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Richard E. Byrd Middle School

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2011:
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Posted June 9, 2014

All I have to say is that this school is great and all, but it's the students that make it horrible. I was a student here (graduated in 2012). So many students in classes were so disrespectful to their teachers, and they were very judgemental of their peers who did not "fit in". These brats create their own society and judge the ones who they considered "geeks" or "losers". It's such a pity really. There's always fights there (and the students fight over the most STUPIDEST reasons! I remebered one brutal fight where two girls fought over a guy. Pathetic) and even today. I visit the school sometimes to see my cousin, and I still see all of this trash happening. The school should focus more on their students rather than their reputation.


Posted January 17, 2014

The traffic at this school is ridiculous and very dangerous. I made a complaint to the principle telling her they need a cross guard and police presence but her attitude towards the situation was nonchalant.. If this woman does not care about the safety of her student then what else does she not care about, makes me question how she runs this school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2014

As a parent I have to say that I am very disappointed in this school. My son has a IEP but NOT at all due to any behavior issues, I was always concerned that because he scores low academically he would be placed in a classroom with kids with behavior issues...and that is exactly what happened...The kids in his classroom don't even respect the teacher...There is lots of name calling. I talked to the counselor which was very nice but the situation seemed to only get worse because they think my son is "telling". He says other kids get bullied too, backpacks stolen, food stolen etc. And besides all of this they have a really BAD schedule where kids start off their school day in 4th period. then they go to 1st 2nd etc. but they have flip days where you start at 4th period then go to 3rd 2nd 1st. Really cant they at least just call 4th period 1st if that is where they always start. There classroom numbers are ridiculous too, they have numbers such as 1202. So on the first day of school, of say a 6th grader it is extremely confusing for kids and parents, and some classrooms cant be seen because you have to walk into a classroom to realize that there are classes within. Ridiculous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2014

This school has great teachers that really do all they are allowed and can do to help students excel in their classes and themselves. The school has a variety of electives to choose from: music, foreign language: Spanish, computers, creative writing, Teacher's Assistant, Leadership... The P.E teachers has a great system of management and plans for their students that students actually enjoy. Also, worth-the-time activities are in store, annually, for students who has good grades and tries for good grades and helpful tutoring from teachers and counselors for students who are in need of help.


Posted October 21, 2013

This is my son first year and so far he has great teachers! He has improved his academic skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2012

I Just Culminated From this School . Class Of '12 This isn't necessarily " The Best " School ever . But it's a GREAT School . I have attended this school All 3 years , & It was memorable . There is now an academy & your child will be able to have a better opportunity . But i PROMISE your Child will love this school . But everything depends on THEM , they can have all wonderful years by focusing in their studies & stay away from drama or they can ditch & not culminate . But the staff here are nice & will give you many chances for you to succeed . as the motto says " BYRD IS BEST " . I would recommend this school (:


Posted June 18, 2012

This is the worst middle school in all California! The principal is extremely rude. She doesn't care of all the bullying thats is going on in that school. Students record themselves fighting inside school grounds and post them up online. I recently had a conversation with the principal when my 7th grade daughter brought some cupcakes to school. Several students like her brought cupcakes and other fast food. A student in her school approached my daughter and damaged her cupcakes. After that happened the principal saw her with the cupcakes and took them away,(HER RULES ) My daughter was going to tell her what had happened with the cupcakes and she completely ignored her. I talked to the principal of all this and she didn't care. To all the parents to are reading these reviews send your son/daughter to a school where your children will be safe and respected. Any school is much better than this one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2012

I have read a few reviews parents have written and I completely agree that the principal of this school is rude and only cares about getting paid. The school is very unsafe their are fights almost everyday. In the morning you can never find anyone in the 6th or 7th grade office to help you. The times that I called the school I can never get hold of anyone. When my daughter was recieving an award for improving on her CSt scores, the award ceremony was awful. Kids were talking and the principal threaten them that if they weren't quiet they would all get detention. Some kids were booing when other kids were receiving awards. The principal said nothing. During the ceremony i was moved twice, which really upsetted me because I'm a disabled and was sitting in a disabled sitting area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2012

only 2 months my son goes to this school and he is very happy love the school, teachers and staff .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2012

I am a former student at Byrd and some of these comments are just biased because usually the parents are in such a hurry they can act quite harsh i now i used to help at the offices, which has such a nice staff and are very hardworking. The teachers are also very dedicated except for one or two. If you are a student who tried to use everything given to you this is a great school, but many some students don't like doing anything. I took honors and i think they were really helpful many skills i learned from them have helped throughout high school as well. Byrd is Best!!! Class of 2010


