C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy is a public, charter school located in Los Angeles, CA. It has 561 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
12628 Avalon Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90061
Telephone
(323) 756-3930
Website

Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
930
35 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$52,676
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,154
National
$949
Median Home Value
$285,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • ARC activities
    28%
  • Field Trips
    28%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Field trips to other regions of the US.
    8%
  • Sports events
    8%
  • Camping Trips
    4%
  • Dances
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
561
Free or Reduced Lunch
93%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,041
Teachers in First/Second Year
57.1%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$13,054/ year
National
$12,239
61%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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My experience at Animo Watts has been incredibly amazing and challenging. It's a community where we all get along, a place full of laughter and joy. Although we may not be considered the perfect size for a school, I gradually increase the high chance of every student succeeding and accomplish their life goals and dreams. Animo Watts has brought me many wonderful and amazing memories, teachers, etc. I highly recommend this school, for not only because I came here, but because they truly help you be prepared for college, leadership, and life.
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This school has allowed me to grow as an individual by providing me with essentials to prosper. From gradually improving the variety of AP courses to stimulate my college bound side, offering sports to partake in, and having caring staff, to emphasizing the importance of college, leadership, and life, this school is always in search of improving and instilling values among students, which nurtures our community. Staff and students are able to interact on a personal level as staff serves as a hand to push students to their fullest potential as a person, not just student. With this said, it is not difficult to find an adult to confide in since there are many present to lend you an ear when you are at your highest or lowest peak. With all of this said, my experience at Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy has been a journey filled with support of staff and friends who genuinely care for my emotional well being while pushing me to strive for my dreams.
Throughout my four years as a warrior I discover my true passion of helping others during my stay at Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy.my goal of dedicating my time to help my peers improve their academics,and provide guidance.I have grown out of my comfortable shell as no longer being the shy person,but becoming an individual who is able to conquer her fears ,and speak up when asked.I have noticed that many of my peers achieve growth in academics from leadership roles in and out of school.as a warrior you must show dedication,team leader ,and be able to manage your time.