Fortuna Middle

Public 7-8

 843 L St.
       Fortuna, CA  95540-1921


(707) 725-3415

District: Fortuna Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
2099th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,409 Help


Students who attend Fortuna Middle usually attend:

High:    Fortuna Union High

Feeder schools for Fortuna Middle:

Elementary:    Linell K. Walker Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  15.3 Help
Number of students:  237

Racial breakdown:

White:
44.3%
Hispanic:
42.2%
Two or more races:
9.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  79.7% Help


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Compare Details Fortuna Middle ranks worse than 75% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.96. (See more...)
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (44.3%), Hispanic (42.2%), two or more races (9.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 79.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fortuna Middle is 15.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fortuna Middle is $11,409.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Fortuna Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Fortuna Middle 2099th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Fortuna Middle in the ranking list.)

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White students:


Fortuna Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Fortuna Elementary 1304th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Fortuna Middle

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Rank History for all students at Fortuna Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 13.15 2252nd 2477 9.1%
2016 24.23 1862nd 2497 25.4%
2017 22.81 1941st 2508 22.6%
2018 26.37 1779th 2480 28.3%
2019 26.28 1948th 2715 28.3%
2021 16.90 790th 894 11.6%
2022 18.07 2304th 2740 15.9%
2023 23.96 2093rd 2788 24.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Fortuna Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 4.33 665th 678 1.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Fortuna Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.13 370th 1364 72.9%
2022 57.64 334th 1540 78.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Fortuna Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 25.81 1226th 1532 20.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Fortuna Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.36 1477th 2230 33.8%
2019 36.51 1444th 2369 39.0%
2021 23.01 616th 721 14.6%
2022 23.99 1943rd 2458 21.0%
2023 28.41 1818th 2535 28.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Fortuna Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.57 1685th 2262 25.5%
2019 23.41 1844th 2380 22.5%
2021 20.44 619th 738 16.1%
2022 23.72 1893rd 2509 24.6%
2023 25.90 1835th 2535 27.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Fortuna Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.98 1088th 1369 20.5%
2019 42.48 698th 1491 53.2%
2021 27.92 282nd 354 20.3%
2022 33.87 934th 1531 39.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Fortuna Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.57 1566th 2273 31.1%
2019 28.37 1675th 2407 30.4%
2021 15.46 707th 763 7.3%
2022 14.39 2320th 2527 8.2%
2023 22.23 1980th 2546 22.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Fortuna Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.45 1317th 2072 36.4%
2019 33.09 1444th 2213 34.7%
2022 20.50 1987th 2359 15.8%
2023 25.25 1818th 2379 23.6%
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Rank History for White students at Fortuna Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.31 1386th 1496 7.4%
2019 9.49 1479th 1602 7.7%
2022 12.92 1403rd 1555 9.8%
2023 13.69 1365th 1549 11.9%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Fortuna Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2014 142 4 2 97 3 0 4 0 252
2015 120 2 5 123 8 0 7 0 265
2016 98 2 6 118 9 0 9 0 242
2017 108 1 5 129 8 0 6 0 257
2018 83 0 7 121 8 3 6 0 228
2019 83 0 2 125 5 0 11 0 226
2020 90 0 1 125 3 0 14 0 233
2021 75 0 0 123 3 0 15 0 216
2022 86 4 0 136 8 0 25 0 259
2023 105 1 0 100 7 0 23 1 237

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 Fortuna Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 252 9.0 28.0 72.6
2015 265 10.0 26.5 74.7
2016 242 11.0 22.0 77.7
2017 257 14.4 17.8 74.7
2018 228 13.3 17.0 80.7
2019 226 14.0 16.1 81.4
2020 233 n/a n/a 80.3
2021 216 13.3 16.1 89.8
2022 259 15.0 17.2 88
2023 237 15.4 15.3 79.7

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 Fortuna Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 252 9.0 28.0 72.6
2015 265 10.0 26.5 74.7
2016 242 11.0 22.0 77.7
2017 257 14.4 17.8 74.7
2018 228 13.3 17.0 80.7
2019 226 14.0 16.1 81.4
2020 233 n/a n/a 80.3
2021 216 13.3 16.1 89.8
2022 259 15.0 17.2 88
2023 237 15.4 15.3 79.7

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Fortuna Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,409

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Fortuna Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1948th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2093rd of 2788 Middle schools
 3.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fortuna Middle)18.524.2
 5.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fortuna Elementary)3630.1
 5.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.747.1
 4.6%
5th Grade Mathematics (Fortuna Middle)7.47.4
 0.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fortuna Elementary)18.48.2
 10.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3831.6
 6.4%
5th Grade Science (Fortuna Middle)1313.2
 0.3%
   5th Grade Science (Fortuna Elementary)20.814.8
 6%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.2
 0.5%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fortuna Middle)21.929.6
 7.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fortuna Elementary)26.623.9
 2.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.545.1
 3.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Fortuna Middle)6.37.3
 1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Fortuna Elementary)17.710.2
 7.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.532.5
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fortuna Middle)47.825
 22.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fortuna Elementary)47.323.4
 24%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Fortuna Middle)28.413.9
 14.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Fortuna Elementary)22.913
 9.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fortuna Middle)35.129.7
 5.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fortuna Elementary)43.429.7
 13.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Fortuna Middle)15.815.9
 0.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Fortuna Elementary)25.415.9
 9.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Fortuna Middle)1417.3
 3.3%
   8th Grade Science (Fortuna Elementary)20.517.3
 3.2%
   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 Students226237
 4.9%
African American01
American Indian57
 40%
Asian20
 100%
Hispanic125100
 20%
Pacific Islander00
White83105
 26.5%
Two or More Races1123
 109.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients81.4%79.7%
 1.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Fortuna Middle

Students who attend Fortuna Middle usually go on to attend Fortuna Union High

In the 2022-23 school year, 237 students attended Fortuna Middle.

Fortuna Middle ranks in the bottom 25.0% of California middle schools.

Students at Fortuna Middle are 44% White, 42% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 3% American Indian.


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