School Details

Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter School

Test Scores by grade

84%
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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

61%
40%
46%
90%
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

86%
58%
65%
86%
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

83%
53%
60%
78%
61%
65%
81%
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

77%
49%
60%
78%
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

71%
47%
60%
71%
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

71%
41%
50%
80%
44%
57%
96%
43%
52%
97%
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

Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter School is a public middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter School is David Hirsch. 432 students go to Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 6% of the 432 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter School is 20:1. Ivy Bound Academy of Math, Science, and Technology Charter M is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 9%
Asian 7% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 11%
Unspecified 4% 0.7%
Hispanic 16% 73%
Filipino 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 646343%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 75%
Limited English proficiency 6% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    really not very good at all. I did not like this school at all. It's not great.

  • (1 year ago)

    Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter is a wonderful school. I am so happy to be able to give my children the gift of this experience. The teachers care about their students and go above and beyond to help those who are struggling. The curriculum is tough but has raised my kids up and my oldest is more than ready for high school. You can't please all of the people all of the time but Hesby has certainly pleased me and many others at this wonderful school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Very clean campus as well as a professional and courteous staff. Very family-oriented. All 4 of my children attend and love it!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Hesby Oaks has been A very positive experience . My daughter loves going to school. The school has A progressive challenging curriculum with amazing and utterly creative teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    Hesby is a Great School that truly a find! Every school has issues but Hesby comes pretty close to being perfect considering that this Charter School is only on its 7th year! It is a true community where the Teachers are fantastic and really care about the kids education. They take pride in sending off the Kids prepared for their next step....and they are. The Principle is a hoot and I think often misunderstood. He is one of the most caring school leaders I have met in a long time. Hesby strives for excellence and it has always had a waiting list for families to get in. It truly is a hidden gem.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school! My oldest graduated from Hesby 3 years ago and was so well prepared for high school. I currently have 2 girls attending 7th grade and 4th grade. They excel in all subjects district assessments are easy for them because they are so well prepared by truly caring and dedicated teachers! My kids have very good friends from school and there is a sense of community. You feel welcome! I couldn't asked for more from a public school. Compared to the private school they atended before I can say that they are better prepared to face the demands of higher grades because of the education they are receiving at Hesby. Thumbs up for the effort of principal teachers parents and students!

  • (2 years ago)

    Overall I have been happy with this school as public schools go. The administrative staff has always been very kind and helpful. The School is not enormously helpful if you have a child with ADHD. They may get a tiny bit of help but definitely not as much as they really need. Mostly I just am asked to put my child on medication...Which I disagree with. The teachers in general are good with the exception of just a handful. I like that it is a smaller school. I think considering how much funding is cut from LA Schools they really do function to the best of their ability.

  • (2 years ago)

    We started this year in this district/school. It has being a lot of pressure with the fundraisers. Teachers are great but being asked for money at the beginning of the year (and so on) its kind of exhausting. We are here because we can't afford private schools (we live in the neighborhood) and I understand that better education costs money but what if we don't have it? ... I wish I could have the money to help because I consider myself a very supportive person. I also tried to help with services and that way to help the school but I haven't received a call back from the group of parents that are in charge I feel a little ashamed to call again.. Oh well.. Still feeling that we don't "fit" in that school... is October already and feeling like a first day of school. Going soon to volunteer on my daughter's group that is something I love and enjoy a lot. I can say I have a good communication with the teachers. They are just GREAT!

  • (2 years ago)

    Hesby Oaks is an amazing school. The level of parent and teacher involvement is tremendous. These kids are not just learning to be great students they are learning to be good citizens. API scores raise more and more each year. 2012 score is 912...which is a great score and factors in elementary and middle school (K-8). If score was calculated just on elementary tests it would be much much higher. There also aren't many middle schools which come close to 900. Hesby Oaks is a gem!

