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Broadway Elementary School

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 22, 2014

Second time posting... seems like my first post was deleted. Here is goes again. My worst decision as a parent was to send my son to this school. The school is split into 2 programs and it is pretty clear to see which program is favored. The principal seems to undermine the intelligence of the parents and act as if this isn t obvious to see. The teachers lack enthusiasm for teaching and the office staff could learn some manners from my 6 year old son. The school hardly offers the opportunity for parent involvement which makes it difficult to have a strong relationship with the staff. Worst school in this district! Stay away!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2014

Broadway is a great school. We went with the Mandarin program because research shows learning a pictorial language (Chinese, Arabic etc ) in conjunction with a phonetic language (English) challenges the brain even more. Plus, the Mandarin program parents have raised funds so every Mandarin classroom has a TA and the children (in every grade) get to take multiple field trips (unlike the other programs at Broadway, and the majority of schools within LAUSD). To date, LAUSD has not committed any funds towards moving the program to another location and has failed to execute any previous plans for such a move. I don t think they have the money to build anything, anywhere, on the Westside. Time will tell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2014

Our daughter is a kindergartner in the Spanish Immersion program. There is currently a lot of change happening at Broadway, namely, the Mandarin program has grown too big for the school and so is being moved to a new location over the course of the next three years. Currently there are only two SI classes but that will grow as Mandarin transitions. We are so incredibly happy with our experience here so far. Ole Maravilla (the Vice Principal and SI champion) is a fantastic leader and very passionate about the school and the kids.There is wonderful group of families and parent involvement is very high. Most importantly the teachers are phenomenal! I have an older child that went through the Santa Monica school system and I can say with out any reservation that both Mrs. Nagata and Sra Carvajal are among the best teachers I have ever worked with. I have always been heavily involved in the classroom, spending up to 15 hours per week at times, so have experience with many different teachers. I honestly can not say enough good things about them. Our daughter is absolutely thriving! We feel so incredibly blessed and grateful to be a part of this fabulous program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

The school does not embrace children with individual learning needs even with an IEP. The school psych is available once a week only as is the school nurse. The previous AP was shared with 2 other schools. The current AP is shared with 3 other schools. The teachers do not appear to want to duplicate best practices that work with specific children - instead preferring to use consequence/reward systems that did not work in kinder level for second graders and inconsistent enforcement of rules. Some seven year olds can be their legal and biological age at any time. Others are reprimanded for the same infractions. Still others are coerced into panel meetings with teachers and principal. This is a traditional school environment that will not follow what's in your child's IEP nor consistently communicate with parents. This school prefers to "grow and manage" academic test scores first and always.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

I am the parent of a first grader at Broadway. My daughter transferred into kindergarten six weeks after school began last year. I have been delighted with the school, from the principal all the way down to the janitorial staff. The academics are challenging, but the teachers make the work engaging and fun. There is a tremendous amount of parent involvement, which lends itself to an overall sense of community. And, call it a personal bias, but I do not believe there is a better principal to be found in all of LAUSD. Her commitment to the students resonates in every decision she makes. I continue to be awestruck that my girl is going to leave elementary school with a great overall education and fluent in Mandarin. All this from a public school? WHAT?! I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

The Broadway Mandarin Immersion program is great. My daughter just started kindergarten there and is so excited for both her chinese and english classes. The teachers are excellent and the school is on top of EVERYTHING. The parents are also very involved (sometimes a little too much, but that's my own pet peeve) and the school is run extremely well. I wasn't sure if the school would be worth the trek and given that our local school is extremely good, but after only a month or so, i can say it definitely is worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Wonderful principal and excellent teachers. Parents in the Mandarin Immersion program are quite involved. The after school program run by STAR is also very well organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

This is a mandarin immersion school that started about 4 years ago, and has been doing really well since the new school started. The principle is highly motivated, the teachers are highly responsible and the parents are highly involved. Overall this is an excellent school, and highly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

After three years of exploring options, we are now one month into the Broadway Mandarin Immersion Program with our kindergartener. Overall, we love the program. It's really fun seeing our child come home and sing Chinese songs and speak Chinese with classmates and family members. We have a 30 minute each-way commute, and opted out of a top rated neighborhood school to attend Broadway. Our only concern is that this is an LAUSD school, and is burdened with the same bureaucracy as every LAUSD school. Yet, Principal Wang is an amazing leader and she does a great job of managing within this system. Parent volunteers and donations further build upon the program that Principal Wang established. As we want our child to have a world class education, we also go one step further with after school and weekend enrichment programs. Now that we're on the inside of this school, it would be even easier if we had to make the choice again--the Broadway Mandarin Immersion Program was the right choice for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

Broadway Elementary has an amazing Mandarin Immersion program - - the teachers are so dedicated and do fantastic work with our kids. Parent involvement is excellent and it's evident how invested everyone is in helping the program to continue its incredible growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Broadway Elementary School started a Mandarin Immersion Program in 2010. My daughter was in the 2nd cohort that started in 2011. We are super impressed by the caliber of the Principal, Susan Wang, and the teachers involved in the Immersion Program. They are hard-working and loving toward the kids and amazing to see how quickly my daughter was able to pick up Mandarin writing and reading and improve her communications as well. The parent community is also very involved and committed to seeing the Mandarin Immersion Program do well and building up the Mandarin immersion community. I also love that there is a diverse population of families involved in the program interested in multi-cultural understanding. It is a fantastic program and we love it!!! Can't believe it's a LAUSD PUBLIC school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

