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School Accountability Report Card
About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2018—19)
Last updated: 1/28/2019
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2018—19)
CNCA #2, formerly known as the Harvard site, serves students who reside within areas of Central Los Angeles, including the communities of MacArthur Park, Pico Union, Wilshire Corridor, and Echo Park. CNCA Kayne Siart currently serves 618 students in a Kindergarten through 8th grade setting. About 13% of our student population receives additional services through the IEP process, 98% of our student population are Latinos, about 97% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch, and about 70% of our students are/were identified as English Language Learners.
The MacArthur park neighborhood home to CNCA is one of the poorest and most densely populated neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Our community has the highest percentage of severe overcrowding in Los Angeles. The community we serve has the greatest concentration of single parent households (50-88% over twice the city average), the highest non-fluency in English (40-66% speak English “not well” or “not at all”), and the lowest availability of automobiles (housing units with no vehicle available ranges from 46% to 90% - over three times the city average) in the city of Los Angeles. Foreign-born residents represent 61% of the community, compared with 11% in the United States. Annual income within this district is the lowest in Los Angeles area: the average median income is $11,475 in our community. The poverty rate in the area is 35% compared with the citywide rate of 18%. Rentals represent 82% of housing units in the neighborhood versus 34% nationally. As a tuition-free, non-sectarian-public school of choice, we do not discriminate based upon race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, culture, disability, or sexual orientation. (Demographic data taken from LA County Children’s Planning Council, based on US Bureau of Census, 2000).
Many of our families are considered to live below the poverty level and have parents who have received less than a high school education. Yet, our families are extremely invested in providing their children with a high quality education. Upon enrolling at CNCA, very few students leave the school during the school year or from year to year. Our parents engage in their students’ education through a high level of expectation for family involvement every year, including workshops, events, and service hours. Parents are also involved in our School Site Based Council (a decision making body on campus), our English Learners Advisory Committee, our Health and Wellness Committee, and our School Culture Planning Committee. We view parent involvement as a key reason for our success and provide a full-time parent coordinator at each our campuses.
CNCA has formed a number of partnerships over the course of our existence, which we believe contributes to our success. We currently have educational partnerships with YOLA at Camino Nuevo to provide our students with robust music instruction 5-8 hours a week both in-school and out of school. Music starts at Kindergarden and students eventually join the YOLA at CNCA orchestra. We have also partnered with the National Council of La Raza to implement a service-learning leadership based curriculum in our middle school which focuses on the development of leadership skills, service-learning projects, and presenting at national conferences. We have partnered with the Bresee Foundation, which is an organization actively involved with our community. We have partnered with them to provide parenting classes, financial resources, and ESL classes through their family source center.
CNCA #2 has also partnered with the Youth Policy Institute to provide afterschool enrichment and academic support for students K-8. For student services, we have partnered with USC School of Mental Health and Didi Hirsch to provide mental health and counseling services for students. All of our partnerships, supports, and decisions are aligned with the mission of our school and our deep belief in the capabilities of every student. Our organization focuses on three academic levers; Language, Standards, and Literacy. In addition, CNCA Kayne Siart also recognizes essential aspects needed to best support the community we serve, our Continuum of Care; Parents as Partners, Experiential Learning opportunities, and resources to support the Whole Child.
This year’s LCAP goals have helped reinforce our school mission of preparing students for college. By effectively supporting English Language Learners through explicit systematic instruction, providing professional development to teachers focused on planning, assessing, and understanding specific ELD level needs, CNCA #2 has been able to increase the numbers of ELL’s moving across ELD levels. Specifically, this year we have focused on increasing unit assessments and tracking student's criteria for reclassification. In addition to focusing on ELL students, CNCA #2 has been focusing on effectively supporting all learners to read on grade level and making yearly growth towards reading on grade level. There has been a robust program and intervention support to continue to increase the amount of students reading on grade-level. From an instructional lens, the focus of this year's work has been on math support and professional development. Specifically, support teachers for understanding target strategies at their grade-level and using number talks to build students fluency and skills.
Last updated: 2/1/2019
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2017—18)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 2/1/2019
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2017—18)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||0.4 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.4 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||98.4 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.0 %|
|Two or More Races||0.0 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||93.9 %|
|English Learners||49.4 %|
|Students with Disabilities||12.3 %|
|Foster Youth||0.4 %|