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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Los Angeles Leadership Academy is a public, charter school located in Los Angeles, CA. It has 505 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 23% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
23%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1000
42 responses
Average ACT
21
14 responses
AP Enrollment
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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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Day at the Park
    24%
  • Cesar Chavez Day
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Dances
    13%
  • Green Vs. Gold
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
505
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,556
Teachers in First/Second Year
51.7%
38%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 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
44%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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I've been in LALA since middle school. I like that teachers care for students who are college determined. Teachers are willing to give real advice about college if needed. The small class sizes are appreciable. Most classes have less than 20 students unless it’s an A-G course. This means that teachers in AP classes can easily help their students.
However, the teachers’ honest support barely outweighs the community's poor economic background. Qualified teachers leave for better opportunities, and clubs have little budget and participation. The leadership club tries its best to fund-raise to bring better awareness to tough subjects like suicide, but the lack of resources are glaring. There is always complaint for better school lunches: healthier food options, no packaged food, but the school can’t provide us that. Even so, the most important thing to be changed is the lack of funding. If there was more money for academics, teachers, and resources, there is potential for greatness.
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This school is an amazing school due to its small campus and it has less than 500 high school students. This gives your student the opportunity to be on a one on one conversation with the teacher if your student needs help. This is a social justice charter school. The staff is respectful and very strict if your student needs help in any given class. The school also gives your student after school tutoring if they need help in math, science, english, history etc. Overall this school is very good for your student in achieving good grades in high school and getting into a good college or university.
I enjoy LALA. I have been apart of LALA since 6th grade. Throughout my 7 years here at LALA, I have managed to succeed academically, physically, and emotionally. The amount of support and benefits LALA provides is impeccable. I believe that LALA is a family based school due to the similarities between one another and size. No student has to worry about their name being unknown, lack of help and support, everyone has someone to go to. Although, the things that can change at LALA are the incoming students that think it's okay to trash our school. They lack maturity and not only does it affect them, but the whole school.