School Details

Franklin Classical Middle School

540 Cerritos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 435-4952
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 964 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

44%
57%
60%
48%
56%
55%

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
  • Long Beach Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
57%
60%
53%
51%
52%

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
  • Long Beach Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
73%
50%
44%
55%
57%
18%
24%
31%
40%
51%
52%
64%
63%
67%

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
  • Long Beach Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Franklin Classical Middle School is a public middle school in Long Beach. The principal of Franklin Classical Middle School is Maria Pilar Perossio, who can be contacted at mperrosio@lbschools.net. 964 children attend Franklin Classical Middle School and identify primarily as Asian, Hispanic, and Pacific Islander. 40% of the Franklin Classical Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 964 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Franklin Classical Middle School is 17:1. St. Anthony Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% 8%
Hispanic 72% 52%
Pacific Islander 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 16%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 17%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 82567%
Unspecified 0.3% 1%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Filipino 0.2% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 68%
Limited English proficiency 40% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is going to Franklin Classical Middle School and I don't like it. First of all the neighbor..Second of all kids are running around in the Office at all times and want my kid out of that school... He Ditch class and went I went to pick him up and told the attendence clerk she didn't report it...So what I did as a good parent I told the other kid parent...SO I did the work that school Staff didn't do....

  • (4 years ago)

    Franklin Classical middle school......Well. Let's just say its not the best school really and it's not so much a 'Classical' school. Ever Since i was in 6th grade i hated being there so much gang-banging students being picked on (from my experience) and not really much help from teachers. I had very good grades in there and I consider myself lucky that i didnt fail in that school. Being in there caused me to be depressed have low self esteem and wasn't really inspiring. I go to poly now and i had so much better experience then being in middle school. It's very poor low budget and one of the lowest test scoring schools out there. I hated being in that school. But i learned alot. I wish i had a different past but being poly helped me get through it. There is such a big difference.

  • (4 years ago)

    Franklin is dah bestest skool ever! i mean it mite have a bad rep. Buht they support every single student. Franklin helped me to be accepted to californa academy of math and science. If you want your kid to go the cams you should enroll them into franklin. Everyone that talk bad about that school is haterz!

  • (5 years ago)

    when friends and family members found out that my son is going to franklin they were devastated. they told me to get a special transfer to move my kid out from there because they said it is not a good school. well i am not going to get a special transfer. only one person disagreed. that was my brother in law. he went to franklin and look how he turned out lol. he's very smart and now is serving his country. so my point is i will give franklin a chance regardless of what my friends and family say.

  • (5 years ago)

    Perfect teaching ..And great pe head of department ....The teacher is wonderful and trustworthy ..

  • (6 years ago)

    The support system at Franklin is amazing! Everyone here is looking out for a common goal - the students. Teachers always have someone else to lean on and students who were kicked out of other schools have even said that they wish they'd been at Franklin sooner. They are happier here feel safer and their grades are improving. I've taught in more reputable schools and have never felt the open arms and consistencies as are here at Franklin! We are moving up!

  • (7 years ago)

    great school. came here for three years. now Im in highschool. its been improving each year thanks to all the teachers and staff. especially a thanks to mr. taylor. I still go there everyday just to help because I miss it.

  • (7 years ago)

    everyone always stereotypes franklin. but in reality they dont go and actually live it up at FCMS. its actually a really great school. im proud to go there. im in power excel and we do things harder and better than other schools. even though our area is judgemental no one sees the enviroment inside of the school. its actually pretty wonderful.

  • (8 years ago)

    Although test scores are steadily improving this school has a reputation as being low-performing. The truth is that there are excellent committed teachers and staff who dedicate themselves to the students. Many students need a great deal of support and attention and there are numerous ways for them to get help from the school and outside agencies. The school is improving through many reforms by adding electives to the already strong art computer and music classes. There are opportunties for remediation in Language and Math when needed. It is a school on its way up in Long Beach!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has a great academic leadership. The extracurricular activities are moderate. I have not had much interaction with any of the parents.

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