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Chandler Learning Academy

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 10, 2014

I'm only experiencing kinder, so I can only comment on that grade. Teachers who are great in kinder are Barragan and Meza. Most of the families in kinder are amazing, so that's the plus. For my taste there isn't enough emphasis on the emotional well-being of the kids. My teacher does care, but the school's main focus is learning/teaching their aggressive lesson plans. I admit this could be a LAUSD issue in any school that would make me feel disappointed. It certainly is a good enough school to send your child for a year to see if it is a happy place for your family. I just can't get on board with many of the rules and priorities that are set by the office. And I can't stomach some of the ways that children are yelled at by both administration and teachers - even at the kinder level there is a lot of yelling with angry intonations. It's not a place for lots of fun... it's for learning. For some that is great news. But I think kinder should be fun and should be more of a bridge between preschool (or no school) and 1st grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2014

I grew up in the Chandler area & attended from kindergarten thru 6th (the norm then) during the 50's until 'promotion' to jr. high in Jan. '61 (we had mid-terms). In early years we were often so crowded that we had split sessions. I recall attending a.m. or p.m. sessions for a year during second grade. No problem! I've been back in the area for years & am amazed at how the school's 'look' has changed (for the better!) -- since I don't know what the actual teaching is like I can't comment (hence 4 stars) but kids playing outside look very happy when I drive by. I'm pleased at how nice the school looks--far nicer than in the 50's yet it was fine then, too. Now there's grass, trees, murals, & A/C in the rooms. Wow! When voting (in the aud.) one election, I took a tour of the school and memories came flooding back. It was great! Some gripe about class size but 30+ students was the NORM in the 50's and we had no problem LEARNING, even with intense heat and no A/C. There was bullying back THEN, too. It's normal & always was. You deal with it & get thru it. People today are so WHINY & pathetic. Buck UP! Chandler seems great! I'd send my child there if he wasn't 38 --


Posted September 26, 2013

My son started kindergarten at Chandler this fall. Coming from a very small, close-knit preschool, I was nervous about the whole public school thing. I feel very lucky to be in Chandler's district because it was a seamless transition for all of us. My son absolutely ADORES his teacher, loves doing his homework (seriously), and comes home telling me what he has learned. In only a month, I have noticed extreme changes in the way he learns and what he finds interesting. I am very impressed with the way the school is run, and how passionate the parents are. Like ANY school, there are kinks that need to be worked out, but I see big things in the future for Chandler. They just opened a science lab, they have music and art, and the after-school options are great. I am happy we began our elementary journey here, and I look forward to seeing it grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My school is a wonderful little community school. The teachers are great and really care about the school and the children that go there. There are a lot of parents who are investing in making the school even greater, and that is HUGE. We live close enough to walk and my son loves that. There are trees and grass and that is rare for a public school, most are concrete jungles. My son is loving it, he's excited to go to school everyday and that is wonderful to see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

Test scores are going down at this school and have been for a while. Poor parent involvement. Some teachers seem to really care about the kids, but you have just as many that seem checked out. The special education at this school is REALLY lacking. If you can go to Dixie, Sherman Oaks, Kester or Hesby Oaks you should.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

We are so lucky to attend Chandler. My son is thriving and learning. The staff is very supportive and the teachers are amazing. My son has never been bullied and he has a lot of good friends. The one incident we heard of was taken care of right away by his teacher and the administration. It is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2013

Chandler elementary is an awesome school. It pains me to see that one parent above stated negative comments about our principal. I have worked as a teacher at Chandler for over 20 years and I still love our school. The teachers are outstanding and the students are exceptional human beings. Our principal has done a tremendous job of providing technological resources for students and staff members to reach our full potential. This is clealy evident in the fact that we became a California Distinguished School. I am very proud to be a staff member at Chandler Elementary School.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 22, 2013

