Miraleste Intermediate

Summary:

Miraleste Intermediate is a high-performing public middle school in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, serving 747 students in grades 6-8. The school consistently ranks among the top middle schools in the state, with exceptional academic achievement and a diverse student population.

Miraleste Intermediate's students excel on standardized tests, with 73.38% proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy and 63.33% proficient or better in Mathematics, significantly outperforming the state averages. The school's diverse student body is composed of 43.78% White, 24.1% Hispanic, 15.8% Asian, and 13.79% two or more races. Miraleste Intermediate also stands out for its low chronic absenteeism rate of just 9.6%, compared to the state average of 16.0%. Additionally, only 8.84% of Miraleste Intermediate students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively low percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.

Compared to nearby schools, Miraleste Intermediate outperforms its counterparts, Palos Verdes Intermediate and Ridgecrest Intermediate, in both academic performance and student diversity. While these schools also rank highly in the state, Miraleste Intermediate's performance is consistently among the top 6% of California middle schools. In contrast, schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, such as Wilmington Mid Sci Technical Engr Arts Math (STEAM) Magnet and Richard Henry Dana Middle, struggle with significantly lower academic performance and higher chronic absenteeism rates, likely due to serving a higher percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 29323 Palos Verdes Dr. E.
       Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275-6470


(310) 732-0900

District: Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
170th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,054 Help


Students who attend Miraleste Intermediate usually attend:

High:    Palos Verdes High
    Palos Verdes Peninsula High

Feeder schools for Miraleste Intermediate:

Elementary:    Crestwood Street STEAM Magnet
    Dapplegray Elementary
    Mira Catalina Elementary
    Rancho Vista Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  21.3 Help
Number of students:  747

Racial breakdown:

White:
43.8%
Hispanic:
24.1%
Asian:
15.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.8% Help


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Compare Details Miraleste Intermediate ranks better than 93.9% of middle schools in California. It also ranks last among 3 ranked middle schools in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.18. (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 Student population at Miraleste Intermediate is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (43.8%), Hispanic (24.1%), Asian (15.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 8.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Miraleste Intermediate is 21.3, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Miraleste Intermediate is $6,054, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Miraleste Intermediate:

SchoolDigger ranks Miraleste Intermediate 170th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Miraleste Intermediate in the ranking list.)

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Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified 70th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Miraleste Intermediate

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Rank History for all students at Miraleste Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 90.03 118th 1769 93.3%
2005 87.10 162nd 1777 90.9%
2006 87.47 163rd 1804 91.0%
2007 87.70 164th 1999 91.8%
2008 88.30 137th 2005 93.2%
2009 87.96 136th 2063 93.4%
2010 87.49 143rd 2179 93.4%
2011 82.15 252nd 2236 88.7%
2012 88.52 117th 2259 94.8%
2013 94.91 9th 2379 99.6%
2015 89.67 230th 2477 90.7%
2016 91.81 186th 2497 92.6%
2017 89.18 257th 2508 89.8%
2018 89.04 261st 2480 89.5%
2019 90.71 250th 2715 90.8%
2022 92.10 219th 2740 92.0%
2023 94.18 169th 2788 93.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Miraleste Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.47 98th 462 78.8%
2019 68.84 177th 554 68.1%
2022 83.78 77th 665 88.4%
2023 79.44 117th 678 82.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Miraleste Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 90.66 84th 1532 94.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Miraleste Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.15 376th 2230 83.1%
2019 70.57 477th 2369 79.9%
2022 79.43 311th 2458 87.3%
2023 85.03 245th 2535 90.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Miraleste Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.60 226th 2262 90.0%
2019 90.78 204th 2380 91.4%
2022 88.89 256th 2509 89.8%
2023 92.20 191st 2535 92.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Miraleste Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.52 161st 1369 88.2%
2019 78.06 205th 1491 86.3%
2022 94.30 54th 1531 96.5%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Miraleste Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 83.26 25th 197 87.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Miraleste Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.57 291st 2273 87.2%
2019 88.44 274th 2407 88.6%
2022 93.29 167th 2527 93.4%
2023 94.39 146th 2546 94.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Miraleste Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.83 278th 700 60.3%
2019 77.39 151st 745 79.7%
2022 73.86 194th 733 73.5%
2023 76.07 155th 717 78.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Miraleste Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.46 299th 2072 85.6%
2019 87.89 170th 2213 92.3%
2022 88.02 165th 2359 93.0%
2023 93.57 96th 2379 96.0%
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Rank History for White students at Miraleste Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.35 291st 1496 80.5%
2019 79.74 268th 1602 83.3%
2022 81.39 222nd 1555 85.7%
2023 80.72 230th 1549 85.2%
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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 Miraleste Intermediate

