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Walter Reed Middle School is a public middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of Walter Reed Middle School is Donna Tobin. 1,601 children attend Walter Reed Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 15% of the Walter Reed Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 58% of the 1,601 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Walter Reed Middle School is 19:1. Bridges Academy 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
    • Italian
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 11%
Hispanic 50% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 9%
Asian 10% 4%
Filipino 1% 2%
Unspecified 0.6% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 646343%
Multiracial 0.06% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 75%
Limited English proficiency 15% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I am a student in the 6th grade humanities academy and if your looking for a great school you are in the right place. I have enjoyed my year with helpful teachers and kind students. Middle school can be hard at first but with the teachers helping you the year for most kids is wonderful. Walter Reed is one of the best schools in not only Los Angeles but the best in California. Having your kids experience this fantastic school will be fun safe and unforgettable. At least I know it will be for me.

  • (6 months ago)

    I am a sixth grader in the Humanities Honors Academy. Reed MS is a wonderful school. They have a great music department. I think of all the academies Humanities is the best. This academy has a lot of fun projects and tons of field trips. And it is very easy to make friends at this academy since everyone is so friendly. Also the teachers are wonderful. They are nice respectful and very smart. They always help you if you are in need. It is true that there is a lot of cussing in this school but all you have to do is just ignore it. Walter Reed MS is the best!

  • (8 months ago)

    this school is always perfectly clean inside and outside and all the staff is respectfull and helpful!

  • (11 months ago)

    its very nice i like it very much my child fits in well and made very many friends quickly everyone was nice and welcoming I'm glad I chose this school for my kid

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter just started sixth grade and this nice girl helped her through the school and have her a tour. So sweet . My daughter loves this school! The teachers really are Caring. I can't wait to enjoy the rest of walter reed with my daughter .

  • (1 year ago)

    As a parent of Walter Reed I have to say that I am very happy with all the Parent groups that are on campus. They all seem to be getting more involved and making a big difference. In almost 4 years Carol has made such a huge difference not only in bringing in parents closer to work as one team but financially has made a big impact on campus in offering more funding for all our current programs. As a new parent coming in I already see that other parent leaders are also jumping in. I know that our school is already great but I can't wait to see how much better it will be thanks to the parents that are looking for the missing dollars.

  • (1 year ago)

    I had two children go through the Individualized Honors Program and we could not have improved on their education. They are now both thriving in academically rigorous high schools thanks in large part to the IHP and Walter Reed Middle School. Principal Donna Tobin is terrific!

  • (1 year ago)

    Walter Reed Middle School has seen great transition over the past several years. Providing quality education to students through memorable meaningful experiences deepens their levels of wisdom and makes learning fun. We are creating a variety of instructive opportunities throughout the specialized learning communities at Reed. We have a dedicated teaching and administrative staff and continue to develop our parent and community volunteer base. Each year a new team of volunteer leaders channeling efforts from the elementary schools into the middle school help our student proficiency grow in State testing numbers. We are proud of the community we serve and fortified by the support of our friends and neighbors. We look forward to a great year ahead unified for our children's education and developing community.

  • (1 year ago)

    We are parents of a child enrolled in the IHP program which was launched in 1971. According to Time Magazine IHP is perhaps the most successful junior-high curriculum in the U.S. "The Reed prescription has been almost deceptively simple three excellent teachers bright kids parental backing and tough-minded adherence to some of the eternal verities of learning." As parents and volunteers we found that the reputation is well deserved. The administrators are top-notch and the teachers are great. Everyone pitches in to help each other including the wider Walter Reed community and the other small learning communities. We are very satisfied with the education that our child receives.

  • (1 year ago)

