Magnet test scores unveiled

Originally created to promote integration, L.A. Unified’s magnet program is increasingly perceived as the best option for high-performing students. But until now, there has been no way for parents to compare performance of the 141 magnets housed on larger campuses.

These programs are not recognized by the California Department of Education as independent schools. On public reports, their test scores are combined with those of their host schools. Just 20 magnets have their own campuses.

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As the Dec. 18 deadline for magnet applications approaches, this Los Angeles Times map for the first time untangles the magnet picture. Using data obtained from the district, The Times has separated the magnet scores so they can be compared both to their host schools and to all other magnets. Most—but far from all—magnets are high performing.

KEY     Standalone magnet school      Hosted magnet school

Magnet school test results

Click the headers to rank magnets by percent proficient and above on the 2009 California Standards Test.

Magnet Math English
107th St. Math/Science/Technology Magnet 62.5% 42.9%
32nd St. USC Performing Arts Magnet 45.1% 52.4%
74th St. Gifted Magnet 90.0% 91.9%
Adams Gifted Magnet 70.6% 76.3%
Allesandro Cooperative Learning Magnet 78.3% 71.1%
Ambler Gifted Magnet 91.7% 93.1%
Amestoy Trilingual Magnet 57.5% 52.1%
Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet 62.1% 62.5%
Audubon Gifted Magnet 59.1% 73.7%
Balboa Gifted Magnet 96.9% 94.6%
Baldwin Hills Gifted Magnet 88.3% 84.1%
Bancroft Performing Arts Magnet 33.4% 49.9%
Banning College Incentive Program Magnet 22.9% 73.3%
Belvedere Latin Music Magnet 56.6% 56.0%
Belvedere Media Magnet 52.1% 50.6%
Bethune Math/Science/Technology Magnet 38.6% 50.2%
Braddock Gifted Magnet 94.0% 98.5%
Brentwood Science Magnet 73.5% 63.8%
Broadous Math/Science/Technology Magnet 76.0% 57.3%
Bryson Math/Science/Technology Magnet 86.3% 74.2%
Buchanan Math/Science/Technology Magnet 81.5% 75.0%
Burroughs Gifted Magnet 78.7% 87.5%
Byrd Math/Science/Technology Magnet 76.1% 71.7%
Canoga Park Environmental/Veterinary Science Magnet 17.5% 53.3%
Canterbury Gifted Magnet 93.8% 83.6%
Cleveland Humanities Magnet 65.8% 88.8%
Columbus Medical/Math/Science Magnet 55.1% 61.5%
Community Magnet Charter 88.5% 81.6%
Crenshaw Gifted Magnet 18.0% 74.4%
Crenshaw Teacher Training Magnet 1.1% 28.6%
Crescent Heights Language Arts/Social Justice Magnet 62.1% 49.6%
Curtiss Math/Science/Technology Magnet 20.2% 42.3%
Daniel Pearl Journalism & Communications Magnet 23.1% 66.7%
Electronic Info/Multimedia Magnet 26.2% 59.6%
Dodson Gifted Magnet 87.1% 94.3%
Dorsey Law/Public Service Magnet 5.6% 36.6%
Dorsey Math/Science/Technology Magnet 4.4% 38.3%
Dorsey Police Academy Magnet 0.0% 16.3%
Downtown Business Magnet 20.5% 44.1%
Drew Gifted Magnet 47.3% 73.2%
Eagle Rock Gifted Elementary Magnet 96.7% 96.8%
Eagle Rock Gifted Secondary Magnet 61.9% 93.8%
Eagle Rock Highly Gifted Elementary Magnet 100.0% 100.0%
El Sereno Gifted Magnet 83.7% 87.8%
El Sereno Math/Science/Technology Magnet 43.0% 54.4%
Euclid Gifted Bilingual Spanish/English Magnet 79.8% 68.2%
Fairfax Visual Arts Magnet 28.0% 66.9%
Fashion Careers Magnet 11.4% 52.6%
Fleming Math/Science/Technology Magnet 49.5% 68.7%
Flournoy Math/Science/Technology Magnet 85.5% 71.1%
Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet 38.3% 65.2%
Franklin Math/Science/Technology Magnet 22.7% 64.0%
Fremont Math/Science/Technology Magnet 3.7% 39.8%
Frost Computer Science Magnet 62.1% 57.7%
Gage Math/Science/Technology Magnet 49.8% 61.3%
Gardena Foreign Language Magnet 14.8% 37.9%
Garfield Computer Science Magnet 7.6% 37.0%
Gledhill Math/Science/Technology Magnet 84.9% 73.1%
Grant Communication Technology Magnet 16.1% 56.9%
Griffith Math/Science/Technology Magnet 55.0% 61.2%
Hamilton Humanities Magnet 39.1% 86.6%
Hamilton Music Academy Magnet 16.2% 64.0%
Harbor Gifted Math/Science Magnet 99.6% 96.2%
Haskell Math/Science/Technology Magnet 83.2% 80.1%
Henry Computer/Math/Science Magnet 67.9% 72.8%
Hillcrest Music Magnet 49.6% 36.8%
Hollenbeck Math/Science/Technology Magnet 33.5% 50.2%
Hollywood Performing Arts Magnet 9.2% 42.7%
Holmes International Humanities Magnet 80.1% 81.8%
Hughes Math/Science/Technology Magnet 86.3% 73.4%
Humphreys Math/Science/Technology Magnet 77.8% 45.9%