Both of my children have graduated from Chandler. I must say this elementary school has prepared them for middle school beyond my expectations. As for the review below, you can not please everyone and everyone can not have a wonderful experience. I am sad to read the review that the child was bullied and the parents were not happy. But it happens at every school. As for the Principal McIntyre, she is great. Bottom line. You will not find a more dedicated and attentive principal in the area. She gets the job done with flying colors. Chandler, thank for the great education. This was a great school for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

Principal, Kristine McIntyre, has no leadership abilities and lacks a total sense of responsibility. My daughter was in session for 6 months and had 4 different teachers. In that time, the class size was 30-35 students per classroom to one teacher. She was bullied twice: once when hit in the face with a lunch pail and the second, when a child kicked her in the stomach while she was on the apparatus. She had to find an adult to mediate the situation herself, Principal McIntyre, who neither called or sent a note home to inform us. It was not until our daughter complained of her rib hurting that we knew. I called principal McIntyre to seek to understand the situation, who took zero accountability for any of the events. Her only apology was, "I'm sorry you feel that way". Coincidently we received a letter home that week that stated our daughter was reading and writing below expectations. She is now in a private school where she has received 2 student of the month awards & 2 report cards above average. My 7 year old cringes when we now drive past Chandler Elementary. If you want an enriching, safe and tolerant environment, I would not recommend Chandler Elementary to you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

My daughter attended Kester for her first 2 years but then moved to Chandler for 2nd grade last year. Kester was hit and miss. Her kinder teacher was amazing but her 1st grade experience was not good. Chandler has been a very nice change. Most of all, I love that there are only about 500 students on the whole campus. We were so used to Kester which is bursting at the seams with kids, that on the first day of school, I wondered "where IS everybody?". The teachers are kind and interested in the kids, the principle is wonderful, and the PTA is very active and doing so much for the school! It has the feeling of a small neighborhood school with friendly staff and great free after school care. Did I say FREE. Yes, I did. If you are looking for a school that is inviting, small, where you are able to have easy access to the principle and like cultural diversity, consider Chandler. You won't be disappointed. This year they are going to be an affiliated charted school as well. I'm excited to see what flexibility and changes that will bring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2013

My son is beginning his 3rd year at Chandler. We are thrilled to be a part of this school community! His teachers have been excellent. The principal is outstanding; she genuinely cares about her teachers AND each student. The PTA is very active and has been helping improve the school in measurable ways every year for several years now. We are particularly happy with the size of the school, the diversity of the student body and INclusivity of the PTA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2013

My son just graduated from Chandler from kindergarten to 5th grade. I can name all the great teachers. Ms. Barragan, Ms. Rubestein (sad she had to go) Ms. Combs, Mr. Gilmore and Ms. Cabrera all of them very caring and worried for the progress of every child. With not a question I recommend this school. My son LOVE it. Not to mention, the great principal :). Ms. Ajian should not be there tho.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2012

My children have been at Chandler their entire elementary careers and my daughter will be matriculating to middle school in June. We have had opportunities to change schools, but have stayed at Chandler because of it's size, the diversity of the student population, the quality of the teachers, the curriculum, and the administration, in addition to just feeling at home here. We could not be happier. I have been involved in many of the parent committees and have been thrilled with all of the parents who make the effort and take the time to do what they can to improve the school. It gets better every year, we even have a full time music teacher now, paid for by the PTA. It gives one hope to see people pulling together for the good of the school as a whole, and having become a CA Distinguished School this year, obviously it's working.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2012

My daughter started here last year after attending a Montessori Preschool. She already knew alot before going into kinder but we were fortunate enough to get an amazing teacher! She gives her enrichment work and my daughter is doing well.This is the school I love having my child in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

Bottom line, you'd be fortunate to get in here. The school is fabulous. The scores are outstanding. They are Title One, which means they have a lot more money coming in for the extras to enrich the students. Things like an orchestra and science. They have plenty of help in the classrooms, and while a lot of kids don't come from English speaking homes, they all speak English themselves. There's a small, non-political core of active parents who run the PTA. They are free of snark and judgement, and the fundraising is very low-key. They are up for the much-coveted Distinguished Schools designation this year. So don't be off-put by the 7 on the Great Schools score -- I think that's about 3 points too low. You'll love it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2011

