Ardis G. Egan Junior High

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Ardis G. Egan Junior High is a public middle school located in Los Altos, California, serving grades 7-8 with a student population of 497. This exceptional school is part of the Los Altos Elementary School District, which is ranked 20th out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Ardis G. Egan Junior High consistently ranks among the top middle schools in California, with a statewide ranking between 17th and 32nd out of over 2,700 middle schools in the state over the past decade. The school's students perform exceptionally well on standardized tests, with 84.69% proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy and 77.55% proficient or better in Mathematics for the 2022-2023 school year, significantly higher than the state averages of 46.66% and 34.62%, respectively. Additionally, the school has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 36.22% White, 37.42% Asian, 13.28% Hispanic, and 11.87% two or more races, and maintains a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 3.1% in 2020-2021 to 11.9% in 2022-2023, which is lower than the state average.

Ardis G. Egan Junior High excels in supporting various student subgroups, ranking among the top 30 middle schools in California for female, male, Asian, White, and disabled students, as well as for English Language Learners and students with special education needs. The school consistently outperforms nearby schools, such as Georgina P. Blach Junior High (also in the Los Altos Elementary School District) and schools in the Cupertino Union, Menlo Park City, Mountain View Whisman, and Palo Alto Unified school districts. This level of consistent excellence is a testament to the school's commitment to providing a high-quality education for all its students.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 100 W. Portola Ave.
       Los Altos, CA  94022-1210


(650) 917-2200

District: Los Altos Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
32nd of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,754 Help


Students who attend Ardis G. Egan Junior High usually attend:

High:    Los Altos High

Feeder schools for Ardis G. Egan Junior High:

Elementary:    Almond Elementary
    Gardner Bullis Elementary
    Santa Rita Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  19.2 Help
Number of students:  497

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
37.4%
White:
36.2%
Hispanic:
13.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9.7% Help


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Compare Details Ardis G. Egan Junior High ranks better than 98.9% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.68. (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 Ardis G. Egan Junior High is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (37.4%), White (36.2%), Hispanic (13.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ardis G. Egan Junior High is 19.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ardis G. Egan Junior High is $14,754.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ardis G. Egan Junior High:

SchoolDigger ranks Ardis G. Egan Junior High 32nd of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Ardis G. Egan Junior High in the ranking list.)

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Los Altos Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Los Altos Elementary 20th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ardis G. Egan Junior High

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Rank History for all students at Ardis G. Egan Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 98.86 7th 1769 99.6%
2005 98.65 5th 1777 99.7%
2006 94.81 43rd 1804 97.6%
2007 90.19 120th 1999 94.0%
2008 91.76 80th 2005 96.0%
2009 83.77 222nd 2063 89.2%
2010 87.39 145th 2179 93.3%
2011 88.65 123rd 2236 94.5%
2012 89.45 95th 2259 95.8%
2013 87.46 134th 2379 94.4%
2015 98.25 17th 2477 99.3%
2016 97.78 19th 2497 99.2%
2017 98.64 20th 2508 99.2%
2018 98.08 22nd 2480 99.1%
2019 98.54 22nd 2715 99.2%
2022 98.99 23rd 2740 99.2%
2023 98.68 32nd 2788 98.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Ardis G. Egan Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.67 7th 462 98.5%
2019 92.60 10th 554 98.2%
2022 92.97 9th 665 98.6%
2023 85.96 59th 678 91.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ardis G. Egan Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.66 29th 1364 97.9%
2019 90.71 61st 1442 95.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ardis G. Egan Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 97.73 30th 1532 98.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ardis G. Egan Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.11 583rd 2230 73.9%
2019 75.64 386th 2369 83.7%
2022 78.25 331st 2458 86.5%
2023 84.22 260th 2535 89.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Ardis G. Egan Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.83 39th 2262 98.3%
2019 98.23 15th 2380 99.4%
2022 98.73 14th 2509 99.4%
2023 98.24 31st 2535 98.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Ardis G. Egan Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.76 8th 1369 99.4%
2019 98.16 26th 1491 98.3%
2022 93.80 60th 1531 96.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Ardis G. Egan Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.55 22nd 2273 99.0%
2019 98.47 29th 2407 98.8%
2022 99.01 25th 2527 99.0%
2023 98.67 31st 2546 98.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Ardis G. Egan Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.36 35th 700 95.0%
2019 88.44 15th 745 98.0%
2022 88.78 20th 733 97.3%
2023 88.41 16th 717 97.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ardis G. Egan Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.99 228th 2072 89.0%
2019 83.07 250th 2213 88.7%
2022 94.51 74th 2359 96.9%
2023 95.09 70th 2379 97.1%
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Rank History for White students at Ardis G. Egan Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.70 16th 1496 98.9%
2019 94.60 20th 1602 98.8%
2022 95.44 18th 1555 98.8%
2023 92.63 35th 1549 97.7%
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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 Ardis G. Egan Junior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 315 6 55 10 1 n/a n/a 0 387
1989 307 6 59 10 0 n/a n/a 0 382
1990 279 10 56 20 1 n/a n/a 0 366
1991 271 10 65 20 1 n/a n/a 0 367
1992 305 4 56 6 0 n/a n/a 0 371
1993 291 6 56 11 0 n/a n/a 0 364
1994 269 15 51 14 0 n/a n/a 0 349
1995 270 6 78 19 0 n/a n/a 0 373
1996 270 6 78 19 0 n/a n/a 0 373
1997 279 5 82 19 0 n/a n/a 0 385
1998 290 8 86 19 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1999 293 7 79 15 0 n/a n/a 4 398
2000 304 4 77 22 1 n/a n/a 6 414
2001 293 1 90 15 0 n/a n/a 0 399
2002 381 7 108 12 0 n/a n/a 0 508
2003 381 7 108 12 0 n/a n/a 0 508
2004 378 4 122 22 0 n/a n/a 0 526
2005 322 3 154 31 0 n/a n/a 5 515
2006 329 2 141 23 1 n/a n/a 14 510
2007 291 1 122 17 0 n/a n/a 81 512
2008 278 2 145 21 n/a n/a n/a 0 446
2009 286 1 153 26 0 2 71 0 539
2010 290 0 150 36 0 3 55 0 534
2011 292 2 142 45 0 2 54 0 537
2012 309 4 139 50 0 2 52 0 556
2013 269 4 142 52 0 3 50 0 520
2014 259 4 179 51 1 1 65 0 560
2015 293 1 189 52 2 0 82 0 619
2016 306 2 198 66 1 1 71 0 645
2017 304 3 226 64 2 1 58 0 658
2018 281 2 207 57 2 1 61 0 611
2019 264 2 203 56 0 1 59 0 585
2020 244 3 204 51 2 0 64 0 568
2021 232 2 180 48 3 1 80 0 546
2022 187 3 172 49 1 2 78 1 493
2023 180 3 186 66 1 1 59 1 497

