School Details

Stephens Middle School

1830 West Columbia Street, Long Beach, CA 90810
(562) 595-0841
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-11 1004 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

30%
57%
60%
39%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
57%
60%
37%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
73%
50%
36%
55%
57%
32%
24%
31%
36%
51%
52%
65%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Stephens Middle School is a public high school in Long Beach. The principal of Stephens Middle School is Shivaun Williams, whose e-mail is smwilliams@lbschools.net. 1,004 children attend Stephens Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 31% of the Stephens Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 92% of the 1,004 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Stephens Middle School is 21:1. Reid High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 63% 52%
Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4% 82567%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 16%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 17%
Asian 12% 8%
Filipino 11% 4%
Multiracial 1% %
Unspecified 0.2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 68%
Limited English proficiency 31% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has a lot of safety issues bullying and narcotic use is high. The principle and its administrative staff are unprofessional. Academically thee school is great the school would be much better if they got rid of their current administrator and placed new ones. Also they would highly benefit from an on-site police officer

  • (6 years ago)

    i think that stephens is a great school even though we fight some times we still are all great students and even better friends

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has prepared me for the acedemic levels I plan to reach. I'm in the PLUS Program and it has gave me an idea of how hard it will be once I get to college. But here are still improvements this school needs. To name one of them there is a wide amount of trash on the school grounds than usual. The students are to blame partly but the tachers are to blame too. They have to be more strict on the students. The trash has gotten so bad that almost every day after lunchtime there is so much trash on the ground thet the seagulls come down and try to get a bit of what the students left over and didn't throw away. I hope it gets better and people actually think about whats going to happen if they don't throw away their trash properly.

  • (7 years ago)

    Stephens middle school is an amazing place to have your students go. it is a fame magnet school and provides many electives for its students. this school is phenomenal. the staff is very careful in all moves or changes made in the school. the teachers are there to help their students whenever the help is needed. tutoring is available as well as all their awesome electives such as chorus steel drums dace and many sports

  • (7 years ago)

    Stephens is a fame magnet school. It has the most electives provided. Like art dance yearbook Spanish AVID chorus orchestra and etc. We also have electives that no other school has like steel drums and video production( where kids produce there own movies and run the broadcast). Also Stephens was the first and only middle school to establish a YMCA Youth Institute. If you want a good education you can get it. If you want help then you can get tutoring. Stephens is very diverse and that's what I like about it. Yet there are those immature students who chooses to fail but that's like all other middle schools. Also I forgot about the great technology that the school provides with two computer labs filled with brand new computers open after school for tutoring researching and working on projects. Go Jackrabbits!

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending Stephens Middle School in the 2004 - 2005 school year - Grade 6. She loves it and I love it. The key is parental involvement in all school activities and the child to ensure all is going well. My daughter is in the PLUS program designed to prepare their minds with the concept of college now and host of important lessons necessary for growth. I am getting ready to send my son and I am excited for him and so is he because he has seen the success of his sister. The key is parental involvement in your child your child's school and their teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter was a 6th grade student at Stephens in 2002-2003. She had the worst school year of her life socially and academically and is still upset by the experience to this day. Some of her teachers were mean and parent hostile and there were more than enough schoolyard bullies around. On Back to School Night a few of her teachers didn't even bother to show up. She is currently at her home residence school and the difference is like night and day. Her grades improved and she has nice friends. I hope this school has improved under the new Principal; however I would send my other child to a private school before allowing him to step one foot on Stephen's campus.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is the best middle school in the LBC!!

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