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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
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies is a top rated, public, magnet, alternative school located in Los Angeles, CA. It has 1,648 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
5931 W. 18th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Telephone
(323) 938-1620
Website

Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1270
251 responses
Average ACT
28
130 responses
AP Enrollment
71%
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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
Area Feel
Urban
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
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 106 responses
Report
  • International Fair
    20%
  • Halloween fair
    18%
  • Carnivals
    15%
  • Dances, festivals and basketball games
    12%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Basketball games
    10%
  • Soccer games
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,648
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,041
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.63 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,054/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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LACES is a school where they do not serve needs of the average student . The school is 6-12 grades and it caters to the AP high school students. My mom thought this school was going to be so wonderful. It is for some. I am more laid back and while I get my work done, I also make sure I enjoy life-not trying to stress by takkmg 4 AP classes in one school year. My mother was my advocate and finally the school gave me the respect I deserved-and me and my friends take great pride in our school and we have built amamzing relationships! I look forward to LACES treating all students and families equal!
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If you’re looking for a school that will challenge you academically, but still includes sports and art, then this is the school for you! LACES is a very good school that is sure to fit any one with a determination to learn. My only critisim is that, even though LACES is a college preparatory school, more can be done to inform the students on the college application process.
This school is known for rigourous courses and college preparedness. I agree with the first, but not the for the second. This school totally doesn't help with college preparedness, because nearly 3/4 or even more students resort to cheating. The rigourous courses provided by this school creates a competative enviornment in which the students can only help each other by sharing screen records and pictures of exams to other classmates. Students like me, who are dumb, are frustrated and end up giving up on doing school work. Also, many teachers at this school are horrible teachers.(not going to call out or explain why). Another random side note is that this school has 0 school spirit, literally students are bribed to have school spirit.(probably because there is no football like other traditional high schools)So, overall, this is not a good school for students who can not handle the course work and for students who love school spirit.