Wells Middle

Summary:

Wells Middle is a public middle school located in Dublin, California, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 963 students. The school is part of the Dublin Unified School District, which is ranked 107 out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Wells Middle has a relatively diverse student population, with 39.04% Asian, 25.55% White, 18.69% Hispanic, and 11.21% two or more races. The school consistently ranks in the top 15% of California middle schools, with a statewide ranking between 330 and 651 over the past decade. However, its academic performance, as measured by proficiency rates in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, is slightly lower than the top-performing nearby schools, such as Eleanor Murray Fallon, Windemere Ranch Middle, and Gale Ranch Middle, which consistently rank in the top 5% of California middle schools.

While Wells Middle performs well for English Language Learners (ELL) and Special Education students, its rankings for other subgroups, such as Asian, African American, and Hispanic students, are in the middle range compared to other California middle schools. Additionally, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 5.0% in 2017-2018 to 13.1% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than the nearby schools. The school should focus on addressing the needs of its diverse student population, particularly in subgroups with lower academic performance, and work to improve student attendance to ensure continued success.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 6800 Penn Dr.
       Dublin, CA  94568-2118


(925) 828-6227

District: Dublin Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
377th of 2,802 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,085 Help


Students who attend Wells Middle usually attend:

High:    Dublin High

Feeder schools for Wells Middle:

Elementary:    Dublin Elementary
    Frederiksen Elementary
    Murray Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  20.3 Help
Number of students:  963

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
39.0%
White:
25.5%
Hispanic:
18.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wells Middle ranks better than 86.5% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.87. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Wells Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (39%), White (25.5%), Hispanic (18.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wells Middle is 20.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wells Middle is $7,085.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Wells Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Wells Middle 377th of 2802 California public middle schools. (See Wells Middle in the ranking list.)

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Dublin Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Dublin Unified 127th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Wells Middle

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Rank History for all students at Wells Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 81.09 275th 1769 84.5%
2005 80.71 274th 1777 84.6%
2006 61.18 615th 1804 65.9%
2007 66.35 559th 1999 72.0%
2008 62.16 656th 2005 67.3%
2009 54.55 870th 2063 57.8%
2010 67.61 612th 2179 71.9%
2011 67.51 622nd 2236 72.2%
2012 71.99 524th 2259 76.8%
2013 68.04 651st 2379 72.6%
2015 85.13 330th 2477 86.7%
2016 81.12 424th 2497 83.0%
2017 78.08 514th 2508 79.5%
2018 80.36 440th 2480 82.3%
2019 78.86 512th 2715 81.1%
2022 85.91 367th 2740 86.6%
2023 84.87 377th 2802 86.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Wells Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.08 200th 462 56.7%
2019 63.29 228th 554 58.8%
2022 56.87 285th 665 57.1%
2023 58.82 286th 678 57.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Wells Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.24 258th 1364 81.1%
2019 56.96 327th 1442 77.3%
2022 46.57 561st 1540 63.6%
2023 78.48 119th 1529 92.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Wells Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 72.30 239th 1538 84.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Wells Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.81 841st 2230 62.3%
2019 58.88 759th 2369 68.0%
2022 30.86 1666th 2458 32.2%
2023 68.89 541st 2549 78.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Wells Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.30 457th 2262 79.8%
2019 79.75 431st 2380 81.9%
2022 85.95 319th 2509 87.3%
2023 86.48 315th 2547 87.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Wells Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.71 106th 1369 92.3%
2019 52.80 511th 1491 65.7%
2022 69.19 284th 1531 81.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Wells Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.92 396th 2273 82.6%
2019 75.50 513th 2407 78.7%
2022 84.47 365th 2527 85.6%
2023 81.34 407th 2558 84.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Wells Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.10 361st 700 48.4%
2019 55.14 389th 745 47.8%
2022 67.88 261st 733 64.4%
2023 61.44 317th 718 55.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Wells Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.73 214th 600 64.3%
2019 43.75 337th 643 47.6%
2022 45.97 296th 637 53.5%
2023 57.05 219th 614 64.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Wells Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.91 732nd 2072 64.7%
2019 62.46 630th 2213 71.5%
2022 64.37 622nd 2359 73.6%
2023 57.31 784th 2391 67.2%
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Rank History for White students at Wells Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.50 609th 1496 59.3%
2019 53.89 720th 1602 55.1%
2022 70.69 413th 1555 73.4%
2023 63.97 515th 1552 66.8%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Wells Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 675 21 33 49 7 n/a n/a 0 785
1990 598 14 31 37 7 n/a n/a 0 687
1991 618 17 37 45 1 n/a n/a 0 718
1992 609 22 56 41 1 n/a n/a 0 729
1993 540 40 80 79 30 n/a n/a 0 769
1994 552 52 80 82 24 n/a n/a 0 790
1995 577 43 95 87 15 n/a n/a 0 817
1996 577 43 95 87 15 n/a n/a 0 817
1997 570 39 104 89 17 n/a n/a 0 819
1998 582 41 124 98 19 n/a n/a 0 864
1999 612 50 114 117 22 n/a n/a 0 915
2000 643 42 124 125 12 n/a n/a 0 946
2001 665 45 141 129 9 n/a n/a 15 1004
2002 620 66 143 144 16 n/a n/a 29 1018
2003 620 66 143 144 16 n/a n/a 29 1018
2004 610 69 181 147 14 n/a n/a 39 1060
2005 559 71 216 138 11 n/a n/a 36 1031
2006 435 55 119 107 5 n/a n/a 23 744
2007 422 54 108 113 6 n/a n/a 25 728
2008 407 53 137 123 3 n/a n/a 0 723
2009 374 57 120 135 4 7 21 0 718
2010 231 36 101 126 4 4 3 0 505
2011 308 40 111 171 3 7 28 0 668
2012 320 46 103 185 3 4 32 0 693
2013 345 49 125 164 4 4 31 0 722
2014 363 69 158 183 5 5 37 0 820
2015 359 67 179 180 0 2 76 0 863
2016 358 63 193 176 1 1 81 0 873
2017 359 47 236 184 1 1 92 0 920
2018 353 58 320 189 1 3 105 0 1029
2019 331 53 320 195 0 5 92 0 996
2020 318 60 340 197 3 7 100 0 1025
2021 291 54 359 177 2 9 85 0 977
2022 255 58 373 197 3 9 104 0 999
2023 246 42 376 180 2 9 108 0 963

