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Kester Avenue Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 1040 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 8 ratings

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Posted September 2, 2014

Kester is definitely a 5 star school. Our daughter started as a kindergartner and grew throughout the year. Her kindergarten teacher was amazing as is the principal, Mrs. Double. She makes herself visible and available. The parents contribute their time as well. Our child has made some really great friends. We are looking forward to another great year. Welcome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2014

I kids have been going to Kester Home School since 2006, and every school year my kids have gotten teachers that are just amazing. its no wonder that we have many teachers that are also parents of students that attend Kester. My sons will be ready for Middle School when they leave Kester
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2014

We are absolutely thrilled with Kester!! Our daughter started at Kester last year as a kindergartner and had a wonderful experience. Her kindergarten teacher was amazing! In fact, we got to know the other kindergarten teachers as well and found them all to be really terrific. The principal, Mrs. Double is spectacular!!!! We feel so fortunate to have started Kester when we did because Mrs. Double has really shaped up the school. She is visible at the school everyday and is accessible to parents. The parent involvement is fantastic as well. The school benefits greatly by the dedication of the parent volunteers as well as the teachers, principal and students dedication to the school. The families at Kester are wonderful and our daughter has made some really terrific friends. Our daughter is now in 1st grade in the Kester Magnet program and is off to a great start with a truly incredible and dedicated teacher. We are looking forward to another fabulous year at Kester. I highly recommend Kester!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2014

I changed my son in the middle of the class year. He was in TK. In his first week at Kester I saw a huge improvement in him. He was happy to go to school, enjoyed doing his homework and he was actually learning. He is now in Kindergarten and I couldn't be happier with my decision to change him schools. I look forward to the rest of the years as part of the Kester Family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

This is an awesome school and it's due to the principal ,school staff,teachers and parents working together. Couldn't be happier
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2013

Great teachers. Great parent involvement. Makes for a wonderful community that we are happy to be a part of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

We are having a very good experience at Kester. Enrolled in the Magnet program and our children are flourishing with all of the "extras" that used to be part of just the regular program before budget cuts. The home school does its best to ensure students access many enriching activities and the school is a consistent high performer academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

This is my 5th year as a Kester Parent. I have gotten to know many teachers, parents, and students at both the Magnet and the Home School. I can honestly say that for a school this LARGE, you couldn't get a nicer small community feel. That is, if you involve yourself in your child's education, volunteer and help as much as you can, and make it a point to be PRESENT. It's very easy to complain, but in my experience, the one's that always do are RARELY willing to step up to the plate and bring forth a solution. So, that said, yes, there will be bad experiences. Some kids will be mean, some Cafeteria food will be bland, some Staff will be inadequate, and when it happens to your kid, it hurts. But that is going to happen AT EVERY SCHOOL! Bottom line, Kester is wonderful school. When you have teachers that CARE about their students' progress, parents that are PROPERLY RAISING their children, and students that TRY and DO their very best, you will always be happy with the results. Those who have all 3 factors going strong, will be the ones that give their school 5 stars. The others, will only complain about it. Kester School and Staff, you have my support and recommendation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

Kester is a fantastic school. The teachers and administrators are top notch! The parent organization works very hard to continue to improve on and expand opportunities and experiences for the children each and every year. Our son loves the school. We are proud members and supporters of Kester. Keep up the great work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Wonderful parent community, teachers and principal! Lovely campus. My son graduated from Kester and my daughter currently attends the school. We feel incredible fortunate that Kester is our neighborhood school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Our school is very involved with the community. The parents provide school supplies for each class room. We do fun raisers . Many parents do volunteering in and for the school. Our PTA leader does everything on her own time. Kids get together one day at the beach for the summer vacation those that can make it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

What a joke. I don't know which group is worse, the unresponsive and negligent administration, the negligent staff, or the negligent parents. Our 2 kids are super bright since we're heavily involved with our children and engage with them constantly. We only take them to Kester because it's the lesser of 2 evils and because it's the law if they're not home-schooled. It's just a shame they aren't developing friendships that will last a lifetime since they're more compatible with their friends in other neighborhoods.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

So far, I have had horrible experiences with the school administrative staff, and my child hasn't even enrolled there yet. They're extremely unresponsive and gave me the run around for 2 months regarding an inquiry I had concerning an assessment I requested. I really hope this changes by the time the 2013-2014 school year starts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

