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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
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
L.A. County High School for the Arts is a highly rated, public, alternative school located in Los Angeles, CA. It has 565 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
5151 State Univ Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Telephone
(323) 343-2550
Website

L.A. County High School for the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1220
112 responses
Average ACT
29
33 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
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
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
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
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  • HALLOWEEN (we're an art school so it's big here)
    24%
  • LACHSA Music Gala Concert
    16%
  • Graduation
    14%
  • 64 hour film festival
    11%
  • Walk for the Arts
    11%
  • March Madness
    9%
  • Moondance Film Festival
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
565
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
10%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
32%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 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
National
$12,239
66%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Very Great Arts school! Although we are on the college campus we as the students little to none ever interact with the college students, but you do somewhat get the college feel as you have to navigate your way through the big campus to get to your next class. Many believe that our academics are below average, but they are just as challenging as any other high school would. You will need time management on your side as you know having to balance both academic and art homework. If you are considering coming here I hope you make the choice to audition and give it your all! Good Luck!
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LACHSA is probably the premiere arts high school in the United States. People from all over the country come to attend! The only gripe I have with the school is that because artists think and live very differently from most, the drug use in recent years has increased. That's not to say the school is bad because the arts programs are second to none.
Being that I moved to LACHSA, an arts school, my sophomore year, I felt that I could appreciate it more that if I were to have started there my freshman year. I am grateful for all the experiences it has given me to play different types of music, and play with different departments. At LACHSA I have taken the opportunities to play with different people, wether it's with the opera, the gospel choir, or even in class for our peers. I am grateful that my teachers cater to our artistic abilities, and allow us to include our art forms into the assignments. I also love the diversity in the student body, as everyone has a unique character and style. LACHSA provides an environment where students feel free to express themselves.