What is the TMMP?
In order to reduce significant traffic impacts the Los Angeles Department of Transportation required that the school implement a Traffic Monitoring and Mitigation Program (TMMP). Vehicles going to and from the school are reduced via a bus program, carpooling, and limited visitor access. Furthermore, all parking, drop-offs, and pick-ups are not allowed on any of the surrounding residential streets. These requirements are incorporated into the School’s conditions of approval and parents were notified of transportation policies in the Home-School Contract. All students must be signed-up for an approved mode of transportation. Please make sure to inform New West of your selection via our Student Transportation Options form.
What are the boundaries that New West must mitigate traffic?
No student drop-off, pick-ups, or parking is allowed four city blocks from the school: North of Pico Boulevard, South of Santa Monica Boulevard, West of Purdue Avenue, and East of Centinela Avenue. Anyone caught or reported to be violating these rules will receive a written notice. After four written notices, you will be required to go before the school board and your child risks expulsion.
How do I enter and exit the school parking lot?
For traffic regulations and restrictions, New West visitors and staff are only allowed to enter the school parking lot through Missouri Avenue, making a right turn into the school and a right turn out of the school onto Armacost Avenue. NO LEFT TURNS are permitted in and out of the school parking lots at any time.
If I need to come to the school where do I park?
Do not park or drop-off/pick-up on the residential streets or in private parking lots. To enter the school, please walk along Missouri Avenue to our office entrance on Armacost Avenue. If space is available you may park in front of the school on the non-permit parking side. Do not double park.
What is the policy for checking my child out for doctor appointments, the orthodontist, etc.?
Please try to arrange all appointments between 9:00am – 2:15pm and 2:45pm – 3:15pm as to not interfere with carpool.
Can I pick my child up on campus if they are enrolled in the after-school program?
Yes, but only students enrolled in the after-school program may be picked up on campus after 4:00pm. Please park in the first spot available in our parking lot off of Missouri Avenue. Do not park or drop-off/pick-up on the residential streets.
What do I do if my child misses their mode of transportation?
If your child misses their mode of transportation they may be dropped off on campus if the gates are still open. If the gates are closed, you will need to park in front and walk in with your child to sign them in. Do not park or drop-off/pick-up on the residential streets or in private parking lots.
What if I want to change my mode of transportation for the duration of the school year?
You may make a request, however there is no guarantee that you will be accommodated.
What if my child forgets his/her lunch or homework?
Homework, uniforms, lunches and other items may not be dropped-off and any such requests will be prohibited. Students who forget their lunch may purchase snacks and lunch (if available).
Drop-Off & Pick-Up
At what time can the carpool come for morning drop-off and after-noon pick-up?
Morning: Gates open at 7:00am for high school, 8:00am for middle school.
Afternoon: Gates open at 2:15pm for high school, 3:15pm for middle school.
How do I form a carpool?
If you are looking for a carpool, please use our Carpool Connect via Google Forms to share your information and discover families who are also looking. A list of New West parents looking to carpool is here. Your carpool must be approved school administration. Once approved, you will receive a car decal that must remain visible. Vehicles without decals will not be allowed on campus. Decals will be given on a first come, first-serve basis. You may apply for your carpool here.
New West provides four shuttle spots for middle school and two for high school. Please note this year’s changes below.
What are the shuttle pick-up/drop-off times?
Below is the schedule for regular school hours. On minimum days, bus schedules are moved to reflect the new schedule.
North Venice Little League | YELLOW BUS
Although this site is located at 3321 Grand View Boulevard in the City of Los Angeles, its only entrance is located on Centinela Avenue at Rose Avenue. This site is approximately one and three-quarter miles south of the school site and provides a large off-street surface parking lot to accommodate the transfer of students between their respective parent-driven vehicles and the School shuttle buses. Please give pedestrians the right-of-way walking up the hill and do not honk at them or other vehicles. Do not park along the community garden and always park in designated parking spots.
