LAUSD second-largest

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With about 720,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grades, the Los Angeles Unified School District is the biggest public school system in California and the second-largest in the nation, behind only New York City with its 1.1 million students. Recognizing the need to prepare for future growth, LAUSD voters have approved $10 billion in bond money to build new campuses and modernize existing ones. More than 160 new schools will be built in the next eight years. Los Angeles Unified is working to improve student achievement, but it continues to lag behind state averages on many measures. About 64 percent of schools met or exceeded state Academic Performance Index targets. The district made the strongest gains this year at all levels of the API, averaging nearly 45 points above the gains of schools statewide. LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Superintendent Roy Romer 333 S. Beaudry Ave., Los Angeles; (213) 241-1000 Cities served: the city of Los Angeles, all or parts of 32 other cities, some unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County Grades: K-12 Total enrollment: 727,117 Total schools: 431 elementary, 73 middle, 53 high, 17 multilevel, 45 continuation high schools, 19 special education, 26 community adult Calendar: Traditional and year-round Average class size: 20 in kindergarten through third grade Mean SAT math score: 458 Mean SAT verbal score: 443 English-language learners: 43 percent Fully credentialed teachers: 92.6 percent Free or reduced-price lunch: 74 percent of student population qualifies Pupil-teacher ratio: 20-to-1 (K-3); N/A (4-12) Two of eight local districts are in the San Fernando Valley: Local District 1 District Superintendent Jean Brown 6621 Balboa Blvd. Lake Balboa, CA 91406; (818) 654-3600 Number of schools: 77 elementary, eight early education centers, 14 middle, 16 high, 12 continuation, two span schools (covering multiple grade levels) Local District 2 District Superintendent Sue Shannon 5200 Lankershim Blvd., first and second floor North Hollywood, CA 91601; (818) 755-5300 Number of schools: 74 elementary, 24 middle, 30 high, 14 early education BURBANK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Superintendent Gregory Bowman 1900 W. Olive Ave., Burbank; (818) 729-4400 Cities served: Burbank Grades: K-12 Total enrollment: 15,000 Total schools: 18 Average class size: K-3, 19; ninth-grade English and math, 20; 30.5 for the rest of the district Fully credentialed teachers: 95 percent English-language learners: 17 percent Students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch program: 28 percent One-year dropout rate, grades 9-12: 13.6 percent Pupil-teacher ratio: 4-12, 30.5-to-1; K-3, 20-to-1 GLENDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Superintendent Dr. Michael Escalante 223 N. Jackson St., Glendale; (818) 241-3111 Cities served: Glendale Grades: K-12 Total enrollment: 27,852 Total schools: 30 Average class size: K-3, 19; grades 4-6, 31.5; grades 7-8, 33.8; grades 7-12, 34.8 Fully credentialed teachers: 96.4 percent English-language learners: 27.7 percent Students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch program: 40.5 percent One-year dropout rate, grades 9-12: 1.4 percent Pupil-teacher ratio: 20-to-1 (K-3); 31-to-9 (4-6); 33-to-8 (7-8); 20-to-1 (9 math and English); 34-to-8 (9-12)last_img