Belmont Senior High

    1575 West 2nd St., Los Angeles, 90026

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    ENROLLMENT

    1,020

    STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO ?

    16:1

    UNOFFICIAL API RANK ?

    4/10

    DIVERSITY RANK ?

    2/10

    Student body

    Student body ethnicity ?
    • Enrollment: 1,020 students
    • Free and reduced-price lunch: 84.9% ?
    • English language learners: 30.1%
    • Diversity rank: 2/10 ?
    Source: 2012-13 state data

    Faculty

    • Total teachers: 62
    • Student-teacher ratio: 16:1 ?
    Source: 2012-13 state data

    Performance

    Academic Performance Index (API) ?
    Unofficial Rank: 4/10 ?
    Source: 2008-2013 state data
    California Standards Tests (STAR) ?
    Students scoring "proficient" or above:

    2013

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  • Students in advanced math: 14% ?
  • No Child Left Behind (AYP) ?
    Fail: Missed five of 18 federal targets for 2012

    Fail: Missed nine of 18 federal targets for 2011

    Fail: Missed one of 18 federal targets for 2010

    Fail: Missed seven of 18 federal targets for 2009

    Fail: Missed 11 of 22 federal targets for 2008

    Fail: Missed 13 of 22 federal targets for 2007

    SAT Reasoning Test ?
    Source: 2011-2012 state data reported for 141 participants
    Math: 420   Reading: 389   Writing: 401
    Source: 2010-2011 state data reported for 115 participants
    Math: 392   Reading: 389   Writing: 390
    Source: 2009-2010 state data reported for 110 participants
    Math: 410   Reading: 394   Writing: 405

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      Six comments about Belmont Senior High

      I attended Belmont High from 1968-1971. I was an athlete, and participated in football, track & field, baseball, and wrestling. During those years Belmont was one of the most ethnically diverse high schools in Los Angeles. We had many service clubs, and opportunities to grow as students. Many "hilltoppers & sentinels" went on to become leaders in their communities. After graduation from Belmont, I went on to LACC,and worked part-time at Belmont as a noon recreation supervisor - but was drafted into the Viet Nam Conflict in 1972. After my honorable discharge from the military in 1975 I returned to LACC, and was re-hired by Principal Earnest Naulman (spelling may not be correct)at Belmont. After earning my A.A. Degree from LACC, I transfered to Cal State Univ. Long Beach, until graduation in 1981. And in the 80's after having my first child, I started working for the public school system, specializing in the area of "Parent & Community Involvement." I retired in July 2009, and now I work part-time as a consultant, and do a little writing (as you can tell)on that area of education. As an african american, I appreciated my experience at Belmont. The diverse student body and faculty helped me with my travel overseas, and back in the U.S. And I truly followed in the footsteps of Belmont's motto: "Enter to learn, go forth to serve." Thank you Belmont!

      — Tony Hicks
      May 18, 2010 at 9:17 a.m.

      I ATTENED BELMONT HIGH IN 1968 TO 1972.
      WE WERE THE NORTHEN LEAGUE CHAMPION IN TRACK WE BROKE SEVERAL RECORDS(WE WERE ORCHA, HOCKINS FREDDY MARINEZ ) IF ANY OF YOU REMEMBER THIS , [PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH MY.

      — freddy barreiro
      March 23, 2010 at 4:47 p.m.

      just wants to let you know hi .. those of 1992 1993 and or 1994 if you happened to run into this well my email is : tierpiert1@gmail.com

      JROTC
      sargent first class
      for those years so yall did well i did too! so can we meet.... let me know.

      — toño
      April 19, 2009 at 12:06 p.m.

      I attended Belmont High School during the Second World War (grades 10 and 11). At that time, because of its location, it had a very high student diversity, black, hispanic, asiatic, and, especially, jewish refugees from Europe. I had a math teacher, Mr. Ralston, whose advice led me to higher education, eventually Stanford University and a PhD from The Ohio State University. Belmont High School served me well.

      — James B. (Jim) Case
      April 7, 2009 at 9:14 a.m.

      Sad, very sad. Compare Cerritos High and Belmont High. One prepares you for Ivy League Schools and the other for McDonalds and teenage pregnancy. It's funny when Hispanic students fail Spanish and non Hispanic students get outstanding grades in the same subject. Go figure. Tax payers paying for daycare. What a waste of money going to illegal alien students and US citizen students born from illegal alien parents.

      — Jim
      December 18, 2008 at 9:27 p.m.

      i attended this school 1962-63, and graduated. i came to the usa in july 1960 with no knowledge of english. in june 1963, i joined the usa army until june 1966. iwas honorably discharged as a seargent e-5, number 7 of 63 at the nco academy. i graduated from cal state la with a bs in bus. adm. in 1971 while holding down full time jobs, transamerica, pacific security bank, manufacturing bank, and so ca gas co.my degree led me to 31 years of civil service work with the va and nlrb.the key year for me was my one year at belmont hi.ilearned to speak, read and write english at a level that 3 years later 1966, allowed me to enroll in english 1, not 21 classes. writting essays and doing book reports showed me the way.in my nlrb job of 26 years i held my own in writting reports and correctly recommending disposition of cases , againts the lawyers in the office. my superiors held my work in higher regards than that of many of our lawyers.i dont know if students still write reports on books and do essays, to me that was the key. by the way, belmont was one of the most ethnically diversified environment i have ever been in. good luck to you all.

      — ferenc kazsimer
      September 5, 2008 at 2:34 a.m.

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