School Details

Los Angeles Senior High School

4650 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 900-2700
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1947 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 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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California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
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  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

Los Angeles Senior High School is a public high school in Los Angeles. The principal of Los Angeles Senior High School is Helena Yoon-Fontamillas and can be contacted at hjy3574@lausd.net. 1,947 students attend Los Angeles Senior High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 26% of the Los Angeles Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 1,947 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Los Angeles Senior High School is 16:1. Bnos Devorah High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 79% 73%
Asian 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 11%
Filipino 0.9% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 0.8% 9%
Unspecified 0.7% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 75%
Limited English proficiency 26% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Would of been my alma mater had to move too Boyle Heights The RHS. RDER 4 LYFE ROMAN in SPIRIT!

  • (11 months ago)

    I started going to LA High during the 2013-2014 school year. This will be my second year attending and to be honest I love it. I am part of the magnet program. The school is mostly Hispanics with a minority of blacks Filipinos Koreans and some South Asians. I can't say anything about the teachers in the regular program but the magnet teachers are the best. Yes they are challenging but they really do know how to teach. LA high might have a bad reputation but it's not the place that's bad !

  • (3 years ago)

    Cant even say anything this school is above great! D Everthing is excellent and great! not really a bad area though parents actually calm so no worries i use to worry but no its a chill hood ) Would recomend!

  • (5 years ago)

    I've transferred to this school due to moving and what everyone says about this school is true It should be considered one of the worst schools in this district. The school staff does not enforce ANYTHING in school grounds. The teachers do not give much of teaching rather of stacks of assignments to grade and pass us on to the next grade. Security is also a problem. Currently we have many issues with smokers and it seems as if not enough security is going around to stop it. The effort is minimal during lunch time kids are sprawled all over campus who smoke. I did not see any security walking around the area to make sure. The students will ditch and it is made easy for them. Most of the students behaviors reflect lack of discipline and no motive for education. Overall I advise parents to avoid this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The new principal is extremely competent creative and truly looking out for the best interests of the students their emotional growth and the continued success of LACHSA. LACHSA's teachers are overall the most skilled focused dedicated and joyful I've seen in any public or private institution. The arts disciplines are on a professional level which the parents are so grateful for that their commitment to organizing and participating is quite commendable.

  • (6 years ago)

    great school with caring teachers and students eager to learn

  • (6 years ago)

    Great programs and the magnet's spirit for the school is getting more discipline and stronger. There're many efforts to improve campus although it lacks somewhat school spirit

  • (6 years ago)

    Los Angeles High School is improving through the efforts of a great administrative staff and caring teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    One of the vest schools i have ever attened with their hard working staff and well mannered students this school deserves a better rating than a four. it deserves an 8

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has very good teachers but has some bad walls and environment.

  • (7 years ago)

    I attended LA High and I really enjoyed the time there. Like every other school there are difficulties but you will get teachers that are really great. I really think that parent participation is really important. I could see how studnet's could get into a lot of trouble if not supervised.

  • (8 years ago)

    It is not that bad of a school. A lot of the teachers will help you if you go to them for help with your kids. Jrotc is a excellent program at la high for the students. Parents need to come out and meet the teachers on back to school night. I see so few parents coing you have to make an effort and have inerest in the school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Very bad school in my opinion.

  • (8 years ago)

    I actually attended LA high it's not such a bad school there are some teachers who actually teach but there are some who couldnt really care less. The school is a little over croweded but The school has some good qualities like some of the teachers care and try to help some of the activties are to raise School Spirit. The school itself isnt bad but the students themselves are the ones who make LA High seem like the wost.

  • (9 years ago)

    Los Angeles High School is a great school with alot of racial integration. Students are proud to be Romans and know of the interesting history of their school. L.A. High School is the place to be to recieve a great education.

  • (9 years ago)

    I had two sons to graduate from track A both were in sports this kept them busy and able to finish with no problems the school is overcrowded.

  • (9 years ago)

    LA High is a pretty good school. My main concern was the safety of my child along with getting a good education. And I must say that this school is prettt safe for your child to attend and I feel that they will also get a good education.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school is not very safe!

  • (10 years ago)

    This whole schools district is messed up. I'm a student that actually goes here and I'm planning on transferring....if you don't want to ruin your child's future...don't send them here. there's no difference between your workplace and a student's school. So choose carefully. Not every school provides everything. The[y] really don't offer anything.

  • (10 years ago)

    Overcrowded horrible school. Bad teachers dirty bathrooms unsafe named one of the most violent High schools in CA! No lockers very ghetto.

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