First Avenue Middle School

301 S. First Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
First Avenue Middle School serves 800 students in grades 6-8.
First Avenue Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Placements

First Avenue Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

First Avenue Middle School's student population of 800 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students800 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

First Avenue Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of First Avenue Middle School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#577 out of 9602 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
73%
12%
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Hispanic
13%
54%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
12%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.440.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameArcadia Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to First Avenue Middle School is Rancho Learning Center (Alternative) (0.3 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Arcadia Rancho Learning Center (Alternative) Alternative School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 1-12 | 51 students
    0.3 miles
    150 S. Third Ave.
    Arcadia, CA 91006
    (626) 821-6629
    0.3 1-12 51
  • Arcadia Arcadia High School Math: 63% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 3,306 students
    0.7 miles
    180 Campus Dr.
    Arcadia, CA 91007
    (626) 821-1711
    0.7 9-12 3,306
  • Monrovia Monrovia High School Magnet School
    Math: 34% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,689 student
    0.9 miles
    845 W. Colorado Blvd.
    Monrovia, CA 91016
    (626) 471-2800
    0.9 9-12 1,689
  • Arcadia Richard Henry Dana Middle School Math: 77% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 6-8 | 710 students
    0.9 miles
    1401 S. First Ave.
    Arcadia, CA 91006
    (626) 821-8361
    0.9 6-8 710
  • Arcadia Camino Grove Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 628 students
    1.0 miles
    700 Camino Grove Ave.
    Arcadia, CA 91007
    (626) 821-8353
    1 K-5 628

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