School Details

North Hollywood Senior High School

5231 Colfax Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 753-6200
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 3089 students 21 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

North Hollywood Senior High School is a public high school in Los Angeles. The principal of North Hollywood Senior High School is Randall Delling. 3,089 students attend North Hollywood Senior High School and are mostly Asian; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 16% of the North Hollywood Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 74% of the 3,089 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at North Hollywood Senior High School is 21:1. Amelia Earhart Continuation 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
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% 4%
Hispanic 70% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 11%
Filipino 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 17% 9%
Unspecified 1% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.03% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.03% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 75%
Limited English proficiency 16% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    People that do not like this school must be lying. It's a great school with great security and the teachers truly care for their students. The teachers give out great life advice for students that will graduate. They also help out the newer students so they can stay in the right path throughout high school and life.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am not satisfy with this school. The Staff don't do their jobs correctly. Especially for kids with special needs this is not the appropriate school. The teachers don't do their job right and are not even train for students with special needs. There is no good program for it. They can't even control the situation when a a student disability throws a tantrum. The staff train for it takes the student outside which is more dangerous in other to calm them down. They don't have the proper staff when it comes to IEP meeting. They don't even complete the goals. They let the student's with disability do what they want they don't even notice if they're in class or not. Not even good for counseling the students with disabilities. This is not the proper school for Special Ed students. They don't have a program for them at all.

  • (3 years ago)

    It is my opinion that North Hollywood High School is an exemplary school that truly prepares its students for college and further education. I am currently a sophomore in the HGM (Highly Gifted Magnet) program and it is amazing. The teachers inspire me and encourage me to learn. When I first enrolled I did not think I would like the school. That all changed after the first day of school. While the school is indeed in a bad position financially all LAUSD schools are the same. Many of the students simply do not care about their grades though they plan to go to college. Everyday the principal or some students go on the announcements and stress how important "doing your best" is. They also give a CST vocabulary word and its definition. A majority of the teachers truly care for the students and enjoy spreading their knowledge. The school offers many AP courses and there are opportunities to join many clubs/extracurricular activities. All the administrators are extremely nice and the safety of the school has improved tenfold since the beginning of my time there. The faculty and staff is making the most of a limited budget and they are doing a wonderful job of it.

  • (3 years ago)

    Let's talk about the white elephant in the room! There needs to be more Community Support Parent Involvement - this is not a day care center to baby sit your kid for the day. Education starts at home folks- Many of these students have no self respect NO respect for their school or each other! This type of education is learned at home! There are not enough parents that care enough to even have a PTA?? How can this be that you either don't care about your child's education or don't have time? MAKE THE TIME! This school needs to do well better than well- for the up coming CST Testing in May. Do your part as parents make sure they eat a good breakfast get them to bed early for a good nights sleep if it does not pass this year your going to see a BIG CHANGE that MOST of you will no like. You will be the first to ask the Administration how did this happen? It happened (if it does) because you let it happen. You have a great staff at this school yes there are a few that we would be better off without speaking of Spanish there are other foreign language that will set your child apart stop with the easy "A" - try something new like American Sign Language

  • (4 years ago)

    My child attends this school. N.Hollywood High is badly in need of repair / retrofit / funding of any kind.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is entering her Jr year & overall we're pleased with the school. Like most schools in LAUSD it's overpopulated & the class size for the regular high school program is too big. The teachers are as involved as the parents meaning that if you're a parent that isn't involved the teachers are less likely to reach out. The teachers don't challenge the students as much as they should which isn't truly preparing them for college but my assumption is that with so many kids in a class on various levels it must be hard to do so. The EMA program needs to be structured more towards specific disciplines & more classes in the arts instead of 1 class per year also foreign language should be offered as early as freshmen year for reg. students and not just HGM as well more options than Spanish.

  • (5 years ago)

    well some of the staff members have no respect for students or parents i have to say some of the teachers are excellent and the safety is poor

  • (5 years ago)

    it needs to expect more out of students and the schools that feed into it need to stress reading and respect. It is a good school it could and should be great

  • (5 years ago)

    It has the zoo magnet which help students start on their career

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school helps every student and the teachers always make time for every student and are dedicated to them.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mr hatem is a good teacher the school is a good school but to many cliques

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm currently a senior at NHHS and I must say this school is great. The teachers understand you and because of it's small learning communities you are closer to everyone. It also has a good enviroment and it may not be the cleanest but its a very good school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a junior currently enrolled in nhhs. I am a part of the highly gifted magnet (hgm) and in the hgm I can honestly say I receive all the attention and help I need. Not only are the classes small but they are also hard classes to prepare you for college. On the other hand I have been placed in some residential classes in order to fulfill my graduation requirements. In the residential classes I feel as if the students are not given the attention they need and it is obvious that most of the students don't care about their grades and high school career. They claim they want to go to college but don't show it in their actions. Also the teachers are so focused on getting students to pay attention that they don't realize that the material they are teaching is not up to par.

  • (6 years ago)

    North Hollywood Senior High has it's good qualities and bad qualities i currently attend the school and im a sophmore my freshman year was great i learned a lot with the help of very determined teachers and this year i have all honors classes and because of that i would like to thank them because im a student sthlete and they were understanding on the fact that i was gonna miss some class and needed my ssignments handed to me earlier the bad qualities about n.h. is that most of the student body just doesn't seem to care about the apperance of the school it could be cleaner if people would use the trash cans wich are there for a reason but other than that its a great education program if the students put in the effort teachers give us the opportunity to learn we should take advantage of that.

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to this graduated from this school two years ago. All throughout my four year course there all of my teachers were incredibly great. My senior year was my most enjoyed and if it wasn't for my teachers ther I wouldn't be who I am and where I am today

  • (7 years ago)

    I am so disappointed. Too many students too many behavior problems in the classrooms. The campus is old and dirty. Where is the basic maintenance this school desperately needs? Sure the gifted magnet gets attention as they compete in academic decathlons and win awards--but what about the other 2000 students in the school? Where is their quality education--where are their quality teachers?

  • (8 years ago)

    Good school good acedemics

  • (8 years ago)

    This school was horrendous. The teachers did not stick to their academic programs because they were too busy trying to get all the 'problem students' and trust me there was quite alot in line.

  • (8 years ago)

    Has excellent honors program

  • (8 years ago)

    Talking of North Hollywood High School one needs to take in count that this school has over 4 300 students. Therefore problems often seem bigger them they really are not. (safety discipline attendance etc.) I carefuly did my reserch before I registered my child in this school. In fact I moved from another district for this school and I haven't been dissapointed yet in neither the quality of academic programs nor the level of parental involvement.

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