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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    C
  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 2,089 students in grades 4-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 31 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
Address
18605 Erwin St.
Reseda, CA 91335
Telephone
(818) 758-5600
Website

Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1190
229 responses
Average ACT
28
68 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
Area Feel
Urban
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 98 responses
Report
  • Dance production show
    19%
  • Spirit weeks, winter formal, and homecoming
    16%
  • School plays
    13%
  • Band concerts
    12%
  • Sports and cheerleading
    11%
  • Football games and talent show
    11%
  • Drama play
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,089
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
31:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,041
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 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
$13,054/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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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!
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Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies was an interesting school as it ranged from students in 4th grade to 12th grade. If you stayed the full 9 years, it felt as if you'd never get out of there. Once you do, you get a bit of a culture shock as you aren't with your friends that you've been with for years anymore. The teachers there are generally very helpful, some a bit more difficult than others. They make learning more fun. The administration is more frustrating honestly. They're quite demanding and unorganized at times, and a few may talk down to students and parents but there are a select number of them that are amazing and willing to step in to be a voice for students (aka Ms. Tabares).
I enjoyed the past nine years at Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies. I was able to create long-lasting connections with teachers, students, and the faculty, which will help me communicate with others as I enter university. It seems like it would be difficult to make new connections since I've stayed in one place for so long, but every student is unique in character, background, and story. Knowing that I've had the honor to meet such amazing individuals will help me strive for excellence in the future. I encountered many hardships during middle school because I was scared of the future and how my social life would crumble. But those aspects of school made me stronger. It's important that a person experiences an identity and/or social crisis at a small school such as SOCES because it gives people insight to who they really are and what they really want to be. SOCES provides future students the wisdom, experience, and self-confidence that they need to succeed beyond any classroom.