Sussman Middle School

  • Sussman Middle School serves 1,153 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 24% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 39% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Sussman 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is equal to the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Sussman Middle School's student population of 1,153 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,153 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Sussman Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sussman Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sussman Middle School is 0.21, which is less 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sussman Middle School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sussman Middle School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio24:124:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Sussman Middle School and the average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Sussman Middle School and percentage of American Indian students in California by year, with the latest 2003-04 school year data.
Asian
2%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Sussman Middle School and the percentage of Asian students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
89%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sussman Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
5%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Sussman Middle School and the percentage of Black students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
4%
24%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sussman Middle School and the percentage of White students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sussman Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.210.41
This chart display the diversity score of Sussman Middle School and the average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sussman Middle School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sussman Middle School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDowney Unified School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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