La Mesa Arts Academy

Public 4-8

 4200 Parks Ave.
       La Mesa, CA  91942-6212


(619) 668-5730

District: La Mesa-Spring Valley

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,138 Help

Students who attend La Mesa Arts Academy usually attend:

High:    Mount Miguel High

Feeder schools for La Mesa Arts Academy:

Elementary:    La Mesa Dale Elementary
    Lemon Avenue Elementary
    Rolando Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  24.4
Number of students:  1,092

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.2%
Hispanic:
32.4%
Two or more races:
10.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.8%

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Compare Details La Mesa Arts Academy is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.91. (See more...)
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Compare Details La Mesa Arts Academy is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.1. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details La Mesa Arts Academy has the largest middle school student body size in the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. Racial makeup is: White (48.2%), Hispanic (32.4%), two or more races (10.3%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at La Mesa Arts Academy is 24.4. 3 middle schools in the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare La Mesa Arts Academy employs 44.7 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at La Mesa Arts Academy is $6,138. 2 middle schools in the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District spend more per student.
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Rank History for La Mesa Arts Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2011 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2012 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2013 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2015 87.69 743rd 5611 86.8%
2016 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2017 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2018 78.09 1221st 5662 78.4%
2019 88.91 710th 5789 87.7%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for La Mesa Arts Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 56.90 642nd 1769 63.7%
2005 59.25 624th 1777 64.9%
2006 57.97 670th 1804 62.9%
2007 52.76 837th 1999 58.1%
2008 54.32 830th 2005 58.6%
2009 56.42 828th 2063 59.9%
2010 58.07 835th 2179 61.7%
2011 51.76 1043rd 2236 53.4%
2012 74.17 472nd 2259 79.1%
2013 66.60 692nd 2379 70.9%
2015 77.50 479th 2477 80.7%
2016 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2017 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2018 82.55 397th 2480 84.0%
2019 87.10 327th 2715 88.0%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, December 30, 2018

Open Quote My student enrolled in 7th grade after moving to the area. He was welcomed easily and completely among the student body, making the transition relatively painless. I have been impressed with the school's ability to provide a strong academic foundation, experience and opportunity in the arts, and a very inclusive social structure. Strong parent support and committed leadership make LMAAC a very good school. I look forward to my second child starting fourth grade at LMAAC when the time comes. Close Quote



Enrollment information for La Mesa Arts Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 748 36 47 123 4 n/a n/a 0 958
1989 776 44 56 121 4 n/a n/a 0 1001
1990 789 49 56 140 4 n/a n/a 0 1038
1991 826 65 53 138 7 n/a n/a 0 1089
1992 849 80 62 167 9 n/a n/a 0 1167
1993 833 65 62 161 6 n/a n/a 0 1127
1994 860 97 56 196 4 n/a n/a 0 1213
1995 783 130 75 245 4 n/a n/a 0 1237
1996 783 130 75 245 4 n/a n/a 0 1237
1997 747 122 98 242 4 n/a n/a 0 1213
1998 694 142 88 270 6 n/a n/a 0 1200
1999 674 136 106 267 10 n/a n/a 1 1194
2000 661 146 88 257 17 n/a n/a 34 1203
2001 665 123 86 266 19 n/a n/a 49 1208
2002 618 112 87 306 20 n/a n/a 52 1195
2003 618 112 87 306 20 n/a n/a 52 1195
2004 638 133 84 337 15 n/a n/a 91 1298
2005 573 130 76 374 15 n/a n/a 83 1251
2006 520 158 89 392 17 n/a n/a 70 1246
2007 454 161 99 435 18 n/a n/a 79 1246
2008 420 164 89 424 17 n/a n/a 0 1114
2009 421 154 79 427 12 9 83 0 1185
2010 399 171 78 409 13 7 23 0 1100
2011 335 159 82 411 6 5 31 0 1029
2012 211 110 56 293 5 5 17 0 697
2013 186 95 50 250 1 7 39 0 628
2014 149 85 41 258 0 3 48 0 584
2015 347 96 53 383 2 1 68 0 950
2016 434 93 55 399 2 3 96 0 1082
2017 498 86 57 342 1 4 85 0 1073
2018 552 59 63 335 0 5 88 0 1102
2019 542 53 54 338 0 5 93 0 1085
2020 533 55 44 342 1 3 109 0 1087
2021 526 54 44 354 1 1 112 0 1092

