In 2010, the Los Angeles Unified School District spent $11,386 per student. In 2010 the district spent 58% on instruction, 38% on support services, and 4% on other services.
We sent our oldest (Senior '07) and second child (Freshman) there for a year. Many years before that I had walked the petition around our neighborhood endorsing it to change to a charter, thinking that it would enhance parent input, boy was I wrong!There are 1800+ students waiting to get in, so if you are unhappy, oh well! During a parent staff meeting we are given 2 minutes to voice our concerns, they have unlimited time. So they don't deal with frustrated parents they" Post OUR(board) decision" at a later date. Too many kids, not enough teachers. They are consumed by test scores, sacrificing understanding for rushing through material to get the info. in for the test.They have their mandatory summer school for all kids in their 9th grade year, meaning that your child does not get a rest between 8th and 9th! If your child does not go, no diploma!Legally, I don't think they would win. I would not recommend sending your child there, try down the street.
The district withdrew the magnet program from Granada. It wasn't Granada's choice. Learn your facts.
I like the curriculum, but I'm not sure that I like that there are so many students, and not enough teaching staff. And if I'm correct Granada Hills no longer offers the Magnet program, because it is now a Charter School.
The California Standards Test (CST) is an annual exam used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards. The CST is one of the five components of the STAR Program.Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 2 through 11 in English language arts and math, in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science, and in grades 8, 10 and 11 in history/social science. In grades 9 through 11, students may also be assessed in math and science, depending on course enrollment.How is it Scored?
Students receive one of five ratings: far below basic, below basic, basic, proficient or advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) is used to measure student mastery of specific skills as determined by the state. Students must pass both sections of the exam in order to graduate from high school.Which Grades and Subjects?
Each student is assessed in grade 10 in English language arts and math. Students can retake the exam up to five times after grade 10.How is it Scored?
The CAHSEE is an untimed pass/fail test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Kirk Douglas Continuation 0.3 miles||n/a|
|Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School 0.3 miles||n/a|
|Granada Hills Baptist Elementary 0.6 miles||n/a|
|Patrick Henry Middle School 0.7 miles|
|San Fernando Valley Academy 0.8 miles||n/a|