Larchmont Charter

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Public, Charter, Alternative K-12


 1265 N. Fairfax Ave.
       West Hollywood, CA  90046-5205


 (323) 656-6418

 School Website

District: Los Angeles Unified


Student/teacher ratio:  22.5
Number of students:  1,468

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
95.0%
Measles:
96.0%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
34.8%
Hispanic:
27.8%
Asian:
23.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45.4%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Larchmont Charter ranked better than 89.4% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.6. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Larchmont Charter is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (34.8%), Hispanic (27.8%), Asian (23.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 45.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Larchmont Charter is 22.5. 22 other schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Larchmont Charter employs 65 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Larchmont Charter:

SchoolDigger ranks Larchmont Charter 600th of 5662 California public elementary schools. (See Larchmont Charter in the ranking list.)

Los Angeles Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Los Angeles Unified 989th of 1512 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Larchmont Charter

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 80.09 966th 5113 81.1%
2009 84.77 761st 5193 85.3%
2010 84.86 738th 5314 86.1%
2011 90.35 416th 5377 92.3%
2012 91.36 347th 5390 93.6%
2013 90.73 422nd 5530 92.4%
2015 94.86 332nd 5611 94.1%
2016 91.96 501st 5614 91.1%
2017 94.03 394th 5692 93.1%
2018 90.60 600th 5662 89.4%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Larchmont Charter

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 88.53 126th 2236 94.4%
2012 84.05 206th 2259 90.9%
2013 82.21 258th 2379 89.2%
2015 90.25 211th 2477 91.5%
2016 83.79 358th 2497 85.7%
2017 85.76 337th 2508 86.6%
2018 83.53 374th 2480 84.9%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Larchmont Charter

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 54.69 664th 2426 72.6%
2015 81.38 337th 1994 83.1%
2016 75.39 456th 2039 77.6%
2017 81.42 384th 2021 81.0%
2018 88.44 242nd 2017 88.0%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Larchmont Charter Test Scores
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by a parent
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Open Quote Fairfax TK-4 is a great school. I wish it was more challenging academically but otherwise it is pretty perfect. Great culture, involved parents, terrific lunch and gardening program, library, facilities are adequate, fabulous art teacher (Jamie), strong admin (Mersedeh). Teachers care. Hollygrove families speak highly of their campus. five stars

The reputation of the school rests entirely on these two locations. The upper grades have all those spots because people leave. The elementary school families fund the school as well. LFP has pathetic fundraising and parent volunteers. It is an economic and prestige albatross.

We all hear that Selma is terrible (5-7) and that turned out to be true. Lousy admins, one after another, no culture, academics are much less challenging, we parents donated a bunch of money to help furnish a library and the teachers don’t really use it, everybody starts leaving in droves. The wealthy people leave for private, smart and/or hardworking kids leave for public gifted, strong families can’t tolerate the thoughtless admin and figure out something else. If your kid likes school or wants to work hard this place won’t work. If they want creative, engaging work that isn’t too challenging, disruptive behaviors are tolerated, and good support for disabilities then this is a good place. No surprise there is a terrible gender imbalance with 2/3 bouncy boys. The office staff are rude and defensive and heavily involved in discipline which they absolutely were supposed to stop. There is only one teacher at the school who is not a fluffy bunny grade wise. Lots of poster projects and almost no traditional academic work. It is really obvious why the test scores dip so badly. They skipped academic honors this year and told the kids” they didn’t have time” four days before school ended. The slogan in the higher grades should be participation medals for everyone!

They leave for S Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Open Quote The elementary schools are both great. They are significantly different in terms of culture but both are strong and parents are happy. Thriving music, terrific art, lunch cooked on campus, nice library, garden, pe, responsive experienced admin. Donations from the lower grades run the whole school. 5 stars
It ends there. The reputation of the school is based on the early years. Selma is a mess. It has NEVER had a good, strong principal and just lost a mediocre one after two years who didn't want to have to work "so hard." The previous one there was another mediocre one who worked for six months before being promoted to LFP. She has now been demoted for cause. All the admins are positive babblers who have no skills at all in problem solving, don't return emails, can't inspire volunteers. Families who have been supporters of the school (money, volunteer hours) leave in droves. It is like a sieve for high achievers, gate, money, strong parents to leave. Hint: A Better Chance What is left? I can tolerate the terrible homeless problem but not the super easy academics. The school has always given out honors awards the last week of school. This year they told the kids they were "too busy" to distribute honors and instead played Head-Shoulders-Toes and watched videos on making turkey sandwiches and diving board funnies. What kind of a school does this? Massive failure sin judgment abound. Emails from teacher and admin not returned. I actually get a stomach ache thinking how much we are losing now that we are leaving, but it is just not good. Two stars.
I hear nothing good about LFP. Massive problem with drugs. No admin. Low test score and bad AP results. Very high rate of disabilities which to be fair, they handle well. Zero stars. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, January 14, 2019

