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Mt. Gleason Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1169 students

 

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Posted May 7, 2014

*Warning* Save your child! My daughter is in the 6th grade at Mt. Gleason and she is an honor student. Last week a student kicked her for no reason at all and broke her tail bone. My daughter called me in pain and I took her to the emergency room. The doctors couldn't believe it. I went to the school the next day and requested to speak to the principal and they all passed the buck. The office sent me to the counselor and the counselor didn't want to deal with it so she sent me back to office. The principal didn't want to talk to me either. When she finally did she made no big deal about it. I asked to file a police report and she called the school police it's been 5 days and the police officer hadn't been able to do anything about it. They are treating us now like we are the problem. This other girl was never suspended or expelled. I have left messages to speak to the principal....Do you think she has had the audacity to get back to me???? "NO"! It is unfortunate in this day and age when we are all trying to fight against bullying that the staff would take this matter so lightly. If you truly want your child to get a good education DO NOT SEND THEM HERE!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

Mt.Gleason Middle School offers parents and students opportunities beyond my expectations. The teachers contact you when your student needs some extra assistance in any given area. There are so many clubs that the students can take part in. SRLA, Beat the Streets Wrestling, Equestrian Club, Chess Club, Orchestra and more! These young people are learning how to be independent thinkers and make good choices. Pick up the phone, stop by ,meet the staff, and paraprofessionals that are dedicated to your student's academic and personal achievements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2014

This school is a great place to send your child. The teachers know what they're doing, the school is nice. I love having my child go here. They really like it too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2014

Do not send your child to MGMS. The staff will not follow-up with communication, and your child will only be required to pass with the bare minimum of educational skillsets. Kids run rampant in the afterschool program and the lack of care on behalf of the teachers is astounding. This place should be closed down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

This school is dirty, full of graffiti, the administration is unprofessional and the environment is hostile among the students.


Posted August 8, 2013

I am going to be in 8th grade and have attended Mt. Gleason since 6th grade. I think this school is horrible. It's like a child's worst nightmare. It's full of ignorant students who feel its necessary to torment kids and give them a hard time at school. I see this everyday and there isn't one moment where something negative isn't happening. The teachers here are pretty bad and there was only one teacher I had that I thought was actually good. I always hear students talk about how lazy their teachers are and how they don't act as they should. I see graffiti everywhere, gum, racism, bullying, and fights. Everyone who thinks high of themselves is always judging others. I often see a cop car driving away some violent kid away. I would not recommend this school to anyone. The only reason I'm still at this school is because I have made a few close bonds and I'm not near a better school; my only option is this one. I really with there could at least be a decent school near with my friends. You can't even play a sport at P.E. without getting judged by the peers for your actions or appearance. This school contains many people who do/talk about sexual activities. Do not send your kids here!!


Posted July 25, 2013

The teachers are great! They do their best and care. The school is old and should be torn down and rebuilt. Non-Hispanic students are in the magnate program. In the regular classes, Hispanic students will distract and tease in Spanish the kids that don't speak Spanish. At MG, lots of verbal insults and cursing in Spanish and English. I would not encourage the sports programs after school, particularly in the gym. Poor coaching, unfairness, no instructions on the sports, rules or sportsmanship. Actually, the coaches enjoy the opportunity to play at work while students watch. Everyone does not get to play, because the coaches themselves have priority in playing the majority of the time. No encouragement for girls to participate. Avoid the gym and the afterschool program in general because it poorly ran and there is no supervision because the coaches are busy playing basketball and soccer themselves. As a results, they don't see the pushing, hitting or the rough playing. Speak with your child about the events of the day. Ask your child what he or she saw, heard or experienced at Mt. Gleason and it will be disturbing. Report bullying if it involves your child or not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2012

My daughter just transferred in from a private Catholc school into the 6th grade @ this school and I have to say that I am impressed with the honors program @ this school. It's strict, wholesome learniing environment. The teachers are passionate and dedicated to teaching and my child is growing academically. The music program and extracuricular activities offered at the school are excellent as is their after school program. My daughter's peers are all geared towards academics and are all very competitve; it's a great learning environment. I strongly recommend this school to any parent that is looking for a strong academic program and positive learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2012

I gave this school 'one star' because unless I chose at least one star I was not allowed to submit /express my opinion. Much like the atmosphere at this school over the past three years. Strong arm mentality. If you are unable to send your child anywhere else and are stuck for reasons beyond your control do not put the responsibility of staying safe - on your child - aka staying away from trouble - or to expect them to be in control of their education - when they are in attendance there. Better advice -- Parents must be prepared to NEVER speak or write anything to the teachers or administration regarding a "parental concern" for your childs education or safety . Parents must be prepared to counsel their child to look the other way when they see bullying and to go with the IN crowd . Be sure they do not need to use the restroom there.. Have $$ for tutoring for actual cst content test prep. Last, begin their training early to run a 7-8 minute mile upon demand or else after all is said and done in 8th grade you will be blindsided with realizing SRLA is so popular because an "F" in PE can cause havoc when submitting HSchool applications . Just some basic survivor suggestions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2011

Hi, I'm a 7th grader attending MGMS. Mount Gleason is an absolute dump. The environment is dirty and unsettling. There's gum and graffiti everywhere. The graffiti is absolutely disgusting, depicting private parts or hate messages towards other students or teachers. The community is violent. Racism, foul language, fighting, insults toward students or teachers, drug use, or even sexual reference is seen or heard 24/7. Security is always being called in a classroom. 8th graders are administrating the attendance office most of the time because of a leadership program, resulting in messed up attendance records. Young adults should NOT be running the office. Some of the teachers lack strictness, and are letting the students run around and yell in the classroom. Learning is seldom, because the teachers are mostly showing nothing but videos in class, or talking about off topic things the whole time without assigning any work. I will not be attending 8th grade here. Please do not send your child here.


