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About This School

John Adams Middle School is a public middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of John Adams Middle School is Evelyn Wesley. 1,421 children attend John Adams Middle School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 33% of the John Adams Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 47% of the 1,421 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at John Adams Middle School is 17:1. William Jefferson Clinton Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 98% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 0.2% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0.3%
Filipino 0.06% 2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 75%
Limited English proficiency 33% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am proud alumni. Thanks to the great teachers/staff I was able to continue school.. Graduated from Venice hs/ UCLA and now currently attending (Harvard) law school. ) special thanks to Mr.Davis Mr. Rocha Mr. Torres Mr. Green Mr. Avalos and all the teachers that help me out a lot. I thank John Adams MS! ;)

  • (4 years ago)

    i always get bullied there and caught in a marswh pit in the tunnels!

  • (5 years ago)

    John nadams is the best school in south central that ive bin to . Literally ive bin threw all the schools here and i know for a fact that i got the bewst education therew!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. The teachers give you and explain everything you need to know before district and state exams.This is the best school I will ever go to.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a proud graduate from John Adams Middle School. I had a wonderful experience and just about some of the best teachers ever. This school has great staff and a very good responsible principal. Even the deans try their very best keeping everything under control. Thanks to my teachers I am now in a Magnet High School and on my way to a great university. Valeria Zaragoza student

  • (7 years ago)

    I have first hand knowledge of this school. Things have changed since the school changed from a year round calendar to a traditional calendar. The school has seen an increase in graffiti. The two deans are overwhelmed with the amount referrals. Parent involvement is low. The teachers and administrators are trying but the problems affecting this community are just too great.

  • (7 years ago)

    My experience at John Adams MS has been pleasant. The staff are very helpful and always accommodating.

  • (9 years ago)

    Plain and simple great school for the area that it is in. These are the best teachers that a school that is in the infamous 'ghetto' can get. Particularly the magnet program that really does whatever he can to get its students prepared for the high school and even college experience with advanced classes

  • (9 years ago)

    Teachers really help student prepare for high school in the best was possible tutoring is available and winter and summer school. Many parents are involved through helpiing at home and at school. During fund-raisers and meeting to dinners set up many parent become very involved. The physical education department is very well established to try to maintain student at an adequate physical state. The Magnet program is one of the bests in Los Angeles in my opinion. This is a very well established and functioning program where students are able to progress to great high schools such as Venice High School and Bravo Medical High School.

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