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New West Charter School

Charter | 6-9 | 340 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 24, 2013

Overhyped. My child was not engaged, not focused and clearly was looking over her shoulder to see what local public schools offered. Their API slid nearly 30 points but that is because high school is such a different game where diversity of experiences and students are important. Go to nearby magnets to see these things readily available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

New West had been fantastic for my child. We moved him from a stuffy private school and have never looked back. He settled in immediately and has become so interested in school again. They have a young faculty who are very enthusiastic, they seem to make the whole learning experience refreshing. I know not every school will suit every child but New West has giving my son a new outlook on learning, and I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

Response to post from 8/8/13 Yes, I do think that moving forward things will improve, but time will tell. I do think moving campuses sapped administration's energy. Principal explained that it occupied all her time from 6am to midnight every day. And I believe her. She held her first coffee talk near the end of the year, and the relief was palpable. Yes, it looks like the new location is working and neighborhood opposition is dying down. More importantly, parent leadership was chosen for this year - I am confident that active parents (and this school is full of them) - will iron out the kinks that are left from the transition. I can't say much about kids with different learning styles. My child is a top performing student and prospered, both intellectually and socially, in New West's environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2013

This school could be so much more. There are some great teachers and staff, but there are a lot of issues with this school. It feels like the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. Everyone is out of the loop. Students, parents, teachers, and most importantly the administration don't know what's going on and are disconnected. Sadly, I will not have my child continue with New West.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

My school is horrible. I wish I could tell you but I can't because I don't know how to. I have learned absolutely nothing in this past year at NW. The teachers give no respect to any of the students. and when you turn in homework...actually you don't even need to turn it in! they don't even check it. And many times they will lose your paperwork. The teachers act like they don't want to explain what they are teaching. If you have a question in class they ignore you. They sit at their desk and e-mail their friends and make you sit and do nothing. You could do better at another school.


Posted May 29, 2013

New West is an outstanding school. Congratulations to all the students and staff for being named a California Distinguished school again! Thank you for creating a true gem in public education in LA!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

In my opinion I think that it is not such a privilege to go to new west charter. There is not a field, all we have is a small parking lot. I feel that is is just not rite. I am really disappointed this year that we had to go threw two language arts teachers and we are behind greatly in language arts. It is not fair to me being in a school with absolutely barely anything. New west had the most unorganized field trip i have ever seen, it was disappointing. As a student of new west i do not feel that it is a privilege to attend new west charter school.


Posted April 11, 2013

Overrated by hype. The principle is rigid and uncaring. There is no yard. Not accommodating. The bus stop is full of high end cars yet they claim to reach for underprivileged kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2013

The absolute worst principle: Snobby, conceded, doesn't care at all about the students, only for herself and how the school is perceived to be. New West may have great test scores, but the way the staff treats the students and parents is unbearable. Please by all means do not send you children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2013

Having experienced many schools in several districts I can say that New West has been the one were my now 7th grader has become the confident happy girl I knew she could be, due to the NW nurturing environment that is. I have never once seen the principal when she has not taken a moment to say hello with some pleasant easy conversation. Very approachable! No problem speaking to VP either or any staff. We love the new campus, it feels modern, clean and enjoyable for the kids. The park for PE is a block away. Many options for the kids to as far as electives etc. Some great teachers in history, math, dance, study hall, that are adored & respected by the kids. For all that had to be done in order to open the new campus it went very smoothly. The only negative aspect was reaction in the neighborhood, even before any kids set foot there. Difficult to understand why, NW is one of the most efficiently run campuses I have experienced. The kids feel a sense of family, are kind and encouraging towards each other. Thrilled to be a part of the NW family. Very proud to send my kids here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2013

Administration & teachers do not respond to email inquiries.Parents are made to feel like a nuisance.There is no sense of community for the parents/families who are asked to fundraise, volunteer, and contribute to the school in many ways.. The youth of the teachers can be a benefit at times, but a huge drawback at other times in terms of relating to parent concerns, students who are not understanding what is being taught, and attitude. Coming from a very community oriented &, welcoming elementary school,NW leaves most parents feeling frustrated & disenfranchised at the lack of communication from administration and staff, who tend to use a bossy/demanding tone of much of the correspondence we DO get.Athletic teams/facilities are subpar.They do not seem to make use of the nearby park & YMCA, etc as is suggested in much of their promotional material.It seems some children who behave inappropriately/offensively do not get dealt with in an effective solution oriented manner.Administrators seem to have superiority complex implying "lucky" to be there, however they need to feel "lucky" to have parents who care about their kids education & the school, & treat us accordingly, respectfully.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

We feel so lucky to have been granted a spot in this school! Love the teachers all of them committed and happy to be part of NWC. Great Principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2012

I love New West. I am thrilled that my two children are able to attend this wonderful school. I love the enthusiasm and discipline of the teachers and administrators. I value the students' focus on academics. I admire the active and required participation of the parents. I like that all of the New West students and families want to be there and count their blessings that they won the lottery to get in. New West has just completed a huge undertaking opening a high school and relocating to a new location at the same time. This has been an enormous undertaking not without many hurdles and obstacles, and New West has persevered and is moving forward as a shining example of what a public school should be. Thank you, Dr. Weir and all staff at New West.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2012

