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John H. Francis Polytechnic

Public | 9-12 | 2977 students

Poly High School is best known for our 4x4 college-like quarter system.

 
 

Living in Sun Valley

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $250,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,270.

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Posted April 2, 2013

Polytechnic High School has become one of the premier public high schools within LAUSD due to the vision and quality leadership shown by principal's Martinez, Loera, and now Ari Bennett. Even though the school's student population is primarily made up of students from a low socioeconomic background, Poly High School's teachers and support staff create tremendous learning environment that shows in the school's graduation rate, CST scores, CAHSEE scores, and the number of students that the school sends to colleges and universities. Comparing what Poly accomplshes with its student body with the accomplishments of like schools with similar demographics, shows without question what a dynamic school Polytechnic High School is.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 14, 2013

I have seen Polytechnic SHS rise steadily for the past 10 years to become one of the premier public high schools in the country. Students, faculty, administration and staff have built a community of learning for all. Confidence is a hard thing to measure but, it is the ultimate gift of Polytechnic to its community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 14, 2013

Poly through out the years has offered students opportunities no other schools have. Our students proudly represent our community in the San Fernando Valley as well as in Universities such as MIT, UCLA, Harvard, and I can go on but in simple words our Poly Parrots wear their blue and gold with honor and dignity.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 13, 2013

Poly offers it students multiple choices, and multiple chances to succeed. Students are supported and taught the rigorous curriculum it takes to achieve. Poly's wonderful students, with the support their parents, and community are reaching goals that surpass already held high expectations. It is an honor to work with the students that I get to work with every day.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 19, 2012

Just want to say that i have great memories when i used to go to POLY it s the best school i have ever attend....now I m a teacher out the USA but thanks to all my teachers and POLY I m what I m...i never forget Poly...


Posted May 16, 2012

i am recently attending this great school and i am in the SAS program and i take college classes and im a ninth grader. i take english 28 and will soon take english 101 and on and on... i WOULD recommend this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2011

i am recently attending this school and i have to say that the improvements are incredible.I am in the Math/Science magnet and the programm is the best in the valley.The teachers are caring and they challenge us as if we were college students instead of high school.I really suggest that people visit our school and check it out.Its worth the time.And the students will tell you what a wonderful school we have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2010

I myself attended this High School (Magnet program), it was an experience I will never forget. This school offers great extra curricular activities and the teachers constantly challenge you. The magnet program especially seeks to better the student. The students classmates and teachers become there family. Now that I am in college I hear people talk about there high schools and how careless and "boring" there school was; when I share my Poly experience they always say they'd give anything to have had attended Poly High School. Then again it is also up to the student to get the best out of the school. I suggest making periodic visits to the College Office, BTB Office and the Magnet Office as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2010

Polytechnic High School continues consistently improving. Poly is 1 of only 3 high schools in the state that has ever exited Program Improvement (PI) 5 status. A number of reform strategies have led to improvements in graduation and dropout rates, A-G rate, and proficiency targets. Today Poly is in the top 20% of schools in CA with similar demographics. Poly s graduation rate has gone up 5 consecutive years and is now approaching 84%. A large number of graduating students have completed UC and Cal State entrance requirements (A-G rate), a rate that exceeds all non-magnet, non-charter comprehensive high schools in LAUSD. The Math Science Technology Magnet school s equivalent API is 881 in 2010. This places the magnet in the top 10% of high schools in California. In the past 8 years, more students have been admitted to MIT than any other school in Los Angeles, public or private!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 12, 2008

well,now we are no more PI school, and the principal is an interim, but he is realy, focus en kids progres, him listen our recomendation , like a parents including like my, my english is,really bad, I'm just try we have many progams,small,learning comunities, to many AP classes are offer ,electives magnet program etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

nice school will love to have my reply back this is a very lovely school i check all there arrangement found out its very lovely will like to be a student if am given the opportunity


Posted April 7, 2008

My son is a 9th grade Poly student, the idea of him starting HS was a bit of a shock and I felt he was too young. It also didn t help matters when his grades dropped and he started failing almost every class. However, Poly has proven me wrong, they actually care about their students and helped my son improve and maintain a B average. I have to say that I extremely happy with Poly and think it is a great school. I also like the fact that they offer a variety of extra curricular activities, my son is taking an after school cooking class which is great because it helps keep him busy and off of the streets. Thank you Poly, you re #1!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

Poly High has a charismatic and very caring Magnet staff that truly supports the needs of their students. It is a great and friendly environment to be in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2007

The school's unique schedule has given many opportunities to my son to do well. There are a lot of caring teachers. A few bad ones are out shined by the good ones. Schools has a strong AP program and is improving across the board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

What can I say about this school. The teachers are never there and they don't care they'll give you a passing grade if you are nice to them. I was a student of this school so I know. I never met the principle. Never even heard his/her name. On the positive side it has electives for students to choose from. I don't think it's the school fault that the students don't pass because if a student wants to learn they are the ones that have to teach themselves.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2006

