About This School
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.
Crescendo Charter School made AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of California in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Crescendo Charter 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.
Crescendo Charter School had an API growth score of 775 in 2009. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Crescendo Charter School's 2009 base score was 783 and the school did not meet its 2009 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Crescendo Charter School had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Crescendo Charter School's students and teachers. more
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Elementary Schools Nearby
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Garr Academy of Mathematics & Entrepreneurial Stud 0.2 miles|
|Western Avenue Elementary School 0.3 miles|
|Fredrick Douglass Academy Elementary School 0.3 miles||n/a|
|Testimonial Christian School 0.6 miles||n/a|
Many people are quick to point out negativity instead of figuring how best they can work with their school staff to improve the quality of their child's school. Most of time its those who do not attend meetings and are not involved with the school who will find problems . All schools have problems, and a child who is sitting outside should be reason to say that this school does not care about their children. If you want to know what's happening in your school, volunteer and get involved. Parents working together along with staff will be beneficial for both parents and children and the outlook of the school. I love this school and would encourage any parent to enroll their child at this school.
Enrollment (2011)Total: 219
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Crescendo Charter School had 73% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. California had 53% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Los Angeles Unified District Spending
In 2010, Crescendo Charter School had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Los Angeles Unified School District
About the CST
What is it?
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.