School Details

Nathaniel Narbonne Senior High School

24300 Western Avenue, Harbor City, CA 90710
(310) 257-7100
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 3387 students 20 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.
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  • Los Angeles Unified 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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  • 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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Nathaniel Narbonne Senior High School is a public high school. The principal of Nathaniel Narbonne Senior High School is Gerald Kobata. 3,387 children attend Nathaniel Narbonne Senior High School and identify primarily as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 14% of the Nathaniel Narbonne Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 53% of the 3,387 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Nathaniel Narbonne Senior High School is 20:1. Shery (Kurt T.) High (Continuation) School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 9%
Hispanic 63% 73%
Filipino 6% 2%
Pacific Islander 2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 646343%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.7% 0.7%
Multiracial 0.7% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 75%
Limited English proficiency 14% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Narbonne did not help me to prepare me for College. -Submitted by a former Student

  • (2 years ago)

    My son will be entering the 9th grade at Narbonne. He is coming from a small middle school and did not do well in school at...and I had my doubts about sending him to Narbonne because it is such a large school..I have heard both good and bad things about the teachers and students. I do not know how to rate it yet.

  • (2 years ago)

    . I don't know about the non magnet part of the school but the math science magnet program is very good! The AP classes are good too if you can't get in the magnet. Coming from Dodson M.S. gifted magnet you will be put in Honors classes which will raise your grade point average. lI honestly have no complaints for my childs freshman year.

  • (4 years ago)

    I was very skeptical about putting my daughter in any public high school after being in private school all her life. But I have to say that she loves it and she does really well here! Her grades are great and she has made a lot of friends! The principal or some other staff member will call you daily and let you know what is going on invite you to breakfast @ Narbonne any problems that occurred that day etc. They are on top of things! Narbonne High also has many different clubs and programs for kids to get involved in I am very pleased with this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    narbonne is great. i have learned so much at this school i wouldnt change anything about it. the small learning communities are great ways to get students involved in what they really like to do. teachers are very friendly and helpful great sport teams encouraging college info. and much more!!

  • (5 years ago)

    worst school ever.do NOT send your child here. its overly crowded and the counselors are no help

  • (7 years ago)

    narbonne senior high is the greatest school so far for my kids ive had them in two other different schools and none of those two worked out better than narbonne senior high. they graduated this year and they are both of to college already so i think this is a perfect school for other students to be in the staff is outstanding and their isnt any real threating violence in this school so this is great this school is well prepared.the teachers know how to teach their students so i will recomend this school to any parent that is looking into changing their kid to another school their test scores are great and in a good neighborhood

  • (8 years ago)

    The Administration and Teachers don't seem to care. I am totally disappointed with this school!

  • (8 years ago)

    The principal has changed this new school year (2006-2007) so hopefully he will be able to pull the teachers his staff the students and the parents together and improve the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    All three of my children graduated from Narbonne High. The school prepares students for college. My daughters were in the Math/Science Magnet and went on to graduate from UCLA. They returned to their alma mater and are now on the faculty. My son graduated from the Performing Arts Academy in 2005 and went on to CSU Fullerton. The Performing Arts Small Learning Community is outstanding. It provides a challenging academic program that integrates the arts. The numerous student performances are of the highest quality.

  • (9 years ago)

    The test scores do not reflect the potential of this school. Parental involvement makes all the difference. If you are involved with your child's education the resources are available at this school to complete with the best of any other high school's in the area. The advanced placement offerings are remarkable and the teachers are dedicated. Narbonne has sent many graduates to the top schools in the nation and created several generations of outstanding working professionals.

  • (9 years ago)

    Narbonne is a great High School. Like many others it has its problems. The school provides great sercurity and the staff is wonderful. The football program is great.

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of this school's educational program is outstanding.The safety of the school campus does need work.

  • (9 years ago)

    Narbonne has always been a great school. I feel that we need a better principal. A principal that will be behind our students in academic not in sports. We as parents must but our students academic first. So this year the test scores and studying habits will be better than last year. More parents and teachers involvement. That way our Child Will Not Be Left Behind.

  • (9 years ago)

    It is a good school but teachers don't listen to the kids. Not all of the teachers are like that but a lot are and it makes it hard on the kids who are having problems with math or english to talk to them. The only kind of tuturing is an after school home work club. Again this is not all of the teachers. We have good people there so are all the AP's at the school. I would like to see the parent meetings held at a later time so working parents can come to them. And they need to answer the phone when it rings right away.

  • (9 years ago)

    The size of the classrooms are large. Since the school is at it's capacity there is overcrowding in some classes. The academic programs are average they have instituted a performing program which is working well. The students are introduced to the arts (visual and performing) It's a good place for a child to get a well rounded education if they apply themselves. The parent involvement is average but it's there.

  • (9 years ago)

    Personally as a student I would have to say that Narbonne is one of the better schools in the South Bay area. Overall it is safe. The classes offered are of surplus and the SLC's (Small Learning Communities) make it ALOT easier for PARENT to TEACHER or PARENT to COUNSELER communication. Every skool has its flaws but i wouldnt want to be anything other than a GAUCHO!

  • (9 years ago)

    The school consistently encourages its students to get involved in their school and local community.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has the most horrible counselors and teachers staff period that I have ever come into contact with. Their security officers are a joke when kids are able to walk about freely without being confronted or penalized for missing classes. The counselors have attitude problems and do not have a clue as to what their job discriptions are. The only person I can say genuinely cares about the student and is willing to help parents in any way is Mr. KC. I have yet to receive any help concerning my daughter from anyone else in this school. How do you allow a child to miss a full semester and a half before contacting the parents? I have not only given my home phone but my work one as well without getting any response at all. I just don't understand how they are helping our kids.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think Narbonne High is a good school the campus is more secure than any other campus that I know of. I agree with the other parent about the students progress we need to be notified in some kind of way in which when the student is failing before it is too late many times the student can avoid having to go to adult school and/or summer school.

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