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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
New Designs Charter School-Watts is a public, charter school located in Los Angeles, CA. It has 400 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 40 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
65%
Average SAT
920
22 responses
Average ACT
16
6 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$58,154
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,242
National
$949
Median Home Value
$339,000
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.
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
400
Free or Reduced Lunch
93%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
40:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,556
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.8%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,506/ year
National
$12,239
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New Designs Charter School-Watts has all of the potentials in the world to be an excellent school, but it has many shortcomings. Firstly, the teachers are fresh from college campuses with the inability to control their classes or the experience to adapt their teaching methods. They essentially go in blind and have to figure it out for themselves. This may not be their entire fault though, the school itself is not equipped with the necessary materials or supplies for the students to excel.
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I like that New design was a very small school and it offered college classes that you can benefit from in the future. I also liked, that new design teaches you one on one if you need any help or extra resources. They also let you take some of your classes online which is very helpful .
While at New Designs Charter School-Watts, when I began it was lack of motivation. As a student I felt that I needed to be more independent then depend on others for help. But through the years they have increased there mobility with parents and the staff puts forth more effort in bettering the students education.