Terra Cotta Middle

Public 6-8

 29291 Lake St.
       Lake Elsinore, CA  92530-1801


(951) 253-7380

District: Lake Elsinore Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2049th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,913 Help


Students who attend Terra Cotta Middle usually attend:

High:    Lakeside High

Feeder schools for Terra Cotta Middle:

Elementary:    Alberhill Elementary
    Machado Elementary
    Rice Canyon Elementary
    Withrow Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  24.8 Help
Number of students:  1,094

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
77.1%
White:
13.7%
Asian:
3.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  78.5% Help


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Compare Details Terra Cotta Middle ranks worse than 73.2% of middle schools in California. It also ranks last among 4 ranked middle schools in the Lake Elsinore Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.92. (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.
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Compare Details Terra Cotta Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Lake Elsinore Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (77.1%), White (13.7%), Asian (3.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 78.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Lake Elsinore Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Terra Cotta Middle is 24.8. 2 middle schools in the Lake Elsinore Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Terra Cotta Middle employs 43.9 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Terra Cotta Middle is $6,913, which is the 2nd highest among 4 middle schools in the Lake Elsinore Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Terra Cotta Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Terra Cotta Middle 2049th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Terra Cotta Middle in the ranking list.)

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Lake Elsinore Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Lake Elsinore Unified 1029th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Terra Cotta Middle

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Rank History for all students at Terra Cotta Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 52.55 730th 1769 58.7%
2005 54.18 716th 1777 59.7%
2006 57.75 675th 1804 62.6%
2007 54.50 795th 1999 60.2%
2008 62.56 652nd 2005 67.5%
2009 67.37 577th 2063 72.0%
2010 66.02 640th 2179 70.6%
2011 60.84 791st 2236 64.6%
2012 54.41 968th 2259 57.1%
2013 55.05 1015th 2379 57.3%
2015 33.15 1524th 2477 38.5%
2016 34.65 1500th 2497 39.9%
2017 28.55 1711th 2508 31.8%
2018 24.40 1843rd 2480 25.7%
2019 27.38 1900th 2715 30.0%
2021 20.29 744th 894 16.8%
2022 22.03 2131st 2740 22.2%
2023 24.92 2043rd 2788 26.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Terra Cotta Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.09 409th 462 11.5%
2019 16.91 469th 554 15.3%
2022 8.80 617th 665 7.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Terra Cotta Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.62 690th 1364 49.4%
2019 38.47 731st 1442 49.3%
2022 26.32 1425th 1540 7.5%
2023 41.35 722nd 1523 52.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Terra Cotta Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 29.96 1079th 1532 29.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Terra Cotta Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.95 1626th 2230 27.1%
2019 31.73 1612th 2369 32.0%
2021 30.27 522nd 721 27.6%
2022 26.37 1842nd 2458 25.1%
2023 28.26 1824th 2535 28.0%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Terra Cotta Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 36.76 207th 336 38.4%
2023 50.40 130th 321 59.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Terra Cotta Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.94 1672nd 2262 26.1%
2019 26.49 1740th 2380 26.9%
2022 25.09 1832nd 2509 27.0%
2023 27.79 1750th 2535 31.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Terra Cotta Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.29 825th 1369 39.7%
2019 24.04 1254th 1491 15.9%
2022 30.88 1031st 1531 32.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Terra Cotta Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.01 1751st 2273 23.0%
2019 27.33 1711th 2407 28.9%
2022 20.33 2035th 2527 19.5%
2023 22.99 1949th 2546 23.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Terra Cotta Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.55 318th 600 47.0%
2019 42.14 344th 643 46.5%
2023 28.97 446th 609 26.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Terra Cotta Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.99 1471st 2072 29.0%
2019 33.79 1429th 2213 35.4%
2022 29.35 1650th 2359 30.1%
2023 30.21 1626th 2379 31.7%
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Rank History for White students at Terra Cotta Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.95 1325th 1496 11.4%
2019 17.86 1342nd 1602 16.2%
2022 7.18 1478th 1555 5.0%
2023 14.88 1337th 1549 13.7%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Terra Cotta Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 637 7 19 100 0 n/a n/a 0 763
1991 785 19 17 142 1 n/a n/a 0 964
1992 766 25 20 192 0 n/a n/a 0 1003
1993 786 34 23 205 1 n/a n/a 0 1049
1994 870 35 28 218 5 n/a n/a 0 1156
1995 824 41 18 340 8 n/a n/a 0 1231
1996 824 41 18 340 8 n/a n/a 0 1231
1997 780 70 32 365 17 n/a n/a 0 1264
1998 754 79 35 427 15 n/a n/a 0 1310
1999 795 87 36 473 16 n/a n/a 0 1407
2000 812 112 42 538 15 n/a n/a 0 1519
2001 806 96 41 543 14 n/a n/a 2 1502
2002 734 66 34 535 17 n/a n/a 15 1401
2003 734 66 34 535 17 n/a n/a 15 1401
2004 727 70 52 581 18 n/a n/a 8 1456
2005 705 88 58 608 16 n/a n/a 9 1484
2006 654 92 59 696 13 n/a n/a 16 1530
2007 591 81 49 775 10 n/a n/a 18 1524
2008 486 68 53 746 5 n/a n/a 0 1358
2009 410 80 49 718 7 14 27 0 1305
2010 431 92 27 768 11 13 24 0 1366
2011 432 78 31 853 9 14 35 0 1452
2012 331 68 32 842 7 5 30 0 1315
2013 312 57 31 881 9 7 26 0 1323
2014 259 56 27 811 9 6 20 0 1188
2015 235 45 36 783 11 9 7 0 1126
2016 275 45 33 827 7 6 11 0 1204
2017 236 45 33 917 2 1 35 0 1269
2018 210 46 31 881 2 0 36 0 1206
2019 192 39 29 856 3 0 40 0 1159
2020 182 41 26 839 2 5 34 0 1129
2021 167 30 29 807 2 6 33 0 1074
2022 152 23 25 818 0 3 36 0 1057
2023 150 31 34 844 3 2 30 0 1094

