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Primary Academy for Success

Public | K-1 | 264 students

 

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Posted August 31, 2013

Primary Academy for Success. This data is very old. The average class size is much higher now and it more like 24 students. There are second grade classes there for the last 3 years. Irene Belden retired. Why is this information so old?
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 28, 2012

I Love the fact that the Principal is very involved and gets to know the students and parents, teachers are great and the way the teachers get involved with the students and the activities are great! Ms. Gomez is great with the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Great little school. I am very pleasantly surprised. Don't le t the location fool you. Having only Pre-K to 1st grade is the best. It allows students to grow at their own pace without the distractions of older students. Ms. Fleishman is great!!! Very parent/staff/teacher oriented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

I think this school has a very good program for pre-schoolers. Recomended teacher(Ms. Dolinsky) very good, very patient, one to one. She teaches them so much and they learn it fast. By the time they graduate they learn how to write words, add, subtract, learn the sounds of the alphabet, know they're numbers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I really love this school, since it is small, there is definitely more 1:1 ratio with teacher/student. They have pre-school to 1st grade and is a very good school with helpful teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

Its a wonderful little school .My daughter gose to primary and She has lernd so much.And the staff are real helpful and nice .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2005

This school is a real gem. It is right in the heart of an impoverished neighborhood but the quality of the faculty and the school's support system is second to none. I highly recommend this school to anyone who has a school aged child.
—Submitted by a teacher


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

827

Change from
2012 to 2013

+49

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

N/A


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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

827

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+49

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 95% 51%
Asian 3% 11%
White 2% 27%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Based on 161 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
75%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
75%
 

District average

 
70%
 
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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85%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
85%
 

District average

 
81%
 
A safe, clean and orderly environmentWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents, students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a well-kept facility and a safe environment conducive to learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Cleanliness (Employees), School Safety (Employees), Safety (Parents), School Cleanliness (Students), School Safety (Students).

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This school
75%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
79%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Employees

This school

 
70%
 

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
79%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
72%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
87%
 

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
Parents14656%
Employees1544%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Irene Belden
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (818) 893-5718

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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