Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

Public 6-8

 9633 Tweedy Ln.
       Downey, CA  90240-3140


(562) 904-3580

District: Downey Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
778th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,791 Help


Students who attend Griffiths (Gordon) Middle usually attend:

High:    Warren (Earl) High

Feeder schools for Griffiths (Gordon) Middle:

Elementary:    Price (Maude) Elementary
    Rio Hondo Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  25.6 Help
Number of students:  1,296

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
91.5%
White:
4.2%
Asian:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.4% Help


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Compare Details Griffiths (Gordon) Middle ranks better than 72.2% of middle schools in California. It also ranks first among 4 ranked middle schools in the Downey Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 65.02. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (91.5%), White (4.2%), Asian (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 68.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Downey Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Griffiths (Gordon) Middle is 25.6. 2 middle schools in the Downey Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Griffiths (Gordon) Middle is $12,791, which is the 2nd highest among 4 middle schools in the Downey Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Griffiths (Gordon) Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Griffiths (Gordon) Middle 778th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Griffiths (Gordon) Middle in the ranking list.)

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Downey Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Downey Unified 594th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

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Rank History for all students at Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 52.39 732nd 1769 58.6%
2005 48.95 819th 1777 53.9%
2006 42.70 948th 1804 47.5%
2007 46.44 971st 1999 51.4%
2008 53.64 840th 2005 58.1%
2009 56.41 829th 2063 59.8%
2010 58.17 832nd 2179 61.8%
2011 65.73 666th 2236 70.2%
2012 65.07 704th 2259 68.8%
2013 72.23 530th 2379 77.7%
2015 59.89 861st 2477 65.2%
2016 61.78 821st 2497 67.1%
2017 59.36 891st 2508 64.5%
2018 63.52 774th 2480 68.8%
2019 63.11 839th 2715 69.1%
2022 57.54 956th 2740 65.1%
2023 65.02 777th 2788 72.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.25 777th 1364 43.0%
2019 46.35 511th 1442 64.6%
2022 34.09 1015th 1540 34.1%
2023 52.81 390th 1523 74.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 53.47 495th 1532 67.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.64 488th 2230 78.1%
2019 70.29 482nd 2369 79.7%
2022 65.19 616th 2458 74.9%
2023 71.35 488th 2535 80.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.53 612th 2262 72.9%
2019 63.14 766th 2380 67.8%
2022 63.00 755th 2509 69.9%
2023 68.97 645th 2535 74.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.96 483rd 1369 64.7%
2019 56.07 456th 1491 69.4%
2022 54.65 484th 1531 68.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.21 878th 2273 61.4%
2019 59.83 805th 2407 66.6%
2022 50.73 1036th 2527 59.0%
2023 58.82 843rd 2546 66.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 91.32 7th 733 99.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.94 290th 2072 86.0%
2019 78.66 331st 2213 85.0%
2022 72.71 431st 2359 81.7%
2023 80.83 302nd 2379 87.3%
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Rank History for White students at Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.41 678th 1496 54.7%
2019 40.58 940th 1602 41.3%
2022 42.94 868th 1555 44.2%
2023 47.93 783rd 1549 49.5%
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Enrollment information for Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 411 9 85 264 7 n/a n/a 0 776
1989 377 7 91 274 10 n/a n/a 0 759
1990 400 9 88 320 8 n/a n/a 0 825
1991 410 6 88 341 8 n/a n/a 0 853
1992 411 16 82 396 8 n/a n/a 0 913
1993 412 16 101 450 12 n/a n/a 0 991
1994 357 15 113 493 12 n/a n/a 0 990
1995 330 21 109 612 6 n/a n/a 0 1078
1996 330 21 109 612 6 n/a n/a 0 1078
1997 282 22 103 667 6 n/a n/a 0 1080
1998 279 27 92 702 7 n/a n/a 0 1107
1999 253 35 92 783 10 n/a n/a 0 1173
2000 255 30 97 785 7 n/a n/a 2 1176
2001 254 28 109 831 6 n/a n/a 1 1229
2002 261 32 112 986 13 n/a n/a 0 1404
2003 261 32 112 986 13 n/a n/a 0 1404
2004 230 43 96 978 12 n/a n/a 0 1359
2005 204 42 85 1024 6 n/a n/a 0 1361
2006 177 50 77 1008 5 n/a n/a 1 1318
2007 144 47 69 1007 3 n/a n/a 3 1273
2008 128 36 73 1024 6 n/a n/a 0 1267
2009 114 31 55 1124 6 1 8 0 1339
2010 115 32 49 1218 10 1 0 0 1425
2011 114 32 40 1248 8 1 2 0 1445
2012 103 26 37 1227 5 1 3 0 1402
2013 83 20 40 1212 5 0 4 0 1364
2014 80 25 41 1208 3 0 0 0 1357
2015 78 28 55 1252 3 0 3 0 1419
2016 67 33 55 1194 1 0 7 0 1357
2017 53 21 54 1206 1 2 10 0 1347
2018 52 21 37 1131 0 3 10 0 1254
2019 47 30 37 1190 2 2 10 0 1318
2020 38 27 38 1165 0 0 3 0 1271
2021 33 28 43 1189 0 0 4 1 1298
2022 38 24 36 1196 0 0 7 0 1301
2023 54 16 30 1186 0 1 8 1 1296

