Fairfax High School

7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 | (323) 370-1200
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 2,512
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School Description

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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 7850 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 2,512
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 106.9
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 23.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,266 (50.4%)
  • Females: 1,246 (49.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 267 (10.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1,669 (66.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,936 (77.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Fairfax High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian60.2%
Black45318.0%
Asian51620.5%
Hispanic1,32252.6%
White1827.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Fairfax High School
  Number Percent
7th Grade10.04%
8th Grade50.2%
9th Grade76630.5%
10th Grade66326.4%
11th Grade50320.0%
12th Grade57422.9%
Graduates Information (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
83.8%
District:
69.1%
State:
78.6%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Ph.D.
School:
2.2%
District:
3.7%
Percent With Master's Degree
School:
11.1%
District:
26.9%
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
School:
11.1%
District:
31.9%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 96.6%
Number of Certificated Staff: 135.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 11.7
Average Age
School:
45.5
District:
46.7
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Fairfax High School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on CST state exams in the following subjects:
  • CST Algebra I
  • CST Algebra II
  • CST Biology
  • CST Chemistry
  • CST Earth Science
  • CST English-Language Arts
  • CST General Mathematics
  • CST Geometry
  • CST Integrated/Coordinated Science
  • CST Physics
  • CST Science
  • CST Summative High School Math
  • CST U.S. History
  • CST World History
AYP Results (2010)
Overall AYP Met: No
ELA AYP Met: No
Math AYP Met: No
Program Improvement (PI) Requirement Under NCLB (2010)
First Year PI Requirement was Implemented: 2003-2004
School's Placement Under NCLB: Year 5
ACT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking ACT Exam: 10.2%
Average Combined Score: 18.2
Percent Scoring At or Above 21: 22.9%
SAT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT Exam: 45.6%
Average Combined Score: 1,382.7
Critical Reading Average: 455.0
Math Average: 469.9
Writing Average: 457.9
Percent Scoring At or Above 1500: 29.8%

CST - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201016.0%11.0%22.0%
200924.0%10.0%21.0%
200818.0%9.0%18.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201073.0%42.0%69.0%
200958.0%36.0%65.0%
200848.0%36.0%66.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201037.0%27.0%55.0%
200951.0%23.0%51.0%
200843.0%25.0%52.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201047.0%36.0%54.0%
200947.0%32.0%50.0%
200840.0%31.0%49.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201028.0%21.0%46.0%
200936.0%23.0%47.0%
200825.0%19.0%43.0%
 
CST Integrated/Coordinated Science Test
20109.0%13.0%19.0%
20098.0%9.0%15.0%
20088.0%7.0%5.0%
 
CST World History Test
20108.0%21.0%45.0%
200910.0%18.0%41.0%
200813.0%15.0%36.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
200910.0%13.0%17.0%
20084.0%11.0%18.0%
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201010.0%8.0%12.0%
20098.0%6.0%11.0%
20088.0%5.0%9.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201036.0%21.0%40.0%
200924.0%18.0%37.0%
200818.0%17.0%36.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201031.0%29.0%38.0%
200928.0%24.0%34.0%
200833.0%23.0%35.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201031.0%17.0%47.0%
200934.0%15.0%44.0%
200819.0%13.0%41.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201053.0%33.0%45.0%
200947.0%31.0%44.0%
200840.0%29.0%41.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201010.0%6.0%14.0%
20097.0%6.0%14.0%
20087.0%5.0%12.0%
 
CST Integrated/Coordinated Science Test
201010.0%6.0%14.0%
200910.0%1.0%9.0%
 
CST Science Test
201043.0%32.0%46.0%
200944.0%30.0%44.0%
200837.0%25.0%40.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201081.0%53.0%75.0%
200949.0%42.0%71.0%
200846.0%44.0%68.0%
 
CST World History Test
201038.0%28.0%42.0%
200934.0%24.0%38.0%
200823.0%19.0%33.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201014.0%6.0%8.0%
200911.0%6.0%8.0%
200812.0%5.0%5.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201010.0%6.0%14.0%
20096.0%6.0%12.0%
20087.0%5.0%11.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201052.0%29.0%46.0%
200939.0%26.0%41.0%
200818.0%26.0%39.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201024.0%15.0%30.0%
200929.0%13.0%27.0%
200817.0%11.0%25.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201053.0%36.0%32.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201048.0%34.0%42.0%
200948.0%32.0%40.0%
200832.0%27.0%37.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
20109.0%3.0%6.0%
20092.0%3.0%7.0%
20083.0%2.0%6.0%
 
CST Integrated/Coordinated Science Test
20105.0%4.0%8.0%
200919.0%2.0%11.0%
20089.0%3.0%10.0%
 
CST Physics Test
201038.0%26.0%53.0%
200947.0%22.0%50.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201038.0%31.0%50.0%
200931.0%27.0%47.0%
200827.0%25.0%43.0%
 
CST U.S. History Test
201047.0%33.0%45.0%
200950.0%31.0%44.0%
200833.0%25.0%38.0%
 
CST World History Test
201013.0%14.0%15.0%
200920.0%8.0%11.0%
 

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201016.0%22.0%31.0%
200921.0%19.0%28.0%
200817.0%17.0%25.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201029.0%16.0%31.0%
200921.0%15.0%28.0%
200817.0%13.0%27.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201036.0%28.0%46.0%
200940.0%24.0%42.0%
200837.0%24.0%42.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201027.0%16.0%38.0%
200930.0%14.0%36.0%
200818.0%12.0%32.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201022.0%30.0%33.0%
20098.0%25.0%28.0%
200817.0%21.0%28.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201016.0%14.0%27.0%
200919.0%14.0%26.0%
200814.0%11.0%24.0%
 
CST Integrated/Coordinated Science Test
20109.0%3.0%16.0%
20098.0%7.0%13.0%
20088.0%2.0%11.0%
 
CST Physics Test
201038.0%24.0%49.0%
200947.0%20.0%46.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201044.0%35.0%54.0%
200933.0%30.0%50.0%
200831.0%29.0%47.0%
 
CST World History Test
201031.0%27.0%41.0%
200930.0%23.0%38.0%
200822.0%18.0%33.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
200910.0%17.0%26.0%
20084.0%15.0%27.0%
 
Source: CA Department of Education 2009-2010

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