Helen Keller Middle School is in Long Beach, California and is a Los Angeles County school. Serving grades 6-8, the school has 226 students and a student–teacher ratio of 24 students per teacher.
This school performs significantly above average when compared to other California schools. Helen Keller Middle School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. When compared to other middle schools, the school ranks 43 for California and 7 in Los Angeles County.
The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.
The academic score for a school is determined by looking at a number of data points, such as student scores on California standardized tests. Helen Keller Middle School received a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in California.
A school’s learning environment is determined by comparing many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Helen Keller Middle School received a grade of A- for learning environment. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other middle schools in California.
Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety score. For safety, Helen Keller Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in California and received the grade of A+ for this measure.
Basic student body information from Helen Keller Middle School is included below. A school’s demographics are not used when calculating its score.
A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
Academic Overperformance I - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than 3% of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is an important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.
Below are middle schools near Helen Keller Middle School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s scores for these nearby schools. All Long Beach schools can be viewed on the Long Beach, California schools listing page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|2||Fedde (Pharis F.) Middle School||C+||B-||C-||B-|
|3||Marshall Academy of the Arts||A-||A||C-||A+|
|4||Haskell (Pliny Fisk) Middle School||B||B+||C+||B-|
|5||Oak Middle School||A+||A+||A||A+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.