Belmont Senior High School

1575 W. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Belmont Senior High School serves 567 students in grades 9-12.
Belmont Senior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 567 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 64% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Belmont Senior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute
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School Overview

Belmont Senior High School's student population of 567 students has declined by 34% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
567 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Belmont Senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Belmont Senior High School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2798 out of 3649 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
90%
56%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
1%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Graduation Rate
64%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Belmont Senior High School is a public high school located at 1575 West 2nd Street in Downtown Los Angeles. The school, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
  • Belmont High School is the largest public school in the city of Los Angeles and the largest school in California, due to the density of the Westlake district, which it serves. The enrollment was supposed to be split by the yet-to-be-finished Belmont Learning Center. The school colors are green and black and the teams are called the Sentinels.
  • History: Belmont opened in 1923. In the 1990s and 2000s, LAUSD tried to devise plans to relieve Belmont of many of its students. Sometime after 2006, the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex will open and relieve Belmont. Two high schools, Central Los Angeles Area High School 9 and Central Los Angeles High School 11 (Belmont Learning Center), will open in 2008 and relieve Belmont. Central Los Angeles High School 12 will open in 2009 and relieve Belmont. There are plans to reconfigure the existing Belmont High School into a 6-12 school by 2010.
  • Neighborhoods served by Belmont: Much of the school-age population of areas served by Belmont, such as Westlake, must be bussed to schools in the San Fernando Valley, owing to delays in the construction of the Belmont Learning Center (just west of the Harbor Freeway at 1st and Beaudry) and overcrowding at the area's other schools.
  • Other areas served by Belmont include Angelino Heights and Little Tokyo.
  • Feeder patterns: Virgil Middle School, Hollenbeck Middle School, Nightingale Middle School, King Middle School, and Berendo Middle School feed into Belmont. Belmont is known for its rivalry with Marshall High School.
  • Notable alumni: Patrick Arguello; Ron Botchan; Richard Crenna; Craig Ellwood; Lemar Fooks; Mike Frankovich; Luis (Lou) Gomez; Young-Oak Kim; Ricardo Montalban; Anthony Quinn; Mort Sahl; Sergia Sanchez; Mike Stoller; Jack Webb; Selwyn Young.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Belmont Senior High School's ranking?
Belmont Senior High School is ranked #2798 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Belmont Senior High School?
The graduation rate of Belmont Senior High School is 64%, which is lower than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Belmont Senior High School?
567 students attend Belmont Senior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
90% of Belmont Senior High School students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Belmont Senior High School?
Belmont Senior High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Belmont Senior High School offer ?
Belmont Senior High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Belmont Senior High School part of?
Belmont Senior High School is part of Los Angeles Unified School District.

School Reviews

5   4/26/2021
This is by far one of the best High Schools I ever attended as a student.
- Posted by Teacher - Mendoza
5   2/21/2019
I WANTS TO GO BELMONT HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE I HAVE FRIENDS
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Alma Ramirez

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 567 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 64% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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