About This School
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Ernest Lawrence Middle School had an API growth score of 810 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Ernest Lawrence Middle School's 2012 base score was 806 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Ernest Lawrence Middle School had 24 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Ernest Lawrence Middle School Reviews
I currently attend Lawrence Middle School and in my opinion, Lawrence is a very active school. It is a very active in clubs, activities, and things that makes us, students, feel welcome and part of a big family. Our teachers are all very well educated and open-minded. Not only that, most of the teachers have ways or tricks that help students learn the materials easier. I guess that we, students, and the faculty and staff are the one making the school a better place and a place where everyone can and will learn something at the end of the day.
I have been teaching since the 1964/1965 school year. I have been at several schools during my career to teach in several programs and to supervise several programs. I have seen some very good schools and some that were not very good. Lawrence is by far the best one that I have seen in both the Simi Valley Unified School District, the Los Angeles Unified School District and several other school districts around Southern California. Its gifted magnet is outstanding having an API score in the high 980's. Its club program is well organized, well attended and well done. The students in it are enthusiastic about participating in the many clubs that meet at the school. All in all it has been my pleasure to work here in one of the finest schools in Southern California. I sincerely wish that there were more schools like Lawrence. Then we would not have the problems in education that we now have in the LAUSD.