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Woodlake Elementary Community Charter School

Charter | K-5 | 567 students

 

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2014:
Based on 19 ratings
2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted April 28, 2014

There is a culture of everyone taking care of every kid at this school that I love. I have a daughter in 1st grade and another starting Kindergarten. Could not ask for better teachers. They're wonderful, attentive, responsive, and great at teaching. The PTSA is active, & a group of dedicated parents provide students with a whole lot of fun while raising money for programs to benefit all of the kids at our school and volunteer in the classroom. The parents all care a lot about the school and the kids, even though they sometimes disagree with each other quite loudly! The principal is strict but caring. She is at every school event, agrees to all sorts of fundraisers even on weekends, works hard for our school, & responds to e-mails during her off hours & weekends too. The art program is like the kind you'd have to pay a lot for if you were going to a private art class. The music teacher & the PE coach are awesome. Even the night time custodian is caring and friendly. (Submitted by Sharzad Firooz.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2014

My sister goes to this school and I find the grading system so peculiar. She has been receiving a good about of C's and a few C's but when it comes to her progress report she somehow magically always gets 4s in everything. It's just not right for her to receive low test scores yet get all 4s on her progress report, it's not right. Plus, I am always emailing her teacher about her assignments and tests but I never even get any emails back.


Posted April 2, 2014

I have no problems identifying myself. But may the Union reps who post all the negative comments and their fellow problem-parents do first, please? The vast majority (90%+) of parents is very happy at this school. If you are not: You are very welcome to go back to where you belong to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2014

one thing I forgot - I notice that all these parents that are so happy with the school, no one ever leaves their name. If you're so proud why not have courage to say who you are? There's absolutely nothing to be afraid of. Very interesting in my so humble opinion.


Posted February 21, 2014

My grand kids go to this school. My daughter tells me that the teachers are really good. I am impressed by the quality of the arts. music, and physical education at the school. It's usually boring to sit through school type performances, but not at this school. One of my grand daughters was in the school play along with 40 or more other kids of all grades and sizes and all the kids did great. Also at the holiday performance all the kids did great and were so cute. The kids who had solos were fantastic. Kudos to the music teacher! Then at the carnivals in the Fall and Spring I saw the cheer kids perform and they were great. I don't know how they got so many kids to perform so well and look so happy doing it! Last but not least, the grand kids come home with the most beautiful art that they do at school. Someone is really working on art skills with them and doing a good job. I am very impressed with the school.


Posted February 19, 2014

Woodlake is a great achool. My kids are thriving and safe. I had an issue and the principal solved the problem in a quick and professional manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

WOODLAKE is WONDERFUL. I have been at Woodlake for 4 years now. I have seen the changes and rode the wave of discord with all the same parents who wrote negative things. So, here it is: Our new principal came in with a laundry list of things to do from the district to simply bring our school out of violation and into compliance with District standards. Our previous principal chose to retire rather than deal with all the problems. Our parent body, of which I am a member, was used to coming and going as they pleased and interrupting instructional time taking the teachers attention away from the overcrowded classrooms which are not the result of our principal. Our school has gone from a place of parents socializing during school hours to a place of EDUCATION. Woodlake is better and stronger and more prepared for emergencies and safer and effective now as a result of our principal. The rules are in place to increase the effectiveness of our teachers and the safety and security of all. There are also countless volunteer opportunities for parents. I am thrilled to be a member of the Woodlake community and look forward to many more years here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

As a parent at Woodlake I am disappointed about all the negative comments that are being said. My family is very happy with Woodlake as a school and community. We are very pleased with the teachers our child has had and with the great group of parents and kids that currently attend Woodlake. It seems there is a group of parents that dislike the current principal, however we have had no issues with her and in fact she has been willing to work with us regarding fundraisers and events. The Principal is just trying to follow the rules that LAUSD has put in effect. It would be unfortunate that parents decide not to let their children attend Woodlake because of a few bad reviews.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

I'm glad that some parents like the principal. Please stay by all means. I will pull my kids out of Woodlake at the end of this school year because of the principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2014

