Larchmont Charter School is one school community serving students on two campuses.
|Number of Students Enrolled 2011-2012
|Grade Levels Served
22 students per class (K-4)
23 students per class (5th grade)
|30 students per class
815 N. El Centro Ave.
668 S. Catalina St.
|Heads of School
|Some things you might not know about the campuses||We lease our elementary campus from the family services agency Hollygrove. When our campus operated as a residential orphanage, Marilyn Monroe lived there as an orphan during the 1930s.||We lease our middle school campus from Immanuel Presbyterian church. Many interesting movies and TV shows have been and continue to be filmed at Immanuel Presbyterian including Spiderman 4, Bones, and CSI:NY.|
|Some things you might not know about the school||As one of only five affiliates of Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard program in the country, we have two teaching gardens.||Every student takes Latin.|
In 2011, Larchmont Charter School (LCS) earned an Academic Performance Index (API) of 931. An API is determined by the California Department of Education, and is based largely on the results of the California Standards Test (CST), the test more than four million public school students take every year in California. An API of 931 placed LCS among the top 30 highest performing public schools in Los Angeles (out of almost 900) and among the highest performing schools in the state of California. The California Department of Education even noted that when compared with other schools across the state with the most similar student populations, LCS was among the top 10% highest performing public schools.
While we are proud of these scores, we do not believe the CSTs (or an API) give us a comprehensive view of the success of our educational program. CSTs are an important data point and, when combined with our analysis of how our students perform in our own assessments, we then feel we have the complete picture of each student’s success and thus the overall success of our exceptional public education program. LCS assessments include evaluating how students perform in our engaging projects,
Our mission at Larchmont Charter is to provide a racially, culturally, and socio-economically diverse community of students with an exceptional education.
In order to prepare our students to be participants and leaders in one of the most diverse communities in the world, we believe it is important to give our students the opportunity to learn with and from students who together mirror the full diversity of our community.
While we are open to all students no matter where they live (within LAUSD), the vast majority of our students live between West Hollywood and east Hollywood, from the Hills to the 10 Freeway.
According to the U.S. Census and other data, the community LCS draws from is remarkably diverse and our student population reflects that diversity.
| Black or African/American
(qualifying for Free & Reduced-Price Lunch)
| 42% (est)
We continue to mirror this diversity by aggressively recruiting families from all racial and cultural backgrounds to enter our lottery every year.