Los Arboles Middle

Summary:

Los Arboles Middle is a public middle school in Marina, California, serving 396 students in grades 7-8 and part of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. While the school's student population is predominantly Hispanic (61.87%), it consistently ranks in the bottom quarter of California middle schools, with significantly lower proficiency rates in core subjects compared to state and district averages.

A closer look reveals some key factors contributing to Los Arboles Middle's underperformance. The school has a high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 10.9% to 34.1% in recent years, which is notably higher than nearby schools like Pacific Grove Middle and San Benancio Middle. Additionally, a large percentage of Los Arboles students (71.54% to 78.54%) receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating significant economic challenges faced by the school's population.

When comparing Los Arboles Middle to its peers, the academic performance gap becomes even more apparent. While nearby schools like Pacific Grove Middle and San Benancio Middle have higher proficiency rates and overall ratings, Los Arboles Middle struggles, particularly for certain student subgroups such as Asian and Hispanic students. Addressing these disparities and the underlying factors, such as chronic absenteeism and socioeconomic challenges, will be crucial for improving student outcomes at Los Arboles Middle.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 294 Hillcrest Ave.
       Marina, CA  93933-3507


(831) 384-3550

District: Monterey Peninsula Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2226th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $4,973 Help


Students who attend Los Arboles Middle usually attend:

High:    Marina High

Feeder schools for Los Arboles Middle:

Elementary:    Ione Olson Elementary
    J. C. Crumpton Elementary
    Marina Vista Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  18.2 Help
Number of students:  396

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
61.9%
White:
12.1%
Asian:
11.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  78.5% Help


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Compare Details Los Arboles Middle ranks worse than 79.6% of middle schools in California. It also ranks last among 3 ranked middle schools in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.65. (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 (61.9%), White (12.1%), Asian (11.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 78.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Los Arboles Middle is 18.2. 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 Los Arboles Middle is $4,973. 2 middle schools in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Los Arboles Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Los Arboles Middle 2226th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Los Arboles Middle in the ranking list.)

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Monterey Peninsula Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Monterey Peninsula Unified 925th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Los Arboles Middle

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Rank History for all students at Los Arboles Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 44.01 898th 1769 49.2%
2005 42.81 941st 1777 47.0%
2006 39.37 1023rd 1804 43.3%
2007 44.63 1023rd 1999 48.8%
2008 51.80 884th 2005 55.9%
2009 54.06 877th 2063 57.5%
2010 49.15 1057th 2179 51.5%
2011 43.71 1262nd 2236 43.6%
2012 37.07 1445th 2259 36.0%
2013 44.97 1292nd 2379 45.7%
2015 37.81 1397th 2477 43.6%
2016 32.46 1565th 2497 37.3%
2017 23.09 1934th 2508 22.9%
2018 17.93 2078th 2480 16.2%
2019 18.93 2228th 2715 17.9%
2022 23.54 2056th 2740 25.0%
2023 20.65 2220th 2788 20.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Los Arboles Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.86 417th 462 9.7%
2019 7.89 513th 554 7.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Los Arboles Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.86 1110th 1364 18.6%
2019 26.15 1327th 1442 8.0%
2022 31.74 1162nd 1540 24.5%
2023 28.07 1355th 1523 11.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Los Arboles Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 21.75 1391st 1532 9.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Los Arboles Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.53 1882nd 2230 15.6%
2019 22.07 1962nd 2369 17.2%
2022 23.82 1951st 2458 20.6%
2023 22.10 2080th 2535 17.9%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Los Arboles Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 34.35 223rd 336 33.6%
2023 32.44 225th 321 29.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Los Arboles Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.05 1878th 2262 17.0%
2019 21.10 1908th 2380 19.8%
2022 23.97 1879th 2509 25.1%
2023 26.35 1813th 2535 28.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Los Arboles Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.33 1074th 1369 21.5%
2019 29.33 1048th 1491 29.7%
2022 26.83 1188th 1531 22.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Los Arboles Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.08 1970th 2273 13.3%
2019 16.26 2124th 2407 11.8%
2022 23.58 1910th 2527 24.4%
2023 16.74 2243rd 2546 11.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Los Arboles Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 5.48 701st 745 5.9%
2022 36.73 510th 733 30.4%
2023 1.88 702nd 717 2.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Los Arboles Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 45.72 293rd 609 51.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Los Arboles Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.02 1865th 2072 10.0%
2019 18.27 1943rd 2213 12.2%
2022 21.91 1943rd 2359 17.6%
2023 19.51 2037th 2379 14.4%
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Rank History for White students at Los Arboles Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.05 1426th 1496 4.7%
2019 10.71 1458th 1602 9.0%
2022 26.41 1158th 1555 25.5%
2023 32.36 1036th 1549 33.1%
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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 Los Arboles Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 258 80 179 38 2 n/a n/a 0 557
1989 219 86 226 34 4 n/a n/a 0 569
1990 224 99 208 50 5 n/a n/a 0 586
1991 217 97 185 69 5 n/a n/a 0 573
1992 217 95 191 75 4 n/a n/a 0 582
1993 256 106 182 71 6 n/a n/a 0 621
1994 224 117 204 84 6 n/a n/a 0 635
1995 206 129 218 113 3 n/a n/a 0 669
1996 206 129 218 113 3 n/a n/a 0 669
1997 217 153 206 122 3 n/a n/a 0 701
1998 221 158 213 118 9 n/a n/a 0 719
1999 251 146 204 126 7 n/a n/a 0 734
2000 263 125 200 140 7 n/a n/a 0 735
2001 239 128 202 147 3 n/a n/a 0 719
2002 236 123 216 178 7 n/a n/a 7 767
2003 236 123 216 178 7 n/a n/a 7 767
2004 182 109 213 188 7 n/a n/a 0 699
2005 191 107 214 218 2 n/a n/a 1 733
2006 168 80 189 208 1 n/a n/a 11 657
2007 151 66 162 204 1 n/a n/a 25 609
2008 132 56 175 202 2 n/a n/a 0 567
2009 122 64 120 222 3 37 35 0 603
2010 119 82 124 278 6 32 28 0 669
2011 122 70 93 322 6 28 41 0 682
2012 94 68 85 319 5 28 48 0 647
2013 105 53 82 339 2 32 64 0 677
2014 83 46 93 307 2 25 65 0 621
2015 89 38 95 318 4 27 49 0 620
2016 81 49 89 297 5 20 48 0 589
2017 90 47 70 300 7 23 46 0 583
2018 112 33 78 329 5 20 51 0 628
2019 93 21 77 291 3 26 57 0 568
2020 76 45 97 314 5 25 4 0 566
2021 75 46 88 312 4 26 6 0 557
2022 56 28 53 232 3 13 3 2 390
2023 48 31 44 245 2 15 4 7 396

