Terrace Hills Middle

Summary:

Terrace Hills Middle is a public middle school located in Grand Terrace, California, serving grades 7-8 with a student population of 838. The school is part of the Colton Joint Unified School District, which is ranked 1255 out of 1560 districts in California and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Terrace Hills Middle stands out for several key factors. It has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (78.76%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 69.9% to 94.97% Hispanic students. Academically, the school consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of California middle schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger and test scores in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science that are significantly lower than the state and district averages. Additionally, Terrace Hills Middle has experienced a sharp increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 11.8% in 2018-2019 to 30.6% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the nearby schools. The school also has a high percentage of students (74.34%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a lower socioeconomic status compared to the nearby schools.

Terrace Hills Middle's academic performance has steadily declined over the years, with its statewide ranking dropping from 1178 out of 2477 California middle schools in 2014-2015 to 2329 out of 2788 in 2022-2023. This trend is concerning and suggests the need for targeted interventions to improve student learning outcomes. The school's racial makeup and socioeconomic factors may be contributing to the academic challenges, as Hispanic and African American students consistently perform lower than their White and Asian counterparts. Addressing these underlying issues through targeted support and community engagement could be crucial in improving student outcomes at Terrace Hills Middle.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 22579 DeBerry St.
       Grand Terrace, CA  92313-5515


(909) 580-5022

District: Colton Joint Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2335th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,966 Help


Students who attend Terrace Hills Middle usually attend:

High:    Grand Terrace High School at the Ray Abril Junior Edal Complex

Feeder schools for Terrace Hills Middle:

Elementary:    Cooley Ranch Elementary
    Grand Terrace Elementary
    Reche Canyon Elementary
    Terrace View Elementary
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Student/teacher ratio:  20.0 Help
Number of students:  838

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
78.8%
White:
9.2%
African American:
7.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  74.3% Help


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Compare Details Terrace Hills Middle ranks worse than 83.5% of middle schools in California. It also ranks first among 4 ranked middle schools in the Colton Joint Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.83. (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 Terrace Hills Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Colton Joint Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (78.8%), White (9.2%), African American (7.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 74.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Colton Joint Unified School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Terrace Hills Middle is 20. 2 middle schools in the Colton Joint Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Terrace Hills Middle is $5,966, which is the lowest among 4 middle schools in the Colton Joint Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Terrace Hills Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Terrace Hills Middle 2335th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Terrace Hills Middle in the ranking list.)

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Colton Joint Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Colton Joint Unified 1255th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Terrace Hills Middle

