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Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy
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  • Public, Charter
  • LOS ANGELES, CA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Diversity
    grade B
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A
  7. Administration
    grade A minus
  8. Sports
    grade B
  9. Food
    grade C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

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1600 W IMPERIAL HWY
LOS ANGELES, CA 90047
About Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy...

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At Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy (BSSCA), we support our students' academic, physical, and socio-emotional needs and growth holistically. Our success is possible through diligent students, family partnerships, and dedicated staff.

Our robust program includes Dual Enrollment college classes with our partners at Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC), AP courses, performing arts, competitive CIF sports teams, an enriching after-school program for students, and opportunities to travel outside of Los Angeles and California for students to experience the world beyond our classrooms.

At BSSCA, we encourage positive relationships among students, staff, and families. Our highly-qualified educators are dedicated to the success of all our students. Through hard work, perseverance, and collaboration, our students graduate prepared to find joy and fulfillment in higher education, career, and life.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1010
106 responses
Average ACT
21
55 responses
AP Enrollment
39%

Life Experience Lessons

Life Experience Lessons (LELs) have been a hallmark of Bright Star’s program since our founding. We believe that it is crucial that students be offered opportunities to enhance their education with real-life experiences if they are going to succeed in life outside the classroom. Our LEL program provides both area day trips and seasonal overnight trips around the country.

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Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade D minus
Median Household Income
$65,290
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,523
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$670,700
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 31 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 72 responses
  • When we get to go outside and do competitions.
    22%
  • Have Students vs. Teachers games
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Show Case of the Arts
    11%
  • Movie days
    10%
  • When we do prep rallies.
    10%
  • athletic games
    8%

Students

Diversity
grade B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
512
Free or Reduced Lunch
89%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 33 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,556
Teachers in First/Second Year
25%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 56 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 56 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,506 / year
National
$12,239
66%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 53 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 53 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 53 responses

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