Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School

3537 Farmdale Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 748 students in grades 9-12, Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 748 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : 74% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School's student population of 748 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
748 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#8980 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≤5%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
20-24%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
21:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
48%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
48%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
1%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
0.54
This chart display the diversity score of Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
74%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School's ranking?
Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School is ranked #8980 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School often compared to?
Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Inglewood High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School?
The graduation rate of Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School is 74%, which is lower than the California state average of 87%.
How many students attend Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School?
748 students attend Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School students are Hispanic, 48% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School?
Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School offer ?
Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School part of?
Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School is part of Los Angeles Unified School District.
In what neighborhood is Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School located?
Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School is located in the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. There are 201 other public schools located in South Los Angeles.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 748 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : 74% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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