School Details

Options for Youth-Burbank Charter School

1610 West Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 566-7525
5

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 7-12 1377 students 11 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Burbank Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Burbank Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Burbank Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
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  • This school in 2013
  • Burbank Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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51%
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Burbank Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Options for Youth-Burbank Charter School is a charter high school in Burbank. The principal of Options for Youth-Burbank Charter School is Francisco Ayala, who can be contacted at fayala@ofy.org. 1,377 students attend Options for Youth-Burbank Charter School and identify primarily as Unspecified, Hispanic, and Multiracial. 4% of the Options for Youth-Burbank Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." The ratio of students to teachers at Options for Youth-Burbank Charter School is 11:1. Burroughs High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 6% 6%
Hispanic 58% 35%
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 46%
Filipino 2% 4%
Asian 2% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 16630%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Limited English proficiency 4% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a joke. The teachers are not teachers they are secretaries. My daughter came from a different country and struggled with algebra in the past. Options for youth did not help her but made her feel stupid. She took the algebra test 6 times! She failed every time! And she went to tutoring every chance she had. Her secretary did not care how much she was damaging her she only treated her like a number. Horrible!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Options for Youth is a VERY shady organization. I taught there and the whole purpose of the school is to make as much money as possible from the state. CA pays Options for each day a student is present on campus and receiving instruction. Teachers are required to have students sign attendance sheets FOR DAYS WHEN THE STUDENT IS NOT EVEN PRESENT. I don't know if this is illegal but it's very shady. Additionally teachers are encouraged to send students home if they are not ready to take a test (again Options gets money for every passed student.) Never mind that the student might need extra help. Teachers are actively discouraged from spending too much time with any one student. This place is ridiculous. Their whole point of existence is to take money from the state. Students are looked at as a necessary evil. This is not a real education -- this is a scam.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Options for Youth I'm in the 8th grade and about to finish early by the end of April. Even though I'm switching to a traditional high school for 9th I'm going to miss my teacher who helped me through alot. Thank you Ms. Emeth.

  • (6 years ago)

    Love this school! Have Attended for the rest of my years while working on HM. I might even graduate early! Thanks OFY!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. Just the fact that I can go at my own pace and not have to deal with teenage drama is the greatest thing ever! The staff is great as well. We get to go on field trips and everything a traditional school gets to do. There isn't really much of a down side to it.

  • (6 years ago)

    I had a tough time during my last years of high school. I was expecting my first child and hadn't completed my education. There were so many times I wanted to quit school but for some reason my teacher kept calling checking on me encouraging me to complete the course. I am so grateful to God for sending her into my life. She could've let me fall on the wayside but she kept on pestering me and I completed my education and passed with good grades thank you Options for Youth!

  • (7 years ago)

    The best school Ive ever had the privlage of going to. And the staff is awesome. The curiculum is easy to understand and u learn alot in so lil time. Thanx OFY. I graduated in 06 thru Shawneen Storlie. She was the best teacher there.

  • (8 years ago)

    If not for Options I never would've finished High School. Thanks to the fantastic teachers I was able to graduate in my expected year (2002) and get a diploma. This school does it's best to help students that public school has given up on or doesn't want to deal with and encourages every student to strive to reach their goals. And though I was not in a regular public school I still got a prom a 'Grad Night' and a graduation ceremony. This school fills a void that so many students fall into and helps them lead productive lives that they might otherwise not have had access to and I could not be more thankful that I was here. In regard to the review below me I once asked the reason why the Home Study program closed and I believe that the review is not an accurate representation of what happened.

  • (8 years ago)

    OFY faltered when they aborted their home study program yesteryear. Unfortunately scores of 'former' students were left to fend for themselves. No alternate option is proximite and necessitates compromised effort to maintain a 'certified' overview for the student's welfare. If OFY flourished in any capacity it was due their geographic location within the LAUSD boundaries. Sans a suitable alternative any ancillary choice provides satellite involvement only.

  • (9 years ago)

    Charter Schools have in my families experience so much more to offer. I have children who have struggled with larger classes and little feedback or class help. The charter school has made a huge difference in not only my child's academic development but his development as a person. He has gained a new respect for authority and for school no matter how difficult. He gives 100% now. because he knows where he stands and what he must do to succeed. And he has the support from not just his family but his school as well. This has made a huge difference in his self esteem and that in turn has been a large part of the difference we have seen in him academically. Thank goodness for Charter Schools. Its what I feel all schools should be (are suppose to be).

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an amazing school offering plenty of opportunities for students who have not been successful in a traditional school setting. Options has enabled several students to obtain a diploma when others schools had dismissed them. They do receive a diploma not a GED and they are able to participate in a graduation ceremony with cap and gown.

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