Lewis H. Britton Middle

Summary:

Lewis H. Britton Middle is a public middle school located in Morgan Hill, California, serving 604 students in grades 6-8 and part of the Morgan Hill Unified School District. The school has a diverse student population, with a majority Hispanic (62.42%) and significant White (21.52%) and Asian (7.78%) representation, though the racial makeup has shifted in recent years with a decrease in White students and an increase in Hispanic and multi-racial students.

Academically, Lewis H. Britton Middle's performance, as measured by state assessments, is generally below the state and district averages, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics ranging from 26.47% to 37.24% and 19.41% to 29.08%, respectively, compared to state averages of 44.16% to 47.44% in ELA and 29.94% to 33.19% in Mathematics. The school's performance is particularly low for Hispanic and English Language Learner (ELL) students, who rank in the bottom quartile of California middle schools. Additionally, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 8.2% in 2020-2021 to 20.6% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state average.

When compared to nearby higher-performing middle schools, such as Castillero Middle and Chaboya Middle in the San Jose Unified and Evergreen Elementary districts, Lewis H. Britton Middle's academic performance and attendance rates are significantly lower. The school's statewide ranking has also declined over the past several years, suggesting the need for a comprehensive, data-driven approach to address the root causes of its academic challenges and improve outcomes for all students, particularly its Hispanic, ELL, and low-socioeconomic status populations.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 80 West Central Ave.
       Morgan Hill, CA  95037-4302


(408) 201-6160

District: Morgan Hill Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1551st of 2,802 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,255 Help


Students who attend Lewis H. Britton Middle usually attend:

High:    Live Oak High

Feeder schools for Lewis H. Britton Middle:

Elementary:    Barrett Elementary
    Jackson Academy of Music and Math (JAMM)
    Nordstrom Elementary
    Paradise Valley Engineering Academy
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Student/teacher ratio:  22.4 Help
Number of students:  604

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
62.4%
White:
21.5%
Asian:
7.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45.7% Help


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Compare Details Lewis H. Britton Middle ranks worse than 55.4% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 37.31. (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 (62.4%), White (21.5%), Asian (7.8%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lewis H. Britton Middle is 22.4. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lewis H. Britton Middle is $5,255.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lewis H. Britton Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Lewis H. Britton Middle 1551st of 2802 California public middle schools. (See Lewis H. Britton Middle in the ranking list.)

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Morgan Hill Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Morgan Hill Unified 730th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lewis H. Britton Middle

