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About This School

Robert A. Millikan Middle School is a public middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of Robert A. Millikan Middle School is John Plevack. 2,054 children attend Robert A. Millikan Middle School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 7% of the Robert A. Millikan Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 44% of the 2,054 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Robert A. Millikan Middle School is 22:1. Village Glen 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
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 46% 9%
Hispanic 36% 73%
Filipino 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 11%
Unspecified 1.0% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 646343%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 75%
Limited English proficiency 7% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Our daughter is a sixth grader is in the science academy at Millikan. She has never been more academically challenged and she LOVES it! She made great friends quickly and has dedicated talented teachers who are always upping their game. This is a hidden gem that has only become better since becoming a charter school.

  • (6 months ago)

    We are very happy with this school. We have found the perfect school for our daughter and we couldn;t be happier. My daughter finds the teachers to be very helpful and willing to assist with projects etc. Keep in mind that this is middle school not elementary school so the kids are expected to be more independent and focused. All around-a great school!

  • (8 months ago)

    I think this school is overcrowded with students it allows bullying the teachers never call you back teachers use old school tactics and make the whole class write over and over how bad they are some teachers go the extra mile to get to know your child if the are extra lucky! Too many kids too large of classes it is sad to walk down a hall where no one smiles acknowledges each other this is not the kind of world I want my child to think is how the world works. I think if we are on camera in every part of our daily lives so should this school be to show what is happening! Not any accountability....some good programs if you have the money to add to those programs. If not your child will feel left out.

  • (9 months ago)

    THIS IS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER! Everyone is so nice! It's bright colorful creative and it has an AMAZING performing arts magnet.

  • (9 months ago)

    The worst...Students bully each other any given day in front of the STAFF and they don't care...Teachers only care bout CST results not students...and finally staff at the main office take forever to answer a phone call and when they do just don't leave a message...it will never be delivered.

  • (9 months ago)

    Millikan is one of the best experiences I have ever had. I just graduated last year. My first year I had just come from a private school of 32 kids in my whole grade. It was a little scary at first but by my 2 week I knew everything about the whole school. The performing arts program is fantastic. They have something for everyone which is why I love it so much. I could take acting singing and dancing all at the same time and still get a great education from some of the best teachers. I highly recommend this school. I wish I was still there. It was honestly the best 3 years of my life. If you or your child doesn't like it at first please give it at least a semester. You won't be sorry if you stay there. MILLIKAN CLASS OF 2013 LEGENDS REPRESENT! <3

  • (10 months ago)

    The school is relatively safe it doesn't have the bullying issues many nearby middle schools deal with. However my child has told me that there is quite a bit of drug use in the school among the general population. My child is in one of the small academies and has all honors level courses where there is apparently little or no drug use. Some of the teachers such as math teacher Mr. Rosenthal have been amazing! Other teachers especially in English and History have been quite disappointing. I feel that honors level students should be able to write a straight forward book report or essay. Instead they ask them to do silly childish reports that look like a newspaper or Facebook page. They skip chapters in history and science textbooks and do not come close to completing the entire text book. The classes are quite large with over 40 students. My child is happy and has many friends.

  • (10 months ago)

    My son is in the Cinematic Academy. He wasn't happy at first to go to a new school leaving his friend behind. Every day I would ask how his day went and it was OK. Now he is in love with his new school. He has made a lot of new friends and even a old friend from his elementary school. All his teachers are awesome especially his film teacher. My third grader can not wait to attend Millikan.

  • (10 months ago)

    We have a daughter in the 6th grade and she just loves this school! She was selected for the performing arts academy and we (and her) could not be happier! Her teachers are caring and the academics are challenging. We could not have selected a better school for our daughter!

  • (11 months ago)

    3 words. worst school ever. there are so many students and yet its such a small school. the teachers do not care. at all. maybe a few. and the staff are rude. i just want to take my son out of this school. its terrible. i dont recommend it. just go anywhere else but here.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my last year at Millikan Performing Arts Middle School and I could not give up the opportunity to say how much I have enjoyed and appreciate all the teachers staff fellow students and parents who have made my years a memorable one. As a performing arts student this school has definitely helped me get closer to achieving my dreams of becoming a dancer. We have one of the best science math & civics academies as well. A couple of things that I would change about my school are the lunches and the janitorial services. I would like our school to follow the LAUSD school lunch & breakfast programs as they are healthy rather then having bean burrito almost every morning. I would also like to see the grounds and especially the bathrooms cleaner. I hope I win the $5 000.00 prize for my school. It would be a nice way to give back to my school and to say thank you for all they have given me over the years like knowledge confidence & friendships which are priceless.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school it is awesome. There is everything.all of the teacher are very sweet and they just have exciting new lessons to share to the student. I think everyone should go here.

