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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
High Tech Los Angeles is a top rated, public, charter school located in Lake Balboa, CA. It has 398 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 32 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
17111 Victory Blvd.
Lake Balboa, CA 91406
Telephone
(818) 609-2640
Website

High Tech Los Angeles Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
91 responses
Average ACT
26
29 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$54,501
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,302
National
$949
Median Home Value
$549,800
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Pop Day
    34%
  • Fall Festival
    13%
  • Intramurals
    13%
  • Robotics Competitions
    9%
  • all the above. i love this school.
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Scene Nights
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
398
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
32:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,041
Teachers in First/Second Year
15%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,054/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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I love it because it provides me with a great education, and I know I am prepared for college! It may be small, but I feel like that is what makes the school stand out. I have closer interactions with my teachers, and they can get to know me well, which is a great resource for recommendation letters. I have learned a lot in the past few years at High Tech, and I could have not been thankful for this wonderful education. I recommend this school to any high schooler who is willing to do their best to get to college. This really is the number one best college readiness school in Los Angeles! It is a safe environment with plenty of resources to easily contact teachers. You get to meet new people from wonderful, interesting backgrounds that you may not have thought about coming across.
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This school has a very good use of technology and is extremely focused on making the students prepare for college. It also prepares students for future life and events that they may struggle through. The school is also very small for a high school and offers all classes of all grades to have a chance to know each other. A student will definitely be able to identify all of the classmates in their grade because the amount of students is not high. This can beneficial to students because they have an easier time getting to know fellow classmates, but it is also beneficial towards the teachers. The teachers do not have to go through the struggle of having more than 30 students in their classrooms. This allow the teachers to give a lesson that the majority of the students can pay attention to and they will not have to go through a vast amount of assignments to grade. Overall this school is a great fit someone who is ready to face challenges that will prepare them for the future.
I have had a very tough-love relationship with htla. At the beginning of my high school career here, I loathed going to school. Everything about their curriculum seemed needlessly difficult or structured inconveniently. Eventually, I saw the benefits of this grinding academic culture, and it’s molded me into a better student. The process has given me a gritty tolerance for stress , and a willingness to work harder.
The history department is what really shines at htla. The teachers are for the most part very well qualified, and love teaching. This passion leaks into lectures and projects that are tailored to best teach us the subject in an engaging manner.
Overall there are some regrets I have about coming to htla. Although I appreciate and feel great warmth towards the friendships I’ve formed at htla, I still wonder what could’ve been if I went to a bigger school. The culture and the students in htla are kinda suffocating, due to the smallness of the place.