Los Angeles Unified School District

99 reviews
  1. Los Angeles, CA
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
333 S. Beaudry Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Telephone
(213) 241-1000
Website

Los Angeles Unified School District Rankings

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  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
1040
9,722 responses
Average ACT
23
3,267 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
653,826
Free or Reduced Lunch
75.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,482
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available

Finances

Total Expenses
$8,366,970,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,765/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%

Reviews

99 reviews
  • Excellent
    17
  • Very Good
    51
  • Average
    21
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    1
I have been in this district since I started school. I have enjoyed being a part of the LAUSD District because I enjoy the diversity in both students, teachers,and other staff members. I have never seen any discrimination to anyone due to their race, ethnicity, religion, or any other reason. I also enjoy the support that the district and schools provide us. The encouragement they give us since we start our route of education. The staff always encourage us to follow our dreams and go to college and succeed. They provide us with methods of achieving our career goals and start to prepare us. The only thing I can possibly have a complaint is the safety because there are always lock downs, shootings, and other things. I have understood that the district is not to blame but the school for its lack of security that can be improved in many areas. Overall, this distrcit is outstanding!
  • Sophomore
  • 29 days ago
LAUSD excels in the diverse and accepting community it fosters; students of all races and socioeconomic classes are brought together and supported in this district's environment. LAUSD promotes the development of a strong character, and facilitates character building by integrating lessons in social competencies in the coursework. Some faculty had tremendous influences on my career path, inspiring me and many others to pursue science and engineering. I did not feel appreciated nor supported by the administration. I felt as though they focused too greatly on minor infractions while ignoring larger issues that the student body faced, like bullying or drug abuse. There was an overarching sense on the part of the student body as well as the faculty that state test scores and not community or academic achievements were valued above all. I believe the district should focus far more resources on offering apprenticeships and career planning as opposed to test taking.
  • Alum
  • 2 months ago
LAUSD limits the experience a student can have by downsizing the amount of enjoyment a school can have. They rarely say yes to activities, which will make a high school experience better, and if they do say yes, there are mountains of paperwork and logistics to work through, making it nearly impossible. The district does not fully take into consideration the quality of our education, including the quality of teaching. The student teacher ratio is extremely unproportionate. We have to race to our AP Economics class to assure ourselves a seat. Funds are allocated in incorrect places that do not fully benefit the student bodies. Opportunities to ensure more funds are ignored. The superintendent, Michelle King, hosted an event with student representatives. She had this incredible opportunity to make positive impacts but rather than listening and considering the student opinions, she created a publicity stunt for herself. Instead of utilizing the students, she utilized the photo op.
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago