Rancho Cucamonga Middle

Summary:

Rancho Cucamonga Middle is a public middle school serving grades 6-8 in Rancho Cucamonga, California, which is part of the Central Elementary School District. The school has a diverse student population, with a majority Hispanic enrollment and significant African American, White, and Asian representation.

Academically, Rancho Cucamonga Middle has consistently underperformed compared to the state and nearby schools like Alta Loma Junior High, Vineyard Junior High, and Pioneer Junior High. The school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics are significantly lower than state averages. Additionally, Rancho Cucamonga Middle has experienced a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 9.7% in 2018-2019 to 27.7% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than nearby schools.

The school's performance data also reveals significant racial disparities, with African American students performing relatively well compared to their peers in the state, while White, Hispanic, and English Language Learner students struggle. Furthermore, Rancho Cucamonga Middle has a high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 63.52% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, which may be a contributing factor to its academic challenges. The school's overall performance has declined over the years, suggesting the need for a comprehensive review and implementation of effective strategies to improve educational outcomes for all students.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 10022 Feron Blvd.
       Rancho Cucamonga, CA  91730-5233


(909) 980-0969

District: Cucamonga Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
1878th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,595 Help


Students who attend Rancho Cucamonga Middle usually attend:

High:    Colony High

Feeder schools for Rancho Cucamonga Middle:

Elementary:    Cucamonga Elementary
    Los Amigos Elementary
    Ontario Center

Student/teacher ratio:  16.4 Help
Number of students:  732

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
66.9%
African American:
17.9%
White:
6.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Rancho Cucamonga Middle ranks worse than 67.1% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.41. (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: Hispanic (66.9%), African American (17.9%), White (6.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 63.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rancho Cucamonga Middle is 16.4. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Rancho Cucamonga Middle is $7,595.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Rancho Cucamonga Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Rancho Cucamonga Middle 1878th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Rancho Cucamonga Middle in the ranking list.)

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Cucamonga Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Cucamonga Elementary 1356th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Rancho Cucamonga Middle

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Rank History for all students at Rancho Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 45.97 862nd 1769 51.3%
2005 53.46 730th 1777 58.9%
2006 42.58 952nd 1804 47.2%
2007 46.65 965th 1999 51.7%
2008 51.48 890th 2005 55.6%
2009 44.05 1104th 2063 46.5%
2010 56.16 882nd 2179 59.5%
2011 51.68 1048th 2236 53.1%
2012 55.78 923rd 2259 59.1%
2013 52.88 1081st 2379 54.6%
2015 29.84 1634th 2477 34.0%
2016 39.47 1375th 2497 44.9%
2017 43.78 1286th 2508 48.7%
2018 39.68 1369th 2480 44.8%
2019 44.08 1322nd 2715 51.3%
2022 34.69 1627th 2740 40.6%
2023 28.41 1876th 2788 32.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Rancho Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.00 674th 1364 50.6%
2019 45.29 535th 1442 62.9%
2022 49.73 477th 1540 69.0%
2023 22.30 1512th 1523 0.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Rancho Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 27.97 1143rd 1532 25.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rancho Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.55 1122nd 2230 49.7%
2019 54.62 890th 2369 62.4%
2022 44.26 1190th 2458 51.6%
2023 33.69 1608th 2535 36.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Rancho Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.93 1298th 2262 42.6%
2019 46.79 1139th 2380 52.1%
2022 39.05 1378th 2509 45.1%
2023 33.54 1524th 2535 39.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Rancho Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.37 714th 1369 47.8%
2019 42.33 702nd 1491 52.9%
2022 42.56 698th 1531 54.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Rancho Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.20 1307th 2273 42.5%
2019 40.71 1287th 2407 46.5%
2022 31.65 1596th 2527 36.8%
2023 24.79 1871st 2546 26.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Rancho Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.90 213th 600 64.5%
2019 60.97 216th 643 66.4%
2022 50.32 263rd 637 58.7%
2023 52.25 245th 609 59.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Rancho Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.80 943rd 2072 54.5%
2019 54.43 824th 2213 62.8%
2022 43.09 1184th 2359 49.8%
2023 32.84 1518th 2379 36.2%
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Rank History for White students at Rancho Cucamonga Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.50 1038th 1496 30.6%
2019 26.40 1193rd 1602 25.5%
2022 41.83 888th 1555 42.9%
2023 14.65 1343rd 1549 13.3%
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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 Rancho Cucamonga Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 140 33 13 136 10 n/a n/a 0 332
1989 120 58 15 136 4 n/a n/a 0 333
1990 118 70 13 137 5 n/a n/a 0 343
1991 126 51 19 163 2 n/a n/a 0 361
1992 124 68 17 156 1 n/a n/a 0 366
1993 117 62 22 209 1 n/a n/a 0 411
1994 141 81 21 268 1 n/a n/a 0 512
1995 183 125 23 368 9 n/a n/a 0 708
1996 183 125 23 368 9 n/a n/a 0 708
1997 185 129 36 398 3 n/a n/a 0 751
1998 153 136 24 408 4 n/a n/a 0 725
1999 149 167 36 415 2 n/a n/a 0 769
2000 143 150 41 442 2 n/a n/a 0 778
2001 139 164 41 467 1 n/a n/a 6 818
2002 141 168 45 508 4 n/a n/a 4 870
2003 141 168 45 508 4 n/a n/a 4 870
2004 132 171 37 534 7 n/a n/a 8 889
2005 134 142 46 531 3 n/a n/a 16 872
2006 109 133 52 580 5 n/a n/a 23 902
2007 97 122 52 555 2 n/a n/a 36 864
2008 94 129 53 585 2 n/a n/a 0 863
2009 79 127 55 562 0 7 42 0 872
2010 58 88 50 409 2 5 10 0 622
2011 76 128 69 575 1 11 15 0 875
2012 83 140 64 586 1 6 9 0 889
2013 82 127 63 531 0 8 11 0 822
2014 76 120 52 521 3 6 7 0 785
2015 63 123 55 508 1 9 9 0 768
2016 63 128 52 520 3 6 13 0 785
2017 56 115 48 531 3 2 14 0 769
2018 56 110 48 526 2 1 19 0 762
2019 59 110 56 529 1 2 8 0 765
2020 72 108 55 545 2 4 13 0 799
2021 67 121 39 508 4 3 9 0 751
2022 54 139 32 520 5 4 13 0 767
2023 50 131 36 490 3 4 17 1 732

