School Details

Celerity Nascent Charter School

3417 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 732-6613
9

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 545 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

84%
54%
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65%

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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
40%
46%
92%
65%
66%

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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
58%
65%
100%
70%
72%

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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
53%
60%
90%
61%
65%
88%
51%
57%

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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
49%
60%
87%
46%
55%

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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
47%
60%
81%
39%
52%

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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
41%
50%
56%
44%
57%
77%
43%
52%
80%
57%
67%

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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Celerity Nascent Charter School is a charter middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of Celerity Nascent Charter School is Vielka McFarlane, who can be contacted at vmcfarlane@celerityschools.org. 545 children attend Celerity Nascent Charter School and identify mostly as Unspecified; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 29% of the Celerity Nascent Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 90% of the 545 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Celerity Nascent Charter School is 20:1. Little Citizens Westside Academy - 12th Ave is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 7% 0.7%
Hispanic 56% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 11%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Asian 0.2% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 0.2% 9%
Filipino 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 75%
Limited English proficiency 29% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    My child was at celerity from k-3 and had no issues. Honor roll student scoring advance. She recently was being bullied by a young man in the after care class and it gotten to he point of him giving my child death threats he even placed his hands around her neck choking her. After speaking with the office assistant I was inform the child has behavior issues. I requested to speak with the principle she assured me she would handle it. I received a call from aftercare later that day expressing the young man would be removed from the class my daughter was in. When returning to pick my daughter up from school the following Monday she was no longer in that class she has been moved instead of the young man. That was unacceptable and my last draw. I had great hopes and likes of celerity until my child was bullied and the process wasn't handled in an appropriate manner. My child had night mares and couldn't sleep. When I said I was going to file a poliece report the office manager said that I should consider he's a child but did anyone consider my child?

  • (5 months ago)

    My school is amazing it have been there for 4 years and at first I came here confused on when the years went by this school has help me a lot I have gotten my first all fours I was so happy I cried I was proud of myself my mom wanted me to go to this school near by us I told her no that I wanted to stay at celerity nascent and I got what I wanted I love this school and there is no way I am ever going to leave this school today I am on my fifth week of fifth grade it's amazing my teacher is great I'm glad to see my friends again I couldn't be happier than ever I'm soo grateful that they made this school and that I went there and if it wasn't for that school I wouldn't be smart Thanks Celerity

  • (9 months ago)

    I've had a great experience with this school. My daughter has attended this school from 1st-4th grade. I don't have any major complaints. The teachers have always been attentive and helpful. The only thing is that Ms. A always seems to be overwhelmed with work and kids. She needs an assistant. Kids and parents always seek her help. My concern now is the 42nd campus. I've heard bad things about that site can anybody give me info or updates about that school?

  • (1 year ago)

    My son just started this school and it was a difficult for him to stay. But the teachers all made him feel very comfortable and they were able to console him. It's a small school I believe around 100 children. The lessons are clear and the teachers will talk to us everyday if we have questions; or they keep us informed of the progress of my son. Hopefully if will continue to be a great school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Celerity Nascent Charter school. This school is excellent. my daughter is about to complete her kindergarten year and I couldn't be more happy. Mrs Cervantes is a gem my daughter is 5 and she came home talking about pollutants reading and has surpassed all expectation. The dance teacher Ms. April and the office manager Ms. A are awesome. I really could not have asked for a better and more vigilant group of people to put my precious daughters care in. The only thing I would change is to get a better PTA the parents need to pump more money into the school and its kind of a tight space. But I LOVE this school my daughter is getting an excellent education by some wonderful people.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is excellent. They strive in challenging students across all subjects. I am amazed how my children have improved academically. The teachers my children had have been amazing. They offer excellent curricular activities to students such as dance and yoga. They have high expectations for their students and do give out a lot of homework. However I don't see that as a negative. It may be tedious but in the end students get use to having that type of responsibility.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child has attended this school from the first day it opened. The one thing that I do have to say about the school is that the teachers and staff have always been the best to work with. My daughter struggled in her elementary school years but I always received a phone call or notice when things would get rough for her. Their 7th and 8th grade teachers are AMAZING!!!! To the point where my daughter loves going to school. loves helping out and has found a new found love for education. The small classes are perfect for her and I really wish they had a HS program considering this is her last year at the school. Only bad thing I could say is I wish they had more trips outside of school but I know that takes money and parental involvement. But as far as teachers go.. it's awesome.

