Richard Henry Dana Middle School

  • Richard Henry Dana Middle School serves 1,645 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 22% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 32% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Richard Henry Dana Middle School's student population of 1,645 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,645 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Richard Henry Dana Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Richard Henry Dana Middle School is 0.49, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#6627 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
11%
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Hispanic
69%
54%
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Black
9%
6%
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White
16%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.490.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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