Lyman Gilmore Middle

Summary:

Lyman Gilmore Middle is a public middle school in Grass Valley, California, serving 461 students in grades 5-8. The school is part of the Grass Valley Elementary District, which is ranked 573 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Lyman Gilmore Middle has a higher percentage of White students (64.64%) compared to the state average (46.66%), and a higher percentage of Hispanic students (25.81%) compared to the state average (23.24%). However, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 19.3% in 2018-2019 to 41.9% in 2022-2023, which is much higher than the state average of 14.3%. Additionally, Lyman Gilmore Middle's test scores are generally lower than the state and district averages across all subjects and grade levels, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics at 40.32% and 25.8%, respectively, compared to the state averages of 46.66% and 34.62%. The school also has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 61.65% to 73.1% over the past few years, which is significantly higher than the state average.

When compared to nearby middle schools, such as Foothill Intermediate, Weimar Hills, and Magnolia Intermediate, Lyman Gilmore Middle generally performs worse on key metrics like test scores and chronic absenteeism. This suggests that the school may face unique challenges that are not shared by its neighbors, and addressing these issues will require a comprehensive, data-driven approach to support student success.


Detail:

Public 5-8

 10837 Rough and Ready Hwy.
       Grass Valley, CA  95945-8522


(530) 273-8479

District: Grass Valley Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
1146th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,790 Help


Students who attend Lyman Gilmore Middle usually attend:

High:    Nevada Union High

Feeder schools for Lyman Gilmore Middle:

Elementary:    Bell Hill Academy
    Margaret G. Scotten Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  16.6 Help
Number of students:  461

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.6%
Hispanic:
25.8%
Two or more races:
3.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70.7% Help


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Compare Details Lyman Gilmore Middle ranks better than 59% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.59. (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 (64.6%), Hispanic (25.8%), two or more races (3.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 70.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lyman Gilmore Middle is 16.6. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lyman Gilmore Middle is $8,790.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lyman Gilmore Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Lyman Gilmore Middle 1146th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Lyman Gilmore Middle in the ranking list.)

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Grass Valley Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Grass Valley Elementary 573rd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Lyman Gilmore Middle

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Rank History for all students at Lyman Gilmore Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 69.00 448th 1769 74.7%
2005 69.29 456th 1777 74.3%
2006 66.29 514th 1804 71.5%
2007 71.44 460th 1999 77.0%
2008 60.83 692nd 2005 65.5%
2009 61.21 721st 2063 65.1%
2010 53.13 950th 2179 56.4%
2011 51.09 1069th 2236 52.2%
2012 46.44 1180th 2259 47.8%
2013 46.75 1245th 2379 47.7%
2015 47.06 1172nd 2477 52.7%
2016 45.58 1232nd 2497 50.7%
2017 43.25 1301st 2508 48.1%
2018 45.69 1202nd 2480 51.5%
2019 34.65 1633rd 2715 39.9%
2021 32.98 583rd 894 34.8%
2022 38.75 1502nd 2740 45.2%
2023 50.59 1144th 2788 59.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lyman Gilmore Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 73.32 229th 1532 85.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lyman Gilmore Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.98 1140th 2230 48.9%
2019 32.01 1594th 2369 32.7%
2021 29.79 530th 721 26.5%
2022 40.86 1308th 2458 46.8%
2023 59.71 752nd 2535 70.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Lyman Gilmore Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.60 1102nd 2262 51.3%
2019 33.32 1502nd 2380 36.9%
2021 31.59 498th 738 32.5%
2022 42.59 1257th 2509 49.9%
2023 43.85 1218th 2535 52.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Lyman Gilmore Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.39 595th 1369 56.5%
2019 43.22 688th 1491 53.9%
2021 40.28 179th 354 49.4%
2022 47.21 610th 1531 60.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Lyman Gilmore Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.29 1161st 2273 48.9%
2019 35.32 1451st 2407 39.7%
2021 35.09 465th 763 39.1%
2022 36.23 1450th 2527 42.6%
2023 55.10 929th 2546 63.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lyman Gilmore Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.99 1336th 2072 35.5%
2019 19.87 1894th 2213 14.4%
2022 35.79 1440th 2359 39.0%
2023 32.98 1509th 2379 36.6%
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Rank History for White students at Lyman Gilmore Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.14 1082nd 1496 27.7%
2019 20.34 1301st 1602 18.8%
2022 20.56 1271st 1555 18.3%
2023 34.81 997th 1549 35.6%
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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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by a parent
Saturday, May 24, 2014

