HOW TO READ THE SCORES : Students' Performance on Basic Skills Exam

The Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills is a multiple-choice examination measuring how well a district's students do against a national average. The scores in three categories are expressed as percentiles, with a score of 50 reflecting the national average established more than a decade ago.

So, a score higher than 50 is above the national average, a score lower than 50 is below the average.

The three areas included in the test are reading, math and language skills.

The latest tests were given last spring by the Los Angeles Unified School District in grades four, seven and nine.

School districts can choose from many different standardized tests and can decide when they are given. Therefore, CTBS score comparisons among districts regionwide are not possible.

On this page appear those latest scores, released last week. To read the scores:

* Find the grade you wish to check: Fourth, seventh or ninth.

* Find your school: Each school is listed alphabetically, under each grade heading. A school including both seventh and ninth grades would be listed twice.

* Check the scores under the column headings: "R" for reading; "M" for math; "L" for learning.

The chart below shows test results for all LAUSD schools over a six-year period. Measured are skills in the three study areas for students in the three grades.

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Subject 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 GRADE 4 Reading 33 36 36 35 36 36 Math 44 47 47 47 48 48 Language 39 41 40 40 42 42 GRADE 7 Reading 33 34 33 31 31 30 Math 44 44 44 40 40 38 Language 38 38 37 36 36 35 GRADE 9 Reading 28 28 27 27 25 25 Math 42 40 40 37 35 35 Language 34 33 32 31 29 29

