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About This School

Washington Irving Middle School is a public middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of Washington Irving Middle School is Kimberly Noble. 1,149 students attend Washington Irving Middle School and are mostly Hispanic, Filipino, and Asian. 23% of the Washington Irving Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 79% of the 1,149 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Washington Irving Middle School is 18:1. St. Bernard Elementary 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

    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 86% 73%
Filipino 8% 2%
Asian 11% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 11%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.7%
Multiracial 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 75%
Limited English proficiency 23% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Washington Irving Middle School has become a MAGNET!! Many of the staff members have been replaced with a SUPER STELLAR Team of Teachers. Principal Roskam has made many great changes - painting the exterior and building a school community. I am really excited to see this school grow!

  • (4 years ago)

    My child is in 8th grade at 'Irving' her 3rd year of attendance. I am very pleased with the academic support and social accountability provided by all staff. It is my belief that the exemplary leadership of the school principal along with her dedicated and experienced profession staff will bring Irving back to it's 'glory days' and become one of the top rated middle school of our state and country!

  • (5 years ago)

    I for one can say that this very school has taught me the leadership citizenship and scholarship characteristics I need to succeed in the future. I just culminated a couple days ago on June 19 2009 from Irving Middle School with the following recognitions 2 years of honors 1 year of high honors 3 years of citizenship 3 years of perfect attendence National Junior Honors Society 8th grade council and Student Body Treasurer. If a can do it then any other Irving Bear can do it and so they did. There is at least fifty eight graders in NJHS three hundred students with perfect attendence each semester hundreds of honor students with a GPA of 3.0 and hundreds more with a GPA of 3.5. Class of 2009 especially. '09 ALL TJE WAY! WOO HOO!!

  • (5 years ago)

    this is a great school! i am proud to say my child attends washington irving middle school. the drill team is a joy to see!

  • (6 years ago)

    I believe there is room for improvement in the GATE prgm. Knowing that the school is in PI status has always concerned me but the teachers in the GATE prgm. 3 out of the 4 have really impressed me. My child has excelled . The Principal is very approachable along with the AP in charge of the 6th grade. Attendance office needs to remember that parents are not children and should not be treated as such. In addition the student workers should not be the ones verifing emergency card information -CONFIDENTIALITY?

  • (7 years ago)

    I was skeptical on sending my daughter to this school. But I was proven wrong. Irving has a excellent after school program that give the student different options. I have not had any bad experiences with teachers. although I must say the deans or securities staff are rude. she has improved tremendously in her academic achievements with the help of her teachers. - thank you

  • (7 years ago)

    What I like abut our school is the parent leaders they try to help parents students and teachers I will like to see many parents more involve and our school Im a parent who many times need help and aways find parents in the center realy to help.and support with conferences and other needs. becuse of this Irving needs to support and give credit to this wondeful ladies who work for us

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my daughter's first year at Irving and she loves it. She hasn't had any problems with any of the other students. And she really enjoys her classes especially the ones with Mr. Perez. I had planned on putting her in a private school but she got on the honor roll so I am keeping her at Irving.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent and my son is in 7th grade and this year has been so bad. There are many teacher who don't care and don't have discipline in there class room. There are many kids that are trouble makers and teachers are not doing any thing about it I an very disappointed in this school!

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that Irving Washington Middle School is a terrific school. There are alot of things that students could learn. There are alot of clubs in wich a student can go and have fun either in nutrition lunch or afterschool.The teachers are wondeful and the staff and the security is so safe.The food is good from what I have to say. The principal is a very good man that cares alot about the students he is ways trying to find ways to make the school more safe and fun. He is always saying that by learning you could do better in school and I agree.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our school is a great place for students to learn and get involved. We have an excellent academic program as well as an enthusiastic music and art department. We have 29 different lunchtime clubs sponsored by teachers who volunteer. We have a leadership class which allows the students to demonstrate their leadership abilities. Our teachers are very motivated. We enjoy working at Irving. Many of us live in the area and we see many of our students at the neighborhood shops. Our students have consistently improved in their standardized testing (per API index) and we are always striving to improve on the previous years' score. We team our teachers so that the students get to know us well and we get to know them well. We have excellent counselors who listen to and advise our students. Please feel free to visit our school and speak with our teachers.

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