The timing was very unfortunate for all concerned as many things have changed with the District. Once again making it clear that LAUSD is too big. In the last 2 years, there have been several incidents throughout the country that have caused The District to implement overnight and seeming drastic changes with security and policies. The finger has been pointed and the Principle has taken the blame for everything that has happened, when in fact, she is just doing her job. Additionally, the teachers are not happy as they are being held accountable for their jobs and the LAUSD curriculum. The past Principle has admitted to several parents that he feels terrible for not doing a better job while he was allegedly running the school and that many of the problems are his fault. Common Core is just the icing on the cake. Many of the teachers don t like it and are dragging their feet in implementing the standards that have been established nationally. In other words, not doing their job. There is a small group of parents that somehow think they know more about running a school than the person that is trained, educated, interviewed and hired for the job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

I am rating Woodlake on the teachers, staff, children and parents. The missing star is due to the principal. I have never felt so unwelcome at the school. The participation of parent volunteers is lacking due to how they are treated. I will not leave the school because I still know that our community is strong and my child is taken care of and getting a great education. My biggest worry is if the principal stays and the great teachers leave because of how they are treated. keeping my fingers crossed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2014

If indeed the council decided to promote the school's image by posting positive comments here, then congratulations to them, it was about time!!!I am an unbiased parent at this school, not friend with any teacher,the principal or in any parent group.The fact that so many negative reviews popped out here in a small amount of time is a clear sign that there is a group of unhappy parents trying to rally against the principal but what they do accomplish, indeed, is to harm the schools image and first of all our children! This school is, like all LAUSD schools, struggling with budget cuts and from what I see, the principal,staff and parents work hard on trying to improve everything, If there is anything missing at this point, than that is more parent involvement! There are a few very motivated people here that try to get everything done but there seems to be very limited interest from hundreds of others.It is always easier to roll your eyes and complain online than to stay in front of the school in the morning to help with traffic, collect recycling material or help organize fundraising events-btw,the amount many schools ask for is 2-4 times higher than here! We like it at Woodlake!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

Yes it is very hard to read about all the negative things being said about Woodlake. I have been at Woodlake for six years now and have a few more years to go. Yes we have a new principal and she is not perfect and she may not be warm and fuzzy. But she is trying to get things done. Change is never easy and there will be growing pains for a while. I volunteer and help in the school. And as much as I am at the school I have not had any negative experience with the principal. Woodlake has a strong parent and teacher/staff community we all work together and these comments are hurting our efforts. By all means this is not a perfect school but what school in this district is. These comments are hurting our children. The only way you can really get the feel of the school is to come and see for yourself, take a tour of the school and meet some of the parents, teachers and staff who are working hard to make it a great school. My children are happy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

It is so disappointing to read all of the negative reviews about Woodlake. Some of them are so poorly written, that I can't imagine anyone actually taking to heart what they say. My oldest child graduated from Woodlake, and my youngest child has a few more years to go. We love the school, and it is a great community. Yes, there have been lots of changes since the principal took over last year. However, I really believe that parents and staff just have a hard time with change. While I agree that her approach coming into the school may not have been the best way to jump into her position (a gradual implementation of change might have been better), I do like her. She has been nothing but pleasant to me and my family. And I feel like she is often blamed for things that are out of her control or completely not her fault at all! Also, I believe that LAUSD cracked down on a lot of rules, and she has just been trying to do her job. Hopefully once the negativity dies down, we can all focus on moving forward in a positive way and continue making Woodlake wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2014

I do like the closed campus, making the school safer for everyone. However, the principal is a tyrant and a bully! A teacher dare not have a different opinion to her or she will retaliate against that teacher. The minute a teacher makes the smallest insignificant mistake, the teacher will be formally disciplined even though a simple conversation would suffice. Her weekly newsletters are full of DON'Ts and public shaming for teachers. The principal openly discusses with some of the teachers, which parents she needs to get rid of. That's right! She targets parents she doesn't like and gives them a hard time to make them leave the school. With respect to negative comments about the former principal, Mr. McGee, please remember that he was the one who brought the school's API score up to 880. The score actually went down since she became principal! Parents did not run the school, but they were welcomed to help out while the school district was going through several years of budget cuts! FYI the school governance council approves a motion to promote the school's image by posting positive comments on greatschools.org, so use your judgement when you read them.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 28, 2014

