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Robert A. Millikan Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 2054 students

 

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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

Millikan is one of the best school experiences of my life. It definitely molded me to become the person I am today, and I am so thankful for that


Posted March 2, 2014

Our daughter is a sixth grader is in the science academy at Millikan. She has never been more academically challenged and she LOVES it! She made great friends quickly and has dedicated, talented teachers who are always upping their game. This is a hidden gem that has only become better since becoming a charter school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2014

We are very happy with this school. We have found the perfect school for our daughter and we couldn;t be happier. My daughter finds the teachers to be very helpful and willing to assist with projects etc. Keep in mind that this is middle school, not elementary school so the kids are expected to be more independent and focused. All around-a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2013

I think this school is overcrowded with students, it allows bullying, the teachers never call you back, teachers use old school tactics and make the whole class write over and over how bad they are, some teachers go the extra mile to get to know your child if the are extra lucky! Too many kids, too large of classes it is sad to walk down a hall where no one smiles, acknowledges each other, this is not the kind of world I want my child to think is how the world works. I think, if we are on camera in every part of our daily lives, so should this school be, to show what is happening! Not any accountability....some good programs if you have the money to add to those programs. If not your child will feel left out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2013

THIS IS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER! Everyone is so nice! It's bright, colorful, creative, and it has an AMAZING performing arts magnet.


Posted November 18, 2013

The worst...Students bully each other any given day in front of the STAFF and they don't care...Teachers only care bout CST results not students...and finally staff at the main office take forever to answer a phone call and when they do, just don't leave a message...it will never be delivered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2013

The school is relatively safe, it doesn't have the bullying issues many nearby middle schools deal with. However, my child has told me that there is quite a bit of drug use in the school among the general population. My child is in one of the small academies and has all honors level courses where there is apparently little or no drug use. Some of the teachers such as math teacher Mr. Rosenthal have been amazing! Other teachers especially in English and History have been quite disappointing. I feel that honors level students should be able to write a straight forward book report or essay. Instead, they ask them to do silly childish reports that look like a newspaper or Facebook page. They skip chapters in history and science textbooks and do not come close to completing the entire text book. The classes are quite large with over 40 students. My child is happy and has many friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

My son is in the Cinematic Academy. He wasn't happy at first to go to a new school, leaving his friend behind. Every day I would ask how his day went and it was OK. Now he is in love with his new school. He has made a lot of new friends and even a old friend from his elementary school. All his teachers are awesome especially his film teacher. My third grader can not wait to attend Millikan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2013

We have a daughter in the 6th grade, and she just loves this school! She was selected for the performing arts academy and we (and her) could not be happier! Her teachers are caring and the academics are challenging. We could not have selected a better school for our daughter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2013

3 words. worst school ever. there are so many students and yet its such a small school. the teachers do not care. at all. maybe a few. and the staff are rude. i just want to take my son out of this school. its terrible. i dont recommend it. just go anywhere else but here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

This is my last year at Millikan Performing Arts Middle School and I could not give up the opportunity to say how much I have enjoyed and appreciate all the teachers, staff, fellow students and parents who have made my years a memorable one. As a performing arts student, this school has definitely helped me get closer to achieving my dreams of becoming a dancer. We have one of the best science, math & civics academies as well. A couple of things that I would change about my school are the lunches and the janitorial services. I would like our school to follow the LAUSD school lunch & breakfast programs as they are healthy rather then having bean burrito almost every morning. I would also like to see the grounds and especially the bathrooms cleaner. I hope I win the $5,000.00 prize for my school. It would be a nice way to give back to my school and to say, thank you for all they have given me over the years like knowledge, confidence & friendships which are priceless.


Posted August 11, 2013

I love this school it is awesome. There is everything.all of the teacher are very sweet and they just have exciting new lessons to share to the student. I think everyone should go here.


Posted August 8, 2013

Let me share with you my son's CST scores in Math starting from 2nd-6th grade: 2nd Grade: 334 (Basic) 3rd Grade: 430 (Advanced) 4th Grade: 421 (Advanced) 5th Grade: 445 (Advanced) 6th Grade at Millikan: 347 (Basic). You do the math. Notice the HUGE DROP of 98 points from 5th to 6th grade. I might add, in 2nd grade my son was stuck with a subpar long-term substitute teacher. My son had a good math teacher at Millikan but he was grouped with a low performing group but the counselor did nothing about it. The pace was slow and my son suffered and did not learn as much as he was capable of. Shame on you Millikan. He's since left this school - and for good reason. And if anyone tries to say it's because middle school math is that much harder - they are wrong. That sort of change is a concern. It's not normal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

The TEACHERS at this school were allowed to bully my child. If this is what you are looking for then you have found the right place. It doesn't help to complain because the district won't do anything about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2013

I love Millikan! And can't wait to be back for seventh grade! Though the food does suck sometimes so I would recommend bringing your own lunch. It's really cool and all these people don't know what they're talking about! The teachers here are amazing a encourage you to do your best! I love it here and I deffinately recommend coming to this school! I learned so much!