Open Quote Excellent and not... The good teachers are GREAT! The bad teachers are clearly coasting until they retire :( Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Open Quote Awesome School. My kids go to Gilmore and have received the best solid curriculum, arts and sports experience that they could have had. Their arts teachers are amazing and they have some of the highest science scores in the county! Awesome clubs and atmosphere here. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lyman Gilmore Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 531 1 8 14 10 n/a n/a 0 564
1989 574 3 6 5 6 n/a n/a 0 594
1990 641 1 7 11 4 n/a n/a 0 664
1991 709 3 10 19 9 n/a n/a 0 750
1992 716 2 10 15 3 n/a n/a 0 746
1993 741 3 6 29 14 n/a n/a 0 793
1994 741 0 10 23 14 n/a n/a 0 788
1995 743 2 8 19 15 n/a n/a 0 787
1996 743 2 8 19 15 n/a n/a 0 787
1997 669 4 13 25 13 n/a n/a 0 724
1998 656 5 14 33 12 n/a n/a 0 720
1999 612 5 18 33 15 n/a n/a 0 683
2000 576 3 15 34 18 n/a n/a 0 646
2001 621 2 11 22 11 n/a n/a 2 669
2002 581 7 10 56 11 n/a n/a 6 671
2003 581 7 10 56 11 n/a n/a 6 671
2004 539 8 11 48 14 n/a n/a 8 628
2005 474 5 7 49 18 n/a n/a 0 553
2006 441 4 9 51 14 n/a n/a 0 519
2007 429 3 8 49 12 n/a n/a 2 503
2008 444 6 8 48 19 n/a n/a 0 525
2009 426 9 7 50 20 1 5 0 518
2010 402 13 9 52 15 3 5 0 499
2011 404 13 10 55 10 3 6 0 501
2012 347 12 7 46 9 3 35 0 459
2013 385 9 10 69 15 1 51 0 540
2014 367 8 16 74 18 1 25 0 509
2015 366 6 14 83 15 1 36 0 521
2016 362 4 9 94 12 0 46 0 527
2017 336 11 7 101 28 1 13 0 497
2018 370 2 6 105 13 0 10 0 506
2019 398 5 8 119 11 2 11 0 554
2020 393 6 10 119 11 1 15 0 555
2021 378 2 8 124 7 3 17 0 539
2022 333 4 9 125 10 1 16 0 498
2023 298 3 14 119 9 1 17 0 461

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

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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 Lyman Gilmore Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 564 26.8 21.0 n/a
1989 594 29.3 20.2 n/a
1990 664 32.9 20.1 n/a
1991 750 35.8 20.9 n/a
1992 746 36.4 20.4 25.9
1993 793 35.5 22.3 28.1
1994 788 37.5 21.0 30.2
1995 787 37.0 21.3 34.8
1996 787 37.0 21.3 34.8
1997 724 35.5 20.4 39.1
1998 720 35.0 20.6 42.8
1999 683 34.9 19.6 34.8
2000 646 34.5 18.7 35.1
2001 669 33.1 20.2 35.2
2002 671 32.8 20.5 31.1
2003 671 32.8 20.5 31.1
2004 628 31.0 20.3 37.4
2005 553 28.5 19.4 39.4
2006 519 26.9 19.3 41.4
2007 503 26.4 19.1 42.3
2008 525 29.0 18.1 46.7
2009 518 24.5 18.8 49.4
2010 499 24.8 20.1 59.7
2011 501 n/a n/a 50.5
2012 459 24.7 18.5 62.5
2013 540 28.8 18.7 58
2014 509 28.2 18.0 57.4
2015 521 31.0 16.8 63.7
2016 527 32.0 16.4 65.5
2017 497 30.9 16.0 66.2
2018 506 27.0 18.7 71.3
2019 554 31.3 17.6 72.7
2020 555 n/a n/a 68.6
2021 539 28.4 18.9 73.1
2022 498 30.0 16.6 61.6
2023 461 27.6 16.6 70.7

