Sussman Middle School

12500 Birchdale Ave, Downey, CA 90242 | (562) 904-3572
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Student Enrollment: 1,420
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1 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 12500 Birchdale Ave., Downey, CA 90242
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,420
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 63.7
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 22.3
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 733 (51.6%)
  • Females: 687 (48.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 299 (21.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 801 (56.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,100 (77.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Sussman Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian40.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Sussman Middle School
  Number Percent
6th Grade43730.8%
7th Grade48233.9%
8th Grade50135.3%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Master's Degree
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 93.7%
Number of Certificated Staff: 68.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 12.4
Average Age
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 1

1 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for Sussman Middle School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 01, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is definitely "ghetto" now. I went to it many years ago and it has changed for the worse. The kids are so disrespectful of each other and other adults. The same can be said for their parents. It's really sad to see how much it has changed. Fortunately the principal and v.p. are tough. The kids here are racist towards white people. Not a good situation to be if you are caucasian. Some of the teachers don't even care but most do. I feel sorry for the teachers at this school who have to deal with these kids. Downey has gone down hill in a big way. Time to move on!
  • Reviewed by Community Member on June 18, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My children went to this school 35 years ago. They dressed decently, were well groomed, and respected the property of others. I just called the school complaining about the loud music coming from there early in the morning. I was told it would be addressed. Another point I'd like to bring up is the parents picking up and dropping off the children. They park in front of our homes and dump their trash on our lawns. They double park, even in front of fire hydrants so you cannot get through. Children are jumping out of cars into traffic. The plants and trees of mine and neighbors are broken or ripped out. Sprinkler heads are purposely kicked out and must be replaced at our expense, There is absolutely no respect whatsoever. You have that huge parking area and driveway within the fence that could be used to pick and and drop off children. Why don't you use it? I have watched the private schools do it and everything flows beautifully with no disruption of traffic. It would only be good sense to do the same. Instead of playing games you should be teaching them respect and pride in their surroundings whether theirs or others.

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