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Reginald M. Benton Middle School

Public School | Grades 5-9 | Norwalk-la Mirada Unified
15709 East Olive Branch Rd
La Mirada, CA 90638
(562) 943-1553

About This School

Reginald M. Benton Middle School is located in La Mirada, CA and is one of 29 schools in Norwalk-la Mirada Unified School District. It is a public school that serves 497 students in grades 5-9. See Reginald M. Benton 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.

Reginald M. Benton Middle School had an API growth score of 801 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Reginald M. Benton Middle School's 2012 base score was 755 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Reginald M. Benton Middle School had 24 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

51% 49%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Reginald M. Benton Middle School Reviews

I Am A Kaiser Breast Cancer Radiation Patient

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Yesterday after my radiation treatment, one of the techs handed me an envelope and said it was from one of the kids at Brenton Middle School.  I had to go to the nurse and get my radiation burns dressed, and didn't read it until I got in the car.  My husband was driving, so it allowed me to open the letter and read it.  I didn't get past the first sentence before I was so overwhelmed and had to stop for a minute.  The first line read "Don't be scared you're not alone, you have us and we can help and calm you down."
It was a perfect opening to the rest of the letter.  As I continued to read it aloud to my husband, I had to stop after each line because I became overwhelmed again.  This child, (boy or girl) had said just the right things to make me feel better.  They drew the breast cancer symbol and below it they wrote "Keep calm and fight on."  "You can do this!!  I believe in you!!  Keep fighting!"  I promise this child that I will frame their letter and put it where everyone can see it.  Whoever is in charge of having these children write letters to us, should receive the credit they deserve.  

Thanks so very much to the child that wrote my letter.  How very kind of you to take your time and write such a sweet and inspiring letter to me.  I love it, and will treasure it always!!!

By a Current Student on

I love this school. The teachers are so helpful and the students are awesome!I love how everyone is so nice to me when I first came in this school. This school has so many activities such as singing, dancing, and drama. I appreciate going to this school. BYE!!!:)

By a Former Student on

The teachers are awesome! It is just that some of the 13 yr old students that cuss too much(believe me, I hear them all the time)! There is so much talking in some of the classrooms and very little control. But all in all every student and teacher that doesn't cuss is kind and encouraging! GO WOLVERINES!!!!!!!!!!      :)

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