Van Nuys Middle School

  • Van Nuys Middle School serves 1,265 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Van Nuys Middle School operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1265 students has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 63 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,265 students
Van Nuys Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Van Nuys Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
Van Nuys Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeVan Nuys Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio20:124:1
Van Nuys Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Van Nuys Middle School American Indian Students (2009-2012)
Asian
6%
11%
Van Nuys Middle School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
82%
54%
Van Nuys Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
3%
6%
Van Nuys Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
9%
24%
Van Nuys Middle School White Students (1988-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsVan Nuys Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.320.41
Van Nuys Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
72%
50%
Van Nuys Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
9%
Van Nuys Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Los Angeles Unified School District's student population of 642,303 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,903 is higher than the state average of $10,966. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $14,891 is higher than the state average of $11,255. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four years.
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
988
4
Number of Students Managed642,3031,597
Los Angeles Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$8,437 MM$18 MM
Los Angeles Unified School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$9,736 MM$18 MM
Los Angeles Unified School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$12,903$10,966
Los Angeles Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$14,891$11,255
Los Angeles 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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