School Details

Paul Revere Middle School

1450 Allenford Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 917-4800
8

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 6-8 2065 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

82%
49%
60%
81%
46%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
80%
86%
79%
47%
60%
62%
39%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
41%
50%
77%
44%
57%
36%
19%
31%
98%
78%
85%
76%
43%
52%
76%
57%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Paul Revere Middle School is a charter middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of Paul Revere Middle School is Fern Somoza, whose e-mail is revere-ms@lausd.k12.ca.us. 2,065 students go to Paul Revere Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Paul Revere Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 26% of the 2,065 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Paul Revere Middle School is 21:1. St. Martin of Tours 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
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 47% 9%
Hispanic 26% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 11%
Asian 10% 4%
Filipino 1% 2%
Unspecified 0.5% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 646343%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.09% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 75%
Limited English proficiency 5% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I have two children there 6th and 8th graders. It's a big campus and your child must learn to navigate a big campus such as going to a locker and then PE to a smaller locker and then perhaps another class. Last year was my first visit to the Back to School night and I was greatly impressed by the teachers' backgrounds and the amount of material that was covered in their presentations. My son is in honor classes and he spends a lot of time on homework including weekends. There was some discussion among the parents regarding the difficulty in 6th grade math. However the head of the math department also stated that any child will be well-prepared for high school. The bottomline is that the school is academically rigorous. The music and PE programs are the finest. The school has a community service requirement. There will always be bumps in the road such as the traffic jams in the neighborhood with pickups and drop-offs late buses and paperwork snafus. But all in all we are proud to send our children there.

  • (9 months ago)

    Wow-this is a HUGE school. Not to organized and teachers are stretched to the limit in dealing with all the kids. Class size is massive. My son has 43 kids in several of his classes-so be prepared for very little interaction with the teacher. Great emphasis is placed on Math & Science. Get ready-this isn't Kansas anymore-meaning this is a big step up from elementary school (Fairburn).

  • (1 year ago)

    Paul Revere Middle School looks very large and perhaps a bit overwhelming coming from elementary school but it provides a great education and individual and personal attention to its students. It covers all bases - from strong academics to attentive counseling services and enrichment opportunities. Good parental and community support and a lovely and safe setting.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child is in the 6th grade and although we looked at many schools we chose Paul Revere. This was a mistake as our son is not advanced in math or science and these subjects are of great emphasis at Paul Revere. Homework is very intense with at least 1 1/2 hours per night and on weekends. We're going to get through this year but will be moving our son to Emerson next fall.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two girls 6th grade and 7th grade attending Paul Revere Charter Middle School and they love it. I think envoirnment of the school is so nice and it makes a difference when you are trying to learn. My 7th grader is on the spectrum of Autism and have had bullying issues at her previous Middle School however at Revere they seems to address those issues head on. They also have resources and tools in place for my daughter to build her social skills and make friends.

  • (1 year ago)

    My nephew went to this school and loved it and now my daughter is attending. The principal is great friendly and open. All the staff we have met are positive welcoming and pro-active. I appreciate that 6th grade classes are mostly in one area and that they have two periods at a time with the same teacher. I can see my child growing independent and she already feels at home in this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Here is what I learned..." Take the good with the bad" That's life. There is no perfect school as far as I know?

  • (1 year ago)

    It is a very good school my son was a 6th grader and he received all the necessary help that he need it.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is graduating from Paul Revere this year. He had a terrific time here. The first few weeks in 6th grade were a difficult transition but we got amazing support from Mr Hastings & Mrs Honda (who are sadly no longer at the school) and his counselor Ms Kobashi. He was in the honors track and had mostly amazing teachers (Mr Honda Mr Slavin Mr Shepps Mr Aiochi Mr Fulling Mr Showrai). Some bumps in math - but we got the extra support that he asked for and he did well. Do not be put off by the size of the school. That is part of the learning experience. Also - if you have any issues make the effort to respectfully communicate with the school until you are heard and feel that your problem has been addressed. They want to be of service but are not mind readers. As a parent - if you want to be involved you can be. It is not Elementary school but there are plenty of areas where your time and effort can make a contribution and a difference. The music program is a gift.

  • (1 year ago)

    OK the last year and what a challenge it was in Math. To my surprise we got stuck with what has to be the worst math teacher always late getting homework back loses work and seems pretty unorganized. So if you get a teacher with a name that begins with G try your best to get switched or get a tutor from the first 10 week period. The councelors won't be much help as it gets later in the year and you're pretty much out of luck. Overall the school has been pretty good for a public school good programs and most of the teachers are pretty good. I'd probably rate the school a 4 or 5 star if it wasn't for the bad experience with the counselors and the math teacher...ugh.

