Cupertino Middle

Public 6-8

 1650 S. Bernardo Ave.
       Sunnyvale, CA  94087-5256


(408) 245-0303

District: Cupertino Union

SchoolDigger Rank:
68th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,688 Help


Students who attend Cupertino Middle usually attend:

High:    Homestead High

Feeder schools for Cupertino Middle:

Elementary:    Chester W. Nimitz Elementary
    Louis E. Stocklmeir Elementary
    Montclaire Elementary
    West Valley Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  20.6 Help
Number of students:  1,099

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
53.8%
White:
26.9%
Hispanic:
10.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16.2% Help


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Compare Details Cupertino Middle ranks better than 97.6% of middle schools in California. It also ranks last among 5 ranked middle schools in the Cupertino Union School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.68. (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 Cupertino Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Cupertino Union School District. Racial makeup is: Asian (53.8%), White (26.9%), Hispanic (10.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 16.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cupertino Middle is 20.6. 2 middle schools in the Cupertino Union School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cupertino Middle is $7,688. 2 middle schools in the Cupertino Union School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cupertino Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Cupertino Middle 68th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Cupertino Middle in the ranking list.)

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Cupertino Union:

SchoolDigger ranks Cupertino Union 36th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Cupertino Middle

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Rank History for all students at Cupertino Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 95.82 40th 1769 97.7%
2005 94.41 58th 1777 96.7%
2006 94.51 49th 1804 97.3%
2007 92.34 77th 1999 96.1%
2008 92.77 59th 2005 97.1%
2009 89.05 119th 2063 94.2%
2010 86.56 159th 2179 92.7%
2011 85.34 180th 2236 91.9%
2012 81.92 253rd 2259 88.8%
2013 82.39 256th 2379 89.2%
2015 96.54 58th 2477 97.7%
2016 97.10 35th 2497 98.6%
2017 97.67 41st 2508 98.4%
2018 97.54 41st 2480 98.3%
2019 96.96 72nd 2715 97.3%
2021 96.91 31st 894 96.5%
2022 97.07 83rd 2740 97.0%
2023 97.68 67th 2788 97.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Cupertino Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.78 31st 462 93.3%
2019 78.70 97th 554 82.5%
2022 84.25 73rd 665 89.0%
2023 87.19 50th 678 92.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Cupertino Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.61 24th 1364 98.2%
2019 99.46 14th 1442 99.0%
2021 99.22 4th 363 98.9%
2022 96.38 22nd 1540 98.6%
2023 95.34 32nd 1523 97.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Cupertino Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 79.36 174th 1532 88.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cupertino Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.59 349th 2230 84.3%
2019 69.09 512th 2369 78.4%
2021 82.89 68th 721 90.6%
2022 87.13 184th 2458 92.5%
2023 86.91 215th 2535 91.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Cupertino Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.51 47th 2262 97.9%
2019 94.56 109th 2380 95.4%
2021 95.09 34th 738 95.4%
2022 96.25 93rd 2509 96.3%
2023 96.81 79th 2535 96.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Cupertino Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.34 39th 1369 97.2%
2019 87.77 105th 1491 93.0%
2021 89.05 19th 354 94.6%
2022 91.44 76th 1531 95.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Cupertino Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.78 41st 2273 98.2%
2019 97.83 48th 2407 98.0%
2021 97.47 28th 763 96.3%
2022 97.03 77th 2527 97.0%
2023 97.70 60th 2546 97.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Cupertino Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.25 64th 700 90.9%
2019 81.57 85th 745 88.6%
2022 78.28 142nd 733 80.6%
2023 80.18 104th 717 85.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cupertino Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.54 437th 2072 78.9%
2019 71.65 461st 2213 79.2%
2022 50.28 988th 2359 58.1%
2023 62.26 677th 2379 71.5%
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Rank History for White students at Cupertino Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.82 67th 1496 95.5%
2019 87.17 128th 1602 92.0%
2022 89.76 79th 1555 94.9%
2023 91.28 52nd 1549 96.6%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Thursday, January 11, 2024

Open Quote Good: Students are generally nice and level headed.. there isnt much strutting or cliques going on at this school as far as we can see. Some teachers are nice.. choir, social sciences, science. Some teachers are bad.. especially newer math teacher. Students hate the teacher and the teacher is not very competent and there have been complaints against the teacher as well by parents and students.
Bad: The administration/principal seems very disinterested and not working towards improving the quality of education and the school. School rankings have dropped significantly in the last few years and there seems to be no effort to remediate this. Extended teacher absences are handled very badly with poor communications to students and parents. after school activities get canceled with no notification in the last minute leaving parents scrambling. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Cupertino Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 521 17 219 24 0 n/a n/a 0 781
1989 496 18 188 27 1 n/a n/a 0 730
1990 480 23 201 35 1 n/a n/a 0 740
1991 471 21 207 37 1 n/a n/a 0 737
1992 505 20 238 43 1 n/a n/a 0 807
1993 525 18 253 45 1 n/a n/a 0 842
1994 460 28 188 38 3 n/a n/a 0 717
1995 483 26 205 38 4 n/a n/a 0 756
1996 483 26 205 38 4 n/a n/a 0 756
1997 472 28 200 35 2 n/a n/a 0 737
1998 459 21 200 30 1 n/a n/a 0 711
1999 524 22 215 37 2 n/a n/a 0 800
2000 585 20 247 44 2 n/a n/a 0 898
2001 607 18 279 41 0 n/a n/a 0 945
2002 594 22 338 45 0 n/a n/a 0 999
2003 594 22 338 45 0 n/a n/a 0 999
2004 612 21 412 57 0 n/a n/a 0 1102
2005 627 37 430 70 2 n/a n/a 0 1166
2006 618 33 460 74 7 n/a n/a 0 1192
2007 584 24 508 82 6 n/a n/a 1 1205
2008 574 22 544 83 5 n/a n/a 0 1228
2009 544 21 572 104 3 6 0 0 1250
2010 538 29 570 116 3 6 2 0 1264
2011 521 25 555 118 1 6 7 0 1233
2012 524 27 626 100 1 4 11 0 1293
2013 496 24 652 115 0 6 14 0 1307
2014 505 15 689 123 3 2 15 0 1352
2015 513 15 749 130 5 2 20 0 1434
2016 514 15 813 113 3 3 24 0 1485
2017 482 16 804 112 3 1 44 0 1462
2018 460 17 765 112 3 3 68 0 1428
2019 423 13 726 119 5 2 70 0 1358
2020 398 12 704 116 4 3 78 2 1317
2021 359 11 607 111 4 2 84 0 1178
2022 297 7 581 104 1 4 85 2 1081
2023 296 9 591 113 1 1 88 0 1099

