Whaley Middle School

  • Whaley Middle School serves 632 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Whaley 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.

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School Overview

  • Whaley Middle School's student population of 632 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 27% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students632 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whaley Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whaley Middle School is 0.17, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#8225 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
91%
54%
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Black
9%
5%
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White
n/a
23%
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.170.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCompton Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Whaley middle school is a good school and the teachers are awesome and this teacher name Mr.Cook is a boring teacher he never tell us to do anything he only tell us to sit down and go to sleep
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THE QUALITY OF ACADEMICS DOES NOT MATTER AT ALL TO THE TEACHERS AT THIS SCHOOL. WHALEY STAFF IS GRADUATING STUDENTS IN THE EIGHT GRADE THAT DO NOT KNOW HOW TO READ. MOST STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL DO NOT COMPREHEND THEIR GRADE MATERIAL. THE SCHOOL RESTROOMS WERE ALL LOCKED, I TOOK PICTURES WHEN I ASKED A STAFF MEMBER TO OPEN THE RESTROOM FOR A STUDENT. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO I TRIED EVERYTHING I AM GETTING NO HELP.
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