Bartlett Middle

Summary:

Bartlett Middle is a public middle school in Porterville, California, serving 430 students in grades 7-8. The school is part of the Porterville Unified School District, which is ranked 900 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Bartlett Middle stands out for its significantly higher Hispanic student population (90.47%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 69.09% to 97.13% Hispanic students. However, the school consistently underperforms the district and state averages on standardized tests, with only 28.31% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts in 2022-2023, compared to 40.46% for the district and 46.66% for the state. Bartlett Middle has also experienced a sharp increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 9.3% in 2018-2019 to 18.2% in 2022-2023, which is higher than surrounding schools. Additionally, the school has an exceptionally high rate of free/reduced lunch recipients at 94.19%, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among its student population.

Despite having a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 15.8, Bartlett Middle generally underperforms nearby schools like Alpine Vista Middle, Earlimart Middle, and Wilson Middle in terms of test scores and school rankings. This suggests that factors beyond just staffing levels may be contributing to the school's academic challenges, which could include addressing chronic absenteeism, improving support for the predominantly Hispanic and economically disadvantaged student population, and implementing targeted interventions to boost academic performance in core subjects.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 335 North G St.
       Porterville, CA  93257-3471


(559) 782-7100

District: Porterville Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2043rd of 2,802 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,496 Help


Students who attend Bartlett Middle usually attend:

High:    Granite Hills High

Feeder schools for Bartlett Middle:

Elementary:    Belleview Elementary
    Los Robles Elementary
    Olive Street Elementary
    Roche Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  15.8 Help
Number of students:  430

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
90.5%
White:
5.1%
African American:
1.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  94.2% Help


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Compare Details Bartlett Middle ranks worse than 72.9% of middle schools in California. It also ranks last among 3 ranked middle schools in the Porterville Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 25.13. (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 Bartlett Middle has the smallest middle school student body size in the Porterville Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (90.5%), White (5.1%), Asian (1.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 94.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Porterville Unified School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bartlett Middle is 15.8, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Porterville Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bartlett Middle is $5,496, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Porterville Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bartlett Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Bartlett Middle 2043rd of 2802 California public middle schools. (See Bartlett Middle in the ranking list.)

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Porterville Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Porterville Unified 901st of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bartlett Middle

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Rank History for all students at Bartlett Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 24.37 1331st 1769 24.8%
2005 33.66 1133rd 1777 36.2%
2006 26.29 1340th 1804 25.7%
2007 19.96 1646th 1999 17.7%
2008 22.38 1620th 2005 19.2%
2009 32.08 1415th 2063 31.4%
2010 32.89 1498th 2179 31.3%
2011 28.64 1686th 2236 24.6%
2012 28.19 1690th 2259 25.2%
2013 28.81 1751st 2379 26.4%
2015 16.38 2142nd 2477 13.5%
2016 15.73 2181st 2497 12.7%
2017 15.33 2209th 2508 11.9%
2018 16.33 2136th 2480 13.9%
2019 16.51 2330th 2715 14.2%
2022 24.88 2001st 2740 27.0%
2023 25.13 2043rd 2802 27.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Bartlett Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.03 1305th 1364 4.3%
2019 31.23 1052nd 1442 27.0%
2022 45.79 578th 1540 62.5%
2023 41.32 729th 1529 52.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bartlett Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 16.79 1537th 1538 0.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bartlett Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.69 1848th 2230 17.1%
2019 23.02 1926th 2369 18.7%
2022 34.16 1532nd 2458 37.7%
2023 34.72 1554th 2549 39.0%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Bartlett Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 83.48 6th 86 93.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Bartlett Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.20 1999th 2262 11.6%
2019 14.59 2125th 2380 10.7%
2022 26.38 1779th 2509 29.1%
2023 26.53 1806th 2547 29.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Bartlett Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.69 959th 1369 29.9%
2022 17.73 1505th 1531 1.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Bartlett Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.22 2010th 2273 11.6%
2019 17.41 2081st 2407 13.5%
2022 23.95 1890th 2527 25.2%
2023 23.79 1929th 2558 24.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Bartlett Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.88 1689th 2072 18.5%
2019 20.55 1871st 2213 15.5%
2022 33.39 1513th 2359 35.9%
2023 34.89 1461st 2391 38.9%
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Rank History for White students at Bartlett Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 4.82 1462nd 1496 2.3%
2019 8.42 1503rd 1602 6.2%
2022 12.96 1401st 1555 9.9%
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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.

