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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Los Angeles Unified School District is a public school district located in Los Angeles, CA. It has 639,337 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
Address
333 S. Beaudry Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Telephone
(213) 241-1000
Website

Los Angeles Unified School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1070
19,289 responses
Average ACT
23
5,991 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
639,337
Free or Reduced Lunch
78.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,947
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$8,366,970,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,176/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%

Los Angeles Unified School District Reviews

1,303 reviews
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LAUSD isn't all bad, but it isn't the best either. Recently like a month ago, our teachers went on strike for themselves and for us. Our class sizes are way too big for just one teacher to teach around 40 students and that's one of the things they fought for. Also, my school had a nurse once a week, how terrible is that! The food they serve, that I no longer eat, makes my stomach hurt, it's cold, and not cooked. Our teachers went on strike for us and got some of the things they asked for like more nurses, but they didn't get the raise they wanted they only got a 3% increase. One thing I can say about the district and my school is they have handed me great opportunities like internships that pay me, SAT prep classes, chances to travel outside of state (CA), etc. The counselor I have has helped me by writing my recommendation letters, my AP teachers have taught me advanced learning, the college center has made it available to me to find opportunities, and my coaches have supported me.
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My experience in LAUSD has been different depending on the school I go to. I have met many people who have heavily influenced my life and changed my outlook on the world. Throughout my time of being here, I've encountered both good and bad teachers. Teachers who believe in me and push me to be the best person I can be. While the people I've met have changed my life in more ways than I can count, the resources and management of this district could be improved upon. Since there isn't enough money to have more teachers at my school, classes like my music and history class are packed with too little desks and chairs for students, ranging from a class of 25 to a class of 40! I hope that LAUSD fixes this problem so that my school life isn't affected by this anymore.
The thing I like most about the Los Angeles School District, is that in areas where parents and students are struggling financially, the district offers them with relief such as reduced lunch for students, after school activities or clubs, as well as providing medical examinations in schools and referring students to health facilities. The school district also does a great job in facilitating and arranging a student's transportational needs based off of their financial status and need for transportational resources. Furthermore, LAUSD is exceptional when it comes to diversity. Not only the staff, but the students encounter a diverse environment, which teaches them how to be sympathetic and respectful to individuals unlike themselves. Ultimately, the district really goes over and beyond to maintain the diversity in schools and to ensure the safety and freedom of every single individual, without regarding their financial status, race, or personal preferences.