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Rank History for all students at Terrace Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 33.30 1126th 1769 36.3%
2005 29.19 1254th 1777 29.4%
2006 25.46 1355th 1804 24.9%
2007 22.17 1600th 1999 20.0%
2008 17.16 1743rd 2005 13.1%
2009 30.37 1464th 2063 29.0%
2010 29.83 1579th 2179 27.5%
2011 44.20 1248th 2236 44.2%
2012 41.26 1324th 2259 41.4%
2013 43.66 1327th 2379 44.2%
2015 46.88 1178th 2477 52.4%
2016 36.02 1460th 2497 41.5%
2017 24.10 1891st 2508 24.6%
2018 26.85 1758th 2480 29.1%
2019 25.95 1964th 2715 27.7%
2021 24.84 676th 894 24.4%
2022 16.25 2390th 2740 12.8%
2023 18.83 2329th 2788 16.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Terrace Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 15.26 563rd 665 15.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Terrace Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.62 1121st 1364 17.8%
2019 33.18 956th 1442 33.7%
2021 33.25 278th 363 23.4%
2022 27.46 1355th 1540 12.0%
2023 27.81 1367th 1523 10.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Terrace Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 27.58 1159th 1532 24.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Terrace Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.78 1661st 2230 25.5%
2019 27.93 1764th 2369 25.5%
2021 30.40 520th 721 27.9%
2022 14.09 2294th 2458 6.7%
2023 19.65 2174th 2535 14.2%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Terrace Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 24.46 280th 336 16.7%
2023 29.60 242nd 321 24.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Terrace Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.02 1704th 2262 24.7%
2019 29.02 1652nd 2380 30.6%
2021 22.57 584th 738 20.9%
2022 18.99 2114th 2509 15.7%
2023 20.87 2050th 2535 19.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Terrace Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.45 532nd 1369 61.1%
2019 26.98 1123rd 1491 24.7%
2021 39.52 188th 354 46.9%
2022 23.10 1336th 1531 12.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Terrace Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.19 1581st 2273 30.4%
2019 21.83 1913th 2407 20.5%
2021 27.68 540th 763 29.2%
2022 14.42 2318th 2527 8.3%
2023 16.66 2247th 2546 11.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Terrace Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.33 519th 700 25.9%
2019 40.46 503rd 745 32.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Terrace Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.46 398th 600 33.7%
2019 37.86 380th 643 40.9%
2022 20.84 548th 637 14.0%
2023 24.16 489th 609 19.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Terrace Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.28 1357th 2072 34.5%
2019 30.95 1511th 2213 31.7%
2022 19.42 2030th 2359 13.9%
2023 24.37 1858th 2379 21.9%
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Rank History for White students at Terrace Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.30 1351st 1496 9.7%
2019 13.76 1409th 1602 12.0%
2022 16.30 1336th 1555 14.1%
2023 14.08 1355th 1549 12.5%
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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 Terrace Hills Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 336 45 28 188 11 n/a n/a 0 608
1989 333 52 29 193 9 n/a n/a 0 616
1990 346 76 47 214 10 n/a n/a 0 693
1991 360 77 42 241 5 n/a n/a 0 725
1992 394 71 39 274 7 n/a n/a 0 785
1993 437 66 43 284 4 n/a n/a 0 834
1994 384 87 49 316 10 n/a n/a 0 846
1995 331 105 52 329 3 n/a n/a 0 820
1996 331 105 52 329 3 n/a n/a 0 820
1997 342 93 55 382 2 n/a n/a 0 874
1998 321 104 52 380 11 n/a n/a 0 868
1999 308 103 49 351 12 n/a n/a 51 874
2000 359 118 69 372 7 n/a n/a 1 926
2001 358 129 75 383 6 n/a n/a 0 951
2002 356 152 76 475 8 n/a n/a 1 1068
2003 356 152 76 475 8 n/a n/a 1 1068
2004 322 155 77 488 5 n/a n/a 9 1056
2005 330 144 74 506 5 n/a n/a 3 1062
2006 313 130 77 522 6 n/a n/a 0 1048
2007 250 110 67 558 9 n/a n/a 0 994
2008 240 126 67 598 5 n/a n/a 0 1036
2009 230 120 67 560 4 5 8 0 994
2010 203 114 66 571 7 4 5 0 970
2011 187 104 63 568 8 5 7 0 942
2012 185 85 64 558 7 5 9 0 913
2013 170 93 55 600 6 4 10 0 938
2014 163 114 67 613 5 8 10 0 980
2015 170 120 74 647 6 8 13 0 1038
2016 177 114 58 656 4 2 11 0 1022
2017 146 93 50 698 4 2 17 0 1010
2018 124 92 45 703 3 3 15 0 985
2019 114 98 46 714 1 3 18 0 994
2020 104 109 26 718 1 3 25 0 986
2021 101 95 19 646 1 1 21 0 884
2022 91 83 24 650 2 1 19 2 872
2023 77 66 19 660 4 1 10 1 838

