Dale Junior High

Summary:

Dale Junior High is a public middle school located in Anaheim, California, serving grades 7-8 with a total enrollment of 983 students. The school is part of the Anaheim Union High School District, which is ranked 756 out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Dale Junior High has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (79.86%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 48.46% to 86.69% Hispanic students. The school consistently ranks in the bottom quarter of California middle schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger for most years. Its academic performance, as measured by proficiency rates in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, is significantly lower than the Anaheim Union High School District and the state of California averages. Additionally, Dale Junior High has a high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 11.3% to 29.0% over the years, which is higher than the surrounding schools. The school also has a very high percentage of students (91.05%) eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

When comparing Dale Junior High to nearby schools, such as Walker Junior High, it becomes clear that the school is underperforming academically compared to its peers. The consistent low performance and high chronic absenteeism rates at Dale Junior High suggest the need for targeted interventions and support to improve educational outcomes for its students.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 900 South Dale St.
       Anaheim, CA  92804-4097


(714) 220-4210

District: Anaheim Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
2291st of 2,802 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,599 Help


Students who attend Dale Junior High usually attend:

High:    Magnolia High

Feeder schools for Dale Junior High:

Elementary:    Dr. Albert Schweitzer Leadership Academy
    Dr. Jonas E. Salk
    Esther L. Walter
    Lord Baden-Powell
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Student/teacher ratio:  18.9 Help
Number of students:  983

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
79.9%
Asian:
10.9%
White:
4.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  91% Help


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Compare Details Dale Junior High ranks worse than 81.8% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 5th among 8 ranked middle schools in the Anaheim Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.68. (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 (79.9%), Asian (10.9%), White (4.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 91% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dale Junior High is 18.9, which is the 4th best among 8 middle schools in the Anaheim Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dale Junior High is $13,599, which is the highest among 8 middle schools in the Anaheim Union High School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Dale Junior High:

SchoolDigger ranks Dale Junior High 2291st of 2802 California public middle schools. (See Dale Junior High in the ranking list.)

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Anaheim Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Anaheim Union High 758th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Dale Junior High

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Rank History for all students at Dale Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 48.00 816th 1769 53.9%
2005 50.00 802nd 1777 54.9%
2006 40.31 1002nd 1804 44.5%
2007 33.72 1294th 1999 35.3%
2008 40.58 1143rd 2005 43.0%
2009 27.96 1529th 2063 25.9%
2010 32.60 1502nd 2179 31.1%
2011 35.02 1497th 2236 33.1%
2012 41.59 1315th 2259 41.8%
2013 44.10 1316th 2379 44.7%
2015 31.35 1592nd 2477 35.7%
2016 29.14 1682nd 2497 32.6%
2017 26.15 1805th 2508 28.0%
2018 21.40 1948th 2480 21.5%
2019 22.48 2083rd 2715 23.3%
2021 36.36 541st 894 39.5%
2022 23.40 2068th 2740 24.5%
2023 19.68 2291st 2802 18.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Dale Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.33 884th 1364 35.2%
2019 31.77 1029th 1442 28.6%
2021 36.83 224th 363 38.3%
2022 33.11 1072nd 1540 30.4%
2023 35.66 947th 1529 38.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Dale Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 25.39 1247th 1538 18.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Dale Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.63 1633rd 2230 26.8%
2019 30.12 1688th 2369 28.7%
2021 51.48 284th 721 60.6%
2022 28.45 1757th 2458 28.5%
2023 25.49 1955th 2549 23.3%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Dale Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 31.95 236th 336 29.8%
2023 38.05 190th 321 40.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Dale Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.50 1827th 2262 19.2%
2019 20.20 1938th 2380 18.6%
2021 35.55 451st 738 38.9%
2022 24.44 1862nd 2509 25.8%
2023 18.69 2137th 2547 16.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Dale Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.68 960th 1369 29.9%
2019 39.07 764th 1491 48.8%
2021 42.32 160th 354 54.8%
2022 39.38 782nd 1531 48.9%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Dale Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 11.19 185th 197 6.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Dale Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.40 1807th 2273 20.5%
2019 23.44 1859th 2407 22.8%
2021 37.58 440th 763 42.3%
2022 22.94 1944th 2527 23.1%
2023 20.70 2066th 2558 19.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Dale Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.61 551st 700 21.3%
2019 17.32 639th 745 14.2%
2022 21.98 592nd 733 19.2%
2023 22.26 578th 718 19.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Dale Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.44 1665th 2072 19.6%
2019 24.54 1727th 2213 22.0%
2022 19.14 2044th 2359 13.4%
2023 18.99 2067th 2391 13.6%
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Rank History for White students at Dale Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 5.62 1554th 1602 3.0%
2022 22.81 1224th 1555 21.3%
2023 11.60 1406th 1552 9.4%
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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.

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.