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 Terra Cotta Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 763 27.7 27.5 n/a
1991 964 34.2 28.1 n/a
1992 1003 34.8 28.8 25.8
1993 1049 40.0 26.2 27.8
1994 1156 43.6 26.5 28.2
1995 1231 47.0 26.2 45.2
1996 1231 47.0 26.2 45.2
1997 1264 49.1 25.7 44.2
1998 1310 50.4 26.0 39.5
1999 1407 50.7 27.8 38.4
2000 1519 52.0 29.2 39.4
2001 1502 62.7 24.0 39.9
2002 1401 55.8 25.1 37.6
2003 1401 55.8 25.1 37.6
2004 1456 57.8 25.2 37.4
2005 1484 57.8 25.7 38.1
2006 1530 58.8 26.0 38
2007 1524 59.2 25.7 40.9
2008 1358 60.0 22.6 46.5
2009 1305 49.0 24.2 49.9
2010 1366 51.0 26.7 52.6
2011 1452 n/a n/a 59.5
2012 1315 47.4 27.7 n/a
2013 1323 46.4 28.5 71.6
2014 1188 42.4 28.0 74.7
2015 1126 43.0 26.1 77.4
2016 1204 44.0 27.3 76.4
2017 1269 46.9 27.0 77.2
2018 1206 49.2 24.4 77.8
2019 1159 48.2 24.0 76.7
2020 1129 n/a n/a 75.9
2021 1074 44.7 24.0 73.7
2022 1057 44.2 23.8 71.6
2023 1094 43.9 24.8 78.5

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 Terra Cotta Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 763 27.7 27.5 n/a
1991 964 34.2 28.1 n/a
1992 1003 34.8 28.8 25.8
1993 1049 40.0 26.2 27.8
1994 1156 43.6 26.5 28.2
1995 1231 47.0 26.2 45.2
1996 1231 47.0 26.2 45.2
1997 1264 49.1 25.7 44.2
1998 1310 50.4 26.0 39.5
1999 1407 50.7 27.8 38.4
2000 1519 52.0 29.2 39.4
2001 1502 62.7 24.0 39.9
2002 1401 55.8 25.1 37.6
2003 1401 55.8 25.1 37.6
2004 1456 57.8 25.2 37.4
2005 1484 57.8 25.7 38.1
2006 1530 58.8 26.0 38
2007 1524 59.2 25.7 40.9
2008 1358 60.0 22.6 46.5
2009 1305 49.0 24.2 49.9
2010 1366 51.0 26.7 52.6
2011 1452 n/a n/a 59.5
2012 1315 47.4 27.7 n/a
2013 1323 46.4 28.5 71.6
2014 1188 42.4 28.0 74.7
2015 1126 43.0 26.1 77.4
2016 1204 44.0 27.3 76.4
2017 1269 46.9 27.0 77.2
2018 1206 49.2 24.4 77.8
2019 1159 48.2 24.0 76.7
2020 1129 n/a n/a 75.9
2021 1074 44.7 24.0 73.7
2022 1057 44.2 23.8 71.6
2023 1094 43.9 24.8 78.5

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 Terra Cotta Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,913

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Terra Cotta Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1900th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2043rd of 2788 Middle schools
 3.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Terra Cotta Middle)31.129.2
 1.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lake Elsinore Unified)36.733.2
 3.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Terra Cotta Middle)20.917
 3.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Lake Elsinore Unified)25.919.9
 6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Terra Cotta Middle)33.232.2
 1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lake Elsinore Unified)41.336.6
 4.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Terra Cotta Middle)22.618.1
 4.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Lake Elsinore Unified)24.820.7
 4.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Terra Cotta Middle)36.624.9
 11.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lake Elsinore Unified)39.535.3
 4.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Terra Cotta Middle)29.817.1
 12.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Lake Elsinore Unified)24.517.5
 7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Terra Cotta Middle)1815.4
 2.6%
   8th Grade Science (Lake Elsinore Unified)23.720
 3.7%
   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 Students11591094
 5.6%
African American3931
 20.5%
American Indian33
Asian2934
 17.2%
Hispanic856844
 1.4%
Pacific Islander02
White192150
 21.9%
Two or More Races4030
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients76.7%78.5%
 1.8%


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Students who attend Terra Cotta Middle usually go on to attend Lakeside High

Students at Terra Cotta Middle are 77% Hispanic, 14% White, 3% Asian, 3% African American, 3% Two or more races.

Terra Cotta Middle ranks 2049th of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,094 students attended Terra Cotta Middle.


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