Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

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Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle is a highly-rated public middle school located in Palo Alto, California, serving 996 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Palo Alto Unified School District, which is ranked 38th out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle consistently ranks among the top middle schools in California, with 83.89% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 81.21% proficient or better in Mathematics, significantly exceeding the state averages. The school's student population is more racially diverse compared to nearby schools, with a higher percentage of Asian (46.08%) and multi-racial (11.85%) students. Additionally, Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle has a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 1.2% to 6.9% over the past several years, and a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, suggesting a higher socioeconomic status of the student population.

When compared to other middle schools in the area, such as Frank S. Greene Junior Middle and Ellen Fletcher Middle, Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle consistently outperforms its neighbors in academic achievement. The school's strong performance extends across various student subgroups, including Asian, White, multi-racial, English Language Learner, and disabled student populations. While the school's chronic absenteeism rate has shown a slight increase in recent years, it remains significantly lower than the state average, indicating a high level of student engagement.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 480 East Meadow Dr.
       Palo Alto, CA  94306-3699


(650) 856-5188

District: Palo Alto Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
30th of 2,802 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,581 Help


Students who attend Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle usually attend:

High:    Henry M. Gunn High

Feeder schools for Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle:

Elementary:    El Carmelo Elementary
    Fairmeadow Elementary
    Palo Verde Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  15.5 Help
Number of students:  996

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
46.1%
White:
26.7%
Hispanic:
11.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9.9% Help


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Compare Details Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle ranks better than 98.9% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked middle schools in the Palo Alto Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.7. (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 Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Palo Alto Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Asian (46.1%), White (26.7%), Hispanic (11.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 9.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Palo Alto Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle is 15.5, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Palo Alto Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle is $14,581, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Palo Alto Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle 30th of 2802 California public middle schools. (See Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle in the ranking list.)

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Palo Alto Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Palo Alto Unified 38th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

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Rank History for all students at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 97.37 21st 1769 98.8%
2005 95.26 42nd 1777 97.6%
2006 96.46 16th 1804 99.1%
2007 95.66 30th 1999 98.5%
2008 95.98 16th 2005 99.2%
2009 93.34 40th 2063 98.1%
2010 95.05 18th 2179 99.2%
2011 93.82 23rd 2236 99.0%
2012 89.49 93rd 2259 95.9%
2013 89.67 97th 2379 95.9%
2015 97.71 31st 2477 98.7%
2016 97.45 27th 2497 98.9%
2017 98.82 16th 2508 99.4%
2018 98.64 17th 2480 99.3%
2019 98.04 33rd 2715 98.8%
2021 98.46 18th 894 98.0%
2022 98.56 36th 2740 98.7%
2023 98.70 30th 2802 98.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.44 8th 462 98.3%
2019 86.50 40th 554 92.8%
2022 92.75 11th 665 98.3%
2023 93.12 10th 678 98.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 100.00 1st 1364 99.9%
2019 93.00 46th 1442 96.8%
2021 94.48 11th 363 97.0%
2022 96.72 20th 1540 98.7%
2023 98.57 15th 1529 99.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 98.56 23rd 1538 98.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.93 231st 2230 89.6%
2019 85.72 206th 2369 91.3%
2021 88.03 42nd 721 94.2%
2022 71.07 489th 2458 80.1%
2023 76.55 391st 2549 84.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.85 21st 2262 99.1%
2019 97.08 38th 2380 98.4%
2021 97.92 16th 738 97.8%
2022 97.79 47th 2509 98.1%
2023 98.16 34th 2547 98.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.05 16th 1369 98.8%
2019 99.66 8th 1491 99.5%
2021 96.81 8th 354 97.7%
2022 98.88 18th 1531 98.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.93 16th 2273 99.3%
2019 98.35 35th 2407 98.5%
2021 98.61 18th 763 97.6%
2022 98.72 34th 2527 98.7%
2023 98.67 30th 2558 98.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.80 9th 700 98.7%
2019 86.26 32nd 745 95.7%
2022 89.19 17th 733 97.7%
2023 87.07 26th 718 96.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.10 47th 2072 97.7%
2019 91.71 109th 2213 95.1%
2022 77.00 353rd 2359 85.0%
2023 88.26 172nd 2391 92.8%
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Rank History for White students at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.53 24th 1496 98.4%
2019 92.44 44th 1602 97.3%
2022 92.55 41st 1555 97.4%
2023 93.09 25th 1552 98.4%
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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 Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 830 52 135 37 1 n/a n/a 0 1055
1989 785 55 135 39 3 n/a n/a 0 1017
1990 806 50 138 53 2 n/a n/a 0 1049
1991 772 50 146 60 1 n/a n/a 0 1029
1992 608 28 175 52 1 n/a n/a 0 864
1993 642 35 189 66 1 n/a n/a 0 933
1994 656 49 203 65 3 n/a n/a 0 976
1995 642 54 233 61 4 n/a n/a 0 994
1996 642 54 233 61 4 n/a n/a 0 994
1997 679 48 235 62 5 n/a n/a 0 1029
1998 719 37 250 63 5 n/a n/a 0 1074
1999 750 35 265 64 4 n/a n/a 0 1118
2000 798 36 279 71 4 n/a n/a 0 1188
2001 772 38 300 63 2 n/a n/a 0 1175
2002 529 39 270 60 0 n/a n/a 11 909
2003 529 39 270 60 0 n/a n/a 11 909
2004 389 35 293 53 0 n/a n/a 45 815
2005 372 32 273 65 0 n/a n/a 65 807
2006 380 35 313 65 1 n/a n/a 86 880
2007 349 35 302 58 1 n/a n/a 129 874
2008 371 29 320 64 1 n/a n/a 0 785
2009 336 29 328 92 0 7 128 0 920
2010 390 20 349 131 0 4 79 0 973
2011 423 33 397 112 3 6 37 0 1011
2012 394 23 426 100 6 6 48 0 1003
2013 379 21 448 93 5 6 52 0 1004
2014 395 20 447 95 3 5 48 0 1013
2015 452 21 472 100 1 8 53 0 1107
2016 436 20 488 95 1 10 61 0 1111
2017 443 14 530 123 0 13 80 0 1203
2018 409 14 539 136 0 10 94 0 1202
2019 367 13 507 134 0 7 109 0 1137
2020 333 14 502 115 0 6 115 0 1085
2021 289 17 438 114 0 12 117 0 987
2022 259 18 465 123 0 13 117 1 996
2023 266 21 459 119 0 13 118 0 996

