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Media Art Academy at Centinela

Preschool | Grades 7-12 | Centinela Valley Union High
14115 Chaudron Ave.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 263-1022

About This School

Media Art Academy at Centinela is located in Hawthorne, CA and is one of 6 schools in Centinela Valley Union High School District. It is a charter school that serves 136 students in grades 7-12.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Media Art Academy at Centinela's test results to learn more about school performance.

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.

Media Art Academy at Centinela had an API growth score of 495 in 2008. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Media Art Academy at Centinela's 2008 base score was 537 and the school did not meet its 2008 school-wide growth target.

In 2008, Media Art Academy at Centinela had 19 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2008)

Students (2008)


Students Per Teacher (2008)

Female/Male (2008)

47% 53%

Subsidized Lunch (2008)


District Spending (2010)

per student
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Grade 10 English Language Arts Performance

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