L.A. County High School for the Arts is an elite, 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.
L.A. County High School for the Arts Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
- 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
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.
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.
I love the fact that I am able to pursue my passion in the arts while just in high school. I feel like I am in a very professional environment every day, especially in my classes that are very student directed. However, because our school has six different departments of art (theater, music, dance, visual arts, cinematic arts, and musical theater), our school tends to become very segregated in that aspect and fail to intermingle the different fields of art together. I would like to gain more opportunities to explore different styles of art and performance and learn about how other artists work more.