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 Rancho Cucamonga Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 332 13.9 23.8 n/a
1989 333 13.7 24.3 n/a
1990 343 12.9 26.5 n/a
1991 361 15.4 23.4 n/a
1992 366 15.6 23.4 24
1993 411 18.8 21.9 34.8
1994 512 21.0 24.4 34.6
1995 708 28.8 24.6 29
1996 708 28.8 24.6 29
1997 751 32.0 23.5 63.1
1998 725 32.6 22.2 60.3
1999 769 36.1 21.3 84.7
2000 778 34.8 22.4 83.4
2001 818 35.8 22.8 69.2
2002 870 34.0 25.6 64
2003 870 34.0 25.6 64
2004 889 36.0 24.7 70.9
2005 872 37.0 23.6 68.7
2006 902 38.0 23.7 52.9
2007 864 37.0 23.4 76.1
2008 863 42.7 20.2 75.3
2009 872 38.8 20.5 73.4
2010 622 39.0 15.9 99.5
2011 875 n/a n/a 71.2
2012 889 37.5 23.7 n/a
2013 822 38.5 21.3 79.8
2014 785 36.1 21.7 61.1
2015 768 38.0 20.2 77
2016 785 39.0 20.1 76.6
2017 769 38.0 20.1 72.2
2018 762 39.0 19.5 73
2019 765 39.0 19.6 69.9
2020 799 n/a n/a 69.6
2021 751 38.6 19.4 64
2022 767 44.0 17.4 73.4
2023 732 44.5 16.4 63.5

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 Rancho Cucamonga Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 332 13.9 23.8 n/a
1989 333 13.7 24.3 n/a
1990 343 12.9 26.5 n/a
1991 361 15.4 23.4 n/a
1992 366 15.6 23.4 24
1993 411 18.8 21.9 34.8
1994 512 21.0 24.4 34.6
1995 708 28.8 24.6 29
1996 708 28.8 24.6 29
1997 751 32.0 23.5 63.1
1998 725 32.6 22.2 60.3
1999 769 36.1 21.3 84.7
2000 778 34.8 22.4 83.4
2001 818 35.8 22.8 69.2
2002 870 34.0 25.6 64
2003 870 34.0 25.6 64
2004 889 36.0 24.7 70.9
2005 872 37.0 23.6 68.7
2006 902 38.0 23.7 52.9
2007 864 37.0 23.4 76.1
2008 863 42.7 20.2 75.3
2009 872 38.8 20.5 73.4
2010 622 39.0 15.9 99.5
2011 875 n/a n/a 71.2
2012 889 37.5 23.7 n/a
2013 822 38.5 21.3 79.8
2014 785 36.1 21.7 61.1
2015 768 38.0 20.2 77
2016 785 39.0 20.1 76.6
2017 769 38.0 20.1 72.2
2018 762 39.0 19.5 73
2019 765 39.0 19.6 69.9
2020 799 n/a n/a 69.6
2021 751 38.6 19.4 64
2022 767 44.0 17.4 73.4
2023 732 44.5 16.4 63.5

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 Rancho Cucamonga Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,595

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Rancho Cucamonga 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 1322nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1876th of 2788 Middle schools
 18.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rancho Cucamonga Middle)3027.1
 2.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cucamonga Elementary)3027.1
 2.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Rancho Cucamonga Middle)1617
 1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Cucamonga Elementary)1617
 1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rancho Cucamonga Middle)53.241.3
 11.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cucamonga Elementary)53.241.3
 11.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Rancho Cucamonga Middle)30.417.9
 12.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Cucamonga Elementary)30.417.9
 12.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rancho Cucamonga Middle)53.532.5
 21%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cucamonga Elementary)53.532.5
 21%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Rancho Cucamonga Middle)40.413.3
 27.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Cucamonga Elementary)40.413.3
 27.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Rancho Cucamonga Middle)34.119
 15.1%
   8th Grade Science (Cucamonga Elementary)34.119
 15.1%
   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 Students765732
 4.3%
African American110131
 19.1%
American Indian13
 200%
Asian5636
 35.7%
Hispanic529490
 7.4%
Pacific Islander24
 100%
White5950
 15.3%
Two or More Races817
 112.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients69.9%63.5%
 6.4%


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Rancho Cucamonga Middle ranks 1878th of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 732 students attended Rancho Cucamonga Middle.

Students who attend Rancho Cucamonga Middle usually go on to attend Colony High

Students at Rancho Cucamonga Middle are 67% Hispanic, 18% African American, 7% White, 5% Asian, 2% Two or more races.


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