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12500 Birchdale Ave

Downey, CA 90242

(562) 904-3572

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,347

Students Per Teacher: 23

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15 Parent Reviews for Sussman Middle School

I have no complaints about this school the 1st day of class for my son he was bully by a 8th grader my son informed me the 1st day of school and I report it right away to the counselor and took action right away. The kid was suspended and ever since my son had no problems. All parents need to be involved ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/22/13

Let me start by saying I would NOT recommend this school to any parent who values their kids receiving a good education while learning in a safe & productive environment. My son has attended this school for the last 2 years and they have failed him miserably. There is no communication with the parents ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/09/10

It's been a rough 2 years for my child at this school. I would not recommend it to parents with children who are "white" or caucasian. My child has experienced so much racism, it's ridiculous, and very stressful. There is a lot of animosity towards white kids at this school. I'm sure the parents have ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/01/10

my child is also"white" and in honors classes and has received some racial comments from certain students. i think it could happen anywhere. when i became aware of the problem i contacted the counselor. the counselor then let the teachers know and one of the teachers actually caught the student who ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/01/10

The teachers at the school are great. They stay after school and help out any students looking for the help. My son was in the band program and he loved it. The band director was amazing and is one of the best in southern California.

Posted by a parent on 03/23/10

i was a student at sussman middle school and was pretty kewl the thing ididnt like was that we had to tuck in our shirts but besides that it was a good school.

Posted by a student on 11/23/08

this school is the best! i love it! teachers are very professional i am in all advanced classes and i am in many different school activities i love my teachers and classmates

Posted by a student on 11/19/08

My daughter is a seven grader student and she has had a great experience at this school with all the teachers. They are really open mind with the parents and student and keep a good cominication with parents and students. What i really like is that must of the teachers have an e-mail acount were you ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/05/08

I am a former 7th grader at Sussman Middle School and I am satisfied with this school. It gives us all a chance to be in school activities, but it is our choice if we take that chance. The students here at SMS are great! The teachers are awesome such as Mr. Rants who brings us many different types of ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/17/08

my daughter is now in the 7th grade and she is in all of the advanced classes. she enjoys coming to this school because its fun and at the same time she can learn things.

Posted by a parent on 08/22/07

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Test Year: 2012
Sussman Middle School
Downey Unified School District
* 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.

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Downey schools — Sussman Middle School is located at 12500 Birchdale Ave, Downey CA 90242. 12500 Birchdale Ave is in the 90242 ZIP code in Downey, CA The school district for Sussman Middle School is the Downey Unified School District. Sussman Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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