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Bert M. Lynn Middle School

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Posted March 24, 2014

In my opinion, this school is the best. I went to this school In sixth grade and I got an average amount of homework. I'm certain that your mistaken if they give you like 70 - 90 amounts of math homework everyday unless you were taking advanced math. This school has an after school program that you can take if your really behind. They also have a counselor if anyone feels like they are being harassed. But anyway, this is an amazing school and I hope you go to this school.


Posted November 8, 2013

For 3 years know I have lived with a walking zombie. The amount of homework that the staff at this school gives is WAY TOO MUCH!! My daughter is up until 10-11 at night and is still not done. I have to wake her up at 5 to finish. Then there is the weekend homework..REALLY?? Do these kids EVER get a break? 70-90 math problems in one night? A good teacher understands that if a child does not understand or know how to do the first 5 then the rest is just a struggle. If your child participates in any after school sports good luck. There is no time for that. I think the staff should be forced to watch the video "A Race to Nowhere" and learn from it. I am truly happy that this is our last year but sad that I have 2 more coming up. Online education is looking better everyday. The principal really needs to fix this issue. I am sure there is a district homework policy that is being ignored somewhere. It also amazes me that a student can score A's on tests yet still fail a class due to class participation. Here is a tip to teachers..If a child raises their hand call on them!! tired of hearing...Well, alot of students just shout out. Then instill classroom management.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

I concur with all the 2013 reviews. My eldest son just graduated in June. He liked the challenge of Bert Lynn and was always an honor student. However, the homework from 6th-8th grade caused him to stay up as late as 11pm. I drew the line at 11pm. Because of his experience, I braced myself for his brother. Sure enough, my second son struggled a lot. He has a 504 plan and the teachers do accommodate him with extra time and not penalize him. Total time for homework averages 1-4 hours. It is ridiculous. This son is in sports and time management is imperative. Other middle schools that we know kids who are attending at do not have this kind of homework load. It is stressful on the whole household. High achievers will rise to the occassion. Just know that tutoring will be almost essential to ensure your child makes it through Bert Lynn. At least some teachers offer after school help and West High students offer their services for free...so all is not lost. Just be very supportive of your child and understand Bert Lynn is not the norm for middle school homework!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

What is wrong with Bert Lynn? 6th Grade math - Lowest % proficient/advanced in 4 yrs. 6th Grade english - 2nd Lowest in 4 yrs. 7th Grade Math - Lowest in 4 yrs. 7th Grade English - Lowest in 4 yrs. 8th Grade Math - 2nd lowest in 4 yrs. 8th Grade English - Lowest in 4 yrs. What are teachers and administrators doing wrong? Some assign several hours a week for homework, which goes against every credible study and recommendation. Teachers are not on the same chapter, let alone the same page when teaching the same class. Administration and teachers cater to the tiger mom culture of a few vocal parents at the expense of student well being, family time and now, as we see, learning. Homework should be no more than1-2 hours per night TOTAL. Any more leads to loss of family time, extra-curricular activities, sleep deprivation, and poor student achievement. The families at Bert Lynn place a high value on education and are very supportive. These are some of the best students in the state. These 2013 CST results are a wake up call. Administration and staff need to do some serious soul searching and fix this or the district should step in and do it for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

I'm a student at Bert Lynn and I can honestly say that i hate it. When I got to middle school I thought my life would be terrible because of back stabbing friends but it turned out to be the staff that made my life miserable. They put way to much pressure on the kids. Yes we are the best school in Torrance but it comes with a price. From the beginning of 6th grade i was staying up until midnight trying to finish the 70 problems of math homework I had. A lot of the kids I know are still struggling between the balance of extra-curricular activities and homework. A lot of them have had to give up a lot. I think there are only a few teachers that understand that kids need this balance. Because if a student only gets to do homework every night and a project every weekend they aren't going to do it anymore. I would say it's a competitive school. so be prepared for that. The only good thing about this school are the teachers who really make you think and not just academically but about everything else in the world.