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 Cupertino Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 781 32.4 24.1 n/a
1989 730 32.9 22.1 n/a
1990 740 33.1 22.3 n/a
1991 737 31.9 23.1 n/a
1992 807 32.4 24.9 9.3
1993 842 35.0 24.1 10.9
1994 717 32.0 22.4 9.3
1995 756 34.5 21.9 8.5
1996 756 34.5 21.9 8.5
1997 737 32.7 22.5 5.8
1998 711 n/a 0.0 5.5
1999 800 35.4 22.6 4.4
2000 898 39.8 22.6 3.6
2001 945 42.4 22.3 4.6
2002 999 44.1 22.7 5.5
2003 999 44.1 22.7 5.5
2004 1102 43.1 25.6 6.4
2005 1166 47.5 24.5 7.6
2006 1192 52.3 22.8 7.4
2007 1205 52.4 23.0 6.3
2008 1228 57.9 21.2 5.7
2009 1250 52.5 22.2 7
2010 1264 53.3 23.7 9.1
2011 1233 n/a n/a 7.5
2012 1293 56.5 22.8 n/a
2013 1307 58.2 22.4 9.1
2014 1352 61.3 22.0 9.1
2015 1434 64.0 22.4 7.6
2016 1485 64.0 23.2 6.7
2017 1462 65.5 22.2 6.5
2018 1428 63.6 22.4 9.5
2019 1358 60.7 22.3 9.5
2020 1317 n/a n/a 5.1
2021 1178 57.0 20.6 9.3
2022 1081 54.6 19.7 14.2
2023 1099 53.2 20.6 16.2

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 Cupertino Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 781 32.4 24.1 n/a
1989 730 32.9 22.1 n/a
1990 740 33.1 22.3 n/a
1991 737 31.9 23.1 n/a
1992 807 32.4 24.9 9.3
1993 842 35.0 24.1 10.9
1994 717 32.0 22.4 9.3
1995 756 34.5 21.9 8.5
1996 756 34.5 21.9 8.5
1997 737 32.7 22.5 5.8
1998 711 n/a 0.0 5.5
1999 800 35.4 22.6 4.4
2000 898 39.8 22.6 3.6
2001 945 42.4 22.3 4.6
2002 999 44.1 22.7 5.5
2003 999 44.1 22.7 5.5
2004 1102 43.1 25.6 6.4
2005 1166 47.5 24.5 7.6
2006 1192 52.3 22.8 7.4
2007 1205 52.4 23.0 6.3
2008 1228 57.9 21.2 5.7
2009 1250 52.5 22.2 7
2010 1264 53.3 23.7 9.1
2011 1233 n/a n/a 7.5
2012 1293 56.5 22.8 n/a
2013 1307 58.2 22.4 9.1
2014 1352 61.3 22.0 9.1
2015 1434 64.0 22.4 7.6
2016 1485 64.0 23.2 6.7
2017 1462 65.5 22.2 6.5
2018 1428 63.6 22.4 9.5
2019 1358 60.7 22.3 9.5
2020 1317 n/a n/a 5.1
2021 1178 57.0 20.6 9.3
2022 1081 54.6 19.7 14.2
2023 1099 53.2 20.6 16.2

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 Cupertino Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,688

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Cupertino Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 72nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 67th of 2788 Middle schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cupertino Middle)75.480.9
 5.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cupertino Union)83.385.2
 1.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Cupertino Middle)77.581
 3.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Cupertino Union)85.484.6
 0.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cupertino Middle)82.181.6
 0.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cupertino Union)87.587.4
 0.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Cupertino Middle)84.576.6
 7.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Cupertino Union)88.685.9
 2.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cupertino Middle)8576.3
 8.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cupertino Union)86.886.9
 0.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Cupertino Middle)82.968.9
 14.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Cupertino Union)85.584.5
 1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Cupertino Middle)69.165.4
 3.7%
   8th Grade Science (Cupertino Union)75.479.3
 4%
   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 Students13581099
 19.1%
African American139
 30.8%
American Indian51
 80%
Asian726591
 18.6%
Hispanic119113
 5%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White423296
 30%
Two or More Races7088
 25.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients9.5%16.2%
 6.7%


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Yes! Cupertino Middle is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 68th of 2798 California middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,099 students attended Cupertino Middle.

Students who attend Cupertino Middle usually go on to attend Homestead High

Students at Cupertino Middle are 54% Asian, 27% White, 10% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races.


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