Reginald M. Benton Middle School

15709 E. Olive Branch Rd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 634 students in grades 6-8, Reginald M. Benton Middle School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is higher than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 634 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • : Top 50% in CA
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Reginald M. Benton Middle School's student population of 634 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
634 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Reginald M. Benton Middle School ranks within the top 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Reginald M. Benton Middle School is 0.49, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#4596 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
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23%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Reginald M. Benton Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
49%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
8%
12%
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Hispanic
69%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
17%
21%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.49
This chart display the diversity score of Reginald M. Benton Middle School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Reginald M. Benton Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Reginald M. Benton Middle School's ranking?
Reginald M. Benton Middle School is ranked #4596 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Reginald M. Benton Middle School often compared to?
Reginald M. Benton Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Arlie F. Hutchinson Middle School, Granada Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
23% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
How many students attend Reginald M. Benton Middle School?
634 students attend Reginald M. Benton Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
69% of Reginald M. Benton Middle School students are Hispanic, 17% of students are White, 8% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Reginald M. Benton Middle School?
Reginald M. Benton Middle School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Reginald M. Benton Middle School offer ?
Reginald M. Benton Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Reginald M. Benton Middle School part of?
Reginald M. Benton Middle School is part of Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 634 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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