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 1,153 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is equal to 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 1153 students has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,153 students
Gender %Sussman Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
Students by GradeSussman Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.21 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 Ratio24:124:1
Asian
2%
11%
Hispanic
89%
54%
Black
5%
6%
White
4%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsSussman Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.210.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
9%

District Comparison

  • Downey Unified School District's student population of 22,581 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,483 in this district is less than the state average of $10,991. 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 $11,482. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four years.
School District NameDowney Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
4
Number of Students Managed22,5811,564
Downey Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
District Total Revenue$194 MM$17 MM
Downey Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2016)
District Spending$204 MM$18 MM
Downey Unified School District District Spending (1992-2016)
District Revenue / Student$8,483$10,991
Downey Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1997-2016)
District Spending / Student$8,923$11,482
Downey Unified School District District Spending / Student (1997-2016)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2016 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Downey Alameda Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: KG-3 | 607 students
    0.4 miles
    8613 E. Alameda St.
    Downey, CA 90242
    (562)904-3589
    0.4 KG-3 607
  • Downey Ward Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: KG-3 | 452 students
    0.4 miles
    8851 E. Adoree St.
    Downey, CA 90242
    (562)904-3591
    0.4 KG-3 452
  • Downey Alternative Opportunity Programs Alternative School
    Charter School
    Grades: KG-12 | 97 students
    0.6 miles
    12830 Columbia Way
    Downey, CA 90242
    (562)803-8203
    0.6 KG-12 97
  • Downey Imperial Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: KG-3 | 545 students
    0.6 miles
    8133 Imperial Hwy.
    Downey, CA 90242
    (562)904-3578
    0.6 KG-3 545
  • Downey Los Angeles County Rop High School Vocational School
    Charter School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.7 miles
    9300 Imperial Hwy., Clark Bldg
    Downey, CA 90242
    (562)922-6850
    0.7 9-12 n/a

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5  1/5/2012
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California public schools have a diversity score of 0.41, which is higher than the national average of 0.32. The most diverse school district in California is Natomas Unified School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.