Bancroft Middle

Summary:

Bancroft Middle is a public middle school in Long Beach, California, serving 854 students in grades 6-8. It is part of the Long Beach Unified School District, which is ranked 649 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Bancroft Middle stands out for its diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Hispanic (51.76%) and Asian (15.11%) students compared to nearby schools. Academically, the school consistently performs above the Long Beach Unified and California state averages in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics proficiency, with its African American and Hispanic student subgroups ranking in the top 100 and top 609 California middle schools, respectively, in the 2022-2023 school year. However, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 9.5% in 2018-2019 to 24.4% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the nearby schools.

Compared to other middle schools in the area, such as Stanford Middle and Helen Keller Middle, Bancroft Middle generally outperforms them in academic proficiency, particularly in ELA. However, the school's higher percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds (46.02% receive free or reduced-price lunch) may contribute to the chronic absenteeism concerns, and the school may benefit from exploring strategies to support these students and address any barriers to learning.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 5301 East Centralia St.
       Long Beach, CA  90808-1432


(562) 425-7461

District: Long Beach Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
780th of 2,802 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,209 Help


Students who attend Bancroft Middle usually attend:

High:    Lakewood High

Feeder schools for Bancroft Middle:

Elementary:    Cleveland Elementary
    Gompers
    MacArthur Elementary
    Twain Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  23.9 Help
Number of students:  854

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
51.8%
Asian:
15.1%
African American:
12.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  46% Help


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Compare Details Bancroft Middle ranks better than 72.2% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 5th among 15 ranked middle schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 64.93. (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 Student population at Bancroft Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (51.8%), Asian (15.1%), African American (12.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 46% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bancroft Middle is 23.9. 8 middle schools in the Long Beach Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bancroft Middle is $8,209, which is the 3rd highest among 15 middle schools in the Long Beach Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bancroft Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Bancroft Middle 780th of 2802 California public middle schools. (See Bancroft Middle in the ranking list.)

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Long Beach Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Long Beach Unified 650th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bancroft Middle

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Rank History for all students at Bancroft Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 66.57 495th 1769 72.0%
2005 71.62 415th 1777 76.6%
2006 71.15 441st 1804 75.6%
2007 69.90 486th 1999 75.7%
2008 72.94 429th 2005 78.6%
2009 75.95 376th 2063 81.8%
2010 75.68 409th 2179 81.2%
2011 71.96 491st 2236 78.0%
2012 68.29 615th 2259 72.8%
2013 65.16 736th 2379 69.1%
2015 62.03 823rd 2477 66.8%
2016 60.71 857th 2497 65.7%
2017 66.48 747th 2508 70.2%
2018 64.12 761st 2480 69.3%
2019 71.04 669th 2715 75.4%
2021 65.31 264th 894 70.5%
2022 65.63 767th 2740 72.0%
2023 64.93 780th 2802 72.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Bancroft Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 58.21 264th 554 52.3%
2022 55.67 291st 665 56.2%
2023 49.88 354th 678 47.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Bancroft Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.67 1020th 1364 25.2%
2022 55.12 370th 1540 76.0%
2023 69.97 176th 1529 88.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bancroft Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 52.30 511th 1538 66.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bancroft Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.85 535th 2230 76.0%
2019 75.55 390th 2369 83.5%
2021 68.89 159th 721 77.9%
2022 71.00 495th 2458 79.9%
2023 69.00 538th 2549 78.9%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Bancroft Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 82.16 29th 336 91.4%
2023 83.20 30th 321 90.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Bancroft Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.13 660th 2262 70.8%
2019 67.16 680th 2380 71.4%
2021 59.12 254th 738 65.6%
2022 62.14 775th 2509 69.1%
2023 63.87 741st 2547 70.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Bancroft Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.12 218th 1369 84.1%
2019 82.24 162nd 1491 89.1%
2021 67.35 65th 354 81.6%
2022 61.16 388th 1531 74.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Bancroft Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.75 757th 2273 66.7%
2019 72.29 574th 2407 76.2%
2021 69.82 191st 763 75.0%
2022 67.33 674th 2527 73.3%
2023 64.20 729th 2558 71.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Bancroft Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.82 440th 700 37.1%
2019 54.36 393rd 745 47.2%
2022 49.63 429th 733 41.5%
2023 47.57 442nd 718 38.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Bancroft Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.55 216th 600 64.0%
2019 52.33 266th 643 58.6%
2022 78.43 100th 637 84.3%
2023 77.33 97th 614 84.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Bancroft Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.89 390th 2072 81.2%
2019 80.37 301st 2213 86.4%
2022 67.57 556th 2359 76.4%
2023 65.99 610th 2391 74.5%
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Rank History for White students at Bancroft Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.20 680th 1496 54.5%
2019 59.75 638th 1602 60.2%
2022 67.95 460th 1555 70.4%
2023 62.30 545th 1552 64.9%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Bancroft Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 493 214 59 122 0 n/a n/a 0 888
1989 505 139 50 122 2 n/a n/a 0 818
1990 346 113 85 139 2 n/a n/a 0 685
1991 513 199 172 220 3 n/a n/a 0 1107
1992 511 146 250 243 6 n/a n/a 0 1156
1993 494 131 333 217 8 n/a n/a 0 1183
1994 474 126 348 190 9 n/a n/a 0 1147
1995 459 148 321 225 12 n/a n/a 0 1165
1996 459 148 321 225 12 n/a n/a 0 1165
1997 480 129 300 248 12 n/a n/a 0 1169
1998 520 141 306 242 9 n/a n/a 0 1218
1999 551 153 268 276 9 n/a n/a 0 1257
2000 587 150 267 282 7 n/a n/a 0 1293
2001 580 146 261 322 7 n/a n/a 0 1316
2002 596 150 277 397 3 n/a n/a 0 1423
2003 596 150 277 397 3 n/a n/a 0 1423
2004 585 171 261 492 3 n/a n/a 1 1513
2005 533 181 241 536 8 n/a n/a 3 1502
2006 488 174 224 538 4 n/a n/a 0 1428
2007 430 168 51 519 5 n/a n/a 173 1346
2008 369 159 209 524 1 n/a n/a 0 1262
2009 336 162 184 505 4 22 8 0 1221
2010 309 166 157 479 3 21 6 0 1141
2011 297 169 149 448 3 24 12 0 1102
2012 280 159 117 412 2 22 18 0 1010
2013 299 132 114 385 1 22 23 0 976
2014 311 135 115 428 1 19 27 0 1036
2015 281 138 112 424 0 16 34 0 1005
2016 214 136 104 450 0 12 49 0 965
2017 203 133 108 465 2 16 53 0 980
2018 204 114 99 458 1 13 61 0 950
2019 198 110 100 439 2 16 70 0 935
2020 171 114 109 418 1 15 67 0 895
2021 135 123 117 435 1 16 52 0 879
2022 108 113 134 483 0 11 55 0 904
2023 103 110 129 442 0 7 63 0 854

