Richard Henry Dana Middle

Public 6-8

 1401 S. First Ave.
       Arcadia, CA  91006-4134


(626) 821-8361

District: Arcadia Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
165th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,378 Help


Students who attend Richard Henry Dana Middle usually attend:

High:    Arcadia High

Feeder schools for Richard Henry Dana Middle:

Elementary:    Camino Grove Elementary
    Longley Way Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  21.7 Help
Number of students:  622

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
69.8%
Hispanic:
18.2%
White:
6.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.8% Help


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Compare Details Richard Henry Dana Middle ranks better than 94.1% of middle schools in California. It also ranks last among 3 ranked middle schools in the Arcadia Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.53. (See more...)
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Compare Details Richard Henry Dana Middle has the smallest middle school student body size in the Arcadia Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Asian (69.8%), Hispanic (18.2%), White (6.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 33.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Richard Henry Dana Middle is 21.7, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Arcadia Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Richard Henry Dana Middle is $11,378, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Arcadia Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Richard Henry Dana Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Richard Henry Dana Middle 165th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Richard Henry Dana Middle in the ranking list.)

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Arcadia Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Arcadia Unified 105th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Richard Henry Dana Middle

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Rank History for all students at Richard Henry Dana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 88.52 141st 1769 92.0%
2005 80.05 286th 1777 83.9%
2006 90.75 114th 1804 93.7%
2007 91.81 83rd 1999 95.8%
2008 91.41 82nd 2005 95.9%
2009 92.01 66th 2063 96.8%
2010 91.39 74th 2179 96.6%
2011 90.49 81st 2236 96.4%
2012 88.08 129th 2259 94.3%
2013 91.75 54th 2379 97.7%
2015 96.52 61st 2477 97.5%
2016 95.41 88th 2497 96.5%
2017 95.92 94th 2508 96.3%
2018 93.91 153rd 2480 93.8%
2019 93.79 176th 2715 93.5%
2022 95.24 130th 2740 95.3%
2023 94.53 164th 2788 94.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Richard Henry Dana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.64 146th 1364 89.3%
2019 65.45 240th 1442 83.4%
2022 96.20 24th 1540 98.4%
2023 92.30 44th 1523 97.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Richard Henry Dana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 86.88 122nd 1532 92.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Richard Henry Dana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.24 103rd 2230 95.4%
2019 96.69 40th 2369 98.3%
2022 90.19 145th 2458 94.1%
2023 94.68 87th 2535 96.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Richard Henry Dana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.77 175th 2262 92.3%
2019 91.25 192nd 2380 91.9%
2022 93.77 157th 2509 93.7%
2023 94.17 151st 2535 94.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Richard Henry Dana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.56 299th 1369 78.2%
2019 77.59 207th 1491 86.1%
2022 77.60 201st 1531 86.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Richard Henry Dana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.74 119th 2273 94.8%
2019 94.45 144th 2407 94.0%
2022 95.28 126th 2527 95.0%
2023 93.53 163rd 2546 93.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Richard Henry Dana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.35 192nd 700 72.6%
2019 71.37 233rd 745 68.7%
2022 72.91 205th 733 72.0%
2023 71.77 210th 717 70.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Richard Henry Dana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.23 555th 2072 73.2%
2019 58.01 732nd 2213 66.9%
2022 76.95 355th 2359 85.0%
2023 48.70 1017th 2379 57.3%
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Rank History for White students at Richard Henry Dana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.01 375th 1496 74.9%
2019 74.08 374th 1602 76.7%
2022 54.57 686th 1555 55.9%
2023 74.33 341st 1549 78.0%
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Enrollment information for Richard Henry Dana Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 380 0 152 10 0 n/a n/a 0 542
1989 338 2 200 26 0 n/a n/a 0 566
1990 318 2 244 37 0 n/a n/a 0 601
1991 300 3 274 50 0 n/a n/a 0 627
1992 294 4 322 65 0 n/a n/a 0 685
1993 301 9 378 76 0 n/a n/a 0 764
1994 326 9 407 72 0 n/a n/a 0 814
1995 287 3 426 76 0 n/a n/a 0 792
1996 287 3 426 76 0 n/a n/a 0 792
1997 263 2 441 63 1 n/a n/a 0 770
1998 263 0 434 54 2 n/a n/a 0 753
1999 243 1 463 69 0 n/a n/a 0 776
2000 228 4 484 76 1 n/a n/a 6 799
2001 214 7 550 80 0 n/a n/a 0 851
2002 206 5 532 85 1 n/a n/a 0 829
2003 206 5 532 85 1 n/a n/a 0 829
2004 182 6 548 84 0 n/a n/a 0 820
2005 163 7 567 104 0 n/a n/a 0 841
2006 149 6 581 98 1 n/a n/a 6 841
2007 125 6 587 99 0 n/a n/a 6 823
2008 127 7 615 79 n/a n/a n/a 0 828
2009 114 11 568 83 1 0 5 0 782
2010 111 16 553 89 2 0 4 0 775
2011 96 11 513 97 1 1 8 0 727
2012 99 13 559 111 2 1 0 0 785
2013 103 15 563 103 2 1 0 0 787
2014 105 17 558 101 2 0 0 0 783
2015 97 14 526 107 3 0 0 0 747
2016 97 14 525 101 2 0 4 0 743
2017 86 11 523 100 0 0 8 0 728
2018 82 10 509 104 0 0 5 0 710
2019 81 11 510 121 4 0 4 0 731
2020 64 10 501 113 4 1 9 0 702
2021 61 11 480 101 4 2 9 0 668
2022 48 11 422 96 1 2 13 0 593
2023 42 7 434 113 1 1 24 0 622

