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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
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  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 604 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
About L.A. County High School for the Arts...
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
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1220
91 responses
Average ACT
29
31 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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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
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 73 responses
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  • HALLOWEEN (we're an art school so it's big here)
    25%
  • LACHSA Music Gala Concert
    16%
  • Graduation
    14%
  • Walk for the Arts
    12%
  • 64 hour film festival
    11%
  • March Madness
    8%
  • 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
604
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
10%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$100,421
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.3%
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 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
$80,892/ year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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L.A. County High School for the Arts Reviews

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I have been able to excel in the Cinematic Arts department at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), which is ranked the number one public arts high school in the country. Unlike most high schools, LACHSA is highly selective with portfolio and audition based admissions. The Cinematic Arts department only admits 17 students a year and is considered the most taxing and time consuming of the departments at LACHSA. All of our weekends are spent on set.
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During my four years of experience at LACHSA, I've noticed that administration and the academic teacher care the least about the students. However, it is clear that the art teachers actually value the students as their individual selves, instead of just "students" or "kids".
LACHSA is a wonderful art school open to everyone no matter the race, religion, sexuality, beliefs, and etc. LACHSA is a school where you can make friendships worth lifetimes and education at its best. All academics are somewhat as hard as the arts. English and science classes are on higher levels compared to other public schools. Each art department is demanding in skill and time management. The repertoire in the LACHSA orchestra is also very challenging.