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Learning In An Urban Community With High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.)

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Posted September 24, 2010

this is the third year that my child attends LUCHA. It's a great school! All the previous & new staff have and are working very hard to make sure that all the students are at or above grade level! If you want your child to receive an education that's going to make him/her a better person in his/her life, then LUCHA is the school of choice for your child. The parent participation is required. That's what has helped the children and the staff to make LUCHA a great school! And although it has gone through many changes (Staff & families) the thriving spirit still remains the same! To teach our children & get them ready for the University they will attend. We are a big family in our community! Estamos Luchando! Soaring higher!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

It is not the parents who are ruining the school because they are only giving more opportunities to the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2010

I am proud to say that I have been sending my child to LUCHA for the past four years, and while the school has definitely been through some changes, the teachers here are extremely hardworking. I truly appreciate the teachers who have stayed at LUCHA through the large turn-over last year, as they have proven to be true dedicated leaders! They go above and beyond the day-to-day to make sure that the needs of all the students in the school are met. I have also had the privalege of getting to know many of the new staff members and find them to be wonderful, motivated, and hard-working individuals. It would be unfair to say this school does not have a completely dedicated staff!!! I praise LUCHA and all those who continue to keep high expectations for our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2010

I am proud to say that I have been sending my child to LUCHA for the past four years, and while the school has definitely been through some changes, the teachers here are extremely hardworking. I truly appreciate the teachers who have stayed at LUCHA through the large turn-over last year, as they have proven to be true dedicated leaders! They go above and beyond the day-to-day to make sure that the needs of all the students in the school are met. I have also had the privalege of getting to know many of the new staff members and find them to be wonderful, motivated, and hard-working individuals. It would be unfair to say this school does not have a completely dedicated staff!!! I praise LUCHA and all those who continue to keep high expectations for our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

I really took offense to the parent who talked down about L.U.C.H.A. First of all yes the school has gone throught lots of changes but that does not mean it has gone down hill. In fact I believe that the teachers, parents, students and the new principal have really come together with all these changes. I believe it is an excellent school and that anyone who would joing our family would be very lucky.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

LUCHA has always been a wonderful place to send our children to. The Parents and families have all worked together to create a real community of people wanting the best for their children. This year we have several parents who are trying very hard to tear everything apart but it will not work beacusea s with all families you fight through the good and the bad and youw ill always come out ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Don't send your kids to LUCHA. This school has gone downhill since the beginning of the school year. The principal is a joke and her assistant is even worse then her. If you want a good education with good teacher's and prinicpals who know what they're doing, think Rocketship!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

I was looking for a school with a little more diversity than just 99% hispanic. My son was the only black boy in his grade. He dealt with it. His teacher was awesome and communicated well with us. She also pushed him to excel. At first I was weary of the parent participation, but ended up loving it. The school does a lot of bonding stuff. The one thing I didnt like was at parent meetings, most was in spanish and had to be translated if available. Send your kids here if you want a quality neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

My son has been going to LUCHA for 2 years now and it has helped him tremendous! Not only has he approved academically, he has learned respect, compassion and social awareness from LUCHA. The after school program is great! Not only does he get help with his homework, he is able to spend time with his friends. Although I am proud to say that my son will be among the first 5th grade class to graduate from LUCHA, we will miss the teachers and staff! They do really care about the kids. Mr. Smith, Ms. Guerrero, Ms. McGonagle and Ms. Ellie are awesome. We will miss you all!! I know LUCHA will continue to be a great place to learn.Estemos Luchando!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2007

School has full control of their money, and curriculum. The class sizes are 20-1 from K-5. Students enjoy being with their friends and teachers. They teach respect, self governance and accountability, and high achievement. They sing songs and chants of inspiration and announce news daily in the morning. The teachers are committed to ensure that all the kids are at the same level. On a weekly basis, they spend after school working on the homework. The principal has created an environment that every student is a leader who is going on to college.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

820

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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API score

820

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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5 / 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.
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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
16%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
51%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
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

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females76%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner67%
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 graduate45%
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

Math

All Students75%
Females71%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner70%
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 graduate45%
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

All Students46%
Females53%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
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 disability48%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
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

Math

All Students76%
Females67%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate77%
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

All Students42%
Females50%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
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 disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
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

Math

All Students72%
Females72%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner71%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate73%
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

All Students33%
Females38%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
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

Math

All Students56%
Females62%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
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 Students26%
Females31%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 85%
Asian 9%
Black 2%
Two or more races 1%
White 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/AN/A
English language learners 62%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 27%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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1711 East San Antonio St
San Jose, CA 95116
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