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Richard Henry Dana Middle School

Public School | Grades 6-8 | Wiseburn Elementary
5504 West 135TH St
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 725-4700

About This School

Richard Henry Dana Middle School is located in Hawthorne, CA and is one of 3 middle schools in Wiseburn Elementary School District. It is a public school that serves 1003 students in grades 6-8. See Richard Henry Dana Middle School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Richard Henry Dana Middle School had an API growth score of 883 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Richard Henry Dana Middle School's 2012 base score was 852 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Richard Henry Dana Middle School had 25 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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Richard Henry Dana Middle School Reviews

By a Parent on

My daughter is in 8th grade and she has attended Dana Middle School since 6th grade. She loves it! Her teachers are great! This is a very good school, I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family.

By , a Former Student on

My three years at Dana were some of the best in my life! I loved Dana, all of the teachers really do care about you and your education. This school is great for people of all learning styles and levels; I was able to take geometry while I was in 8th grade and I have a friend who was able to take Algebra 2 in 8th grade. Both of these courses are high school level. They also have support to help students bring up their grades who may be struggling. Additionally, they have a wide variety of electives, from Drama to TA. Sixth graders are able to explore almost all of the electives before choosing one. Dana helps kids to adjust to middle school smoothly and prepares them for high school. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!!

By , a Former Student on

Dana middle school was the best thing i could have ever done to prepare me for high school. It truly changed my life.

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