Denair Middle

Summary:

Denair Middle is a public middle school serving around 250 students in grades 6-8 in Denair, California. The school is part of the Denair Unified School District, which is ranked 1323 out of 1560 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Denair Middle faces significant academic challenges, consistently performing below state and district averages on standardized tests. In 2022-2023, only 29.75% of students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 46.66% statewide. In Mathematics, only 13.64% of Denair Middle students were proficient or better, compared to 34.62% statewide. The school also has a much higher chronic absenteeism rate of 21.7%, well above the state average of 15.1% at Hilmar Middle and 14.7% at Barbara Spratling Middle. Additionally, Denair Middle has experienced notable demographic shifts, with the percentage of White students decreasing from 67.71% in 2020-2021 to 48.8% in 2022-2023, while the percentage of Hispanic students has increased from 12.11% to 38.4% during the same period.

Denair Middle's performance and statewide rankings have declined over the years, with the school ranking 2193 out of 2788 California middle schools in 2022-2023, down from 1286 out of 2477 in 2014-2015. This trend is concerning and suggests the need for targeted interventions to improve student outcomes. The school's high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with 56.8% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch in 2022-2023, may be a contributing factor to its academic challenges. Denair Middle's performance also lags behind many nearby middle schools, such as Hickman Middle and Waterford Junior, which have significantly higher academic achievement and lower chronic absenteeism rates.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 3701 Lester Rd.
       Denair, CA  95316


(209) 632-2510

District: Denair Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2199th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,512 Help


Students who attend Denair Middle usually attend:

High:    Denair High

Feeder schools for Denair Middle:

Elementary:    Denair Elementary Charter Academy

Student/teacher ratio:  20.0 Help
Number of students:  250

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.8%
Hispanic:
38.4%
Two or more races:
6.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Denair Middle ranks worse than 78.6% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.39. (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: White (48.8%), Hispanic (38.4%), two or more races (6.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 56.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Denair Middle is 20. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Denair Middle is $7,512.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Denair Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Denair Middle 2199th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Denair Middle in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Denair Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Denair Unified 1323rd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Denair Middle

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Rank History for all students at Denair Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 46.10 861st 1769 51.3%
2005 41.30 973rd 1777 45.2%
2006 39.41 1022nd 1804 43.3%
2007 46.89 962nd 1999 51.9%
2008 39.65 1166th 2005 41.8%
2009 37.36 1269th 2063 38.5%
2010 37.77 1363rd 2179 37.4%
2011 32.85 1562nd 2236 30.1%
2012 36.99 1447th 2259 35.9%
2013 37.05 1517th 2379 36.2%
2015 41.88 1286th 2477 48.1%
2016 25.40 1820th 2497 27.1%
2017 19.87 2034th 2508 18.9%
2018 12.19 2280th 2480 8.1%
2019 13.80 2426th 2715 10.6%
2021 14.86 817th 894 8.6%
2022 17.58 2323rd 2740 15.2%
2023 21.39 2193rd 2788 21.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Denair Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.70 1348th 1364 1.2%
2019 29.88 1127th 1442 21.8%
2022 32.21 1135th 1540 26.3%
2023 42.37 672nd 1523 55.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Denair Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.96 2125th 2230 4.7%
2019 12.85 2209th 2369 6.8%
2021 16.99 668th 721 7.4%
2022 17.69 2196th 2458 10.7%
2023 20.13 2151st 2535 15.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Denair Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.43 2083rd 2262 7.9%
2019 15.68 2084th 2380 12.4%
2021 16.26 666th 738 9.8%
2022 16.71 2202nd 2509 12.2%
2023 28.42 1718th 2535 32.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Denair Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 21.24 1358th 1491 8.9%
2021 23.63 328th 354 7.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Denair Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.51 2117th 2273 6.9%
2019 12.43 2234th 2407 7.2%
2021 16.09 698th 763 8.5%
2022 19.60 2069th 2527 18.1%
2023 17.04 2229th 2546 12.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Denair Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.81 2009th 2072 3.0%
2019 12.59 2074th 2213 6.3%
2022 22.28 1927th 2359 18.3%
2023 21.09 1981st 2379 16.7%
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Rank History for White students at Denair Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 5.42 1454th 1496 2.8%
2019 5.75 1553rd 1602 3.1%
2022 6.74 1485th 1555 4.5%
2023 11.10 1415th 1549 8.7%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Denair Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 276 0 4 120 4 n/a n/a 0 404
2002 193 0 2 75 5 n/a n/a 1 276
2003 193 0 2 75 5 n/a n/a 1 276
2004 181 1 2 89 3 n/a n/a 1 277
2005 166 1 2 90 3 n/a n/a 21 283
2006 180 0 2 114 5 n/a n/a 1 302
2007 170 3 3 118 8 n/a n/a 3 305
2008 202 2 6 122 5 n/a n/a 0 337
2009 203 1 2 128 3 0 4 0 341
2010 69 0 1 122 2 0 128 0 322
2011 181 1 3 129 1 0 10 0 325
2012 177 1 3 124 1 0 7 0 313
2013 172 2 2 109 1 0 8 0 294
2014 150 2 2 101 1 0 10 0 266
2015 122 2 0 107 1 0 11 0 243
2016 124 1 1 101 0 0 11 0 238
2017 126 1 2 105 1 0 28 0 263
2018 110 2 0 104 0 0 16 0 232
2019 96 1 4 119 0 0 8 0 228
2020 163 1 2 14 26 0 20 0 226
2021 151 2 1 27 25 1 16 0 223
2022 113 2 2 90 10 1 14 0 232
2023 122 0 2 96 13 1 16 0 250

