President: Dr. Richard Gray
Principal: Brother Christopher Brady, FSC
College Counselor: Ms. Teresa Baldonado
College Counselor: Mr. Owen Hou '90
Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
School History and the Lasallian Tradition
La Salle High School was founded in 1956 at the request of the Archbishop of Los Angeles who wanted a Catholic boys high school to serve the northern and eastern sections of the San Gabriel Valley. La Salle High School continues to function as a private Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school. It is a Lasallian School- an educational institution that draws its philosophy and inspiration from the Christian Brothers, whose reputation for excellence in education extends back to the year 1680. The Christian Brothers , assisted by more than 85,000 lay colleagues, teach over 930,000 students in 83 countries. These schools serve nearly every ethnic group and religion around the world. In addition to providing strong academics, each Lasallian school creates a community of persons deeply conscious of their responsibilities to each other, which is central to their success.
La Salle High School is dedicated to excellent students performance in academics, arts and athletics. Of particular importance is La Salle High School's call to carry out the Mission established by its founder, Saint John Baptist De La Salle, "to give a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor." Lancer athletics, Student Life, visual and performing arts, honors and service societies, student clubs and organizations, and student television broadcasts and publications, provide a healthy and warm community atmosphere for all La Salle students.
Courses meet in 95 minute blocks, 3 times in a 7-day rotation
The La Salle curriculum includes 15 Advanced Placement courses, in addition to honors courses in English, math, science, social studies and Spanish. Enrollment in AP and Honors courses is restricted to those who qualify through placement tests and teacher recommendations.
Enrollment in AP science courses and AP Studio Art is restricted to those students who have already taken a one-year prerequisite course. All students enrolled in AP courses are required to sit for the corresponding Advanced Placement exams.
Approximately 177 students take the AP exams each year, with a 69% pass rate in the last three years.
Entering Freshmen scoring in the top 5% of the entrance examination may be identified as scholars and offered a renewable scholarship.
2011-2012 National Merit Scholarship Program
5 Commended Scholars
2011-2012 National Hispanic Scholarship Awards
Asian & Pacific Islander- 14.5%
Other/Multi-Racial/Decline to State- 13.8%
Traditional A-F scale, with plus and minus, is used. Grade point average is computed on A=4, D=1. There is no grade of A+. Honors and AP courses are weighted with one extra point when calculating GPA. La Salle High School does not rank its students.
A Excellent 100 – 94%
A – 93 – 90%
B+ 89 – 87%
B Above Avg. 86 – 83%
B – 82 – 80%
C+ 79 – 77%
C Average 76 – 73%
C – 72 – 70%
D+ 69 – 67%
D Below Avg. 66 – 63%
D – 62 – 60%
F Failure 59 – 0%
The average (mean) SAT scores for the Class of 2012 are as follows:
MATH: 568, VERBAL: 570, WRITING: 583
Over the past four years, 99% of graduates have enrolled in college with 87% attending four-year universities and 30% attending out-of-state universities.