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About This School

Richard E. Byrd Middle School is a public middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of Richard E. Byrd Middle School is Sondra Reynolds. 1,768 children attend Richard E. Byrd Middle School and identify as Hispanic, Asian, and Filipino. 29% of the Richard E. Byrd Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 89% of the 1,768 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Richard E. Byrd Middle School is 20:1. Bert Corona Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Water polo

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 91% 73%
Asian 5% 4%
Filipino 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 75%
Limited English proficiency 29% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    The traffic at this school is ridiculous and very dangerous. I made a complaint to the principle telling her they need a cross guard and police presence but her attitude towards the situation was nonchalant.. If this woman does not care about the safety of her student then what else does she not care about makes me question how she runs this school..

  • (6 months ago)

    As a parent I have to say that I am very disappointed in this school. My son has a IEP but NOT at all due to any behavior issues I was always concerned that because he scores low academically he would be placed in a classroom with kids with behavior issues...and that is exactly what happened...The kids in his classroom don't even respect the teacher...There is lots of name calling. I talked to the counselor which was very nice but the situation seemed to only get worse because they think my son is "telling". He says other kids get bullied too backpacks stolen food stolen etc. And besides all of this they have a really BAD schedule where kids start off their school day in 4th period. then they go to 1st 2nd etc. but they have flip days where you start at 4th period then go to 3rd 2nd 1st. Really cant they at least just call 4th period 1st if that is where they always start. There classroom numbers are ridiculous too they have numbers such as 1202. So on the first day of school of say a 6th grader it is extremely confusing for kids and parents and some classrooms cant be seen because you have to walk into a classroom to realize that there are classes within. Ridiculous!

  • (6 months ago)

    This school has great teachers that really do all they are allowed and can do to help students excel in their classes and themselves. The school has a variety of electives to choose from music foreign language Spanish computers creative writing Teacher's Assistant Leadership... The P.E teachers has a great system of management and plans for their students that students actually enjoy. Also worth-the-time activities are in store annually for students who has good grades and tries for good grades and helpful tutoring from teachers and counselors for students who are in need of help.

  • (9 months ago)

    This is my son first year and so far he has great teachers! He has improved his academic skills.

  • (1 year ago)

    I Just Culminated From this School . Class Of '12 This isn't necessarily " The Best " School ever . But it's a GREAT School . I have attended this school All 3 years & It was memorable . There is now an academy & your child will be able to have a better opportunity . But i PROMISE your Child will love this school . But everything depends on THEM they can have all wonderful years by focusing in their studies & stay away from drama or they can ditch & not culminate . But the staff here are nice & will give you many chances for you to succeed . as the motto says " BYRD IS BEST " . I would recommend this school (

  • (2 years ago)

    This is the worst middle school in all California! The principal is extremely rude. She doesn't care of all the bullying thats is going on in that school. Students record themselves fighting inside school grounds and post them up online. I recently had a conversation with the principal when my 7th grade daughter brought some cupcakes to school. Several students like her brought cupcakes and other fast food. A student in her school approached my daughter and damaged her cupcakes. After that happened the principal saw her with the cupcakes and took them away (HER RULES ) My daughter was going to tell her what had happened with the cupcakes and she completely ignored her. I talked to the principal of all this and she didn't care. To all the parents to are reading these reviews send your son/daughter to a school where your children will be safe and respected. Any school is much better than this one!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have read a few reviews parents have written and I completely agree that the principal of this school is rude and only cares about getting paid. The school is very unsafe their are fights almost everyday. In the morning you can never find anyone in the 6th or 7th grade office to help you. The times that I called the school I can never get hold of anyone. When my daughter was recieving an award for improving on her CSt scores the award ceremony was awful. Kids were talking and the principal threaten them that if they weren't quiet they would all get detention. Some kids were booing when other kids were receiving awards. The principal said nothing. During the ceremony i was moved twice which really upsetted me because I'm a disabled and was sitting in a disabled sitting area.

  • (2 years ago)

    only 2 months my son goes to this school and he is very happy love the school teachers and staff .

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a former student at Byrd and some of these comments are just biased because usually the parents are in such a hurry they can act quite harsh i now i used to help at the offices which has such a nice staff and are very hardworking. The teachers are also very dedicated except for one or two. If you are a student who tried to use everything given to you this is a great school but many some students don't like doing anything. I took honors and i think they were really helpful many skills i learned from them have helped throughout high school as well. Byrd is Best!!! Class of 2010

  • (2 years ago)

    Byrd is a good school my son finish algebra and geometry there if somebody say the administration are rude is maybe because you don't follow the rules in the parking lot the space is small and nobody follow the rules if the parent are involve can make the difference like me.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a student of this school i can say that this is the worst school ever !!! some most of the students are very very disrespectful to their teachers !! as for the honor classes i haven't felt like i have learned anything .most of the students don't know when to be quiet and start listening to the teacher. the p.e. is not so good either most students don't even dress and when they do they don't listen and just walk around and they don't run the lap even though the yard is soo small . the CST scores are very low and the school website said it was the best school in town and made it look "OK" . the staff isn't very good either when it's lunch the benches are very dirty and the cafeteria doesn't let you pay with money . the image of the school on the outside "looks" "nice" but it is nothing compared as to actually going to the school and attending the classes . if your enrolling your child don't enroll them to this school

  • (3 years ago)

    Worst school ever ! The administrators are rude especially the ones that run the parking. Extremely rude trust me you dont want your child attending this school. They don't care about the education of children.

  • (3 years ago)

    Teachers at this school work SO HARD to help prepare our children to succeed. Unfortunately too many parents are not as involved as we all need to be once our kids get into middle school. PLEASE PARENTS stay involved and help our wonderful teachers and kids out! The teachers know me on a first name basis and I wouldn't have it any other way!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am student at Richard E. Byrd middle school.This is an awesome school there are so many great people and the teachers are cool nice and strict(depends on which teachers). byrd is an amazing school it helps your child behave respect and learn. also the dean is very strict so if your child goes to the deans office hell handle it...trust me i have been there.also if you worry about your child getting into fights its okay cuz there is bad people there but if you get in a fight you get suspenede and then if an other you get expelled. also there is teachers supervision so no matter what your child will be safe everywhere exept for inside the toilets.hhhha also if your child is in 6th grade i recomend Mrs.Rose or Mrs.Orozso they help you as in having respect also for 7th grade... idk im barely in 6th grade going to 7th!

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a student and the classes are awesome the teachers r fun and strict.This scholl helps ur child learn respect.So I say to put ur child in this school

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a student at Byrd Middle School and Mr Walter Mojica is the best teacher at my school and there will be no one like him .......... Eevveerr. He is the best leadership math and science teacher. He is truly the ideal role model for all teachers and sorta kinda like our father cuz we all know that he will be there for us when we need him. Lloonngg lliivvee tthhee kkiinngg mmoojjiiccaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =p alot of love for you mojica <333

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a student at Byrd andd all I have to say that it is amazing there all good teachers exspiesauilly Mr.Mojica he is the best of the best )

  • (5 years ago)

    As a student my opinion is that this school is a very difficult school.Deans are strict and uniform.They should atleast let us wear whatever color bottoms and a uniform shirt.I really dont like the teachers here and how the school runs.

  • (5 years ago)

    this a good school mrs.rose my teacher is really nice she is my math and she told me how to study and good ways to help me so thnk you mrs.rose!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a 7 th grader in this new Richard E. Byrd Middle School. I just wanted to say that this school is the best and it has the best leadership progam ever. Mostly because they have the awsome teacher Mr. Walter Mojica. He is a great leadership math and science teacher.

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