Nettie L. Waite Middle School

14320 S. Norwalk Blvd.

Norwalk, CA 90650
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (562)921-7981
  • Nettie L. Waite Middle School serves 672 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 13% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 31% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Nettie L. Waite Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Nettie L. Waite Middle School operates within the Norwalk-la Mirada Unified School District.

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School Overview

  • Nettie L. Waite Middle School's student population of 672 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students672 students
Gender %Nettie L. Waite Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Students by GradeNettie L. Waite Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Nettie L. Waite Middle School is ranked within the bottom 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 25:1 has increased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Nettie L. Waite Middle School is 0.17, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Asian
4%
11%
Hispanic
91%
54%
Black
3%
6%
White
1%
24%
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
All Ethnic GroupsNettie L. Waite Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.170.64
Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Nettie L. Waite Middle School is Norwalk-la Mirada 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.
    • Norwalk-la Mirada Unified School District's student population of 18,687 students has decreased by 5% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $11,136 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 $11,372 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameNorwalk-la Mirada Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    28
    4
    Number of Students Managed18,6871,585
    Norwalk-la Mirada Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    29%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    45%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$220 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$225 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$11,136$11,049
    District Spending / Student$11,372$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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