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Rank History for all students at Lewis H. Britton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 65.85 504th 1769 71.5%
2005 68.27 472nd 1777 73.4%
2006 64.04 560th 1804 69.0%
2007 62.64 629th 1999 68.5%
2008 44.29 1056th 2005 47.3%
2009 39.36 1220th 2063 40.9%
2010 38.29 1354th 2179 37.9%
2011 36.46 1456th 2236 34.9%
2012 42.60 1287th 2259 43.0%
2013 54.21 1039th 2379 56.3%
2015 61.90 829th 2477 66.5%
2016 54.12 1007th 2497 59.7%
2017 51.24 1069th 2508 57.4%
2018 42.17 1301st 2480 47.5%
2019 44.65 1305th 2715 51.9%
2022 47.59 1238th 2740 54.8%
2023 37.31 1551st 2802 44.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Lewis H. Britton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 33.86 452nd 678 33.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Lewis H. Britton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.15 1200th 1364 12.0%
2019 30.42 1097th 1442 23.9%
2022 40.67 734th 1540 52.3%
2023 28.24 1352nd 1529 11.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lewis H. Britton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 21.15 1419th 1538 7.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lewis H. Britton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.15 1648th 2230 26.1%
2019 24.51 1883rd 2369 20.5%
2022 24.52 1920th 2458 21.9%
2023 21.58 2109th 2549 17.3%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Lewis H. Britton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 30.99 244th 336 27.4%
2023 29.78 241st 321 24.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Lewis H. Britton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.84 1242nd 2262 45.1%
2019 44.57 1195th 2380 49.8%
2022 46.26 1163rd 2509 53.6%
2023 41.07 1305th 2547 48.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Lewis H. Britton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.42 570th 1369 58.4%
2019 44.41 658th 1491 55.9%
2022 29.51 1076th 1531 29.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Lewis H. Britton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.98 1229th 2273 45.9%
2019 43.05 1212th 2407 49.6%
2022 48.22 1113th 2527 56.0%
2023 33.54 1547th 2558 39.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Lewis H. Britton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.45 322nd 700 54.0%
2019 46.85 450th 745 39.6%
2023 56.88 357th 718 50.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lewis H. Britton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.50 1381st 2072 33.3%
2019 33.68 1431st 2213 35.3%
2022 32.79 1535th 2359 34.9%
2023 26.44 1783rd 2391 25.4%
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Rank History for White students at Lewis H. Britton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.53 750th 1496 49.9%
2019 52.16 750th 1602 53.2%
2022 60.51 579th 1555 62.8%
2023 38.76 941st 1552 39.4%
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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 Lewis H. Britton Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 680 13 45 244 5 n/a n/a 0 987
1989 671 12 38 259 2 n/a n/a 0 982
1990 680 13 43 264 1 n/a n/a 0 1001
1991 659 15 47 308 0 n/a n/a 0 1029
1992 636 25 53 306 1 n/a n/a 0 1021
1993 635 30 54 324 2 n/a n/a 0 1045
1994 687 28 63 337 1 n/a n/a 0 1116
1995 709 20 69 413 3 n/a n/a 0 1214
1996 709 20 69 413 3 n/a n/a 0 1214
1997 739 31 68 418 5 n/a n/a 0 1261
1998 747 27 77 422 3 n/a n/a 0 1276
1999 725 15 69 427 4 n/a n/a 0 1240
2000 666 26 54 410 5 n/a n/a 0 1161
2001 658 22 57 410 8 n/a n/a 8 1163
2002 610 15 86 471 6 n/a n/a 1 1189
2003 610 15 86 471 6 n/a n/a 1 1189
2004 586 16 79 483 6 n/a n/a 3 1173
2005 397 15 55 364 3 n/a n/a 2 836
2006 340 13 53 350 0 n/a n/a 1 757
2007 310 12 34 276 0 n/a n/a 69 701
2008 319 10 47 290 1 n/a n/a 0 667
2009 297 8 41 320 3 2 62 0 733
2010 269 11 24 382 2 3 22 0 713
2011 276 12 45 358 1 7 6 0 705
2012 239 9 53 347 2 3 10 0 663
2013 236 12 46 377 1 3 11 0 686
2014 212 19 53 352 2 2 8 0 648
2015 217 24 51 317 2 0 13 0 624
2016 205 15 46 349 1 0 11 0 627
2017 236 19 62 535 5 2 13 0 872
2018 206 17 60 525 4 4 26 0 842
2019 222 7 63 441 5 2 33 0 773
2020 205 6 55 423 5 3 30 0 727
2021 188 3 58 407 3 3 33 0 695
2022 158 4 52 409 3 4 26 1 657
2023 130 8 47 377 3 3 35 1 604

