School Details

Sun Valley Middle School

7330 Bakman Avenue, Sun Valley, CA 91352
(818) 255-5100
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1457 students 16 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

28%
49%
60%
29%
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

87%
80%
86%
33%
47%
60%
22%
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

32%
41%
50%
30%
44%
57%
4%
19%
31%
100%
78%
85%
27%
43%
52%
42%
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

Sun Valley Middle School is a public middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of Sun Valley Middle School is David Gonzalez. 1,457 children attend Sun Valley Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 36% of the Sun Valley Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 55% of the 1,457 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Sun Valley Middle School is 16:1. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 95% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
Asian 2% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 9%
Filipino 0.8% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 646343%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.7%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 75%
Limited English proficiency 36% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This school has a great staff that cares deeply about the future success of all students. Students can learn the skills necessary to compete and thrive in a 21st Century global economy.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school sucked way back in 1969 when I went there the V.P. was a real jerk

  • (3 years ago)

    I AM A STUDENT FROM 1998 I LOVE THIS SCHOOL THEY WERE SUCH A BIG SUPPORT I NEVER HAD A PROBLEM AT THIS SCHOOL ALL THE PROGRAMS THEY HAD AND SPECIALLY THE SPECIAL ED POGRAM WAS A BIG INSPIRATION FOR ME TO BECOME A TEACHE LIKE MS.MULLIN SHE WAS THERE BACK IN THE 1998

  • (5 years ago)

    S.V.M.S is a good school& I love that school I have been at S.V.MS for at least 3 years and from what I have seen the teachers&staff are great they help us with our problems and they are very nice and awesome and the principal is very very nice S.V.M .S is a great good we are trying to make better this year!

  • (5 years ago)

    I luv dis school the teachers are all kind and they tutor you

  • (6 years ago)

    im a student from this school and i enjoy this school i have excellent grades =]

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a 2005 alumni. From what I've seen the school has gone down since the previous principal Jeff Davis left. The fence is atrocious and what's this I hear about police? Anyways it may not be certified as such but this school has great teachers most are friendly. The art teachers are especially great they're always looking for something new to teach!

  • (6 years ago)

    The school may be had alot of problems but I always work with the school to make changes and like a parent I think is my responsibility work with the school. And guide my kids. My daughter is gifted she was there in 2004 an she is a magnet student now un j.F. Polytechnic she is in magnet an she was prepared for that in s.V.M.S. The opinion is depend of the kids behavior.Always I tink is the kid no the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is very bad!!!! principal will not pay attention to the parents as well ......Very unprofessional staff in the offices ...

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is bad their lots of fights and there a lot of gang boy asking kids in what gang are they in y do u think they have police and a big iron fence and I moved my son to byrd because their lest fights and other things

  • (7 years ago)

    Unfortunately this school does its best to do their job. Resources are limited. The key to the success at this particular school is parent involvement for sure.

  • (8 years ago)

    Overall Sun Valley Middle School has a lot of hardworking and caring individuals.

  • (9 years ago)

    Love sun valley. I'm not a parent. I was in this school this year and I was the salutorian loved being here and miss this school looking fwd to have the same kind of high school in future...Loved my friends and my teachers specially miss.Moorhus.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school. Good english program.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son goes to this school I don't really like the fact that he hardly ever has homework because he has time to do it in class that means he's not being taught during class he's only being kept busy. I don't like that but I like the fact that they have to wear uniforms that shows dicipline and I do feel is a safe school. My son has good grades but he is not being challenged enough at least not in all his classes.

  • (11 years ago)

    Principal is nice and very professional. Teachers are great(most of them). Students need to appreciate more.

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Overall score

(based on 32 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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