Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School

3537 Farmdale Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School serves 972 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (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 24% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School 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 student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School's student population of 972 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students972 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School 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 Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School is 0.52, 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
#9003 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
45%
54%
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Black
53%
5%
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White
2%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.520.64
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Graduation Rate
74%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
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 Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School is View Park Continuation (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Stella Middle Charter Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Coliseum Street Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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