Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School 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 942 students in grades K-6.
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 Santa Monica Boulevard Community 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.
Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School had an API growth score of 733 in 2011. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement.
Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School's 2011 base score was 734 and the school did not meet its 2011 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School had 19 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
The school's scores improved but that should not be a surprise. The school was not growing anymore. We knew our children could do better but at what cost. They took our parent center away and are going to make a lot of money. I pray that they use the money on our kids. They don't allow us into the school anymore. Really bad letting us know what is going on at school. At least old Santa Monica Boulevard Community Center School used to invite us to the board meetings. I am not a happy parent.
I personally love this school, friendly teachers and staff. Everyone shows a geniune care for the kids. I specially want to say Ms. Mendez is absolutely wonderful. She's an amazing teacher, my son has excelled in her class! He's in Kinder reading at a first grade level and math too!!
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i hate this school. the teachers were so bad and did not even care about the kids. they made me believe that school was not for me. i hated it. they made my childhood years terrible. tham i went to woodland hills middle school and high school and i loved it. Graduated with honers and now in a 4 year college.
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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 3 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...