James Monroe High School

James Monroe High School serves 2,513 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
James Monroe High School operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 2513 students has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,513 students
James Monroe High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 100 teachers
James Monroe High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade James Monroe High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 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 25:1 22:1
James Monroe High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
6%
11%
James Monroe High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
86%
52%
James Monroe High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
3%
7%
James Monroe High School Black (1988-2012)
White
3%
26%
James Monroe High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups James Monroe High School Sch Ethnicity James Monroe 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.
0.26 0.64
James Monroe 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%
James Monroe 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
James Monroe 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 (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Los Angeles Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2008)
District Total Revenue $9,696 MM $19 MM
District Spending $10,542 MM $18 MM
Los Angeles Unified School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,103 $11,099
Los Angeles Unified School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,332 $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 Albert Einstein Continuation High School (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Francisco Sepulveda Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gledhill Street Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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