Cucamonga Middle

Summary:

Cucamonga Middle is a public middle school located in Rancho Cucamonga, California, serving grades 6-8 with a student population of around 650. The school is part of the Central Elementary School District, which is ranked 544 out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Cucamonga Middle has a diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Hispanic students (62%) compared to the state average. The school also has a significant African American student population (8.92%), which is higher than the nearby schools like Ruth Musser Middle, Etiwanda Intermediate, and Day Creek Intermediate. However, Cucamonga Middle's academic performance, as measured by Smarter Balanced Assessments and CAST, is generally lower than these nearby schools and the state average, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts (45.48%) and Mathematics (29.2%) below the state averages of 46.66% and 34.62%, respectively.

Cucamonga Middle's performance varies significantly across different student subgroups. The school performs relatively well for African American students, ranking 329 out of 609 California middle schools in 2022-2023. However, it struggles with other subgroups, such as White students (ranked 732 out of 1,549) and students with disabilities (ranked 944 out of 1,532). Additionally, Cucamonga Middle has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 7.0% in 2020-2021 to 23.8% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the nearby schools and the state average. These challenges, along with the school's high percentage of students (67.85%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, suggest the need for targeted interventions and support to address the unique needs of the diverse student population at Cucamonga Middle.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 7611 Hellman Ave.
       Rancho Cucamonga, CA  91730-2204


(909) 987-1788

District: Central Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
1132nd of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,858 Help


Students who attend Cucamonga Middle usually attend:

High:    Alta Loma High

Feeder schools for Cucamonga Middle:

Elementary:    Bear Gulch Elementary
    Central Elementary
    Valle Vista Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  19.4 Help
Number of students:  650

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
62.0%
White:
18.5%
African American:
8.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.8% Help


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Compare Details Cucamonga Middle ranks better than 59.5% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.15. (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 (62%), White (18.5%), African American (8.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 67.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cucamonga Middle is 19.4. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cucamonga Middle is $7,858.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cucamonga Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Cucamonga Middle 1132nd of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Cucamonga Middle in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Central Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Central Elementary 544th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cucamonga Middle

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Rank History for all students at Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 55.57 670th 1769 62.1%
2005 59.72 611th 1777 65.6%
2006 54.49 733rd 1804 59.4%
2007 52.39 851st 1999 57.4%
2008 56.03 792nd 2005 60.5%
2009 65.42 610th 2063 70.4%
2010 59.30 810th 2179 62.8%
2011 64.15 712th 2236 68.2%
2012 65.95 669th 2259 70.4%
2013 66.55 694th 2379 70.8%
2015 50.02 1092nd 2477 55.9%
2016 46.15 1212th 2497 51.5%
2017 55.81 963rd 2508 61.6%
2018 60.04 847th 2480 65.8%
2019 56.23 992nd 2715 63.5%
2022 51.06 1141st 2740 58.4%
2023 51.15 1130th 2788 59.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 30.22 479th 665 28.0%
2023 34.83 447th 678 34.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.09 377th 1364 72.4%
2019 64.40 252nd 1442 82.5%
2022 50.27 467th 1540 69.7%
2023 50.72 438th 1523 71.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 34.04 944th 1532 38.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.43 468th 2230 79.0%
2019 62.59 670th 2369 71.7%
2022 61.38 709th 2458 71.2%
2023 59.92 747th 2535 70.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.96 692nd 2262 69.4%
2019 58.61 867th 2380 63.6%
2022 51.14 1042nd 2509 58.5%
2023 54.40 950th 2535 62.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.51 301st 1369 78.0%
2019 65.40 329th 1491 77.9%
2022 50.03 564th 1531 63.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.75 904th 2273 60.2%
2019 52.04 981st 2407 59.2%
2022 49.83 1067th 2527 57.8%
2023 47.02 1154th 2546 54.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.93 140th 600 76.7%
2019 76.65 112th 643 82.6%
2022 42.36 332nd 637 47.9%
2023 40.94 329th 609 46.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.81 453rd 2072 78.1%
2019 61.35 659th 2213 70.2%
2022 62.33 666th 2359 71.8%
2023 59.62 737th 2379 69.0%
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Rank History for White students at Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.09 726th 1496 51.5%
2019 50.95 771st 1602 51.9%
2022 45.77 820th 1555 47.3%
2023 50.59 732nd 1549 52.7%
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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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Enrollment information for Cucamonga Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 690 56 28 187 8 n/a n/a 0 969
1989 752 54 35 189 0 n/a n/a 0 1030
1990 735 67 48 217 1 n/a n/a 0 1068
1991 719 82 66 266 4 n/a n/a 0 1137
1992 673 85 63 249 4 n/a n/a 0 1074
1993 568 60 58 237 6 n/a n/a 0 929
1994 507 76 50 238 8 n/a n/a 0 879
1995 487 89 45 282 3 n/a n/a 0 906
1996 487 89 45 282 3 n/a n/a 0 906
1997 451 78 37 315 2 n/a n/a 0 883
1998 456 80 30 322 4 n/a n/a 0 892
1999 438 83 40 316 5 n/a n/a 0 882
2000 470 87 43 344 7 n/a n/a 0 951
2001 460 93 44 357 6 n/a n/a 4 964
2002 369 70 40 343 14 n/a n/a 169 1005
2003 369 70 40 343 14 n/a n/a 169 1005
2004 345 64 55 394 12 n/a n/a 136 1006
2005 317 74 62 413 10 n/a n/a 84 960
2006 300 103 63 461 9 n/a n/a 4 940
2007 278 93 68 450 17 n/a n/a 2 908
2008 289 81 68 465 15 n/a n/a 0 918
2009 216 60 39 428 5 2 135 0 885
2010 285 70 59 524 12 8 3 0 961
2011 270 64 57 491 7 7 5 0 901
2012 278 65 59 477 11 5 2 0 897
2013 245 67 46 433 6 8 5 0 810
2014 247 83 48 442 4 6 6 0 836
2015 231 71 47 450 5 5 7 0 816
2016 218 62 45 470 4 5 11 0 815
2017 210 48 42 443 2 4 10 0 759
2018 213 54 37 457 0 5 15 0 781
2019 206 66 36 477 0 4 23 0 812
2020 177 71 36 472 1 3 26 0 786
2021 160 73 29 434 2 2 34 0 734
2022 134 78 29 429 3 2 34 0 709
2023 120 58 31 403 3 2 33 0 650

