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San Fernando, CA
Students enrolled: 2,266

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13330 Vaughn Street
San Fernando, CA 91340

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(818) 896-7461
(818) 834-9036
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October 20, 2014
This school is just really great! The way the teachers interact with students is so amazing. I've never seen so much interaction and communication between teacher and student. I've been here for 3 years and i can honestly say I wouldn't like to go to any other school. The way they teach and run this school is so efficient, the discipline is so good and they prepare you for college and make you start thinking about your future at an early age. That's perhaps why this school is so successful.

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2013

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2013
This is a horrible school. I do not recommend this school for anyone. This school will ruin a child's dream.

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2013
I have a daughter , that goes to MIT and she's been attending since pre k , and I can honestly tell you Vaughn is a good school.the teachers are very nice and caring also the school management are dedicated professionals .

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2013
I chose to send my child to the middle school at Vaughn over my family's neighborhood school or a Catholic school because I knew he would get the best academic preparation for high school. The teachers here work hard and have a good comraderie. The students are expected to learn and being smart is not a liability as it can be at other schools in the middle grades. My kid LOVED the music and math teachers and he did some challenging reading in English class!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2013
All 4 of my children attend Vaughn, growing up in lausd system was a nightmare! This school is academicaly chalenging our kids, there preparing them for college and beyond. Awesome work!

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2012
One of the worst charter schools in the San Fernando Valley. For a charter school the standards are low. The middle school lacks leadership particularly in its administration. When there is a lack of leadership the faculty and students will adhire to their example.

- submitted by a community member
May 30, 2012
My daughter attends Vaughn and she enjoys attending every day, she is a 2nd grade student and her teacher has done an excellent job of making sure my daughter transitioned from 1st grade to 2nd grade easily . I feel her teachers made my daughters learning experience important to them as well as for me and most importantly my daughter. I am very happy for the teachers she has had both Kinder, 1st and 2nd (1st and 2nd) was the same teacher and I think that was a great idea as that made the transition easy for the kids. The Principal is also caring as I usually see her early in the morning outside in front of the school ensuring the kids are welcomed and everyone is following the drop off rules. 2nd grade teachers at Vaughn are the best!! (Ms. K rm2)

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2012
This school is not the best choice a student or scholar . I currently attend this school and as a 5th grader I can say that this school has alot of issues . The students are almost never recognized and acknowledged . If you had to chose a school for your chid I wouldn't recommend it . I can truly say that some teachers are also very rude and are almost never attending a student in need

- submitted by a community member
February 15, 2012
my child just started this school and i must say that i am dissapointed in the teacher that he got. im not sure and hope that all teachers are not like this one in particular and that they are more organized. as far as the school goes they have all this staff just standing around which i think should be outside directing the parents not to cut in line when picking up children or not to park in areas that they are not suppose to. as for the principal i dont see much involvement and when i see her shes never greeted the parents that are in the hall ways to pick up their children. i guess this is just a school where staff needs to learn to communicate and if they dont know how! i wonder what they are teaching the students in class.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2011
You might think this is the best school in city but it's really horrible. They gave too much homework to students that don't even teach them anything. Having homework isn't bad, but if students don't learn anything from it, what is the point of having any. Students are not responsible for themselves, usually the staff is picking up the messes that the students leave behind. The students also think that they have the right to do whatever they want without any consequences. The school teachers are usually absent and there are always substituted teachers taking care of the students. The buildings are not safe because they are not well built. They don't have one on one sessions for the mentally disabled. The only reason why many parent think it's a great school is because they got a California Distinguished Schools Award in 1995 and the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award in 1996. The thing is that happen 16 and 15 years ago and they haven't gotten an award since. That is saying something.

- submitted by a community member
February 13, 2011
In this particular community, this school is absolutely the best choice for any parent or student who wants a safe and caring community and an education that will truly prepare you for college. It is not the right school for anyone who wants to skate through school for the piece of paper in hopes of getting an okay job. It is not the right school for any student who wants to just fade into the crowd. The support at Vaughn will not let you fall through the cracks.

