First Avenue Middle

Public 6-8

 301 S. First Ave.
       Arcadia, CA  91006-3802


 (626) 821-8362

District: Arcadia Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
116th of 2,623 California Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  26.7
Number of students:  786

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
70.5%
Hispanic:
14.2%
White:
11.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.0%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, First Avenue Middle ranked better than 95.6% of middle schools in California. It also ranked 2nd among 3 ranked middle schools in the Arcadia Unified School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.19. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details First Avenue Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Arcadia Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Asian (70.5%), Hispanic (14.2%), White (11.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 21% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at First Avenue Middle is 26.7, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Arcadia Unified School District! (See more...)
Compare First Avenue Middle employs 29.4 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

First Avenue Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks First Avenue Middle 116th of 2623 California public middle schools. (See First Avenue Middle in the ranking list.)

Arcadia Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Arcadia Unified 61st of 1512 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for First Avenue Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 90.83 106th 1769 94.0%
2005 91.01 105th 1777 94.1%
2006 92.28 83rd 1804 95.4%
2007 91.64 88th 1999 95.6%
2008 90.85 92nd 2005 95.4%
2009 90.60 95th 2063 95.4%
2010 91.97 64th 2179 97.1%
2011 91.26 66th 2236 97.0%
2012 90.15 77th 2259 96.6%
2013 91.74 55th 2379 97.7%
2015 95.31 97th 2477 96.1%
2016 93.07 141st 2497 94.4%
2017 95.87 98th 2508 96.1%
2018 95.23 117th 2480 95.3%
2019 95.19 116th 2623 95.6%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.7)
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by a student
Saturday, August 31, 2013

Open Quote This is a great environment to live and grow... I am submerged in the music program which is headed by the amazing Mr. D and I just love everything. I don't want to leave!!! Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Open Quote all the students learn so much from the teachers who work there and have an opportunity to take two electives. I <3 First Avenue Middle School!!!!!!!!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for First Avenue Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 369 5 212 54 0 n/a n/a 0 640
1989 344 4 214 66 0 n/a n/a 0 628
1990 311 6 256 82 0 n/a n/a 0 655
1991 318 9 290 94 0 n/a n/a 0 711
1992 250 7 300 80 0 n/a n/a 0 637
1993 237 5 328 69 0 n/a n/a 0 639
1994 191 3 377 70 0 n/a n/a 0 641
1995 264 11 376 73 0 n/a n/a 0 724
1996 264 11 376 73 0 n/a n/a 0 724
1997 205 17 399 73 0 n/a n/a 0 694
1998 185 15 396 77 0 n/a n/a 0 673
1999 162 10 399 83 3 n/a n/a 17 674
2000 154 6 438 80 2 n/a n/a 31 711
2001 146 6 478 86 0 n/a n/a 18 734
2002 154 10 582 74 2 n/a n/a 0 822
2003 154 10 582 74 2 n/a n/a 0 822
2004 134 5 572 68 3 n/a n/a 0 782
2005 142 7 557 68 0 n/a n/a 0 774
2006 135 12 533 89 0 n/a n/a 6 775
2007 119 12 583 101 0 n/a n/a 5 820
2008 95 9 600 102 n/a n/a n/a 1 806
2009 100 9 630 95 0 1 4 0 839
2010 96 11 627 91 0 1 4 0 830
2011 94 9 610 87 0 2 4 0 806
2012 101 10 585 100 1 2 0 0 799
2013 86 11 597 92 1 2 0 0 789
2014 81 15 583 105 0 1 1 0 786
2015 84 19 572 111 0 1 0 0 787
2016 83 17 541 110 0 1 2 0 754
2017 90 18 554 112 1 1 10 0 786

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 First Avenue Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 640 27.4 23.3 n/a
1989 628 27.2 23.0 n/a
1990 655 27.8 23.5 n/a
1991 711 30.0 23.7 n/a
1992 637 30.5 20.8 7.4
1993 639 26.4 24.2 8.0
1994 641 26.0 24.7 10.5
1995 724 27.8 26.0 9.7
1996 724 27.8 26.0 9.7
1997 694 28.7 24.2 11.4
1998 673 29.6 22.7 9.7
1999 674 28.6 23.6 11.6
2000 711 30.2 23.5 13.7
2001 734 31.1 23.6 10.6
2002 822 34.2 24.0 11.3
2003 822 34.2 24.0 11.3
2004 782 33.1 23.6 10.4
2005 774 30.8 25.1 11.5
2006 775 31.5 24.6 15.0
2007 820 31.8 25.8 15.7
2008 806 34.7 23.2 15.4
2009 839 32.8 22.6 19.1
2010 830 34.4 24.1 20.6
2011 806 n/a n/a 23.2
2012 799 31.4 25.4 n/a
2013 789 31.7 24.8 22.2
2014 786 30.7 25.5 25.3
2015 787 28.0 28.1 22.9
2016 754 29.0 26.0 23.9
2017 786 29.4 26.7 21.0

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio First Avenue Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 640 27.4 23.3 n/a
1989 628 27.2 23.0 n/a
1990 655 27.8 23.5 n/a
1991 711 30.0 23.7 n/a
1992 637 30.5 20.8 7.4
1993 639 26.4 24.2 8.0
1994 641 26.0 24.7 10.5
1995 724 27.8 26.0 9.7
1996 724 27.8 26.0 9.7
1997 694 28.7 24.2 11.4
1998 673 29.6 22.7 9.7
1999 674 28.6 23.6 11.6
2000 711 30.2 23.5 13.7
2001 734 31.1 23.6 10.6
2002 822 34.2 24.0 11.3
2003 822 34.2 24.0 11.3
2004 782 33.1 23.6 10.4
2005 774 30.8 25.1 11.5
2006 775 31.5 24.6 15.0
2007 820 31.8 25.8 15.7
2008 806 34.7 23.2 15.4
2009 839 32.8 22.6 19.1
2010 830 34.4 24.1 20.6
2011 806 n/a n/a 23.2
2012 799 31.4 25.4 n/a
2013 789 31.7 24.8 22.2
2014 786 30.7 25.5 25.3
2015 787 28.0 28.1 22.9
2016 754 29.0 26.0 23.9
2017 786 29.4 26.7 21.0

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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