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Woodland Hills Charter Academy

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Posted August 4, 2014

Terrible School! Racial problems not sure why I'm paying high rents to live in warner center only for students in Canoga Park to attend the same school. Ms Likes (Dean) needs training. Simply said she's a bully to parents that don't agree with her. I'm not sure if she has kids but something with this dean is a miss. I really feel the district she fire her she untrainable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2014

Being a student in the seventh grade here myself, I have first-hand experience with the teachers, staff, and students. Racial segregation is a huge problem at this school, and certain races are considered superior over others, which can really hurt certain people who have no control over their skin color or background. The teachers here aren't all bad, some of my personal favorites being Mrs Heller, Mrs. Hodes, and Mrs. Loew. However, many teachers seem to have no idea what they're doing. In conclusion, I believe that this school has tremendous amounts of far more than necessary improvement to be done.


Posted April 28, 2014

WHA academy is great school.great teatchers. Great staff. I'm alwyes welcome in the school any time deuring school time I like how the teachers on the top of everything and no kids behind My daughter in high honor and her teacher alwyes send me a message to let me know what they are doing and what next I love WHA. And I'm happy that's my child go there I feel save. Great job WHA keep it up we love you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

My child is an Honor Student at WHA. I am very involved with school committees and have met many administrators, parents and teachers. In my experience, and based on what my child has told me, the negative rumors about this being a "bad" or "dangerous" school are not true. The Dean is great and does not tolerate any poor behavior. There are plenty of staff on site monitoring the campus, bathrooms, hallways, lunch areas, etc. Safety, academics, and an overall well being of the students in a positive environment appears to be the concern of the school. I have been on campus before, during and after school, and there are always plenty of adult personnel on site. I have never witnessed any unusual problems and the children I have interacted with have all been polite and friendly. I would recommend parents taking a tour and speaking with other parents, administrators and staff before listening to false rumors about this school. I would also invite parents to attend an ELAC, SSC, or Friends of WHA meeting, as well, to get other parents opinions about their experience with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2013

WHA is our home school and to be honest, at first I had my doubts as many parents from our community tend to transfer out of the district or go to private school. However, my daughter LOVES it. She is in High Honors classes and enjoys taking the music classes they offer. I am so glad we decided to send her there. It is nice that it is so close to where we live as well. She has made many new friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2013

As a member of the LGBT community and of Hispanic descent, I have been discriminated and berated by the administration at this school at every opportunity. There are some good but the 'bad eggs' that do exist are extremely negative individuals. Admin personnel, especially the new dean, are very hostile to "my kind" (as she put it) and the off-hand comments to other staff/students as well as the obvious discrimination have caused my two children to also have a disgust for this institution although thanks to those few decent teachers (which they happen to have) they continue to excel. Unless of course your straight and white then you'll be just fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

My child is not the best academically but strives for it. This school has allowed him to do his best, with dedicated teachers in spite of an IEP. He is at grade level in all topics due to their continual dedication for those children that need just a little more to help them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

I have been going here since 6th grade and I'm going into 8th grade next year. I love this school and personally think its best in the area. This school has involved teachers and great learning programs. Its an educational and rewarding experience.


Posted August 12, 2012

My granddaughter has attended WHA for 6th grade and has had two of the greatest teachers. If I ever needed any information they responded sooner tthan 24 hours. We could always see her progress on line at Jupiter Grades and keep up with everything. The office staff has always been very helpful especially the 6th grade counselor. She is now getting ready for 7th grade and I know she will be just as happy.