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 Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1055 64.3 16.4 n/a
1989 1017 66.3 15.3 n/a
1990 1049 67.0 15.6 n/a
1991 1029 66.9 15.3 n/a
1992 864 68.0 12.7 7.3
1993 933 57.7 16.2 9.3
1994 976 61.1 16.0 8.9
1995 994 60.2 16.5 10.2
1996 994 60.2 16.5 10.2
1997 1029 60.2 17.1 8.2
1998 1074 60.8 17.7 5.8
1999 1118 65.7 17.0 4.7
2000 1188 69.6 17.1 6.5
2001 1175 67.0 17.5 5.2
2002 909 58.0 15.7 5.8
2003 909 58.0 15.7 5.8
2004 815 52.1 15.6 4.3
2005 807 51.9 15.5 9.8
2006 880 54.2 16.2 9.4
2007 874 55.6 15.7 10.1
2008 785 66.1 11.9 12
2009 920 57.0 13.7 10.9
2010 973 53.1 18.3 10.9
2011 1011 n/a n/a 9.3
2012 1003 63.3 15.8 n/a
2013 1004 62.2 16.1 8.6
2014 1013 63.6 15.9 8.1
2015 1107 67.0 16.5 7.5
2016 1111 62.0 17.9 5.3
2017 1203 72.2 16.6 6
2018 1202 74.2 16.1 7.4
2019 1137 71.1 15.9 8.1
2020 1085 n/a n/a 8.6
2021 987 64.4 15.3 10.5
2022 996 67.8 14.6 10.8
2023 996 63.8 15.5 9.9

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 Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1055 64.3 16.4 n/a
1989 1017 66.3 15.3 n/a
1990 1049 67.0 15.6 n/a
1991 1029 66.9 15.3 n/a
1992 864 68.0 12.7 7.3
1993 933 57.7 16.2 9.3
1994 976 61.1 16.0 8.9
1995 994 60.2 16.5 10.2
1996 994 60.2 16.5 10.2
1997 1029 60.2 17.1 8.2
1998 1074 60.8 17.7 5.8
1999 1118 65.7 17.0 4.7
2000 1188 69.6 17.1 6.5
2001 1175 67.0 17.5 5.2
2002 909 58.0 15.7 5.8
2003 909 58.0 15.7 5.8
2004 815 52.1 15.6 4.3
2005 807 51.9 15.5 9.8
2006 880 54.2 16.2 9.4
2007 874 55.6 15.7 10.1
2008 785 66.1 11.9 12
2009 920 57.0 13.7 10.9
2010 973 53.1 18.3 10.9
2011 1011 n/a n/a 9.3
2012 1003 63.3 15.8 n/a
2013 1004 62.2 16.1 8.6
2014 1013 63.6 15.9 8.1
2015 1107 67.0 16.5 7.5
2016 1111 62.0 17.9 5.3
2017 1203 72.2 16.6 6
2018 1202 74.2 16.1 7.4
2019 1137 71.1 15.9 8.1
2020 1085 n/a n/a 8.6
2021 987 64.4 15.3 10.5
2022 996 67.8 14.6 10.8
2023 996 63.8 15.5 9.9

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 Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $14,581

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 33rd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 30th of 2802 Middle schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle)80.685
 4.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palo Alto Unified)79.882.2
 2.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle)8383
 0%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Palo Alto Unified)79.478.2
 1.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle)86.485.9
 0.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palo Alto Unified)8684.7
 1.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle)85.283
 2.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Palo Alto Unified)83.680.2
 3.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle)84.380.6
 3.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palo Alto Unified)81.883.1
 1.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle)85.577.5
 8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Palo Alto Unified)82.275.6
 6.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle)77.273
 4.2%
   8th Grade Science (Palo Alto Unified)74.774
 0.6%
   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 Students1137996
 12.4%
African American1321
 61.5%
American Indian00
Asian507459
 9.5%
Hispanic134119
 11.2%
Pacific Islander713
 85.7%
White367266
 27.5%
Two or More Races109118
 8.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients8.1%9.9%
 1.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle

Students who attend Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle usually go on to attend Henry M. Gunn High

In the 2022-23 school year, 996 students attended Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle.

Students at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle are 46% Asian, 27% White, 12% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 2% African American, 1% Pacific Islander.

Yes! Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 30th of 2802 California middle schools.


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