West Los Angeles Civic Center | BLUE BUS
Located at 1645 Corinth Avenue in West Los Angeles. This site is approximately one mile east of the school site and provides a large off-street surface parking lot to accommodate the transfer of students between their respective parent-driven vehicles and the School shuttle buses.
Ladera Park Senior Center | ORANGE BUS
High School Only
Located at 4750 West 62nd Street in the Ladera Heights community of Los Angeles, this site is located approximately six and one-half miles southeast of the school site. An off-street parking lot is provided for the transfer of students to/from the shuttle buses. Only one high school bus trip between this site and the school is planned during both the morning arrival and afternoon dismissal periods.
Westwood Recreation Center | GREEN BUS
Middle School Only
Located at 1350 South Sepulveda Boulevard approximately one and one-quarter miles northeast of the school site on Sepulveda Boulevard just north of Ohio Avenue. An off-street parking lot is provided to accommodate student transfers between the shuttle bus and parent-driven vehicles. Only one bus trip between the School will occur during both the morning arrival and afternoon dismissal periods for middle school. The bus will drop-off and pick-up in the parking lot.
Westchester Recreation Center | RED BUS
Middle School Only
Located at 7000 West Manchester Avenue in the Westchester community of Los Angeles, this site is located approximately seven and a-half miles south of the school site. All parent-driven vehicles will be required to drop-off and pick-up students in the off-street parking lot, who will then transfer between these vehicles and the shuttle bus which will utilize the existing on-street loading zone located on Manchester Avenue adjacent to the park. Only one middle school bus trip between this site and the school is planned during both the morning arrival and afternoon dismissal periods.
What do I do if I have children both in high school and middle school at New West?
Middle School students with siblings in High School may ride together in the morning and/or afternoon on the North Venice Shuttle only if there is space. There will be a half-hour study hall in the morning for middle schoolers and in the afternoon for high schoolers. Please note there is not a high school shuttle for West LA, Westwood, or Westchester and the middle school Ladera bus has been discontinued.
Do the shuttles cost anything?
Shuttles are $450 for the entire year or $225 a semester. For siblings, the price is reduced to $400 per student per year. If you qualify for financial aid, you will receive 50% off Shuttle Transportation to and from school for the entire school year.
Where do I pay for the shuttles?
You can pay on our secure payment page here.
Do the the shuttles make multiple stops?
No. All shuttles go directly for the shuttle location to the school.
Can my child take different shuttles or only occasionally take a shuttle?
No. Students must stick to the mode of transportation they selected for the entire school year. Students assigned shuttles do not need permission to take public transportation or ride in approved carpools.
Can I get on a wait list for the shuttles?
Once shuttles are filled, only students who selected the shuttle will be allowed to ride them. If you would like to be placed on a wait list for a full shuttle, you may sign-up here.
What will happen to students who are disruptive on shuttles?
Use of the shuttles is a privilege. Students who are disruptive on the buses or parents who do not obey traffic rules or are disrespectful to shuttle volunteers or bus drivers will lose the privilege to use the bus. Parents must properly drop-off and pick-up to ensure they do not block traffic or the bus-loading zone.
How do I get public transportation passes?
To obtain a K-12 Student Metro TAP Card, submit a completed application, with required documentation to LA Metro. 30-Day Pass: $24. Single / One-Way Fare: $1. Get an application online: English | Spanish. More information can be found here.
Big Blue Bus Passes can be easily purchased online at or at a transit store. Student passes (which do cost less than an adult regular fare pass) are available at for $40 a month. If anyone prefers to buy a pass from BBB directly, their customer service store is located at 233 Broadway just west of the Third Street Promenade. They can also be reached at (310) 451-5444.
How do I get a shuttle in my neighborhood?
We are always looking for locations that will better serve New West students. Ideal lots are not in use during our weekday bus pick-up and drop-off and are large enough to fit sixty vehicles and a bus. If you know of a lot that could work please send any information you have to Kristopher Valentine.