here at Nobel!!! I have two more years here. :(. The staff here are really mean and uncaring! ALL my teachers yell everyday! I think their just as unhappy as I am. I can here the teachers yelling when I walk around the school. It's a really sad place to spend your days,


Posted September 26, 2013

Alfred Nobel school is great school. This is the 1st year my daughter attended this school but she love it. The teaching is great and thorought and I like the dress code policy. I'am very impress with this school. I send my daughter to private school before I did not know that this school, just a corner away from our home was one of the best to send my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

Nobel Charter Middle School provides a superb learning environment for the students, as well as many extracurricular activities. The Leadership teacher & students offer many fun activities for the entire student body all year long. The parents and staff work well together in providing areas for parent involvement to support their student's learning. The staff are very caring of the students. I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

This amazing school raises the bar on education. As a parent, I was very nervous about sending my child to middle school. Nobel has a special way of dealing with the sixth graders that made the transition very easy for my child. There is so much help for the students available at Nobel that if a student begins to falter, they are given the opportunity to pull themselves up. Nobel has great drama and music departments, great teachers and staff and the PTSA is so welcoming to new parents. There are many great elective opportunities at Nobel including Leadership, Yearbook, Peer Mediation, Marine Biology and the list goes on. The teachers, staff and programs that are available at this school keep the students excited about learning. Although Nobel is a very large school, it functions much like a small, close knit community. We would not want our child to attend school anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

I have had 4 years experience at Nobel with my 3 children. Students get a solid education and are well prepared for high school. The administration and involved parents are very dedicated to the school and its students. The school offers a great Leadership program, outstanding Band and Drama departments and offers several educational and fun activities throughout the year for the students and families. They have an active PTA that often wins awards and their school grounds and Horticulture department are very nice. It's a well regarded school with a large wait list for registration, which says it all. It's the best middle school in LAUSD. I have been very satisfied with the education my children have received. My children have had some dynamic teachers. I highly recommend it. (Nobel is not our resident school)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2013

I think this school is better than most private schools,the programs and clubs are wonderful and the teachers my child had were loving, considerate and professional. We are excited about sending my next child here. If you are a good student,willing to learn and put in the time and really care about school,this is the place for you!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

omg you guys are confusing me I'm not sure if I should go to this school or not because some people hate it and some people love it Idk if I should go here or Robert frost Sincerely confused girl


Posted April 22, 2013

Students are great, but some of the teachers don't teach very well and don't really care about your kids. Some teachers are cool and exciting while other teachers are mean and aggressive. If you plan on going to Nobel Middle School I suggest you to not
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2013

I attended this school a few years back and I pretty much hated it. The teachers didn't genuinely care for the students. The academics weren't too great. The lunches were absolutely disgusting. However, the campus was nice and I clean, and the principle was really enthusiastic.


Posted March 25, 2013

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this school! My child is an incoming 6th grader. I admit that I was initially concerned about the size of the school (2400 students) and the open campus, but after visiting the school at all hours during the school day, I feel that the school is very safe. My child has also thrived at the school and is on the Principal's Honor role and recently was accepted to the Leadership team. My child is in Honors classes andI have been very pleased with the teachers. The teachers challenge the students and give homework almost every night but it is not overwhelming. I'm also involved with the PTA and have volunteered at various events. In these roles, I have observed the Principal, Assistant Principal and other Administrators. They are very friendly, approachable, caring and very knowledgeable. I HIGHLY recommend this school. Why pay for a private school when your child can get an amazing education at Nobel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2012

Not happy at this school!!!!! I was so excited to go to Nobel but now that I do I HATE IT!! Just like last year most of my teachers are mean and they don't seem to care if you pass or not. Matter of fact my teachers have told me they don't care. Why are they teachers ? They have ruined me!!! :'(


Posted August 6, 2012

Hi! I'm an ongoing 7th grader at this school this year and last year was a great year for me. Great staff and very helpful teachers. The principal is friendly and funny and they all push u to do your best. Because of them, my experience at this school is unforgettable. If it wasnt for the teachers, I would't be able to get into honor classes this year. For anyone who is planning to go to this school, I strongly recommend it.


