Van Nuys Middle School

5435 Vesper Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91411
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Van Nuys Middle School serves 894 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (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 23% (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 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 894 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 16%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 23%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Van Nuys Middle School's student population of 894 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
894 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Van Nuys Middle School is 0.24, 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
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
16%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
23%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
87%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
7%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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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?
16% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 23% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Van Nuys Middle School?
894 students attend Van Nuys Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
87% of Van Nuys Middle School students are Hispanic, 7% of students are White, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Van Nuys Middle School?
Van Nuys Middle School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Van Nuys Middle School offer ?
Van Nuys Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Van Nuys Middle School part of?
Van Nuys Middle School is part of Los Angeles Unified School District.

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Date
Spring Break No School
March 25, 2024 (Monday)
LAST DAY OF INSTRUCTION
June 11, 2024 (Tuesday)

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 894 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 16%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 23%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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