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4th GRADE

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School R M L Accelerated Charter 21 24 32 Albion 28 30 42 Aldama 36 60 55 Alexandria 34 50 43 Allesandro 35 52 52 Allesandro Magnet 36 61 44 Alta Loma 30 38 35 Ambler 27 30 26 Ambler Magnet 77 84 82 Amestoy 37 50 45 Amestoy Magnet 25 27 28 Anatola 37 37 41 Andasol 63 77 66 Angeles Mesa 30 34 40 Ann 23 36 30 Annalee 36 53 42 Annandale 40 45 39 Apperson 50 54 45 Aragon 38 49 45 Arlington Heights 20 11 19 Arminta 29 36 32 Arroyo Seco Alternate 36 50 36 Ascot 30 52 28 Atwater 34 35 42 Avalon Gardens 37 31 38 Balboa Gifted Magnet 85 95 91 Baldwin Hills 35 36 42 Baldwin Hills Magnet 84 97 97 Bandini 35 53 49 Barrett 24 38 40 Barton Hill 25 28 27 Bassett 28 22 29 Beachy 31 33 30 Beckford 70 89 84 Beethoven 65 82 62 Belvedere 30 64 37 Bertrand 37 60 45 Blythe 38 49 43 Bonita 48 67 65 Braddock 29 34 25 Brainard 33 42 38 Breed 41 54 43 Brentwood Magnet 55 70 62 Bridge 20 27 26 Bright 33 47 55 Broad Ave. 33 44 40 Broadacres 39 49 48 Broadous 10 22 13 Broadous Magnet 33 49 28 Broadway 19 30 32 Brockton 65 61 70 Brooklyn 27 47 30 Bryson 33 53 46 Buchanan 45 59 48 Buchanan Magnet 65 84 78 Budlong 25 32 27 Burbank 34 41 47 Burton 21 30 25 Bushnell 31 32 32 Cabrillo 25 48 35 Cahuenga 53 77 65 Calabash 60 57 56 Calahan 47 63 57 Calvert 58 60 56 Camellia 32 48 38 Canfield 39 53 49 Canoga Park 27 31 35 Cantara 55 73 56 Canterbury 28 34 35 Canterbury Magnet 78 89 86 Canyon 67 72 66 Capistrano 54 56 55 Caroldale 41 59 40 Carpenter 69 78 76 Carson 39 67 46 Carthay Center 8 8 2 Castelar 46 80 62 Castle Heights 56 64 65 Castlebay 67 89 78 Catskill 40 48 48 Century Park 27 37 47 Chandler 36 42 39 Chapman 48 67 51 Charnock Road 43 48 62 Chase 42 50 49 Chatsworth 58 80 59 Cheremoya 31 40 39 Cienega 28 30 31 Cimarron 42 48 45 City Terrace 31 41 44 Clifford 26 45 27 Clover 76 92 92 Coeur D'Alene 51 54 61 Cohasset 18 25 21 Coldwater Canyon 35 43 36 Colfax 41 39 41 Coliseum 30 36 30 Commonwealth 32 49 44 Community School 59 86 61 Compton 19 36 28 Corona 30 43 35 Cowan 54 72 64 Crescent Heights 33 35 33 Crestwood 46 60 50 Dahlia Heights 51 64 60 Danube 38 57 45 Darby 55 73 50 Dayton Heights 20 37 23 Dearborn 48 66 52 Del Amo 40 45 40 Delevan 48 80 59 Dena 41 76 53 Denker 49 72 61 Dixie Canyon 62 82 65 Dolores 37 57 51 Dominguez 30 36 45 Dorris Place 35 61 47 Dublin Env. Magnet 32 48 33 Dyer 25 38 30 Eagle Rock 50 72 61 Eagle Rock Magnet 94 99 98 Eastman 31 50 33 El Dorado 29 41 39 El Oro 51 63 54 El Sereno 32 53 44 Elizabeth 13 23 23 Elysian Heights 33 41 38 Emelita 57 82 83 Encino 49 73 57 Erwin 33 40 38 Eshelman 43 64 56 Esperanza 6 20 22 Euclid 18 30 26 Euclid Magnet 56 74 66 Evergreen 32 44 40 Fair 39 50 38 Fairburn 61 84 77 Farmdale 39 54 38 Fenton 32 44 40 Fernangeles 21 25 26 Figueroa 12 14 15 Fishburn 34 41 38 Fletcher 33 56 32 Florence 27 33 26 Flournoy 17 27 36 Flournoy Magnet 47 77 72 Ford Blvd. 20 37 28 Foshay 23 15 20 Franklin 56 77 62 Fries 33 42 38 Fullbright 47 45 43 Gardena 25 50 26 