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What is the student population at Paul Revere?

1,800 in 2000 (Approximately 600 are 6th graders and the rest are 7th and 8th graders. The Magnet has about 130 sixth graders and 390 students in total.)

How are the "Charter" and "Magnet" different?

The Charter allows parents, teachers and administrators to work together toward providing the best possible social and intellectual learning environment for Revere students. The Charter promises to perform better than LAUSD by 10% and promises to reflect the racial ratios in Los Angeles. Magnets were created as part or the original integration plan for LAUSD, so they must all be balanced racially, have bus transportation provided and ultimately be administered by LAUSD. At Paul Revere, students in the Charter benefit by having equal access to Magnet Center resources.

How does Paul Revere rank compared to other middle schools?

Since 1991, Paul Revere has always ranked in the top 5 on testing in all areas. In 1998, based on Stanford 9 test scores, Paul Revere ranked as the top-performing middle school in all of LAUSD, aside from the Gifted and Highly Gifted Magnets. This was the second year in a row that Paul Revere was ranked number one.

How many teachers are at Revere?

72

How many students are typically in a classroom?

In the four academic classes, the average class size is approximately 33 students.

How do you ensure that student needs are met?

Teachers emphasize a self-pacing approach with students to accommodate learning at different rates. Also, classes are designed either Honors or Regular.

What are the goals of Paul Revere?

To create a child-centered program that teaches children to learn how to learn, to creatively explore, to be self-directed under expert guidance, and to encourage student responsibility for learning. To provide programs, activities, and an environment that encourages all middle grade students to develop the feeling of belonging and being connected with the school. At this age, it is important to provide exploratory and interest-based courses that emphasize active learning rather than lecture-style classes. Above all, Revere stresses positive self-esteem and attempts to recognize all types of student achievement.

What is the difference between the role of PTSA and the P.R.I.D.E. Booster Club at Revere?

PTSA is a statewide and nation-wide organization devoted to the welfare or students, with decades of established programs. P.R.I.D.E. is specific to Paul Revere, with the goal of raising funds to enrich the educational experience of all students. Managed by parents, and funded mostly by parent donations, P.R.I.D.E. determines which programs to operate and where to spend its funds to benefit Revere students. For instance, P.R.I.D.E. currently allocates its budget toward enriching the curriculum (through aides, readers, consultants, books, computers, and educational supplies), campus beautification projects, after-school sports coaches and equipment, and computer-related hardware and software.

What Benefits would my child gain by being a student at Revere?

Revere offers a diverse student population and a caring faculty and administration, dedicated to ensuring that every child receives the best possible education, along with a balanced social and intellectual environment that is conducive to learning.

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