Ruth Musser Middle

Summary:

Ruth Musser Middle is a public middle school located in Rancho Cucamonga, California, serving grades 5-8 with a total enrollment of 946 students. 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.

Ruth Musser Middle consistently performs above the state and district averages in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 59.42% of students were proficient or better in ELA/Literacy, compared to 52.69% in the Central Elementary district and 46.66% statewide. The school also has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 17.76% White, 14.38% African American, 47.15% Hispanic, and 13% Asian. However, Ruth Musser Middle has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 7.3% in 2017-2018 to 21.6% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state average of 14.3% and some nearby schools like Etiwanda Intermediate (18.6%) and Summit Intermediate (18.4%).

While Ruth Musser Middle generally outperforms the Central Elementary district and the state in academic measures, some nearby schools, such as Summit Intermediate, Etiwanda Intermediate, and Alta Loma Junior High, have even higher academic achievement, with proficiency rates in the 60-80% range for ELA/Literacy and 40-70% range for Mathematics. Additionally, Ruth Musser Middle has a relatively high percentage of students (63.21%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, which is higher than some of the nearby schools, such as Summit Intermediate (48.68%) and Alta Loma Junior High (32.18%).


Detail:

Public 5-8

 10789 Terra Vista Pkwy.
       Rancho Cucamonga, CA  91730-7324


(909) 980-1230

District: Central Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
718th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,722 Help


Students who attend Ruth Musser Middle usually attend:

High:    Rancho Cucamonga High

Feeder schools for Ruth Musser Middle:

Elementary:    Coyote Canyon Elementary
    Dona Merced Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  22.5 Help
Number of students:  946

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
47.1%
White:
17.8%
African American:
14.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Ruth Musser Middle ranks better than 74.3% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.09. (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 Student population at Ruth Musser Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (47.1%), White (17.8%), African American (14.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 63.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ruth Musser Middle is 22.5. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ruth Musser Middle is $7,722.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ruth Musser Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Ruth Musser Middle 718th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Ruth Musser Middle in the ranking list.)

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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 Ruth Musser Middle

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Rank History for all students at Ruth Musser Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 64.31 530th 1769 70.0%
2005 64.68 532nd 1777 70.1%
2006 72.81 415th 1804 77.0%
2007 74.02 404th 1999 79.8%
2008 74.10 404th 2005 79.9%
2009 72.73 449th 2063 78.2%
2010 70.05 548th 2179 74.9%
2011 69.61 562nd 2236 74.9%
2012 73.23 499th 2259 77.9%
2013 73.55 494th 2379 79.2%
2015 60.10 860th 2477 65.3%
2016 65.01 757th 2497 69.7%
2017 66.58 743rd 2508 70.4%
2018 68.55 674th 2480 72.8%
2019 64.84 796th 2715 70.7%
2022 71.66 651st 2740 76.2%
2023 68.09 717th 2788 74.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Ruth Musser Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 30.31 477th 665 28.3%
2023 27.86 499th 678 26.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ruth Musser Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.11 536th 1364 60.7%
2019 51.51 404th 1442 72.0%
2022 82.13 98th 1540 93.6%
2023 69.51 178th 1523 88.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ruth Musser Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.95 768th 1532 49.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ruth Musser Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.85 445th 2230 80.0%
2019 70.46 481st 2369 79.7%
2022 80.94 286th 2458 88.4%
2023 77.79 364th 2535 85.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Ruth Musser Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.14 537th 2262 76.3%
2019 61.25 804th 2380 66.2%
2022 73.94 544th 2509 78.3%
2023 67.43 682nd 2535 73.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Ruth Musser Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.09 341st 1369 75.1%
2019 69.95 281st 1491 81.2%
2022 41.61 721st 1531 52.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Ruth Musser Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.13 753rd 2273 66.9%
2019 65.74 687th 2407 71.5%
2022 68.11 654th 2527 74.1%
2023 66.70 680th 2546 73.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Ruth Musser Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.75 458th 700 34.6%
2019 46.08 459th 745 38.4%
2022 65.05 293rd 733 60.0%
2023 57.33 350th 717 51.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Ruth Musser Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.17 127th 600 78.8%
2019 73.63 126th 643 80.4%
2022 73.80 126th 637 80.2%
2023 71.58 126th 609 79.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ruth Musser Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.37 364th 2072 82.4%
2019 71.13 468th 2213 78.9%
2022 82.63 244th 2359 89.7%
2023 75.62 391st 2379 83.6%
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Rank History for White students at Ruth Musser Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.26 474th 1496 68.3%
2019 62.67 590th 1602 63.2%
2022 53.07 713th 1555 54.1%
2023 59.41 592nd 1549 61.8%
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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 Ruth Musser Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 397 77 42 136 4 n/a n/a 0 656
1994 410 85 35 176 4 n/a n/a 0 710
1995 453 120 50 211 1 n/a n/a 0 835
1996 453 120 50 211 1 n/a n/a 0 835
1997 459 136 60 249 2 n/a n/a 0 906
1998 505 140 69 254 4 n/a n/a 0 972
1999 487 141 73 270 4 n/a n/a 0 975
2000 491 144 72 279 2 n/a n/a 0 988
2001 492 146 87 277 5 n/a n/a 0 1007
2002 395 134 61 308 7 n/a n/a 175 1080
2003 395 134 61 308 7 n/a n/a 175 1080
2004 420 149 71 344 12 n/a n/a 127 1123
2005 398 163 80 344 15 n/a n/a 65 1065
2006 382 182 83 410 15 n/a n/a 11 1083
2007 348 200 89 399 16 n/a n/a 12 1064
2008 301 193 99 405 15 n/a n/a 0 1013
2009 251 152 80 368 7 5 139 0 1002
2010 298 190 105 449 9 5 4 0 1060
2011 321 146 107 440 8 6 7 0 1035
2012 285 140 106 442 5 7 17 0 1002
2013 260 142 104 417 5 3 19 0 950
2014 250 144 92 450 3 5 19 0 963
2015 249 139 98 454 1 8 27 0 976
2016 264 120 89 475 1 7 21 0 977
2017 256 137 93 464 1 8 23 0 982
2018 255 120 94 478 2 5 27 0 981
2019 225 129 94 491 2 3 45 0 989
2020 208 128 105 514 1 5 51 0 1012
2021 200 126 99 478 1 4 53 0 961
2022 189 126 124 445 3 3 74 0 964
2023 168 136 123 446 2 3 67 1 946