Gardner 55 82 54 Garvanza 30 22 30 Gates 28 38 36 Gault 39 64 40 Germain 58 80 62 Glassell Park 32 43 39 Gledhill 30 50 41 Gledhill Magnet 51 76 61 Glen Alta 24 31 23 Glenfeliz 30 48 40 Glenwood 34 54 40 Graham 15 24 23 Granada 55 67 59 Grand View 33 41 36 Grant 31 54 39 Grape 14 17 11 Gridley 24 23 26 Griffin 40 57 51 Gulf 32 43 40 Haddon 32 34 34 Halldale 33 45 48 Hamasaki 17 37 40 Hamlin 47 59 55 Hammel 28 50 33 Hancock Park 62 89 64 Harbor City 26 44 30 Harbor Magnet 77 95 92 Harding 32 53 40 Harrison 11 16 9 Hart 24 39 29 Haskell 36 36 44 Haskell Magnet 64 85 70 Hawaiian 9 15 13 Hazeltine 24 35 32 Heliotrope 35 38 26 Herrick 26 45 39 Hillcrest CES Magnet 24 39 45 Hillcrest 11 17 19 Hillside 29 56 40 Hobart 32 61 44 Holmes 12 24 20 Hooper 20 23 19 Hoover 27 39 33 Hubbard 36 48 41 Hughes 14 30 21 Hughes Magnet 55 78 75 Humphreys 22 28 20 Humphreys Magnet 42 47 42 Huntington 24 50 40 Hyde Park 10 10 11 Ivanhoe 65 87 73 Justice 49 63 58 Kennedy 22 27 35 Kenter Canyon 83 95 91 Kentwood 54 57 60 Kester 38 41 52 Kester Magnet 81 93 88 King Jr. 18 31 21 Kittridge 27 39 37 Knollwood 46 57 51 La Salle 20 30 30 Lanai 47 73 58 Lane 42 52 55 Langdon 19 29 18 Lankershim 12 15 19 Lassen 36 59 39 Latona 33 47 31 Laurel 47 57 47 Leapwood 37 41 47 Leland 45 59 49 Lemay 34 29 39 Liberty 33 49 40 Ligget 26 30 26 Lillian 26 49 40 Limerick 38 40 42 Lockhurst 62 80 74 Lockwood 29 32 29 Logan 29 30 32 Loma Vista 29 45 42 Lomita Magnet 53 76 63 Lorena 29 44 33 Loreto 27 33 38 Lorne 33 47 37 Lorne Magnet 60 84 68 Los Angeles 32 48 38 Los Feliz 43 86 60 Loyola Magnet 58 64 69 Loyola Village 63 84 78 Magnolia 34 44 33 Main Street 28 41 34 Malabar 39 63 41 Manchester 15 19 17 Manhattan 28 24 32 Mar Vista 70 82 70 Marianna 36 59 44 Marquez 81 94 88 Marvin 15 27 20 Marvin Magnet 40 38 40 Mayall 37 50 41 Mayberry 34 64 46 McKinley 9 18 16 Melrose 37 37 38 Melvin 49 59 59 Menlo 8 19 11 Meyler 38 43 42 Micheltorena 33 44 32 Mid-City Alternate 11 10 14 Middleton 24 50 40 Miles 23 33 29 Miles Magnet 28 35 35 Miller 7 13 10 Miramante 10 10 16 Monlux 45 53 50 Monlux Magnet 58 72 72 Montague 20 38 30 Montara 37 44 42 Monte Vista 33 47 52 Morningside 25 33 30 Mountain View 56 54 56 Mt. Washington 56 67 69 Multnomah 55 61 61 Multnomah Env. Magnet 35 54 45 Multnomah Gifted Magnet 80 98 95 Murchison 18 30 27 Napa 32 54 44 Nestle 51 82 77 Nevada 50 56 49 Nevin 29 28 35 Noble 22 29 35 Normandie 21 30 21 Normont 24 36 29 Norwood 25 32 29 Nueva Vista 20 27 27 Nueva Vista Magnet 32 43 35 O'Melveny 34 47 36 Open Charter 70 80 72 Osceola 33 57 51 Overland 68 83 75 Oxnard 36 61 49 Pacific Palisades 70 93 70 Pacoima 22 32 28 Palms 30 38 30 Park 30 53 42 Park Western 24 29 27 Parmelee 16 28 25 Parthenia 21 24 32 Paseo Del Rey 60 67 66 Pinewood 37 57 47 Pio Pico 20 28 26 Plainview 45 54 49 Plasencia 36 61 47 Plasencia Magnet 57 78 56 Playa Del Rey 45 56 51 Plummer 32 48 30 Point Fermin 35 54 44 Politi 28 41 33 Pomelo 70 84 77 President 42 48 55 Purche 23 24 27 Queen Anne 30 39 30 Ramona 37 66 45 Ranchito 37 54 40 Raymond 14 20 16 