We love this school. My son has learned so much both Chinese and English. Principle Wang is the best! She is so dedicate to all the students. Parents here are fully involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Our son is now beginning first grade at Broadway in the Mandarin Immersion program and we feel very happy with the school so far. The parent involvement is very strong and the teachers all seem very capable. Principal Wang has done a great job with this innovative LAUSD school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

Both of my children are learning and thriving in the Mandarin Immersion Program at Broadway. I can't agree more on all the great things that other parents said about this program. This is an unique and possibly the best public education within LAUSD. If you want your child to be bilingual (Mandarin), globally minded, and you don't mind the extra support required to help your child succeed, this is the program. The Principal is extremely dedicated, very open to parent input and cares deeply about each student's well-being. Teachers work hard to collaborate in their team-teaching model and to differentiate their teaching. The parent community is diverse and very active. This is a great program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

Broadway is a remarkable school on so many levels. On one small campus we harbor three successful elementary programs, English focused, Spanish focused, and Mandarin focused. When we all gather at assembly, all races mixed, with our hands over our hearts to do, The Pledge of Allegiance, it feels like the America we dream of; opportunity and peace for all of our children. The academics are great, and even rising each year, but most importantly, our children see the parents work together, wether it be volunteering for valet parking, beautification days, or just chatting while the children play.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

My daughter is now in second grade. She loves the school, the teachers and her friends. We are in the Mandarin Immersion program. We are native first generation Mandarin speaking family. We find this program provide adequate challenges to our child in both Mandarin and English curriculum. Our extended family member oversea are amazed how fluent she is in reading, writing and speaking in both English and Mandarin. We are very proud of our child and very appreciated to this program and entire teaching-team of this program. Nevertheless, we understand this program may not work for every family, there is a certain level of commitment and parent participation involved in working with a child in this program. This is not a play-based school and there is homework and daily reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

Amazing school! The Mandarin Language Immersion Program is fantastic! The teachers and administration are dedicated and talented! The parents are involved and the children happy. This school is truly a GEM!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

We are thrilled with the Mandarin program and the Principal. The teachers are incredibly dedicated and bright, and the parents are involved. Our children are reading long paragraphs in Chinese and listening and speaking in class. I feel fortunate that this program started in time for us to join.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

I too am giving this school 4 stars ONLY because the school's parent body and administrators are constantly looking for new ways to improve. From what I see, there seems to constant movement to be a public school of the future. Broadway Elementary currently houses 2 Language Immersion Programs. (Spanish and Mandarin) My children are in the Mandarin Immersion Program. We found out about the school when one of my kids was taking a very casual recreation class in Mandarin. We thought since she enjoyed the language it couldn't hurt to check out the school. When we toured the school, we were blown away with the passion of the Principal (Susan Wang). We had the gut feeling that this was the right place for our family to be and we were right. We are now going on our third year and are very happy. Like everything, there are things that we are NOT happy about - but everything that we are dissatisfied with is because of LAUSD policies and procedures and not the teachers, administrators, and parent body. We've met tons kids are bright and seem to come from nice families. If your family is passionate about a second language and a strong academic environment, this is the program for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

We are in the mandarin immersion program. This school is extremely organized and well run by Principal Wang. We permitted out of a highly rated school and make a long commute twice/day to come here. So far, we are very impressed with the school. Before Kindergarten started, I emailed Principal Wang with some information that was important for the school to know. I was pleasantly surprised when at orientation, our kindergarten teacher recognized our name and said that Principal Wang had already briefed her on the information we shared. The kindergarten teachers also made time on the first day of school to meet with me about our concerns. The teachers really care about the students and the program and put a lot of effort into teaching. We feel very fortunate to have gotten into this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 56% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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47%

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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75%

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75%

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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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75%

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54%

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

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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 Students79%
Females73%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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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 graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state60%

Math

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Females80%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability92%
English learner70%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state73%
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 Students47%
Females40%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
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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

Math

All Students64%
Females64%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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 Students69%
Females57%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state75%

Math

All Students87%
Females92%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Femalesn/a
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state80%

Math

All Students68%
Females55%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%

Science

All Students74%
Femalesn/a
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state80%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Asian 39%
Hispanic 28%
White 19%
Black 12%
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 30%N/AN/A
English language learners 15%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
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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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Based on 187 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
65%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
67%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
63%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Healthy, respectful relationshipsWhat's this?

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

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This school
66%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
59%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
73%
 

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
66%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
69%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
55%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
74%
 

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
70%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
70%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
71%
 

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
65%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
65%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents9528%
Students7080%
Employees2247%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Susan Wang
Fax number
  • (310) 314-7349

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Venice, CA 90291
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