Excellent teachers and staff. API has grown to 863 which is right up there with Sherman Oaks and Dixie!! Chandler is a small school that has a newer (amazing, involved principal), and provides a very loving, learning environment for our kids. We are so blessed to have Chandler
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2011

I have been a volunteer reading partner at Chandler for over four years, helping lwith children typically on a one to one basis, but also helping out in the classrooms . I have also participated in special school activities. This is a terrific school! The teachers really do give their all. I've been around long enough to see exremely hard-working , dedicated staff and active PTA, along with enthusiastic , appreciative community participation. It's an honor to be incuded here.


Posted December 28, 2010

As a former Chandler student back in the 60's -70's I enjoy reading about my school. I did read some reviews and one mentioned how the teacher was "so far so good" but " a bit strict". I have to say that times have changed when teachers are a suppose to be "nice and friendly" and not to anger a child or consequence them. What a soft bunch of parents and kids we seem to have these days. Teachers have to defend themselves vs when the teacher called home the parent respected the call and addressed the problem at home. Too bad for the kids. Not everyone should get the ribbon for just trying. I'm speaking from experience as I became a teacher. I teach PE and more kids have little or no skills related to movement, coordination or basic understanding of games. Fault of the schools or teachers? Partly as many teachers are hamstrung by test scores and analytical thinking is lost. I'm happy that Chandler is still a fine school and is educating a diverse population. I know that there are great parents and teachers in all schools. Without parent support, regardless of the teachers, children do not learn.


Posted December 1, 2010

Chandler is a gem! The school's API is right on par with Riverside & Dixie Canyon. We have a great PTA & Booster Club with active parents. Our principal, Ms. McIntire, was the AP at Lanai Road and she's worked very hard to get Chandler up to grade with some of the other schools in the area. Our teachers are extremely skilled, efficient and caring. The school is VERY clean, well maintained and has a SMALL teacher/child ratio. The PTA are active in implementing additional art, music, dance & physical Ed - while other school are getting cutbacks. We spent a fortune sending our daughter to different private schools, all the while Chandler was right under our nose! I highly recommend looking at Chandler before you give up on LAUSD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Chandler is really a wonderful, charming, diverse, gem of a school. We love it! Not only is it beautiful aesthetically, with its mature trees and clean grounds, it has a great Principal, teachers and administrative staff. Committed parent volunteers and PTA members have really stepped up to involve themselves and contribute to the school's success. The education is first rate and our child has flourished beautifully.
—Submitted by a parent


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

This school's
API score

847

Change from
2012 to 2013

-26

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

847

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-26

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

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

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English Language Arts

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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66%

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80%

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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83%

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72%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
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

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Females60%
Males58%
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
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Students with no reported disability61%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
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Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

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Females67%
Males68%
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Hispanic or Latino55%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
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Students with no reported disability70%
English learner61%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate62%
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 Students49%
Females44%
Males54%
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

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Females66%
Males63%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
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 Students66%
Females67%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students81%
Females81%
Males81%
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)83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner66%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate81%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate87%
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 Students68%
Females72%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females76%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
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)74%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students71%
Females67%
Males74%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate83%
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 State average
Hispanic 49% 52%
White 35% 26%
Black 8% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 48%N/A48%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A55%
Male 52%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 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 392 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
77%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
68%
 

Students

This school

 
86%
 
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
87%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
87%
 
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
87%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
88%
 

Students

This school

 
85%
 
Strong family engagementWhat's this?

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

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This school
66%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents14631%
Students24695%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kristine Mc Intire
Fax number
  • (818) 995-7095

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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14030 Weddington Street
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Phone: (818) 789-6173

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