Reseda 31 40 33 Richland 38 43 38 Rio Vista 43 61 46 Ritter 11 28 12 Riverside 54 67 69 Rockdale 55 66 51 Roscoe 38 44 43 Roscomare 72 87 72 Rosemont 28 34 39 Rosewood 51 70 58 Rowan 30 43 38 Russell 8 17 11 Russell Magnet 43 67 53 S. Shores Arts Magnet 55 50 58 San Antonio 21 24 26 San Antonio Magnet 32 20 35 San Fernando 24 37 31 San Gabriel 24 27 30 San Jose 42 42 37 San Jose Magnet 96 99 97 San Miguel 34 37 38 San Miguel Magnet 26 49 36 San Pascual 38 45 36 San Pedro 36 64 37 Santa Monica 26 24 25 Saticoy 47 52 51 Saturn 32 39 34 Selma 28 34 31 Serrania 64 80 70 Sharp 33 48 35 Shenandoah 18 22 22 Sheridan 15 34 26 Sherman Oaks 55 66 67 Sherman Oaks CES 60 66 67 Shirley 35 41 42 Short 28 27 33 Sierra Park 35 52 48 Sierra Vista 10 21 9 Solano 48 85 51 Soto 31 50 30 South Park 9 17 15 Stagg 43 56 44 Stanford 31 48 40 State 29 41 36 Sterry 40 42 40 Stonehurst 27 45 28 Stoner 32 44 45 Strathern 34 50 42 Sunland 41 44 41 Sunny Brae 43 66 51 Sunrise 7 32 12 Superior 60 61 57 Sylmar 18 30 21 Sylvan Park 24 24 25 Taper 65 91 81 Tarzana 38 40 32 Telfair 35 38 33 Toland 31 57 36 Toluca Lake 38 41 42 Topanga 84 73 88 Topeka 51 64 61 Towne 47 78 74 Trinity 20 43 32 Tulsa 49 76 70 Tweedy 31 33 42 Union 29 42 33 Utah 18 36 16 Valerio 23 31 29 Valley Alternate 48 50 51 Valley View 38 53 43 Van Deene 36 48 40 Van Gogh 55 61 55 Van Ness 34 44 45 Van Nuys 32 50 48 Vanalden 35 57 38 Vaughn 36 43 44 Vena 24 41 29 Vena Magnet 67 91 80 Vermont 23 36 25 Vernon City 35 72 22 Victoria 34 47 40 Victory 33 52 45 Vine 27 52 32 Vinedale 43 50 44 Vintage Magnet 58 81 72 Virginia 10 20 17 Wadsworth 20 25 23 Walgrove 40 37 44 Walnut Park 27 35 38 Warner 85 96 94 Weemes 21 28 26 Weigand 6 3 4 Welby 56 60 64 Welby Magnet 92 99 96 West Athens 12 25 17 West Hollywood 35 57 42 West Vernon 19 23 19 Western 23 30 30 Westminster 13 31 20 Westminster Magnet 48 50 50 Westport Heights 44 47 50 Westside Alternate Magnet 36 42 31 Westwood 73 82 88 White Point 60 69 60 Wilbur 61 90 75 Wilmington Park 24 38 29 Wilshire Crest 27 43 42 Wilton Place 28 49 33 Windsor Magnet 44 59 48 Winnetka 37 47 38 Wonderland 72 37 72 Wonderland Gifted Magnet 83 98 86 Woodcrest 12 13 20 Woodlake 55 69 64 Woodland Hills 73 91 79 Woodlawn 26 32 34 Yorkdale 40 66 64 1st St. 44 70 54 2nd St. 25 52 28 3rd St. 66 84 79 4th St. 27 52 36 6th Ave. 15 17 21 7th St. 57 72 68 9th St. 31 59 35 10th St. 24 39 45 15th St. 32 36 46 20th St. 19 21 29 24th St. 31 38 37 28th St. 22 34 23 32nd/USC Magnet 27 30 34 42nd St. 36 30 30 49th St. 16 23 20 52nd St. 12 15 15 54th St 23 19 28 59th St. 19 23 18 61st St. 18 21 20 66th St. 20 36 23 68th St. 16 19 14 74th St. 24 35 32 74th St. Magnet 86 94 91 75th St. 14 19 15 92nd St. 12 17 14 93rd St. 32 50 43 95th St. 16 30 23 96th St. 30 36 35 98th St. 32 38 35 99th St. 15 16 16 102nd St. 11 11 16 107th St. 9 11 12 107th St. Magnet 56 59 51 109th St. 29 32 25 112th St. 18 28 28 116th St. 19 15 11 118th St. 9 10 9 122nd St. 9 15 13 135th St. 26 41 41 153rd St. 37 53 42 156th St. 47 76 61 186th St. 37 59 45 232nd Place 45 54 52

