First Avenue Middle

Overview

Student Enrollment
787
Best Middle School in California
#71
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 6th grade to 9th grade
School District Arcadia Unified
Type Public
 Phone (626)821-8362
 Location 301 S. First Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
Charter School No

First Avenue Middle has an academic rating significantly above the average for California middle schools based on its high test performance. It is ranked 71st in the best public middle schools in California.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

The First Avenue Middle student body is mostly Asian Pacific with a smaller Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White10.7%84
Black2.4%19
Hispanic14.1%111
Asian Pacific72.7%572
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%1
Two or more races0%0

Family Income

vs. other California middle schools
Upper 12.3%

15.8% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California middle school median of 55.5%. By this measure, First Avenue Middle students are largely upper income and rank 167th in California for middle school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
6th Grade250
7th Grade255
8th Grade282
Total787

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
74%
Rank in California
71st
Rating
10 out of 10

Students at First Avenue Middle scored an average 74% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state middle school median of 33% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 5.9% of California middle schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls78%81%
Boys71%67%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander84%80%
Black21% to 39%*21% to 39%*
Hispanic35% to 39%*55% to 59%*
Multiracial--
White55% to 59%*70% to 74%*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*less than 50%*
Limited English40% to 49%*11% to 19%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate5%10%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate4%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate5%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.3%2
Boys0.5%2
Girls0%0
California Median0.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Location

First Avenue Middle
301 S. First Ave.
Arcadia, CA
91006
(626)821-8362

10 out of 10 1

District

Arcadia Unified
Arcadia, CA