Posted September 1, 2011

Byrd is a good school, my son finish algebra and geometry there,if somebody say the administration are rude, is maybe because you don't follow the rules in the parking lot,the space is small and nobody follow the rules, if the parent are involve can make the difference like me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

As a student of this school i can say that this is the worst school ever !!! some , most of the students are very very disrespectful to their teachers !! as for the honor classes i haven't felt like i have learned anything .most of the students don't know when to be quiet and start listening to the teacher. the p.e. is not so good either most students don't even dress and when they do they don't listen and just walk around and they don't run the lap even though the yard is soo small . the CST scores are very low and the school website said it was the best school in town and made it look "OK" . the staff isn't very good either , when it's lunch the benches are very dirty and the cafeteria doesn't let you pay with money . the image of the school on the outside "looks" "nice" but it is nothing compared as to actually going to the school and attending the classes . if your enrolling your child don't enroll them to this school


Posted January 25, 2011

Worst school ever ! The administrators are rude especially the ones that run the parking. Extremely rude, trust me you dont want your child attending this school. They don't care about the education of children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2010

Teachers at this school work SO HARD to help prepare our children to succeed. Unfortunately, too many parents are not as involved as we all need to be once our kids get into middle school. PLEASE PARENTS stay involved and help our wonderful teachers and kids out! The teachers know me on a first name basis and I wouldn't have it any other way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2010

I am student at Richard E. Byrd middle school.This is an awesome school there are so many great people and the teachers are cool,nice,and strict(depends on which teachers). byrd is an amazing school it helps your child behave,respect,and learn. also the dean is very strict so if your child goes to the deans office hell handle it...trust me i have been there.also if you worry about your child getting into fights its okay cuz there is bad people there but if you get in a fight you get suspenede and then if an other you get expelled. also there is teachers supervision so no matter what your child will be safe everywhere exept for inside the toilets.hhhha also if your child is in 6th grade i recomend Mrs.Rose or Mrs.Orozso they help you as in having respect also for 7th grade... idk im barely in 6th grade going to 7th!


Posted December 26, 2009

I'm a student and the classes are awesome the teachers r fun and strict.This scholl helps ur child learn respect.So I say to put ur child in this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2009

I'm a student at Byrd Middle School and Mr Walter Mojica is the best teacher at my school and there will be no one like him .......... Eevveerr. He is the best leadership, math, and science teacher. He is truly the ideal role model for all teachers and sorta kinda like our father cuz we all know that he will be there for us when we need him. Lloonngg lliivvee tthhee kkiinngg mmoojjiiccaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =p alot of love for you mojica <333
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2009

I am a student at Byrd andd all I have to say that it is amazing there all good teachers exspiesauilly Mr.Mojica he is the best of the best:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2009

As a student my opinion is that this school is a very difficult school.Deans are strict and uniform.They should atleast let us wear whatever color bottoms and a uniform shirt.I really dont like the teachers here and how the school runs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2009

this a good school mrs.rose my teacher is really nice she is my math and she told me how to study and good ways to help me so thnk you mrs.rose!!


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API score

745

Change from
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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API score

745

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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.
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API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

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

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

484 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

504 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%
English Language Arts

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

492 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
34%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
28%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
65%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

548 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

496 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students45%
Females48%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate54%
Parent education - declined to state39%

Math

All Students39%
Females41%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino72%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state36%
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 Students88%
Females92%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino89%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate91%
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females47%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%

Math

All Students40%
Females39%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability62%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%
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 Students69%
Females71%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner69%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students43%
Females50%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino53%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students21%
Females25%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students63%
Females73%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
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 Students35%
Females32%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino41%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students49%
Females48%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino53%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability53%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 93% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 11%
White 2% 26%
Black 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(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 1756 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
71%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
74%
 

Students

This school

 
67%
 
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
 

Students

This school

 
68%
 

Employees

This school

 
79%
 
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
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
55%
 

Employees

This school

 
77%
 
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
66%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
64%
 

Employees

This school

 
68%
 
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
63%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
63%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents45139%
Students121472%
Employees9170%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Deborah Wiltz
Fax number
  • (818) 768-1837

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Tutor(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
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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8501 Arleta Avenue
Sun Valley, CA 91352
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Phone: (818) 394-4300

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