- submitted by a teacher
July 07, 2010
If you actually look at the schools test scores over the last decade, you will see that the scores (API) have gone up ever year. The school has a good balance of new and veteran teachers that make up a solid teaching core. Vaughn has met its goals every year and is only getting stronger

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2010
This school is not a very great school since the students that attend it dont have a voice and cant do much about it. I am currently attending this school and all i have to say is that i want to transfer out of this school.we are required to take classes after school. in fact we cant even pick which class we want, the administrators assign to us.

- submitted by a community member
May 29, 2010
Wow! I just attended the Parent Appreciation night where they included a college information fair. There were people from colleges like UCLA, USC, Santa Monica Glendale, CSUN and many more. Even though my kids are in elementary school now I know that Vaughn will help them get to college. They are very dedicated and very focused on student achievement. Great teachers and administration. Really know their students!

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2008
I attended several special events that highlighted student achievement. this school is certainly puts their students first. I was suprised to see so many teachers working late, talking about stratigies to use to help teach and everyone was extremely friendly. There was a high parent turn out at each event i attended, and parents were actually talking and laughing with teachers. They had real realtionships to support students. The administrators blended in with staff and not until i was introduced did i realize who was an administrator. The administration truly values their staff and unlike other district schools there is a no feelings of a 'us' and 'them'. I encourage any one to visit this school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating June 04, 2008
Vaughn was good school several years ago...but since then their scores has gone down which classifies the school as a Program Improvement school. This situation now qualifies parents to get tutoring (outside help) paid by the school and also legally allows them to take thier school out to other performing schools. Vaughn has been failing my child for the past couple of years now and I am dissapointed with the administrators and teachers. You people are all promises!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2008
Vaughn is an excellent school. I love the involvement and the dedication that the teachers have in teaching. I am a single mom of four girls and to me it's very important to have great role models and that's what I have found at Vaughn. Thank you to all the teachers and staff for doing such a great job.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2007
Excellent school. Best in the valley from pre-k to high school.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
June 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2006
Vaughn is a terrrific school that offers many parents the flexibililty like myself to enroll my child in their bilingual program. I am very proud to say that I am learning from my child correct academic Spanish. Being the 5th generation here I feel that the cultural exposure in my son's first grade class has empowered him to feel free and proud that is not only learning English but also Spanish.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2006
Vaughn Middle Scool is excellent.I would highly reccomend this school to student entering middle school. The teachers and staff are great . They keep parents aware of child progress and grades. Have small class size and a safe school. Teachers were wonderfull with my son shyness and encouaged him to go to college and achieve sucess. (Thanks Mr Salazar ) Now in the 7th grade he still looks forward in going to school, likes playing sports(soccer)in P.E.and computer class.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2006
Awesomw school! My daughter is in Pre-k and already knows how to count to 100, her ABCs,letter sounds, and many other things.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2006
With my experience, my child's academics lack the participation, involment, dedication, and structural program. Extracurricular activities were not avaialble for low income families. Parental involvement is for the benefit of the school of avoding additional paid staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
June 07, 2005
Vaughn is an excellent school with hardworking, dedicated professionals. As a teacher at Vaughn, I take pride in saying that I have been apart of this program. Our test scores have increased steadily each year since becoming a charter school. Vaughn ensures parent involvement and partcipates in a teacher assistance and review program leading to perfomance pay for its' teachers.

- submitted by a teacher
April 06, 2005
Vaughn Learning Center is truly a wonderful place for all types of children. Teachers here strive to make sure the needs of each individual child is met. The creativity in each classroom has allowed the school to continually improve each year. Parent involvement is huge.

- submitted by a teacher

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Vaughn Next Century Learning Center
13330 Vaughn Street, San Fernando, CA  91340
(818) 896-7461
Last modified Vaughn Next Century Learning Center is a Charter school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Vaughn Next Century Learning Center Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top