Orcutt Junior High

Public 7-8

 608 Pinal St.
       Santa Maria, CA  93455-5302


(805) 938-8700

District: Orcutt Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
945th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,076 Help


Students who attend Orcutt Junior High usually attend:

High:    Ernest Righetti High

Feeder schools for Orcutt Junior High:

Elementary:    Patterson Road Elementary
    Pine Grove Elementary
    Ralph Dunlap Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  20.9 Help
Number of students:  468

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
46.4%
White:
40.0%
Two or more races:
10.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.8% Help


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Compare Details Orcutt Junior High ranks better than 66.2% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.46. (See more...)
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (46.4%), White (40%), two or more races (10.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Orcutt Junior High is 20.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Orcutt Junior High is $7,076.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Orcutt Junior High:

SchoolDigger ranks Orcutt Junior High 945th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Orcutt Junior High in the ranking list.)

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Orcutt Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Orcutt Union Elementary 576th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Orcutt Junior High

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Rank History for all students at Orcutt Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 70.95 407th 1769 77.0%
2005 82.86 240th 1777 86.5%
2006 87.25 166th 1804 90.8%
2007 82.08 265th 1999 86.7%
2008 83.88 216th 2005 89.2%
2009 78.04 326th 2063 84.2%
2010 77.71 358th 2179 83.6%
2011 75.37 407th 2236 81.8%
2012 72.07 519th 2259 77.0%
2013 74.17 479th 2379 79.9%
2015 81.16 404th 2477 83.7%
2016 83.89 355th 2497 85.8%
2017 70.02 672nd 2508 73.2%
2018 69.94 646th 2480 74.0%
2019 65.69 774th 2715 71.5%
2022 64.74 780th 2740 71.5%
2023 58.46 944th 2788 66.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Orcutt Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.20 184th 462 60.2%
2019 49.16 319th 554 42.4%
2022 35.76 433rd 665 34.9%
2023 21.03 546th 678 19.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Orcutt Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.09 489th 1364 64.1%
2019 56.58 332nd 1442 77.0%
2022 38.24 838th 1540 45.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Orcutt Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 40.61 748th 1532 51.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Orcutt Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.85 700th 2230 68.6%
2019 58.42 774th 2369 67.3%
2022 61.79 695th 2458 71.7%
2023 50.34 1014th 2535 60.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Orcutt Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.61 607th 2262 73.2%
2019 60.89 811th 2380 65.9%
2022 64.64 720th 2509 71.3%
2023 52.71 988th 2535 61.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Orcutt Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.09 563rd 1369 58.9%
2019 46.64 609th 1491 59.2%
2022 60.95 390th 1531 74.5%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Orcutt Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 42.40 112th 193 42.0%
2023 32.19 130th 197 34.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Orcutt Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.55 618th 2273 72.8%
2019 67.48 656th 2407 72.7%
2022 63.70 734th 2527 71.0%
2023 61.98 772nd 2546 69.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Orcutt Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.49 439th 2072 78.8%
2019 58.87 714th 2213 67.7%
2022 67.30 564th 2359 76.1%
2023 57.23 785th 2379 67.0%
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Rank History for White students at Orcutt Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.67 651st 1496 56.5%
2019 53.16 737th 1602 54.0%
2022 56.47 646th 1555 58.5%
2023 56.13 645th 1549 58.4%
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Enrollment information for Orcutt Junior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 378 10 16 37 0 n/a n/a 0 441
1989 409 12 17 46 3 n/a n/a 0 487
1990 435 11 18 57 7 n/a n/a 0 528
1991 444 6 25 66 1 n/a n/a 0 542
1992 427 8 27 83 2 n/a n/a 0 547
1993 469 11 32 84 0 n/a n/a 0 596
1994 488 11 28 64 4 n/a n/a 0 595
1995 509 11 27 106 4 n/a n/a 0 657
1996 509 11 27 106 4 n/a n/a 0 657
1997 496 13 24 89 2 n/a n/a 0 624
1998 507 16 36 98 7 n/a n/a 0 664
1999 518 23 33 98 4 n/a n/a 4 680
2000 517 19 34 106 6 n/a n/a 0 682
2001 464 3 33 95 17 n/a n/a 9 621
2002 436 14 40 109 6 n/a n/a 1 606
2003 436 14 40 109 6 n/a n/a 1 606
2004 424 17 34 119 9 n/a n/a 0 603
2005 385 12 39 118 7 n/a n/a 0 561
2006 364 8 38 91 3 n/a n/a 1 505
2007 348 10 34 106 6 n/a n/a 1 505
2008 322 6 33 117 6 n/a n/a 0 484
2009 340 10 34 116 3 2 8 0 513
2010 329 6 26 123 5 2 2 0 493
2011 271 6 24 135 5 3 5 0 449
2012 284 8 18 140 2 3 11 0 466
2013 289 4 20 146 1 2 13 0 475
2014 295 7 29 158 3 4 13 0 509
2015 292 9 29 160 2 3 21 0 516
2016 278 7 18 185 6 1 25 0 520
2017 290 6 16 201 4 4 29 0 550
2018 283 4 11 218 5 3 42 0 566
2019 283 4 12 217 5 0 51 0 572
2020 223 2 13 242 2 1 42 0 525
2021 201 2 13 232 5 1 31 0 485
2022 198 3 11 236 5 0 37 1 491
2023 187 5 9 217 1 0 49 0 468