Open Quote LCS elementary (K-4) is great-- both Fairfax and Hollygrove families recommend their locations.. They offer strong academics and many additional enrichments (nice little library, gardening, cooking, PE, art,). The claim to offer "differentiation" and that isn't true but the general academics are pretty good and test data is decent. I will say that it grows less and less academic— no longer offers lots of reading group or math groups etc. The school has never figured out how to run Selma (5-6) or middle school. Quite a large number of families leave over dissatisfaction with the academics (which decline quite a lot-- note large drop in same student test scores between 4th-5th). 5th grade is way less challenging, teachers are very resistant to change, there was a notable decline in academic rigor for second child in 4th grade after 5th grade teachers complained. 6th grade is more challenging but really uneven— some teachers are wildly more rigorous and admin does not admin. Emails are not returned, bad survey results are never distributed, problem teachers are not addressed, the easy teachers never increase their work load, the hard teachers never ease up. Aprox. 20 kids leave 4-5, 35 leave 5-6 (almost all very strong students, 30 kids leave 6-7 (private schools). If your kids enter the school at 5-6-7-9 know that it is because someone was unhappy and frankly there was a reason. Basically things don’t happen, things don’t grow in the garden, the nice library doesn’t get used, transcripts don’t get sent, the theatre teacher removed a sub’s grades for almost a semester because they were "too easy," and the admin didn’t respond to over 30 parent emails about it. To be fair, almost all new families seem to rave about the school and support for special needs is good. But if you are gifted (check out the school’s written hostile gifted policy), high achieving, or just wanted challenging vs. engaging education this is a bad choice. We’ve been part of the LCS community for 10 years and have almost never heard anything good about the high school. But again, that it what my trusted friends have told me, not my own experience. Despite my criticisms I write this with love, I do love so much of LCS. But I need stronger academics for my children and I can't tolerate the unresponsive admin. I don't need a cheerleader-- I need a leader. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Larchmont Charter

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 68 12 25 17 0 n/a n/a 0 122
2007 106 11 35 38 2 n/a n/a 6 198
2008 143 17 49 36 n/a n/a n/a 1 245
2009 220 28 58 54 3 2 1 0 366
2010 258 40 79 68 3 0 0 0 448
2011 264 40 93 85 3 1 6 0 492
2012 307 51 124 121 3 0 0 0 606
2013 313 56 150 154 3 0 3 0 679
2014 515 59 198 304 0 3 121 0 1200
2015 522 64 232 422 1 4 117 0 1362
2016 511 71 281 436 1 4 120 0 1424
2017 489 70 303 425 n/a 4 141 0 1432
2018 511 55 341 408 1 2 150 0 1468

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 Larchmont Charter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 122 7.0 17.4 0.0
2007 198 10.0 19.8 91.1
2008 245 14.0 17.5 95.9
2009 366 20.8 16.1 26.8
2010 448 22.0 20.3 29.7
2011 492 n/a n/a 35.6
2012 606 29.8 20.3 n/a
2013 679 25.9 26.2 39.0
2014 1200 56.0 21.4 31.1
2015 1362 65.0 20.9 39.8
2016 1424 66.0 21.5 39.3
2017 1432 65.6 21.8 38.3
2018 1468 65.0 22.5 45.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Larchmont Charter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 122 7.0 17.4 0.0
2007 198 10.0 19.8 91.1
2008 245 14.0 17.5 95.9
2009 366 20.8 16.1 26.8
2010 448 22.0 20.3 29.7
2011 492 n/a n/a 35.6
2012 606 29.8 20.3 n/a
2013 679 25.9 26.2 39.0
2014 1200 56.0 21.4 31.1
2015 1362 65.0 20.9 39.8
2016 1424 66.0 21.5 39.3
2017 1432 65.6 21.8 38.3
2018 1468 65.0 22.5 45.4

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Larchmont Charter

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201394.0%0.0%0.0%6.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%
201589.0%11.0%0.0%0.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%
201692.0%2.0%1.0%5.0%94.0%96.0%97.0%96.0%96.0%
201796.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%96.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%97.0%
201893.0%0.0%2.0%5.0%98.0%≥99.0%98.0%97.0%96.0%
201995.0%4.0%1.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%95.0%96.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health




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