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7th GRADE

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School R M L Adams 18 25 18 Adams Magnet 51 63 58 Arroyo Seco Alternate 36 37 30 Audubon 25 28 26 Audubon Magnet 63 74 65 Bancroft 26 35 28 Bancroft Magnet 42 48 46 Belvedere 22 35 26 Belvedere Media Magnet 26 38 30 Belvedere Music Magnet 33 35 27 Berendo 28 32 33 Bethune 21 27 27 Burbank 29 40 34 Burroughs 38 44 41 Burroughs Magnet 71 81 80 Byrd 31 37 31 Byrd Magnet 60 69 64 Carnegie 29 44 36 Caroldale 42 44 49 Carver 15 25 19 Clay 21 23 23 Columbus 28 42 33 Cooper 4 NA 13 Curtiss 24 27 28 Curtiss Magnet 51 51 55 Dana 34 46 34 Dodson 39 57 48 Dodson Magnet 83 94 87 Drew 14 19 15 Drew Magnet 48 63 52 Eagle Rock 51 53 51 Eagle Rock Magnet 77 89 79 Edison 19 24 22 El Sereno 25 37 31 El Sereno Gifted Magnet 62 78 83 El Sereno Math Magnet 32 38 33 Elizabeth 22 29 24 Emerson 36 51 46 Fleming 37 50 45 Foshay 5 34 32 Frost 52 57 53 Fulton 25 35 28 Gage 25 40 34 Gompers 19 20 19 Griffith 25 29 28 Griffith Magnet 51 63 57 Hale 59 72 65 Harrison 28 22 28 Harte Prep. 21 25 26 Henry 47 53 46 Hollenbeck 21 34 27 Holmes 39 50 38 Holmes Magnet 65 76 74 Irving 27 37 28 Johnson 10 2 7 King 32 46 41 L.A. CES Magnet 70 78 72 Lawrence 42 51 56 Le Conte 24 34 27 Le Conte Magnet 38 59 56 Maclay 21 28 21 Madison 27 40 37 Madison Magnet 51 72 60 Mann 24 28 27 Marina Del Rey 29 35 33 Mark Twain 28 40 32 Markham 18 22 21 Markham Hlth. Magnet 32 51 45 Mid-City Magnet 18 21 19 Millikan 44 50 43 Millikan Magnet 51 53 57 Mount Gleason 37 42 39 Mount Vernon 21 25 27 Muir 17 22 22 Muir Magnet 40 44 46 Mulholland 27 42 38 Nightingale 25 38 29 Nimitz 25 22 28 Nobel 53 69 58 Nobel Magnet 61 72 64 Northridge 27 34 25 Olive Vista 23 29 25 Pacoima 25 35 28 Pacoima Comp. Magnet 50 79 64 Pacoima TV Magnet 57 67 59 Palms 41 44 41 Palms Magnet 84 86 85 Parkman 44 46 47 Peary 29 34 35 Peary Math Magnet 57 72 57 Pio Pico 25 25 28 Porter 39 53 42 Porter Magnet 88 94 90 Portola 49 57 50 Portola Magnet 92 95 89 Reed 44 51 42 Revere 57 61 58 Revere Magnet 63 78 58 San Fernando 23 38 29 Sepulveda 28 38 30 Sepulveda Magnet 84 96 87 Sherman Oaks CES 59 67 64 South Gate 30 34 30 Stevenson 24 35 30 Stevenson Magnet 43 74 46 Sun Valley 27 37 31 Sutter 32 48 39 Valley Alternate 55 48 45 Van Nuys 29 31 25 Van Nuys Magnet 56 67 62 Virgil 29 37 35 Webster 24 27 26 Westside Ldr. Magnet 45 55 45 White 37 53 46 Wilmington 24 31 31 Wright 38 53 44 Wright Magnet 51 61 53 32nd/USC Magnet 44 40 50

