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  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
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
New West Charter School is a top rated, public, charter school located in Los Angeles, CA. It has 887 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.

New West Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
61 responses
Average ACT
30
41 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Student of month
    23%
  • Year end field trip
    23%
  • Club fairs
    18%
  • Athletic games
    14%
  • Spirit days
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
887
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.9%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 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
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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As a NWC student I got As and Bs at New West, but the teaching is uninspired except for a few standout teachers. There is no initiative to put our learning to praxis. The uniforms are validated by teachers who tell us that if we don't buy 40$ polos, kids will be classist and bully each other. The kids bully each other anyway, micro aggressions are heard every day targeting latinx students, muslim students, transgender students, female students and more. Instead of teaching children how to respect and communicate with their peers the administration uses their authority to make children resort to subvert forms of bulling. Teachers don't listen to and respect students creates an environment of students unable to listen to and respect each other or teachers. The arts education is majorly lacking. Kids are not supported in their goals. The mental health support is a joke. Seniors cannot leave campus, and the campus is a parking lot. Shoutout to good teachers, Lewis, Nevins Mr.Latin
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New West Charter is a very strong school academically. The majority of New West teachers have a great reputation throughout the school for being committed to their students and dedicated to putting together excellent lesson plans. In turn, the students work hard in classes and each year New West seniors are admitted into phenomenal colleges. However, New West Charter has plenty of room for improvement. Students and teachers alike feel as though the administration is unorganized, and it is clear that the administration prioritizes academics over student life and the needs of the students. With a growing student population every year, New West Charter still lacks adequate mental health resources, college counseling facilities, a strong physical education department, a diverse selection of electives and extracurricular clubs, and a student government to oversee student affairs.
Great school! I only wish there was a more diverse faculty. Also I wish the faculty better prepared on how to navigate college, exposed us to more scholarships/ fellowships, and advised us more.