John C. Fremont High School
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|John C. Fremont Senior High School|
John C. Fremont High School
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|7676 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, California 90003
|School district||Los Angeles Unified School District|
|Color(s)||Cardinal and Gray|
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 Gardens public 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 traditional school system. There are 5,083 students enrolled (2,914 more than the state average), with 11% of the student body African-American and 89% Latino. The name of the school newspaper is "The Pathfinder".
Small school learning communities
John C. Fremont High School was one of the first schools in the United States to have been divided into a "small school" or "academy". The purpose of the small school is to allow personalization of instruction, due to the concern that students may become academically lost in a large, or augmented, campus. Each of the thirteen Small Learning Communities (SLCs), averaging 400 students each, is given a section of the school campus, and most of the classes take place in that section. For example, one of the small schools might be assigned classes on the first and second floors of the main building. The students of this small school would have the majority of classes in those two floors.
As of July 6, 2010, when the school undergoes reconstitution, the thirteen SLCs will be dissolved and in their place will be six Academies of 500 students each on the three Tracks, consisting of grades 10, 11, and 12. The 9th graders on each Track will have their own Center, with 600 students each.
In September 2013, only four SLCs remained, and the school switched over to a block schedule system instead of the track system. With the reduction of students due to the construction of the South Region schools, the school felt it would be able accommodate the students more efficiently with a block schedule.
Today however (as of September 2013), there exists only three SLCs which include, MESA, ESJ, and SGMA. All communities have students of all grade levels. Interestingly enough, there was once a 9th Grade Academy, a fourth SLC, but soon after the freshman class of 2016 did the school end that SLC.
MAGNET is considered to be the fourth current SLC, but the MAGNET community is a separate school in totality. John C. Fremont High School (school code: 8650) is the host campus for the John C. Fremont Magnet Math Science and Technology High School. (school code: 8651)
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The Los Angeles Unified School District will shut down the school, dismiss all of its staff, and reopen from scratch. The strategy, dubbed "reconstruction", will attempt to address the school's severe drop-out rate, which hovers at around 50%. The strategy is supported by the superintendent, Ramon C. Cortines, and the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. The move is opposed by the United Teachers Los Angeles and many Fremont teachers.
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- 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), 3% of the students scored at the 75th percentile or higher. 13% of the students scored at the 50th percentile or higher.
- In the language section of the CAT/6, 4% of the students scored at the 75th decile or higher. 15% of the students scored at the 50th percentile or higher.
- In the math section of the CAT/6, 3% of the students scored at the 75th percentile or higher. 11% of the students scored at the 50th percentile or higher.
- In the science section of the CAT/6, 2% of the students scored at the 75th percentile or higher. 11% of the students scored at the 50th percentile or higher.
- On the verbal section of the SAT 1, 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 Placement classes (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 community college.
- 25% of the students graduate (State Average: 90%).
- Roughly a 75% drop out rate.
- Don Cherry, jazz musician
- Merl Combs, Major League Baseball player
- Clint Conatser, MLB
- Dick Conger, MLB player
- Willie Crawford, MLB player
- Brock Davis, MLB player
- Eric Davis, MLB player
- Bobby Doerr, MLB player
- Dr. Dre, music producer and recording artist
- David Fizdale, assistant coach, director of player development, Miami Heat
- Dan Ford, MLB player
- David Fulcher NFL player
- Al Grunwald, MLB player
- Kenneth Hahn, Los Angeles county supervisor and City Council member
- Doug Hansen, MLB player
- Candy Harris, MLB player
- George Hendrick, MLB player
- Bernard Henry, NFL player
- Nippy Jones, MLB player
- Chet Lemon, MLB player
- James Lofton, Major League Baseball player
- Gene Mauch, MLB player and manager
- Leon McFadden, MLB player
- Catfish Metkovich, major league baseball player
- Ron Miller, USC and L.A. Rams end, president and CEO of Walt Disney Productions in the early 1980s
- George Phillips, American football player
- Shorty Rossi, star of reality TV show Pit Boss on Animal Planet 2010-2014
- Curtis Rowe, UCLA and NBA player
- Bud Stewart, MLB player
- Richard Stebbins, 1964 Olympics gold medalist
- George Strock, Life photojournalist
- Dwight Taylor, MLB player
- Bobby Tolan, MLB player
- Raymond Washington, a founder of Crips
- Bob Watson, MLB player and executive
- Representative Henry Waxman of California's 30th congressional district
- Roy Williams, artist and entertainer for The Walt Disney Studios
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- Fremont High School - School Website
- School Wise Press
- Small School Learning community information, Los Angeles Times
- Racial tension information
- Press conference article