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Richard Henry Dana Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 542 23.5 23.0 n/a
1989 566 23.7 23.8 n/a
1990 601 25.0 24.0 n/a
1991 627 26.5 23.6 n/a
1992 685 26.9 25.4 2.6
1993 764 32.9 23.2 5.2
1994 814 35.2 23.1 6.4
1995 792 30.8 25.7 9
1996 792 30.8 25.7 9
1997 770 31.4 24.5 8.1
1998 753 32.4 23.2 4.9
1999 776 33.4 23.2 8.4
2000 799 33.2 24.1 10.8
2001 851 35.2 24.2 10.9
2002 829 35.5 23.4 12.1
2003 829 35.5 23.4 12.1
2004 820 33.6 24.4 14
2005 841 32.8 25.6 12.4
2006 841 34.9 24.1 12.2
2007 823 32.2 25.6 12.6
2008 828 36.8 22.5 13.8
2009 782 29.4 24.1 14.6
2010 775 33.3 23.2 17.3
2011 727 n/a n/a 19.9
2012 785 31.2 25.1 n/a
2013 787 29.4 26.7 20.3
2014 783 29.8 26.2 23
2015 747 30.0 24.9 23.6
2016 743 29.0 25.6 25.4
2017 728 30.3 23.9 24.2
2018 710 31.0 22.8 28.7
2019 731 32.2 22.6 29
2020 702 n/a n/a 30.5
2021 668 30.2 22.0 33.4
2022 593 29.2 20.2 27.7
2023 622 28.6 21.7 33.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Richard Henry Dana Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 542 23.5 23.0 n/a
1989 566 23.7 23.8 n/a
1990 601 25.0 24.0 n/a
1991 627 26.5 23.6 n/a
1992 685 26.9 25.4 2.6
1993 764 32.9 23.2 5.2
1994 814 35.2 23.1 6.4
1995 792 30.8 25.7 9
1996 792 30.8 25.7 9
1997 770 31.4 24.5 8.1
1998 753 32.4 23.2 4.9
1999 776 33.4 23.2 8.4
2000 799 33.2 24.1 10.8
2001 851 35.2 24.2 10.9
2002 829 35.5 23.4 12.1
2003 829 35.5 23.4 12.1
2004 820 33.6 24.4 14
2005 841 32.8 25.6 12.4
2006 841 34.9 24.1 12.2
2007 823 32.2 25.6 12.6
2008 828 36.8 22.5 13.8
2009 782 29.4 24.1 14.6
2010 775 33.3 23.2 17.3
2011 727 n/a n/a 19.9
2012 785 31.2 25.1 n/a
2013 787 29.4 26.7 20.3
2014 783 29.8 26.2 23
2015 747 30.0 24.9 23.6
2016 743 29.0 25.6 25.4
2017 728 30.3 23.9 24.2
2018 710 31.0 22.8 28.7
2019 731 32.2 22.6 29
2020 702 n/a n/a 30.5
2021 668 30.2 22.0 33.4
2022 593 29.2 20.2 27.7
2023 622 28.6 21.7 33.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Richard Henry Dana Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,378

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Richard Henry Dana Middle

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 176th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 164th of 2788 Middle schools
 0.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Richard Henry Dana Middle)77.270
 7.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Arcadia Unified)77.274
 3.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Richard Henry Dana Middle)71.768.1
 3.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Arcadia Unified)74.169.9
 4.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Richard Henry Dana Middle)72.775.8
 3.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Arcadia Unified)77.277.4
 0.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Richard Henry Dana Middle)72.774.3
 1.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Arcadia Unified)75.568.2
 7.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Richard Henry Dana Middle)74.869.6
 5.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Arcadia Unified)79.771.1
 8.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Richard Henry Dana Middle)81.270.3
 10.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Arcadia Unified)81.367.3
 14%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Richard Henry Dana Middle)54.552.1
 2.4%
   8th Grade Science (Arcadia Unified)62.854.3
 8.6%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students731622
 14.9%
African American117
 36.4%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian510434
 14.9%
Hispanic121113
 6.6%
Pacific Islander01
White8142
 48.1%
Two or More Races424
 500%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients29%33.8%
 4.8%


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Yes. Richard Henry Dana Middle ranks in the top 5.9% of California middle schools.

Students who attend Richard Henry Dana Middle usually go on to attend Arcadia High

Students at Richard Henry Dana Middle are 70% Asian, 18% Hispanic, 7% White, 4% Two or more races, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 622 students attended Richard Henry Dana Middle.


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