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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Dale Junior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 527 31 131 180 14 n/a n/a 0 883
1989 478 31 136 233 8 n/a n/a 0 886
1990 459 43 140 292 4 n/a n/a 0 938
1991 436 32 158 309 8 n/a n/a 0 943
1992 421 41 183 362 6 n/a n/a 0 1013
1993 404 40 193 397 8 n/a n/a 0 1042
1994 374 48 206 435 2 n/a n/a 0 1065
1995 386 49 192 496 7 n/a n/a 0 1130
1996 386 49 192 496 7 n/a n/a 0 1130
1997 280 53 182 558 2 n/a n/a 0 1075
1998 305 44 179 594 4 n/a n/a 0 1126
1999 288 39 152 606 3 n/a n/a 0 1088
2000 288 52 170 756 4 n/a n/a 0 1270
2001 271 47 189 813 6 n/a n/a 0 1326
2002 233 48 182 892 9 n/a n/a 0 1364
2003 233 48 182 892 9 n/a n/a 0 1364
2004 210 44 211 934 6 n/a n/a 0 1405
2005 214 61 212 934 4 n/a n/a 0 1425
2006 206 45 202 1018 5 n/a n/a 0 1476
2007 179 57 184 1060 3 n/a n/a 22 1505
2008 160 57 183 1002 3 n/a n/a 0 1405
2009 138 41 141 1019 0 32 9 0 1380
2010 136 46 141 969 2 20 0 0 1314
2011 145 48 129 958 4 19 8 0 1311
2012 143 46 126 922 1 16 18 0 1272
2013 134 39 151 756 31 16 109 0 1236
2014 140 23 142 830 29 13 22 0 1199
2015 95 27 139 893 6 9 11 0 1180
2016 86 26 145 904 3 13 11 0 1188
2017 83 23 148 934 2 10 15 0 1215
2018 30 15 109 860 7 13 50 0 1084
2019 60 27 98 824 5 21 12 0 1047
2020 51 25 124 834 0 10 12 0 1056
2021 53 24 139 767 0 9 16 0 1008
2022 63 16 137 740 1 8 14 0 979
2023 48 20 107 785 2 10 11 0 983

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 Dale Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 883 43.0 20.5 n/a
1989 886 40.0 22.1 n/a
1990 938 39.0 24.0 n/a
1991 943 38.0 24.8 n/a
1992 1013 38.6 26.2 43.3
1993 1042 39.0 26.7 49.1
1994 1065 38.0 28.0 50.3
1995 1130 43.0 26.3 60.4
1996 1130 43.0 26.3 60.4
1997 1075 44.0 24.4 66.8
1998 1126 46.0 24.5 68
1999 1088 45.0 24.2 68
2000 1270 58.0 21.9 63.5
2001 1326 62.0 21.4 65.8
2002 1364 58.0 23.5 61
2003 1364 58.0 23.5 61
2004 1405 59.0 23.8 61.8
2005 1425 61.0 23.4 63.9
2006 1476 60.0 24.6 64.2
2007 1505 62.0 24.3 63.2
2008 1405 70.5 19.9 66.6
2009 1380 57.0 22.3 72.1
2010 1314 59.0 22.2 82.3
2011 1311 n/a n/a 78.9
2012 1272 46.0 27.6 n/a
2013 1236 49.5 24.9 80.8
2014 1199 0.5 2350.9 84.3
2015 1180 48.0 24.5 88.4
2016 1188 46.0 25.8 86.8
2017 1215 50.0 24.2 86.2
2018 1084 47.0 23.0 89.8
2019 1047 44.0 23.7 89.7
2020 1056 n/a n/a 87.6
2021 1008 43.5 23.1 89.4
2022 979 51.8 18.8 80.2
2023 983 51.8 18.9 91

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 Dale Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 883 43.0 20.5 n/a
1989 886 40.0 22.1 n/a
1990 938 39.0 24.0 n/a
1991 943 38.0 24.8 n/a
1992 1013 38.6 26.2 43.3
1993 1042 39.0 26.7 49.1
1994 1065 38.0 28.0 50.3
1995 1130 43.0 26.3 60.4
1996 1130 43.0 26.3 60.4
1997 1075 44.0 24.4 66.8
1998 1126 46.0 24.5 68
1999 1088 45.0 24.2 68
2000 1270 58.0 21.9 63.5
2001 1326 62.0 21.4 65.8
2002 1364 58.0 23.5 61
2003 1364 58.0 23.5 61
2004 1405 59.0 23.8 61.8
2005 1425 61.0 23.4 63.9
2006 1476 60.0 24.6 64.2
2007 1505 62.0 24.3 63.2
2008 1405 70.5 19.9 66.6
2009 1380 57.0 22.3 72.1
2010 1314 59.0 22.2 82.3
2011 1311 n/a n/a 78.9
2012 1272 46.0 27.6 n/a
2013 1236 49.5 24.9 80.8
2014 1199 0.5 2350.9 84.3
2015 1180 48.0 24.5 88.4
2016 1188 46.0 25.8 86.8
2017 1215 50.0 24.2 86.2
2018 1084 47.0 23.0 89.8
2019 1047 44.0 23.7 89.7
2020 1056 n/a n/a 87.6
2021 1008 43.5 23.1 89.4
2022 979 51.8 18.8 80.2
2023 983 51.8 18.9 91

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 Dale Junior High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $13,599

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Dale Junior High

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2083rd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2291st of 2802 Middle schools
 5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Dale Junior High)35.430.4
 4.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Anaheim Union High)4139.4
 1.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Dale Junior High)24.417.4
 7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Anaheim Union High)30.126.6
 3.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Dale Junior High)28.118.3
 9.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Anaheim Union High)39.335.2
 4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Dale Junior High)17.711.5
 6.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Anaheim Union High)26.621.1
 5.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Dale Junior High)12.411.2
 1.2%
   8th Grade Science (Anaheim Union High)24.821.9
 2.9%
   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 Students1047983
 6.1%
African American2720
 25.9%
American Indian52
 60%
Asian98107
 9.2%
Hispanic824785
 4.7%
Pacific Islander2110
 52.4%
White6048
 20%
Two or More Races1211
 8.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients89.7%91%
 1.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Dale Junior High

Students who attend Dale Junior High usually go on to attend Magnolia High

In the 2022-23 school year, 983 students attended Dale Junior High.

Students at Dale Junior High are 80% Hispanic, 11% Asian, 5% White, 2% African American, 1% Two or more races, 1% Pacific Islander.

Dale Junior High ranks in the bottom 18.2% of California middle schools.


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

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