John H. Francis Polytechnic High School

  • John H. Francis Polytechnic High School serves 2,929 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is equal to the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • John H. Francis Polytechnic High School operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.
  • Los Angeles Unified School District's 60% graduation rate is lower than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2929 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 121 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,929 students
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers121 teachers
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeJohn H. Francis Polytechnic High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio24:124:1
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School American Indian Students (1988-1989)
Asian
5%
11%
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
92%
54%
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
1%
6%
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
2%
24%
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School White Students (1988-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsJohn H. Francis Polytechnic High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.150.64
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
87%
50%
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
9%
John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Los Angeles Unified School District's student population of 642,303 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 94% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,871 is higher than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $14,853 is higher than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four years.
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
988
4
Number of Students Managed642,3031,597
Los Angeles Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate60%83%
Los Angeles Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2015)
District Total Revenue$8,437 MM$17 MM
Los Angeles Unified School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$9,736 MM$18 MM
Los Angeles Unified School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$12,871$10,238
Los Angeles Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$14,853$10,739
Los Angeles Unified School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  4/5/2014
I have seen this school many years back as a child and it was not a very good school. I did not think i would ever attend this school. However, I decided to transfer schools my sophomore year and now as a junior i completely love it. Majority of students do have a strong sense of pride, win or lose, the students still cheer their peers on. From being a student in the Burbank District to LA District, I see the differences. But I do believe that Polytechnic has improved massively and is still improving from our previous years. We raise money and give back to the community. Poly Students are very giving and generous to the less fortunate, Not to mention the classes the school offers. Not only do they offer AP classes but college classes as well. We are provided with many opportunities to be ahead of the game and gain college credits for the future. Yes, there are many things that this school needs to improve but all of the positive things definitely make up for it. In my opinion, Polytechnic High School is one of the best in LAUSD and I recommend this school.
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