Middle Schools in Natomas Unified


The Natomas Unified School District in California is home to two middle schools, Natomas Middle and Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Middle. While both schools serve students in grades 6-8, the data reveals a significant performance gap between the two, with Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Middle emerging as the standout institution.

Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Middle consistently ranks among the top 500 middle schools in California, with impressive academic achievements. The school boasts higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts (59.33%) and Mathematics (50.49%), compared to Natomas Middle's 26.38% and 11.33%, respectively. Additionally, Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Middle has a much lower chronic absenteeism rate of 3.7%, in contrast to Natomas Middle's 30.5%. The student population at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Middle is also more diverse, with a higher percentage of Asian (50.1%) and White (13.84%) students.

While Natomas Middle has a lower student-teacher ratio of 18.5, it also has a higher percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch at 64.95%, compared to 38.21% at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Middle. Both schools, however, perform below the Natomas Unified School District and California state averages on standardized test scores in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. The data suggests that Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Middle's innovative teaching methods and school culture may be contributing factors to its superior academic performance.

District Detail

 1901 Arena Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834-1905

 (916) 567-5400

SchoolDigger Rank:
873rd of 1560 California districts

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Grades served: K-12
Students: 14,531

Primary Schools: 11
Middle Schools: 2
High Schools: 5
Alternative Schools: 1

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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