- John C. Fremont High School
name =John C. Fremont Senior High School
caption =John C. Fremont High School
motto =Find a path, or make one!
Los Angeles Unified School District
principal =Larry Higgins
head of school =
colors =Cardinal and Gray
Los Angeles, California
website = [http://www.fremonths.org/ Official website]
John C. Fremont Senior High School is a
Title 1 co-educational public high schoollocated in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Fremont is in a region known as
South Los Angeles(known de factoas South Central). Fremont serves several Los Angeles neighborhoods and the unincorporated community of Florence-Graham; some sections of Florence-Graham are jointly zoned to Fremont and David Starr Jordan High School. The Avalon Gardenspublic housing project is zoned to Fremont.
The school first opened in 1924 and is named after
John C. Frémont. The school is in LAUSD's District 7 and runs on a three-track system. There are 5,083 students enrolled (2,914 more than the state average), with 11% of the student body African-Americanand 89% Latino. The name of the school newspaper is "The Pathfinder".
Fremont opened in 1924 [http://search.lausd.k12.ca.us/cgi-bin/fccgi.exe?w3exec=school.profile.content&which=8650] . It will reduce its number of students when South Region High School 2 opens in 2011 [http://www.laschools.org/project-status/one-project?project_number=56.40018] .
mall school learning communities
John C. Fremont High School is one of the first schools in the United States to divide the school into "small schools". Each small school is given a section of the school campus, and all the classes take place in that section. For example, one of the small schools might be assigned the first and second floors of the main building. The students of this small school would only have classes in those two floors. The purpose of the small schools is to allow the students to bond with their teachers, due to the concern that students may become lost in a large school.
*Number of Teachers : 211 (State Average: 58)
Academic Performance Index: 459 (State Average: 670)
**Ranked 1 out of 10
*Students Per Computer: 4 (State Average: 4)
*Students Per Teacher: 24 (State Averrage: 24)
*In the reading section of the
California Achievement Test(CAT/6), only 3% of the students scored at the 75th percentileor higher (State Average: 24%). 13% of the students scored at the 50th percentile or higher (State Average: 50%).
languagesection of the CAT/6, only 4% of the students scored at the 75th decile or higher (State Average: 25%). 15% of the students scored at the 50th percentile or higher (State Average: 50%).
mathsection of the CAT/6, only 3% of the students scored at the 75th percentile or higher (State Average: 27%). 11% of the students scored at the 50th percentile or higher (State Average: 50%).
sciencesection of the CAT/6, only 2% of the students scored at the 75th percentile or higher (State Average: 24%). 11% of the students scored at the 50th percentile or higher (State Average: 49%).
*On the verbal section of the
SAT1, the school average is 360 (State Average: 496).
*On the math section of the SAT 1, the school average is 379 (State Average: 519).
*52% of the seniors take the SAT (State Average: 39%).
*18% of the students take
Advanced Placementclasses (State Average: 22%).
*5% of the student graduates attend a
University of California.
*15% of the student graduates attend a
California State University.
*28% of the student graduate attend
*25% of the students graduate (State Average: 90%).
**Roughly a 75% drop out rate.
* [http://www.fremonths.org Fremont High School] - School Website
* [http://www.schoolwisepress.com/pdf-vault/19/19-64733-1933118h.pdf#search='john%20c%20fremont%20high%20school'] School Wise Press
* [http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-dropoutsfix4feb04,1,7101119.story?ctrack=1&cset=true] Small School Learning community information,
Los Angeles Times
* [http://www.nbc4.tv/news/8168206/detail.html] Racial tension information
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/21/nyregion/21bloomberg.html?ex=1158984000&en=09cfeee488bc139f&ei=5087%0A] Press conference article
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