Independence Math/Science/Technology Magnet 80.9% 78.7%
Jordan Math/Science/Technology Magnet 4.9% 45.1%
Kennedy Architecture/Digital Arts Magnet 38.8% 65.3%
Kester Gifted Magnet 100.0% 97.1%
King/Drew Medical Careers Magnet 11.4% 48.9%
King Gifted Magnet 77.5% 89.0%
LA Math/Science/Technology Magnet 13.5% 44.0%
LAUSD/USC Math/Science/Technology Magnet 17.9% 63.8%
Lawrence Gifted Magnet 91.4% 96.1%
Le Conte International Humanities Magnet 59.3% 61.2%
Lincoln Math/Science/Technology Magnet 36.1% 62.9%
Lomita Math/Science/Technology Magnet 71.7% 65.2%
Lorne Math/Science/Technology Magnet 77.8% 67.6%
Los Angeles Center For Enriched Studies 50.7% 80.1%
Loyola Performing Arts Magnet 71.3% 59.9%
Madison Medical/Math/Science Magnet 55.3% 67.0%
Manual Arts College Prep Magnet 7.0% 30.9%
Marina del Rey Performing Arts Magnet 19.2% 44.0%
Markham Health Careers Magnet 24.1% 28.3%
Marshall Gifted Magnet 49.6% 87.7%
Marvin Dual Language Magnet 79.4% 64.1%
Mid City (College Incentive) Magnet 54.2% 43.1%
Miles Math/Science/Technology Magnet 86.1% 60.4%
Millikan Performing Arts Magnet 78.0% 75.8%
Monlux Math/Science/Technology Magnet 76.5% 71.5%
Monroe Law/Government Magnet 50.0% 69.5%
Monroe Police Academy Magnet 35.3% 43.4%
Montara Math/Science/Technology Magnet 61.6% 51.4%
Muir Math/Science/Technology Magnet 49.2% 50.8%
Multnomah Environmental Science Magnet 74.2% 55.1%
Multnomah Highly Gifted Magnet 98.5% 100.0%
Narbonne Math/Science/Technology Magnet 40.3% 73.7%
North Hollywood Zoo Magnet 39.1% 78.6%
Nobel Math/Science/Technology Magnet 67.2% 77.7%
North Hollywood Highly Gifted Magnet 84.8% 100.0%
Nueva Vista Performing/Visual Arts Magnet 76.0% 53.4%
Open Charter Magnet 82.3% 73.1%
Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet 15.2% 48.9%
Pacoima Computer/Math/Science Magnet 48.5% 49.7%
Pacoima TV/Fine Arts Magnet 41.0% 55.1%
Palisades Math/Science/Technology Magnet 49.2% 71.6%
Palms Gifted Magnet 80.1% 91.6%
Paseo del Rey Natural Science Magnet 69.4% 65.0%
Peary Math/Science/Technology Magnet 47.6% 59.5%
Plasencia Math/Science Magnet 86.5% 78.6%
Polytechnic Math/Science/Technology Magnet 39.1% 69.1%
Porter Gifted Magnet 93.3% 95.8%
Portola Highly Gifted Magnet 96.8% 98.6%
Purche Science/Technology Magnet 68.1% 69.2%
Reseda Math/Science Magnet 58.4% 86.7%
Reseda Police Academy Magnet 18.4% 54.4%
Revere Math/Science/Technology Magnet 53.3% 65.9%
Roosevelt Math/Science/Technology Magnet 10.0% 37.9%
Russell Gifted Magnet 96.7% 87.8%
San Antonio Math/Science/Technology Magnet 82.1% 83.3%
San Fernando Math/Science Magnet 21.0% 61.8%
San Jose Highly Gifted Magnet 98.6% 98.6%
San Miguel Math/Science/Technology Magnet 86.6% 70.1%
San Pedro Marine/Math/Science/Technology Magnet 38.1% 81.3%
San Pedro Police Academy Magnet 14.1% 50.0%
Sepulveda Gifted Magnet 90.3% 92.4%
Sherman Oaks Center For Enriched Studies 59.5% 74.3%
South Gate Math/Science/Technology Magnet 68.0% 61.6%
South Shores Performing Arts Magnet 82.9% 75.1%
Stevenson Gifted Magnet 50.6% 59.8%
Sunland Gifted Magnet 92.2% 89.9%
Sylmar Math/Science/Technology Magnet 19.3% 63.6%
Taper Technology Magnet 88.0% 78.3%
Bradley Environmental Science/Humanities Magnet 48.4% 37.3%
Valley Alternative Magnet 49.6% 60.7%
Van Nuys Medical Magnet 48.5% 85.7%
Van Nuys Math/Science/Technology Middle School Magnet 59.4% 72.4%
Van Nuys Math/Science/Technology High School Magnet 64.4% 83.5%
Van Nuys Performing Arts Magnet 25.0% 59.8%
Vena Gifted Magnet 92.5% 89.4%
Venice Foreign Language Magnet 66.3% 78.1%
Verdugo Hills Multimedia/Technology Magnet 26.1% 59.1%
Vintage Math/Science/Technology Magnet 77.6% 67.2%
Washington Communication Arts Magnet 0.0% 29.8%
Washington Math/Science/Technology Magnet 2.1% 36.5%
Washington Music Academy Magnet 1.2% 45.5%
Welby Way Gifted Magnet 97.3% 96.8%
Westminster Computer/Math/Science Magnet 61.6% 48.8%
Westside Leadership Magnet 29.6% 35.8%
Wilson Administrative Law Magnet 7.5% 44.9%
Wilson Police Academy Magnet 5.0% 25.0%
Windsor Hills Math/Science/Aerospace Magnet 50.3% 45.1%
Wonderland Gifted Magnet 97.1% 96.1%
Wright Math/Science/Aerospace Magnet 43.4% 56.0%
Westchester Math/Science/Aerospace Magnet 13.1% 49.4%

California Schools Guide is the Los Angeles Times' database of test scores, demographics and reader comments about California's public, charter and private schools.
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