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11985 Old River School Rd

Downey, CA 90242

(562) 904-3565

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,400

Students Per Teacher: 22

Parent Reviews

7 Parent Reviews for West Middle School

I have two sons, and both have attended West. This is a great school! There are so many activities for the kids, and parents are very involved. The are the only Junior High in Downey with a marching band, and there are many other clubs, sports and programs for the kids to be involved in. The staff is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/23/13

This year has shown me how wonderful this school is. There have been so many chances for us parents to be more active in the school. They had a parent program that was fantastic. The best part was that not only the company teaching us was there each week, there were actual school teachers there saying ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/30/11

My son had a great experience during his 3 years at West Middle School. There were many areas to be involved in such as: ASB, sports, band, Gate, AVID, Aspire, guitar club, chess club, CJSF, Library service, West TV etc. . .There was also advanced technology within the school structure which provided ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/09/08

I love leaving my children at west. They have wonderful teachers and a great staff. one thing I do have a problem with is west middle school having no choir, my daughter loves to sing and she would love to sing at west . Other than that it is a great school.

Posted by a parent on 03/15/07

West has a dedicated group of teachers and administrators ready to help students. The school has definitely gone through some changes in the last few years, but they are dedicated to the success of their students. Great music, yearbook, drama program. They have a new program called the Parent Academy ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 03/02/06

The teachers are well trained and very easy to talk to. There are a lot of sports and other things like music available for the students. I think that the discipline is good at the school, and the principal is fair.

Posted by a former student on 01/25/06

I think West is a wonderful school, the teachers are wonderful and go out of their way to help the students. My children each spent three great years at this school. Thank you West.

Posted by a parent on 02/26/04

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Test scores for West Middle School

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Test Year: 2012
West 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 — West Middle School is located at 11985 Old River School Rd, Downey CA 90242. 11985 Old River School Rd is in the 90242 ZIP code in Downey, CA The school district for West Middle School is the Downey Unified School District. West Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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