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 Cucamonga Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 969 39.6 24.4 n/a
1989 1030 42.9 24.0 n/a
1990 1068 45.7 23.3 n/a
1991 1137 49.4 23.0 n/a
1992 1074 50.2 21.3 6.7
1993 929 38.9 23.9 15.9
1994 879 36.0 24.4 19.2
1995 906 37.0 24.5 30.6
1996 906 37.0 24.5 30.6
1997 883 37.0 23.9 32.4
1998 892 37.0 24.1 36.3
1999 882 38.0 23.2 35.1
2000 951 41.8 22.8 33.2
2001 964 42.0 23.0 34.4
2002 1005 38.0 26.4 36.7
2003 1005 38.0 26.4 36.7
2004 1006 40.3 25.0 40.2
2005 960 38.0 25.3 46.6
2006 940 37.0 25.4 42.9
2007 908 36.0 25.2 44.5
2008 918 41.0 22.4 36.4
2009 885 35.0 22.7 52
2010 961 35.0 27.4 57.8
2011 901 n/a n/a 58.2
2012 897 36.0 24.9 n/a
2013 810 34.5 23.4 62.7
2014 836 34.6 24.1 64.2
2015 816 35.0 23.3 62.7
2016 815 34.0 23.9 60.9
2017 759 34.0 22.3 65.1
2018 781 35.0 22.3 67.3
2019 812 35.0 23.2 64.8
2020 786 n/a n/a 66.5
2021 734 36.0 20.3 60.9
2022 709 38.2 18.5 66.3
2023 650 33.4 19.4 67.8

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 Cucamonga Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 969 39.6 24.4 n/a
1989 1030 42.9 24.0 n/a
1990 1068 45.7 23.3 n/a
1991 1137 49.4 23.0 n/a
1992 1074 50.2 21.3 6.7
1993 929 38.9 23.9 15.9
1994 879 36.0 24.4 19.2
1995 906 37.0 24.5 30.6
1996 906 37.0 24.5 30.6
1997 883 37.0 23.9 32.4
1998 892 37.0 24.1 36.3
1999 882 38.0 23.2 35.1
2000 951 41.8 22.8 33.2
2001 964 42.0 23.0 34.4
2002 1005 38.0 26.4 36.7
2003 1005 38.0 26.4 36.7
2004 1006 40.3 25.0 40.2
2005 960 38.0 25.3 46.6
2006 940 37.0 25.4 42.9
2007 908 36.0 25.2 44.5
2008 918 41.0 22.4 36.4
2009 885 35.0 22.7 52
2010 961 35.0 27.4 57.8
2011 901 n/a n/a 58.2
2012 897 36.0 24.9 n/a
2013 810 34.5 23.4 62.7
2014 836 34.6 24.1 64.2
2015 816 35.0 23.3 62.7
2016 815 34.0 23.9 60.9
2017 759 34.0 22.3 65.1
2018 781 35.0 22.3 67.3
2019 812 35.0 23.2 64.8
2020 786 n/a n/a 66.5
2021 734 36.0 20.3 60.9
2022 709 38.2 18.5 66.3
2023 650 33.4 19.4 67.8

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 Cucamonga Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,858

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Cucamonga Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 992nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1130th of 2788 Middle schools
 4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cucamonga Middle)4737.5
 9.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Central Elementary)48.447.8
 0.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Cucamonga Middle)38.535.2
 3.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Central Elementary)39.337
 2.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cucamonga Middle)5948.6
 10.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Central Elementary)60.454.9
 5.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Cucamonga Middle)46.628.5
 18%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Central Elementary)44.230.9
 13.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cucamonga Middle)53.149.8
 3.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Central Elementary)56.257.2
 0.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Cucamonga Middle)27.524.3
 3.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Central Elementary)35.827.4
 8.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Cucamonga Middle)29.528
 1.4%
   8th Grade Science (Central Elementary)32.131.9
 0.1%
   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 Students812650
 20%
African American6658
 12.1%
American Indian03
Asian3631
 13.9%
Hispanic477403
 15.5%
Pacific Islander42
 50%
White206120
 41.7%
Two or More Races2333
 43.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.8%67.8%
 3.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Cucamonga Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 650 students attended Cucamonga Middle.

Cucamonga Middle ranks 1132nd of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Cucamonga Middle usually go on to attend Alta Loma High

Students at Cucamonga Middle are 62% Hispanic, 18% White, 9% African American, 5% Two or more races, 5% Asian.


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