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Animo Film and Theater Arts Charter High School

Preschool | Grades 9-12 | Los Angeles Unified
3801 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(213) 748-8830

About This School

Animo Film and Theater Arts Charter High School is located in Los Angeles, CA and is one of 267 high schools in Los Angeles Unified School District. It is a charter school that serves 162 students in grades 9-12.

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 Animo Film and Theater Arts Charter High 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.

Animo Film and Theater Arts Charter High School had an API growth score of 690 in 2010. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Animo Film and Theater Arts Charter High School's 2010 base score was 705 and the school did not meet its 2010 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Animo Film and Theater Arts Charter High School had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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Students (2010)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2010)

56% 44%

Subsidized Lunch (2010)


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Animo Film and Theater Arts Charter High School Reviews

By a Parent on

Teachers and administration work very hard to help students. There is a real sense of community at this school. I am super happy with the commitment to my child, it is one of the best schools in this area of Los Angeles. Students are pushed really hard, they are expected to produce real projects, it is really hard to get A's, they must be earned!

By , a Parent on

Worst school in Los Angeles.   The ugly side of charter schools that no one wants you to know.  Gang violence which the administration tries to hide.  Administration encourages students to abuse teachers.  Most students graduate completely illiterate.  A waste.

By , a Parent on

This school was an excellent choice for my daughter's education. She had an interest in making films and she was able to develop a very good understanding of her career options.  More importantly,  project based learning allowed her to thrive.  She became very interested in her work and excelled.  We know her skills improved because she did also well in course she took at the community colleges and classes she attended outside of this school.  I recommend the school to students and parents who are interested in finding a style of learning that transalates well to college work.  The s hool is very small, may not have everything you need, but with the caring staff and conscienous teachers you will have success.  We did and we are happy we choose FTA.    

By , a Former Student on

This is school is absolutely amazing!! I love it with all of my heart. The student body is like one HUGE family. They all really care. There are no problems there. The staff and education is Amazing. This is a school that I personally recommend for anyone looking for a performing arts school!

By a Parent on

My child has greatly improved his reading/writing skills! Animo Film and Theater Arts is a project-based high school where internships take place.

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