Palms Middle School

Fitness Test Results

Students in California take a California Physical Fitness Test (PFT) in 5th, 7th, and 9th grade. Palms gives the test to all students (6th, 7th, and 8th grade). For 7th graders, the scores are submitted to the State of California and mailed to parents. Parents of 6th and 8th grade students can look for the scores in their child's Physical Education notebook.

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.

Results of the California Physical Fitness Test given to 7th grade students in Spring 2015 will be available in Summer or Fall 2016.

2015 Results

On the California Physical Fitness Test (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.

2015 Fitness Test Results
BoysGirls
Fitness AreaPalms Middle SchoolLAUSDCaliforniaPalms Middle SchoolLAUSDCalifornia
Aerobic Capacity
(run or walk test)
85% 62% 72% 74% 46% 58%
Body Composition
(body mass index or %body fat)
69% 52% 60% 71% 56% 63%
Abdominal Strength
(curl-ups)
80% 74% 83% 64% 69% 80%
Trunk Extension Strength
(trunk lifts)
93% 82% 86% 96% 87% 90%
Upper Body Strength
(push-ups or flexed-arm hang)
57% 58% 69% 34% 54% 67%
Flexibility
(shoulder stretch)
91% 76% 77% 96% 85% 84%

2014 Results

On the California Physical Fitness Test (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 Results

On the California Physical Fitness Test (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.

2013 Fitness Test Results
BoysGirls
Fitness AreaPalms Middle SchoolLAUSDCaliforniaPalms Middle SchoolLAUSDCalifornia
Aerobic Capacity
(run or walk test)
77% 61% 72% 58% 43% 56%
Body Composition
(body mass index or %body fat)
54% 45% 55% 59% 49% 57%
Abdominal Strength
(curl-ups)
74% 76% 86% 63% 71% 82%
Trunk Extension Strength
(trunk lifts)
96% 86% 88% 98% 89% 91%
Upper Body Strength
(push-ups or flexed-arm hang)
49% 61% 73% 42% 56% 70%
Flexibility
(shoulder stretch)
88% 74% 77% 94% 83% 84%

2012 Results

On the California Physical Fitness Test (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.

2012 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% 58%43%56%
Body Composition
(body mass index or % body fat)
54%45%55% 59%49%57%
Abdominal Strength
(curl-ups)
74%77%86% 63%71%82%
Trunk Extension Strength
(trunk lifts)
96%86%88% 98%89%91%
Upper Body Strength
(push-ups or flexed-arm hang)
49%74%73% 42%56%70%
Flexibility
(shoulder stretch)
88%73%77% 94%83%84%

2011 Results

On the California Physical Fitness Test (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.

2011 Fitness Test Results
  Boys Girls
Fitness Area Palms Middle School LAUSD California Palms Middle School LAUSD California
Aerobic Capacity
(run or walk test)
83%62%71% 63%44%55%
Body Composition
(body mass index or % body fat)
59%46%54% 58%50%57%
Abdominal Strength
(curl-ups)
84%79%86% 78%74%83%
Trunk Extension Strength
(trunk lifts)
92%86%88% 96%89%91%
Upper Body Strength
(push-ups or flexed-arm hang)
69%65%74% 63%60%70%
Flexibility
(shoulder stretch)
84%73%77% 92%83%83%

2010 Results

On the California Physical Fitness Test (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.

2010 Fitness Test Results
  Boys Girls
Fitness Area Palms Middle School Local district LAUSD Palms Middle School Local district LAUSD
Push ups 73%70%73% 59%56%61%
Curl-ups 85%85%85% 76%81%79%
Pacer 89%45%63% 99%65%85%
One mile run 87%63%61% 90%62%60%
Body mass index 62%56%51% 76%62%68%
Trunk lift 92%89%88% 94%90%90%
Sit and reach 80%66%71% 83%69%73%
Shoulder stretch 92%72%73% 98%86%85%
5 out of 6 33%25%26% 33%26%27%
6 out of 6 37%23%24% 37%25%27%

2009 Results

On the California Physical Fitness Test (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.

2009 Fitness Test Results
  Boys Girls
Fitness Area Palms Middle School LAUSD California Palms Middle School LAUSD California
Aerobic Capacity 66%53%63% 83%58%69%
Body Composition 67%56%63% 80%69%74%
Abdominal Strength 74%78%86% 70%74%84%
Trunk Extensor Strength 96%88%89% 97%90%91%
Upper Body Strength 55%53%73% 57%57%70%
Flexibility 89%71%74% 95%81%81%
5 out of 6 22%24%26% 31%26%27%
6 out of 6 34%22%32% 35%24%37%

2008 Results

On the California Physical Fitness Test (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.

2008 Fitness Test Results
  Boys Girls
Fitness Area Palms Middle School Local district LAUSD Palms Middle School Local district LAUSD
Push ups 56%58%58% 66%66%64%
Curl-ups 74%79%75% 82%81%80%
One mile run 86%55%56% 79%52%53%
Trunk lift 94%91%91% 93%89%89%
Sit and reach 55%64%69% 76%59%67%
Shoulder stretch 98%84%84% 96%74%72%
Body mass index 80%71%69% 64%60%56%
5 out of 6 32%23%23% 26%24%23%
6 out of 6 36%23%23% 38%20%20%