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 Lyman Gilmore Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 564 26.8 21.0 n/a
1989 594 29.3 20.2 n/a
1990 664 32.9 20.1 n/a
1991 750 35.8 20.9 n/a
1992 746 36.4 20.4 25.9
1993 793 35.5 22.3 28.1
1994 788 37.5 21.0 30.2
1995 787 37.0 21.3 34.8
1996 787 37.0 21.3 34.8
1997 724 35.5 20.4 39.1
1998 720 35.0 20.6 42.8
1999 683 34.9 19.6 34.8
2000 646 34.5 18.7 35.1
2001 669 33.1 20.2 35.2
2002 671 32.8 20.5 31.1
2003 671 32.8 20.5 31.1
2004 628 31.0 20.3 37.4
2005 553 28.5 19.4 39.4
2006 519 26.9 19.3 41.4
2007 503 26.4 19.1 42.3
2008 525 29.0 18.1 46.7
2009 518 24.5 18.8 49.4
2010 499 24.8 20.1 59.7
2011 501 n/a n/a 50.5
2012 459 24.7 18.5 62.5
2013 540 28.8 18.7 58
2014 509 28.2 18.0 57.4
2015 521 31.0 16.8 63.7
2016 527 32.0 16.4 65.5
2017 497 30.9 16.0 66.2
2018 506 27.0 18.7 71.3
2019 554 31.3 17.6 72.7
2020 555 n/a n/a 68.6
2021 539 28.4 18.9 73.1
2022 498 30.0 16.6 61.6
2023 461 27.6 16.6 70.7

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 Lyman Gilmore Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,790

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lyman Gilmore Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1633rd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1144th of 2788 Middle schools
 19.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lyman Gilmore Middle)43.131.4
 11.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Grass Valley Elementary)48.334.7
 13.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Lyman Gilmore Middle)27.915.7
 12.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Grass Valley Elementary)33.723.3
 10.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Lyman Gilmore Middle)26.120.8
 5.3%
   5th Grade Science (Grass Valley Elementary)33.828
 5.8%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lyman Gilmore Middle)38.437
 1.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Grass Valley Elementary)42.539.6
 2.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Lyman Gilmore Middle)32.830.7
 2.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Grass Valley Elementary)2935.2
 6.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lyman Gilmore Middle)4642.6
 3.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Grass Valley Elementary)51.147.3
 3.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Lyman Gilmore Middle)40.522.8
 17.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Grass Valley Elementary)39.627.4
 12.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lyman Gilmore Middle)33.348.4
 15%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Grass Valley Elementary)38.153.7
 15.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Lyman Gilmore Middle)2633.1
 7.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Grass Valley Elementary)25.735
 9.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Lyman Gilmore Middle)14.432.8
 18.4%
   8th Grade Science (Grass Valley Elementary)19.635.6
 16.1%
   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 Students554461
 16.8%
African American53
 40%
American Indian119
 18.2%
Asian814
 75%
Hispanic119119
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White398298
 25.1%
Two or More Races1117
 54.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients72.7%70.7%
 2%


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Lyman Gilmore Middle ranks 1146th of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Lyman Gilmore Middle usually go on to attend Nevada Union High

In the 2022-23 school year, 461 students attended Lyman Gilmore Middle.

Students at Lyman Gilmore Middle are 65% White, 26% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 3% Asian, 2% American Indian.


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