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Coeur D'alene Avenue Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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2014:
Based on 7 ratings
2013:
Based on 21 ratings
2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted June 17, 2014

My son just graduated after six years at CDA and I have no doubt that CDA has provided him with the solid foundation for middle school. He has had dedicated, hard working teachers and a principal who truly cares and wants every single student to succeed. He's even gotten some music & art education - and p.e. too.There is a committed group of parents who raise money to make sure CDA gets these extras. The CDA community is diverse enough that my son has had the privilege of making friends with kids from a wide variety of backgrounds. Though our experience at CDA was 99% positive, there are a few families who have had problems with teachers. Sadly, there are a few teachers who yell at students occasionally - and get away with it. I'm not sure if they're overwhelmed by the size of their classes (which got bigger due to LAUSD budget cuts) or if they are burnt out and ready to do something different. Other than those few teachers with attitude/anger management issues, the school shines!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2014

My daughter's first grade teacher is a phenomenal. She is so devoted and inspiring. I love her ability to be warm and yet set very clear boundaries. Every time I walked into the classroom, I was amazed at how good the kids were, they always seemed very engaged. One of the most exciting things for me this year was to watch was my daughter develop her reading skills. It seemed like over night everything clicked. My daughter now loves to read (after once being very frustrated by it). Principal Jenkins knows every child's and parent's name. He actually has lunch with the kids. He has high standards and is firm and the kids respect him immensely. The parents are so hands-on and involved, it is truly a community here. Fundraising is a well oiled machine and you can see where every penny goes to. We feel so lucky to be part of this school because of the principal, teachers, parents and the kids and we wouldn't want to go anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2014

We have been at Coeur D'alene (CDA) since first grade and it has been a great experience. Principal Andrew Jenkins is fantastic and has created a great neighborhood school. Our son was accepted to private schools for elementary school but we selected CDA and we don't have any regrets. Principal Jenkins is an educational leader who understands the kids, staff and how to make the school exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2014

The community created by the staff and families at CDA, coupled with an informed and active principal and enthusiastic and credentialed teachers makes this school superlative in our family's experience. As parents of 5th and 1st grade students, we feel so very thankful to have had the experiences thus far at our local school and look forward to many more. There is a lot of parent involvement, very caring teachers (both of our kids have been participating since pre-k and have truly had wonderful instructors) and above all, our kids are really happy at school and enjoy learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2014

THE GEM OF VENICE We are so happy and thankful that our kids go to and participate at Coeur d'Alene Elementary. Being novice parents (like a lot of us) and up until last year a fairly transient family, CDA has is not only advanced our kids academically way beyond anything we could have imagined, but also and probably most importantly to us, the teachers and the other parents at the school have given us a great sense of community. We look forward to many years at the school and a solid and stable foundation for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2014

I have been a parent for three years at this exceptional school that has a leader and teachers who offer creative and enriching programs that have brought the students, parents, and faculty together to enable the students to obtain maximum value from their education. Their interest in extracurricular activities also illustrates their commitment to the education of their students. The programs which have been launched have encouraged the students to diversify their interests.The principal's strong academic profile coupled with his high level of energy and commitment make him one the most valuable assets to the District. He should be encouraged and possibly incentivized to remain with our school for the benefit of the students, faculty, and parents. I have had an opportunity to observe other schools and their faculty and have yet to find a comparable program for quality and content.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

I cannot say enough good about this school - Principal Jenkins has created a little "best-practice heaven" right in the middle of Venice. I have worked in education for about 10 years. When we relocated to L.A., I poured over the schools to find the one that would be the best fit, very concerned about finding a good fit for my two free-spirited, gifted children who were bored out of their minds in MD public schools. This school's focus is on critical thinking, inclusion, and learning through play. It is extremely NON-traditional for a public school, so I can see how other parents get freaked out by that. Trust me, you will never get a better public school experience.... But SSH! don't tell anyone. let's keep this little gem our little secret ;)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

This school is amazing; my son is in 3 grades and has a great teacher. He started 5 years ago with Mrs. Elson who is absolutely delicious and so kind with the little ones in Pre-K. My son loves her and hugs her each time he sees her. He will never forget his year with this fantastic teacher. Talking about academic skills, his entire teachers have been really good so far and they all brought so much to him, all those years. If you like to get involve in a great school community and like to follow your kids educations, there is no doubt that you will absolutely love this school. In 2 years from now, we will regret our time there and my son is already sad thinking that he will have to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

This school is amazing; my son is in 3 grades and has a great teacher. He started 5 years ago with Mrs. Elson who is absolutely delicious and so kind with the little ones in Pre-K. My son loves her and hugs her each time he sees her. He will never forget his year with this fantastic teacher. Talking about academic skills, his entire teachers have been really good so far and they all brought so much to him, all those years. If you like to get involve in a great school community and like to follow your kids educations, there is no doubt that you will absolutely love this school. In 2 years from now, we will regret our time there and my son is already sad thinking that he will have to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