Posted January 11, 2012

I am a sixth grade teacher at WHA, and although I am sure there is an element of truth in every complaint, I would like to offer a fair evaluation of our school and our teachers. We are a teacher led school, which is actually the best thing that can happen for your child. We get to create our own curriculum and tailor it to the students, which also means modifying and differentiating as needed. Most of us are good friends, and there is very little bickering . We are truly happy and feel energized and lucky to teach in a school where it is a pleasure to come to work. I can't speak for all teachers, but my emails are returned within 24 hours- always :) We like kids, have fun with them, let them input into their own learning, and have very high scores when you take out the subgroups. Our GATE kids continually outscore other area middle schools in English and Math. When there is a higher percentage of English language learners, you will always have a lower API score--that is normal. And finally, although we love our wonderful parents and respect their input, you don't really want a school where the parents lead...best to leave it to the credentialed professionals.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 1, 2011

This is our first year at WHA and we love the teachers and Principal Ed. Go WHA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2011

My daughter has been going here for two years and has quite a good experience. At first we were worried as most of her friends from elementary were going other places. However, she quickly made some new friends. The school has a transition 6th grade and the students are really watched out for. She had some fantastic teachers. 7th grade was more challenging. Teachers were more strict and there was a lot of homework. All of her used email and responded within 24 hours and posted homework online which was very helpful when she was absent. It isn't a perfect school but overall I am happy with her education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2011

Ad a teacher at WHA, I have to say that Mr. Ed does not do anything that the teachers don't want him to do. He is very collaborative. I am stumped by our loss of API this year, but I know Principal Ed will help us recover to the great school we were a few years ago. He is beloved by the teachers, parents, and kids alike. I like working at WHA.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 25, 2011

This school has students in grades 6, 7, and 8 only. Mr. Ed the principal is a nice fellow but you will never get your calls returned by him or his staff, and the teachers rule the roost and Mr. Ed. As my last kid finishes WHA this year, I know the school will improve... how can it not? Ask yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2011

Why would you publish a report like the one claiming to be a parent of a Indigo child.This is truly a sick person who can not accept the fact her child did not meet the academic requirements of the school and the district. She certainly did not launch the fence fund as this was done 4 years ago by the Friends of Woodland Hills Booster group. This school is a gem preparing students for their successful transition to high school and beyond. The school is grades 6-8 not 4-8 as you publish.Too often parents want to blame the teachers for their child's inability to follow directions and do the assigned work. Fortunately, the district has changed the homework policy so that children do not pass through middle school by doing good homeowork.


Posted June 17, 2011

I am very emotional right now, but I have just faxed the LAUSD superintendant this morning after my daughter was selected NOT to attend the 8th grade picnic. I was asked to pick her up, as she was not worthy to attend with her graduating class! I have told her counselor for two years treat a child like a loser and they will become one! After three years of trying educationally. She FAILED due to being an in a learning environment where the counselor refused to listen to us and removing her from teachers who put down students. My daughter is friends with everyone. She would wake up at 6am to go spread encouragement to her peers. I launched the fence advertising fund and volunteered with the low skilled readers. They are not low skilled readers.They are being screamed at all day and put down.It made me nervous in that environment and I have been working and raising children for 28 years? Indigo kids are smart, but if you put her down she rebels. She simply will not try! The staff told me it was her problem to endure the abuse just like if her boss wasn't a good fit?Great advise for an abused employee or spouse!? Well my daughter academically failed and her precious spirit broken.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

I wish I could rate this school lower. My child is smart but too smart for her own good. The system this school uses does not allow the parents to get involved. I addressed my concerns with the principal who agreed with me but was useless. The teachers here do not post assignments regularly nor do they post necessary files online. if they did the parents could ensure the children were learning what they are graded on. Its up to the students. ya see how well that works. im sure there are a few students who know what they SHOULD be doing. but god help the ones that dont right WHA? that is one of the MAJOR failures of this school. be warned.. dont expect your kid to do good here... they will not learn as much as an online institution that DOES allow the parents to get involved with the assignments and teaching their OWN kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

let me add that the teachers were often difficult to get a hold of (not all of them.. some actually responded) but MOST of them could not provide assistance with making sure my child was doing the homework - do to my child losing the assignments they handed. I wish they would make it easier and post ALL the assignments, due dates, and quiz information online.. the principal said this could not be mandated BECAUSE not all students can go online... what a joke of a response.. 2011 and kids cant get internet? lol hayak. you are a joke.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