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at La Mesa Arts Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 958 37.9 25.2 n/a
1989 1001 42.6 23.4 n/a
1990 1038 43.6 23.8 n/a
1991 1089 45.5 23.9 n/a
1992 1167 46.2 25.2 27.2
1993 1127 44.1 25.6 0
1994 1213 49.0 24.8 30.5
1995 1237 49.6 24.9 38.3
1996 1237 49.6 24.9 38.3
1997 1213 52.1 23.3 38.3
1998 1200 50.7 23.7 36.3
1999 1194 50.1 23.8 35.7
2000 1203 49.2 24.5 35.4
2001 1208 49.2 24.6 34.7
2002 1195 48.8 24.5 33.2
2003 1195 48.8 24.5 33.2
2004 1298 48.9 26.5 36
2005 1251 51.3 24.4 43.8
2006 1246 51.7 24.1 48.5
2007 1246 52.4 23.8 48.4
2008 1114 65.1 17.1 64.6
2009 1185 53.6 18.1 46
2010 1100 45.6 24.1 45.9
2011 1029 n/a n/a 51.5
2012 697 25.7 27.0 n/a
2013 628 27.2 23.0 54.6
2014 584 23.2 25.1 59.6
2015 950 34.0 27.9 48.4
2016 1082 42.0 25.7 45.2
2017 1073 40.5 26.4 36.4
2018 1102 42.6 25.8 36.1
2019 1085 42.6 25.4 35.3
2020 1087 n/a n/a 35.2
2021 1092 44.7 24.4 31.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio La Mesa Arts Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 958 37.9 25.2 n/a
1989 1001 42.6 23.4 n/a
1990 1038 43.6 23.8 n/a
1991 1089 45.5 23.9 n/a
1992 1167 46.2 25.2 27.2
1993 1127 44.1 25.6 0
1994 1213 49.0 24.8 30.5
1995 1237 49.6 24.9 38.3
1996 1237 49.6 24.9 38.3
1997 1213 52.1 23.3 38.3
1998 1200 50.7 23.7 36.3
1999 1194 50.1 23.8 35.7
2000 1203 49.2 24.5 35.4
2001 1208 49.2 24.6 34.7
2002 1195 48.8 24.5 33.2
2003 1195 48.8 24.5 33.2
2004 1298 48.9 26.5 36
2005 1251 51.3 24.4 43.8
2006 1246 51.7 24.1 48.5
2007 1246 52.4 23.8 48.4
2008 1114 65.1 17.1 64.6
2009 1185 53.6 18.1 46
2010 1100 45.6 24.1 45.9
2011 1029 n/a n/a 51.5
2012 697 25.7 27.0 n/a
2013 628 27.2 23.0 54.6
2014 584 23.2 25.1 59.6
2015 950 34.0 27.9 48.4
2016 1082 42.0 25.7 45.2
2017 1073 40.5 26.4 36.4
2018 1102 42.6 25.8 36.1
2019 1085 42.6 25.4 35.3
2020 1087 n/a n/a 35.2
2021 1092 44.7 24.4 31.8

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for La Mesa Arts Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,138

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

Impact of COVID-19 on La Mesa Arts Academy

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.

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students10851092
 0.6%
African American5354
 1.9%
American Indian01
Asian5444
 18.5%
Hispanic338354
 4.7%
Pacific Islander51
 80%
Two or More Races93112
 20.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients35.3%31.8%
 3.5%




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