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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Los Angeles Unified School District is a public school district located in Los Angeles, CA. It has 495,255 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

Los Angeles Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1070
18,545 responses
Average ACT
23
4,186 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
495,255
Free or Reduced Lunch
78.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,556
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,506/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$36,067
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,093
National
$949
Median Home Value
$623,861
National
$184,700

Los Angeles Unified School District Reviews

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I love my district! Not only have I been a part of various district-related events, such as the LAUSD Marching band and district hearings in downtown LA, but I've had an overall great time in my high school, North Hollywood High. Yet, the only things I wish that would change from LA Unified is the pace in which things get done. For the teacher strike, LA Unified took about two to three weeks to finally make compromises with teachers for fair pay. Furthermore, when the corona virus outbreak occurred, it took our district about a week longer to shut the schools down compared to the school districts around us. Besides the pace in which change occurs, I would say nearly everything about LAUSD is beautiful. There is great diversity, manageable funding, and a team compiled of family-like members that care about each and everyone of their students.
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I have been attending a LAUSD school since my Kindergarten year. I have appreciate the support my teachers and other school staff has given me throughout my schooling years. I have a unique, and slightly high maintenance personality and I have almost never felt judged while at school. Bullying is a common experience for students, especially in middle school, but luckily, i didn't experience hardcore bullying because of the comforting teachers and staff LAUSD has employed. Thank you for considering me for this wonderful scholarship. I hope you have a great day!
I go to Huntington Park High School and all a very proud spartan! I love the safe environment and the wonderful administrators and students that i y’all to every day. The only thing i can say about this school that is negative is that i don’t have many opportunities because i live in a low income community so my school is very limited to the support they give their students. None the less i love my school, i cannot wait time graduate with all the lovely memories i have of my youth knowing i had a good education and experience and can happily move on to bigger and better things and to higher my education.