School Details

Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School

929 North Las Palmas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 993-3400
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 1292 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

52%
49%
60%
43%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
80%
86%
47%
47%
60%
43%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
41%
50%
49%
44%
57%
16%
19%
31%
68%
78%
85%
48%
43%
52%
73%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School is a public middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School is Maria Rico. 1,292 students go to Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 21% of the Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 77% of the 1,292 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School is 19:1. Los Angeles Cheder / Bais Tzivi is one of the nearest middle 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
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 83% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 11%
Asian 5% 4%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 0.4% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.09% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.09% 646343%
Pacific Islander 0.08% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 75%
Limited English proficiency 21% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It smells like trash there is alot of trash in the school. I reccomed this school to shut down my kid went here and everyday he would cry coming home from school .

  • (1 year ago)

    Ms Rico has always been very responsive to my concerns/requests. She has personally responded to my emails and has even called me at home. She cares about the students immensely. Susan Webber is another fantastic administrator who really cares about all the students of Bancroft. This school agrees to teach every kid that walks in the door unlike many/most charters that pressure kids with disabilities or low test scores to leave their schools. I have been very impressed with the caliber of many of my child's teachers at this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    THIS SCHOOL IS GREAT MY DAUGHTER GRADUATED FROM THIS SCHOOL AND SHE WAS VERY HAPPY THERE NOW MY SON WILL GRADUATE NEXT YEAR AND HE ENJOYS GOING TO SCHOOL BECAUSE HE KNOWS HE HAS GREAT TEACHERS WHO ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT A STUDENT.

  • (1 year ago)

    Don't send your kids to this school!!! The staff is very unprofessional the principal is always hiding from parents . it's a very bad school overall. It doesn't even deserve a star.

  • (1 year ago)

    I was disappointed the way this principal treats her staff/teachers. I was planning to transfer my kid to this school as referred by my friend whose kids graduated here 4 or 5 yrs ago. My friend told me that the teachers in this school go beyond their job to help her kid developed & improved character. So I decided to inquire unfortunately while I was in the school office no one is in the reception area .But I could see through a window and heard a high pitch voice coming from the principal's office that she's scolding a staff or teacher or whatever. The way she talked sounds unprofessional & as if no respect to the co- workers. I am a professional parent how can I transfer my kid in this school if this kind of principal talks that way to her collegues what more to the students? Not a good example.

  • (2 years ago)

    hello my name is elliott alper i began going to this school in 1968 and lasted until 1969 and then to emerson junior high in 1970 and graduated in 1971 bancroft was too small for its p.e. field and the kids were not friendly emerson had good students and i was a friend to a lot of them. im sure that bancroft has changed thruout the years but i would not send my kid there at all emerson is a great school. i graduated in 1971 and now its 2012 and im happy to fulfill my working years and thats all bancroft is one star on my list.

  • (2 years ago)

    Well i think this is a great school so whatever people say wont stop me!!! if it werent a great school then why be in this page!!! so watever

  • (2 years ago)

    I am very disappointed. Teachers tell you at Open House that they don't want too much parent involvement. My son scored high on the STARS state exam and was placed in AP classes. He had to miss some days due to illness and they were quick to send out truancy letters. He was not performing well in class and I asked him why. He said that the English teacher scolded him for asking a question. After that he was afraid to ask for help. When my husband went to the school the teacher seemed shocked and admonished him that he was to use school loop. Both my husband & I are computer literate. I find it to be neither user friendly nor useful but the teachers hide behind it. My son failed 2 of his classes even after teachers promised that if he turned in all assignments and did extra credit work he would pass. I made sure he did all hw & made 3 20-mile round trips in search of grunion for extra credit to no avail. Based on his grades I doubt that he learned a thing. The teachers are cowards & liars. Did not want to talk to us face to face & waited until school was out to send out his report card so that it would be too late for us to speak to anyone.

  • (2 years ago)

    I guess it would depend on your race because if you were not hispanic your child will get blamed and the teachers will assume that your kid is not going to learn anything. Maybe this is a good school for you but not for my child.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school doesn't have a clue on what the other students are really doing. I understand that they can't watch all kids but they stress on the bullying and I seen it happen in front of their eyes but they didn't do anything. For example there was a talent show where a student was rapping and putting another student down. Later after the show the girl was crying. Why is this acceptable? I also think they should change the principal because she doesn't seem to have a clue on what was going on. I liked the previous one better.

  • (2 years ago)

    I wrote a review as a teacher about five years ago. It was a positive review then and it absolutely continues to be a positive review now! I truly love the collection of deeply committed teachers and sweet students. I mean the kids are AAHHH-MAZING! My colleagues are supportive. Overall I can t imagine being anywhere else. I have worked at two very different schools in my teaching career and I can t say it enough this is the school for me. I hope to rewrite my review in five more years because I am staying put and I am not going anywhere!

  • (2 years ago)

    Bancroft Middle School is a great place to learn. The majority of our staff member are devoted to ensure student progress. In support of this our school's API score rose nearly 50 points which was the highest percent increase in LAUSD district 4. Enough said.

  • (2 years ago)

    Having been a parent of a student for three years at Bancroft I can honestly say that this middle school is one of the finest in LAUSD. It has many program options for students and one of the best SAS programs because of the enormous dedication from teachers coordinators and staff in general. Whenever I had a question or concern it was very well addressed and dealt with. As adults we must know how to resolve conflicts and set good examples for our children and I can imagine that teachers do the same. If you speak in a demeaning way and out of rage about the place where you work and your boss you always have choices. Go work somewhere else!! Your students do not deserve such bitterness. Think about students first and always. Bancroft may not be the best place for everyone but it was certainly the place for my son and for many others who have bloom and succeeded at this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am know a freshmen and that was the worse school I ever went to too many fights and people do drugs.Dont go to this school bad school.The teachers don't even know what going on with there students.

  • (2 years ago)

    It's a great school most of the students get good grades and there's a few slackers.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is very great. I have been there since Sep. 09' and im a 7th and so far its its going great. Sure some students can get out of control but the teachers can control it.

  • (5 years ago)

    i love this school i recommend going to Bancroft. I am an eighth grader and Bancroft has helped me learn so much.sure the school has very poor but many teachers care about there students.The teachers try to get there students ready for high school and college they not only help you with your studies they can help you with problems you might have at home .So if your not sure where to go to middle school go to Bancroft .It has taught me many new things.Also it has a wonderful dance teacher she can really help you. ms.king our drill team coach helps you too and i love that i am from Bancroft. It is one decision i will NEVER regret.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am an alumni of Bancroft graduated in 2006. This is an honest opinion from someone who had experienced 3 years in that school and is now a junior. Although at the time I might have disliked the school attending Bancroft is something I don't regret. Of course like any other school changes can be made. During my three years there I was lucky enough to get some of the best teachers I have had. I'm not saying all teachers were great but for the most part I was lucky enough to have some very good teachers by my side. I recently learned that many of the teachers I had are now gone which may be why there have been some bad reviews but know this Bancroft is not all that it sounds to be if anything it is (if not was) one of the most well-rounded schools I know

  • (6 years ago)

    Bancroft Middle School for me is a very low class school it has low acedemics and does not have all the books that students need to learn and to succed to college. The students are very ill-tempered as well. In which the school is very harmful.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am attending B.M.S. right now and it's my first year here. So far I think it's a good school. The best thing about this school is the dance classes and the shows.

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