School Details

Mayfair High School

6000 North Woodruff Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90713
(562) 925-9981
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 3446 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
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  • California state average

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California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellflower 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 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellflower 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 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.
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California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellflower 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 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellflower Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mayfair High School is a public high school in Lakewood. The principal of Mayfair High School is Matt Eeles, who can be contacted at meeles@busd.k12.ca.us. 3,446 children attend Mayfair High School and identify as Filipino, Unspecified, and Hispanic. 8% of the Mayfair High School students have "limited English proficiency." 55% of the 3,446 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mayfair High School is 22:1. Saint Joseph High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 6% 5%
Unspecified 6% 7%
Hispanic 50% 53%
Asian 5% 4%
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 17% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 15%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 58%
Limited English proficiency 8% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Great teachers however the students constantly misbehave there arent a lot of sports programs or arts programs to choose from. Sports are ok and the arts programs are ok. They dont offer very many rigorous honors programs. The administration doesnt really listen to concerns of the students or the parents. They cancelled clubs day a day where they sell food to earn money for clubs so clubs are suffering. Homecoming is now in the really sweaty school gym with a snack booth ( Im comparing it to when we had it at knotts) There isnt a lot of school spirit and there is a excessively negative enviornment. The campus is pretty dirty especially the bathrooms which has some grafitti unflushed and clogged toilets water(Im assuming) flooded on the floor and there is almost always no soap. If you are looking for a school that is slightly below average than here you go. Just take my advice and go somewhere else if you want a great high school experience.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school needs to clean up. The barthrooms are super dirty and the janitors don't clean up when they are supposed to. They spent they're money on a tv in the band room and an electric marquee instead of new textbooks (which we need) and better programs.

  • (2 years ago)

    Overall some decent people doing what they can with what they have. But in the end pretty average given the class sizes and academic challenges of many students. With ample financial aid much better option would be Valley Christian three blocks away; they have a 98 percent college acceptance rate.

  • (2 years ago)

    Mayfair is awesome! So many clubs and things to do! Awesome school!Friendly staff and AWESOME teachers! The students are VERY nice!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is very boring. Your kid(s) won't enjoy it very much. I will switch schools. Also its very crowded

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is a senior this year and he loves the school. The online system to check on my child's homework and grades is great!

  • (5 years ago)

    Mayfair has given me many opportunities from art academy to the varsity softball program. The teachers at Mayfair truely care about you as an individual and try to help you as much as possible.There is so much diversity and so many new things we are able to learn from each other. Mayfair is just an amazing place for a little seventh grader to grow maturely into a twelfth grader ready to take on the world. Once a Monzoon always a Monsoon.

  • (5 years ago)

    My 2 daughters and I graduated from Mayfair. We have supported our school and the community in many aspects over the years. We wish the best for the students staff and campus...GO MONSOONS!

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff the sports program the gorunds far exceed the schools in this area.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently a 10th grade student at Mayfair High School and I have got to say I seriously love this school. First off it is a small campus which results in less students and smaller class sizes. I have about 20 other classmates in my classes other than me. This in effect makes me even happier because everyone knows everyone and it is just a happy environment with a group of students who actually want to be there. Second the academics are amazing and are supported by reward clubs numerous ones that fit your academic style. The clubs too!!! I love them! Because at Mayfair it really is all about school pride the students and the teachers and staff. The teachers have numerous learning experiences most of which actually explored the world before teaching! Remember Go Monsoons!

  • (6 years ago)

    There are lots of extracurricular activities that this school has to offer. For example there are tons of clubs you can join such as the Key Club WAR Latino Club Eastern Horizon etc. There are also a lot of sports you can take part of like football soccer color guarding cheerleading and many more. Don't worry Mayfair is not just fun and sports it also has some top-notch academics. If you are enrolled in a sport you have to maintain a high GPA (3.0 I believe). There are also honor classes as well as AP classes. I am currently in Honors Algebra 2 Academy (an organization for the elite students) English AP (Advanced Proficient) Human Geography Web Page HTML and Honor Biology. The homework can be excessive in Honors and AP classes but they are really preparing you for college. Even in regular classes there are very high standards.

  • (6 years ago)

    Both of my daughters attend Mayfair and I am very pleased with both the middle and high school. The faculty and staff are friendly and readily available. My children are very happy and are doing well.

  • (6 years ago)

    Mayfair has give me a bad view of them from the first i enrolled my daughter there the staff were very sarcastic and rude.Some of the teachers are not very parent or student friendly.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. I'm a mom of one of Mayfair's students. My daughter's performance shows that she is in the right school with the right teachers/mentors at the right time.

  • (7 years ago)

    This schools administration is not good at all. It changes about every year or two.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a former student of Mayfair c/o 2003 I have to say that Mayfair is an excellent school. Overall most teachers are attentive to the students needs and go above and beyond the call of duty. The coaches are also teach regular academic classes and they are usually the ones to enforce the code of conduct maintaining a certian GPA. The 6 years spent at Mayfair provided me with the skilld to enter into college. I know upon starting college that if I had a question ot didnt understand material I was to ask for the help. I knew the study habits that were required to achieve my goals in college thanks to the wonderful teachers I had at Mayfair who continue to push students past what others say they are capable of. Mayfairs councelors are also great when tackling all issues from personal preblems to academic problems.

  • (8 years ago)

    Mayfair is very good about letting parents be involved. I love that before the kids even started school they had 2 major meetings for parents to be involved with. one was the parent meeting. They give you all the ins & out of how to be informed. Then there's Blue Pride Day for early registration. They get everything out of the way so when school starts school starts. all paperwork is turned in planners are purchased along with the P.E. clothes and temporary schedules are received. The teachers reply to the e-mails parents send them. My son is having a great first quarter there. Both academics and Athletics are encouraged. I love that since my son is a student athlete. The personnel is very helpful for when us new parents are lost on how to go about things. I think we will love our next 5 years there. Go monsoons!

  • (8 years ago)

    Mayfair's music department is excellent. The marching band and vocal opportunities are absolutely outstanding. The level of parent involvement is great if you are in the music department and/or on the basketball or football teams. Aside from those area it's limited but available through the PTA. Overall I'd say that the academic programs are average as evident from the standardized exam testing scores. I think Mayfair could use some improvement in this critically important area especially for the college bound students.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers are great. But with the mix of High School and Jr. High School students have us concerned. Though they keep them seperate my daughter has had some minor problems.

  • (9 years ago)

    It has been a pleasure to have my child Mayfair High School (c/o 2007). - excellent parent/teacher communication. - large number of academic classes for all levels - music program is one of the best in the area. - extremely high parent support and involvement in sports art and music progams

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