John Burroughs Middle School

  • John Burroughs Middle School serves 1,842 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 44% (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 58% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • John Burroughs Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • John Burroughs Middle School operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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School Overview

  • John Burroughs Middle School's student population of 1842 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,842 students
Gender %John Burroughs Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
Students by GradeJohn Burroughs Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • John Burroughs Middle School is ranked within the top 30% 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 28:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of John Burroughs 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)
44%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio28:124:1
Asian
32%
11%
Hispanic
50%
54%
Black
10%
6%
White
7%
24%
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsJohn Burroughs Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.640.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of John Burroughs 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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