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Apperson Street Elementary School

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Posted June 24, 2014

This school needs major help. My son had two wasted years here. 1st and 2nd grade did not prepare him. the teachers are terrible. they just care about their paycheck. his particular class was out of control and chaotic with different teachers every 3-4 weeks. No continuity for my child. I would not recommend this school to anyone. I've never experienced more frustration than I have at this school. Do not waste your child's time here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

I would not recommend this school at all I have had issues with the principal, teachers and the pta staff. They don't care about the students or what the parents have to say really really disappointed im glad my child doesn't go there anymore!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

I dont recommend this school to anyone, I've had issues with the principal, teachers, and the pta staff they don't care about the students or what the parents have to say, very disappointed what a bad school and staff need alot of improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

This is our first year at Apperson. My child has been warmly welcomed. I absolutely love our teacher. I feel the school does challenge my child academically. I didn't have much interaction with Mrs. Purcell, however, I can say that I have had interaction with the new principal Mrs. Smissen and every time I have spoken to her I have walked away from the conversation better informed and with a positive feeling. I feel like she is a go-getter and she is ready to make some positive changes to an already amazing school! And, she used to be a teacher for several years! Honestly, I feel like she is very straightforward and she easily relates as a parent, teacher, and administrator. The PTA has been amazing at answering questions and helping lead the way as my child is in kindergarten and I was new to the game. We can't wait to see what is in store for next year. I recommend anyone who is interested go check the place out! It's been a great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

Apperson Elementary has been a terrible school this school year. My child has been neglected by sub after sub all school year !! The classroom is wild and chaotic. I am very involved and I volunteer. This is why I am aware. My child could not concentrate due to the loud, out of control atmosphere. They do not have a steady teacher in the classroom. Every 30 days its a new one. I do hope this new principal can create a much needed change. If your child needs extra help of any kind they will not receive it at Apperson. As a parent I am extremely frustrated with this school. They have not met my child's needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

this is where my grandchildren go to school we are proud grandparents, the boys are doing really well in school and we love the way they are learning and growing the teachers re attentive and helpful


Posted April 8, 2014

This school is a great school, I have a 5th grade and kinder had great experience will continue to attend. Principal Mrs. Smissen is awesome interacts with students, they love her she is very involved. Parents should get more involved to see what really goes on-helping out in classrooms, have communication with teachers,school budgets, districts policies and why teachers are moved around and what they are require to teach. Since I started getting involved I have more of understanding what goes on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

My school is fabulous. The teachers are well rounded, I feel at home and included when I am there. I believe that my child is safe on campus, and with the proper paperwork, I have access to her when I need it. The curriculum is heavy but necessary for a solid educational foundation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

The principal in 2013 should work with the surrounding neighborhood for a more cohesive environment.


Posted September 5, 2013

This is our third year at Apperson and so far we have had a wonderful experience. All of the students visit the computer lab, science center, and library once a week, which is fantastic. One of the reasons this school is so great is due to the amount of parent volunteers - there are so many that help in the classrooms, labs, with the PTA, etc. We have lots of fun events throughout the year sponsored by the PTA (Ice Cream Social, Fall Festival, Holiday Shop, Book Fair, etc) - and they keep getting better every year! We have been very happy with our teachers so far, and the office staff is friendly. Maybe we don't have the world's best principal, but everything else is enough to keep us here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

I have 2 children at Apperson who transferred from another local school. Apperson has exceeded our expectations. My oldest child has ADHD and an IEP. The staff have all been strength based, warm, and open to creative problem solving to make his class placement a win-win for my son, his peers, and teacher. There were several teacher changes due to administrative reasons, but I have been impressed with each teacher based on their level of skill, dedication to working with the students, and open communication. My daughter is also thriving and happy in her class. She is in an awesome girl scout troop after school and my son plays in the orchestra . There is also a computer lab and science center that students go to once a week - none of these features were available at the other school. Most importantly, my kids are happy and learning. We have found a caring environment where everyone takes a genuine personal interest in the well being of the students. I do see it as our responsibility as parents to partner with the school to help all our children succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

I am so very disapointed in this school. We transfered my daughter to this school 2 years ago, and chose it because it rated 8 out of 10 in best schools... so it had to be a great school, right? Wrong!!! If your child is "above average" then you will be fine here, but if your child is lacking or struggeling in any way, shape or form then STAY AWAY from this school, they will make your life miserable. The teachers were telling my daughter that she would be better off at Sunland Elementary, they hounded me to get her tested for ADHD, once she was diagnosed with mild ADHD then the school no longer had a place for her and I basically had no choice but to transfer her to a new school. They made sure the transfer was made before testing to make sure that she didn't lower their scores. I gave it one star for the fact that Janet in the front office is great, I watch her with the kids in the morning and they love her. Also this is the hardest PTA that I have ever seen... I got annoyed with the constant fundraising, but they had so much more for the kids because of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2012

