La Cumbre Junior High

Public 7-8

 2255 Modoc Rd.
       Santa Barbara, CA  93101-3935


(805) 687-0761

District: Santa Barbara Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1711th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,527 Help


Students who attend La Cumbre Junior High usually attend:

High:    San Marcos Senior High

Feeder schools for La Cumbre Junior High:

Elementary:    Adams Elementary
    Harding University Partnership
    McKinley Elementary
    Monroe Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  17.4 Help
Number of students:  458

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
90.6%
White:
8.1%
Two or more races:
0.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.1% Help


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Compare Details La Cumbre Junior High ranks worse than 61.2% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked middle schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.69. (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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (90.6%), White (8.1%), two or more races (0.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 89.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at La Cumbre Junior High is 17.4. 2 middle schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at La Cumbre Junior High is $12,527, which is the highest among 5 middle schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

La Cumbre Junior High:

SchoolDigger ranks La Cumbre Junior High 1711th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See La Cumbre Junior High in the ranking list.)

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Santa Barbara Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Santa Barbara Unified 651st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for La Cumbre Junior High

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Rank History for all students at La Cumbre Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 57.46 948th 2379 60.2%
2015 56.09 951st 2477 61.6%
2016 48.15 1154th 2497 53.8%
2017 57.65 921st 2508 63.3%
2018 56.44 935th 2480 62.3%
2019 49.53 1162nd 2715 57.2%
2022 34.28 1641st 2740 40.1%
2023 32.69 1709th 2788 38.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at La Cumbre Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.42 605th 1364 55.6%
2019 41.17 643rd 1442 55.4%
2022 41.98 688th 1540 55.3%
2023 39.38 793rd 1523 47.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at La Cumbre Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 38.46 807th 1532 47.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at La Cumbre Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.91 590th 2230 73.5%
2019 61.47 694th 2369 70.7%
2022 37.38 1425th 2458 42.0%
2023 39.05 1376th 2535 45.7%
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Rank History for Homeless students at La Cumbre Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 72.17 66th 336 80.4%
2023 63.77 82nd 321 74.5%
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Rank History for Female students at La Cumbre Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.36 900th 2262 60.2%
2019 50.37 1052nd 2380 55.8%
2022 35.65 1475th 2509 41.2%
2023 38.06 1386th 2535 45.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at La Cumbre Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.12 503rd 1369 63.3%
2019 48.48 574th 1491 61.5%
2022 52.74 512th 1531 66.6%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at La Cumbre Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 41.84 114th 193 40.9%
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Rank History for Male students at La Cumbre Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.11 880th 2273 61.3%
2019 46.69 1114th 2407 53.7%
2022 32.53 1560th 2527 38.3%
2023 27.76 1747th 2546 31.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at La Cumbre Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.02 601st 2072 71.0%
2019 55.81 789th 2213 64.3%
2022 36.04 1431st 2359 39.3%
2023 36.90 1371st 2379 42.4%
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Rank History for White students at La Cumbre Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.22 49th 1496 96.7%
2019 85.41 157th 1602 90.2%
2022 83.93 166th 1555 89.3%
2023 76.31 311th 1549 79.9%
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by a parent
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Open Quote My son in is in the CORE knowledge program at La Cumbre and we could not be happier. He arrived mid-year and if you remember your middle school years, it is tough to be the new kid let alone during the middle of a year when friendships have been forged. Other kids welcomed him, teachers accommodated him getting him up to speed with current unit studies, office staff worked with us and his schedule, adjusting classes as we became accustomed to US schooling standards (we had been outside of the US for the former school year). Ongoing feedback from teachers, unsolicited and when asked. My son loves his school and thinks fondly of his classmates, that is a win-win when you are in middle school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for La Cumbre Junior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 61 4 7 472 4 0 6 0 554
2013 41 4 4 473 6 0 4 0 532
2014 47 4 3 475 3 0 5 0 537
2015 30 3 4 439 2 0 3 0 481
2016 33 5 4 386 2 0 2 0 432
2017 54 3 7 396 0 0 2 0 462
2018 57 5 8 459 2 0 4 0 535
2019 49 4 5 471 1 0 3 0 533
2020 42 1 5 418 0 0 6 0 472
2021 42 1 3 420 0 0 7 0 473
2022 50 2 1 427 0 0 11 0 491
2023 37 1 2 415 0 0 3 0 458

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

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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 La Cumbre Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 554 25.4 21.8 n/a
2013 532 24.4 21.8 87.8
2014 537 25.8 20.8 77.8
2015 481 25.0 19.2 69.2
2016 432 23.0 18.7 38
2017 462 22.7 20.3 84
2018 535 24.0 22.2 77.2
2019 533 26.0 20.5 89.5
2020 472 n/a n/a 85
2021 473 24.3 19.4 71.2
2022 491 26.8 18.2 87.8
2023 458 26.2 17.4 89.1

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 La Cumbre Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 554 25.4 21.8 n/a
2013 532 24.4 21.8 87.8
2014 537 25.8 20.8 77.8
2015 481 25.0 19.2 69.2
2016 432 23.0 18.7 38
2017 462 22.7 20.3 84
2018 535 24.0 22.2 77.2
2019 533 26.0 20.5 89.5
2020 472 n/a n/a 85
2021 473 24.3 19.4 71.2
2022 491 26.8 18.2 87.8
2023 458 26.2 17.4 89.1

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 La Cumbre Junior High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,527

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

Impact of COVID-19 on La Cumbre Junior High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1162nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1709th of 2788 Middle schools
 18.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (La Cumbre Junior High)4940.7
 8.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)58.753.4
 5.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (La Cumbre Junior High)2322.7
 0.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)5043.6
 6.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (La Cumbre Junior High)50.730.6
 20.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)55.346.7
 8.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (La Cumbre Junior High)45.519.3
 26.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)5038.5
 11.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (La Cumbre Junior High)2517.7
 7.3%
   8th Grade Science (Santa Barbara Unified)41.335.1
 6.3%
   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 Students533458
 14.1%
African American41
 75%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian52
 60%
Hispanic471415
 11.9%
Pacific Islander00
White4937
 24.5%
Two or More Races33
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients89.5%89.1%
 0.4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 458 students attended La Cumbre Junior High.

La Cumbre Junior High ranks 1711th of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend La Cumbre Junior High usually go on to attend San Marcos Senior High

Students at La Cumbre Junior High are 91% Hispanic, 8% White.


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