Larchmont Charter School

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Top 20%
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Larchmont Charter School serves 1,562 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Larchmont Charter School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Larchmont Charter School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Larchmont Charter School's student population of 1,562 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students1,562 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

Larchmont Charter School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Larchmont Charter School is 0.75, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1143 out of 9602 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
23%
12%
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Hispanic
27%
54%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
34%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
10%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.750.64
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%
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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

School Notes

Larchmont Charter School is a free public charter school serving over 1,500 students in grades TK-12th on four campuses in Los Angeles. Larchmont has become a national leader in progressive education, fulfilling our mission to provide a socio-economically, culturally and racially diverse community of students with an exceptional public education. With participation from our entire community, we strive to instill in each student a dedication to improving the world we inhabit. Larchmont Charter, we believe, reflects what great public education can and should be.

We offer all students in CA a free education with rich programming, including:
  • Highly qualified teachers with expertise in both academic and social emotional development
  • Small class sizes
  • Exceptional academic program rooted in constructivist, project based learning
  • Diverse student body
  • Weekly enrichment classes including PE, art, music, gardening, cooking and more
  • Affordable after care for TK-7th grade
  • Nutritious gourmet lunch program (Larchmont offers free and reduced price meals for students who qualify)
  • Students of all backgrounds at Larchmont outperform their peers in surrounding schools
  • Robust offering of AP classes
  • Dynamic arts program
  • CIF sports program in high school
  • High technology to student ratio
  • Fantastic community of families
  • #3 in Best Charter Elementary Schools in Los Angeles Area in 2021 (Niche.com)
  • Top 6% of ranked high schools nationally - 2021 (U.S. News & World Report)

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Larchmont Charter School is Richard A. Alonzo Community Day (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Vine Street Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Los Angeles Vine Street Elementary School Math: 15% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 476 students
    0.2 miles
    955 N. Vine St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90038
    (323) 469-0877
    0.2 K-6 476
  • Los Angeles Hollywood Primary Center Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-3 | 133 students
    0.5 miles
    1115 Tamarind Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90038
    (323) 464-0331
    0.5 K-3 133
  • Los Angeles Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter Charter School
    Math: 32% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 926 students
    0.6 miles
    1022 N. Van Ness Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90038
    (323) 469-0971
    0.6 K-6 926
  • Los Angeles Van Ness Avenue Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 212 students
    0.6 miles
    501 N. Van Ness Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90004
    (323) 469-0992
    0.6 K-5 212
  • Los Angeles Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 19% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 801 students
    0.7 miles
    929 N. Las Palmas Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90038
    (323) 993-3400
    0.7 6-8 801

School Reviews

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Larchmont was the best experience someone could have. I learned and grew academically and socially. I made friends that I will never forget, and teachers remember for the rest of my life. Travis Fowler, T-Fow-Fow, is the best teacher.
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