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Panorama High School

Public | 9-12 | 2005 students

 

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Posted November 16, 2012

I have been pleasantly surprised by this school! I was initially concerned based on the area and neighborhoods. The staff I have encountered thus far are so very helpful and pleasant, and eager to solve any issue they can. The athletics department is AWESOME! The school has so much spirit and pride, and while it's obvious at times that some of the families may not have a lot of money or resources, their children make up for it in kindness and manners. Each time I have been on camps the students were so nice and polite and courteous, FAR more so than I've seen in other more affluent neighborhoods. The campus is gorgeous, and very functional and well maintained. Our child has been treated well, by staff and students alike and it's a wonderful breath of fresh air! Money and fancy neighborhoods do NOT a good school make. I am so happy we chose Panorama!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

Hello. My name is Zeke Zendejas and I am the Store Director at the Food4Less in Panorama City. I know many parents and students that shop at the store. I would like to encourage the teachers/parents to join my company's Community Rewards program. This program gives back to the non-profit organizations in the community. It helps raise money for sports activities, books, or computers your school may need. It gives hundereds of dollars back quarterly. Please visit our website at Food4Less.com and click on Community Rewards. Feel free to call me @ (818) 830-7085 or stop by the store for more details.


Posted January 23, 2011

PHS as a fabulous school in which to work and is incredibly safe. The students are wonderful DESPITE the surrounding neighborhood, and the staff is committed to supporting student success in high school and life beyond. Every school has its issues (drugs, fights, gangs, etc), but I see the PHS staff striving to improve student motivation and academic success. Go Pythons!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 8, 2010

This school is an ok school. The area is pretty bad though. There is a lot of drugs and many bad influences there, I always see kids smoking during P.E.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2009

My son is currently a freshman at Panorama High. I was able to enroll him there through open enrollment and continue to be glad about the decision I made. My son is having a great year there. The teachers keep their students very busy with their schoolwork. He is also part of the football team, the coaches are awesome, they guide the boys by example, they also played the sport in their own school days. I feel very comfortable leaving my son in the hands of his teachers and coaches. Thanks to the teachers my son comes home excited about his day and his future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2008

This school, evn though is new, it offers a wide variety of services for students who need help with their homework, and many afterschool activities as well. It also has a very safe campus. There are frequent random metal detection searches. Overall, I would definetly send my kids to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

It has been a year of excellence work for my daughter. This school is preparing the professional for tomorrow. Thanks for the effort everybody is making
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

680

Change from
2012 to 2013

-1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

680

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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.
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2012 to 2013

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(2012)

2 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
9%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
n/a
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
34%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

505 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
21%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
38%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
6%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
1%
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 13% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
9%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
38%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
21%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
24%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
7%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
24%
World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
21%
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 10% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
10%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 51% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
10%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
11%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
20%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
2%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
35%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
20%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
0%
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

All Students24%
Females27%
Males21%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%

Algebra II

All Students45%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students32%
Females34%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
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 disadvantaged20%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

Earth Science

All Students2%
Females4%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability2%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
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 state4%

English Language Arts

All Students30%
Females35%
Males25%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipino31%
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students41%
Females41%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
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 state47%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students3%
Females0%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate2%
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 state0%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students21%
Females19%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
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 state18%
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 Students17%
Females31%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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 state11%

Algebra II

All Students27%
Females24%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
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 state22%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students17%
Females14%
Males20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
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 state16%

Chemistry

All Students32%
Females34%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
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 disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
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 state16%

Earth Science

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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 staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students30%
Females33%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino40%
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

Geometry

All Students23%
Females22%
Males23%
African Americann/a
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 disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students75%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students41%
Females36%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

World History

All Students23%
Females19%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino18%
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 disadvantaged19%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate35%
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

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students10%
Females6%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students62%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students14%
Females13%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state12%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students36%
Females33%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino42%
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 disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
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%

Geometry

All Students15%
Females13%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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 state13%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students49%
Females33%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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 staten/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students45%
Females36%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino55%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

World History

All Students57%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females69%
Males69%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Economic Status Unknown52%
Students with disability25%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner22%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students73%
Females73%
Males74%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Economic Status Unknown68%
Students with disability23%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner33%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

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 90%
Black 3%
White 2%
Asian 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/AN/A
English language learners 24%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • 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 1259 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
68%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
72%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
64%
 

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
65%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
65%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
65%
 

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

 
72%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
62%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
73%
 

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
52%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
59%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
45%
 

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
42%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
42%
 

District average

 
66%
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents988%
Students113671%
Employees2516%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Elias De La Torre
Fax number
  • (818) 786-6991

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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8015 Van Nuys Boulevard
Panorama City, CA 91402
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