Frederick Douglass Academy Elementary School opened in 2008 to serve students in kindergarten through 5th grades. The school provides students with a challenging college prep curriculum so students will be able to enter other schools offer college prep curriculums. The school prides itself on providing a learning environment that will prepare students for schools that use college prep curriculum and learning style. The school works with students to ensure the style fits the needs of the students on a personal level.
Along with the core subjects, the school offers drama, painting, dance, and band. Sports offered include football, yoga, rugby, physical education classes, and cheerleading. Other programs offered are yearbook, academic contests, and student council.
A few parents had good comments stating the school is providing students with a quality education. On the other hand, a few other parents stated that recently the school has hired new teachers that are not doing as well as teachers they replaced. Some parents expressed that administration is not performing at professional levels. Students said they like their teachers and enjoy attending school and seeing their friends.
The Academic Performance Index showed a decline in academic growth from 785 to 733. The goal statewide is a score of 800.
The California Standards Tests is used to learn if students are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades.
The percentage of students passing the exams at Frederick Douglass Academy Elementary School was below state average across all grade levels and all subjects.
The school seems to be falling in their academic performance. With the comments of parents and the test scores it would be best to take a tour of the school and talk with teachers and other parents to help you make a decision whether the school is the best option for your child.
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Frederick Douglass Academy Elementary School
2320 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008