Posted June 19, 2013

Robert A Millikan has the worst teachers . They don't care about their students (well at least the math teacher my child had in 7th grade) . As a parent i never had a chance to communicate with her and discus my child's progress. I think that the school has to pay more attention to the parents opinions .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

I have just finished my first year at Millikan. I had a very pleasant experience. I'm in the Performing Arts Academy, but not the major programs of Drama or Musical Theater. We have a great band and orchestra, and are always looking for more players. But this school is much more than just performing arts. There's a Math, Science, Environmental Studies, Civics, Film, and other academies, so there is something for every kid. I'm in honors classes and I feel like I have great teachers. Some teachers stay in at lunch to help kids that don't understand concepts. This school is huge but I still feel at home here. I have many classes with the same kids, so it helps to make the school feel smaller. There is a dress code, and you should definitely stick to it, but that's not that hard. I'm very much looking forward to next year. Go Turtles!


Posted May 31, 2013

Our kids went to Millikan and really enjoyed the experience. They were in the Magnet and took Performing Arts courses, so I can't speak for the other school programs. I strongly recommend that you network with other parents to get a sense of who the better teachers are. I agree that Mr. Bacchus is a terrific counselor. When our daughter felt that one of her teachers was not engaging enough, he promptly reassigned her to a better class. One thing to understand is if your child gets into Musical Theater or Drama Production, there is usually a lot of down time throughout the school year, and then it gets real crazy in the weeks leading up to the production. But there is such a sense of camaraderie amongst the cast members - and a feeling of accomplishment after putting on a show. And there are so many talented kids who attend this school. All the classes seem to encourage self-expression and creativity - and any shy and inhibited students are bound to be more outgoing by the time they leave for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

I am a student in Musical Theatre at MIllikan Middle. I came as a new student in seventh grade from a tiny private school. So far, this school has exceeded HIGH above my standards for public schools. Most academies and teachers are great, funny, and will talk to you when you have a problem, need help, or just need a friend. My counselor, Mr. Bacchus, is the COOLEST guy. I don't understand any of the other ratings with their complaints. Most of the kids are really cool, and with 2300 kids, your child will definitely find some friends. The kids cuss sometimes, some kids (that you almost never run into) own drugs, but so what? Children will get to grow up, know what life is like. The school isn't extremely clean, however, and the system runs into problems with attendance and etc. Overall, however, I find it to be a great school, and hope it gets more money, because I LOVE IT HERE! Send your kids to Drama Production, Musical Theatre, and Drama Lab. Strive for them to get in honors. My old school had a mere 90 kids, so on the first day, I wasn't entirely comfortable. Second day: I made friends and was fine. SEND YOUR KIDS HERE!!!!!!!!! (I would give my rating a 4&1/2 if I could.)


Posted May 11, 2013

This school leaves allot to be desired. Some of the teachers are passionate, some are bullies, and some just don't care and are on their computer instead of teaching. There are all sorts of kids here and real world situations, like kids talking about drugs, sex and lots of bulling. Generally if you are in the Magnet the class size goes down to 25-30 kids per class which is more manageable. However if you are in general the sizes run more like 40 per class. There are defiantly some teachers who have lost their desire to teach but if you work with the councilor you can navigate the system to get the best teachers for your child. The biggest disappointment is the amount of time you are able to perform for the parents is twice a year. Musical Theater is too big for all the kids to get a chance for a bigger part and there is favoritism. If you are chubby watch out you will be knocked down and teased. So if you have a thick skin and are a hard worker this is the school for you.


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9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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English Language Arts

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

711 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

713 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

710 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

554 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
English Language Arts

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

671 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

692 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

670 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

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

All Students72%
Females74%
Males68%
African American53%
Asian80%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability34%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate72%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Math

All Students70%
Females70%
Males70%
African American47%
Asian83%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability39%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
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

Algebra I

All Students98%
Females95%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate95%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to state97%

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females77%
Males69%
African American68%
Asian89%
Filipino84%
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state70%

Math

All Students67%
Females66%
Males67%
African American57%
Asian90%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students93%
Females95%
Males88%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate91%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)97%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to state90%

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females75%
Males60%
African American55%
Asian84%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Native64%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state57%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students61%
Females61%
Males62%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Geometry

All Students87%
Females81%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
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 graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state81%

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students67%
Females70%
Males64%
African American52%
Asian89%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Native64%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state59%

Science

All Students81%
Females83%
Males80%
African American74%
Asian100%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Native55%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability59%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate99%
Parent education - declined to state75%
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
White 46% 27%
Hispanic 36% 51%
Black 10% 7%
Asian 6% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 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 44%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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 2584 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
63%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
66%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
61%
 

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
74%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
69%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
78%
 

District average

 
81%
 
A safe, clean and orderly environmentWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents, students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a well-kept facility and a safe environment conducive to learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Cleanliness (Employees), School Safety (Employees), Safety (Parents), School Cleanliness (Students), School Safety (Students).

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This school
69%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
86%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
49%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
73%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Strong family engagementWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school engages parents and communicates with families to promote student learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Parent Involvement (Employees), Feeling of Welcome (Parents), School Involvement (Parents), Teacher to Parent Communication (Parents).

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This school
53%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
54%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
52%
 

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
57%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
57%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents71643%
Students180182%
Employees6747%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • John Plevack
Fax number
  • (818) 990-7651

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(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 farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Parent involvement
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5041 Sunnyslope Ave.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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