About This School
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.
East Whittier Middle School had an API growth score of 843 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. East Whittier Middle School's 2012 base score was 834 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, East Whittier Middle School had 23 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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East Whittier Middle School Reviews
The music program is awesome! The school has tons of parent involvement! Maybe some of the teachers are a little cold... (many with 15+ years) but they are teaching our children the academics! I do think they need to have a GATE program for the gifted kids. The school also offers after school sports.. with all the cut backs going on in schools this school has managed to keep alot of programs!
My only issue is with the staff, particularly in the science/math department. Parents beware, your child may end up with a rude, unprofessional, zero personality, teacher who talks down to the students and labels them. That teacher clearly has lost her passion for teaching and tries to get away with it by teaching as least as possible. The principal really needs to take a look at his staff because it only takes a few bad apples to give such a great school a bad name.
Im worried about all the negative things i've heard about the office staff at east Whittier Middle School. Will these next few years be hard for us as parents and will our kids be uncomfertable when approaching the staff? I think who ever is in charge at the district should please do something about this problem. If i who am just a parent have heard so many things about there rudeness then im sure someone up there must have heard of this as well by now. Come on now its time for a change lets get some happy people working with our kids not grumpy people. I wish i didnt have to worry about this issue.
the grading is very very strict. my kid got a d on a test and failed the whole class. my reccomandation, not such a good school.
My personal experience with this school has not been a good one, there's been several bad experiences for instance one day I forgot to take my purse with me therefore was not able to give my child lunch money when he was dropped off but I returned to the school around 9am walk into the office and left him some lunch money confident that they were going to give him that money by lunch time, my surprise my child was not called into the office to pick up the money until the end of school time. My child was left with out lunch for that day how do they expect te children to learn on an empty stomach. Never the less all the staff in the office are rude all you see are bitter people that act like they dont want to be there.