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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  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
    C-
Wallis Annenberg High School is a public, charter school located in Los Angeles, CA. It has 502 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
About Wallis Annenberg High School...
Address
4000 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Telephone
(323) 235-6343
Website
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1010
55 responses
Average ACT
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
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
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
47%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Sports games
    20%
  • Festivals
    19%
  • Dances
    17%
  • Senior Day
    13%
  • Concerts
    11%
  • School Spirit Week
    7%
  • The festivals are pretty interesting to attend to
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
502
Free or Reduced Lunch
97%
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,947
Teachers in First/Second Year
52.2%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 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
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Wallis Annenberg High School Reviews

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It wasn't that terrible but it was close to it. There aren't any teachers there anymore because the school doesn't treat them well. Everyone is so unorganized. The guidance counselor has to do everything and it pains all the students because she doesn't have help and messes up most times. The teachers, there rarely are any! If there is, they are all new and do not really have any idea in teaching. Most "teachers" are just permanent substitutes. All the teachers leave after the first year.
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Before 2016 WAHS would get a lot of positive feedback and students were content with their experience at WAHS. Now, things have drastically changed. Many students considered transferring due to high teacher turnover rates. We were not receiving the greatest education. Hopefully, after the teacher strike, administration can come to terms with teachers. It would be great for students to be able to come back and visit their high school teachers.
As for food, the cafeteria food is cafeteria food. Pizza is served on the daily along with other food. Once a year, the school brings in an In-N-Out burger truck. It really is an average school. I would say that it is better than any other school in the area.
At my school your teachers are very involved in your life. They are very passionate about teaching and it makes learning more exciting and fresh. I have this history teacher who is very passionate about his profession. He teaches us the material through real life you situations that connect to us. This helps make understand the material more easily because it’s not book teaching it’s his own unique personal teaching. He also checks for understanding from us he . This is what I love about my school, the way teachers are passionate about their profession and the way they care about you to make sure you’re doing fine. However, my school needs to improve in many things. For example, they also need to improve in using the money to benefit us the students because right now for my Spanish class we don’t have a real classroom. We just have a makeshift classroom that is in the library and the way we are isn’t comfortable because we are all crammed.