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1502 Palm Ave

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(714) 536-7507

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,260

Students Per Teacher: 30

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29 Parent Reviews for Ethel Dwyer Middle School

In response to the review above Dwyer is not even close to being a Title 1 school nor is on the list of California Title 1 schools. Dwyer is in an extremely affluent area of coastal HB and the PTA and parents contribute lots of money to keep many of the programs going.. That being said the school ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 09/15/14

My kid is in 6th grade GATE at Dwyer. The comment about the school "dumbing down" the math curriculum is no longer correct. In response to intense parent concern, the district has sent a letter to parents of children in advanced math to let them know that there will be algebra for qualified 7th graders ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/14/14

This school is okay. The school district has chosen to be dumb down the math for all grades next year, so Dwyer will no longer offer accelerated math to 6th graders, algebra to 7th graders, or geometry to 8th graders. The kids spend a lot of time on their phones during class, and the teachers teach ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/21/14

AMAZING school with AMAZING leadership!! These people really care about the children and families! I have always felt welcomed every time I have ever walked into the office. The teachers are more than willing to help and support, and the principle and vs principle will do whatever needed to make it happen! ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/23/13

My school is 2nd to none on making sure ALL students get the best education they can get for the 3 years that the students attend. The Teachers really care & make sure the students EARN their grades. The front office staff handles matters with respect and careful consideration whenever you may have an ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/23/13

I have 3 Children that have gone to Dwyer. We are impressed with how things are handled by the principal Mr. Smith. The new Zap program is great! It keeps kids accountable for their OWN classwork/homework. I am thankful for this great school, in our wonderful community. :)

Posted by a parent on 08/26/13

We have 2 sons at Dwyer School. One graduated in 2012 and one is going to 7th grade. It's a very good school, academically. Even though a Title 1 (school with high % of low income), it continuously improves its STAR scores every year in 7 years, and now is the # 1 middle school in district. It ranks ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/18/13

Uninspired homeroom teachers! My son got bad home room teachers two years in a row and now he hates school! They were there going through the motion but they are not really teaching nor do they really care whether the kids are learning. Forget the part about them taking initiative to inspire the kids ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/24/13

I have 2 children at Dwyer (6th & 8th) and I could not be happier. We have lived in 3 diff. states & my children have attended 8 diff. schools and this is by far is the best (previous school was 10). Teachers are amazing and the principal is the best! Music program is spectacular esp. the teacher! Everything ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/26/13

Our daughter is doing very well at Dwyer. Is it Dwyer or her? She's in GATE and scores very high in standardized tests. The GATE program at Dwyer is very good in that it requires the students to show initiative and take responsibility. She works very hard on her school work to achieve her results. She ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/29/12

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Test Year: 2012
Ethel Dwyer Middle School
Huntington Beach City 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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Huntington Beach schools — Ethel Dwyer Middle School is located at 1502 Palm Ave, Huntington Beach CA 92648. 1502 Palm Ave is in the 92648 ZIP code in Huntington Beach, CA The school district for Ethel Dwyer Middle School is the Huntington Beach City School District. Ethel Dwyer Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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