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Richard Henry Dana Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 1748 students

 

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Posted yesterday

I have been involved within this school for the past 5 years with two teens. I admit that I was worried when I heard the rumors, but being our home school I really wanted our children to go to school with their neighbors and friends. I went to the school as asked to volunteer. I have never been greeted soo wonderfully. This school accepts and greatly needs parent help. I have gotten to know 90% of staff who are all dedicated and great teachers. Everyone who is at Dana Middle school is there because they want to be. The kids are a good bunch. Of course there are always a few bad ones- but this is a minority and the staff is on top of providing a safe environment for students.Teachers are in hallways and yard at all times with the kids to make sure things are under control. I Highly recommend Dana to all San Pedro families. Keep our kids in Our school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted yesterday

I loved Dana when I went there and love it now. My son is thriving in the GATE program and enjoys all the school has to offer. Great teachers, staff, diversity and involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted yesterday

this school has a very positive effect on every kid that has attended. all the teachers here care about kids and their learning. all the teachers I have respect me and care for my academics. this school also has an award winning band program. this band program is lead by a teacher here on campus. I have pride in my school. I love this school


Posted yesterday

Richard Henry Dana Middle school is great. All of the teachers are very nice and it's a good environment . My experience has been great.


Posted yesterday

Dana has been such a great experience for me! The staff so friendly, helpful, and kind. The teachers always make sure I have my make-up work when I'm sick. They even email to ask if I'm OK if I've been absent for too long. I have amazing friends and we do absolutely amazing projects. In science we made a three level terrarium out of plastic bottles and at the end of the year we're going to design the cities of the future! Dana has an award winning band you can join along with tall flags and a drill team. It also has a boys and girls club located on campus if you can't pick-up your kid on time. I love Dana and I'm so glad I go there!


Posted June 27, 2013

(part 2 of my review. I am the graduated 8th grader) I also wanted to include that there were countless fights. And there was bullying going on. Of course, there are fights in every school but this school had plenty. After school, when I was being driven home I would see in the alleys a clump of people... and I guessed it. They were fighting. As stated before, academically the school is pretty good. But the enviroment is just HORRIBLE. They try to help the bully problems but of course the bullying won't stop. I was very glad to leave the school


Posted June 7, 2011

I strongly feel that this school has a pretty good academic program for their honors program. However, my experience outside the classroom has been terrible. I was so scared as a sixth grader because most people seemed so disrespectful; i saw countless fights and heard everybody swearing. I faced a lot of bullying issues but that is inevitable at any school. The teachers were very supportive and they helped me when I was faced with problems. Yet that didn't stop my peers for harassing me. I attended for a year and a half and I was so grateful once I left.


Posted May 26, 2011

We've had a great experience at Dana--really great leadership, the teachers love teaching and are great role models, the PE program kicks butt--and lots of school spirit--refreshing. They are doing a great job, more parental involvement is needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

the best teacher is ms rollins sheis awesome!!! i would reccomend her to anyone out there


Posted April 4, 2011

Overall this is really a good school. It is much better than another middle school across town with a gifted magnet. Any review you see that focuses solely on the negative is clearly biased and is done by a parent or student who was most likely in considerable trouble at the school. Even with the cuts that have taken place in education, Dana continues to strive. There are dedicated teachers who care about the students, an outstanding band, an "honors" program that has eighth graders scoring higher on the state tests in geometry than the local high school. Every school has its problems. One of Dana's is the lack of parent involvement. Most teachers use an online grade book to promote transparency, yet less than half of the parents log in to check their child's grades. (Yet, they blame the teachers) The sixth grade teachers are caring and work to promote success, and do expect work to be completed. If you have a question, drop by the school and ask for a tour. 9 times out of 10 you will see how great the school is.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 24, 2010

I love this school so much it was an awsome time there that i had! i enjoyed every teacher there. some people say tht it was a bad school and that theres a lot of fight but theres not that was all in the past. there are alot of great teacher there like mr.cortes,mr,quan.mr,garvey,and more and there pe department was just outstanding . made a lot of new friends that is a big part of my life. there sports and band are awsome ~john muto