Posted July 24, 2012

I agree with the last two parents. My child had a different 6th grade math/science teacher and she was horrible too! My child learned nothing in her class. It was the same thing powerpoint notes and a new subject everyday. Then they would be given tests two to three weeks later and expect to know every step that was taught through the powerpoint notes that one day. We also spoke with the teacher and were given excuses. We had to reteach her everything and she is a very smart kid. She gets it when we explain it. Anything she learned last year in math was from home. I looked at the grades posted on the wall at open house and when you are teaching an honors class and the majority of the students are getting c's, d's and fails in a basic math class something is wrong with your teaching! The english teacher was pretty bad too! I sent my child there to get a better education, it looks like I made a mistake. If the same thing happens in 7th grade, I'm taking her out of there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2012

I AGREE WITH THE PARENT IN THE PREVIOUS POST. STEPHANIE LAMBERTE HAS NO BUSINESS TEACHING. SHE IS AWFUL. FAVORS FEMALE STUDENTS. DONT KNOW WHY PRINCIPAL KEEPS HER.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2012

Nobel is a good school overall. There is one teacher who, in my opinion, should not be in the field of education. The students call her "lame-berte". She was my son's 6th grade math/science teacher. She teaches using Powerpoint slides and rarely uses the textbook. My son was having a difficult time adjusting to her teaching style. I spoke with her to no avail. When I spoke with one of the deans about her he said, "Have you asked her for extra worksheets?",as if this were the answer. She doesn't use examples on the board, doesn't let the students go up to the board to demonstrate their skills, so she has no idea of their level of math competence. She has a "one size fits all" approach to teaching math. My husband and I are both educators and my husband had to reteach everything she had supposedly taught our son. This same woman was also my son's homeroom teacher for three years. During culmination rehearsal she called him by another student's name then apologized and said it wouldn't happen during the actual culmination. Guess what? She did it again during the actual ceremony. This tells me that she never bothered to learn my son's name in the 3 yrs he was in her room. What a shame!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

We have two students at Nobel and we love Nobel. One is gifted the other is not and both of their educations are tailored to meet their own needs. This was not the case at two local private schools. Nobel is large yet maintains a small school feel. No problem communicating with administration and teachers and both are responsive and caring. Most seem to like being there and it shows. The academics are first rate (though they could use new computers). Advanced math, reading, wiriting and litertature (including Shakespeare) are taught as soon as your child is ready. Nobel still values music and drama and both departments exceeded my expecations. I have attended several concerts and musicals and have been amazed at the quality. All with neighborhood kids. This is especially true for the drama department which is amazing. Nobel can't work magic and produce results if your child isn't motivated. If your child works hard they will excell at Nobel if there is a problem Nobel will work with you to correct the problem. Thus, I have to take issue with the post that claimed that Nobel holds back advanced students. That has not been my experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2012

my son in 8th it is best of the best the teachers and the principal leadership i am very happy with the school
—Submitted by a parent


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900

Change from
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-10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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900

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English Language Arts

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

818 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

820 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
English Language Arts

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

822 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

660 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

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.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
71%
English Language Arts

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

780 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
51%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

784 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

783 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Females79%
Males77%
African American64%
Asian85%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state63%

Math

All Students76%
Females72%
Males79%
African American61%
Asian88%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state58%
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 Students99%
Females97%
Males99%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate100%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate98%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to state100%

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Females81%
Males79%
African American69%
Asian88%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state68%

Math

All Students72%
Females72%
Males72%
African American56%
Asian86%
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state65%
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 Students76%
Females81%
Males72%
African American71%
Asian87%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state64%

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females80%
Males71%
African American71%
Asian89%
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state60%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students55%
Females50%
Males60%
African American56%
Asian79%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state44%

Geometry

All Students99%
Females98%
Males99%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino97%
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 disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability99%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)96%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students75%
Females73%
Males77%
African American64%
Asian89%
Filipino84%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state67%

Science

All Students84%
Females84%
Males86%
African American71%
Asian95%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate82%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state73%
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 39%
White 31%
Asian 16%
Black 6%
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 41%N/AN/A
English language learners 2%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 Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Amharic
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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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 2995 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
66%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
72%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
60%
 

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
74%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
70%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
77%
 

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
77%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
88%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
59%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
85%
 

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
65%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
58%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
72%
 

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
49%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
49%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents57333%
Students237296%
Employees5033%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Derek Horowitz
Fax number
  • (818) 701-9480

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Amharic

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Equestrian
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
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9950 Tampa Avenue
Northridge, CA 91324
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