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Charles Maclay Middle School

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Posted June 4, 2014

In response to the previous review: Teachers create culture. Culture is dynamic, by definition. We as teachers/staff have the opportunity to engage with wonderful volunteer parents and others to create a positive culture here. I believe that individual empowerment is much more powerful in creating positive change, than negative generalizations which impede the progress we seek. I personally am currently learning more about the power of the tongue. For some reason I am slow to learn; I think I'm being upfront and task-oriented in a positive way, with the best of intentions, but careless words still escape my lips, revealing roots of faulty, negative stereotypes - and bringing conflict instead of positive change. The lesson is painful but I embrace it and will continue to seek to grow, empower, and bless. There are so many eager students and good teachers here! I want to rise up and meet those (who are from this culture) who have gone up ahead of me. I think of my teacher hero, Jaime Escalante. He didn't wait for the student culture to catch up to him. He invented the culture. Let's do what it takes, (inside ourselves first), to join him. :-)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 19, 2014

Until the culture of the school changes it will not be a good school. This is the school where good kids come to be punished by the vast majority of students who do not want to be there and try to ruin the educational experience for everyone else. The teachers and staff care immensely about the students and their education, but it is impossible to teach when you have to play the role of police officer most of time. The student population as a whole could not care less about choosing a diploma over parole paperwork. When all but 3 students are the problem it makes it very difficult to do anything. I would like to see parents sitting next to every problem student. If mom or dad has to take off work to discipline their student every time they go crazy in the classroom I think it would end the major behavior problems. Maybe the "breakfast in the classroom" program would even mean more than just having items to start a classroom food fight. The students can do the work, they refuse. Whether it is a cultural issue where a good education is not valued in their home or just a loss of control at home by the parents, something has to be done. None of the faculty let their kids go here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 15, 2013

I'm Valerie Malespin grade 7, now going on to 8th. This really is a great school, with teachers working hard to get their students engaged in learning and to help them understand that education is very important. There is only one problem, some of the kids at this school are a bit too ingnorant and caught up in popularity that it is what makes them slip, if they could just be pushed in the correct direction, then all will be well. There are many helpful and excellent programs at this school that will help the students academically such as; the 'Determined to Dream' reading program and the YS+ program. You've may or may not have heard what people say, that this school is 'ghetto' and bad, but really, see for yourself, don't just believe what the end of the grape vine tells you, see for yourself, the kids have grown so much and the school, too. This is coming from a former student, this is a great school and I will probably never forget about it. This wonderful school deserves a four.


Posted April 24, 2011

Well Hello There I Go To Maclay Middle School.' : ) Boyy It Is A Pretty Interesting School. Alot Of Things Go On There But Thats What Makes It Fun. AnyWaysz ... Well When Many People Here The School MaclayMs They Start Critisizing And Say"Ohh Maclay This,Maclay That, It's Such A Bad School.,,"BlaahBlaaahhBlllah.! They Think It's A Place For Cholas && Cholos. But Nahh They'r Wrong.! That Was All In The Past And I Think They Should Let It Go Because The Past Is The Past. Well Maclay Is A Very GRREAAT School For The 3Years I've Been There I Have Learned ALOOT.!All The Teachers [Staff] Are Nice and They All Care About You. Some Of Them Are Cool To Talk With And Sometimes There Funny.! Oh And The Students They Are All Very Nice. I Get Along With EveryOne There 6th,7th,& Oviously 8th Graders. I Have So Many GREAT Friends There!! If I Would've Never Gone There I Would've Never Met All The Great Friend I Have Now They Are Al Very Important To Me I Consider Some Of Them Like My Family Thats How Nice and Kind They Are To Me. Maclay Is Clean Compare To Many Other Schools&& Theres Really Not Alolt Of Drama There. Well I Love That School It's The Best'!!!! -- With Much Love Sonia.H : )<3


Posted April 15, 2011

I ATTEND TO MACLAY MIDDLE SCHOOL IAND I THINK ITS A GRAET SCHOOL ALL THE STAFF ARE REALLY GREAT AND THEY CARE ALOT ABOUT YOUR FUTUTRE I THINK ILL TELL OTHERS ABOUT THIS SCHOOL IT HAS THE HISTOY OF BEING BAD BUT ITS REALLY GREAT AND FUN TO GO MARIA GONZALEZ PERIOD 7/8


Posted April 14, 2011

These Past Years Att Maclayy Middle Have Been Great. Not Onlyy Because Of The Teachers That iHad But Because Of All The People That iMet There. ( : At Times It Can Be Reallyy Borringg But Other Than That Itss All Good. Maclayy Might Not Be One Of The Most BEST Schools But It Isnt As Bad As Some People Say. Hmm And It Has Alot Of Programs That People Can Join So Yeaa Itss Prettyy Niceee'( x -Loveee,, Sandraaa M. >.<3' (Periodd 7'&'8)


Posted April 14, 2011

Honestly I tjink maclay is a lame school they give nasty food and some dumb rules and it would be better if we didnt have to wear uniform also if the didnt have random searches in the morning also when you get food in the cafeteria they make u grab everything when yout just ganna throw it away and waste it


Posted April 14, 2011

Maclay middle school......uumm its an okay school... What i like about maclay its that theres so many opportunity to get a headstart to college...Like the project grad program,after school...What i dislike is that the cafeteria gives nastyy food they should start giving out better food to us..But other than the maclay is an okay school...:)))) -Jazmin Ortega- period 5/6


Posted April 14, 2011

Maclay ia an alright school for me. one thing that is good that it has many oppertunities. it also has many programs to teach you about high school and college. which is a good thing it helps kids prepare for life. many kids dont know what to do but it helps you. goog thing there is a school like maclay......:))))...Alyssa Castrellon (per.5-6)


Posted April 14, 2011

This school is cool because we can do a lot of activities and the teachers and staff are great. They help us with everything.