This is not my home school. I vetted many of the area schools including private schools and chose Apperson. I have two boys currently in 3rd and 1st grade respectively. I am very impressed with the teachers my sons have had and with the PTA which is an integral part of this school. LAUSD would never be my district of choice but the PTA at this school does everything it can to subsidize the district's deficiencies. My sons' have the benefit of a computer lab, a science lab and a library just to mention a few of the projects the PTA of Apperson brought to fruition over the course of many years. I have never been involved with a more diverse and inclusive group than with this school's faculty and this PTA. - Michelle Miller
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

i d have to say that this school is probobly the typical for the big disctrict LAUSD. Familys do come to this school when they easily pass one or two other schools . Most of our childs teachers so far have been adequate with our help from home by keeping up to date ourselves with what the standards are. I dropped a star off becuase of safety in the morning. I have nearly rearended and been rearended because of the traffic. There are plenty of helpers opening car doors but some pay more attention to each other and talking to the kids and adults on the sidewalk around them then the cars pulling up with children to drop off. Most kids just get out themselves and walk from whereever they were stuck in line so those who wait for help with littler ones get beeped at or someone up our tail wanting to drive through but now are stuck in the cone lane. . I recommend park and walk your child yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

We left this school because of the front office, the pta, and the principal. While most of the teachers are good, the administration is an abonimation. I know of several other families that left because of them. They do NOT care about the students, only their image. The pta is a core who make sure their children are in the advanced classes even if they don't merit the privilage. It's a shame that many good teachers and kids have to put up with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2012

Apperson started early this year and it was a very smooth beginning. The smiling faces of the students and teachers were a sight to behold. My children have gone to Apperson for several years and we have loved every minute. Of course there is always room for improvement but our children have been happy here and have made some wonderful friends. The PTA is very active and plans many activities in the evening for the whole family. The teachers are outstanding. They are very helpful and go out of their way to meet with you before or after school. The school became a Distinguished School and the teachers and support staff deserve it. The aides and office staff and friendly and warm. I feel my children are very safe and cared for at Apperson. The Principal is kind and understanding. She wants students to succeed. I would recommend anyone with children Kinder through Fifth grade to check out this outstanding school you won't find any better than this!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

We have been fortunate to have many succesful years at Apperson. The teachers are wonderful and I'm so proud that Apperson is now a Distinguished school. There are always parents that you may not see eye to eye with, but let's face it-we don't go to school there, our children do! Apperson is succesful because of the strong PTA and caring staff. My childrens teachers have made a wonderful impact on their lives!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2011

I agree to volunteer. Thats why we are on the PTA Board at our new school. Both my husband and I are very active in both our kids lives and within their schools. I would hope you wouldnt assume that we were never involved or that we didnt want to be. It was sad that we felt we couldnt be at Apperson. Like I said previously, an issue with a PTA member who is on the board and is buddy-buddy with office staff~ You are screwed. I am happy that you have had a great experience. I did as a student years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2011

fourth year at Apperson, and still loving it!!!! the teaching staff is very friendly and the education my child has receiving is wonderfu.like every school there are improvements i would love to see made, but my overall experience has been great. Although there is some tension within in the pta (personal issues) i believe our pta does alot for the school. Most complaints i hear are from parents who tend to not volunteer or attend meetings..if they would like to see changes i wish they would step up. i personally spend several hours each week working with the pta . my voice is heard and i have seen my ideas put into action..i would suggest for people to stop complaining and become involved...we could use the help and would love to see new faces and new ideas....my first year was a little intimated at the meetings because i didnt not really understand what was going on..but i learned. what everyone has to realize is that all of the VOLUNTEER work we do is for the kids...Not the adults...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2011

It is so sad that my child could not have the experience here that I had as a youth. If you have a issue with any PTA member, your life will be hell. The office will back them up. This school is driven by fundraising ONLY. The principle will not return your call or concerns. I wish you all the best of luck and hope that your childs experience will be better than my child. AMEN, my child will be at a new school and will not be labeled by vicious adults who are big bullies!
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

874

Change from
2012 to 2013

-27

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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874

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English Language Arts

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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82%

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68%

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70%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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84%

2011

 
 
85%

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78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students67%
Females74%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
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)84%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students67%
Females63%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
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)88%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Females67%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students74%
Females59%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate91%
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

All Students78%
Females83%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females79%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females84%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students75%
Females74%
Males76%
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students73%
Females76%
Males67%
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate86%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 46%
Hispanic 42%
Asian 4%
Black 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/AN/A
English language learners 12%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012
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 366 responses

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High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and students that agree to strongly agree that this school sets high academic expectations for its students and expects them to be college-bound. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Future Expectations (Parents), School Quality (Parents), Future Plans (Parents), Opportunities For Learning (Students), Future Plans (Students).

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This school
69%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
65%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
73%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Healthy, respectful relationshipsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Support (Students), Commitment and Collaboration (Employees), Satisfaction (Students), School Support (Students).

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This school
74%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
74%
 

District average

 
74%
 
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
75%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
88%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
62%
 

District average

 
58%
 
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
63%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
63%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents14637%
Students22098%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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10233 Woodward Avenue
Sunland, CA 91040
Phone: (818) 353-5544

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