Belmont Senior High School

  • Belmont Senior High School serves 973 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.

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School Overview

  • Belmont Senior High School's student population of 973 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students973 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Belmont Senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Belmont Senior High School is 0.24, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#7582 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.240.64
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Graduation Rate
61%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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