    Walter Reed Middle School is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District in the North Hollywood/Studio City/Valley Village area. It is a title1 school. The school offers a variety of programs the Individual Honors Program the school for Advanced Studies the Humanities Academy the Technology Academy the Environmental Academy the Culinary Academy Bilingual programs and Cadet program. The students come from diverse backgrounds. Fifty percent of the school is Hispanic. Walter Reed offers many opportunities for enrichment. There is an amazing music program. They also have clubs such as Spelling Bee Math Counts Robotics Cooking Camp and Model United Nations. The teachers are dedicated to helping students succeed. They often stay after school to help students with homework.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a single mother of two children attending Walter Reed middle school. my daughter has had a wonderful experience at this school however my son has not. As a mother of two my experience at this school has been a pretty good one.I do not believe that Walter Reed is to blame for the atrocious behavior of some students. you have to understand that schools have their hands tied because they're always getting sued. if you want to stop bullying then you need to address the problem personally.My son has been a victim of bullying but I am one of those no BS kind of parents. I do not bother the school with complaints of bullying if you want to stop bullying you need to be able to take off the gloves.When my son has been bullied I let the parents know that there darling little angels are really demons monsters! I believe most parents are unaware of their children's awful behavior. Overall Walter Reed has been very good to me -) We as parents need to address issues by talking to one another. Personally Walter Reed overall has provided a good education and decent place for my kid's to attend school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I couldn't have asked for a better middle school experience. At Reed I haven't only been gifted with a high class education but also with a community that excepts and believes in me. What I really like about Walter Reed is the fact that we're in seclusive environments "the academies" that become really close and tight knit. At the same time though we experience a more general population which really prepares us for what the world outside of middle school high school college will be like. While we like any other school have quirks I can say that the time I've had at Reed has been throughly enjoyable.

  • (1 year ago)

    As my father used to say "It's just too bad". Meaning this school could be great if it actually delivered on anything it promises. I'm not as concerned with the bullies as that's hard to control and the reality is we all grew up with it but if your child is not in IHP good luck! Even the other "Honors Academies" are not really different from the gen-pop (jail reference very appropriate). After a few months of believing a few teachers when reviewing our son's progress (not good) we learned from some other parents that what our son was telling us was true -- that two teachers in particular just don't like some of the kids and don't treat them well. It got so bad that we had to take our son to a different school. We remain incredibly disappointed as we had such high hopes for this place. Our son is "back to normal" and excelling at the new school he's at which is why I feel comfortable making these statements. But if your child gets in the IHP program go for it! You'll be fine -- otherwise get outta Dodge fast!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a student in 6th grade. So far the only plus has been that I have some good teachers. But a warning for parents there are lots of bullies at this school. The year just started and two kids have already spent a night in juvenile hall. Also the kids here say awful mean and terrible things. If you do go here just make sure to stay away from these bad kids which make up 95% of the school. I'm part of the good 5%. Also if you go here make sure to either be in IHP or an Honors SLC. This school has a HUGE bullying problem and today at the movies with my mom I actually burst out crying.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is in the Humanities Academy and is in 7th grade. I do not like this school at all. The administration is rude do not care and are always to "busy". Some of the teachers are good. Fortunately my daughter has a very good math and history teacher but her other teachers not so much. They really don't teach them anything and they overwhelm our kids with too much projects when they haven't even learned anything. My daughter has also been bullied by this group of kids since last year when she was in 6th grade. They started cyber-bullying her threatening her and even hit her. The kids at this school are very rude mean and all they like to do is put others down. The administration doesn't make things better by just sitting down and drinking a cup of coffee. I do not like this school at all. If you like this school then good for you this is just my opinion. This school is also filthy. The only really good thing about this school is its music program but even that- one of the music teachers is really rude and always puts kids down. I would never ever in my life recommend to send your child to this school. I am looking for new schools for my daughter now.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has been yelled at and humiliated by one of the teachers in the academy. I am in process of filing a complaint.

  • (1 year ago)

    I couldn't have chosen a better middle school for my son. I have experience great leadership from all the administrative staff welcome parent center and great teachers who have high expectation from our kids. We've been there for almost 3 years. My son will graduate this year! Thank you Walter Reed! Home of the Wolves!

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm currently a student in the 8th grade. I'm in the IHP academy which might I add does not degrade you to the "nerd" status. Academically it's a really great experience. The teachers are extremely encouraging and will challenge you. However they are always ready to pause and give you a hand when you need it. Social life is great as well. IHP is full of every kind of student and chances are you'll always have someone to be great friends with. Each academy is very tight-knit and almost family-like. The award-winning music program at our school also provides a great opportunity to learn and make news friends. The environment however isn't that great; we often get notices of students being followed or robbed. There are students who are mean and display very bad behavior. The security is not too lenient or understanding mainly because they are fed up with us. But overall it's a great school!

  • (2 years ago)

    I love Walter Reed Middle School! It's my most favorite school! The Humanites Academy (I am in the program) is amazing! Teachers are great and thoughtful. Join an academy any academy!

  • (2 years ago)

    Our experience at this school has been excellent. The kids are great and my son made a lot of good friends. We moved here from another state and it was a very transition for him both academically and personally. Looking forward to another year there before HS!

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