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 Ardis G. Egan Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 387 19.7 19.6 n/a
1989 382 19.2 19.8 n/a
1990 366 19.5 18.7 n/a
1991 367 19.0 19.3 n/a
1992 371 19.3 19.2 1.9
1993 364 18.4 19.8 1.4
1994 349 18.8 18.6 3.4
1995 373 25.6 14.6 4
1996 373 25.6 14.6 4
1997 385 24.1 16.0 0.8
1998 403 22.5 17.9 2.2
1999 398 23.7 16.8 2.8
2000 414 24.2 17.1 3.4
2001 399 24.4 16.4 3.3
2002 508 23.8 21.3 1.6
2003 508 23.8 21.3 1.6
2004 526 27.8 18.9 2.9
2005 515 25.9 19.9 2.4
2006 510 25.4 20.1 3.2
2007 512 27.1 18.9 3.2
2008 446 29.5 15.1 3.1
2009 539 26.6 18.5 3.5
2010 534 26.4 20.1 3.6
2011 537 n/a n/a 2.8
2012 556 24.1 23.0 3.8
2013 520 24.5 21.1 6.3
2014 560 26.4 21.1 6.8
2015 619 29.0 21.3 7.3
2016 645 29.0 22.2 7
2017 658 32.6 20.1 7.1
2018 611 33.0 18.4 8
2019 585 31.9 18.3 7.2
2020 568 n/a n/a 8.5
2021 546 29.0 18.8 8.8
2022 493 28.5 17.2 8.3
2023 497 25.7 19.2 9.7

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 Ardis G. Egan Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 387 19.7 19.6 n/a
1989 382 19.2 19.8 n/a
1990 366 19.5 18.7 n/a
1991 367 19.0 19.3 n/a
1992 371 19.3 19.2 1.9
1993 364 18.4 19.8 1.4
1994 349 18.8 18.6 3.4
1995 373 25.6 14.6 4
1996 373 25.6 14.6 4
1997 385 24.1 16.0 0.8
1998 403 22.5 17.9 2.2
1999 398 23.7 16.8 2.8
2000 414 24.2 17.1 3.4
2001 399 24.4 16.4 3.3
2002 508 23.8 21.3 1.6
2003 508 23.8 21.3 1.6
2004 526 27.8 18.9 2.9
2005 515 25.9 19.9 2.4
2006 510 25.4 20.1 3.2
2007 512 27.1 18.9 3.2
2008 446 29.5 15.1 3.1
2009 539 26.6 18.5 3.5
2010 534 26.4 20.1 3.6
2011 537 n/a n/a 2.8
2012 556 24.1 23.0 3.8
2013 520 24.5 21.1 6.3
2014 560 26.4 21.1 6.8
2015 619 29.0 21.3 7.3
2016 645 29.0 22.2 7
2017 658 32.6 20.1 7.1
2018 611 33.0 18.4 8
2019 585 31.9 18.3 7.2
2020 568 n/a n/a 8.5
2021 546 29.0 18.8 8.8
2022 493 28.5 17.2 8.3
2023 497 25.7 19.2 9.7

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 Ardis G. Egan Junior High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $14,754

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ardis G. Egan Junior High

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 22nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 32nd of 2788 Middle schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ardis G. Egan Junior High)90.687.8
 2.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Altos Elementary)89.886.5
 3.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Ardis G. Egan Junior High)86.880.8
 6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Los Altos Elementary)8684.7
 1.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ardis G. Egan Junior High)87.281.3
 5.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Altos Elementary)8884.7
 3.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Ardis G. Egan Junior High)80.174
 6.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Los Altos Elementary)8378.5
 4.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Ardis G. Egan Junior High)75.674
 1.6%
   8th Grade Science (Los Altos Elementary)76.977.7
 0.8%
   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 Students585497
 15%
African American23
 50%
American Indian01
Asian203186
 8.4%
Hispanic5666
 17.9%
Pacific Islander11
White264180
 31.8%
Two or More Races5959
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.2%9.7%
 2.5%


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Students at Ardis G. Egan Junior High are 37% Asian, 36% White, 13% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races.

Yes! Ardis G. Egan Junior High is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 32nd of 2798 California middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 497 students attended Ardis G. Egan Junior High.

Students who attend Ardis G. Egan Junior High usually go on to attend Los Altos High


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