John H. Francis Polytechnic High School

12431 Roscoe Blvd,

Sun Valley, CA, 91352-3723

Tel: (818)394-3600
Grades: 9-12

2,990 students

John H. Francis Polytechnic High School serves 2,990 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 2990 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,990 students
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 117 teachers
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1 22:1
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
11%
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
90%
52%
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
7%
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Black (1988-2012)
White
1%
26%
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Sch Ethnicity John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.19 0.64
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
n/a
10%
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2011)
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.
n/a
n/a
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 670,921 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Los Angeles Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
943
4
Number of Students Managed 670,921 1,577
Los Angeles Unified School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Los Angeles Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2008)
District Total Revenue $9,696 MM $19 MM
Los Angeles Unified School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $10,542 MM $18 MM
Los Angeles Unified School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,172 $11,099
Los Angeles Unified School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,408 $10,975
Los Angeles Unified School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Sun Valley Richard E. Byrd Middle School
    8501 Arleta Ave
    Sun Valley , CA , 91352
    (818)394-4317
    0.1  mi  |  1684  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Sun Valley Robert H. Lewis Continuation High School
    Alternative School
    12508 Wicks St
    Sun Valley , CA , 91352
    (818)394-3980
    Alternative School
    0.3  mi  |  110  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • North Hollywood Strathern Street Elementary School
    7939 St Clair Ave
    North Hollywood , CA , 91605
    (818)765-4234
    0.5  mi  |  704  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Sun Valley Fernangeles Elementary School
    12001 Art St
    Sun Valley , CA , 91352
    (818)767-0380
    0.9  mi  |  737  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • North Hollywood Saticoy Elementary School
    7850 Ethel Ave
    North Hollywood , CA , 91605
    (818)765-0783
    0.9  mi  |  583  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended April 05, 2014 - 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

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