School Details

Larchmont Charter-West Hollywood School

1265 North Fairfax Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 656-6418
10

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-2 114 students 15 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

87%
54%
56%
98%
57%
65%

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

79%
40%
46%
91%
65%
66%

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

93%
58%
65%
94%
70%
72%

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

94%
53%
60%
87%
61%
65%
96%
51%
57%

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

70%
49%
60%
67%
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 School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Larchmont Charter-West Hollywood School is a charter elementary school in West Hollywood. The principal of Larchmont Charter-West Hollywood School is Wendy Zucuto, whose e-mail is wendy@larchmontcharter.org. 114 children attend Larchmont Charter-West Hollywood School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 10% of the Larchmont Charter-West Hollywood School students are "limited in English proficiency." 26% of the 114 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Larchmont Charter-West Hollywood School is 15:1. ABC Little School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 57% 9%
Multiracial 4% %
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 2% 0.7%
Asian 17% 4%
Hispanic 16% 73%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 75%
Limited English proficiency 10% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Our daughter is in second grade. she LOVES school and is learning a ton. academically the school is on par- or better- than private schools in the area. the kids do loops of 2 years with the same teacher and same classmates. (K/! and 2/3). i think it's brilliant -- obliterates the nervousness in those beginning weeks where students and teachers are getting to know each other and their new classmates. the teachers are amazing. the children are kind-- i haven't witnessed any cliques or bullying. the school fosters an atmosphere of respect. the music teacher Matt and PE teacher Alan are AMAZING. my daughter gets so upset if she is sick and has to miss a day. parents are smart like-minded and the student body is both socio-economically and fairly racially diverse. classrooms are large and sunny the school is 1 of 12 in the country with an Alice Waters' Edible garden so kids get healthy hot lunch every day. we are lucky enough that private school was an option for us but we did not find a single one that even compared to LCW. If you are lucky enough to get a spot TAKE IT!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My kid is on the Selma campus now. If this school walked its talk what a wonderful school it would be. The parents are mostly kind and cool folks and the kids are great kids but that is where the happy story ends in my experience. Teachers are under-skilled overworked and not all on the same page. Communication is so bad we laugh about the emails now. Leadership used to be there but no more. Tremendously disappointing. Others warned me but I thought they had sour grapes. If they did then so do I I guess but I think the quality of this school is not any better than any other LAUSD school and not even as good as some of them.

  • (1 year ago)

    We could not be happier with our children's school. The teachers are kind and understanding. The student body is diverse. The parent involvement is huge.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son and daughter attend this school and have benefitted greatly from the attentive teachers and students who are encouraged to work together play together and grow together -- there is tremendous parent participation and flexibility in direction from administrators (and instructors). There have been some growing pains but overall we appreciate the opportunity to attend.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son attends K here and we've been very very happy with the school. He is reading well has made a diverse group of friends and really enjoys the "extras" like cooking gardening music and art that so many public schools lack. The parent community is awesome and really dedicated to the success of the school as a whole. I wish the library collection was bigger but that will grow over time.

  • (1 year ago)

    Larchmont Charter West Hollywood has been excellent for my son. He is extremely bright and I feel that the school has been amazing at developing him as a whole person. Just one example I see among all the kids they are not afraid of public speaking or performing. Since they were kindergartners they have gotten up with and in front of their peers (often the whole school) and are comfortable doing so. Seeing it will blow you away! My son is in 4th grade and I feel we are so lucky to be a part of this amazing school. Thanks to the teacher and other parents and especially the principal for making it truly great!

  • (2 years ago)

    We were so lucky to win the lottery last year for kindergarten! We can't find the better school for our daughter who loves everything about her school including the warmest classroom teacher arts yoga PE gardening and cooking and an awesome music class twice a week. We toured many schools including private schools even though we couldn't afford them.Along the research I became familiar with the constructive learning theory which was adopted by a popular UCLA Lab school which we also went to see and which is truly implemented at our own school!! So grateful for the curriculum incredible teachers and the principal and the school environment in which each child is respected and encouraged to be independent and an active learner. We commute for over 30minutes one way but it so worth it!

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter started kindergarten here in Sept. 2011. She really enjoys the school and loves her teacher. The principal is wonderful and the community is warm and welcoming. Through the Edible School Yard swiss chard is now a weekly vegetable in our house. Couldn't be happier! We really did win the lottery!

  • (3 years ago)

    LCW in 2010-11 is in just its 3rd year (K-3 expanding to K-5 next year and ultimately K-8) but its kind of remarkable how awesome it is already. Principal Kristin is a superb leader -- she has a special talent for making parents/stakeholders feel "heard" and yet being a clear leader and in charge. The kids and parents love that she not only knows each child but is present for drop-off/pick-up almost every day. The small community (just 2 classes per grade) is so warm and connected and supportive -- everyone seems to feel truly lucky to be part of this school! The fact that all three years have had 100% participation in the pledge drive -- even with growing %age of free-lunch kids -- shows how much parents appreciate this school. My kids are thriving and happy and adore their teachers. We are very lucky!

  • (3 years ago)

    There are so many positive things to say about our school! The teachers are dedicated to their curriculum. Students are engaged in many aspects of ttheir learning. Our principal is terrific!

  • (4 years ago)

    The school has a progressive challenging curriculum energetic and creative teachers and an active group of parents grandparents and caregivers.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school because it makes my nephew happy and gives him a good diverse school to attend with attentive teachers and good people.

  • (4 years ago)

    Each child is considered individually in thier learning "process". The benefits of this are very apparent to this grand parent. The fearlessness a child will engage in learning also comes with personal success. My grandson Aidan's joy in his first year of school goes beyond what he realizes. Academics and the excitement to tackle the tough questions start the day our child walks into school on the first day.

  • (4 years ago)

    An amazing progressive education with strong parent participation.

  • (4 years ago)

    My husband & I love this school for many reasons the enthusiastic teachers the small classes the great parent community the value systems provided by the Edible Schoolyard program the organic communal lunches attended by parents on a daily basis the yoga the cooking classes the gardening classes. Most of all we love it for Principal Kristin Droege b/c she truly "gets" children.

  • (4 years ago)

    I Love LCW because it is a diverse community school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Amazing principal teachers who excite and challenge kids about their education.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and principal are wonderful. We love all the diversity.

  • (4 years ago)

    My grandson attends LCW I am grateful for the personal care and dedication of the teachers and staff toward all their students.

  • (4 years ago)

    Strong curriculum+wonderful teachers+great principal+hands on and involved parents+nurturing environment+gardening+yoga+PE+multi-ethnic and cultural+promoting healthy eating habits and environmentalism+children love to go to school+etc.= A fantastic school called Larchmont Charter School - West Hollywood ^)

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