Our Schools

Both of our high schools are part of Local District 3 of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Hollenbeck Middle School is in LAUSD Local District 5 and John Liechty Middles School is in Local District 4. All of our schools have been and will continue to be impacted by the enormous budget cuts effecting LAUSD this year and in the next few years. Our schools are experiencing increased class sizes and counselor loads and significant staffing changes which impact the whole school community. More students will be at risk of falling through the cracks, making CISLAW?s role in these schools even more imperative.

Hamilton High School is a comprehensive Title 1 high school for grades 9-12. The school has four small learning communities: Business and Interactive Technology; Communication Arts; Global Studies; and Math Science Medical. The school also houses two magnets : Humanities and the Academy of Music .

There are 3,119 students enrolled at Hamilton with 149 teachers.

The student population is 30% Black, 46% Hispanic, 17% White and 5% Asian.
There are 378 English Language Learners.

We served 100 CISLAW students at Hamilton High School in 2008-09 and expect to serve 150 CISLAW students in 2009-10.

The drop-out rate is approximately 25%.
www.hamiltonhighschool.net

Venice High School is a comprehensive Title 1 high school for grades 9-12. The school has a Foreign Language International Studies magnet, and two academies : New Media and Bilingual Business and Finance.

There are 2,773 students enrolled with 133 teachers.

The student population is 10% Black, 68% Hispanic, 13% White and 7% Asian.
There are 498 English Language Learners.

We served 200 CISLAW students at Venice High School in 2008-09 and expect to serve 350 CISLAW students in 2009-10.

The drop-out rate is approximately 35%.
www.venicehigh.net

Hollenbeck Middle School is a Title 1 middle school serving approximately 2500 students in grades 6 through 8. It has 103 teachers and is part of Mayor Villaragosa?s Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.

The school population is 99% Latino and 40% of the students are English language learners.

www.hollenbeckms.org

John Liechty Middle School is a new middle school opened in 2007 to relieve overcrowding at Berendo and Virgil Middle Schools. It is a Title 1 school serving approximately 1900 students in grades 6 through 8 and has 74 teachers. John Liechty Middle School is comprised of 4 small learning communities.

The school population is 96% Latino, 3% black and 1% Asian American. 47% of the students are English language learners.


Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa awarding Venice High School students backpacks and school supplies donated by Office Depot

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