John H. Francis Polytechnic

  • John H. Francis Polytechnic serves 2,766 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is equal to the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • John H. Francis Polytechnic 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 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77%.

School Overview

  • John H. Francis Polytechnic's student population of 2,766 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 124 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,766 students
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Total Classroom Teachers124 teachers
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School Comparison

  • John H. Francis Polytechnic is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of John H. Francis Polytechnic is 0.17, which is less 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#4826 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
12%
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Hispanic
91%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
3%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.170.64
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Graduation Rate
88%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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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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