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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Los Angeles High School of the Arts (LAHSA) is an above average, public school located in Los Angeles, CA. It has 430 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Los Angeles High School of the Arts (LAHSA) Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1090
93 responses
Average ACT
27
20 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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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
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • When we have plays
    18%
  • Senior graduation
    18%
  • Halloween haunted house
    13%
  • Have sport games
    13%
  • Halloween costume contest
    11%
  • School dances
    9%
  • March Madness
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
430
Free or Reduced Lunch
93%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,556
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.4%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 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
$15,506/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Los Angeles High School of the Arts (LAHSA) Reviews

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This is a very small school with about 17 classrooms. It is one of the pilot schools in the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools and it’s academy focuses on theatre, acting and design. We have had many students do internships and competitions in these two categories. We have done many productions in which the students design and build the set, including designing and making the costumes and lighting as well. We have student assistant directors, student stage managers and have students do the light board operating and sound. We have all student actors in any grade. This school does a wonderful job in teaching students professionalism through theatre and many of the other classes in which we practice presenting very often.
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What I like about LAHSA is that it was like a second home to me. I felt welcomed when I started, had great relationships with the teachers, counselors, and mostly with the students. At LAHSA when I was having trouble with other people or with myself, I always counted people to help me out and turns out that they helped me solve my problems at school. I really love that school, even though this is my last year, I won't be able to finish it like other alumni's did.
I just recently graduated from LAHSA. I still remember walking in as an eighth grader looking for a high school that best fits me. I have grew so much as a student and an individual. This school has the best academic teacher/ faculty who supports you and rules for you! Being an actress allowed me to find my voice. I have gained so much confidence in my work. I was a producer for our school podcast for two years in my AP English class! I was also student body president. This year, I will be attending a liberal arts private school in Pennsylvania called Lycoming College.If you are looking for a supportive system with a great group of faculty and staff and you are open about performing arts then lahsa is fit for you. This school is all about stepping out of your comfort zone either on stage or in a classroom.