First Avenue Middle School

  • First Avenue Middle School serves 787 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • First Avenue Middle School operates within the Arcadia Unified School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 787 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students787 students
First Avenue Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %First Avenue Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
First Avenue Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeFirst Avenue Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio28:124:1
First Avenue Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Asian
73%
11%
First Avenue Middle School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
15%
54%
First Avenue Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
2%
6%
First Avenue Middle School Black Students (1990-2015)
White
10%
24%
First Avenue Middle School White Students (1988-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsFirst Avenue Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.440.41
First Avenue Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
15%
50%
First Avenue Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
9%
First Avenue Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Arcadia Unified School District's student population of 9,582 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,593 in this district is less than the state average of $10,966. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,113 is higher than the state average of $11,255. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameArcadia Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
4
Number of Students Managed9,5821,597
Arcadia Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$93 MM$18 MM
Arcadia Unified School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$127 MM$18 MM
Arcadia Unified School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$9,593$10,966
Arcadia Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$13,113$11,255
Arcadia Unified School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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