Stephens Middle

Public 6-8

 1830 W. Columbia St.
       Long Beach, CA  90810-2913


(562) 595-0841

District: Long Beach Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
732nd of 894 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,413 Help

Students who attend Stephens Middle usually attend:

High:    Cabrillo High

Feeder schools for Stephens Middle:

Elementary:    Garfield Elementary
    Muir K-8
    Webster Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  22.9
Number of students:  736

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
70.4%
African American:
13.2%
Asian:
10.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80.2%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Stephens Middle ranks worse than 81.9% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 14th among 15 ranked middle schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.05. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (70.4%), African American (13.2%), Asian (10.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 80.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Stephens Middle is 22.9, which is the 2nd best among 15 middle schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Stephens Middle is $8,413, which is the 2nd highest among 15 middle schools in the Long Beach Unified School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Stephens Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Stephens Middle 732nd of 894 California public middle schools. (See Stephens Middle in the ranking list.)

Long Beach Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Long Beach Unified 314th of 706 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Stephens Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 23.35 1353rd 1769 23.5%
2005 30.45 1221st 1777 31.3%
2006 32.32 1203rd 1804 33.3%
2007 36.30 1210th 1999 39.5%
2008 33.25 1340th 2005 33.2%
2009 29.07 1493rd 2063 27.6%
2010 35.16 1437th 2179 34.1%
2011 33.53 1545th 2236 30.9%
2012 36.86 1450th 2259 35.8%
2013 34.42 1579th 2379 33.6%
2015 24.11 1864th 2477 24.7%
2016 28.97 1685th 2497 32.5%
2017 23.59 1909th 2508 23.9%
2018 28.75 1700th 2480 31.5%
2019 33.70 1662nd 2715 38.8%
2021 21.05 732nd 894 18.1%

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

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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Stephens Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 252 249 340 355 5 n/a n/a 0 1201
1989 245 231 323 326 6 n/a n/a 0 1131
1990 188 173 185 236 2 n/a n/a 0 784
1991 217 254 274 317 2 n/a n/a 0 1064
1992 205 288 343 401 10 n/a n/a 0 1247
1993 178 293 365 431 6 n/a n/a 0 1273
1994 159 273 370 466 8 n/a n/a 0 1276
1995 128 262 319 458 12 n/a n/a 0 1179
1996 128 262 319 458 12 n/a n/a 0 1179
1997 103 304 296 474 6 n/a n/a 0 1183
1998 102 332 281 506 9 n/a n/a 0 1230
1999 76 377 281 563 7 n/a n/a 0 1304
2000 70 341 324 648 4 n/a n/a 0 1387
2001 66 378 338 721 4 n/a n/a 0 1507
2002 52 367 289 843 8 n/a n/a 0 1559
2003 52 367 289 843 8 n/a n/a 0 1559
2004 36 337 305 884 3 n/a n/a 0 1565
2005 29 303 280 908 2 n/a n/a 0 1522
2006 25 273 239 880 1 n/a n/a 0 1418
2007 26 256 150 849 1 n/a n/a 75 1357
2008 25 208 200 735 3 n/a n/a 0 1171
2009 20 191 139 710 2 40 2 0 1104
2010 23 184 126 632 2 33 4 0 1004
2011 18 179 115 609 1 36 11 0 969
2012 8 160 104 576 1 41 9 0 899
2013 9 153 88 530 1 39 11 0 831
2014 12 139 86 525 1 35 7 0 805
2015 9 112 101 529 2 32 6 0 791
2016 10 111 112 558 2 31 20 0 844
2017 9 101 112 572 1 30 21 0 846
2018 7 83 121 547 0 27 16 0 801
2019 10 98 114 532 0 26 17 0 797
2020 9 113 96 519 0 17 18 0 772
2021 7 97 80 518 1 20 13 0 736

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 Stephens Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1201 51.0 23.5 n/a
1989 1131 45.0 25.1 n/a
1990 784 30.8 25.4 n/a
1991 1064 43.3 24.5 n/a
1992 1247 44.0 28.3 59.3
1993 1273 53.6 23.8 61.6
1994 1276 51.2 24.9 60.7
1995 1179 49.9 23.6 74.8
1996 1179 49.9 23.6 74.8
1997 1183 50.0 23.7 73.1
1998 1230 51.8 23.7 74.8
1999 1304 53.3 24.5 83.7
2000 1387 61.6 22.5 83.9
2001 1507 64.4 23.4 81.2
2002 1559 64.4 24.2 93.8
2003 1559 64.4 24.2 93.8
2004 1565 62.6 25.0 85.7
2005 1522 62.6 24.3 92.1
2006 1418 61.4 23.1 89
2007 1357 57.3 23.7 94.9
2008 1171 60.2 19.5 90
2009 1104 43.2 20.7 88.6
2010 1004 43.0 23.3 87.6
2011 969 n/a n/a 92.1
2012 899 37.6 23.8 n/a
2013 831 34.4 24.1 85.9
2014 805 31.5 25.5 90.6
2015 791 33.0 23.9 92.9
2016 844 34.0 24.8 89.6
2017 846 33.6 25.1 92.2
2018 801 28.5 28.1 89.6
2019 797 31.0 25.7 91.5
2020 772 n/a n/a 86.4
2021 736 32.0 22.9 80.2

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 Stephens Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1201 51.0 23.5 n/a
1989 1131 45.0 25.1 n/a
1990 784 30.8 25.4 n/a
1991 1064 43.3 24.5 n/a
1992 1247 44.0 28.3 59.3
1993 1273 53.6 23.8 61.6
1994 1276 51.2 24.9 60.7
1995 1179 49.9 23.6 74.8
1996 1179 49.9 23.6 74.8
1997 1183 50.0 23.7 73.1
1998 1230 51.8 23.7 74.8
1999 1304 53.3 24.5 83.7
2000 1387 61.6 22.5 83.9
2001 1507 64.4 23.4 81.2
2002 1559 64.4 24.2 93.8
2003 1559 64.4 24.2 93.8
2004 1565 62.6 25.0 85.7
2005 1522 62.6 24.3 92.1
2006 1418 61.4 23.1 89
2007 1357 57.3 23.7 94.9
2008 1171 60.2 19.5 90
2009 1104 43.2 20.7 88.6
2010 1004 43.0 23.3 87.6
2011 969 n/a n/a 92.1
2012 899 37.6 23.8 n/a
2013 831 34.4 24.1 85.9
2014 805 31.5 25.5 90.6
2015 791 33.0 23.9 92.9
2016 844 34.0 24.8 89.6
2017 846 33.6 25.1 92.2
2018 801 28.5 28.1 89.6
2019 797 31.0 25.7 91.5
2020 772 n/a n/a 86.4
2021 736 32.0 22.9 80.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Stephens Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,413

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Stephens Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1662nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 732nd of 894 Middle schools
 20.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Stephens Middle)33.624.6
 9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)50.742.1
 8.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Mathematics (Stephens Middle)29.615.9
 13.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)45.930.3
 15.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.530.8
 7.8%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Stephens Middle)33.325.8
 7.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)55.251.1
 4.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.450
 1.4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Stephens Middle)30.719.6
 11%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)44.335.6
 8.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.934.4
 3.4%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Stephens Middle)38.527.1
 11.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)52.547.5
 5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.447.4
 2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Stephens Middle)28.517.7
 10.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)41.830.7
 11.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.630.8
 5.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students797736
 7.7%
African American9897
 1%
American Indian01
Asian11480
 29.8%
Hispanic532518
 2.6%
Pacific Islander2620
 23.1%
Two or More Races1713
 23.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients91.5%80.2%
 11.3%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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