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About This School

Stephen M. White Middle School is a public middle school in Carson. The principal of Stephen M. White Middle School is James Noble. 1,849 students attend Stephen M. White Middle School and identify as Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 13% of the Stephen M. White Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 65% of the 1,849 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Stephen M. White Middle School is 20:1. Caroldale Learning Community School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 62% 73%
Pacific Islander 4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4% 646343%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 9%
Filipino 21% 2%
Asian 21% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 11%
Unspecified 0.9% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.05% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 75%
Limited English proficiency 13% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Cannot understand the attendance office staff Need ENGLISH speaking clerks please. I don't speak spanish nor do I understand the very heavy accent all the words running together making it very hard to communicate.

  • (6 months ago)

    I think this school is great. They have great staff and great teachers. They have a wonderful drill team that sponsors the school very well. the girls on that team are very respectful and they honor there school and themselves. This a wonderful place and wouldn't have my kids go anywhere else. Keep it up SMW doing a great job.

  • (9 months ago)

    I tried to enroll my son in this school and one of the staff named Mr. Ross was very RUDE and didn't want to hear me out. Not happy with that.

  • (12 months ago)

    I graduated smw in 2013 and i loved every minute of middle school. I didnt like some of my teachers personally but as far as teaching goes there great. Ive never heard of bullying there but there is a some disrespectful children there. Other than that great school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I LOVE IT so so much the children are improving beatifly I love it so much

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has bad language and are very rude to eachother and are very careless

  • (1 year ago)

    Stephen M. White Middle School is an outstanding school because of the community it services and the strength of it's extra-curricular programing to ensure that students are not just strong academic performers but have a strong sense of citizenship and civic leadership as active members of their community. I am a Family Physician volunteering at my alma mater to help the students envision their dreams and build the skills and fortitude to realize them. Clarence C. Monteclaro MD

  • (3 years ago)

    A large number of kids at this school kids are very rude and loud. At the end of the school day they just come of the gate so fast and just walk right in front of your car. The school even had to have securuity. They use bad lanuage in front of adults and other small kids. I can't seem to understand why the kids dress so disrespectiful. Most of the kids seem to be lost in another world and they seem to be trying to fit in with everyone else. Instead of trying to get a good education. If you have a child going to this school or will attend this school please pay close attentionto them. I do understand not all of the kids are this way. i am sure they have some good kids

  • (3 years ago)

    We live in Torrance and i was a little annoyed that this was the ONLY middle school in the area that my 6th grader could go to. But since ALL of his friends are going here too I guess it's okay. Let's see how the first year turns out.

  • (3 years ago)

    i went to stephen white three years ago & i loved it . i will never forget all the great times and amazing tachers . awesome school (

  • (4 years ago)

    i'm a 7th grader here at White MS. I gotta say it's an Amazing school! They encourage you to always try your best. And they had international day helping the kids to try their best. And we ARE the best middleschool. I love White MS )

  • (5 years ago)

    great and awsome school )

  • (5 years ago)

    Stephen White is a great school. I wouldn't want to got to any other Middle School )

  • (5 years ago)

    The teacher's are dedicated and the school has a great counseling staff. It is one of the best schools in the area.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm an 8th grade honors student at White M.S. and i've been there all 3 years. this can be a really great school for any student as long as they stay focused on their school work and take the opportunities avaliable there...so over-all it's a pretty good school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I can say White MS is an-'OK' school. There aren't much co-curricular activities lack of discipline among students is very very noticeable there are also problems about lunch lines the pacing of lessons is slow and the grading system has a way too wide range in the sense that every grade is ten points away from the other - A's instead of A+ A's and A-'s - which doesn't make every single point worth it for students who strive hard.

  • (7 years ago)

    stephen white is a great school that helps our kids achieve and strive for more greatness..make friends ...and become young successful indiviual adults...

  • (7 years ago)

    Teacher do not seem to like to do there jobs and they focus on more on the kids who do well and forget the kids that really need the attention.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has been a student of Stephen White since the 6th grade and will be graduating this coming June. I am very impressed with the curriculum and teacher involvement and it has been a wonderful foundation for his move into High School. The teachers are all great and show that they really are concerned about the students. His grades have tremendously improved from elementary school and I hope that the good rappore my son has developed with the teachers will continue throughout his high school years.

  • (8 years ago)

    I really like to school for my daughter 6 and 7 grade. But for some reason the qualit of the school is decreasing. Step it back up to where it use to be.

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