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 Orcutt Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 441 19.6 22.5 n/a
1989 487 21.0 23.1 n/a
1990 528 22.5 23.4 n/a
1991 542 25.7 21.0 n/a
1992 547 26.1 20.9 5.3
1993 596 25.4 23.5 5.7
1994 595 26.2 22.7 11.6
1995 657 28.4 23.1 14.9
1996 657 28.4 23.1 14.9
1997 624 29.8 20.9 15.5
1998 664 31.0 21.4 17
1999 680 30.4 22.4 18.5
2000 682 31.6 21.6 16.9
2001 621 30.6 20.3 22.4
2002 606 30.0 20.2 20.2
2003 606 30.0 20.2 20.2
2004 603 24.7 24.4 22.7
2005 561 25.8 21.7 19.4
2006 505 24.6 20.5 18.7
2007 505 24.9 20.3 19.4
2008 484 30.3 16.0 25.4
2009 513 25.4 17.1 25.5
2010 493 23.0 21.4 30
2011 449 n/a n/a 29
2012 466 22.3 20.8 n/a
2013 475 23.1 20.5 37.1
2014 509 22.8 22.2 30.6
2015 516 23.0 22.4 29.3
2016 520 23.0 22.6 31.9
2017 550 23.9 22.9 29.8
2018 566 24.8 22.7 31.8
2019 572 26.7 21.4 33.9
2020 525 n/a n/a 32.4
2021 485 21.3 22.7 28.5
2022 491 21.6 22.7 30.3
2023 468 22.2 20.9 33.8

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 Orcutt Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 441 19.6 22.5 n/a
1989 487 21.0 23.1 n/a
1990 528 22.5 23.4 n/a
1991 542 25.7 21.0 n/a
1992 547 26.1 20.9 5.3
1993 596 25.4 23.5 5.7
1994 595 26.2 22.7 11.6
1995 657 28.4 23.1 14.9
1996 657 28.4 23.1 14.9
1997 624 29.8 20.9 15.5
1998 664 31.0 21.4 17
1999 680 30.4 22.4 18.5
2000 682 31.6 21.6 16.9
2001 621 30.6 20.3 22.4
2002 606 30.0 20.2 20.2
2003 606 30.0 20.2 20.2
2004 603 24.7 24.4 22.7
2005 561 25.8 21.7 19.4
2006 505 24.6 20.5 18.7
2007 505 24.9 20.3 19.4
2008 484 30.3 16.0 25.4
2009 513 25.4 17.1 25.5
2010 493 23.0 21.4 30
2011 449 n/a n/a 29
2012 466 22.3 20.8 n/a
2013 475 23.1 20.5 37.1
2014 509 22.8 22.2 30.6
2015 516 23.0 22.4 29.3
2016 520 23.0 22.6 31.9
2017 550 23.9 22.9 29.8
2018 566 24.8 22.7 31.8
2019 572 26.7 21.4 33.9
2020 525 n/a n/a 32.4
2021 485 21.3 22.7 28.5
2022 491 21.6 22.7 30.3
2023 468 22.2 20.9 33.8

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 Orcutt Junior High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,076

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Orcutt 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 774th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 944th of 2788 Middle schools
 5.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Junior High)54.150.7
 3.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Union Elementary)55.848.7
 7.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Junior High)4238.8
 3.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Union Elementary)39.433.6
 5.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Junior High)5540.6
 14.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Union Elementary)51.641.2
 10.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Junior High)49.734.2
 15.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Union Elementary)45.730.1
 15.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Orcutt Junior High)35.830.2
 5.6%
   8th Grade Science (Orcutt Union Elementary)31.325.3
 6%
   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 Students572468
 18.2%
African American45
 25%
American Indian51
 80%
Asian129
 25%
Hispanic217217
Pacific Islander00
White283187
 33.9%
Two or More Races5149
 3.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients33.9%33.8%
 0.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Orcutt Junior High

Students who attend Orcutt Junior High usually go on to attend Ernest Righetti High

In the 2022-23 school year, 468 students attended Orcutt Junior High.

Students at Orcutt Junior High are 46% Hispanic, 40% White, 10% Two or more races, 2% Asian, 1% African American.

Orcutt Junior High ranks 945th of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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