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 Bancroft Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 888 39.9 22.2 n/a
1989 818 32.5 25.1 n/a
1990 685 28.1 24.3 n/a
1991 1107 40.6 27.2 n/a
1992 1156 41.3 27.9 47.1
1993 1183 44.7 26.5 40
1994 1147 42.7 26.9 45.9
1995 1165 43.4 26.8 44.7
1996 1165 43.4 26.8 44.7
1997 1169 43.4 26.9 44.6
1998 1218 41.5 29.3 48
1999 1257 46.2 27.2 48.3
2000 1293 49.2 26.3 44.9
2001 1316 51.2 25.7 45
2002 1423 56.0 25.4 46.3
2003 1423 56.0 25.4 46.3
2004 1513 53.2 28.4 46.6
2005 1502 55.2 27.2 46.8
2006 1428 53.0 26.9 49.3
2007 1346 52.2 25.8 57
2008 1262 58.4 21.6 50.1
2009 1221 45.0 22.7 52
2010 1141 44.0 25.9 53.4
2011 1102 n/a n/a 54.1
2012 1010 33.8 29.8 n/a
2013 976 35.0 27.8 42.4
2014 1036 36.6 28.2 43.5
2015 1005 35.0 28.7 48.7
2016 965 35.0 27.5 50.6
2017 980 34.5 28.4 55.6
2018 950 32.5 29.2 52.6
2019 935 34.0 27.5 52.7
2020 895 n/a n/a 54.5
2021 879 32.9 26.7 53.5
2022 904 37.0 24.4 47.1
2023 854 35.5 23.9 46

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 Bancroft Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 888 39.9 22.2 n/a
1989 818 32.5 25.1 n/a
1990 685 28.1 24.3 n/a
1991 1107 40.6 27.2 n/a
1992 1156 41.3 27.9 47.1
1993 1183 44.7 26.5 40
1994 1147 42.7 26.9 45.9
1995 1165 43.4 26.8 44.7
1996 1165 43.4 26.8 44.7
1997 1169 43.4 26.9 44.6
1998 1218 41.5 29.3 48
1999 1257 46.2 27.2 48.3
2000 1293 49.2 26.3 44.9
2001 1316 51.2 25.7 45
2002 1423 56.0 25.4 46.3
2003 1423 56.0 25.4 46.3
2004 1513 53.2 28.4 46.6
2005 1502 55.2 27.2 46.8
2006 1428 53.0 26.9 49.3
2007 1346 52.2 25.8 57
2008 1262 58.4 21.6 50.1
2009 1221 45.0 22.7 52
2010 1141 44.0 25.9 53.4
2011 1102 n/a n/a 54.1
2012 1010 33.8 29.8 n/a
2013 976 35.0 27.8 42.4
2014 1036 36.6 28.2 43.5
2015 1005 35.0 28.7 48.7
2016 965 35.0 27.5 50.6
2017 980 34.5 28.4 55.6
2018 950 32.5 29.2 52.6
2019 935 34.0 27.5 52.7
2020 895 n/a n/a 54.5
2021 879 32.9 26.7 53.5
2022 904 37.0 24.4 47.1
2023 854 35.5 23.9 46

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 Bancroft Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,209

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bancroft Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 669th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 780th of 2802 Middle schools
 3.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bancroft Middle)57.948.9
 9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)50.744.1
 6.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Bancroft Middle)48.439.3
 9.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)45.933.3
 12.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bancroft Middle)65.460.2
 5.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)55.249.5
 5.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Bancroft Middle)49.138.7
 10.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)44.332.5
 11.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bancroft Middle)67.455.3
 12%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)52.546.9
 5.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Bancroft Middle)43.236.1
 7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)41.828.1
 13.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Bancroft Middle)29.625.1
 4.5%
   8th Grade Science (Long Beach Unified)28.223
 5.2%
   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 Students935854
 8.7%
African American110110
American Indian20
 100%
Asian100129
 29%
Hispanic439442
 0.7%
Pacific Islander167
 56.3%
White198103
 48%
Two or More Races7063
 10%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients52.7%46%
 6.7%


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Bancroft Middle ranks 780th of 2802 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Bancroft Middle usually go on to attend Lakewood High

In the 2022-23 school year, 854 students attended Bancroft Middle.

Students at Bancroft Middle are 52% Hispanic, 15% Asian, 13% African American, 12% White, 7% Two or more races.


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