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About This School

Birmingham Community Charter High School is a charter high school in Los Angeles. The principal of Birmingham Community Charter High School is Marsha Coates, who can be contacted at Marsha.coates@lausd.net. 2,690 children attend Birmingham Community Charter High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 18% of the Birmingham Community Charter High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 81% of the 2,690 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Birmingham Community Charter High School is 20:1. High Tech La School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 9% 9%
Hispanic 77% 73%
Asian 4% 4%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 2% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 646343%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 75%
Limited English proficiency 18% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I attend Birmingham and it is the best school in the world it is a ten out of ten. It has amazing sports and teachers to coach and the teachers goal is for you to learn. I recommend going to this school if you are not in it all ready )

  • (1 year ago)

    I attend Birmingham as a Sophomore. From what I have noticed this is a decent school. There are many teachers who I had last year though that constantly complained about not wanting to be in the classroom. This is your job! If you don't enjoy it why are you here? At the very least keep your complaints to yourself! These are SAS teachers I might add. There is a lot of variety in activities and clubs and classes. One drawback is that the school is very very unorganized. Schedules are always changing and lunch is always a mess. Summer of this year I was to go to summer school for a college class. Never got the paperwork for it so I didn't think I was enrolled. Come the first day I get a call from a friend saying I'm on the roster. Call the school and they tell my mother that I MUST be lying and hiding the paperwork. Until finally after much arguing I got in. The bell schedule got changed in the last 3 weeks of school. Bad organization but overall very safe and a decent environment. The new principal (Bill Parks) is very helpful and always out at lunch with the students. Not the best school but not nearly as ghetto and terrible as everyone seems to think.

  • (1 year ago)

    Most of the other reviews say "oh this school this this school that" but this school is a really good school the SAS program is amazing yet challenging. I'd suggest to take your son/daughter to this school its really great.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child went to this school for about 3 weeks and she came home crying due to being bullied by several boys and apparently a teacher. I went to the principal and complained about this and he refused to do anything and told my daughter to "suck it up". Please don't send your children to this godawful school. I gave my daughter the choice of either Colfax North Hollywood High or Burbank. She went to NH and she's been going for about 7 weeks now with no problems and a B average.

  • (1 year ago)

    I would suggest unless this new principal cleans it up there I would suggest a different school if possible. But there sports teams and coaches are great. Every time I have contacted staff and been on campus most everyone is courteous helpful and friendly. If your child does attend here just be diligent on knowing what they are working on in their classes. Some teachers have the huge task of trying to accommodate all levels such that some assignments can seem a bit elementary. They have a new online system which should help wonders with staying connected to what is going on.

  • (2 years ago)

    Esta escuela es una basura esta llena de drogras y los consejeros no administradores hacen nada al respecto no hay control no ense an nada ahora mi hija esta en mejor escuela Granada Hills Charter HS

  • (2 years ago)

    Who wrote that about an SAS program?? My child attends and there is NO SAS program at this school. It's looks like we made a mistake choosing this school. The young arrogant assisatant principal has been rude to me and my wife and trying to get a hold of him is impossible. Who hired him?? My child will likely stay because he plays football there but my other child will not attend this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm attending Birmingham and and i have to say its oustanding. It has an amazing SAS program for those who like to challenge themselves and wanting to go far. Its as well has amazing teacher who not just teach you whats to be told but thet teach in a creating way for you never forget what is told to you. If you are looking for a high school for you child think of going to Birmingham. I'm sure they will love it as much as I do.

  • (3 years ago)

    birmingham hight school is a great school the teachers are great and really care the programs you can get here are like no other once you get in to something your in to it the choir is amzing and the choir and drama teacher are great i want my kids to come to this school

  • (5 years ago)

    I want to rate this school a 5 because i actually attended this school not too long ago and its a wonderful school great teachers! Outstanding school spirit! Great coaches! Wonderful enviornment! What more can you ask for in a school! ) It all depends on how bad a student wants to learn...

  • (6 years ago)

    This school might be the biggest in lausd but not academicly the best its nothing compaired to schools in other districts.

  • (7 years ago)

    They have pretty decent teachers when I attended this school.Im not sure how it is now but I am a graduate of 2005.The only problem about this school is how crowded this school was.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a junior at Birmingham and I love it. I get to meet new people form different cultures and interact with them. The magnet program has helped me a lot by giving me advice on universities. The campus is huge! And there are many clubs to be a part of! I am glad to be a patriot!

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is very happy at BHS. She is in the magnet. The counselors and staff return my calls in a timely manner. The main problem we have is class scheduling. With 1 800 classes school wide the higher level (ie AP) classes are taught at the same time making it hard to take all of the classes necessary for to get into a top college. However that is a problem at many other schools including the 'elite' private schools. The most important thing is a happy teenager if your child is happy at school then everything else falls into place. There is a wide variety of extracurricular activites at the school something for everyone. The other problem is that there is no parent involvement. I don't even know if there is a PTA.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have to say my daughter experience has been great. I've always had all my concerns answered in a timely manner as requested. I have to say Im one of the lucky ones who still have an open relationship with my daughter as well as her teachers. The biggest issue is that you can't wait until theres a problem before you decided you need a teachers help.

  • (8 years ago)

    Birmingham High is a diverse campus with many dedicated teachers. There are a variety of programs for students ranging from A.P. and honors classes to a track and field team.

  • (8 years ago)

    Birmingham High has over the last 15 years deteriorated into little more than an afternoon baby sitter for teenage children. It is just deplorable what has happend to Birmingham High. Most parents don't care most students don't care -- and society is paying the price. Disgusting.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son attended Birmingham for one semester in 2005. Perhaps students can receive a good education at BHS; however I think it is difficult. Many good programs are available but the school has many negatives. The campus is large and students can get lost or hide from supervision. The teachers did not return telephone calls and several were not present at the back to school night. I was never contacted by any type of parent organization. New students are easy targets for other students who are not interested in learning and want company. The classes are so large that the teachers cannot give individual attention. The counselors have a very heavy load and cannot possibly provide assistance. I do not recommend this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm a freshman here and I think it's a great school most of the teachers are very helpful. The only problem is that it is very crowded.

  • (8 years ago)

    Supportive administrative staff school police on site various extra curriclular programs saturday programs decent neighborhood (with a few dubious areas)

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