WALTER F. DEXTER MIDDLE SCHOOL

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11532 FLORAL DR
WHITTIER, CA 90601
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Phone: 562-789-3090
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Whittier City Elementary School District
  • Students/Teacher: 26:1
  • Students/Grade: 433.3
  • Number Students: 1300
  • Number Teachers: 50
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6057
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Diana Medina-kinnart
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (46 ratings)
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    School Reviews (41 Reviews)
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    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-11
    "I have seen my fair share of ups and downs for some time now here, and it deeply saddens me that our school has never really grown into our true potential. Many excellent educators are no longer with us, many of us feel we need help, but are fearful, trust continues to be an issue here and our staff culture is unhealthy, is the district aware of the leadership issues here? it's sad and a shame that this is the current reality, this school has the capacity and potential for greatness because there are so many talented colleagues here. We need something adjusted here, it just hasn't been working."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-02
    "I have twin boys who started Dexter this year. I was a little concerned about their test scores and fighting. I had heard it was a rough school. So far, my boys seem to like it and I am happy with the teachers. The principal is very approachable and seems to care for the students."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-31
    "I attended this school 3 years ago, and leaving it was the biggest breath of fresh air I've ever taken in my life. Never have I ever been surrounded by so many uneducated, rude, impolite and careless people in my life. How are we supposed to promote learning & raise productive members of society in a school where the environment is ghetto and unwelcoming? The school food was very unhealthy; in fact, it was so disgusting, I refused to eat lunch my entire Eight grade year. The children are very rambunctious. Fighting is something you get used to seeing; being surrounded by uncivilized, irrational human beings who "get down" whenever they're faced with a life-threatening issue (stealing each other's boyfriends, giving each other looks) became something you needed to get used to. Middle School is supposed to set a strong and firm foundation for students to excel academically & flourish throughout their high school years and even beyond, but Dexter failed to do so. Some teachers are wonderful as educators and even moreso as people, but overall, Dexter is a place infested with people who aren't so likeable or respectable. Do your peace of mind & your child's education a favor & STAY AWAY"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-20
    "This school has had great improvement, this shows that both the students and teachers/staff are committed to making this school a better learning environment"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-02
    "Dexter is a wonderful school with amazing teachers who work hard to meet the needs of their students."
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