James Monroe High School

Tel: (818)830-4200
  • James Monroe High School serves 2,342 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 17% (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 46% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • James Monroe 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 top 50%) 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 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • James Monroe 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%.

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School Overview

  • James Monroe High School's student population of 2342 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 103 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,342 students
Gender %James Monroe High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers103 teachers
Students by GradeJames Monroe High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • James Monroe High 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 23:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of James Monroe High School is 0.22, 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)
17%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio23:124:1
Asian
5%
11%
Hispanic
88%
54%
Black
3%
6%
White
4%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsJames Monroe High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.220.41
Graduation Rate
83%
83%
James Monroe High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of James Monroe 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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