Sussman Middle School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
12500 Birchdale Ave.

Downey, CA 90242
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (562)904-3572
  • Sussman Middle School serves 1,108 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Sussman Middle School operates within the Downey Unified School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1108 students has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,108 students
Sussman Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Sussman Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Sussman Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeSussman Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Sussman Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
American Indian
Sussman Middle School American Indian Students (1990-2004)
Sussman Middle School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Sussman Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
Sussman Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
Sussman Middle School White Students (1988-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsSussman Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.240.41
Sussman Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Sussman Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
Sussman Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Downey Unified School District's student population of 22,658 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,483 in this district is less than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,923 is less than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four years.
School District NameDowney Unified School District
Number of Schools
Number of Students Managed22,6581,597
Downey Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$194 MM$17 MM
Downey Unified School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$204 MM$18 MM
Downey Unified School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$8,483$10,238
Downey Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$8,923$10,739
Downey Unified School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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5  1/5/2012
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