Downtown Business High School

  • Downtown Business High School serves 1,031 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70-74% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Downtown Business High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Downtown Business High School operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.
  • Los Angeles Unified School District's 77% graduation rate is lower than the California state average of 83%.

Top Placements

Downtown Business High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 1%)
  • Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Downtown Business High School's student population of 1031 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school / Magnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,031 students
Gender %Downtown Business High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Students by GradeDowntown Business High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Downtown Business High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Downtown Business High School is 0.54, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio23:124:1
Asian
32%
11%
Hispanic
60%
54%
Black
6%
6%
White
2%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsDowntown Business High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.540.41
Graduation Rate
96%
83%
Downtown Business High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Downtown Business High School is Los Angeles Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Los Angeles Unified School District's student population of 633,165 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 77% has increased from 61% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $12,871 is higher than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $14,853 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
    School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    1,020
    4
    Number of Students Managed633,1651,585
    Los Angeles Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    28%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    38%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    77%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$8,437 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$9,736 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$12,871$11,049
    District Spending / Student$14,853$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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