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Jessie Nelson Academy is a public middle school in Long Beach. The principal of Jessie Nelson Academy is Denise Peterson and can be contacted at dpeterson@lbschools.net. 619 students attend Jessie Nelson Academy and identify as Hispanic, Asian, and Pacific Islander. 33% of the Jessie Nelson Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 619 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jessie Nelson Academy is 18:1. Franklin Classical Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 52% 52%
Asian 28% 8%
Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 82567%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 17%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 16%
Filipino 0.5% 4%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Unspecified 0.2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 68%
Limited English proficiency 33% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    unsafe .. i m not satisfied

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an excellent school for all students that are intrested in doing good so enroll byour child here now!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Butler has shining stars who deserve the best. We have artists musicians scholars and more. Despite hardships our students strive to achieve great heights.

  • (4 years ago)

    It has an outstanding staff that is skilled in developing children that really need it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent curriculum excellent teachers and positive atmosphere for learning.

  • (4 years ago)

    Mary Butler teachers not only work hard in their classrooms but champion their school and students off of campus. I have seen them raise funds themselves and spend their own money to provide needed materials for their students.

  • (4 years ago)

    They have a super staff who are supportive not only of their students but also of other staff members.

  • (4 years ago)

    Mary Butler had been able to give students in a needy neighborhood much needed uplifting experiences in creative arts and technology.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm Douglas Butler third son of Mary Butler and pround parent my daughter was the first grandchild of mary to attend Mary Butler School.Her time was very rewarding and life for feeling setting her in quest for her life. Thank You LBUSD

  • (5 years ago)

    its a great school I went and my kids go there now they love mary butle school

  • (10 years ago)

    I'm the oldest son Of Mary Butler I think this is a great school. It offers a lot -Music theater it has studio for professional recording. foreign language and much more.

  • (10 years ago)

    Very crowded! Kids are bussed from other areas to it and why? It's over-crowded.

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