Dorothy McElhinney Middle

Public 6-8

 35125 Briggs Rd.
       Murrieta, CA  92563-2346


(951) 304-1885

District: Murrieta Valley Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
524th of 2,740 California Middle Schools


Students who attend Dorothy McElhinney Middle usually attend:

High:    Vista Murrieta High

Feeder schools for Dorothy McElhinney Middle:

Elementary:    Lisa J. Mails Elementary
    Monte Vista Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  25.2
Number of students:  1,401

Racial breakdown:

White:
38.0%
Hispanic:
36.5%
Asian:
10.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28.9%

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Compare Details Dorothy McElhinney Middle ranks better than 80.9% of middle schools in California. It also ranks first among 4 ranked middle schools in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.06. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (38%), Hispanic (36.5%), Asian (10.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 28.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dorothy McElhinney Middle is 25.2. 2 middle schools in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Dorothy McElhinney Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Dorothy McElhinney Middle 524th of 2740 California public middle schools. (See Dorothy McElhinney Middle in the ranking list.)

Murrieta Valley Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Murrieta Valley Unified 408th of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dorothy McElhinney Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 71.84 509th 2179 76.6%
2011 73.95 440th 2236 80.3%
2012 71.83 525th 2259 76.8%
2013 68.08 647th 2379 72.8%
2015 77.06 489th 2477 80.3%
2016 82.37 386th 2497 84.5%
2017 82.25 410th 2508 83.7%
2018 81.47 424th 2480 82.9%
2019 84.60 377th 2715 86.1%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 78.06 524th 2740 80.9%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Dorothy McElhinney Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 3 66 99 171 4 6 395 0 744
2011 465 59 113 245 3 6 62 0 953
2012 497 69 137 283 5 6 84 0 1081
2013 554 75 162 316 2 8 104 0 1221
2014 582 71 151 340 3 8 110 0 1265
2015 591 71 148 388 3 7 100 0 1308
2016 556 77 141 427 1 9 99 0 1310
2017 553 83 157 426 1 14 91 0 1325
2018 576 90 160 453 3 17 120 0 1419
2019 561 99 159 490 4 17 124 0 1454
2020 565 91 153 508 6 9 125 0 1457
2021 533 89 141 511 5 7 115 0 1401

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 Dorothy McElhinney Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 744 27.2 27.3 20
2011 953 n/a n/a 21.6
2012 1081 38.0 28.4 n/a
2013 1221 42.5 28.7 29.6
2014 1265 43.7 28.9 29.2
2015 1308 49.0 26.6 25.8
2016 1310 49.0 26.7 26.6
2017 1325 49.6 26.7 24.4
2018 1419 53.5 26.5 27.8
2019 1454 53.9 26.9 29.3
2020 1457 n/a n/a 30.3
2021 1401 55.5 25.2 28.9

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Dorothy McElhinney Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 744 27.2 27.3 20
2011 953 n/a n/a 21.6
2012 1081 38.0 28.4 n/a
2013 1221 42.5 28.7 29.6
2014 1265 43.7 28.9 29.2
2015 1308 49.0 26.6 25.8
2016 1310 49.0 26.7 26.6
2017 1325 49.6 26.7 24.4
2018 1419 53.5 26.5 27.8
2019 1454 53.9 26.9 29.3
2020 1457 n/a n/a 30.3
2021 1401 55.5 25.2 28.9

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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Impact of COVID-19 on Dorothy McElhinney Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 377th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 524th of 2740 Middle schools
 5.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Dorothy McElhinney Middle)63.664.1
 0.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Murrieta Valley Unified)56.457.6
 1.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.545.1
 3.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Dorothy McElhinney Middle)57.139.3
 17.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Murrieta Valley Unified)48.239.3
 8.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.532.5
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Dorothy McElhinney Middle)73.476.2
 2.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Murrieta Valley Unified)66.264.6
 1.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.449.2
 2.2%
7th Grade Mathematics (Dorothy McElhinney Middle)54.943.5
 11.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Murrieta Valley Unified)48.240.6
 7.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.932
 5.8%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Dorothy McElhinney Middle)68.858.7
 10.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Murrieta Valley Unified)58.655.7
 2.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.446.6
 2.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Dorothy McElhinney Middle)57.340
 17.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Murrieta Valley Unified)47.136.9
 10.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.2
 7.4%
8th Grade Science (Dorothy McElhinney Middle)47.441.2
 6.1%
   8th Grade Science (Murrieta Valley Unified)37.836.7
 1.1%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.829.2
 1.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students14541401
 3.6%
African American9989
 10.1%
American Indian45
 25%
Asian159141
 11.3%
Hispanic490511
 4.3%
Pacific Islander177
 58.8%
White561533
 5%
Two or More Races124115
 7.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients29.3%28.9%
 0.4%




Frequently Asked Questions about Dorothy McElhinney Middle

Students at Dorothy McElhinney Middle are 38% White, 36% Hispanic, 10% Asian, 8% Two or more races, 6% African American.

Dorothy McElhinney Middle ranks 524th of 2740 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Dorothy McElhinney Middle usually go on to attend Vista Murrieta High

In the 2020-21 school year, 1,401 students attended Dorothy McElhinney Middle.


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