Walter Colton

Public 6-8

 100 Toda Vista Dr.
       Monterey, CA  93940-4237


(831) 649-1951

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District: Monterey Peninsula Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1913th of 2,715 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,780 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  21.4
Number of students:  569

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
58.9%
White:
25.0%
Asian:
7.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65%

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Compare Details Walter Colton ranks worse than 70.5% of middle schools in California. It also ranks first among 3 ranked middle schools in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.08. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (58.9%), White (25%), Asian (7.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 65% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Walter Colton is 21.4. 2 middle schools in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Walter Colton is $5,780, which is the highest among 4 middle schools in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Walter Colton:

SchoolDigger ranks Walter Colton 1913th of 2715 California public middle schools. (See Walter Colton in the ranking list.)

Monterey Peninsula Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Monterey Peninsula Unified 1102nd of 1525 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Walter Colton

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 58.76 608th 1769 65.6%
2005 76.87 333rd 1777 81.3%
2006 74.00 392nd 1804 78.3%
2007 69.78 489th 1999 75.5%
2008 73.10 424th 2005 78.9%
2009 63.67 668th 2063 67.6%
2010 63.21 702nd 2179 67.8%
2011 45.48 1215th 2236 45.7%
2012 48.32 1137th 2259 49.7%
2013 44.77 1299th 2379 45.4%
2015 32.64 1549th 2477 37.5%
2016 31.01 1616th 2497 35.3%
2017 21.68 1973rd 2508 21.3%
2018 18.88 2053rd 2480 17.2%
2019 27.08 1913th 2715 29.5%

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

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by a parent
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Open Quote The second grade classroom my daughter attends is out of control. Every time I visit the classroom or pick her up from school the atmosphere is disorganized and chaotic. I don’t know how my daughter is going to learn anything in a class of 27 students where a significant amount of energy and school resources are spent on “English Learners” (kids that don’t speak English). From basic instruction to the Pledge of Allegiance half the class seems to be taught in Spanish. It’s bad enough that the class size is so large (up from 16 students per second grade class in 2009-2010) but with so many English Learners, and instruction in a foreign language, how is my daughter going to learn anything (except how to speak Spanish). Furthermore, according to the schools owns data (School Accountability Report Card, 2009-2010) Walter Colton School only spends 50% of what other schools in this district spend per student and less than 50% per student state wide. Of that money less than 1% is spent on books and supplies and over 99% is spent on teacher and staff salaries as well as benefit packages. What is going on here? Close Quote



Enrollment information for Walter Colton

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 420 68 69 45 3 n/a n/a 0 605
1989 423 69 107 78 1 n/a n/a 0 678
1990 426 85 113 126 4 n/a n/a 0 754
1991 452 92 126 144 7 n/a n/a 0 821
1992 523 81 135 144 5 n/a n/a 0 888
1993 518 72 119 78 6 n/a n/a 0 793
1994 460 63 113 93 2 n/a n/a 0 731
1995 441 66 107 115 5 n/a n/a 0 734
1996 441 66 107 115 5 n/a n/a 0 734
1997 478 54 83 121 6 n/a n/a 0 742
1998 475 48 91 121 8 n/a n/a 0 743
1999 470 50 82 133 8 n/a n/a 0 743
2000 463 52 92 144 6 n/a n/a 0 757
2001 434 44 87 161 6 n/a n/a 0 732
2002 391 49 86 181 10 n/a n/a 7 724
2003 391 49 86 181 10 n/a n/a 7 724
2004 411 45 80 181 9 n/a n/a 0 726
2005 406 27 77 173 9 n/a n/a 17 709
2006 392 18 87 194 3 n/a n/a 42 736
2007 365 25 79 225 6 n/a n/a 50 750
2008 373 31 68 234 7 n/a n/a 0 713
2009 363 34 67 259 4 6 57 0 790
2010 373 30 83 284 6 6 24 0 806
2011 299 31 77 326 8 7 38 0 786
2012 230 36 58 322 4 12 36 0 698
2013 196 34 58 352 1 10 37 0 688
2014 217 33 48 397 0 6 36 0 737
2015 175 33 62 417 1 4 32 0 724
2016 168 30 62 398 2 4 23 0 687
2017 165 23 59 410 3 5 29 0 694
2018 142 17 48 352 1 7 28 0 595
2019 142 16 41 335 2 7 26 0 569

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 Walter Colton

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 605 30.9 19.5 n/a
1989 678 33.6 20.1 n/a
1990 754 36.7 20.5 n/a
1991 821 38.6 21.2 n/a
1992 888 39.2 22.6 29.4
1993 793 35.5 22.3 23.2
1994 731 35.0 20.9 20
1995 734 31.5 23.3 19.2
1996 734 31.5 23.3 19.2
1997 742 33.0 22.5 23.2
1998 743 32.5 22.9 22.9
1999 743 33.0 22.5 22.3
2000 757 32.0 23.7 20.7
2001 732 30.0 24.4 22.4
2002 724 26.5 27.3 24.8
2003 724 26.5 27.3 24.8
2004 726 28.2 25.7 25.8
2005 709 31.0 22.9 8.4
2006 736 35.7 20.6 33.3
2007 750 30.8 24.4 37.3
2008 713 41.0 17.4 40.7
2009 790 34.2 21.7 37.6
2010 806 35.0 23.0 37.1
2011 786 n/a n/a 44.8
2012 698 34.0 20.5 n/a
2013 688 35.6 19.2 68
2014 737 35.3 20.8 57.9
2015 724 35.0 20.6 62.3
2016 687 33.0 20.8 66.2
2017 694 32.8 21.1 63.7
2018 595 31.3 18.9 65.4
2019 569 26.4 21.4 65

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 Walter Colton

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 605 30.9 19.5 n/a
1989 678 33.6 20.1 n/a
1990 754 36.7 20.5 n/a
1991 821 38.6 21.2 n/a
1992 888 39.2 22.6 29.4
1993 793 35.5 22.3 23.2
1994 731 35.0 20.9 20
1995 734 31.5 23.3 19.2
1996 734 31.5 23.3 19.2
1997 742 33.0 22.5 23.2
1998 743 32.5 22.9 22.9
1999 743 33.0 22.5 22.3
2000 757 32.0 23.7 20.7
2001 732 30.0 24.4 22.4
2002 724 26.5 27.3 24.8
2003 724 26.5 27.3 24.8
2004 726 28.2 25.7 25.8
2005 709 31.0 22.9 8.4
2006 736 35.7 20.6 33.3
2007 750 30.8 24.4 37.3
2008 713 41.0 17.4 40.7
2009 790 34.2 21.7 37.6
2010 806 35.0 23.0 37.1
2011 786 n/a n/a 44.8
2012 698 34.0 20.5 n/a
2013 688 35.6 19.2 68
2014 737 35.3 20.8 57.9
2015 724 35.0 20.6 62.3
2016 687 33.0 20.8 66.2
2017 694 32.8 21.1 63.7
2018 595 31.3 18.9 65.4
2019 569 26.4 21.4 65

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 Walter Colton

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2018 $5,780

Data source: California Department of Education




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