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Ruth Musser Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 656 25.0 26.2 16
1994 710 29.5 24.1 16.6
1995 835 30.5 27.4 19.9
1996 835 30.5 27.4 19.9
1997 906 33.0 27.5 20.4
1998 972 35.0 27.8 21.9
1999 975 39.0 25.0 26.5
2000 988 37.0 26.7 20.9
2001 1007 42.0 24.0 20.4
2002 1080 42.0 25.7 31.9
2003 1080 42.0 25.7 31.9
2004 1123 43.7 25.7 35.2
2005 1065 42.0 25.4 34.9
2006 1083 41.0 26.4 36.4
2007 1064 41.0 26.0 31
2008 1013 44.0 23.0 31.8
2009 1002 38.6 23.5 40.4
2010 1060 39.6 26.7 43.5
2011 1035 n/a n/a 46.5
2012 1002 40.1 24.9 n/a
2013 950 37.1 25.5 48.2
2014 963 38.1 25.2 50.8
2015 976 39.0 25.0 49.1
2016 977 39.0 25.0 49.8
2017 982 40.3 24.3 52.2
2018 981 40.2 24.4 59.9
2019 989 40.0 24.7 53.1
2020 1012 n/a n/a 58.2
2021 961 43.1 22.2 53.2
2022 964 44.4 21.6 64.2
2023 946 41.9 22.5 63.2

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 Ruth Musser Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 656 25.0 26.2 16
1994 710 29.5 24.1 16.6
1995 835 30.5 27.4 19.9
1996 835 30.5 27.4 19.9
1997 906 33.0 27.5 20.4
1998 972 35.0 27.8 21.9
1999 975 39.0 25.0 26.5
2000 988 37.0 26.7 20.9
2001 1007 42.0 24.0 20.4
2002 1080 42.0 25.7 31.9
2003 1080 42.0 25.7 31.9
2004 1123 43.7 25.7 35.2
2005 1065 42.0 25.4 34.9
2006 1083 41.0 26.4 36.4
2007 1064 41.0 26.0 31
2008 1013 44.0 23.0 31.8
2009 1002 38.6 23.5 40.4
2010 1060 39.6 26.7 43.5
2011 1035 n/a n/a 46.5
2012 1002 40.1 24.9 n/a
2013 950 37.1 25.5 48.2
2014 963 38.1 25.2 50.8
2015 976 39.0 25.0 49.1
2016 977 39.0 25.0 49.8
2017 982 40.3 24.3 52.2
2018 981 40.2 24.4 59.9
2019 989 40.0 24.7 53.1
2020 1012 n/a n/a 58.2
2021 961 43.1 22.2 53.2
2022 964 44.4 21.6 64.2
2023 946 41.9 22.5 63.2

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 Ruth Musser Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,722

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ruth Musser Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 796th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 717th of 2788 Middle schools
 3.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ruth Musser Middle)63.457.4
 5.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Central Elementary)59.255.3
 3.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Ruth Musser Middle)41.627.7
 13.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Central Elementary)40.831.4
 9.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Ruth Musser Middle)3032.9
 2.9%
   5th Grade Science (Central Elementary)31.733
 1.3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ruth Musser Middle)5055.8
 5.8%
   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 (Ruth Musser Middle)40.238.5
 1.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Central Elementary)39.337
 2.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ruth Musser Middle)61.760.7
 1%
   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 (Ruth Musser Middle)4233.1
 9%
   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 (Ruth Musser Middle)59.862.9
 3.2%
   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 (Ruth Musser Middle)45.129.8
 15.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Central Elementary)35.827.4
 8.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Ruth Musser Middle)3534.9
 0%
   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 Students989946
 4.3%
African American129136
 5.4%
American Indian22
Asian94123
 30.9%
Hispanic491446
 9.2%
Pacific Islander33
White225168
 25.3%
Two or More Races4567
 48.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients53.1%63.2%
 10.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Ruth Musser Middle

Students at Ruth Musser Middle are 47% Hispanic, 18% White, 14% African American, 13% Asian, 7% Two or more races.

Students who attend Ruth Musser Middle usually go on to attend Rancho Cucamonga High

Ruth Musser Middle ranks 718th of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 946 students attended Ruth Musser Middle.


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