Posted August 25, 2010

I'm saying the school is average~ it isn't terrible and it isn't exceptional. My child went there for 6th grade and will be returning for 7th grade. My student loves going to school because she is involved, has good friends, and the teachers know her. We did have one issue of bullying earlier in the year, but that was immediately rectified once I sent an email to theschool counselor and school district. In fact, it led to the bully getting counseling about bad stuff going on at home, and a tolerable relationship between my child and the bully. The only thing that really irritates me is the short lunch hour for that volume of students, Oh, her math teacher was awful. Lost my child's homework weekly. I ended up scanning her math homework onto the computer nightly to ensure she wouldn't have to keep re-doing work the teacher lost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

I totally agree that Dana is sent up like a prison. Most teachers do not care, especially the Dean. . I told her about bullying issues and she told me my child needed to find new friends.The prinicpal just hides to avoid accountability. I took my child out as well. It is not acceptable to put our children in this type of environment. It is not ok, and parents should be more responsible and involved to change it, instead of accepting it. If these children were adults, in the real world, they would be in prison for assualt. This school needs new teachers and staff who care for children and not a paycheck,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2010

My son went to this school for for half a year. I was not impressed at all. He was in all honors classes. I felt like the staff was unfriendly & the principal was not helpful. I asked that a school counselor talk to my son due to him maybe not adjusting well, being new school and all for him. And they were very unprofessional in my eyes abt the whole ordeal. The school looks like a prison. I hated dropping my son off there every morning. And I believe theres alot of racism there. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2009

re: the review on June 20th. Just a friendly reality check: that's every school, mall, park, etc. Kids have little self-control & that includes filtering the material through their brains before expelling it for all to hear. My opinion as a parent is that Dana rocks! The school has great security presence & takes the zero tolerance policy toward bullying & other quality of student-life issues seriously. My son is a 2nd year student & from our introduction to the present, I receive weekly emails & prompt responses from his teachers. The staff is concerned with academics & an environment that nurtures excellence among its 11-14 y.o population. Additionally, they are warm, friendly & respectful to both students & parents. Life's not perfect & flaws are everywhere, but aside from mundane gripes that are common to any middle school campus, Dana provides a quality environment by caring & well-qualified staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

very eduacational great teachers good kids have high sat scores getting higher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2009

Horrible environment! students have no respect for eachother- cursing, name calling, threats.... I attended here for 3 years and Im so happy to be leaving! Kids in the honor program are great but the ones not in honors bring the school down with their lack of care for an education.They give the school an unsafe feeling. Teachers are great though: Mr. Quan, Mr. Bartleson,....!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2009

Administration very disrespectful. I would never recommend this school.


Posted March 2, 2009

This school is the best school i have ever been to. I wish that i can come back.... Well hope 1 day i will. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2009

I believe that Dana is a very good school! As a teacher I have worked in different school environments and by far Dana is one of the best! I work very hard for my students, I stay in constant contact with parents and my students, so they know where things stand. I am uncertain as to the previous comment made about teachers being 'stand-off-ish,' I have not seen a more dedicated staff. One thing people need to remember, with nearly 2200 students adults can't be everywhere at once, which is why parent involvement is always helpful.. My parents (who have cared to come to functions) know that my room is ALWAYS open to them ANYTIME..
—Submitted by a teacher


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752

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API Statewide Rank
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3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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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.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English Language Arts

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

504 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English Language Arts

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

529 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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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.

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

529 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

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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

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Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state42%

Math

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Economically disadvantaged38%
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Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state38%
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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Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state41%

Math

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Males32%
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White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate42%
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

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Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state35%

English Language Arts

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Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate55%
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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

Geometry

All Students88%
Females82%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students46%
Females46%
Males45%
African American36%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state44%

Science

All Students60%
Females57%
Males63%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state64%
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 State average
Hispanic 72% 51%
White 14% 27%
Black 9% 7%
Asian 3% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 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 68%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • 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 1700 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
61%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
66%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
56%
 

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
71%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
59%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
82%
 

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
58%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
67%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
42%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
65%
 

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
57%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
58%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
56%
 

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
62%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
62%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents24324%
Students137393%
Employees8473%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Terry Ball
Fax number
  • (310) 514-9925

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
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1501 South Cabrillo Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731
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