11532 E. Floral Dr.
Whittier, CA 90601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Walter F. Dexter Middle School serves 1,019 students in grades 6-8.
Walter F. Dexter 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (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 44% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Walter F. Dexter Middle School's student population of 1,019 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,019 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Walter F. Dexter Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Walter F. Dexter Middle School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#5600 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
28:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
88%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
5%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.22
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 1,019 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 28:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.22 (Btm 50%)

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