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 776 30.0 25.8 n/a
1989 759 32.0 23.7 n/a
1990 825 34.1 24.1 n/a
1991 853 35.1 24.3 n/a
1992 913 35.7 25.5 28.9
1993 991 37.0 26.8 28.4
1994 990 38.0 26.1 34.1
1995 1078 42.0 25.7 40.7
1996 1078 42.0 25.7 40.7
1997 1080 43.3 24.9 46.4
1998 1107 44.3 25.0 43.5
1999 1173 46.2 25.4 47.3
2000 1176 47.2 24.9 44
2001 1229 47.5 25.9 48
2002 1404 58.9 23.8 49
2003 1404 58.9 23.8 49
2004 1359 54.4 25.0 52.5
2005 1361 57.9 23.5 53.6
2006 1318 57.4 23.0 54.1
2007 1273 61.1 20.8 54.6
2008 1267 72.8 17.4 60.5
2009 1339 60.4 20.4 63.5
2010 1425 56.8 25.0 63.2
2011 1445 n/a n/a 67.5
2012 1402 54.1 25.9 n/a
2013 1364 56.1 24.3 66.4
2014 1357 56.2 24.1 70.1
2015 1419 54.0 26.2 63.8
2016 1357 56.0 24.2 64.4
2017 1347 52.0 25.8 67.3
2018 1254 51.6 24.2 64.9
2019 1318 51.4 25.6 67.5
2020 1271 n/a n/a 64.8
2021 1298 52.2 24.8 61.6
2022 1301 51.2 25.3 65.2
2023 1296 50.4 25.6 68.4

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 Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 776 30.0 25.8 n/a
1989 759 32.0 23.7 n/a
1990 825 34.1 24.1 n/a
1991 853 35.1 24.3 n/a
1992 913 35.7 25.5 28.9
1993 991 37.0 26.8 28.4
1994 990 38.0 26.1 34.1
1995 1078 42.0 25.7 40.7
1996 1078 42.0 25.7 40.7
1997 1080 43.3 24.9 46.4
1998 1107 44.3 25.0 43.5
1999 1173 46.2 25.4 47.3
2000 1176 47.2 24.9 44
2001 1229 47.5 25.9 48
2002 1404 58.9 23.8 49
2003 1404 58.9 23.8 49
2004 1359 54.4 25.0 52.5
2005 1361 57.9 23.5 53.6
2006 1318 57.4 23.0 54.1
2007 1273 61.1 20.8 54.6
2008 1267 72.8 17.4 60.5
2009 1339 60.4 20.4 63.5
2010 1425 56.8 25.0 63.2
2011 1445 n/a n/a 67.5
2012 1402 54.1 25.9 n/a
2013 1364 56.1 24.3 66.4
2014 1357 56.2 24.1 70.1
2015 1419 54.0 26.2 63.8
2016 1357 56.0 24.2 64.4
2017 1347 52.0 25.8 67.3
2018 1254 51.6 24.2 64.9
2019 1318 51.4 25.6 67.5
2020 1271 n/a n/a 64.8
2021 1298 52.2 24.8 61.6
2022 1301 51.2 25.3 65.2
2023 1296 50.4 25.6 68.4

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 Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,790

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Griffiths (Gordon) Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 839th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 777th of 2788 Middle schools
 3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Griffiths (Gordon) Middle)5349.9
 3.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Downey Unified)50.545.2
 5.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Griffiths (Gordon) Middle)39.640.3
 0.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Downey Unified)38.333.3
 5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Griffiths (Gordon) Middle)47.248.3
 1.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Downey Unified)50.550.2
 0.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Griffiths (Gordon) Middle)43.531.8
 11.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Downey Unified)37.431.1
 6.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Griffiths (Gordon) Middle)59.251.7
 7.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Downey Unified)49.444.6
 4.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Griffiths (Gordon) Middle)45.240.7
 4.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Downey Unified)36.729.9
 6.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Griffiths (Gordon) Middle)37.638.3
 0.7%
   8th Grade Science (Downey Unified)32.230.3
 1.8%
   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 Students13181296
 1.7%
African American3016
 46.7%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian3730
 18.9%
Hispanic11901186
 0.3%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White4754
 14.9%
Two or More Races108
 20%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients67.5%68.4%
 0.9%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 1,296 students attended Griffiths (Gordon) Middle.

Griffiths (Gordon) Middle ranks 778th of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Griffiths (Gordon) Middle are 92% Hispanic, 4% White, 2% Asian, 1% African American.

Students who attend Griffiths (Gordon) Middle usually go on to attend Warren (Earl) High


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