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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Bartlett Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 207 11 39 395 4 n/a n/a 1 657
2000 205 10 37 412 7 n/a n/a 2 673
2001 178 11 32 437 7 n/a n/a 0 665
2002 176 9 13 453 13 n/a n/a 4 668
2003 176 9 13 453 13 n/a n/a 4 668
2004 140 2 4 401 6 n/a n/a 104 657
2005 132 2 2 448 8 n/a n/a 82 674
2006 136 4 3 397 6 n/a n/a 74 620
2007 100 7 6 362 2 n/a n/a 48 525
2008 76 6 5 355 5 n/a n/a 0 447
2009 64 1 8 365 4 0 46 0 488
2010 57 3 13 417 2 0 11 0 503
2011 45 4 10 408 1 1 7 0 476
2012 39 2 9 420 3 2 8 0 483
2013 53 2 17 434 2 3 6 0 517
2014 42 2 18 473 4 3 5 0 547
2015 42 5 10 443 4 2 7 0 513
2016 38 6 9 437 3 3 6 0 502
2017 43 10 9 485 6 4 9 0 566
2018 48 7 8 454 4 2 5 0 528
2019 34 7 5 447 1 5 6 0 505
2020 25 5 9 510 4 9 5 0 567
2021 37 7 13 479 4 7 3 1 551
2022 34 5 11 458 1 5 3 1 518
2023 22 6 6 389 1 4 2 0 430

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 Bartlett Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 657 31.8 20.7 54.7
2000 673 33.2 20.3 91.2
2001 665 34.2 19.4 51.3
2002 668 33.6 19.9 70.5
2003 668 33.6 19.9 70.5
2004 657 32.4 20.3 93.5
2005 674 32.4 20.8 92.7
2006 620 31.7 19.6 88.5
2007 525 25.6 20.5 95.2
2008 447 27.6 16.2 94.2
2009 488 23.1 18.6 96.3
2010 503 23.9 20.9 88.1
2011 476 n/a n/a 93.9
2012 483 22.5 21.4 n/a
2013 517 22.4 23.0 94.2
2014 547 23.1 23.6 95.4
2015 513 25.0 20.5 94.7
2016 502 26.0 19.3 92.4
2017 566 25.0 22.5 89.6
2018 528 26.0 20.2 87.5
2019 505 25.0 20.1 85.1
2020 567 n/a n/a 95.9
2021 551 26.3 20.9 95.1
2022 518 27.2 19.0 93.6
2023 430 27.1 15.8 94.2

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 Bartlett Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 657 31.8 20.7 54.7
2000 673 33.2 20.3 91.2
2001 665 34.2 19.4 51.3
2002 668 33.6 19.9 70.5
2003 668 33.6 19.9 70.5
2004 657 32.4 20.3 93.5
2005 674 32.4 20.8 92.7
2006 620 31.7 19.6 88.5
2007 525 25.6 20.5 95.2
2008 447 27.6 16.2 94.2
2009 488 23.1 18.6 96.3
2010 503 23.9 20.9 88.1
2011 476 n/a n/a 93.9
2012 483 22.5 21.4 n/a
2013 517 22.4 23.0 94.2
2014 547 23.1 23.6 95.4
2015 513 25.0 20.5 94.7
2016 502 26.0 19.3 92.4
2017 566 25.0 22.5 89.6
2018 528 26.0 20.2 87.5
2019 505 25.0 20.1 85.1
2020 567 n/a n/a 95.9
2021 551 26.3 20.9 95.1
2022 518 27.2 19.0 93.6
2023 430 27.1 15.8 94.2

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 Bartlett Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,496

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bartlett 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 2330th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2043rd of 2802 Middle schools
 12.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bartlett Middle)30.228.2
 2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Porterville Unified)42.743.6
 0.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Bartlett Middle)15.622.5
 6.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Porterville Unified)23.626.3
 2.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bartlett Middle)26.228.4
 2.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Porterville Unified)35.639.1
 3.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Bartlett Middle)15.614.4
 1.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Porterville Unified)19.218.1
 1.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Bartlett Middle)9.714.9
 5.2%
   8th Grade Science (Porterville Unified)17.522
 4.4%
   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 Students505430
 14.9%
African American76
 14.3%
American Indian11
Asian56
 20%
Hispanic447389
 13%
Pacific Islander54
 20%
White3422
 35.3%
Two or More Races62
 66.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients85.1%94.2%
 9%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 430 students attended Bartlett Middle.

Students who attend Bartlett Middle usually go on to attend Granite Hills High

Bartlett Middle ranks 2043rd of 2802 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students at Bartlett Middle are 90% Hispanic, 5% White, 1% African American, 1% Asian.


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