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9th GRADE

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School R M L Addams MS 62 59 41 Banning High 20 29 25 Banning Magnet 46 63 58 Bell High 20 29 25 Belmont High 17 27 25 Birmingham High 31 40 35 Birmingham Magnet 37 61 50 Bravo Med. Magnet 50 68 61 Byrd MS 23 35 27 Canoga Park HS 23 37 24 Canoga Park Magnet 47 61 54 Carson High 29 45 36 Chatsworth High 40 57 51 Cleveland High 28 40 23 Cleveland Magnet 75 85 76 Crenshaw High 21 20 18 Crenshaw G/HG Magnet 64 68 68 Crenshaw TCH Magnet 34 33 35 Dorsey High 17 21 18 Dorsey Law Magnet 28 33 24 Dorsey Math Magnet 31 35 32 Downtown Business Magnet 29 45 41 Dntn. Business/Fashion Magnet 33 37 35 Dntn. Business/Library Magnet 52 61 54 Eagle Rock High 31 42 34 Eagle Rock Magnet 87 91 88 El Camino Real High 47 66 52 Elizabeth 15 20 22 Fairfax High 28 37 31 Fairfax Magnet 45 49 56 Foshay 29 42 38 Franklin High 19 29 24 Franklin Magnet 53 78 73 Fremont High 12 16 15 Fremont Math Magnet 29 49 34 Fulton MS 21 29 21 Gardena High 24 26 27 Gardena Lang. Magnet 45 45 56 Garfield High 20 31 26 Garfield Comp. Magnet 38 61 55 Granada Hills High 48 63 52 Granada Hills Magnet 65 83 57 Grant High 25 33 31 Grant Magnet 60 74 64 Hamilton High 24 29 27 Hamilton Hum. Magnet 73 81 74 Hamilton Music Magnet 53 61 63 Highland Park High 30 35 25 Hollywood High 18 29 24 Hollywood Magnet 46 54 44 Huntington Park High 20 29 23 Jefferson High 13 20 18 Jordan High 13 18 15 Kennedy High 23 35 26 Lincoln High 22 42 32 Locke High 13 22 15 Los Angeles CES 68 79 75 Los Angeles High 19 29 26 Los Angeles Magnet 35 54 42 Maclay MS 13 22 16 Madison MS 22 33 27 Manual Arts High 15 20 18 Manual Arts Coll. Prep. 36 37 36 Markham Health Magnet 40 45 49 Marshall High 27 33 34 Mid-City Magnet 22 13 13 Millikan MS 39 59 42 Monroe High 24 42 27 Monroe Law Magnet 63 79 70 Narbonne High 27 45 35 Narbonne Math Magnet 72 92 79 NHHS/Zoo Bio. Magnet 62 74 69 North Hollywood Magnet 97 98 95 Olive Vista MS 18 21 21 Pacoima MS 22 29 23 Palisades Charter 47 59 49 Palisades High 34 40 30 Palisades Magnet 57 76 64 Poly Math Magnet 48 76 60 Reed MS 29 47 36 Reseda High 29 45 18 Roosevelt High 17 26 20 Roosevelt Math Magnet 32 47 40 San Fernando High 20 31 25 San Fernando Magnet 50 78 62 San Pedro High 42 52 44 Sepulveda MS 17 31 16 Sherman Oaks CES 62 74 64 South Gate High 24 31 29 Sun Valley MS 20 29 23 Sylmar Magnet 46 63 55 Taft High 42 57 49 University High 41 63 50 USC Math Magnet 58 66 58 Valley Alternate 58 63 53 Van Nuys High 31 83 32 Van Nuys Arts Magnet 70 84 78 Van Nuys Math Magnet 83 95 88 Van Nuys Medical Magnet 75 93 79 Van Nuys MS 24 35 27 Venice High 32 45 34 Verdugo Hills High 27 33 33 Washington Com. Magnet 44 54 49 Washington Math Magnet 31 37 38 Washington Prep 16 20 18 Westchester High 34 42 37 Westchester Magnet 51 63 58 Westside Leader. Magnet 44 33 50 Wilson High 19 29 25 Wilson Law Magnet 30 45 34

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Source: Los Angeles Unified School District

Technical assistance by systems architect Victor Pulver.

Compiled by Times editorial researcher Tracy Thomas.

For the Record Los Angeles Times Tuesday December 17, 1996 Home Edition Metro Part B Page 3 Metro Desk 2 inches; 52 words Type of Material: Correction CTBS scores--Because of a technical error, the seventh-grade reading score for Foshay Learning Center was incorrectly reported in the listing of CTBS scores in Sunday's Times. The correct score is 25. Also, ninth-grade scores reported for San Fernando High School were actually from San Fernando Middle School; ninth grade had not yet moved to the high school there.
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