School Details

Edward J. Richardson Middle School

23751 Nancy Lee Lane, Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 533-4790
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 679 students 24 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

78%
74%
60%
79%
69%
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
  • Torrance Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
96%
86%
79%
76%
60%
69%
69%
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
  • Torrance Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
58%
50%
84%
71%
57%
17%
6%
31%
100%
99%
85%
82%
71%
52%
92%
82%
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
  • Torrance Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Edward J. Richardson Middle School is a public middle school in Redondo Beach. The principal of Edward J. Richardson Middle School is Chad Mabery and can be contacted at cmabery@tusd.org. 679 children attend Edward J. Richardson Middle School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 7% of the Edward J. Richardson Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 14% of the 679 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Edward J. Richardson Middle School is 24:1. Calle Mayor Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 40% 33%
Unspecified 3% 9%
Asian 27% 31%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Filipino 2% 4%
Hispanic 16% 18%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 24081%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 19%
Limited English proficiency 7% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    I would highly recommend Richardson Middle School. The academic expectations are high the principal and teachers truly care about the students and student safety is also a priority.

  • (7 years ago)

    This School is a Joke! The Faculty is More interested in Children following instructions rather than academics. The syllabus some of these teacher have is flat out insane! Forget a conference with a teacher They will instruct you e-mail them and play tag. Go to PTA and they pass out Credit Card Applications

  • (7 years ago)

    Richardson rocks! I love all the kids there and the atmosphere of the school is full of spirit! Thanks Richardson for being so great!

  • (8 years ago)

    This is my daughter's second year at Richardson. We are very pleased with the teachers the Principal and the school overall. The parent involvement is wonderful. I would highly recommend this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Richards Middle School is an extremely well maintained school very clean. Students seemed to be very proud of their school a lot of school spirit. Richardson has some very inspiring teachers. I do recommend this school.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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