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
    C-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
5151 State University 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
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1210
87 responses
Average ACT
29
28 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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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
Report
  • 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
652
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
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
9:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
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
Boys Athletic Participation
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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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.
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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.
My school offers a great variety of classes. There are AP classes for US History, World History, Biology, and English. There are three academic classes each day and they alternate every other day. There are few academic teachers that are of high caliber. The one thing that I believe the issue is is that a majority of them have no connection to the arts, which is kind of crazy considering it is an arts high school! The workload varies by the class. I have always had a lot of math, science, and english homework. Usually I have a very light load for my Spanish and history classes.