Magnolia Science Academy 5

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  • Magnolia Science Academy 5 serves 247 students in grades 6-11.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 15-19% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

Magnolia Science Academy 5 places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Magnolia Science Academy 5's student population of 247 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-11
Total Students247 students
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Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Magnolia Science Academy 5's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Magnolia Science Academy 5 is 0.26, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#6365 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:123:1
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Asian
5%
11%
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Hispanic
86%
54%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
6%
24%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Magnolia Science Academy 5.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.260.41
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Graduation Rate (13-14)≥50%
88%
Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Football, Soccer, Softball, Track, Track and Field, Volley Ball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Advanced Math, Art Appreciation, Arts and Craft, Chess Club, Congressional Award, Dance, Eco Club, Film Club, Mindfulness Club, Music, Mystery Club, Student Council, Vex IQ Robotics, Yearbook
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Magnolia Science Academy 5 (MSA-5 or Charter School), is a classroom-based charter school serving grades 611, adding 12th grade in the 2019-20 school year, with a curriculum emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Originally founded in 2008, MSA-5`s mission is to provide a college preparatory educational program emphasizing STEAM in a safe environment that cultivates respect for self and others.MSA-5 currently has 247 students in grades 6-11, and mainly draws enrollment from Reseda, CA and neighboring communities. The neighborhoods that MSA-5 serves are heavily immigrant with a language other than English spoken at home. A high concentration of the families MSA-5 serves face economic challenges. MSA-5 has a diverse enrollment, including 87% Hispanic/Latino, 5% Asian, 5% White, 3% Black or African American, 85% Socioeconomically Disadvantaged, 18% Special Education, and 24% English Learner population.MPS strives to graduate students who come from historically underserved neighborhoods as scientific thinkers that contribute to the global community as socially responsible and educated members of society. We offer a comprehensive learning experience designed to serve the needs of our students through effective site-based instruction, rich hands-on learning, and foundation skills presented in ways that are relevant and inspiring for our students. Classroom instruction at MSA-5 is supplemented by tutoring, after-school programs, and school-to-university links.

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