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Dixie Canyon Community Charter School

Charter | K-5 | 663 students

 

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Posted Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Just wanted to throw out another point of view... I am currently a parent of a 4th grader at Dixie, and we are very pleased with our child's teacher. She seems dedicated, passionate and, according to my child, she offers praise, encouragement and, when necessary, criticism. I can only imagine how challenging it is to keep 30+ nine/ten year olds on course, and my child is the first to admit that they are a rambunctious bunch. In my opinion, if the kids are acting up, the teacher has the right to call them out. I figure, if I wouldn't tolerate certain behavior at home, I don't expect (or want) the teacher to indulge it. Empathy is great, but there's also a ship to steer, and so far, I feel my child's 4th grade teacher at Dixie has been an excellent captain. As for the principal, over our 5 years at Dixie, I've seen her show consistent support to students and parents alike. I honestly couldn't be happier with the leadership at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2014

As a parent who moved away from this school because of teachers who yelled and a principal who was abusive, I am appalled that a teacher would bash a parent just for saying their opinion. As a teacher it's great for you that you feel supported for anything that is "thrown" at you but there are little kids being yelled at and frightened by teachers. The principal is in no way student centered. You sound like you are threatening the parent for speaking her mind. This principal is the worst and many of the teachers are gossipy and rude. I am so thankful my kids now go to a beautiful school in Westlake were my kids are thriving and love school. It wasn't the case when they went here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2014

As a teacher, I am appalled at parents who bash teachers when they don't get their way. Dixie is not my first school, and I am proud to say that it is where I intend to stay. Our principal is warm, child centered, and yes, she supports her teachers in whom she has well founded confidence. With her support and confidence, teachers feel supported and are more equipped to deal with all that LAUSD throws at them. BTW: Everyone knows who the nightmare parents are, too. You are not doing your child any favors by bullying, gossiping, and spreading hostile rumors about teachers. You will likely raise a child who will bully, gossip, and value hostility as socially acceptable behavior.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 8, 2014

For the most part, Dixie is a good school. However, it SO depends on what teacher you get. Some years are good, and some are hopeless (like 4th grade. There are no good options. Parents stick it out for a terrific 5th grade.) Some hard core Dixie families have left to go to a more dynamic, 2014 type school. Principal is old school and protects the teachers so much more than the students. Everyone knows who the nightmare teachers are - and the Principal looks the other way. Some teachers have sworn at kids. Many teachers are yellers, some screamers. Some parents have tried paying for seminars for Empathy training. This is so sad that you have to train a teacher to be empathetic. Why be a teacher is the imprint you leave on a child is bad? Teachers tell themselves and administration that they are just strict. So - go to Dixie or not? Like I said, it all depeds on if you get one of the great ones. I wish the screamers would sit in on the beloved teachers and see how they do it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2014

My son has attended since kindergarten. He's going into 3rd grade and we couldn't be happier with dixie. The teachers and administration care so much about the kids. Along with regular core curriculum they have science, computers, art and drama. Every child has an enriching experience. The API scores improve every year. This school is a winner!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

Dixie Canyon is an exemplary school. The teachers are dedicated, the parents are active and the kids are excited to be there. There is always something to look forward to, spirit days, student of the month assemblies, and movie nights. The art program at Dixie is great. Drama Sue and Ms Barbro challenge the kids artistically and keep them engaged. The tech and science centers are equally great. My child loves the tech center with Mr Merkelson. She is always excited to report what new program she's learned to use. We love Dixie and are so happy to be a part of this amazing community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2014

Wonderful school. Very involved faculty. Both the parents and teachers do everything they can to provide the kids with everything they need: Drama, Computer Lab, Science Lab, Art, etc. Test scores have gone up every year we've been there. Our older son has been very happy there, and our youngest is going to start kindergarten next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2014

This school is a huge disappointment. It's not safe. There is bullying and worse. The Principal is cold and does not care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2013

This school gets it right. Wonderful, caring teachers; involved parents. Very high scores. Small feel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

So proud of the administration and faculty for taking the initiative to do the "right" things for this school and it's students. And awfully proud of the kids. The principal had a vision when first coming to Dixie and has put forth a valiant effort to bring the school to where it is today. Our child had a fantastic experience at Dixie which afforded her the opportunity to be a stellar student in middle school. Thanks Dixie and Ms. Moche for the excellent job you're doing! Gandhi said to "be the change you wish to see in the world" and you're bringing light to the world one child at a time.