I have been a parent at this school for a long time, I have to be very honest, I have ZERO issues, I love Woodlake and so do my children which is most important. I hate seeing the negative reviews because I feel they are unrealistic and mean. Yes, we have a new principal of 2 years, Yes she has a lot of rules and is more strict then our old principal, but who cares? Not me, I actually like her a lot and I think her job really sucks, it must have been very hard for her to come into a school, being told by our district what to do and how to do it, which is exactly what happened, our old principal was a great man, but he had no backbone and let the parents run the school, this new principal was told to come in and change everything. I think people don't understand and just like to complain, I hate to see people that live in our area and considering our school, not come because of the things people say, remember, they are a handful in a school with more then 500 kids. I love Woodlake and will be so sad when its time for me to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2014

same here,HORRIBLE PRINCIPAL! im reading the last review here which is completly fake, to say that this principal is good with kids, HA?! THIS PRINCIPAL WAS PULLING MY KID FROM THE CLASSROOM FOR WEEKS!!! WITHOUT OUR KNOWLEGE FOR AN ACTIVITY THAT WE NEVER AGREED TOO AND NEVER TOLD ABOUT!!! GOING BEHIND THE PARENTS BACK AND USING A DEFENCELESS KID TO MAKE THE JUDJMENT IF TO LEAVE THE CLASS ROOM OR NOT, THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL GOOD WITH KIDS???!!! WHAT KIND OF HUMAN BEING DO THAT? we only found out about it after my kid came home crying not understanding why she is being pulled out the classroom on a daily basis! we are fyling a lawsuit against the principal! if this principal is staying in this school this is no chance we going to send our kid there next year. if you are a parent looking to inroll woodlake i urge you to come and speak to parents here and see what they think about the police state this school became. protect your kids!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

Let me start by saying WOW! Well let me start by saying that our Principal walked into a mess of a school and what I mean by that is our old Principal prior to her coming to our school did not do much and the parent s pretty much ran the school. So when our new Principal started and what some are calling made our school is like a prison she only began to enforce the rules set by LAUSD. Changes were made like dress code. Well the dress has been the same since I was in school so should not be a shock to anyone however; parents were very upset when it was enforced. Yes, Security is very tight at our school however, with all the things going on these days our kid s safety should be our number one concern. From what I m reading here it s all about the parent s when it should be all about our children. I have older kids and have been through many principal changes believe me when I say this you we have a great principal. I see her with the children and how they interact with her they really like her as well. Teachers are there to teach and our kids are there to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

The newest review was written BY THE PRINCIPAL. Please listen to the word of the parents. There are great teachers and TA's, great families, and that is it. Everything else really could use some improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2013

THE worst principal i have ever encountered with! the other parents are spot on regarding this woman. she tries to run the school like a bully. thinks she is aloud everything, well think again!
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

878

Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

878

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

-3

Change from 2012 to 2013
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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.
API Similar Schools Rank (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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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90%

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67%

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84%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2010

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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74%

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78%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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68%

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73%

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Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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73%

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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Females60%
Males74%
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Filipinon/a
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Samoann/a
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Students with no reported disability71%
English learner77%
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

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Females63%
Males76%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
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)50%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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Females52%
Males40%
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Filipinon/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females77%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Females82%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
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)78%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students83%
Females82%
Males85%
African Americann/a
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)84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Females82%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students71%
Females72%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students74%
Females77%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 54%
Hispanic 20%
Asian 14%
Black 8%
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 24%N/AN/A
English language learners 13%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Security personnel
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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 427 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
66%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
62%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
70%
 

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

 
77%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
61%
 

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
75%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
87%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
63%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
76%
 

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
65%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
62%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
68%
 

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
57%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
57%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents14531%
Students26192%
Employees2136%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jaqueline Kampschroer Shehab
Fax number
  • (818) 883-3953

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Individually guided instruction

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

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23231 Hatteras Street
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Phone: (818) 347-7097

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