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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies is a highly rated, public, magnet, alternative school located in Reseda, CA. It has 2,091 students in grades 4-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 29 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1190
283 responses
Average ACT
28
80 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
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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
$54,501
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,302
National
$949
Median Home Value
$549,800
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.36 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 110 responses
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  • Dance production show
    20%
  • Spirit weeks, winter formal, and homecoming
    17%
  • Sports and cheerleading
    13%
  • School plays
    12%
  • Band concerts
    12%
  • Football games and talent show
    10%
  • Drama play
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,091
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
29:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,947
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,176/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies was an amazing 8 year experience! Since it spans 4th through 12 grade I was there throughout part of elementary, and all of both middle and high school. It was large enough to have a fairly extensive sports program including clubs and extracurriculars, but small enough to for students to have the opportunity to get to know almost everyone in their grade level. As a member of CSF, NHS and several clubs, I was always engaged during and after school. Although during middle school I took art and played the flute, I enjoyed the two years I spent performing on the school's dance team the most.
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SOCES has been in my family for years. My older brother went there 4-12 (Now attends Syracuse University), I've been there from 4-12, and my younger brother will be there 4-12. I can not express how much I love this school. Many kids who attend this school will hold the "why can't I go to a REAL high school" mindset, and verbally express their small annoyances with the school, but this school is actually great. Leadership (ASB) works hard to bring school spirit to the thousands of kids who attend, and the 98% College Attendance rate speaks for itself (We're #1 in LAUSD!). Even though the sports are lower divisions or poorly funded, every football game is excited and action-packed, with a few teams (such as tennis and golf) being division one threats! Academics are outstanding with classes and electives to fit every interest, along with multiple AP classes to study in. I'm glad for what SOCES has taught me, and how much it has prepared me for college. Thank you SOCES!
The campus is pretty nice and most of the teachers do care about their students, but some are fairly apathetic. The administration is slightly above average, although occasionally you'll run into somebody who doesn't seem to have the time or patience for your problems. The arts are fairly well funded because it is a performing arts magnet school, although I believe they could use even more funding. I spent nine years there which ended up feeling slightly claustrophobic because of the relatively small grade sizes (about 200 students per grade), but overall it was a good educational experience and I would probably recommend it as a public school. However, the spanish classes were all taught by one teacher who had a universally bad reputation, so if learning Spanish is a priority in any way, I wouldn't recommend this school.