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm a parent of a 1st grader at Hesby and will be sending our second child next year. We've had wonderful experiences with our teachers thus far (very dedicated and experienced) and the after the school programs are a real unexpected suprise. The school has a small community feel and we like what we see in the direction it seems to be going with new programs and facilities (computer lab). Lot's of parent involvement as well as the fundraisers which unfortunately are necessary in public schools these days.

  • (3 years ago)

    So I was planning on going on a tour of the school at 9 am this morning but traffic was unusually insane making me 15 minutes late. I found my way to the office as I could see the tour group not so far away and was still hoping to join in. In the office there were a set of parents speaking with the principal and 2 of us waiting in line. I have no idea what I walked into but the principal was yelling that "he raised $300 000 for the school" and if he "doesn't like a permit student he kicks them out"! He was boisterous indignant and just plain rude and I turned around and walked right out. I didn't need to hear anymore. I don't think that was a conversation he should have been having so loudly with others waiting nearby and really it does nothing to make people in that situation like myself feel comfortable. I am trying to find my son a school that he might be able to attend either via permit or open enrollment as our neighborhood school is not up to par and I don't think we should be made to feel like outsiders infiltrating the system. We pay our taxes like everyone else and my husband works just blocks away. Private school is seeming like a better option every minute.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have been at this school since it opened. I have three kids who have all done great. My oldest just started HS and his classes are much he has been upped in several classes because of what he learned here. It is a great school where everyone knows everyone and we work together for the common good of the kids.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is a fifth grader at Hesby having attended a private school from Kindergarten through 3rd grade. My daughter adores Hesby and far prefers it to the private school she attended. The education is superb and challenging. Best of all these past two years my daughter has been blessed to have had teachers who care and extend themselves over and above what is expected of a teacher be it in public school or private school. These are dedicated and caring professionals. The small school environment is the icing on the cake. No one is anonymous. The principal pays attention to the kids that stay after hours in the school yard. He even knows their names. It is the fortunate student that attends Hesby.

  • (4 years ago)

    The parents volunteer work the endless fundraisers dedication to school and students and desire to pursue every means possible for scholarships

  • (4 years ago)

    Small School that misses alot of things that other schools have.Some of the teacher actualy scream to the kids.The new Principal is week at his job.There is much better schools in the area.Parents do your resurches.Parents are very involve Yes is true but I am not shure I like my kids education to come from parents who are not profecionals!!!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    As a student at Hesby Oaks since the year it opened I have been pleased with the small campus nice teachers and quality education. I am in 8th grade and feel very prepared to go to high school. Hesby has a wonderful community and you can always get 1 on 1 time with teachers. As president of student council I know a lot about extra curricular activities and school events and they are great. Hesby offers honors classes with challenging academic programs great teachers who care about your work and a strong main office and amazing involved parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    always something educational and exciting going on!

  • (4 years ago)

    Hesby Oaks is in dire need of a new 7-8th grade math teacher!!!1 A majority of kids need tutors and still the test scores are dismal. Many parents have taken their children out of the school because of the poor math teacher. Hopefully the new principal will address this issue. We need Hope and Change. If not expect to see a mass exodus. Hesby is otherwise a great school.! BELOW THE STATE AVERAGE Algebra I 43% (2010) 37% (2009) The state average for Algebra I was 46% in 2010.

  • (4 years ago)

    Hesby Oaks is an amazing school! The teachers are exceptional and love to be at school with the children. Their passion shows not only in the teaching lessons and projects but also with their participation in school sponsored events outside of school hours. I can not imagine a better middle school. When children are going through so many physical and emotional changes Hesby teachers make the time to relate to each and every student individually. The faculty and staff know the students names and keep them accountable for their learning and behavior. The parent organization helps keep parents of all the students involved in their child's education. The activities they plan benefit everyone from the middle schoolers taking on a leadership role and mentorships to the elementary students having fun learning and looking up to these older students. Hesby Oaks is definitely a family!

  • (4 years ago)

    Kids receive more than an education they are taught that learning is fun and to enjoy it.

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