8501 Arleta Ave.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Richard E. Byrd Middle School serves 1,257 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,257 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Richard E. Byrd Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Richard E. Byrd Middle School's student population of 1,257 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,257 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Richard E. Byrd Middle School is 0.15, 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
22%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
33%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
12%
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Hispanic
92%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
3%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Richard E. Byrd Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Richard E. Byrd Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Richard E. Byrd Middle School's ranking?

Richard E. Byrd Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 20%).

What schools are Richard E. Byrd Middle School often compared to?

Richard E. Byrd Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Fedde (Pharis F.) Middle School, Hillcrest Middle School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

22% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 33% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Richard E. Byrd Middle School?

1,257 students attend Richard E. Byrd Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

92% of Richard E. Byrd Middle School students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Asian, 3% of students are White, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Richard E. Byrd Middle School?

Richard E. Byrd Middle School has a student ration of 21:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Richard E. Byrd Middle School offer ?

Richard E. Byrd Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

What school district is Richard E. Byrd Middle School part of?

Richard E. Byrd Middle School is part of Los Angeles Unified School District.

School Calendar

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Spring Break
April 03, 2023 (Monday)
Last Day of Instruction
June 09, 2023 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,257 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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