Ernest Lawrence Middle School

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Tel: (818)678-7900
  • Ernest Lawrence Middle School serves 1,465 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 41% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 49% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Ernest Lawrence Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Ernest Lawrence Middle School operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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School Overview

  • Ernest Lawrence Middle School's student population of 1465 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,465 students
Gender %Ernest Lawrence Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
Students by GradeErnest Lawrence Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Ernest Lawrence Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ernest Lawrence Middle School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio27:124:1
Asian
24%
11%
Hispanic
52%
54%
Black
5%
6%
White
18%
24%
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsErnest Lawrence Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.640.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Ernest Lawrence Middle School is Los Angeles Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Los Angeles Unified School District's student population of 633,165 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $12,871 is higher than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $14,853 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
    School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    1,020
    4
    Number of Students Managed633,1651,585
    Los Angeles Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    28%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    38%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$8,437 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$9,736 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$12,871$11,049
    District Spending / Student$14,853$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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    I feel safe at this school and the highly gifted/gifted magnet program is outstanding! Although I am earning at a 7th grade level instead of a sixth grade level, I feel more comfortable on my subjects at school!
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