This school is great, the academics were very interesting. The ROTC program gave us an opportunity to get more involved with the community, and it helped us to become better people. A lot of us joined the military after our graduation.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 2, 2005

An overcrowded school with a lot of positives. No students are bused in so they are all local. Safety is great due to the srong efforts of the uniformed security and caring staff. Nice to have a school with some electives to choose from and not be forced to take. A lot safer than a few years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2005

The school has changed dramatically during the last year. The Freshmen Centre is an area of the campus where only 9th graders take thier classes. These students share the same teachers with the same vision. The goal is to get a higher passing rate for these students. In order for them to be successful at the high school setting, they need a community where thier problems are unique to 9th graders and support can be given appropriately. At the end of the year, they will choose a pathway and into thier Small Learning Community'
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 4, 2004

A child's education is only as good as the child's and parent's involvement. Education is not going to be spoon-fed, it must be pursued. The successful schools have heavily involved parents, a prime example is El Camino. I have had great success working directly with Poly instructors and counselors thru notes, emails, faxes, conferences, whatever it takes. I am professional to them and their response has been equal and timely. I had one bad experience, but the issue was quickly resolved after cc'ing the principal. I have not worked with all of Poly's staff, but my experience has been positive. One child has 3 more years at Poly, another on the way, and I plan to be very involved with my children's education. A parent cannot send a child to an LAUSD school and expect a private school education. I was raised in this school district, I know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2003

i graduated in 2003. i never got any information about college or help with my classes. teachers didnt really care about your education. some of them just help the students that had good grades.i think the school needs more parents to get involve and teachers to treat students equally.


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

753

Change from
2012 to 2013

+7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

753

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

+7

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

505 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
19%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
43%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

641 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
15%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

729 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
39%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
66%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

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5%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
3%
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 13% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
41%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

607 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
23%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

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12%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

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18%

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

575 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
6%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

578 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
34%
World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

615 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
30%
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 10% in 2013.

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Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
6%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
43%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
23%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
12%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

613 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
35%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
1%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
30%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

643 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
18%
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

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Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

Algebra II

All Students82%
Females80%
Males84%
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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females17%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino38%
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate8%
Parent education - declined to state18%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females54%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
Parent education - declined to state44%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students48%
Females45%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
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 disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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Males63%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state62%

World History

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Females3%
Males10%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%
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 Students10%
Females12%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

Algebra II

All Students39%
Females34%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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 disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students46%
Females43%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state34%

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females53%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
Filipino74%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state46%

Geometry

All Students9%
Females9%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented23%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state2%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students56%
Females52%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state57%

Science

All Students58%
Females52%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state48%

World History

All Students36%
Females29%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students13%
Females11%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented31%
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students32%
Females24%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino26%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state37%

Earth Science

All Students20%
Females10%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females42%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino39%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females2%
Males3%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state2%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students40%
Females30%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students42%
Females36%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino34%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state38%

World History

All Students0%
Females0%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

626 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

625 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Females91%
Males86%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Filipino90%
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability46%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner33%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students94%
Females94%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability63%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner61%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 92%
Asian 2%
White 2%
Black 1%
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 88%N/AN/A
English language learners 17%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Byrd Middle School and Magnet
Sun Valley Middle School
Berendo Magnet
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 50% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 30% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 10% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 10% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation CSUN
CSLA
UCLA
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

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 Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • US News and World Report "America's Top High Schools (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • UCLA's Top Producing School (Blood Drive) (2012)
  • Toys for Tots Top Donor School (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • IT support
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Recycling club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Marching band
  • Student newspaper
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical
Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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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.

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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
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
73%
 

Students

This school

 
70%
 
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
79%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
69%
 

Employees

This school

 
90%
 
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
66%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
71%
 

Students

This school

 
52%
 

Employees

This school

 
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
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
60%
 

Employees

This school

 
80%
 
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
68%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
68%
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents93339%
Students201970%
Employees8734%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:05 am
School end time
  • 3:00 am
School Leader's name
  • Ari Bennett
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (818) 771-0452

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Internships
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Business
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Agriculture
  • Business management
  • Computer Repair
  • Computer programming
  • Construction / building
  • Culinary
  • IT support
  • Industrial / graphic design

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Concurrent College Enrollment
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Magnet Transportation
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Animal Lovers Club
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • DECA
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Game club
  • Gardening
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • JROTC
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Marching band
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Students Run LA
  • Technology club
  • Unified Basketball Club
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the Parent Center
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Byrd Middle School and Magnet
Sun Valley Middle School
Berendo Magnet

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
CSUN
CSLA
UCLA
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 50%
4 year college - 30%
Vocational - 10%
Workforce - 10%
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12431 Roscoe Boulevard
Sun Valley, CA 91352
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Phone: (818) 394-3600

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