May 19, 1998
Yearly Enrollment Comparison The percentage of California students opting to attend private schools followed national trends downward during the 1980s but has remained about the same for the past decade. Californians are less likely than students nationwide to attend private schools, The rate in Los Angeles County exceeds both the state and national averages. Public school enrollment as a percentage of total enrollment in L.A. County in comparison with the state and the nation. L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2009 |
When David and Jacki Horwitz read an article in The Times about Lorelei Oliver's struggle to find a good school for her son Kamal Key, their response was immediate: Perhaps, they inquired, there was a fund to which they could contribute to help the 12-year-old, who had been admitted to a prestigious but costly private campus?
November 30, 1994
The San Fernando Valley is home to more than 200 private schools, where one of every five Valley students attends classes. Today, The Times profiles the largest of those schools. B5
August 4, 2012 |
Every time Elijah Asante is underestimated, doubted or looked upon with skepticism, he rises up and changes attitudes like a fiery preacher delivering a sermon to his flock. He's at it again in his latest challenge, taking over as football coach at Santa Fe Springs St. Paul. He knows it's not just any job he has. As head football coach at a private school, he's been admitted into an exclusive club. He's the only African American football head coach in the Trinity, Serra or Mission leagues, the three most powerful football leagues made up of private schools in the CIF's Southern Section.
July 2, 1987
Despite a last-ditch effort by parents to find new students, officials at Central Christian School say sagging enrollment has forced them to close the small private school after 17 years of operation. Central Baptist Church notified parents June 11 that it was no longer financially feasible to operate the school, which has 81 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. To break even, the school needed another 122 students paying $165-a-month tuition, church officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1997
Re "A Tough Private Choice for Public School Advocate," Oct. 8: LEARN President Mike Roos makes $200,000 a year and his wife is too busy starting a business to pick up their 5-year-old daughter as she waits up to one hour alone at school for a bus to take her to day care, where she will spend the next five hours? What is wrong with this picture? His solution is to switch the little girl to private school for a year and then back to public school so as to protect his public image. If Roos wants to improve schools, he needs to realize that one of the largest problems is not with the school system itself but with the breakdown of the family.