Best Public Schools in Zip Code 90008


The 90008 zip code area of Los Angeles, California is home to 9 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 high school, and 2 alternative schools. While the schools in this area face significant challenges, a few standout institutions demonstrate relatively stronger academic performance.

Among the top-performing schools is Stella Middle Charter Academy, a charter middle school that outperforms many of its peers in the area. With a statewide ranking of 1719 out of 2788 California middle schools and a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger, Stella Middle Charter Academy boasts ELA proficiency rates above the state average, though its math proficiency still lags behind. Another standout is New Heights Charter, a K-8 charter school with strong ELA and math proficiency, particularly in the upper grades.

However, the majority of schools in the 90008 zip code face significant challenges, with high chronic absenteeism rates, very low proficiency in ELA and math, and extremely high percentages of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. Schools like Hillcrest Drive Elementary, Audubon Middle, and Forty-Second Street Elementary struggle with these issues, highlighting the educational inequities present in the area. Addressing the systemic challenges, such as chronic absenteeism and socioeconomic disadvantage, will be crucial in improving outcomes for students in the 90008 zip code.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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