I have toured the school twice this year and have been impressed both times. The parent involvement seems to be a plus andI like that fact that the principal gives the presentation and constantly asks the question "Is it good for kids?" Uniforms and the block schedule are a plus for me. The location leaves a lot to be desired - on a busy street with traffic noise for the students at lunch time, passing periods and p.e. The library is getting a face lift and much needed attention by the new librarian. Class size is high - which is a major downer - but that seems to be the case LAUSD wide. I would have liked to have seen students presenting at the tour or aiding in the tour process. I'm torn as to which school to send my child next year but have been impressed so far by WHA and the "tour". I only hope - if we do end up there next year - that it's not just a good show - but a good, healthy place for my child to thrive. There seem to be a good number of electives offered, including music. Kids have lockers (unlike the other school high on my list). Not sure if that's a plus or minus? Reading the other reviews, I wonder -"Is the same school I toured?" (Grades 6-8, not 4-8 as listed)


Posted January 31, 2011

wow - so many thoughts. The teachers are dedicated and professional, committed to giving the students a quality education. The administration is responsive and caring, especially if there are difficulties. However, the students are another story. If your child is a serious academic student, committed to high honors and who can stay focused, this school is a fine place for him or her to be. However, if there is a chance that your child would be susceptible to social infuences, then there are more than enough disrepectful, harrassing ghetto kids at this school that you will want to send them somewhere else. We are pulling our child out of LAUSD for this very reason. Also, please keep your child off facebook and formspring. The brutality that goes on in there with the lowest gutter mouths (especially the girls) is beyond disgusting and shocking. So, a 4 for the teachers and a 4 for the administration. An emphatic "zero" for the type of student that this school seems to have in abundance.
—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

789

Change from
2012 to 2013

-9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 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 did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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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 did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

789

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

-9

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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)

5 / 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)

3 / 10

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.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
53%
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 86% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
English Language Arts

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

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
English Language Arts

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

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students58%
Females65%
Males51%
African American57%
Asian84%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Math

All Students52%
Females53%
Males51%
African American41%
Asian74%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state43%
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 Students93%
Femalesn/a
Males90%
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)93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females61%
Males46%
African American46%
Asian73%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Math

All Students35%
Females36%
Males35%
African American28%
Asian50%
Filipino15%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state37%
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 Students75%
Females81%
Males68%
African American93%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate85%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females56%
Males48%
African American47%
Asian79%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state57%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students29%
Females32%
Males26%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state32%

Geometry

All Students94%
Females91%
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 disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students57%
Females59%
Males54%
African American49%
Asian79%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Science

All Students66%
Females67%
Males66%
African American53%
Asian86%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 55%
White 23%
Black 12%
Asian 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/AN/A
English language learners 12%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.
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 1298 responses

This school provides ... 1

High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and students that agree to strongly agree that this school sets high academic expectations for its students and expects them to be college-bound. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Future Expectations (Parents), School Quality (Parents), Future Plans (Parents), Opportunities For Learning (Students), Future Plans (Students).

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This school
65%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
67%
 

Students

This school

 
63%
 
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
72%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
64%
 

Employees

This school

 
80%
 
A safe, clean and orderly environmentWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents, students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a well-kept facility and a safe environment conducive to learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Cleanliness (Employees), School Safety (Employees), Safety (Parents), School Cleanliness (Students), School Safety (Students).

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This school
66%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
47%
 

Employees

This school

 
73%
 
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
 

Parents

This school

 
57%
 

Employees

This school

 
58%
 
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
64%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
64%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents21325%
Students105188%
Employees3437%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:04 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Edwin Hayek
Fax number
  • (818) 716-0649

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Parent involvement is encouraged as we believe it takes a village to raise a child. we stand together for 3 years and then stand with you as your child waves goodbye to the middle school years knowing they have the academic skills to be successful at high school and then in college.
More from this school
  • Our school promotes academic excellence through schoolwide activities including: *Science fairs *Medieval renaissance fair *Invention conventions *Ancient world fair *Shakespearian demonstrations Business partnerships
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Taft High
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20800 Burbank Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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Phone: (818) 226-2900

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