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Past Fitness Test Results

The LAUSD California Physical Fitness Test test evaluates students in multiple areas: push-ups, curl-ups, one-mile run, etc., as well as computing their body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat based on height and weight. For each measure, the percentage of students reaching their target is determined.

2015 (Grade 7, Spring 2015)

Palms outscored LAUSD averages in 5 of 6 fitness categories, and exceeded California state averages in 4 of 6 categories.

Both Palms boys and girls topped LAUSD and California averages in Aerobic Capacity, Body Composition, Trunk Extension Strength, and Flexibility, but trailed California averages in Abdominal Strength and Upper Body Strength.

The highest measure in each category is shown in bold.

2014 (Grade 7, Spring 2014)

Both Palms boys and Palms girls scored better than average LAUSD students in 4 of 6 categories, with boys tying in a 5th category. Palms boys scored better than average California students on 3 out of 6 measures and Palms girls scored better than average California students on 4 out of 6 measures. The highest measure in each category is shown in bold.

2014 Fitness Test Results
  Boys Girls
Fitness Area Palms Middle School LAUSD California Palms Middle School LAUSD California
Aerobic Capacity
(run or walk test)
77% 61% 72% 67% 43% 58%
Body Composition
(body mass index or %body fat)
58% 52% 60% 64% 55% 63%
Abdominal Strength
(curl-ups)
75% 75% 84% 61% 69% 81%
Trunk Extension Strength
(trunk lifts)
94% 84% 87% 96% 88% 90%
Upper Body Strength
(push-ups or flexed-arm hang)
53% 60% 71% 37% 54% 67%
Flexibility
(shoulder stretch)
90% 75% 77% 94% 84% 85%
2013 (Grade 7, Spring 2013)

Both Palms boys and Palms girls scored better than average LAUSD students in 4 of 6 categories. Palms boys scored better than average California students on 3 out of 6 measures and Palms girls scored better than average California students on 4 out of 6 measures. The highest measure in each category is shown in bold.

2012 (Grade 7, Spring 2012)

Both Palms boys and Palms girls scored better than average LAUSD students in 4 of 6 categories. Palms boys scored better than average California students on 3 out of 6 measures and Palms girls scored better than average California students on 4 out of 6 measures. The highest measure in each category is shown in bold.

2011 (Grade 7, Spring 2011)

Both Palms boys and Palms girls scored better than average LAUSD students in every category. Palms students scored better than average California students in 4 out of 6 measures. The highest measure in each category is shown in bold.

2010 (Grade 7, Spring 2010)

Palms students were again more fit than most LAUSD students.

Palms boys scored above LAUSD averages on 8 out of 10 measures and the same as the LAUSD averages on the other 2 measures. Palms girls scored above LAUSD averages on 8 out of 10 measures.

2009 (Grade 7, Spring 2009)

Palms students were again more fit than most LAUSD students.

Palms boys scored above LAUSD averages on 6 out of 8 measures. Palms girls scored above LAUSD averages on 6 out of 8 measures and the same as the LAUSD average on 1 measure.

2008 (Grade 7, Spring 2008)

Palms students were more fit than most LAUSD students.

Palms boys scored above LAUSD averages on 6 out of 9 measures. Palms girls scored above average or well above average on all 9 measures.