Optimist Charter

Tel: (323)443-3100
  • Optimist Charter serves 119 students in grades 7-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Optimist Charter operates within the Los Angeles County Office Of Education School District.
  • Los Angeles County Office Of Education School District's 68% graduation rate is lower than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 119 students has grown by 128% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students119 students
Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Students by GradeOptimist Charter Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 5:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio12:124:1
Hispanic
54%
54%
Black
30%
6%
White
16%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsOptimist Charter All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.600.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
50%

District Comparison

  • Los Angeles County Office Of Education School District's student population of 6,413 students has decreased by 29% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 68% has increased from 63% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $111,524 is higher than the state average of $10,991. The district revenue/student has grown by 38% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $108,031 is higher than the state average of $11,482. The district spending/student has grown by 33% over four years.
School District NameLos Angeles County Office Of Education School District
Number of Schools
Managed
36
4
Number of Students Managed6,4131,564
Los Angeles County Office Of Education School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
Graduation Rate68%83%
Los Angeles County Office Of Education School District Graduation Rate (2003-2016)
District Total Revenue$1,019 MM$17 MM
Los Angeles County Office Of Education School District District Total Revenue (1996-2016)
District Spending$987 MM$18 MM
Los Angeles County Office Of Education School District District Spending (1996-2016)
District Revenue / Student$111,524$10,991
Los Angeles County Office Of Education School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2016)
District Spending / Student$108,031$11,482
Los Angeles County Office Of Education School District District Spending / Student (1995-2016)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2016 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Did You Know?
California public schools have a diversity score of 0.41, which is higher than the national average of 0.32. The most diverse school district in California is Natomas Unified School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.