John H. Francis Polytechnic High School

John H. Francis Polytechnic High School serves 2,937 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is equal to the CA average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 75%.
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School operates within the Los Angeles Unified-1 School District.
The school district's 60% graduation rate is lower than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

The student population of 2937 students has declined by 31% over five years.
The teacher population of 116 teachers has declined by 43% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,937 students
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 116 teachers
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.14 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1 25:1
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.14 0.42
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
77%
49%
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
9%
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 651,361 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 92% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,578 is higher than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four years.
The district spending/student of $14,515 is higher than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has grown by 15% over four years.
School District Name Los Angeles Unified-1 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1,011
4
Number of Students Managed 651,361 1,757
Los Angeles Unified-1 School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 60% 83%
Los Angeles Unified-1 School District Graduation Rate (2003-2010)
District Total Revenue $8,437 MM $17 MM
Los Angeles Unified-1 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $9,736 MM $18 MM
Los Angeles Unified-1 School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $12,578 $10,238
Los Angeles Unified-1 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $14,515 $10,739
Los Angeles Unified-1 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Robert H. Lewis Continuation High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Richard E. Byrd Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Strathern Street Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Sun ValleyRichard E. Byrd Middle School
    Magnet School
    0.1 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 1713 students8501 Arleta Ave
    Sun ValleyCA 91352
    (818)394-4300
    0.16-81713
  • Sun ValleyRobert H. Lewis Continuation High School
    Alternative School
    0.3 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 102 students12508 Wicks St
    Sun ValleyCA 91352
    (818)394-3980
    0.39-12102
  • North HollywoodStrathern Street Elementary School
    0.5 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 749 students7939 St Clair Ave
    North HollywoodCA 91605
    (818)765-4234
    0.5KG-5749
  • Sun ValleyFernangeles Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 719 students12001 Art St
    Sun ValleyCA 91352
    (818)767-0380
    0.9KG-5719
  • North HollywoodSaticoy Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 581 students7850 Ethel Ave
    North HollywoodCA 91605
    (818)765-0783
    0.9KG-5581

School Reviews

I have seen this school many years back as a child and it was not a very good school. I did not think i would ever attend this school. However, I decided to transfer schools my sophomore year and now as a junior i completely love it. Majority of students do have a strong sense of pride, win or lose, the students still cheer their peers on. From being a student in the Burbank District to LA District, I see the differences. But I do believe that Polytechnic has improved massively and is still improving from our previous years. We raise money and give back to the community. Poly Students are very giving and generous to the less fortunate, Not to mention the classes the school offers. Not only do they offer AP classes but college classes as well. We are provided with many opportunities to be ahead of the game and gain college credits for the future. Yes, there are many things that this school needs to improve but all of the positive things definitely make up for it. In my opinion, Polytechnic High School is one of the best in LAUSD and I recommend this school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 04/05/14

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