Cactus Middle

Public 6-8

 3243 E. Ave. R-8
       Palmdale, CA  93550-5690


 (661) 273-0847

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District: Palmdale Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
2316th of 2,480 California Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.2
Number of students:  836

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
76.2%
African American:
16.1%
White:
4.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  87.4%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Cactus Middle ranked worse than 93.4% of middle schools in California. It also ranked last among 4 ranked middle schools in the Palmdale Elementary School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 11.19. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (76.2%), African American (16.1%), White (4.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 87.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Palmdale Elementary School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cactus Middle is 20.2, which is the 2nd best among 4 middle schools in the Palmdale Elementary School District. (See more...)
Compare Cactus Middle employs 41.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Cactus Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Cactus Middle 2316th of 2480 California public middle schools. (See Cactus Middle in the ranking list.)

Palmdale Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Palmdale Elementary 778th of 856 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cactus Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 15.73 1553rd 1769 12.2%
2005 13.87 1592nd 1777 10.4%
2006 15.35 1588th 1804 12.0%
2007 11.07 1861st 1999 6.9%
2008 14.94 1800th 2005 10.2%
2009 11.91 1899th 2063 7.9%
2010 11.99 2019th 2179 7.3%
2011 23.13 1824th 2236 18.4%
2012 27.53 1720th 2259 23.9%
2013 20.71 1979th 2379 16.8%
2015 23.02 1899th 2477 23.3%
2016 16.49 2157th 2497 13.6%
2017 13.43 2264th 2508 9.7%
2018 11.19 2316th 2480 6.6%

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

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Enrollment information for Cactus Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 373 2 21 33 0 n/a n/a 0 429
1989 505 16 11 40 1 n/a n/a 0 573
1990 778 32 14 82 0 n/a n/a 0 906
1991 933 38 9 103 2 n/a n/a 0 1085
1992 884 71 15 117 0 n/a n/a 0 1087
1993 892 73 16 134 0 n/a n/a 0 1115
1994 789 87 20 247 9 n/a n/a 0 1152
1995 700 159 45 351 10 n/a n/a 0 1265
1996 700 159 45 351 10 n/a n/a 0 1265
1997 709 210 33 391 10 n/a n/a 0 1353
1998 596 218 32 396 3 n/a n/a 0 1245
1999 568 232 30 439 4 n/a n/a 16 1289
2000 481 258 37 504 6 n/a n/a 14 1300
2001 426 268 32 578 8 n/a n/a 12 1324
2002 310 370 37 512 12 n/a n/a 104 1345
2003 310 370 37 512 12 n/a n/a 104 1345
2004 231 244 28 570 4 n/a n/a 28 1105
2005 216 259 30 696 6 n/a n/a 17 1224
2006 162 212 26 720 5 n/a n/a 30 1155
2007 105 185 24 755 3 n/a n/a 32 1104
2008 79 195 21 766 3 n/a n/a 0 1064
2009 71 196 24 731 4 0 38 0 1064
2010 67 186 27 729 4 1 20 0 1034
2011 60 163 28 751 2 3 23 0 1030
2012 77 192 20 826 5 3 19 0 1142
2013 60 187 9 764 5 0 20 0 1045
2014 48 163 12 670 4 1 18 0 916
2015 54 149 13 635 9 0 10 0 870
2016 51 151 16 589 13 0 3 0 823
2017 40 135 10 637 10 n/a 4 0 836

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 Cactus Middle

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 429 19.0 22.5 n/a
1989 573 22.0 26.0 n/a
1990 906 31.8 28.4 n/a
1991 1085 37.9 28.6 n/a
1992 1087 38.5 28.2 19.8
1993 1115 36.0 31.0 23.0
1994 1152 38.0 30.3 32.0
1995 1265 40.5 31.2 39.1
1996 1265 40.5 31.2 39.1
1997 1353 42.1 32.1 44.3
1998 1245 45.0 27.7 51.5
1999 1289 47.0 27.4 57.3
2000 1300 49.0 26.5 70.1
2001 1324 58.0 22.8 68.5
2002 1345 63.0 21.3 78.5
2003 1345 63.0 21.3 78.5
2004 1105 54.0 20.5 72.6
2005 1224 53.0 23.1 68.2
2006 1155 48.0 24.1 74.8
2007 1104 47.0 23.5 78.9
2008 1064 50.0 21.3 66.4
2009 1064 47.0 20.5 80.7
2010 1034 40.0 25.8 73.2
2011 1030 n/a n/a 69.7
2012 1142 50.2 22.7 n/a
2013 1045 48.2 21.6 84.5
2014 916 42.2 21.7 87.2
2015 870 42.0 20.7 86.7
2016 823 40.0 20.5 89.1
2017 836 41.3 20.2 87.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Cactus Middle

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 429 19.0 22.5 n/a
1989 573 22.0 26.0 n/a
1990 906 31.8 28.4 n/a
1991 1085 37.9 28.6 n/a
1992 1087 38.5 28.2 19.8
1993 1115 36.0 31.0 23.0
1994 1152 38.0 30.3 32.0
1995 1265 40.5 31.2 39.1
1996 1265 40.5 31.2 39.1
1997 1353 42.1 32.1 44.3
1998 1245 45.0 27.7 51.5
1999 1289 47.0 27.4 57.3
2000 1300 49.0 26.5 70.1
2001 1324 58.0 22.8 68.5
2002 1345 63.0 21.3 78.5
2003 1345 63.0 21.3 78.5
2004 1105 54.0 20.5 72.6
2005 1224 53.0 23.1 68.2
2006 1155 48.0 24.1 74.8
2007 1104 47.0 23.5 78.9
2008 1064 50.0 21.3 66.4
2009 1064 47.0 20.5 80.7
2010 1034 40.0 25.8 73.2
2011 1030 n/a n/a 69.7
2012 1142 50.2 22.7 n/a
2013 1045 48.2 21.6 84.5
2014 916 42.2 21.7 87.2
2015 870 42.0 20.7 86.7
2016 823 40.0 20.5 89.1
2017 836 41.3 20.2 87.4

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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