Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center

  • Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center serves 170 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤10% (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 ≤10% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center 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 8:1 is lower than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center 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%.

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School Overview

  • Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center's student population of 170 students has declined by 26% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students170 students
Gender %Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center Gender
Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Students by GradeErnest P. Willenberg Special Education Center Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center 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 8:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center is 0.67, which is more 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio8:124:1
American Indian
2%
1%
Asian
11%
11%
Hispanic
52%
54%
Black
18%
6%
White
15%
24%
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsErnest P. Willenberg Special Education Center All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.670.64
Graduation Rate<50%
83%
Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center 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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