Ocala Middle

Summary:

Ocala Middle is a public middle school located in San Jose, California, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 381 students. The school is part of the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District, which is ranked 1319 out of 1560 districts in California and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Ocala Middle faces several challenges, including a high percentage of socioeconomically disadvantaged students, with 79.53% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. The school's academic performance, as measured by Smarter Balanced Assessments and CAST, is generally lower than the state averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts ranged from 19.69% (6th grade) to 39.34% (7th grade), compared to the state averages of 44.16% to 47.44%. In Mathematics, the school's proficiency rates ranged from 13.56% (8th grade) to 18.55% (7th grade), compared to the state averages of 29.94% to 33.19%. Additionally, Ocala Middle has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 0.0% in 2020-2021 to 21.8% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state average.

When compared to the nearby schools in the same district, such as Renaissance at Mathson, Joseph George Middle, and Renaissance Academy, Ocala Middle generally performs at a similar or slightly lower level academically. However, the school's performance is significantly lower than the higher-performing schools in other districts, such as George V. LeyVa Intermediate and the KIPP charter schools. Addressing the challenges faced by Ocala Middle will be crucial for improving student outcomes and providing a more equitable education for its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 2800 Ocala Ave.
       San Jose, CA  95148-1114


(408) 928-8350

District: Alum Rock Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
2009th of 2,802 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,446 Help


Feeder schools for Ocala Middle:

Elementary:    Sylvia Cassell Elementary
    Thomas P. Ryan Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  16.5 Help
Number of students:  381

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
75.9%
Asian:
18.4%
White:
2.1%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  79.5% Help


 See top rated California middle schools

 Compare Ocala Middle to nearby middle schools!

Performance Trends
Help
Compare Details Ocala Middle ranks worse than 71.7% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 5 ranked middle schools in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 25.79. (See more...)
Help
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
Help
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (75.9%), Asian (18.4%), White (2.1%). (See more...)
Help
Compare Details 79.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Help
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ocala Middle is 16.5, which is the lowest among 5 middle schools in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District! (See more...)
Help
Compare Ocala Middle employs 23 full-time teachers.
Finance
Help
Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ocala Middle is $14,446, which is the 2nd highest among 5 middle schools in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ocala Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Ocala Middle 2009th of 2802 California public middle schools. (See Ocala Middle in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


English Language Learner students:
Special Education students:
Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
Asian students:
Hispanic students:


Alum Rock Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Alum Rock Union Elementary 1321st of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


What do you think?

Your rating for Ocala Middle?

Rank History for Ocala Middle

Help
Compare

Rank History for all students at Ocala Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 27.69 1250th 1769 29.3%
2005 27.20 1286th 1777 27.6%
2006 26.49 1334th 1804 26.1%
2007 25.37 1521st 1999 23.9%
2008 22.82 1612th 2005 19.6%
2009 28.16 1522nd 2063 26.2%
2010 33.50 1484th 2179 31.9%
2011 33.60 1544th 2236 30.9%
2012 32.72 1565th 2259 30.7%
2013 28.90 1748th 2379 26.5%
2015 26.71 1764th 2477 28.8%
2016 31.49 1595th 2497 36.1%
2017 33.50 1575th 2508 37.2%
2018 36.24 1485th 2480 40.1%
2019 34.78 1624th 2715 40.2%
2022 24.62 2010th 2740 26.6%
2023 25.79 2009th 2802 28.3%
See the entire list of California Middle School Rankings!

Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ocala Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.91 679th 1364 50.2%
2019 32.83 977th 1442 32.2%
2022 29.44 1276th 1540 17.1%
2023 39.41 796th 1529 47.9%
See the entire list of Best California Middle Schools for English Language Learner Students!