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 Los Arboles Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 557 27.8 20.0 n/a
1989 569 28.4 20.0 n/a
1990 586 29.9 19.5 n/a
1991 573 29.9 19.1 n/a
1992 582 30.4 19.1 42.8
1993 621 29.5 21.1 38.5
1994 635 27.1 23.4 42.7
1995 669 30.0 22.3 42.6
1996 669 30.0 22.3 42.6
1997 701 31.1 22.5 53.1
1998 719 33.5 21.5 47.8
1999 734 33.0 22.2 44.3
2000 735 32.5 22.6 40
2001 719 32.1 22.4 40.3
2002 767 30.5 25.1 42.8
2003 767 30.5 25.1 42.8
2004 699 28.3 24.7 49.1
2005 733 27.5 26.7 58.3
2006 657 25.5 25.8 57.6
2007 609 24.6 24.8 62.2
2008 567 30.8 18.4 63.3
2009 603 27.6 19.6 55.7
2010 669 25.0 26.7 59.9
2011 682 n/a n/a 62
2012 647 30.5 21.2 n/a
2013 677 33.3 20.3 84.9
2014 621 32.8 18.9 71.8
2015 620 31.0 20.0 70.2
2016 589 31.0 19.0 71.6
2017 583 28.8 20.2 69.3
2018 628 29.3 21.4 70.2
2019 568 27.4 20.6 70.4
2020 566 n/a n/a 72.8
2021 557 25.3 21.9 73.1
2022 390 21.8 17.8 71.5
2023 396 21.7 18.2 78.5

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 Los Arboles Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 557 27.8 20.0 n/a
1989 569 28.4 20.0 n/a
1990 586 29.9 19.5 n/a
1991 573 29.9 19.1 n/a
1992 582 30.4 19.1 42.8
1993 621 29.5 21.1 38.5
1994 635 27.1 23.4 42.7
1995 669 30.0 22.3 42.6
1996 669 30.0 22.3 42.6
1997 701 31.1 22.5 53.1
1998 719 33.5 21.5 47.8
1999 734 33.0 22.2 44.3
2000 735 32.5 22.6 40
2001 719 32.1 22.4 40.3
2002 767 30.5 25.1 42.8
2003 767 30.5 25.1 42.8
2004 699 28.3 24.7 49.1
2005 733 27.5 26.7 58.3
2006 657 25.5 25.8 57.6
2007 609 24.6 24.8 62.2
2008 567 30.8 18.4 63.3
2009 603 27.6 19.6 55.7
2010 669 25.0 26.7 59.9
2011 682 n/a n/a 62
2012 647 30.5 21.2 n/a
2013 677 33.3 20.3 84.9
2014 621 32.8 18.9 71.8
2015 620 31.0 20.0 70.2
2016 589 31.0 19.0 71.6
2017 583 28.8 20.2 69.3
2018 628 29.3 21.4 70.2
2019 568 27.4 20.6 70.4
2020 566 n/a n/a 72.8
2021 557 25.3 21.9 73.1
2022 390 21.8 17.8 71.5
2023 396 21.7 18.2 78.5

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 Los Arboles Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $4,973

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Los Arboles Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2228th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2220th of 2788 Middle schools
 2.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Arboles Middle)28.225.9
 2.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Monterey Peninsula Unified)29.135
 6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Los Arboles Middle)16.815.8
 1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Monterey Peninsula Unified)16.522.7
 6.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Arboles Middle)31.323.2
 8.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Monterey Peninsula Unified)29.834.5
 4.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Los Arboles Middle)11.312.2
 0.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Monterey Peninsula Unified)1214.1
 2.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Los Arboles Middle)1415.7
 1.6%
   8th Grade Science (Monterey Peninsula Unified)16.915.9
 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 Students568396
 30.3%
African American2131
 47.6%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian7744
 42.9%
Hispanic291245
 15.8%
Pacific Islander2615
 42.3%
White9348
 48.4%
Two or More Races574
 93%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients70.4%78.5%
 8.1%


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Los Arboles Middle ranks in the bottom 20.4% of California middle schools.

Students at Los Arboles Middle are 62% Hispanic, 12% White, 11% Asian, 8% African American, 4% Pacific Islander, 2% Not Specified, 1% Two or more races.

Students who attend Los Arboles Middle usually go on to attend Marina High

In the 2022-23 school year, 396 students attended Los Arboles Middle.


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