South Gate Middle School

4100 Firestone Blvd.
South Gate, CA 90280
(School attendance zone shown in map)
South Gate Middle School serves 1,379 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (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 36% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% 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: 1,379 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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School Overview

South Gate Middle School's student population of 1,379 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,379 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
63 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of South Gate Middle School is 0.08, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
24%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
36%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Gate Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
96%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
3%
21%
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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
0.08
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Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in South Gate Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Gate 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: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 36% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend South Gate Middle School?
1,379 students attend South Gate Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
96% of South Gate Middle School students are Hispanic, 3% of students are White, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Gate Middle School?
South Gate Middle School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does South Gate Middle School offer ?
South Gate Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is South Gate Middle School part of?
South Gate Middle School is part of Los Angeles Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,379 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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