Rank History for Special Education students at Ocala Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 40.63 751st 1538 51.2%
See the entire list of Best California Middle Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ocala Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.66 1032nd 2230 53.7%
2019 45.46 1171st 2369 50.6%
2022 26.20 1854th 2458 24.6%
2023 24.91 1978th 2549 22.4%
See the entire list of Best California Middle Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Ocala Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.74 1463rd 2262 35.3%
2019 38.61 1351st 2380 43.2%
2022 18.84 2120th 2509 15.5%
2023 22.24 2001st 2547 21.4%
See the entire list of Best California Middle Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Ocala Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.25 798th 1369 41.7%
2019 34.51 877th 1491 41.2%
2022 30.71 1038th 1531 32.2%
See the entire list of Best California Middle Schools for Disabled Students!

Rank History for Male students at Ocala Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.63 1298th 2273 42.9%
2019 31.28 1569th 2407 34.8%
2022 30.36 1633rd 2527 35.4%
2023 29.55 1680th 2558 34.3%
See the entire list of Best California Middle Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Asian students at Ocala Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.99 473rd 700 32.4%
2019 42.07 491st 745 34.1%
2022 13.23 637th 733 13.1%
2023 30.02 542nd 718 24.5%
See the entire list of Best California Middle Schools for Asian Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Ocala Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.75 1306th 2072 37.0%
2019 32.06 1473rd 2213 33.4%
2022 21.12 1972nd 2359 16.4%
2023 17.63 2109th 2391 11.8%
See the entire list of Best California Middle Schools for Hispanic Students!

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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Ocala Middle Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
District Scores:
State Scores:    
  
Subgroup: 






Data source: California Department of Education

We're sorry, but no reviews have been submitted for Ocala Middle.

If you have first-hand knowledge about Ocala Middle, submit a rating!



No reviews have been submitted!


Enrollment information for Ocala Middle

Help
Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 136 68 115 456 2 n/a n/a 0 777
1989 130 61 135 475 1 n/a n/a 0 802
1990 114 49 148 467 1 n/a n/a 0 779
1991 117 54 142 485 7 n/a n/a 0 805
1992 116 46 171 461 3 n/a n/a 0 797
1993 97 44 218 429 2 n/a n/a 0 790
1994 90 42 266 522 2 n/a n/a 0 922
1995 79 47 305 547 24 n/a n/a 0 1002
1996 79 47 305 547 24 n/a n/a 0 1002
1997 69 46 299 486 21 n/a n/a 0 921
1998 82 41 273 503 10 n/a n/a 0 909
1999 64 34 271 488 7 n/a n/a 4 868
2000 74 22 295 519 1 n/a n/a 0 911
2001 65 25 279 536 2 n/a n/a 1 908
2002 63 29 251 541 8 n/a n/a 0 892
2003 63 29 251 541 8 n/a n/a 0 892
2004 45 36 195 481 7 n/a n/a 0 764
2005 28 35 164 415 3 n/a n/a 0 645
2006 26 22 147 447 1 n/a n/a 0 643
2007 20 20 144 505 2 n/a n/a 0 691
2008 15 11 143 483 1 n/a n/a 0 653
2009 9 14 140 477 3 4 3 0 650
2010 15 20 119 427 2 1 0 0 584
2011 21 19 114 487 2 5 0 0 648
2012 16 16 127 460 1 3 1 0 624
2013 9 11 131 449 1 3 1 0 605
2014 13 15 120 431 0 0 0 0 579
2015 10 13 112 398 2 2 0 0 537
2016 12 8 95 356 3 3 0 0 477
2017 11 6 90 374 2 6 0 0 489
2018 9 5 86 365 2 6 4 0 477
2019 11 4 67 356 3 6 2 0 449
2020 9 8 73 354 1 5 2 0 452
2021 8 6 73 335 1 2 3 0 428
2022 6 5 70 290 2 0 3 0 376
2023 8 7 70 289 2 0 5 0 381