Posted April 14, 2011

Maclay middle is a pretty good school but some of the teachers i don't like and the students are weird. There is all types of students there and they're weird its funny.Rawr rawr rawr rawr rawr. Hehe funny well thats all i have to say.


Posted April 14, 2011

i think maclay is an O.K school.i think that maclay is an o.k school becuse i hated when they do those random searches in the morning 1 of all there is a big line nd it wastes time to search .sometimes i hated when staff or teachers blame u on something u didnt do.i also hated when the lunch ladies tell u to get everything even if u dont want to nd most of the times it will end up in the trash.----Moises rodriguez-per 5/6


Posted April 13, 2011

Maclay for me is an alright school. Its diffrent for other people though. For some its great and for others its the worst! It does offer difrent programs but im not in any of them. The school has improved, and the students have grown too. Jose D. Garcia (Mr. Garcia English Period 5/6)


Posted April 13, 2011

Maclay m.s is a good school.There are nice teachers that teach really good. i dont like the way how some students disrespect teachers. i like that we, 8 th graders have a history/french teacher named Ms.North. Lastly, we are lucky to have a determine to dream contest to win money because no other schools have the contest like Maclay does.- Edith Serrano


Posted April 13, 2011

...Maclay Middle school was a good school since 6 grade. Before me and my classmates came along the school was just bad. Then the test scores for CST went up and the grades. Is better than the other schools around. Some the people are great but sometime they could, yeah. The teachers are awsome and very nice. I would always looks back when I went to Maclay. -Ashlynn Coreas


Posted April 13, 2011

Maclay middle school is an good school. I have only been here since september and I have had a lot of fun. There are many programs that you can do after school. Most of the teachers are nice and fair. I like most of my classes and I get every thing that I learn. -Alicia Rios p.7/8


Posted April 12, 2011

this school was fun the last 3 years i've been there. u never know what will happen at that school. its not the best school to be in but its not the worse school either. its full of great teachers that give it their all to help you get an education. I'll always remember how great the school was. Latrell.J.johnson


Posted April 12, 2011

I think maclay is a very good school. It is better than my old school. Teachers at macly care more and teach better. They also care if we do well and help us on problems we have. Although there are some times the school does things that is not fair I still thimk Maclay is a excellent school.-Diana molina


Posted April 12, 2011

maclay middle school! were should i start! maclay is a home 2 me! we are all like a big family! yahh even though we have had bad times we will all look bad 1 day and laugh and enjoy those moments! remember once a maclay lion always 1 in heart! maclay is just preparing us 4 high school! high school wont be so easy! the staff is awesome! well and those people who suffer 4 love shouldent beacause we are just in middle school! when we get 2 high school we can chose a rite guy! guadalupe rodriguez<333
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

Well what i belive about maclay that it is an ok school. It has some helpful teachers and kids. Maclay has sports after school and they dont give good food. They should give betterr food. Some of the teachers care about you so you can get good grades. This 3 years in maclay i will remember them forever. jose castillo


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API score

716

Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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API score

716

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.
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2012 to 2013

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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.
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English Language Arts

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
15%
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.

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English Language Arts

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
25%
English Language Arts

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

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
31%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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11%

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0%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
40%
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

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Females32%
Males34%
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Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

Math

All Students27%
Females21%
Males34%
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%
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

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English Language Arts

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Females46%
Males30%
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Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

Math

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Females40%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%
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 Students45%
Females47%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%

English Language Arts

All Students35%
Females39%
Males31%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students11%
Females14%
Males10%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state10%

Geometry

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students24%
Females18%
Males30%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%

Science

All Students49%
Females45%
Males52%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state48%
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 94%
Black 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
White 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/AN/A
English language learners 26%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)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

We organized questions from the LAUSD School Experience Survey into five categories. The respondent group-level results (parents, students, and school employees) show the percent of each respondent group that agree or strongly agree that the school has positive results for that category.

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

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Based on 1357 responses

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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
72%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
75%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
70%
 

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

 
74%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
91%
 

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
69%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
73%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
55%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
80%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Strong family engagementWhat's this?

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

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This school
63%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
63%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
63%
 

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
72%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
72%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents45265%
Students83694%
Employees6978%

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Veronica Arreguin
Fax number
  • (818) 834-1012

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Parent center
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Volunteer time after school
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12540 Pierce Avenue
Pacoima, CA 91331
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