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Wells Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 785 32.5 24.1 n/a
1990 687 32.3 21.2 n/a
1991 718 35.3 20.3 n/a
1992 729 35.9 20.3 11.4
1993 769 37.8 20.3 11.1
1994 790 37.4 21.1 12.2
1995 817 38.2 21.4 14
1996 817 38.2 21.4 14
1997 819 39.6 20.7 13.3
1998 864 37.8 22.9 9.3
1999 915 41.5 22.0 10.7
2000 946 41.4 22.9 11.6
2001 1004 44.4 22.6 10.9
2002 1018 45.3 22.5 13.2
2003 1018 45.3 22.5 13.2
2004 1060 45.8 23.1 12.5
2005 1031 48.6 21.2 12.1
2006 744 36.7 20.3 11.1
2007 728 37.3 19.5 12.8
2008 723 40.7 17.8 14.7
2009 718 37.3 18.1 13.4
2010 505 37.6 13.4 21
2011 668 n/a n/a 18.1
2012 693 31.5 21.9 n/a
2013 722 33.0 21.8 15.1
2014 820 35.0 23.4 16.2
2015 863 40.0 21.5 16.6
2016 873 43.0 20.3 17.8
2017 920 46.1 19.9 15.1
2018 1029 45.9 22.3 17
2019 996 44.4 22.4 16.2
2020 1025 n/a n/a 14.1
2021 977 47.8 20.4 12.4
2022 999 46.8 21.3 14.8
2023 963 47.3 20.3 13.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Wells Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 785 32.5 24.1 n/a
1990 687 32.3 21.2 n/a
1991 718 35.3 20.3 n/a
1992 729 35.9 20.3 11.4
1993 769 37.8 20.3 11.1
1994 790 37.4 21.1 12.2
1995 817 38.2 21.4 14
1996 817 38.2 21.4 14
1997 819 39.6 20.7 13.3
1998 864 37.8 22.9 9.3
1999 915 41.5 22.0 10.7
2000 946 41.4 22.9 11.6
2001 1004 44.4 22.6 10.9
2002 1018 45.3 22.5 13.2
2003 1018 45.3 22.5 13.2
2004 1060 45.8 23.1 12.5
2005 1031 48.6 21.2 12.1
2006 744 36.7 20.3 11.1
2007 728 37.3 19.5 12.8
2008 723 40.7 17.8 14.7
2009 718 37.3 18.1 13.4
2010 505 37.6 13.4 21
2011 668 n/a n/a 18.1
2012 693 31.5 21.9 n/a
2013 722 33.0 21.8 15.1
2014 820 35.0 23.4 16.2
2015 863 40.0 21.5 16.6
2016 873 43.0 20.3 17.8
2017 920 46.1 19.9 15.1
2018 1029 45.9 22.3 17
2019 996 44.4 22.4 16.2
2020 1025 n/a n/a 14.1
2021 977 47.8 20.4 12.4
2022 999 46.8 21.3 14.8
2023 963 47.3 20.3 13.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Wells Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,085

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Wells Middle

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 512th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 377th of 2802 Middle schools
 5.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Wells Middle)70.771.3
 0.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Dublin Unified)8079.7
 0.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Wells Middle)56.158.3
 2.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Dublin Unified)7270.7
 1.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Wells Middle)61.960.7
 1.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Dublin Unified)77.578.8
 1.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Wells Middle)53.657.3
 3.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Dublin Unified)70.972.1
 1.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Wells Middle)62.361.8
 0.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Dublin Unified)76.976.6
 0.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Wells Middle)48.249.8
 1.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Dublin Unified)71.368.6
 2.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Wells Middle)40.936.9
 4%
   8th Grade Science (Dublin Unified)59.758
 1.7%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students996963
 3.3%
African American5342
 20.8%
American Indian02
Asian320376
 17.5%
Hispanic195180
 7.7%
Pacific Islander59
 80%
White331246
 25.7%
Two or More Races92108
 17.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16.2%13.8%
 2.4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 963 students attended Wells Middle.

Students at Wells Middle are 39% Asian, 26% White, 19% Hispanic, 11% Two or more races, 4% African American.

Wells Middle ranks 377th of 2802 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Wells Middle usually go on to attend Dublin High


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