Our kids loved Kester. I agree with others that the school has some of the best teachers in the area. I would recommend networking with parents of older students to see who is the best for each year of study, then submit a request for that teacher. To give you some background, four years ago, the principal was replaced and everything took a turn for the worse. Some of it was due to reduced funding affecting all schools - but some of it was also due to mismanagement, like bad choices regarding which instructors to let go. Not only were the two librarians laid off, but all the money collected from the book fairs was transferred from PTA to KAMPA, and then used for other purposes instead of providing new books. We visited the school last month for their annual Music & Arts festival, and bumped into many of the fine teachers who are still there. From what I understand, they have hired yet another principal and are trying to get it back into position as one of the top elementary schools in the valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

4th year in a row we've been lucky to have amazing teachers year after year.I embrace the amount of homework the kids get (sorry I do not like the projects).I would agree with some parents regarding cleanliness of the schoo. But did they bring up their concerns or just posted on the website? When I saw a problem I informed the principle, and it was addressed. Furthermore, I've been checking for sustainability and there is no more issue. I can't volunteer my time but I donate to the PTA and items needed for the classroom.The challenge with lack of parental involvement is diversity of incomes, backgrounds,and education unlike in other schools that do not "share" zipcodes.If you can't help,donate time or $$ and don't complain.It's a great school and the teachers care.As parents we owe to our kids to work with the educators to further and enforce learning when at home. So don't blame the school or the teacher for your daughter or son not knowing the capital.Each one of us should be reaching out to see how we can support and help giving the state of the budget and funding for our children. Critizing is easy - doing something about it is not!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2013

Our experience with Kester has been stellar. Our kids have had fantastic teachers who love their positions and are so dedicated to sharing knowledge in fun and interesting ways. We have been fortunate to experience both the home school and Magnet program and see the children thrive in each. The new Principal is energetic and innovative and the school seems to be prospering from her enthusiasm. PTA and KAMPA do a great job, and could benefit from more volunteers. I think you d be hard-pressed to find a better LAUSD elementary school in our area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

I work at this school and I know how disorganized and how it has hygiene issues. The faculty doesn't take their work seriously, we teachers only pay close attention to the kids whose mothers we know. I know, its pretty sad how the kids are not provided enough attention and if I were you, I would stay away from this school. I'm also moving to a different school soon and stay away from all the bad influence.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 8, 2013

I think Kester Ave is a very good school. There are lots of opportunities to get involved with the community, but we still need more parents to step up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2013

The school continues to meet my child's needs as a 4th grader. She loves her teacher because the teacher is caring. She can't wait to do PE on Thursday. She and her class enjoy the read aloud three times a week from a wonderful volunteer. She always looking forward to orchestra. What more can a mom ask for in a school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2012

This school has been like a second home to me since Kindergartin. They have wonderful teachers who help you work at your fullest extent. i just graduated from this school and am very thankful that my first 6 years of education happened at Kester.


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This school's
API score

913

Change from
2012 to 2013

+12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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API score

913

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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

+12

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

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

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

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

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students82%
Females89%
Males75%
African American73%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability58%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state54%

Math

All Students76%
Females84%
Males68%
African American82%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Females79%
Males77%
African American55%
Asian85%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students89%
Females89%
Males91%
African American91%
Asian92%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disability75%
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner59%
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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 Students84%
Females91%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students88%
Females95%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Females74%
Males80%
African American63%
Asian91%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate83%
Parent education - high school graduate87%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students84%
Females79%
Males89%
African American76%
Asian100%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate83%
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students87%
Females79%
Males93%
African American88%
Asian91%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate98%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
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
Hispanic 42%
White 35%
Asian 10%
Black 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/AN/A
English language learners 17%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
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We organized questions from the LAUSD School Experience Survey into five categories. The respondent group-level results (parents, students, and school employees) show the percent of each respondent group that agree or strongly agree that the school has positive results for that category.

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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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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74%
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District average
72%
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Parents

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69%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

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78%
 

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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80%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

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77%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
82%
 

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
77%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
91%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
60%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
80%
 

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
72%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
70%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
73%
 

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
58%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
58%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents51263%
Students46897%
Employees5473%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5353 Kester Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91411
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Phone: (818) 787-6751

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