School Details

Belvedere Middle School

312 North Record Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90063
(323) 266-5400
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1510 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Belvedere Middle School is a public middle school in East Los Angeles. The principal of Belvedere Middle School is Maricela Ramirez and can be contacted at mxr6154@lausd.net. 1,510 students go to Belvedere Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 21% of the Belvedere Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 90% of the 1,510 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Belvedere Middle School is 17:1. Our Lady of Lourdes School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 99% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 0.4% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 11%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.7%
Multiracial 0.1% %
Asian 0.1% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.07% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.07% %
Pacific Islander 0.07% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.06% 646343%
Filipino 0.05% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 75%
Limited English proficiency 21% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Belvedere MS is in dire need of reconstitution! Everyone at that school needs to reapply for their position. Unfortunately the staff is engaged in adult agendas and politics which leave teaching and the students behind. The students and the community deserve more caring responsible educators. It's disturbing when teachers express that they are tired of hearing that it's always about the kids! The teachers have held this school hostage and they are failing our students!

  • (3 years ago)

    I began my teaching career at Belvedere 10 years ago. I am so disappointed that things have not changed. 1) Parents should call Sacramento and speak to staff members in the STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) office. They should demand that unannounced visits be made to Belvedere during STAR administration. If talking is going on during the STAR test the testing must be invalidated. That will make LAUSD stop the talking during STAR at Belvedere. I suggest creating a phase out phase school transformation at Belvedere. Create a new school that is on a different floor or section of the campus. Bring in a new grade in the new school in the fall as you eliminate enrolling for that same grade grade in the old Belvedere. The new school will be held accountable to improve behavior and academics and school culture Parents would be part of the new school's stakeholder group for the academic behavior and cultural progress of their children. Make the new school an IB or pre AP school. This same process could be repeated in other schools in the district. It would create a better school. Students and the community deserve a change at Belvedere.

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended this school from 1986-1989. You cant judge a school by how the students act. I myself was an honor student all three years while I attended Belvedere. I have the best memories from this school. Students act the way they are being taught at home. So if the kids are bad in no way does that mean the school is bad. At the end it comes down to the student. How much does she/he want to go ahead in life.

  • (4 years ago)

    I would hate to go back to this school even though I am in the 8 grade now. I went to this school in grade 7 last year and kids ditch everywhere in the school they smoke weed in the bathrooms they have fights almost everyday and their actions in every way are inappropriate. When I went to this school the only teachers that cared and were cool was my Honours Science teacher My Honours History teacher and my Advanced Art instructors. The kids in Honours weren't even supposed to be there. I overhead many times that they cheated on the CST or just guessed. The students don't do their work and they are entirely disrespectful. It really is ghetto. The cheer-leading squad are like bullies because they talk about everyone and spread rumours. I would only visit this school just to visit the three teachers I stated. Other than that the school is highly unwelcoming and the environment is completely out of hand. I don't recommend this school for anyone. There are also way too many crews and gangs in this school. I mean this school doesn't even deserve a rating. Now that should tell parents something right there.

  • (4 years ago)

    i think this school is ghetto and it needs more securties because during pe some kids will be smoking weed and they will be popping pills

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is terrible the steachers and staff let the students used profanity around them and there is a lot of adult activity in this school for 6-8. I've been at this school for 7th grade and this school is way below average. The honors classes itself which I was in was terrible. The students even talked so much during the CST. I left the school because of the way it is.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think Belvedere Middle School is a great school. It is such a great school! It's very big! And the teachers are very nice!! It's very rare for a girl out of their county or city to be enrolled there!!! Its AMAZING I highly recommend it

  • (5 years ago)

    because is excellent school the music clases help the kids to succes in the field of art.

  • (5 years ago)

    Im an eighth grader and i use to go to belvedere for sixth seventh and half the year of eighth. Belvedere isnt the best school there are many children that are into crews and into some gangs and there are a lot of tagging and a lot of fights and all of it is just drama and i did not want to deal with all this drama anymore so i asked my parents if they could transfer me to a different school and so now i go to a school called ynez in monterey park. I think this new school called ynez is more diciplined then belvedere. There are no fights or crews at this school because i say that 90% of the students that go to this school are mostly chinese and they pay a lot more attention then id say from the kids at belvedere.

  • (5 years ago)

    i went to belvedere. i graduated in the 2006 yeah i noe long time ago. until now i think and know that belvedere has been the greatest school .i wouldn't change my middle school for anything!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Im a seventh grader from Belvedere Middle School Belvedere Middle School isnt the best.Inside of this school i say as a former student the school is full of undisiplined Children.The school could look good from the outside but the restrooms and hallways are full of tagging from not one or two but many crews.The reason i attend this school are for reasons that Belvedere is closest to my home but i have i asked my parents to transfrer me to stevenson middle school.For reasons they catch a student in campus with Illegel drugs tagging or fighting this school is full of drama and bad infunces. Belvedere Middle Shcool isnt the best and only choice. ]

  • (6 years ago)

    Belverdere middel school needs to have teachers more on the kids because as i was there 3 months ago they would not teach us right. Im a 7th grader an i moved my school to katherine edwards middle school in whittier and they teach us beong or bases they show us coolage things an well. Over there at belveredere most of the time my teachers would just get mad an sit at there desk an let my class walk around stand on tables an chiars an talk n walk around because the didnt want to teach us

  • (6 years ago)

    Belvedere MS wasn't the greatest of schools but if one tried hard to do their best then they would most probably get the help from their teachers and overcome most obsticles. Most teachers there are friendly and would support their students that gave it their all all the way

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree with Jasmine Enriquez. I think that the school is a great school. A good student learns anywhere regardless of what all other students are saying or doing but the deans do only think about themselves and nobody else!

  • (7 years ago)

    There is a discipline problem at belvedere middle school....In my opinion. I have seen students talk back to teachers. When asked to stop many students 'book it'...Run away. The dean can not possibly handle all the misbehaviour...I'm glad my son is graduating this year.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think teachers have lots of love and high expectations for all students. I really appreciate the parent workshops and outreach for the community.

  • (7 years ago)

    Unfortunately all is fun and games and little is done to promote academic learning and good ethics at the school. Students lack discipline. Safety is a growing concern as gang mentality affects both boys and girls.

  • (8 years ago)

    Belvedere is a wonderful school....But most of the people there are problem starters...The principal is hilarious and fun to spent time with...But the deens arent cool....They dont understand anybody ...They just think whats right for them to do and not right for us...The best part of the shcool is their music class! But their sports arent so great.. - Jasmine enriquez

  • (9 years ago)

    An excellent school. Wonderful teachers and staff.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is really good especially the teacher Ms. Kane who has motivated millions of studetns to continue their education and pursue their career.

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