Posted June 10, 2013

I cannot comment on the way things were at this school when the latest review was written over 4! Years ago but I can tell you a little about the current culture on this campus. There is a complete lack of accountability from all staff and administration - Teachers may be as many as three chapters different from each other at any given time. Some teachers may not have covered critical topics prior to STAR testing. The homework varies greatly from teacher to teacher - some may assign as many as three hours per night while others may assign none or 30 minutes. The transition from elementary is absurd. Many parents have either given up on extra-curricular activities altogether or expect their children to stay up as late as 1:00 AM to complete all homework. Teachers are mostly out of touch with current research, which indicates a preference to good teaching reinforced by something such as an exit ticket followed by a few homework problems to reinforce the concept vs. assigning 30+ problems which may reinforce bad habits if the student did not understand the lesson in the first place. More to follow...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I am extremely pleased with my son's school, Bert Lynn Middle School. The curriculum is challenging and very well planned. The teachers are strict enough but compassionate to students' needs. The office staff is wonderful and very willing to help in situations that may arise. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone looking for an academically achieving school along with a warm environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The faculty and staff do an outstanding job of creating a caring atmosphere in which students are provided the tools and encouragement to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2009

My daughter is in 6th grade this year at Lynn Middle school and really likes it. The teachers are great and I really like how they have an intervention program after school for the students that are struggling a little. Office staff very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

The parent involvement is one of the many aspects of the outstanding school. Bert Lynn Middle School has a dedicated staff who act in the best interest of the students at every level. Outstanding programs include an exceptional mathematics department and music program. We are also aware of the support programs available for children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2007

Dedicated and caring teachers like Mr. Childers, Ms. Blair, Ms. Parke and mostly Mrs. Thomas really make a difference for students who do not necessarily fit into the 'box' of middle school rigors. They assess the student's individuality; making adjustments in learning style vs. teaching style and possess a genuine interest in individual student success at a very 'interesting' time in their development. Personally, I am not impressed with the current principal, but thankfully, there are several outstanding teachers at many grade levels who make this a good choice for students living in the South Bay. The PTSA is very active, as are the majority of parents in this West area of Torrance; at the elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. Your involvement as a parent is expected, and almost is used as a measure of your student's success (or failure). Not sure I agree totally with that philosophy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2007

Mr. Nadel, Mrs.Tucker, Mrs. Masai, Mr. Conner,Mrs. Irwin, and Ms.Blair are great teachers! They make students feel comfortable!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2006

I think that Bert Lynn is a great school. We have awesome teachers like Mr. Marx, Ms.Blair, Mrs. Parke, Mr. Caporaso, Mr. Sanders, Mrs. Baldwin and many more. the school itself it fun, the students are great, we have a great PTSA, and well yeah as a student attending as an 8th grader this year i can tell u first hand we're just a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2006

Academic programs at Bert Lynn Middle School are outstanding. Mathematic pacing is challenging, but many of the teachers provide additional assistance after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2006

The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader and I will miss seeing her everyday as my daughter graduates this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

excellent preparation for high school
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 28, 2006

One thing I really like about the school is the level of parental involvement. The PTSA works hard at supporting teachers as well as students and provides a way for many parents to stay involved. New principal is working out well too!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 7, 2005

Dr. Barker leads a great team of teachers. I have 3 successful highschool students through his leadership and caring that will become wonderful adults. Bert Lynn is a great place for the norm to the spec ed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2004

Dr. Barker is one on our top 10 list of Principals. He truley cares about his students and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2003

What a difference from Victor Elementary School! My daughter is in the chorus program and is very happy with it. She says she feels so much better and the teachers and administrators, unlike Victor, are actively involved with the kids and they actually listen to them and us parents. The principal for Victor just recently retired, which tells me she was plain burned out and just putting her time in for retirement. God be with those good kids that go to Victor, our prayers have been answered with Bert Lynn.
—Submitted by a parent


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Change from
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API Statewide Rank
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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English Language Arts

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
English Language Arts

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

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students81%
Females85%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability62%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females81%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
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

Algebra I

All Students93%
Females89%
Males96%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
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
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
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 graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Females82%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate92%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females75%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
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

Algebra I

All Students71%
Females72%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state61%

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females82%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipino42%
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state76%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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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

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students74%
Females71%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state73%

Science

All Students90%
Females90%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability71%
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate84%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state86%
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
Asian 49%
White 21%
Hispanic 17%
Two or more races 6%
Black 3%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/AN/A
English language learners 8%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Leroy Jackson
Fax number
  • (310) 972-6401

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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5038 Halison Street
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: (310) 533-4495

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