  • (1 year ago)

    Poor administration none existing technology and too many students on one campus low quality faculty

  • (1 year ago)

    I moved my child from Emerson to Paul Revere for 8th grade. My child is an honors student who was starting to fail at Emerson due to the lack of caring or control by the teachers. Once asking to do extra credit the Emerson teacher actually said "C's get degrees". My child is now academically thriving at Paul Revere and really loves all of his teachers. I have never seen such a professional and caring school staff. Every teacher I have seen dresses professionally takes their jobs seriously and really loves teaching. I also have a 6th grader at this school with amazing teachers (Istrin and Jackson) that are engaging and inspiring. For the first time my child is getting A's and B's without asking for homework help and talks excitedly about what was learned that day. The sports programs are also amazing and reasonable. Bullying is taken care of immediately. We had an issue once and the vice principal called me back that day took care of it the next am - confidentially - then gave me his direct number if anything else happened in the future. Paul Revere has great control of the 2000+ kids due to dealing with things swiftly and the respect the administration has.

  • (2 years ago)

    DO NOT HESITATE __Paul Revere has proven to be a diamond in the rough. We had so much anxiety over selecting the right school for our child but we have been so blessed with the experience she is having. She has a winning teacher combination Carnine/Hernandez amazing chorus teacher and PE. In addition she plays on the Jr Varsity Volleyball team. We are so grateful to the principal and staff who are taking such good care of our child and is giving her the best possible education. Middle School is a major transition and PR knows how to help our children excel -

  • (2 years ago)

    Paul revere is a nice school not the cleanest place i've been to and some of the rules are a bit strange. But the teachers are some of the best I have ever seen. And for those people who say that the school does nothing about bullying first of all there are thousands of kids and secondly they gave all us kids a speech in the gym about how there cracking down on bullying. Needless to say I am very distressed that there is a drug problem and I ask that If you are the parent of a kid who takes drugs please don't let him take them to school and endanger countless other innocent people. Written by a student!

  • (2 years ago)

    Both of my daughters (6th & 8th grade both honors) attend Paul Revere MS. While no school is perfect Revere is challenging academically and they do not tolerate bully's. It's a large school so if your kid can't handle life they're going to have a tough time making the adjustment (Emerson comment below) Paul Revere has numerous programs to keep most kids involved if you can't find one you're not looking. If you're serious about your grades the counselors are there to help and we always get returned emails or calls impressive with the number of students. The most important thing is both my girls have made new friends and maintained old relationships and are happy! Revere Rock!

  • (2 years ago)

    Terrible school! I had a horrible experience. The teachers are rude and rasist. This school was so terrifying I had to transfer to Emerson Middle school. Emerson is the best school. I should have started there in the first place it's such a great school. It's not as big as Paul Revere but it sure has amazing thoughtful caring and well educated teachers.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son had his best year of school yet under the guidance of Mrs. Daley and Mr. Oberman. The independence and responsibility put upon the children at this level is perfect for the beginning of middle school. I think for such a huge campus the deans and administration do a great job keeping bullying at a minimum and putting a great checks and balances system together. Parents work very hard volunteering their time to make sure the kids get enough extras and that the teachers get what they need to teach under the economic constraints put upon schools these days. When your child comes home with a smile on his face and fills you in about a couple parts of his day; it is a good feeling especially at this stage in the game. Paul Revere has really shown what a California Distinguished Middle School can do..

  • (2 years ago)

    Both my son and daughter just finished their 6th grade year at Paul Revere and some of the student body are nice but there is some bullying there but just as there is some bad apples there are good apples too. But I think it crosses the line when they allow teachers to bully kids too. Yes I understand their job is tough and they must be strict plus authorative but when you mimick ridule condescene and ask the class room "don t they think so and so is so dumb that they will not be able to hold a McDonald job" I think this would make any parent stop and think and ask"whats wrong with you? Aren't you the adult?" Thank god it was not my kid but my kids had to comfort their class mates many times to the point where they were getting depressed and wonder why won't any one do something to stop it?

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is a 6th grader going into 7th. She is thriving and loves her teachers Ms. Pan and Ms. Carter. In her first year of middle school she has received individual attention despite the large class size. Her teachers have provided challenging assignments and have high expectations of the students. Deciding on the right public school for your child on the Westside of Los Angeles is not easy but I'm sure my daughter landed at the best place for her. The office staff and staff who manage the drop off and pick up are responsive and helpful and NICE!! The parent fund raising and involvement are strong as well.

  • (2 years ago)

    my little sister has been going to this school since 6th grade and at first she was happy but now she tells me theirs some racists teachers students and constant bullies. We've talked to teachers and counselors about our problem and they said they will handle and find a solution to this situation but yet the problem is still clearly out their. I find it weird coming from a lesser value middle school where their were fights every day and not even at that middle school their was segregation or bullying or racism. I blame these white kids parents and the principle for not being proper leaders and role models

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