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 Lewis H. Britton Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 987 41.6 23.7 n/a
1989 982 39.4 24.9 n/a
1990 1001 43.3 23.1 n/a
1991 1029 43.2 23.8 n/a
1992 1021 43.9 23.2 15.9
1993 1045 44.7 23.4 16.7
1994 1116 46.0 24.3 16.7
1995 1214 52.0 23.3 21.9
1996 1214 52.0 23.3 21.9
1997 1261 52.8 23.9 16.5
1998 1276 56.2 22.7 24.9
1999 1240 54.6 22.7 24
2000 1161 49.0 23.7 25.9
2001 1163 48.7 23.9 20.8
2002 1189 47.3 25.1 22.1
2003 1189 47.3 25.1 22.1
2004 1173 45.8 25.6 21.6
2005 836 29.8 28.1 29.3
2006 757 30.0 25.2 26.2
2007 701 26.7 26.3 32.3
2008 667 34.4 19.4 28.2
2009 733 31.2 21.2 34.4
2010 713 27.2 26.2 39.6
2011 705 n/a n/a 35.9
2012 663 26.5 25.0 n/a
2013 686 27.3 25.1 42.1
2014 648 26.6 24.2 44.3
2015 624 25.0 24.9 38.8
2016 627 25.0 25.0 46.4
2017 872 35.5 24.5 48.4
2018 842 35.0 24.0 49.4
2019 773 30.7 25.1 41.1
2020 727 n/a n/a 41.1
2021 695 29.3 23.6 44.2
2022 657 25.7 25.5 43.4
2023 604 26.9 22.4 45.7

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 Lewis H. Britton Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 987 41.6 23.7 n/a
1989 982 39.4 24.9 n/a
1990 1001 43.3 23.1 n/a
1991 1029 43.2 23.8 n/a
1992 1021 43.9 23.2 15.9
1993 1045 44.7 23.4 16.7
1994 1116 46.0 24.3 16.7
1995 1214 52.0 23.3 21.9
1996 1214 52.0 23.3 21.9
1997 1261 52.8 23.9 16.5
1998 1276 56.2 22.7 24.9
1999 1240 54.6 22.7 24
2000 1161 49.0 23.7 25.9
2001 1163 48.7 23.9 20.8
2002 1189 47.3 25.1 22.1
2003 1189 47.3 25.1 22.1
2004 1173 45.8 25.6 21.6
2005 836 29.8 28.1 29.3
2006 757 30.0 25.2 26.2
2007 701 26.7 26.3 32.3
2008 667 34.4 19.4 28.2
2009 733 31.2 21.2 34.4
2010 713 27.2 26.2 39.6
2011 705 n/a n/a 35.9
2012 663 26.5 25.0 n/a
2013 686 27.3 25.1 42.1
2014 648 26.6 24.2 44.3
2015 624 25.0 24.9 38.8
2016 627 25.0 25.0 46.4
2017 872 35.5 24.5 48.4
2018 842 35.0 24.0 49.4
2019 773 30.7 25.1 41.1
2020 727 n/a n/a 41.1
2021 695 29.3 23.6 44.2
2022 657 25.7 25.5 43.4
2023 604 26.9 22.4 45.7

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 Lewis H. Britton Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,255

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lewis H. Britton Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1305th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1551st of 2802 Middle schools
 7.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lewis H. Britton Middle)39.226.5
 12.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Morgan Hill Unified)45.134.3
 10.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Lewis H. Britton Middle)3519.4
 15.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Morgan Hill Unified)34.125.4
 8.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lewis H. Britton Middle)40.337.2
 3.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Morgan Hill Unified)47.740.8
 6.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Lewis H. Britton Middle)35.529.1
 6.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Morgan Hill Unified)37.129.2
 7.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lewis H. Britton Middle)42.632.7
 9.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Morgan Hill Unified)49.939.3
 10.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Lewis H. Britton Middle)39.426.1
 13.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Morgan Hill Unified)41.427.9
 13.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Lewis H. Britton Middle)27.226.6
 0.7%
   8th Grade Science (Morgan Hill Unified)29.730.6
 0.9%
   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 Students773604
 21.9%
African American78
 14.3%
American Indian53
 40%
Asian6347
 25.4%
Hispanic441377
 14.5%
Pacific Islander23
 50%
White222130
 41.4%
Two or More Races3335
 6.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients41.1%45.7%
 4.6%


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Students who attend Lewis H. Britton Middle usually go on to attend Live Oak High

Lewis H. Britton Middle ranks 1551st of 2802 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Lewis H. Britton Middle are 62% Hispanic, 22% White, 8% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 604 students attended Lewis H. Britton Middle.


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