We just moved here from belgium this summer and are truly amazed as to what cda has offer - absolutely no comparison to public schools in belgium! Starting with teachers really devoted to their pupils it's a joy to watch them, a great staffed library, after-school programs so numerous that it's hard to choose and perhaps most importantly a principal that seems to have made it his life's mission to make the school as good as it could possibly get. He knows all 500 students by name on about the second day, extraordinary! Cda deserves all the support it can get as it really lifts the reputation of public schools in general.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

Wonderful neighborhood school! Great staff, parents and students working hard to be at their best every day. A model for LAUSD Elementary Schools, well rounded and offering enrichment in many areas!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

Coeur d'Alene Avenue School is a pre-K through grade 5 school in Venice, California. It is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Winner of LAEP's Excellence Award in 2000 and 2001, the Music Center's Bravo Award in 2007, and the distinction of California Distinguished School by the State of California's Department of Education in 2008 and 2012, Coeur d'Alene Avenue School prides itself on meeting the needs of all students, who come from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences. Approximately 50% of our students are European American, 20% are Latin American, 15% are African American, and 15% are of other ethnic backgrounds. Over ten languages are represented in our English learner population. Meeting the needs of such a diverse student body is a challenge we embrace. It is a wonderful community and an amazing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

We are new to the school this year. I have found the parents to be so friendly and a wonderful atmosphere for my child and me. I love the fact that I can be involved and be a part of my child's success. The Principal is very active and professional. He knows all the children's names. I am so impressed with what my child has learned in just the first month of school. I am so proud to be a part of the CDA community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

We are so exited to be a part of such an amazing school . Under a strong leadership of principal Jenkins , ever present and fully immersed in the students and schools growth the school is thriving ! It showcases the teachers that are more than qualified for this very important job of teaching and guiding our children with integrity into maturity . It is also comprised of a very involved , compassionate group of parents that give their energy and time to school lovingly . The spirit of school is one of strong community , progressive thought and proactivity .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

Our family moved from Pennsylvania to MdR five years ago. My new employer said that CdA was an excellent school for our kindergarten son. Our daughter began the pre-K program with Ms. Elson the 18 months later. Son is now in middle school and daughter is in fourth grade at CdA. My husband and I feel so fortunate to be a part of an amazing community of students, parents and administrators. We face the same budget cuts of every school in LAUSD but we rally together and maintain an excellent learning environment for our children. One of our greatest strengths is our diversity--socioeconomic, religious and racial--CdA has it all. Our principal, Mr. Jenkins, is a skilled communicator and inspirational leader. He attends and WORKS at every single one of our fundraisers. Our teachers are creative and committed educators. Several of them recently applied for professional development grants and were successful in receiving funds and fellowships. I think the biggest testament to the strength of our school is the number of former parents who still support us with donations and volunteering long after their children have graduated. CdA is a hidden gem in LAUSD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

Coeur d' Alene Elementary is a wonderful school where the student body, parents, teachers and administration are constantly working together to enhance and enrich the academic and social experiences of it's students. CdA has been able to maintain many important enrichment classes and programs, ensuring art, music, dance, PE, and new technologies are a regular part of every child's school experience. Our close community, active booster club and superior principal and teachers together make CdA a truly great place to go to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

This school has such a wonderful environment. The teachers are caring and inspiring, I love the fact that they incorporate quite some enrichment experience into their curriculum, like music, drama, art and regular visits to the library. The parents involvement is what helps all work so good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

Truly an amazing school! The teachers are wonderful and the principle is super I involved and is always working hard to better the school, keep the kids safe, and make sure they are in an ideal learning environment. The community feel at this school is amazing. The parents really care about their children's education and everyone works together to make sure they have one of the best schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I have 3 girls who go to this elementary school. As we arrive, at school, they each run in their own direction with big smiles and wide open attitudes. It makes me so grateful to be at a school that will produce a poet in 3rd grade, a strong reader in 1st and curious and social pre- kindergartener. This school has a community , parents and teachers who all feel the same way, PE, ARTS, LIBRARY are a must so we all work hard to make it happen. CDA rules
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

Each year I'm happier with Coeur d'Alene! My kids have loved every teacher they have had (pre-k all the way through 5th) and I feel so lucky to be a part of this community!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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

This school's
API score

911

Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

911

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

-15

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
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10 / 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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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83%

2011

 
 
81%

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63%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

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

All Students76%
Females88%
Males63%
African American64%
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)84%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
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)86%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students71%
Females72%
Males71%
African American50%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate68%
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 Students71%
Females76%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
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)75%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females88%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
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)94%
Parent education - college graduate83%
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 Students91%
Females91%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students85%
Females84%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
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%
Females90%
Males72%
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)96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females85%
Males68%
African American50%
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)92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students67%
Females70%
Males61%
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)84%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
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
White 59%
Hispanic 18%
Black 12%
Asian 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/AN/A
English language learners 5%N/AN/A

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 353 responses

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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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This school
71%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
72%
 
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
89%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
84%
 

Employees

This school

 
93%
 
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
81%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
92%
 

Students

This school

 
63%
 

Employees

This school

 
89%
 
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
78%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
71%
 

Employees

This school

 
84%
 
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
84%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
84%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents11627%
Students19798%
Employees4080%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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Venice, CA 90291
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