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 Ocala Middle

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 777 33.0 23.5 n/a
1989 802 35.5 22.5 n/a
1990 779 38.0 20.5 n/a
1991 805 37.0 21.7 n/a
1992 797 37.6 21.1 51.8
1993 790 31.7 24.9 53.4
1994 922 31.7 29.1 54
1995 1002 36.0 27.8 52.9
1996 1002 36.0 27.8 52.9
1997 921 35.0 26.3 54.8
1998 909 35.0 26.0 55.2
1999 868 35.0 24.8 56.3
2000 911 33.8 27.0 61.1
2001 908 38.0 23.9 52.7
2002 892 40.0 22.3 56.3
2003 892 40.0 22.3 56.3
2004 764 36.0 21.2 65.2
2005 645 31.4 20.5 69.6
2006 643 34.0 18.9 99.5
2007 691 34.7 19.9 93.1
2008 653 37.5 17.4 99.5
2009 650 31.7 18.2 99.5
2010 584 28.0 20.8 69
2011 648 n/a n/a 69.3
2012 624 32.1 19.4 99.5
2013 605 30.1 20.0 99.5
2014 579 28.7 20.1 85.7
2015 537 26.0 20.6 88.1
2016 477 25.0 19.0 87
2017 489 23.0 21.2 86.9
2018 477 24.5 19.4 78.8
2019 449 23.5 19.1 83.5
2020 452 n/a n/a 84.7
2021 428 23.5 18.2 79.2
2022 376 23.3 16.1 74.5
2023 381 23.0 16.5 79.5

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 Ocala Middle

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 777 33.0 23.5 n/a
1989 802 35.5 22.5 n/a
1990 779 38.0 20.5 n/a
1991 805 37.0 21.7 n/a
1992 797 37.6 21.1 51.8
1993 790 31.7 24.9 53.4
1994 922 31.7 29.1 54
1995 1002 36.0 27.8 52.9
1996 1002 36.0 27.8 52.9
1997 921 35.0 26.3 54.8
1998 909 35.0 26.0 55.2
1999 868 35.0 24.8 56.3
2000 911 33.8 27.0 61.1
2001 908 38.0 23.9 52.7
2002 892 40.0 22.3 56.3
2003 892 40.0 22.3 56.3
2004 764 36.0 21.2 65.2
2005 645 31.4 20.5 69.6
2006 643 34.0 18.9 99.5
2007 691 34.7 19.9 93.1
2008 653 37.5 17.4 99.5
2009 650 31.7 18.2 99.5
2010 584 28.0 20.8 69
2011 648 n/a n/a 69.3
2012 624 32.1 19.4 99.5
2013 605 30.1 20.0 99.5
2014 579 28.7 20.1 85.7
2015 537 26.0 20.6 88.1
2016 477 25.0 19.0 87
2017 489 23.0 21.2 86.9
2018 477 24.5 19.4 78.8
2019 449 23.5 19.1 83.5
2020 452 n/a n/a 84.7
2021 428 23.5 18.2 79.2
2022 376 23.3 16.1 74.5
2023 381 23.0 16.5 79.5

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Ocala Middle

Help

YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $14,446

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ocala 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 1624th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2009th of 2802 Middle schools
 11.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ocala Middle)2919.7
 9.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alum Rock Union Elementary)33.420.4
 12.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Ocala Middle)26.814.3
 12.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Alum Rock Union Elementary)26.817.9
 8.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ocala Middle)46.139.3
 6.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alum Rock Union Elementary)40.626.6
 14%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Ocala Middle)22.218.6
 3.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Alum Rock Union Elementary)23.616.8
 6.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ocala Middle)38.635
 3.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alum Rock Union Elementary)42.630.6
 12%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Ocala Middle)29.513.6
 15.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Alum Rock Union Elementary)28.715.6
 13.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Ocala Middle)27.915.4
 12.5%
   8th Grade Science (Alum Rock Union Elementary)21.216.1
 5.1%
   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 Students449381
 15.1%
African American47
 75%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian6770
 4.5%
Hispanic356289
 18.8%
Pacific Islander60
 100%
White118
 27.3%
Two or More Races25
 150%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients83.5%79.5%
 4%


Schools Near Ocala Middle









Frequently Asked Questions about Ocala Middle

Students at Ocala Middle are 76% Hispanic, 18% Asian, 2% White, 2% African American, 1% Two or more races.

Ocala Middle ranks 2009th of 2802 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 381 students attended Ocala Middle.


Rate Ocala Middle!



Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Ocala Middle!




SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics

None retrieved from Database in 80 milliseconds.