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George Ellery Hale Charter Academy

Charter | 5-8 | 1996 students

 

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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

We love hale my daughter graduated last year and now she's in high school She always talked about hale, how much she miss the place and the teachers. She had a great experience a this great school. Now I am hopping and praying my son get Accepted to go there as a 6 grader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2014

We love Hale! It is my son's first year and he is having an excellent experience. His teachers are great. Whenever I've emailed anyone - the nurse, the administration, the teachers- with a question, they've gotten back to me if not the same day, the next day. Open House was fantastic. There is something to be said for seeing members from all together supporting a school. To any parent concerned about class size, or cosmetic flaws- I would say, don't be. Your kid won't care. They will be well cared for and educated here. Having made the mistake of transferring my kid out of district briefly, because I thought the grass was greener, I can tell you it was not. Community is everything and being close to home where one can be involved is so important. My son's younger sister will be attending in the fall, and he tells her all the time how much she's going to love it. Thank you Hale.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2014

This school is ok.There are some teachers that care about the effectiveness of their teaching and some teachers that can not grasp the big picture themselves. There are some very nice options for electives that children can be very excited about. There are challenges with the overcrowding and the teachers claim to be so overworked that they do not even have time to dedicate to truly grading homework. They honor a credit / no credit score for homework, which does very little for a student's learning. It is very easy for children to slip through the cracks in any school, but particularly when teachers are so overwhelmed and do not willingly take on any sort of accountability to make sure that the student understands the most basic concepts of what they being taught. Furthermore, any time there is a student not grasping basic concenpts and failing a class miserably, a parent should be notified. This school considers the 5 week progress report sufficient. If there is no time to maintain proper communication with parents, there is a problem with the school, teacher, and principal. Lines of communication are a two way street. Many kids are cutting themselves for attention & being bullied
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2013

I am currently an 8th grade student at Hale. I LOVE IT. I understand everything my teacher teaches. Yes, there is bullying. But, there is not one school that has no bullying. The principal is so nice. My counselor is very kind and helps out a lot. My grade has gone up ever since I moved into this school. I would recommend this school to everyone because the staff and teachers do an outstanding job at everything. Thanks HALE. You are an amazing school and I will miss you when I graduate......


Posted September 15, 2013

I love Hale great school great counselor Mr. Salinger. Principal has a great sense of humor. My friend Cindy Smith who is a wonderful aid loves working there. Son is doing fine there. Babbett Goss
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

Nice school, but hard to walk stairs and rampages of students and backpacks. But its a great school.


Posted September 5, 2013

I wish my kids going to this school next year, because is god school I was checking the notes and they are god.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

We were above and beyond impressed with my daughter's English/ History teacher last year (Ms. Spoor). She took a personal interest in every student and the kids seemed excited about learning in her classroom. I was also very pleased with the administration when I brought a concern to their attention. They took it seriously and responded within 24 hours and it was addressed immediately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2013

This school is over crowded and contains undisciplined students. I highly wouldn't recommend this school. I have attended this school for grades 6-8 and wish my parents sent me somewhere else. This school has undevoted teachers and only teaches students CST material to make test scores look good. The only good thing about this school is its diversity and variety of electives and activities.


Posted April 20, 2013

This is a good school--my son is having a great experience. He has great teachers who care and have good communication. I know what is expected and I can go online and see the homework assignments. He has a set of textbooks at school and at home. There are club activities and others ways for him to be involved--but he has to initiate those involvements. State standards based education and some challenging projects. Class size is large, but well run and managed. Good public education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2012

I am a former student of Hale. The school is not the best or the worst. Most teachers are great, such as the art teacher Mr.Harbourt. There are also teachers who are not so great, but names shall not be given. The advanced math program is great; geometry is at high school level. This school is good with academics, and while some classes are much harder than others, all teachers teach what needs to be learned.


Posted June 21, 2011

I am a student at hale. The shool was a terrible experience. I went from being advanced on all of my state test, to being basic or even sometimes bleow basic. I do not recomend this school. You become a sheep in a pack and the teachers don't teach. There are a few that are alright... the classes are over crouded. I had one class with 60 students.


Posted October 7, 2010

I have had two children through Hale and now am on my third and final child. Always have been very happy with the academics and diversity of the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Hale is a terrific school with excellent programs that look at the holistic child. It's a great place to work and I am extremely lucky to teach there. The parents and students are a pleasure.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 19, 2010

Dedicated teachers like Debbie Fletcher, Randi Seligson, and Chris Nowatarski make this an exceptional school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 18, 2010

Randi Seligson is a dedicated teacher who honestly cares about her students and her school.


Posted April 17, 2010

Hard working staff who want the best for the students, even under difficult circumstances.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 23, 2010

Hale middle school has some great students. yes its rough and there is cussing and bullying, but every school you will ever, ever goto will have some bullies and foul language. its agreat school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2010

I love this school. I actually attend and it is so wonderful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2009

I am a student at Hale. I'm in 8th grade in the Honors/SAS program. I have loved this school eversince I started it in 6th grade. I've made many great friends and have had excellent teachers. The faculty/staff is great and I have been very satisfied with my learning experience. Me and my fellow students at Hale do cuss alot and can get out of hand, but honestly what so you expect from middle school children? Compared to other schools, Hale is excellent and amazing. I love it!
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

856

Change from
2012 to 2013

-4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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

856

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

-4

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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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.
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The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

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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.

575 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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68%

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60%

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Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

575 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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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97%

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97%
English Language Arts

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

641 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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68%

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

599 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

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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

Algebra I

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

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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90%

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87%

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85%
English Language Arts

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

617 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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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33%

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63%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school 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.

620 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

616 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%
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

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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.

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%
Females72%
Males68%
African American51%
Asian76%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state66%

Math

All Students66%
Females67%
Males65%
African American44%
Asian82%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state56%
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 Students98%
Females93%
Males100%
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
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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 Students73%
Females78%
Males68%
African American75%
Asian83%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state68%

Math

All Students66%
Females65%
Males66%
African American51%
Asian76%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state58%
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 Students70%
Females68%
Males71%
African American68%
Asian66%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability41%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate83%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state68%

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females72%
Males55%
African American53%
Asian72%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state62%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Females39%
Males30%
African American23%
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state31%

Geometry

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Students with disabilityn/a
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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - college graduate100%
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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students70%
Females70%
Males69%
African American52%
Asian76%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state65%

Science

All Students77%
Females75%
Males79%
African American61%
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state74%
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 48% 27%
Hispanic 28% 51%
Asian 12% 11%
Black 10% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.
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 1700 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
63%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
66%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
60%
 

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
69%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
66%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
72%
 

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
70%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
88%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
49%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
73%
 

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
57%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
55%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
59%
 

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
51%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
51%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents30022%
Students130269%
Employees9873%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Neal Siegel
Fax number
  • (818) 346-7517

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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23830 Califa Street
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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