John A. Sutter Middle School

7330 Winnetka Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91306
(818) 773-5800
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1384 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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

75%
80%
86%
42%
47%
60%
46%
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

79%
41%
50%
44%
44%
57%
49%
19%
31%
45%
78%
85%
51%
43%
52%
55%
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

John A. Sutter Middle School is a public middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of John A. Sutter Middle School is Kelly Welsh, who can be contacted at kwelsh@lausd.net. 1,384 students attend John A. Sutter Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 25% of the John A. Sutter Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 92% of the 1,384 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at John A. Sutter Middle School is 20:1. St. Joseph the Worker Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 82% 73%
Asian 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 9%
Filipino 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 75%
Limited English proficiency 25% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Recent visit to teachers who changed my life. I went here like 5 yrs ago and it was different. There would have never been kids who looked high just hanging out with security right there like nothing. I know some of my favorite teachers are getting ready to leave because of problems and it makes me sad for everyone specially teachers who changed my life.

  • (8 months ago)

    This school has many "fights" and there is no control of this fights continue and do nothing to stop teachers of the Grade 6 do not care education academic.. my daughter tells me the teacher is sleeping in the class.... do something this for this school

  • (10 months ago)

    Well If you are a parent who loves no explanations to any of your answers numerous phone calls unanswered/not returned than this is the school for you.This is a no tolerance for bullying school however in 4 months over 30 fights have occured and these students roam the school days to follow talking bout the fight and planning a rematch.Where is the reprimandation for these terrible acts of violence? When has it become okay to curse out a teacher in class write profanity on the blackboard spit at a teacher and return to school the next day? I worry for the safety of my child and the safety of other children not to mention hard working teachers! Shame Shame Shame!

  • (10 months ago)

    A Horrible school that doesn't think of about the students and a waste of time the teachers are bullies

  • (1 year ago)

    Mi hija que habla espa ol tenia una profesor que hablaba espa ol. La director welsh despedido a esa maestra y le dio un mastero que s lo hablaba Ingl s. Ese maestro no fue capaz de ayudar a mi hija.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son attended Sutter for three years and as a Parent I was involve in my sons education. I am very happy with his teachers and the staff was very helpful when I had any parent concerns. Teachers are always willing to help my son and I. Parent Center was always available when I needed the help.

  • (1 year ago)

    Teachers are great. Student body is weak. Many students pick on students with special needs (slandering them with verbal remarks and glares). Students need to be educated on accepting everyone with various abilities.

  • (1 year ago)

    I give the principal zero score. Kelly Welsh has no people skills and is a horrible principal.

  • (2 years ago)

    My school is great and i think everyone should go here because ive been new this to this school and have been going here for about 1 week and im a 6th grader. This school made me feel welcome like its a new family for me to enter. My friend has been bullied in another school and she said that she will be going to sutter when were in 7th grade. I was really glad that my friend will now go to a bully safe enviroment. All the teachers are great and i hope that these 3 years will go by smoothly. I love sutter and i look forward to my time in John A. Sutter Middle School

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has top notch special education teachers and assistants. General education staff and students need intense inservices on special education and on bullying. Needs for many special education students are not met in many of the general education classes (and the gen ed teachers are not getting the support they need to include students with various challenges). I hope that Sutter wins the $5000.00 . The school needs lots of educational materials and extra curricular classes for ALL their students.

  • (2 years ago)

    Sutter has been a great school for my child. The teachers really care about her and she enjoys going to school there. The campus is beautiful and I have had nothing but positive experiences.

  • (2 years ago)

    One thing that I love about this school is the SAS classes which might prove to be difficult to some but the amount of knowledge gained are worth it. My academic writings had become more eloquent when I learned of the hidden weapons of a good writer. My Algebra skills escalated when the teacher taught us the shortcuts and ways to solve a difficult formula as a result my CST scores jumped to the next level. This cannot be possible without the help that the teachers provided as well as the cooperation between student and teacher. However while the SAS classes represented the beautiful outer shell its inner are not as much good. The students behaved disrespectfully cussed everyday out of dress code and therefore gained detentions. This result as a wall that will prevent them from graduating but the staff of Sutter provided opportunities for them to walk across the stage. Another thing to note is that the environment is not one of the best kind. Trash everywhere spilled milk near the foul smelled trash cans splotches of gums contrast against the pavement. Sutter have excellent teachers staff as well as programs main problems concerned students' behavior and the milieu.

  • (3 years ago)

    i love this school me and my friends love this school i hope these 2 years go slow so we can enjoy them!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I was a student here a regular. I'm asian they disrespected me yelled at me threw stuff at me caused racism. Everybody fought did graffiti at least theres no drugs in this school. The teachers are very nice but student life is horrible. I do not recommend this school for any parent who does not want a bad environment for their child. This school scarred me for life.

  • (4 years ago)

    I graduated from this school recently and if I say so myself this school was excellent. The teachers cared programs were open to all and the experience there was one of my best. Sure we had problem at the school like any other though. One thing for sure the school cares for one another like a family and during problem we re all there for each other.

  • (4 years ago)

    For as long as i have been going to his school i can say it was awesome !!! the honor teachers were very supportive and i have learned many things and actually make it feel like an honor class . the school does not have many fights and when the students have problems the staff will help . they also have a very good leadership class which i recommend your son/daughter to attend the leadership teacher is very nice and funny . if your trying to find a good middle school for your child i highly recommend Sutter Middle School !!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent teacher that care for each of the students. My daughter is a Math Champion because of great teaching.

  • (5 years ago)

    my son is in 6th grade here. I have my Goddaughter in this school and her older sister went here as well. I have not had any problems with the school and Mr. Smith and the counselors seem very interested in my needs and concerns. any issues that I or my son have had have been handled with courtesy and professionalism. I am happy my children are attending this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Sutter Middle School have wonderful teachers and a good staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    I believe John A. Sutter middle school is doing there best to educate thier students in a very fun way. Its a cool school.

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