Overall Niche Grade
- College ReadinessA+
- Clubs & ActivitiesA
- Health & SafetyA-
- Resources & FacilitiesB+
International Academy Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.76 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.76 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.76 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
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Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.71 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.71 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.71 responses
- Very Good168
The International Academy, in my opinion, is a good public school. What I love most about the school is its diversity. You can find people of nearly every ethnicity and social group, and the interactions I've had with these open-minded people have really enhanced my global knowledge and introduced me to new perspectives. The IB curriculum is very challenging (and sometimes redundant), but I have heard from colleagues that it's worth it. Teachers here are hit-or-miss, but if you land a great teacher, you will really learn more. The building is what docks it down one star. IA is in an old elementary school, and there are (actual) holes in the wall, leaky floors, and missing ceiling tiles. Most of the rooms are also piping hot, super humid, or really cold. There are about 500 students within the school, but the hallways are crowded (worse than LA traffic) and grades must share a space that is used simultaneously as a cafeteria, auditorium, and gym. Btw, IA does not have sports.
- 1 month ago
I love my school and everyone in it. I'm currently a junior, and at West you will meet some of the greatest friends for the rest of your life, I know I have. No one is competitive, which is one of the best aspects of the place. You have homework and a lot of it, but it's meaningful. You never get too much to do in math, and in classes like lit or history everything is mainly reading. Most classes are very discussion based, including math and sciences. You will need to work for you grades. If you are currently in middle school and have a 4.0, know that you won't have one in high school. Out of my class of ~90 kids, maybe 3-4 have 4.0s. I was one of these kids in middle school, but I will straight up say I have about a 3.82. If grades are what you're after, go take blow off classes at your home school and get a 4.0. Yet, if an enriching learning environment is something you want, if ignorance is something you want to combat, this is the place for you. I'm not sure about the other campuses, but at West almost EVERYONE plays a sport since we're in another high school. You get a social life, and everyone is at least in one of our amazing clubs. So the only person I wouldn't recommend this school to is someone struggling academically, and who does not do their homework. Everyone procrastinates, but it's whether you actually complete the homework (eventually) with effort that truly counts. Good luck with your application and test!
- High School Junior
- Oct 6 2015
The teachers are extremely helpful. They stay after school, they have after-school review sessions for upcoming tests. They honestly do an amazing job!
- High School Senior
- 3 months ago