Los Angeles Leadership Academy
11 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Los Angeles Leadership Academy
Los Angeles Leadership Academy (LALA) is an innovative public charter high school located in the heart of Los Angeles. Founded in 2011, LALA is dedicated to providing an equitable and rigorous college-preparatory education to students from all backgrounds and communities. LALA’s mission is to create a learning environment that is student-centered, culturally responsive, and academically rigorous, while also providing a safe and supportive environment for students to thrive.
At LALA, students are empowered to take ownership of their learning and become active participants in their own education. The school’s unique approach to teaching and learning combines project-based learning, small group instruction, and a focus on developing leadership skills. LALA also offers a variety of extracurricular activities and opportunities for students to get involved in their community.
LALA is committed to preparing students for college success and beyond. The school has a strong college-going culture and provides extensive college counseling and support. LALA also offers a variety of dual enrollment opportunities, allowing students to get a head start on college coursework.
LALA is a leader in public education and is committed to providing a high-quality education to all of its students. The school’s innovative approach to teaching and learning, focus on student leadership, and commitment to college success make it a great choice for students who are looking for an engaging and supportive learning environment.
234 E. Ave. 33
Los Angeles, CA 90031
6 – 12
Overview Los Angeles Leadership Academy
Los Angeles Leadership Academy serves 439 students in grades 6-12.
Los Angeles Leadership Academy 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).
Verdict on Los Angeles Leadership Academy
Los Angeles Leadership Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Los Angeles Leadership Academy is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.