Laurel High (Continuation) School

10291 Bloomfield Street, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 799-4820

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Public Grades 9-12 89 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Los Alamitos Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Laurel High (Continuation) School is a public high school in Los Alamitos. The principal of Laurel High (Continuation) School is Heidi Olshan and can be contacted at 89 students attend Laurel High (Continuation) School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Hispanic. 0.9% of the Laurel High (Continuation) School students are "limited in English proficiency." 44% of the 89 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Laurel High (Continuation) School is 17:1. Los Alamitos High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production


  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 3%
Unspecified 6% 9%
Hispanic 56% 13%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 31% 61%
Pacific Islander 3% 0.6%
Asian 2% 10%
Multiracial 1% %
Filipino 0.8% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 0%
Limited English proficiency 0.9% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    We are a small (120 students on average) alternative high school. The teachers at our school are all in alternative education by choice. They utilize many forms of learning and attend to the gifted as well as the struggling student. Weekly staff meetings are used to brainstorm ways of helping individual students succeed. Programs are developed to encourage attendance--ie sewing video production applied science taught/packet class variety and a caring staff who notices each student every day. The support staff is a major strength at the school and provide program support beyond their assigned duties. Our new principal Mr. Johnson is young energetic and interested in each student and staff meeting. To sum it up 'We are the best kept secret in Los Alamitos.'

  • (7 years ago)

    My son had a turbulent 3+ years at a traditional high school with 3 000 students. He was not connected to the high school didn't participate in sports or other venues. My son realized he needed a change and because his profile was so high he was walking into many situations that got him into trouble. His GPA was very low. In his 12th grade year he asked us if he could transfer to Laurel before he was kicked out of his traditional school. At Laurel my son attended class with work packets so he could work / test / and earn credits as he went along. It couldn't have been better. The staff and teachers were exceptional. The personal attention tremendous. We just attended his graduation last night on time with his class. When his teacher spoke about him you could tell they knew him personnally.

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