John R. Wooden High

Summary:

John R. Wooden High is a small public high school in Reseda, California, serving just 89 students in grades 9-12. Unfortunately, this school has struggled with consistently low academic performance, high dropout rates, and extremely high chronic absenteeism, making it one of the lowest-performing high schools in the state.

John R. Wooden High has a highly diverse student population, with over 85% Hispanic students and very low representation of other racial groups. Academically, the school ranks in the bottom 10-15% of California high schools, with only 6-18% of students proficient in English Language Arts and 0% proficient in Mathematics. The graduation rate is also very low, ranging from just 12.5% to 40.7% in recent years, and the dropout rate is high, reaching as much as 22.4%. Additionally, the school faces an extremely high chronic absenteeism rate, up to 88.9%, which is significantly worse than the district and state averages.

When compared to nearby high schools like Reseda Charter High, Grover Cleveland Charter High, and Northridge Academy High, John R. Wooden High stands out as the lowest-performing, suggesting that the school is struggling to effectively serve its predominantly low-income, Hispanic student population. Despite being in operation for many years, the school has not shown any meaningful improvement, indicating the need for substantial interventions and support to address the systemic challenges it faces.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 18741 Elkwood St.
       Reseda, CA  91335-1802


(818) 345-0203

District: Los Angeles Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2213th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,134 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  12.4 Help
Number of students:  89

Racial breakdown:

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100.0%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.9% Help


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Compare Details John R. Wooden High ranks worse than 94.3% of high schools in California. It also ranks 145th among 159 ranked high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 7.81. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of John R. Wooden High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details 89.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John R. Wooden High is 12.4, which is the 32nd best among 159 high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John R. Wooden High is $17,134, which is the 36th highest among 159 high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

John R. Wooden High:

SchoolDigger ranks John R. Wooden High 2213th of 2346 California public high schools. (See John R. Wooden High in the ranking list.)

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Los Angeles Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Los Angeles Unified 909th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for John R. Wooden High

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Rank History for all students at John R. Wooden High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 33.80 831st 1653 49.7%
2005 29.15 1069th 1901 43.8%
2006 32.99 1022nd 1968 48.1%
2007 36.15 978th 2063 52.6%
2008 26.80 1258th 2117 40.6%
2009 23.16 1703rd 2238 23.9%
2010 28.47 1318th 2281 42.2%
2011 18.56 1690th 2367 28.6%
2012 18.18 1690th 2354 28.2%
2013 19.75 1660th 2426 31.6%
2016 12.06 1735th 2039 14.9%
2017 15.01 1594th 2021 21.1%
2018 11.19 1749th 2017 13.3%
2019 12.25 1911th 2133 10.4%
2021 6.08 1290th 1290 0.0%
2023 7.81 2202nd 2335 5.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at John R. Wooden High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.94 1597th 1862 14.2%
2019 10.50 1834th 1937 5.3%
2021 6.19 1125th 1126 0.1%
2023 7.07 2154th 2237 3.7%
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Rank History for Female students at John R. Wooden High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.84 1655th 1760 6.0%
2019 8.59 1758th 1833 4.1%
2023 7.90 2012th 2106 4.5%
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Rank History for Male students at John R. Wooden High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.21 1552nd 1834 15.4%
2019 14.07 1591st 1880 15.4%
2021 6.07 1120th 1122 0.2%
2023 6.59 2141st 2195 2.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at John R. Wooden High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.36 1494th 1742 14.2%
2019 9.22 1763rd 1814 2.8%
2023 7.31 2026th 2132 5.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for John R. Wooden High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 54 2 5 21 2 n/a n/a 0 84
1989 64 0 7 17 0 n/a n/a 0 88
1990 57 6 10 10 1 n/a n/a 0 84
1991 56 1 6 11 1 n/a n/a 0 75
1992 66 4 7 23 0 n/a n/a 0 100
1993 72 11 2 32 0 n/a n/a 0 117
1994 69 5 4 35 0 n/a n/a 0 113
1995 51 1 0 28 1 n/a n/a 0 81
1996 51 1 0 28 1 n/a n/a 0 81
1997 53 2 3 20 0 n/a n/a 0 78
1998 50 5 5 32 0 n/a n/a 0 92
1999 45 9 2 24 0 n/a n/a 0 80
2000 33 5 4 36 0 n/a n/a 0 78
2001 40 10 4 37 1 n/a n/a 0 92
2002 23 6 1 23 0 n/a n/a 0 53
2003 23 6 1 23 0 n/a n/a 0 53
2004 34 6 7 31 0 n/a n/a 0 78
2005 25 5 3 36 0 n/a n/a 0 69
2006 25 1 2 50 0 n/a n/a 0 78
2007 34 5 1 61 0 n/a n/a 0 101
2008 26 3 n/a 41 n/a n/a n/a 0 70
2009 14 5 1 27 0 0 0 0 47
2010 30 7 4 54 1 0 0 0 96
2011 23 1 5 70 1 1 1 0 102
2012 21 5 2 105 0 1 0 0 134
2013 14 8 1 116 0 0 0 0 139
2014 11 9 1 137 0 0 0 0 158
2015 5 7 0 110 0 0 0 0 122
2016 7 4 1 84 0 1 0 0 97
2017 3 3 0 100 0 1 0 0 107
2018 5 2 0 91 0 1 0 0 99
2019 3 2 3 89 0 2 0 0 99
2020 5 2 5 76 1 0 0 0 89
2021 6 2 4 79 1 0 0 0 92
2022 8 3 1 86 0 0 0 0 98
2023 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 89 89