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 Denair Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 404 19.2 21.0 41.1
2002 276 16.0 17.3 39.3
2003 276 16.0 17.3 39.3
2004 277 13.1 21.1 41.7
2005 283 12.1 23.4 47.7
2006 302 15.0 20.1 47.5
2007 305 15.0 20.3 42.7
2008 337 15.8 21.3 40.1
2009 341 14.0 21.3 40.2
2010 322 16.0 20.1 49.1
2011 325 n/a n/a 53.5
2012 313 16.1 19.4 47.6
2013 294 16.1 18.2 43.9
2014 266 11.1 23.9 56
2015 243 11.0 22.0 53.9
2016 238 11.0 21.6 58
2017 263 9.7 27.1 58.2
2018 232 5.6 41.2 69.4
2019 228 12.2 18.5 64.5
2020 226 n/a n/a 58.4
2021 223 12.1 18.2 63.7
2022 232 13.7 16.8 50.9
2023 250 12.4 20.0 56.8

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 Denair Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 404 19.2 21.0 41.1
2002 276 16.0 17.3 39.3
2003 276 16.0 17.3 39.3
2004 277 13.1 21.1 41.7
2005 283 12.1 23.4 47.7
2006 302 15.0 20.1 47.5
2007 305 15.0 20.3 42.7
2008 337 15.8 21.3 40.1
2009 341 14.0 21.3 40.2
2010 322 16.0 20.1 49.1
2011 325 n/a n/a 53.5
2012 313 16.1 19.4 47.6
2013 294 16.1 18.2 43.9
2014 266 11.1 23.9 56
2015 243 11.0 22.0 53.9
2016 238 11.0 21.6 58
2017 263 9.7 27.1 58.2
2018 232 5.6 41.2 69.4
2019 228 12.2 18.5 64.5
2020 226 n/a n/a 58.4
2021 223 12.1 18.2 63.7
2022 232 13.7 16.8 50.9
2023 250 12.4 20.0 56.8

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Denair Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,512

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Denair 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.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2426th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2193rd of 2788 Middle schools
 10.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Denair Middle)2027.4
 7.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Denair Unified)21.427.8
 6.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Denair Middle)12.520
 7.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Denair Unified)13.119.6
 6.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Denair Middle)21.338.1
 16.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Denair Unified)22.435.8
 13.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Denair Middle)13.110.7
 2.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Denair Unified)13.411.6
 1.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Denair Middle)27.222.2
 4.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Denair Unified)27.325.3
 2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Denair Middle)18.57.9
 10.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Denair Unified)16.27.6
 8.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Denair Middle)8.63.2
 5.5%
   8th Grade Science (Denair Unified)73.8
 3.2%
   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 Students228250
 9.6%
African American10
 100%
American Indian013
Asian42
 50%
Hispanic11996
 19.3%
Pacific Islander01
White96122
 27.1%
Two or More Races816
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.5%56.8%
 7.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Denair Middle

Students who attend Denair Middle usually go on to attend Denair High

In the 2022-23 school year, 250 students attended Denair Middle.

Denair Middle ranks in the bottom 21.4% of California middle schools.

Students at Denair Middle are 49% White, 38% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 5% American Indian.


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