Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts is located in Los Angeles, CA and is one of 673 elementary schools in Los Angeles Unified School District. It is a charter school that serves 483 students in grades K-5.
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 Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts'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.
Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts had an API growth score of 846 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement.
Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts's 2012 base score was 849, however the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
After visiting several schools, it was an obvious choice to enroll here. The campus, students, parents and teachers, not to mention the after school program, are as close to a private school as you can get. I wish I had gone here when I was growing up! And the organic lunch program is a nice bonus. Check it out for yourself.
Nice curriculum--not completely in place and still evolving--the teachers are still 'learning' how to implement it. Some can do it better than the rest. The teachers don't have much experience. Great parent involvement. Projects are set up to 'Ooooh and Aaahh' the parents, whereby many of the same things are done in public schools to less fanfare. If you have a child that is no trouble and a 'happy learner', then this is the school for you! Choose wisely before you enroll your child. The curriculum is accessible by all children, except when said child is not learning. Administration does not seem to have an understanding or be able to cope with kids that have issues like ADHD, etc. There is no support system as is routine in public schools. Parents are often blamed that they are not doing all they should be until the 'difficult' children are weeded out.
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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.
TestRating 6 out of 10
The Education.com TestRating is a number (1-10) calculated by Education.com that provides an overview of a school’s test performance for a given year, by comparing the school’s state standardized test results to those of other schools in the same state. For California, the TestRating is calculated using a school's 2012 CST Results for all subjects tested.more...