El Sereno Middle School

  • El Sereno Middle School serves 1,242 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 24% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • El Sereno Middle 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 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 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%.
  • El Sereno Middle School operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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School Overview

  • El Sereno Middle School's student population of 1242 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has declined by 22% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,242 students
Gender %El Sereno Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
Students by GradeEl Sereno Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • El Sereno Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 22:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of El Sereno Middle School is 0.17, which is less 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)
24%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio22:124:1
Asian
7%
11%
Hispanic
91%
54%
White
2%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsEl Sereno Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.170.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of El Sereno Middle 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 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 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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    School Reviews

      4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
    5  
    This is my first week at ESMS and I love my school! My teachers really care and we have lots of electives like mariachi, jazz, drumline, art, drama, Spanish, mandarin, computers, yearbook, and leadership--- I want them all!!!!! My counselor Ms. Lopez rocks. Every morning Dr.G says hi to me and makes me feel special :)
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    5  
    This school has really turned around. It is now an International Baccalaureate school. The new principal really believes in our kids and community. You need to see all the improvements taking place inside the classrooms, school grounds, and with amazing partnerships. This will become the gem of the district.
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    2  
    The magnet is tolerable but the actual school is just horrible. Racism is everywhere and teachers turn a blind eye to it. I would not go to this school. Don't move here if you're planning to.
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