School Details

William J. Johnston Community Day School

2210 Taper Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 832-0376
NR

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 158 students 9 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

William J. Johnston Community Day School is a public high school in Los Angeles. The principal of William J. Johnston Community Day School is Barbara Politz and can be contacted at blp2505@lausd.net. 158 children attend William J. Johnston Community Day School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 20% of the William J. Johnston Community Day School students are "limited in English proficiency." 86% of the 158 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at William J. Johnston Community Day School is 9:1. Mary Star of the Sea High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 77% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 9%
Filipino 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 646343%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Unspecified 0.6% 0.7%
Asian 0.6% 4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 75%
Limited English proficiency 20% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    James fenimore Cooper High? I attended this school over 30 years ago. Best school ever at least for me back then in my challenging teen years. I inlt left because i was movingbout of state. I hope it continues to do well. Best teachers ever with patience and passion forvtheirvwork in worling with high risk kids.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school changes lives. Having achieved a 6 year WASC accreditation and a 165 point gain in the API over the past 5 years this is a school to watch. Working with high risk students is no easy task but this school is up to that task.

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