Belmont Senior High School

  • Belmont Senior High School serves 994 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 10-14% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Belmont Senior High School's student population of 994 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students994 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Belmont Senior High School's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Belmont Senior High School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#4880 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1
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Asian
6%
11%
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Hispanic
86%
54%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
5%
24%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.260.64
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Graduation Rate
68%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) 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.

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