My daughter is doing very well at New West (getting all A's the last 2 years) I would be happy, but I am concerned she doesn't really have to work for them. This school seems really easy, and not challenging enough. Her friends seem to get more homework and need to study more at another public school and are not getting A's. I am disappointed New West does not offer any AP classes as well. I feel this is important to be prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2012

New West is a great school with some of the best and most educated teachers. I went there for a year and met most of my best friends that i have today. I was very sad when i had to leave. The school might not be so big but it has many great activities to be involved in. All of the students there are extremely nice and always try their best. New west pushes you to achieve more and become more intelligent. I definitely recommend going there.


Posted October 30, 2012

The attitude at the school is not "growing pains". It comes from the top down - elitist snobs, rude. A friend of mine moved her kid to a magnet school because she was tired of the attitude. Now I understand what she was talking about. I was rudely told I should count my blessings that my kid is at New West since it's a priviledge to be there. Entrance is by lottery! How can that be considered a priviledge?! The school has been in complete chaos since the move, I'm still waiting for school to begin. I so wanted to like this school but so far I have found nothing to like. I will continue to apply to magnet schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2012

I am sorry that the parent who posted yesterday felt that the New West administrators have treated her poorly. The New West administration and teachers have just completed an enormous undertaking to open a new school location and add a high school at the same time. This has been an incredible undertaking, and will benefit our children for years to come so I hope parents can be both understanding and appreciative of what New West staff and administration have accomplished. The new school has only been open for 3 days, there will be issues and as parents we should be understanding, supportive and patient. This school is worth it!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2012

The administration at this school is in dire need of customer satisfaction training. I have never been treated so poorly at any other school. You do not get return phone calls, even after leaving many messages. You are lucky if someone answers the phones these days with the move to the new location. Lost uniform orders, no uniforms, etc. The principal can't give you the time of day and is rude and abrupt when she does look your way. I am very disappointed and unhappy. I have many friends who feel they are treated poorly here. Parents are not respected! A few parents are "in", but the rest of us are lower than cattle. The future for the high school is not bright when parent are dismissed and the principal is so uncaring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2012

This is a great school. My daughter is in the seventh grade and this is her first year at the school. We attended Dana Middle School last year and she made the honor role, but I felt she was not being challenged. We applied to the lottery this year and got in! Her grades still remain hgh and she appears to be challenged yet still learning. I don't think there is a better public school education you can receive in the city of Los Angeles, it definitely ranks up there with some of the top schools in Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Beverly Hills and Cerritos. It also ranks up there with the private independent schools, but it is free. The only draw backs for us are the small size of the buildings (it is very cramped), the distance we have to travel to get to the school, and the lack of PE facilities. A great plus is that they will be expanding to a high school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

Outstanding teachers and principal, involved parents, diversity, and respectful students. New West is a beacon of hope in the public education system. I've taken tours at independent / private schools, and I can't believe we get to send our kids to a superior school, without paying a tuition. What we hear most from our daughter is how incredible and caring her teachers are, how nice the other kids are, and how much she looks forward to going to school. The students know how lucky they are to attend this fabulous school, and they sure show it. They are enthusiastic, respectful, trustworthy, high-achieving, and they have wonderful values. The students are very involved in community service and the take responsibility for their own actions. Similarly, we as parents know how lucky we are, and we give back to this deserving school through our involvement and volunteering. We truly won the lottery when our number was pulled during the admissions lottery at New West, and I encourage everyone to apply to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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

This school's
API score

910

Change from
2012 to 2013

-32

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?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

910

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

-32

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
(2012)

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 60% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

153 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English Language Arts

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

117 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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69%

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English Language Arts

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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90%

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

155 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

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Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

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Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

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The state average for Physics was 38% 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

All Students87%
Females83%
Males92%
African American75%
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Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability64%
Students with no reported disability89%
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Migrant educationn/a
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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)89%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females63%
Males78%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
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)79%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
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Filipinon/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
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Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Females88%
Males76%
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)86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students65%
Females61%
Males68%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students78%
Females83%
Males72%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
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 graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Females86%
Males81%
African American81%
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)89%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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Geometry

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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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Females79%
Males88%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantaged86%
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students87%
Females85%
Males88%
African American69%
Asiann/a
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)95%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Algebra II

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Non-economically disadvantaged73%
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Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
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Biology/Life Sciences

All Students86%
Females83%
Males90%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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English Language Arts

All Students93%
Females96%
Males88%
African American85%
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)98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
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Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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Females38%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
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 graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate37%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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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
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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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
Non-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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 27%
Hispanic 25% 51%
Black 13% 7%
Two or more races 12% 3%
Asian 6% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Sharon Weir
Fax number
  • (310) 231-3399

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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11625 West Pico Boulevard
West Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Phone: (310) 943-5444

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