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Port of Los Angeles High School

Port of Los Angeles High School is a coeducational public charter school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Port of Los Angeles High School says

The school-wide vision of POLAHS is informed by the belief that as educated persons of the twenty-first century, our graduates will be able to:

Communicate effectively through reading, writing, speaking and listening. Understand and apply higher order thinking skills including critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving, and decision making. Demonstrate a strong work ethic and self-motivation in school in order to become responsible and contributing members of society as adults. Develop the skills necessary to work effectively alone and in cooperative settings. Cultivate a positive attitude toward becoming life-long learners. Use technology to access information, apply research skills, and solve problems in preparation for higher education and the world of work. Develop an in-depth understanding and appreciation of how other countries and cultures work in order to become better citizens of the world. Be aware of major events worldwide and the implications of geography in order to understand the complexities of a global society and the impact of commerce on the environment and communities around the globe. Demonstrate the knowledge of, and the desire for, physical fitness, healthy living, and mental well-being.

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Offers a college preparatory program with a focus on international business and maritime studies.

Mission Statement

To successfully educate all students by providing an innovative, college preparatory core academic curriculum with optional specializations in international business and maritime studies. All students will graduate from high school, will be prepared and motivated for college, and will be introduced to a variety of job pathways.




Public charter schools are supported through lower levels of direct, public funding, as well as though private subsidies. As with district public schools, they do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Test Scores

19 Average score for the ACT Composite

1392 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 448
SAT Verbal 482
SAT Writing 462

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP was Met Overall for the year 2012.

AYP for Graduation was Met for the year 2012.

AYP for Math was Met for the year 2012.

AYP for Reading was Met for the year 2012.

AYP is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests.


Port of Los Angeles High School received a Silver award from US News in 2013.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 933
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 228
10 246
11 240
12 219

Port of Los Angeles High School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Port of Los Angeles High School's enrollment numbers.

Gender 46% Male / 54% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Socioeconomic Diversity

1% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Port of Los Angeles High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 20%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2%
Multi-racial 20%
Hispanic/Latino 67%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Principal   Gaetano Scotti


The POLAHS Polar Bears know how to have fun! Students participate in over twenty clubs, ten athletic sports, yearbook, student council, internships, fundraisers, and dances each year. POLAHS students volunteer more than 10,000 service hours each year with over 100 local organizations. There's a time to leave the books behind to explore of all types of talent, skill, and interest within our school community.
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