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About This School

Samuel Gompers Middle School is a public middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of Samuel Gompers Middle School is Sonia Miller. 1,449 students attend Samuel Gompers Middle School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 35% of the Samuel Gompers Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 47% of the 1,449 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Samuel Gompers Middle School is 17:1. Alliance Jack H. Skirball Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 67% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Asian 0.08% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.08% 646343%
Filipino 0% 2%
Unspecified 0% 0.7%
White, non-Hispanic 0% 9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 75%
Limited English proficiency 35% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The principal is a joke. But some really great teacher. No working website. Some of the staff are very rude. The school could use some new leadership.

  • (1 year ago)

    the best school ever i love it i went to that school. i also love the principle ms.miller. )

  • (2 years ago)

    i'm a student in gompers and i think the school is good because the teachers teach you really good and they bring you up 2 grade levels because once i was basic but now i'm advanced but the thing is that there's bad kids and they mess with other student for example they steel from them also they punk on them and i know this because they stole from me and punked on me for 2 years 6th and 7th grade

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm a student at gompers and to me its a ok school because the teachers are very committing to the students at school.(Ms.Lung Mr.Baptis Mr.Withrow Ms.Nasouf etc)

  • (2 years ago)

    I can't honestly rate Gompers now but I can say what it used to be. I attended Gompers in 1973. Some of my teacher's teachers were still there! These teachers got to Gompers in the late 50's. Our curriculum was excellent considering this was a LAUSD school. Crips and Bloods had issues down the street but never at school. And yes we got swats in the Principal's Office. I am a retired Fire Marshal and I can honestly say many of my promotional tests that had to do with Math or Science I learned from Gompers (and Locke). I was in the Band with then Mr. Pearson Mr Dustin and Harris. These three produced the Gerald Albright's Patrice Rushen's and many more musicians whose music you might enjoy today. I pray they are able to pull Gompers out of the typical spiral that affects the inner-city schools. At the end of the day it's the student who has to want to make something of themselves. The parents as well as the teachers are responsible for giving them the tools they need encouragement motivation and praise.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a student at gompers middle school and i think that it is a very amazing student for junior kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent who was very involved in my children's education i really want to be fair to the teachers and staff who really care about heir students' academic achievement. That being said certain other teachers should be fired for their irresponsibility and incompetence. Also the school doesn't do nearly enough to ensure their students' safety and dscipline those students when they need it. The bad students get away with a lot while the good students are not encouraged nearly enough to do well in their studies. Frequently the administration turns a blind eye to the bad students thus allowing them to get away with whatever. I know that prayer changes things but the bad apples are the ones making the good teachers indifferent and the good students apathetic.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think gompers has great teachers but unfortunately the enviroment does not help I used to attend several years ago they had to much racial tention they had as we student's used to call riots with in the school. It made it uncomfortable to want to go every day and lots of my classmates felt like that but unfortunately we all had to attend here because we belonged to this district.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think the school could and should improve 100% in it's teaching curriculum which in turn would improve student behavior resulting in a safer and more productive learning enviornment.

  • (5 years ago)

    Gompers is improving. They are offering a lot of classes and different activities for parents and community

  • (6 years ago)

    The school is good but not as good as it should be. The school can definitively be improved from teaching curriculum to the student's behavior. Although this school is improving on safety methods such as making sure walk ins receive a visitors pass however it can still be improved in the way that they should require an ID as a parent staff external student or other. Overall this school is pretty safe.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is really not as bad as the people think. The fights and stuff have lessened alot and the teachers always try to help their students. I have always been an honors student there since 6th grade and have been learning alot since I started there. I have never been picked on and no I am not the most popular person you'll met either. I have learned things at the school that I have never even thought of. The school is great and I dont have anything against it not even most of the cafeteria food.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is not as bad as people say. Most of the teachers are helpful and try to teach but some just don't even try. Most of the students like to learn and want to participate in class and make class a better place to learn. The PE. classes are to crowded compared to other schools. But teachers try and get the kids active and make them want to participate. They have activities such as basketbal soccer football baseball jumprope the usual. The school also has a drama club.

  • (7 years ago)

    When my child came to this school she met so many different children from different backgrounds and each and everyone of them work harder then ever. The teachers are incredible they get really involved with the the students and their interest. This school since my first child started has gotten better and better.

  • (7 years ago)

    teachers are great i love all the admistraters there im going to be class of 2007 and im proud

  • (8 years ago)

    When my child was at gompers the school lacked just about everything- Security activites parent involvement... The school is so bad that they have a hard time attracting quality teachers and administration. If and when they do they usually don't stay more than a couple of years.

  • (8 years ago)

    Gompers Middle School has not benefitted from its bad reputation. And there is some truth to the horror stories. The kids are like kids everywhere else except they have not benefitted from parents with the proper parenting skills caring and dynamic administrative leadership including teachers and staff. However there is a new dynamic principal (Diana Garcia)who with some of her staff are in the process of altering and changing the school's culture from the custodians students to teachers and parents. Some exciting things seem in the works and it's going to take the entire community's energy input and work.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am an educator here and look forward to the changes that are coming about at Gompers. We have an excellent staff and teachers that are excited and passionate about what they do. Our new principal has hit the ground running and is not scared about facing the many challenges we face.

  • (11 years ago)

    Every year students' scores continue to increase on standardized tests. The administrators parents and faculty continue to strive to make it better every year. I look forward to seeing how we can improve it next year even more!

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