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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Felicitas & Gonzalo Mendez High School is an above average, public school located in Los Angeles, CA. It has 913 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
About Felicitas & Gonzalo Mendez High School...
Address
1200 Plaza Del Sol
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Telephone
(323) 981-6100

Felicitas & Gonzalo Mendez High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1010
43 responses
Average ACT
21
7 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$51,538
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,241
National
$949
Median Home Value
$496,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
100%
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 37 responses
Report
  • In N Out truck
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • The Mendez Neo Clasic
    19%
  • Stars Day
    16%
  • Benchmark Competition
    5%
  • Halloween
    5%
  • Mendez v ODLH Basketball
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
913
Free or Reduced Lunch
89%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,041
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,054/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Felicitas & Gonzalo Mendez High School Reviews

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Mendez became a school I grew to love. Many incoming freshman are disappointed because it is not that typical "high school experience" but the more you continue your stay at Mendez, you will grow a love for it. The staff here are extremely supportive and want all of their students to achieve success, one of the biggest benefits for being such a small community-like school. There is so many academic opportunities given for those high achieving students who are bright and shine through, many of those opportunities are involved with the financial factor in college such as Quest Bridge and Posse. The counselors care for your academic ability, they make sure you are doing fine academically and are always keeping in touch with you.

Although there is a undeniable for the great amount of teachers that work here, there are some who do not put any effort into their students. However, Mendez at times, makes it simple for you to switch out of a class and choose a teacher of your choice.
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I attend Mendez high school. I am a senior and ready to graduate. Teachers have been great to me and the rest of the students. These four years i've met great teachers that are involve in our academic life more than anyone. Since the classes are small teachers know you and are able to talk to you personally. Theres a lot of clubs and fun activities that will get students to get involve and sometimes change society. For example " StudentsDeserve" a club were students get together and forma voice for those who don't have one. These students are sons and daughters of immigrants who have come to work hard and give a better life to their kids. They also talk about discrimination of races and other stuff. The Spanish Club, does a lot fo fun activities that will teach other people about hispanic culture. Since its a small school everyone knows each other. Mendez High School a well known for its academics. It has won high school of the year many times in a row.
My experience at Mendez high school was awesome, it wasn’t perfect but what is perfection? The teachers there are great they want you to succeed and push you to do better. The staff and students are very friendly and though it may be a small school, it’s acedmic performance and graduation rate make up for it. The sports are great/competitive, but there aren’t many. They’re is a decent amount of clubs and there usually some event on campus. Overall great school and best 4 years of my life so far.