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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
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
High Tech Los Angeles is a top rated, public, charter school located in Lake Balboa, CA. It has 390 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 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

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
72 responses
Average ACT
26
29 responses
AP Enrollment
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
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 28 responses
Report
  • Pop Day
    36%
  • Fall Festival
    14%
  • Intramurals
    14%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Robotics Competitions
    7%
  • Scene Nights
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
390
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,041
Teachers in First/Second Year
15%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
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
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 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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High Tech Los Angeles is a truly unique school. Although it may have a small campus, the teacher to student ratio is excellent. This is one particular thing that I appreciate about this high school because it allows students to create precious relationships with their teachers. The academics that are provided can be quite a challenge, but the work that is given is always beneficial to our learning. Additionally, High Tech Los Angeles is a college-prep high school which means that everyone who graduates is eligible to apply to college. We take the steps to college very seriously and every student is aided with their journey.
High Tech is definitely a difficult school to attend, especially if you have friends that go to other schools - you watch them get to leave early their senior year, have a nice prom that they don't have to pay for, and get to participate in many fun activities that High Tech does not offer. However, from an academic standpoint, High Tech is an amazing school to attend because of the individual attention each student gets. Teachers grade things in a way so that everyone can achieve academic success if they try. Teachers are always there to talk to and there is tutoring every day, so there is a ton of support. Also, the individual help we get about the college process is fantastic and we are all much more prepared to apply and enter college. Finally, with all the projects, presentations, and POLS, us High Tech students truly are more equipped for interviews and public speaking. That being said, I would choose a different high school if I could go back.