Valley Middle

Public 6-8

 1645 Magnolia Ave.
       Carlsbad, CA  92008-2626


(760) 331-5300

District: Carlsbad Unified

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,318 Help

Students who attend Valley Middle usually attend:

High:    Carlsbad High

Feeder schools for Valley Middle:

Elementary:    Buena Vista Elementary
    Jefferson Elementary
    Kelly Elementary
    Magnolia Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  21.5
Number of students:  876

Racial breakdown:

White:
56.4%
Hispanic:
32.1%
Two or more races:
8.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23.3%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Valley Middle is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.65. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (56.4%), Hispanic (32.1%), two or more races (8.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 23.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Carlsbad Unified School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Valley Middle is 21.5, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Carlsbad Unified School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Valley Middle is $7,318, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Carlsbad Unified School District!
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Rank History for Valley Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 82.44 243rd 1769 86.3%
2005 83.43 228th 1777 87.2%
2006 82.82 246th 1804 86.4%
2007 79.02 319th 1999 84.0%
2008 77.14 332nd 2005 83.4%
2009 70.53 498th 2063 75.9%
2010 75.29 418th 2179 80.8%
2011 67.98 613th 2236 72.6%
2012 71.32 537th 2259 76.2%
2013 69.94 599th 2379 74.8%
2015 84.98 333rd 2477 86.6%
2016 91.06 202nd 2497 91.9%
2017 87.66 296th 2508 88.2%
2018 87.26 303rd 2480 87.8%
2019 88.65 292nd 2715 89.2%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: California Department of Education

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by a parent
Monday, March 7, 2011

Open Quote I am the parent of a 6th grader new to public school-- and I love this school! My son has made the honor roll all year. All issues or concerns have been addressed in a timly manner and I feel so lucky to send my son here. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Valley Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 604 14 27 142 2 n/a n/a 0 789
1989 684 15 34 165 1 n/a n/a 0 899
1990 665 22 28 203 1 n/a n/a 0 919
1991 642 23 34 211 1 n/a n/a 0 911
1992 688 33 44 220 1 n/a n/a 0 986
1993 699 35 47 241 2 n/a n/a 0 1024
1994 770 26 39 269 3 n/a n/a 0 1107
1995 765 15 32 274 1 n/a n/a 0 1087
1996 765 15 32 274 1 n/a n/a 0 1087
1997 831 23 44 309 1 n/a n/a 0 1208
1998 855 22 44 295 4 n/a n/a 0 1220
1999 781 19 36 284 2 n/a n/a 0 1122
2000 708 13 31 260 2 n/a n/a 0 1014
2001 722 16 34 278 2 n/a n/a 5 1057
2002 687 20 58 359 3 n/a n/a 4 1131
2003 687 20 58 359 3 n/a n/a 4 1131
2004 678 13 58 344 8 n/a n/a 19 1120
2005 581 11 50 267 8 n/a n/a 19 936
2006 639 15 48 318 5 n/a n/a 53 1078
2007 610 17 51 321 7 n/a n/a 62 1068
2008 605 17 56 313 8 n/a n/a 0 999
2009 568 13 46 316 6 8 59 0 1016
2010 524 9 37 337 4 7 59 0 977
2011 554 10 32 334 11 4 62 0 1007
2012 581 12 37 316 8 5 69 0 1028
2013 563 17 32 319 9 2 70 0 1012
2014 536 12 45 324 5 5 68 0 995
2015 556 14 44 342 7 3 61 0 1027
2016 554 8 43 339 5 0 60 0 1009
2017 579 9 33 356 3 2 62 0 1044
2018 565 8 34 359 4 2 73 0 1045
2019 569 10 34 343 4 3 73 0 1036
2020 526 5 29 308 6 1 83 0 958
2021 494 4 19 281 1 1 76 0 876

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 Valley Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 789 34.8 22.6 n/a
1989 899 34.7 25.9 n/a
1990 919 38.2 24.0 n/a
1991 911 43.4 20.9 n/a
1992 986 44.1 22.3 21.9
1993 1024 41.5 24.7 25
1994 1107 46.0 24.1 28.5
1995 1087 48.2 22.6 26
1996 1087 48.2 22.6 26
1997 1208 49.4 24.5 29.7
1998 1220 54.0 22.6 27
1999 1122 48.8 23.0 25.6
2000 1014 46.4 21.9 26.3
2001 1057 46.8 22.6 25.7
2002 1131 49.3 22.9 22.4
2003 1131 49.3 22.9 22.4
2004 1120 47.3 23.7 19.3
2005 936 41.1 22.8 26.3
2006 1078 46.7 23.1 18.2
2007 1068 44.7 23.9 27.5
2008 999 49.6 20.1 30.9
2009 1016 42.4 21.4 31.4
2010 977 43.8 22.3 32.7
2011 1007 n/a n/a 28.8
2012 1028 42.4 24.2 n/a
2013 1012 41.6 24.3 29.8
2014 995 40.2 24.7 20.3
2015 1027 38.0 27.0 26.5
2016 1009 41.0 24.6 24.4
2017 1044 41.2 25.3 25.2
2018 1045 41.0 25.4 29.5
2019 1036 40.4 25.6 31.1
2020 958 n/a n/a 33.5
2021 876 40.6 21.5 23.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Valley Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 789 34.8 22.6 n/a
1989 899 34.7 25.9 n/a
1990 919 38.2 24.0 n/a
1991 911 43.4 20.9 n/a
1992 986 44.1 22.3 21.9
1993 1024 41.5 24.7 25
1994 1107 46.0 24.1 28.5
1995 1087 48.2 22.6 26
1996 1087 48.2 22.6 26
1997 1208 49.4 24.5 29.7
1998 1220 54.0 22.6 27
1999 1122 48.8 23.0 25.6
2000 1014 46.4 21.9 26.3
2001 1057 46.8 22.6 25.7
2002 1131 49.3 22.9 22.4
2003 1131 49.3 22.9 22.4
2004 1120 47.3 23.7 19.3
2005 936 41.1 22.8 26.3
2006 1078 46.7 23.1 18.2
2007 1068 44.7 23.9 27.5
2008 999 49.6 20.1 30.9
2009 1016 42.4 21.4 31.4
2010 977 43.8 22.3 32.7
2011 1007 n/a n/a 28.8
2012 1028 42.4 24.2 n/a
2013 1012 41.6 24.3 29.8
2014 995 40.2 24.7 20.3
2015 1027 38.0 27.0 26.5
2016 1009 41.0 24.6 24.4
2017 1044 41.2 25.3 25.2
2018 1045 41.0 25.4 29.5
2019 1036 40.4 25.6 31.1
2020 958 n/a n/a 33.5
2021 876 40.6 21.5 23.3

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 Valley Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,318

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Valley 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.

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
8th Grade Science (Valley Middle)46.847.2
 0.4%
   8th Grade Science (Carlsbad Unified)48.850.7
 1.9%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.827
 3.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students1036876
 15.4%
African American104
 60%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian3419
 44.1%
Hispanic343281
 18.1%
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
Two or More Races7376
 4.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31.1%23.3%
 7.8%




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