Posted February 5, 2011

As community residents with 2 school age children we were lured to this campus when they recently opened a gifted program . After two years it is clear they are similar to a bait and switch. The teachers in 6th grade throw everything and the kitchen sink assignments at the children without much purpose behind them and at least one of the 7th grade teachers is coasting thru the year showing videos almost exclusively as a teaching method . Outside class assignments are non existent and my children are bored in class and sick of the sound of their teachers voices. They bring their ipods to listen to music in class and their notebooks are filled with ,mostly independent drawing done during the copious amount of "free time" daily. That's about it. They have learned to be lazy and disinterested in learning since attending this school. Neither of them are interested in reading, anything . Needless to say we wont be returning next year. Too bad for the entire community that this is what is offered to its growing children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2010

Mount Gleason? MGMS consists of violence, drugs, and rascist white gangs damaging and destroying Mount Gleason. School is troubled and filled with drugs and horrible teachers. MG does not even provide a sound enviorment of learning, try other magnets or middle schools such as Porter, Nobel, or Lawrence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2010

HI!!!! Iam a 6th grader here at mount gleason,and i LOVE this school.it has been 8weeks already,and it has been no trouble for me here.i love this school so much,it is a school paradise.altho.there are only 3 staff on the campus,and the campus is ENORMOUS.there is to much cussing,and the staffdont care.i saw a big group of kids cussing and a teacher walked by and di not do anything.at the student store,the adults THROW,the food you have purchased.but i love the school.the homework we bareley get,cause we do WAAAAAAAAY to much work in class,and we mostly do not do work on paper,we mostly do alot of art projects.i recocmend this school for students who have had hard times at elemantry,because this school has brilliant education,many good freinds,and many good things.MOUNT GLEASON IS A SCHOOL PARADISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM EXCITED EVERY DAY TO GO TO SCHOOL,I HAVE SUCH A GREAT TIME THERE.


Posted August 20, 2010

Hi i am a 7thgarder i love this school its the best the teachers r the best there they teach u anything u need help with n yes the staff there is strict but they have 2 cause its a school anyways i love this school there Excellent Teachers there the Principal is the best she is strong she dose everything she can 4 all the students there n if u need touring there is there n after school program that ur kid will luv well thats all i have 2 say best school ever Mount Gleason Rocks my socks


Posted August 28, 2009

I'm a 9th grader who just got out of Mt. Gleason and I am so happy I went there. I've learned so much and I had the best and most helpful teachers. Sure it has its flaws but its worth it. I'm very sad to leave.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2009

I was a 7th grade Math and Science teacher at Mt.Gleason 2009. (let go due to budget cuts) After reading the CST scores for the year...I have to say that I am so proud of my students who raised their percentage from 30% to 47% in Math. I am so honored to have been a part of that increase.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 18, 2009

I am a 6th grader, going into 7th grade this year. I do not recomend this school to any parent who wants a well rounded kid. The overall enviorment of the school is terrible. You cannot go 20 mins without hearing foul language used by the students. Some of the teachers are good and can really relate to the students and put in extra time with them. I do not plan on staying all 3 years. Oh and I almost forgot, the teachers and staff members are not strict at all when it comes to the behavior of the students, and they are not able to controll the class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2009

As a 7th grade student i have to say that Mt. Gleason is one of the best schools ever been to and I plan on going to this school next year also. I highly recomend this FANTASTIC junior high school to all parents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2009

This school rocks i am glad i am in 6th grade it is fun and i do a lot better
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

Hi...my name is Mr. Tushnet (Mr. T) I will be teaching Algebra 1 for the Fall of 2008. Teachers at Mt. Gleason try their best to see that every student gets the finest education the teacher can give them. Does every teacher in their subject area teach the same way, give the same homework, treat every student the same way, No. By and large the teachers at Mt. Gleason know their subject area well. If one of my math students has troubles in comprehending the lessons, I tutor them at Nutrition or for a short period after school. From time to time I have taught these same students on Saturday and special 90 minute classes twice a week after school. My door is always open for any parent to sit and observe me in my classroom. I am proud of the job I do, like most of the teachers here.
—Submitted by a teacher


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API score

808

Change from
2012 to 2013

+30

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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API score

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2012 to 2013

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English Language Arts

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
English Language Arts

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

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
37%
English Language Arts

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
46%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
6%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students61%
Females63%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability39%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state53%

Math

All Students63%
Females66%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state58%
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 Students81%
Females86%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
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)60%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state100%

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Females64%
Males60%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Math

All Students50%
Females51%
Males50%
African American33%
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state54%
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 Students41%
Females41%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability25%
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 graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
Parent education - declined to state44%

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females62%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state60%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students7%
Females6%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)4%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

Geometry

All Students82%
Females75%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state69%

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students43%
Females39%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Science

All Students72%
Females69%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability56%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 56%
White 33%
Black 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/AN/A
English language learners 12%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%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 915 responses

This school provides ... 1

High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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

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This school
64%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
69%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
59%
 

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
61%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
60%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
61%
 

District average

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

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

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This school
62%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
81%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
41%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
63%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Strong family engagementWhat's this?

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

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This school
55%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
61%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
49%
 

District average

 
71%
 
Teacher support and opportunities for collaborationWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of employees that agree to strongly agree that this school ensures that teachers work well together, learn from one another, have opportunities for professional development and feel supported by the administration. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Evaluation (Employees), Opportunities for Involvement (Employees), Professional Development (Employees), Resource Allocation (Employees), Teacher Collaboration and Data Use (Employees).

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This school
44%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
44%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents588%
Students82474%
Employees3338%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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