  • (1 year ago)

    Let me share with you my son's CST scores in Math starting from 2nd-6th grade 2nd Grade 334 (Basic) 3rd Grade 430 (Advanced) 4th Grade 421 (Advanced) 5th Grade 445 (Advanced) 6th Grade at Millikan 347 (Basic). You do the math. Notice the HUGE DROP of 98 points from 5th to 6th grade. I might add in 2nd grade my son was stuck with a subpar long-term substitute teacher. My son had a good math teacher at Millikan but he was grouped with a low performing group but the counselor did nothing about it. The pace was slow and my son suffered and did not learn as much as he was capable of. Shame on you Millikan. He's since left this school - and for good reason. And if anyone tries to say it's because middle school math is that much harder - they are wrong. That sort of change is a concern. It's not normal.

  • (1 year ago)

    The TEACHERS at this school were allowed to bully my child. If this is what you are looking for then you have found the right place. It doesn't help to complain because the district won't do anything about it.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love Millikan! And can't wait to be back for seventh grade! Though the food does suck sometimes so I would recommend bringing your own lunch. It's really cool and all these people don't know what they're talking about! The teachers here are amazing a encourage you to do your best! I love it here and I deffinately recommend coming to this school! I learned so much!

  • (1 year ago)

    Robert A Millikan has the worst teachers . They don't care about their students (well at least the math teacher my child had in 7th grade) . As a parent i never had a chance to communicate with her and discus my child's progress. I think that the school has to pay more attention to the parents opinions .

  • (1 year ago)

    OMG! Don't even waste your time going to this school.First of all if you're in magnet & in 6th grade you barely get the chance to perform & spend more time in the classroom than you do on stage (so much for going to the school tours).The teachers adore their honors kids & hate their general ed students (well the one I had did).They only want rich & skinny kids that can make the school look good & single out the rest of the kids to keep up its false reputation of being a "so called best school in the valley".When you do perform theh give the smallest parts ever.In the dance class they always favorite certain students & once again hate the rest.They pressure the kids during the CST's to do good for the school & not for themselves. They also put you down if you don't aim for honors.To be honest I don't even care about honors I had a friend that dropped out because it was too much.All the rich kids hang out at a pole & do the most annoying things ever.Me & my friends make fun of them.So bottom line is don't waste your time here

  • (1 year ago)

    I have just finished my first year at Millikan. I had a very pleasant experience. I'm in the Performing Arts Academy but not the major programs of Drama or Musical Theater. We have a great band and orchestra and are always looking for more players. But this school is much more than just performing arts. There's a Math Science Environmental Studies Civics Film and other academies so there is something for every kid. I'm in honors classes and I feel like I have great teachers. Some teachers stay in at lunch to help kids that don't understand concepts. This school is huge but I still feel at home here. I have many classes with the same kids so it helps to make the school feel smaller. There is a dress code and you should definitely stick to it but that's not that hard. I'm very much looking forward to next year. Go Turtles!

  • (1 year ago)

    Our kids went to Millikan and really enjoyed the experience. They were in the Magnet and took Performing Arts courses so I can't speak for the other school programs. I strongly recommend that you network with other parents to get a sense of who the better teachers are. I agree that Mr. Bacchus is a terrific counselor. When our daughter felt that one of her teachers was not engaging enough he promptly reassigned her to a better class. One thing to understand is if your child gets into Musical Theater or Drama Production there is usually a lot of down time throughout the school year and then it gets real crazy in the weeks leading up to the production. But there is such a sense of camaraderie amongst the cast members - and a feeling of accomplishment after putting on a show. And there are so many talented kids who attend this school. All the classes seem to encourage self-expression and creativity - and any shy and inhibited students are bound to be more outgoing by the time they leave for high school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a student in Musical Theatre at MIllikan Middle. I came as a new student in seventh grade from a tiny private school. So far this school has exceeded HIGH above my standards for public schools. Most academies and teachers are great funny and will talk to you when you have a problem need help or just need a friend. My counselor Mr. Bacchus is the COOLEST guy. I don't understand any of the other ratings with their complaints. Most of the kids are really cool and with 2300 kids your child will definitely find some friends. The kids cuss sometimes some kids (that you almost never run into) own drugs but so what? Children will get to grow up know what life is like. The school isn't extremely clean however and the system runs into problems with attendance and etc. Overall however I find it to be a great school and hope it gets more money because I LOVE IT HERE! Send your kids to Drama Production Musical Theatre and Drama Lab. Strive for them to get in honors. My old school had a mere 90 kids so on the first day I wasn't entirely comfortable. Second day I made friends and was fine. SEND YOUR KIDS HERE!!!!!!!!! (I would give my rating a 4&1/2 if I could.)

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