Students living in Lake Balboa attend elementary through high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The district encompasses more than 1,100 schools. In the immediate Lake Balboa area, residents will find:
· Eight K-5 schools; one of which is a STEM-based public magnet;
· One K-12 alternative learning public magnet school;
· One 6-8 public magnet school;
· One 6-12 public charter school; and
· Four 9-12 schools (2 charter, 1 magnet, 1 continuation).
LAUSD has been divided into six “local” districts: Central, East, Northeast, Northwest, South and West. Lake Balboa is located in the Northwest LAUSD district. LAUSD offers “neighborhood/resident schools,” within each local district, meaning children usually can attend schools near their home. You can view the designated resident school for any property using the Resident School Identifier tool at rsi.lausd.net. You can also search for your resident school via your home address with the district’s “School Finder” tool.
LAUSD offers both traditional and choice-based systems, so students can choose to either attend a school within their neighborhood OR apply to any other school in the district offering specialized programs. These include Schools for Advanced Studies (SAS), charter schools, magnet schools, Open Enrollment schools, and schools located within Zones of Choice. You can search for schools and navigate the application process with the district’s e—choices tool at echoices.lausd.net.
It’s important that prospective residents contact the district to confirm attendance, boundaries, availability, and policies.
To search test results for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), the state’s new academic computer-based assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics for students in grade 3 to 8 and grade 11, which began in 2015, visit caaspp.ca.cde.gov/sb2015.
Private schools in Lake Balboa
Children’s Corner Preschool & Kindergarten; PK-K; nonsectarian; 51 students
Sunflower Montessori School; PK-K; nonsectarian; 39 students
St. Bridget of Sweden; K-8; Catholic; 216 students
Valley School; K-8; nonsectarian; 234 students
Valley Waldorf City School; non sectarian; 55 students
State Ranking/ # of Schools
Anatola Avenue Elementary
Bassett Street Elementary
Cohasset Street Elementary
Gault Street Elem.
Lemay Street Elementary
^^Lorne Street Elementary
Parthenia Street Elementary
Stagg Street Elementary
#Valley Alternative Magnet
*Magnolia Science Academy 2
++William Mulholland Middle
**Birmingham Community Charter High
^Daniel Pearl Journalism & Communications Magnet
*High Tech La
Los Angeles Unified School District (213-241-1000)SOURCE: Niche 2018 rankings/report.*Public charter school**Public charter school; SAS program