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Richard Merkin Middle Academy

Preschool | Grades 6-8 | Los Angeles Unified
2023 Union Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 748-0141

About This School

Richard Merkin Middle Academy is located in Los Angeles, CA and is one of 302 middle schools in Los Angeles Unified School District. It is a charter school that serves 445 students in grades 6-8.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Richard Merkin Middle Academy'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 Merkin Middle Academy had an API growth score of 748 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Richard Merkin Middle Academy's 2012 base score was 758 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Richard Merkin Middle Academy had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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By , a Former Student on

i went to richard merkin the school had  smaller  class sizes when i attended we were one of the top middle schools many of the good teachers are gone i wouldn't recommend this school if your looking for sports and a mixed race school it is majority latino also remember all charters aren't good charters there are a few and college ready is good and they are good when it comes to special needs students

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