Birmingham Community Charter High School is a public coeducational high school in the neighborhood/district of Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles, California, United States. It was founded in 1953 as a 7–12 grade combined high school, and became solely a senior high school in 1963. The school has a Van Nuys address and serves Lake Balboa, parts of Encino, and Amestoy Estates. The school is within the Los Angeles Unified School District but it is operated as an internal charter school.HistoryThe school opened in 1953, during the immediate post-World War II era. Originally it housed many White children from families newly settled in the San Fernando Valley. As of the 1960s the White families were middle class, and many of them had settled in the San Fernando Valley from the East Coast and the Midwest.In 1994 Northrop Corp. gave the school a $1,000 grant for mathematics and/or science curriculum and instruction, and the mathematics department used it to procure calculators and computer software.By 2006 the student demographics became majority Latino and Hispanic.