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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
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  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 1,655 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1280
333 responses
Average ACT
28
140 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
Median Household Income
$58,385
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,376
National
$949
Median Home Value
$599,700
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 126 responses
Report
  • International Fair
    17%
  • Halloween fair
    17%
  • Carnivals
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Dances, festivals and basketball games
    12%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • 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
1,655
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,947
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.66 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.66 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.66 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
$14,176/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
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LACES is one of the best schools in terms of college preparation and guidance through the college application process. As a senior, I visit our College Center almost daily, sometimes just to say hi to our College Counselors who know us all by name, ask about our families, and take time out of their busy schedules to provide support to us. There are so so so many clubs open to students to join, to branch out and explore! In addition, the combination of the middle with high school students on one campus allows the transition between middle to high school become more smooth, as well as allows middle schoolers to seek solace and guidance from upperclassmen who have been in their shoes once before.
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LACES is good for academics (the science/math curriculum is especially popular and rigorous). It's not good for anyone trying to pursue a non-academic career (for example, a trade or a sports/artistic career). AP Computer Science is offered, but the class is pretty weak at the moment. LACES also offers AP classes that help prep students for college-level research and writing.

LACES's curriculum is generally well-rounded, and there are a LOT of AP classes. (The music/2D/3D art department is decent and well-developed, but the school and students' hyper-fixation on academics doesn't allow these classes to shine).

Students are generally nice and well-behaved, but they fixate on grades to the point of obsession. Students are highly recommended to have a rigorous courseload (3-4 AP classes is considered average). There's a lot of stress. People cheat. (Some get caught, some don't.)

Most students have known each other since 6th grade, but transfer students fit in pretty quickly.
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!