School Details

Discovery Charter Preparatory No. 2

12550 Van Nuys Boulevard, Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 897-1187
5

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 351 students 19 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
  • Los Angeles 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
  • Los Angeles 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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Discovery Charter Preparatory No. 2 is a charter high school in Los Angeles. The principal of Discovery Charter Preparatory No. 2 is Karen Smith, whose e-mail is ksmith@discoveryprep.org. 351 students go to Discovery Charter Preparatory No. 2 and identify as Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 29% of the Discovery Charter Preparatory No. 2 students have "limited English proficiency." 93% of the 351 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Discovery Charter Preparatory No. 2 is 19:1. Vaughn Next Century Learning Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 100% 73%
Asian 0.3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 11%
Filipino 0% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Unspecified 0% 0.7%
Multiracial 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 75%
Limited English proficiency 29% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter goes to this school and honestly I don't like this school. One of my family friends recommended this school to me because her daughter was going there and she liked it but when I went to my daughters Parent Conference the school was Not CLEAN. The students there were mean. I actually saw someone bullying a girl in 9th grade and I was really scared for my daughter after that moment. There was no respect in that school. My daughter didn't like it at all; neither did I. So I wanted to move my daughter to another school. I then looked up this EXACT website and searched Arleta and Poly High School. There was many good comments about Arleta and many bad comments about Poly. So I decided to do more research on both schools. When I was finished I realized that Arleta High School was the school for my daughter. And one of my co-workers daughter goes to that school and I went with them to one of the Parent Conferences and the teachers there are so nice. The students there are responsible and I like that on Wednesdays they dress responsible. So I put my daughter in that school. And I HONESTLY LOVE IT! I recommend this school if you are looking for a GREAT school.

  • (1 year ago)

    A good school but honestly there's better schools. In my opinion I like LAUSD district schools better. They seem to have more time for students.

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