  • (2 years ago)

    i like the school and my children are learning alot and the teachers and staff are great. But they need more organization for the dance programs.

  • (3 years ago)

    Celerity is a great school. Great staff but is lack in some areas. Special thanks to Ms. A & Mrs. Llorens who continue to work with my child.

  • (3 years ago)

    Celerity is a great school. Special Thanks to the hard working Teachers. Thank you for preparing my daughters for the future. There is something bad about the school... disorganized administrators.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school. The teachers work hard at helping the children achieve their goals. There is however a lot of homework pushed on the students just before benchmarks which I found not to have helped one of my daughters. The extra work stresses her out to the point of tears for those days.

  • (5 years ago)

    Thank you Celerity for preparing Brandon for his future. With all of your help you help set the path for him to move on. A special thanks to Mrs. Hatter Mrs. Nahas Ms.Kim Ms. Atkinson and Ms. Cassie.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended Celerity this year. I was disappointed as I was advised that this school has process and procedures for most things. What I have found is the school lacks processes procedures and more importantly follow through. However the teachers are great and they are what is saving the school from being considered a complete dump.

  • (5 years ago)

    Celerity is a great school. It is fairly new so they had to work out the kinks. What I will say is that the administrators are sincere in their attempts to provide a quality education for the children in our community. I salute Celerity for their hard work an dedication to our children.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mrs. Hatter Mrs. Nahas Mrs. Atkinson and Ms. Cassie I commend you on a job very well done. You never forgot that the children are people too.

  • (6 years ago)

    If you care about your child do not send them to this school. The administrators are disorganized and unapproachable. They never have the time to talk to parents. The school will never improve unless the administrators change the way they run the school. My child did have a good teacher but seeing the disorganization in the school and lack of books my child's class I had to pull out. The administration should look at getting one school right before opening more. It seems like they are only in it for the money and not the children which is really sad.

  • (6 years ago)

    Despite the location of the school and the fact that it hasn't been around that long...I can't really say too much bad about it. at all. i mean we all have our moments on different issues but they make sure that they are all worked out and handled in a professional manner that has the best interest for the student and the parent so that everyone is pleased and satisfied. rightfully. not just to appease you. Mrs. Ackinson Ms. Nicola Mr. Weathers-just to mention a few- make sure that school is rolling on a daily basis. They know what goes on at all times! Don't think that your child is walking out of that door...no way! I was concerned about that at first but i feel more comfortable there than where she is now! And she's in a better neighborhood! wow. sad.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is true disservice to our community. They have dumped teachers in our community that couldn't hold a job anywhere else. My daughter attended this school. I am so very glad she no longer no there. Disorderly confused and uninterested that is the profile of the staff as well as the students

  • (6 years ago)

    My son graduated from Celerity last year. His entire 8th grade year at Celerity was well worth the snags here and there. Aside from recieveing late textbooks (which was understandable since it was the first year for 8th grade) and a early switch in math teachers I was very pleased. The teachers and office staff especially Ms. Gillis who teaches 8th grade English and History and Mr. Weathers the office manager truly care about those children. They work hard to motivate them and make them achieve at levels that children didnt even think was possible. Celerity also gave my son opportunities that he would never have gotten at another school. He participated in a United Nations project he's an excellent public speaker now he's very knowledgable on research and writing. He's gained vaulauble study skills. I applaud the teachers and staff of Celerity for a job well done.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our first 2 years have been great. My daughter transferred in for 3rd grade and has just finished up the 4th grade. She was on the honor roll both years and just excelling in all of her courses. She's doing so much better than her last school where she was just lost in the system. She loves it here.

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