New Designs Charter School-watts

Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1.00 5 1 (1 review)
New Designs Charter School-watts serves 490 students in grades 6-12.
New Designs Charter School-watts placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (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 28% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.

Top Placements

New Designs Charter School-watts places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

New Designs Charter School-watts's student population of 490 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 87% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students490 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

New Designs Charter School-watts 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 New Designs Charter School-watts is 0.50, 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
#8475 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio33:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
12%
Hispanic
47%
54%
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Black
53%
5%
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White
n/a
23%
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.500.64
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Graduation Rate
60-69%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to New Designs Charter School-watts is Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Animo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Los Angeles Animo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School Charter School
    Math: 22% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 494 students
    0.1 miles
    12700 Avalon Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
    (323) 565-4450
    0.1 6-8 494
  • Los Angeles Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy Charter School
    Math: 6-9% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 579 students
    0.1 miles
    12628 Avalon Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
    (323) 756-3930
    0.1 9-12 579
  • Los Angeles One Hundred Twenty-second Street Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 764 students
    0.3 miles
    405 E. 122nd St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90061
    (323) 757-8117
    0.3 K-5 764
  • Compton Centennial High School Math: 6% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 941 students
    0.6 miles
    2606 N. Central Ave.
    Compton, CA 90222
    (310) 635-2715
    0.6 9-12 941
  • Los Angeles Avalon Gardens Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 217 students
    0.8 miles
    13940 S. San Pedro St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90061
    (310) 532-8540
    0.8 K-6 217

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Everything that's wrong with the charter school system, in one business. The administration is merely there for profit and have proven to be inept at everything except massaging their institutions academic results and covering up their callous profiteering.
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