La Mesa Middle

Overview

Student Enrollment
950
Best Middle School in California
#285
 Rating 7 out of 10
Grades 7th grade to 9th grade
School District La Mesa-Spring Valley
Type Public
 Phone (619)668-5730
 Location 4200 Parks Ave.
La Mesa, CA 91941
Charter School No

La Mesa Middle has an academic rating well above the average for California middle schools based on its high test performance. It is ranked 285th in the best public middle schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The La Mesa Middle student body is predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White36.5%347
Black10.1%96
Hispanic40.3%383
Asian Pacific5.6%53
Native American Indian0.2%2
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%1
Two or more races7.2%68

Family Income

vs. other California middle schools
Upper 30.3%

34.8% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California middle school median of 55.5%. By this measure, La Mesa Middle students are largely upper-middle income and rank 413rd in California for middle school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
4th Grade87
5th Grade91
6th Grade117
7th Grade346
8th Grade309
Total950

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
53%
Rank in California
285th
Rating
7 out of 10

Students at La Mesa Middle scored an average 53% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well above the state middle school median of 33% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 21.5% of California middle schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls46%66%
Boys44%54%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander70% to 79%*70% to 79%*
Black20% to 24%*40% to 44%*
Hispanic36%53%
Multiracial40% to 44%*60% to 64%*
White58%73%
With Disabilites5% or less*10% to 14%*
Limited English10% or less*11% to 19%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%10%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.1%12
Boys2.6%8
Girls1.4%4
California Median0.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students6.7%39
Boys9.2%28
Girls3.6%11

Location

La Mesa Middle
4200 Parks Ave.
La Mesa, CA
91941
(619)668-5730

8 out of 10 1

District

La Mesa-Spring Valley
La Mesa, CA