About This School
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Lomita Math/Science/Technology Magnet School'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.
Lomita Math/Science/Technology Magnet School had an API growth score of 895 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Lomita Math/Science/Technology Magnet School's 2012 base score was 885 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Lomita Math/Science/Technology Magnet School had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Lomita Math/Science/Technology Magnet School Reviews
I found my school special because the teachers are helpful and kind. The children are safe with the care of yard duty. The students are honest, nice and play fair with everyone in the school. Our principal is fine and nice too. I love my school.
I think the above (6/20/09) writer [is wrong about the] culture and rules implemented at Lomita M&S. This parent should... partake in donating time at her child's school. When and IF she does, she will discover that what she has referenced is... not factual data.
My child just finished kindergarten in this school. He did have wonderful teachers. The curriculum is great. There are some things I'm concerned about the school. First, it’s how the teacher chooses the outstanding student of the month. Kids who are chosen first to be an outstanding student is definitely one whose parent is always there as a volunteer in the class.
Yes, I understand the effort that the parent is contributing for the class and the school, but where do you draw the line on recognizing the ability of the child as being outstanding from the rest of his classmates. Why don’t we just name it outstanding student with asterisk parent as a volunteer? I admire those parents who are always there willing to give a helping hand to the teachers and to the kids. I salute them for the effort. But do you think they are not expecting anything in return. Why do you think parents are volunteering? To help the teachers or to watch their kids closely so the teachers will give them rewards and awards and probably good grades than the rest.
Parent volunteers should be assigned to other classes where kids are not there attending the particular class. This will prevent biases. Of course, teachers will favor the kids of the parent volunteers. Why do you think parents are volunteering? There will probably be just a few parent volunteers who don’t not have an agenda behind but to help. What about parents who do not have time to volunteer, will that have a negative impact on the child? Parents that are not volunteering are mostly the parents who give financial donations to the school more.
Second, all the kids whose parent/s are volunteering get most of the benefits and perks for their kids (they can go to the fieldtrip with their kid, they can choose the teacher for their kid, which I believe the office says you cannot choose the teacher for your kid otherwise everyone will do it - wow -- this is bogus).
Clearly, there is politics going on. I’m hope this will not be happening throughout the entire elementary grades.