Posted September 19, 2013

Dixie is a great neighborhood school - and has improved in many ways since our son started in kindergarten - the 9 score is well earned. Our son is in his last year and is thriving and becoming more independent and has high scores entering middle school. Not to use this forum to be too back and forth amongst parents, but having a full time job is not an "excuse" to not be on campus, but a harsh reality for many parents today. I am sure they would all rather be dropping off their children, walking them to the classroom, and interracting as much as possible with teachers and administrators. Luckily, Dixie is a solid, safe and nurturing environment so if you are amongst those who has to clock in before the bell rings, my experience is your child can still thrive at Dixie. Just because a parent has to work, doesn't mean they are not involved in homework, mentoring, loving and nurturing thier children at home after 6pm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2013

- the school is dirty - does not feel safe there (you can easily get in the school even during school hours)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

My son loves this school, and has been an enthusiastic learner here since Kindergarten. Now heading into his last year. 5th Grader!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

My two girls just finished a total of 12 years at Dixie and we're very proud they are Dixie graduates. In the past, they have donated a heartfelt donations to the victims of the Haiti and Japan earthquakes. They have conducted food drives and toy drives annually and have a lemonade stand daily to promote the fund for pancreatic cancer research. Last year, we sponsored a table for mission's Thanksgiving dinner and volunteered and worked the mission's toy giveaway as well. About 4 years ago, Kids planted about 30 trees in the yard and brought cans and bottles to Tuesday recycling program every week. This school is not only getting high API but educating children about how important it is to be part of the change that they want to see in the future and taking pride in doing work as a big team. The PTA is very active and have a great supporting community. We're sad to leave but highly recommend this school and wish the best for them. It was a great experience being a Dixie parent. Thank you Dixie for having us for 12 years!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

I agree that the Principal is more of a Risk Management Legal Beagle than an educator. However, Dixie Canyon is more than one person. It is a fantastic school with great teachers. I strongly disagree with the Parent that makes excuses why she or he is not involved in the School. Teachers teach. Parents should Parent. And Parenting is about encouragement, involvement, knowing what your child is learning, knowing that they are not being bullied. I couldn't imagine delegating that to others. It is so much fun being around the kids, because they are straight talkers. And it makes a difference for your Child to know their Parent cares enough to visit the classroom, volunteer, or Room Parent. It demonstrates to them that they value education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

Both of my kids are here. LOVE this school. The kids are happy. The teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2012

This is my daughters second year at Dixie and she is so motivated and excited, every day!! to attend. The teachers and all the dedication of the principal and PTA are outstanding. We are very lucky theat Dixie is our local public school. Dixie rocks!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2012

This is our 5th year at Dixie Canyon, now a charter, and our son is thriving and adores his school. Our son won't let us even contemplate the thought of changing. With the exception of an occasional new teacher, the teachers at Dixie are experienced and know their stuff. The enrichment programs are exceptional - visual arts, drama, computer and science labe. This year, the PTA is investing in a PE coach at lunch and recess. The principal has improved Dixie's overall scores and runs the school well. In reading the recent reviews, I was hurt by the parent who accused parents of not being on campus. First of all, the indication of a child's success is their increased independence and success at school without being tied to their parents hemstrings. And many parents today work full time and are not able to be on campus as much as they would like. The upper grade teachers do not appreciate parents in the classroom all the time. One thing I love about DIxie, is that when I have to drop my son off and run to work every day, I am confident he is safe and in the best place possible, with caring teachers and staff and the parents who can be on campus, are generally very kind too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2012

It sounds like the previous review had more complaints about LAUSD and society than the school itself. We have been at Dixie for four years and have had a terrific experience. I am involved, have a relationship with our hard-working principal (whom I DON'T find to be narcissistic at all) and love our community. Our daughter's teacher is firm, tough, warm, creative, fun and extremely interactive. She set up a class website, which we all can participate in, the first week of school. Yes, as parents we are our children's most important advocates but I feel confident that if I couldn't be there my child would be well cared for. We have a very strong, active PTA that works hard to compensate for all the LAUSD cutbacks. Because of this we have Science, Computer, Art, Drama and PE programs. I don't observe much in the way of politics. If anything we have made some terrific friends here because we are all working together for the betterment of our kids. As far as the permits go, why shouldn't schools allow people in if there's room? We find that permit families are hard-working. Why? Because they're grateful to be at such a great school. We love Dixie Canyon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2012

The school is good for gifted children. If your child is not gifted, or "god forbid" has some difficulties, she won't be appreciated. For a few years being there, we've met quit a few tired, irritated and unapproachable teachers and staff members. Only one teacher was understanding and acceptive, god blesses his heart. Add on top of that principal who doesn't care about nothing but scores and assistant principle who is dangerous and not stable, and you are getting the whole picture.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

904

Change from
2012 to 2013

+12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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This school's
API score

904

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

+12

Change from 2012 to 2013
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9 / 10

API Statewide 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.
English Language Arts

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

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68%

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59%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
83%

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75%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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79%

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74%

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89%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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77%

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73%

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86%
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 Students82%
Females88%
Males76%
African Americann/a
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)86%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
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)71%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females77%
Males81%
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)83%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
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)68%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
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 Students64%
Females69%
Males58%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females79%
Males81%
African American81%
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
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 Students80%
Females90%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students87%
Females88%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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 Students85%
Females89%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females78%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students82%
Females84%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
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
White 65%
Hispanic 15%
Black 10%
Asian 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students 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

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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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 455 responses

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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
69%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
64%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
74%
 

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
85%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
82%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
88%
 

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
80%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
87%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
68%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
85%
 

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
68%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
62%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
74%
 

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
70%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
70%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents15727%
Students26787%
Employees3152%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Lea Moche
Fax number
  • (818) 788-3340

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
School facilities
  • Computer lab
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4220 Dixie Canyon Avenue
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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