School Details

Frederick Douglass Academy Middle

3200 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 290-6982
2

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 6-8 311 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

28%
49%
60%
12%
46%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

43%
47%
60%
26%
39%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

20%
41%
50%
29%
44%
57%
0%
19%
31%
26%
43%
52%
61%
57%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

Frederick Douglass Academy Middle is a charter middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of Frederick Douglass Academy Middle is Karen Anderson, whose e-mail is kanderson@icefps.org. 311 students attend Frederick Douglass Academy Middle and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 3% of the Frederick Douglass Academy Middle students have "limited English proficiency." 60% of the 311 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Frederick Douglass Academy Middle is 17:1. Mid-City's Prescott School of Enriched Sciences is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 68% 11%
Unspecified 21% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Filipino 0% 2%
Asian 0% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 0% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 75%
Limited English proficiency 3% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    What a awesome school I would like to see a better PE program implemented other than that its a great school. I don't have to worry about the negative forces like in the public middle schools.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school...never want to leave

  • (7 years ago)

    The school's academic environment is top notch. This is my daughter's first year and she will continue through high school. Volunteering is difficult but must be done by all families. Many opportinities are given and parents must be involved. My daughter loves this school! My only suggestion is that a daily PE program be put in place.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is an excellent school once the school finds a permanent locations I am sure things will run more smoothly. This is my son's first year attending and he loves it. He will be attending the high school also.

  • (7 years ago)

    Gifted teachers and Principal; Dedicated afterschool staff team; Discipline and safety is high; high expectations from students/parents. Integrate character development and academics. Focus on developmental needs of middle schoolers. Could use upgrades in computers; physical education other equipment and more space. Education offered at FDAMS is tops.

  • (7 years ago)

    So far so good. This is my childs 1st year and she loves it. Things need to get under control as far as securing a permanent home but other than that no complaints.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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