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at John R. Wooden High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 84 4.0 21.0 n/a
1989 88 4.0 22.0 n/a
1990 84 5.0 16.8 n/a
1991 75 3.0 25.0 n/a
1992 100 3.0 33.3 n/a
1993 117 5.5 21.3 0
1994 113 6.0 18.8 0
1995 81 6.0 13.5 0
1996 81 6.0 13.5 0
1997 78 5.0 15.6 0
1998 92 5.0 18.4 0
1999 80 5.0 16.0 10
2000 78 5.0 15.6 0
2001 92 6.0 15.3 0
2002 53 5.0 10.6 9.4
2003 53 5.0 10.6 9.4
2004 78 5.0 15.6 51.3
2005 69 5.0 13.8 66.7
2006 78 5.6 13.9 73.1
2007 101 5.0 20.2 48.5
2008 70 5.6 12.5 61.4
2009 47 4.4 8.7 74.5
2010 96 5.0 19.2 52.1
2011 102 n/a n/a 64.7
2012 134 2.0 67.0 n/a
2013 139 1.0 139.0 71.9
2014 158 6.5 24.3 78.5
2015 122 6.0 20.3 64.8
2016 97 5.0 19.4 94.8
2017 107 6.0 17.8 95.3
2018 99 5.0 19.8 97
2019 99 6.0 16.5 93.9
2020 89 n/a n/a 95.5
2021 92 6.0 15.3 95.7
2022 98 6.5 15.0 94.9
2023 89 7.1 12.4 89.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio John R. Wooden High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 84 4.0 21.0 n/a
1989 88 4.0 22.0 n/a
1990 84 5.0 16.8 n/a
1991 75 3.0 25.0 n/a
1992 100 3.0 33.3 n/a
1993 117 5.5 21.3 0
1994 113 6.0 18.8 0
1995 81 6.0 13.5 0
1996 81 6.0 13.5 0
1997 78 5.0 15.6 0
1998 92 5.0 18.4 0
1999 80 5.0 16.0 10
2000 78 5.0 15.6 0
2001 92 6.0 15.3 0
2002 53 5.0 10.6 9.4
2003 53 5.0 10.6 9.4
2004 78 5.0 15.6 51.3
2005 69 5.0 13.8 66.7
2006 78 5.6 13.9 73.1
2007 101 5.0 20.2 48.5
2008 70 5.6 12.5 61.4
2009 47 4.4 8.7 74.5
2010 96 5.0 19.2 52.1
2011 102 n/a n/a 64.7
2012 134 2.0 67.0 n/a
2013 139 1.0 139.0 71.9
2014 158 6.5 24.3 78.5
2015 122 6.0 20.3 64.8
2016 97 5.0 19.4 94.8
2017 107 6.0 17.8 95.3
2018 99 5.0 19.8 97
2019 99 6.0 16.5 93.9
2020 89 n/a n/a 95.5
2021 92 6.0 15.3 95.7
2022 98 6.5 15.0 94.9
2023 89 7.1 12.4 89.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for John R. Wooden High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $17,134

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on John R. Wooden High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1911th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 2202nd of 2335 High schools
 4.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (John R. Wooden High)156.5
 8.6%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Angeles Unified)51.748.9
 2.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (John R. Wooden High)00
   11th Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)25.320
 5.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (John R. Wooden High)30
 3%
   11th Grade Science (Los Angeles Unified)22.121.6
 0.4%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students9989
 10.1%
African American20
 100%
American Indian00
Asian30
 100%
Hispanic890
 100%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White30
 100%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients93.9%89.9%
 4.1%


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John R. Wooden High ranks in the bottom 5.7% of California high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 89 students attended John R. Wooden High.


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