B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
333 S. Beaudry Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Telephone
(213) 241-1000
Website

Los Angeles Unified School District Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
1050
11,356 responses
Average ACT
23
3,895 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
646,683
Free or Reduced Lunch
75.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,482
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$8,366,970,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,765/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%

Los Angeles Unified School District Reviews

333 reviews
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I was fortunate enough to go to a school where offers lots of resources for low-income students. We are enrolled in the free lunch program and were given breakfast for all students to enjoy. LAUSD also offers workshops for students especially for seniors and their families to be aware of important deadlines and information that are crucial in this specific time of the year. Also, we were fortunate enough to be granted one free year of community college! That was the most exhilarating news I've received in my whole life because it shows how committed faculty are towards making our education accessible and affordable!:) this opportunity is something worth taking advantage of because it opens up so many doors for students residing in the Los Angeles area who are trying to pursue a better education and work environment.
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The LAUSD is a large administrative body that oversees a multitude of schools so rating it unequivocally should be done by someone with a long attendance or one who has been to many schools in the district. I have done both, I also attended schools outside the district, helping me contrast my opinion towards the LAUSD. I attended Sherman Oaks Elementary, George Ellery Hale Middle School, William Howard Taft High, and El Camino Real High (now "Charter High School"). I am very pleased with the academic integrity of these schools, especially El Camino Real, my alma mater! I was taught by diligent and caring teachers, and I was advised by well-informed counselors.
Even as a U.S. citizen, a student's unique appearance or skin complexion may work against them at school. Contrary to where some schools can be a place where predicaments like bullying or isolation occur, LAUSD embraces and fosters a diverse student body.
My experience in LAUSD, specifically Jefferson High School, was not the best. The teachers were awful to say the least. It was an unpleasant experience for me as I was constantly bullied and some of my teachers would join in too. Very few of them were amazing and valued education and ethics. But overall, I wish the people who hired these "teachers" would have done a better job. It's sad but some of the teachers wouldn't even teach us anything! It seemed like some teachers should have focused on a different career. I wish I could tell all those awful people that they should only teach if that't their true passion because the students end up hating school because of them.