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Terrace Hills Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 608 27.0 22.5 n/a
1989 616 28.5 21.6 n/a
1990 693 30.1 23.0 n/a
1991 725 33.1 21.9 n/a
1992 785 33.6 23.3 25.2
1993 834 33.0 25.3 26.6
1994 846 36.5 23.2 29.3
1995 820 37.0 22.2 30.4
1996 820 37.0 22.2 30.4
1997 874 39.0 22.4 31.6
1998 868 39.3 22.1 37.6
1999 874 39.2 22.3 40.2
2000 926 39.0 23.7 38.3
2001 951 44.0 21.6 36
2002 1068 43.0 24.8 36.6
2003 1068 43.0 24.8 36.6
2004 1056 44.6 23.7 40.2
2005 1062 43.4 24.5 44.9
2006 1048 46.2 22.7 39.3
2007 994 45.0 22.1 53.2
2008 1036 53.5 19.4 55.2
2009 994 40.5 20.2 56.9
2010 970 42.0 23.1 64.8
2011 942 n/a n/a 64.9
2012 913 36.9 24.7 n/a
2013 938 35.7 26.2 64.7
2014 980 37.5 26.1 67.1
2015 1038 40.0 25.9 67.6
2016 1022 42.0 24.3 69.1
2017 1010 45.0 22.4 72
2018 985 46.7 21.0 73.9
2019 994 46.3 21.4 68.5
2020 986 n/a n/a 69.2
2021 884 41.4 21.3 79
2022 872 41.5 21.0 48.5
2023 838 41.8 20.0 74.3

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 Terrace Hills Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 608 27.0 22.5 n/a
1989 616 28.5 21.6 n/a
1990 693 30.1 23.0 n/a
1991 725 33.1 21.9 n/a
1992 785 33.6 23.3 25.2
1993 834 33.0 25.3 26.6
1994 846 36.5 23.2 29.3
1995 820 37.0 22.2 30.4
1996 820 37.0 22.2 30.4
1997 874 39.0 22.4 31.6
1998 868 39.3 22.1 37.6
1999 874 39.2 22.3 40.2
2000 926 39.0 23.7 38.3
2001 951 44.0 21.6 36
2002 1068 43.0 24.8 36.6
2003 1068 43.0 24.8 36.6
2004 1056 44.6 23.7 40.2
2005 1062 43.4 24.5 44.9
2006 1048 46.2 22.7 39.3
2007 994 45.0 22.1 53.2
2008 1036 53.5 19.4 55.2
2009 994 40.5 20.2 56.9
2010 970 42.0 23.1 64.8
2011 942 n/a n/a 64.9
2012 913 36.9 24.7 n/a
2013 938 35.7 26.2 64.7
2014 980 37.5 26.1 67.1
2015 1038 40.0 25.9 67.6
2016 1022 42.0 24.3 69.1
2017 1010 45.0 22.4 72
2018 985 46.7 21.0 73.9
2019 994 46.3 21.4 68.5
2020 986 n/a n/a 69.2
2021 884 41.4 21.3 79
2022 872 41.5 21.0 48.5
2023 838 41.8 20.0 74.3

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Terrace Hills Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,966

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Terrace Hills Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1964th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2329th of 2788 Middle schools
 11.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Terrace Hills Middle)42.326.3
 16.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Colton Joint Unified)36.322.4
 13.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Terrace Hills Middle)25.619.7
 5.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Colton Joint Unified)21.913.9
 8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Terrace Hills Middle)26.820.2
 6.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Colton Joint Unified)28.718.9
 9.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Terrace Hills Middle)13.49.3
 4.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Colton Joint Unified)15.98.1
 7.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Terrace Hills Middle)18.310.9
 7.4%
   8th Grade Science (Colton Joint Unified)13.110.5
 2.5%
   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 Students994838
 15.7%
African American9866
 32.7%
American Indian14
 300%
Asian4619
 58.7%
Hispanic714660
 7.6%
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
White11477
 32.5%
Two or More Races1810
 44.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients68.5%74.3%
 5.8%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 838 students attended Terrace Hills Middle.

Terrace Hills Middle ranks in the bottom 16.5% of California middle schools.

Students at Terrace Hills Middle are 79% Hispanic, 9% White, 8% African American, 2% Asian, 1% Two or more races.


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