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 614 19 322 23 0 n/a n/a 0 978
1989 565 21 330 35 1 n/a n/a 0 952
1990 530 25 331 25 0 n/a n/a 0 911
1991 503 24 406 29 0 n/a n/a 0 962
1992 608 18 278 43 2 n/a n/a 0 949
1993 599 16 292 47 0 n/a n/a 0 954
1994 592 19 286 58 2 n/a n/a 0 957
1995 603 21 239 65 0 n/a n/a 0 928
1996 603 21 239 65 0 n/a n/a 0 928
1997 654 21 264 54 0 n/a n/a 0 993
1998 664 32 272 67 1 n/a n/a 0 1036
1999 690 33 268 65 0 n/a n/a 0 1056
2000 779 34 264 73 0 n/a n/a 0 1150
2001 743 27 186 66 6 n/a n/a 0 1028
2002 801 16 121 79 1 n/a n/a 0 1018
2003 801 16 121 79 1 n/a n/a 0 1018
2004 793 18 132 84 2 n/a n/a 5 1034
2005 773 23 142 70 2 n/a n/a 6 1016
2006 713 21 157 70 2 n/a n/a 7 970
2007 691 24 146 83 1 n/a n/a 10 955
2008 650 28 155 89 2 n/a n/a 0 924
2009 664 24 134 90 1 3 13 0 929
2010 678 32 148 98 1 5 2 0 964
2011 637 31 146 120 2 5 4 0 945
2012 579 37 165 139 5 5 6 0 936
2013 550 39 159 138 7 5 22 0 920
2014 513 29 164 151 4 5 17 0 883
2015 494 30 152 158 3 1 27 0 865
2016 472 28 152 161 3 1 31 0 848
2017 518 29 137 155 2 2 48 0 891
2018 517 24 125 185 1 2 63 0 917
2019 468 32 127 215 0 4 69 0 915
2020 430 32 124 228 2 3 89 0 908
2021 351 16 120 213 2 2 82 0 786
2022 359 17 126 194 5 2 96 0 799
2023 327 14 118 180 3 2 103 0 747

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 Miraleste Intermediate

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 978 38.0 25.7 n/a
1989 952 38.2 24.9 n/a
1990 911 38.0 23.9 n/a
1991 962 36.5 26.3 n/a
1992 949 37.1 25.5 1.2
1993 954 34.5 27.7 2.5
1994 957 34.5 27.7 3
1995 928 33.0 28.1 3.1
1996 928 33.0 28.1 3.1
1997 993 34.3 29.0 4.1
1998 1036 41.5 25.0 5.3
1999 1056 44.0 24.0 3.2
2000 1150 47.8 24.1 3
2001 1028 45.6 22.5 2.6
2002 1018 45.4 22.4 4.5
2003 1018 45.4 22.4 4.5
2004 1034 44.8 23.1 4.6
2005 1016 43.9 23.1 2.2
2006 970 43.6 22.2 2.4
2007 955 40.4 23.6 3.5
2008 924 49.6 18.6 3.2
2009 929 40.7 18.8 3
2010 964 38.8 24.8 3.6
2011 945 n/a n/a 5
2012 936 38.1 24.5 4.8
2013 920 38.7 23.7 5.8
2014 883 33.7 26.2 5
2015 865 34.0 25.4 5.3
2016 848 33.0 25.6 6
2017 891 33.6 26.4 6.1
2018 917 33.8 27.0 10.3
2019 915 37.4 24.4 10.6
2020 908 n/a n/a 12.4
2021 786 38.6 20.3 8.7
2022 799 37.8 21.1 8.9
2023 747 34.9 21.3 8.8

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 Miraleste Intermediate

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 978 38.0 25.7 n/a
1989 952 38.2 24.9 n/a
1990 911 38.0 23.9 n/a
1991 962 36.5 26.3 n/a
1992 949 37.1 25.5 1.2
1993 954 34.5 27.7 2.5
1994 957 34.5 27.7 3
1995 928 33.0 28.1 3.1
1996 928 33.0 28.1 3.1
1997 993 34.3 29.0 4.1
1998 1036 41.5 25.0 5.3
1999 1056 44.0 24.0 3.2
2000 1150 47.8 24.1 3
2001 1028 45.6 22.5 2.6
2002 1018 45.4 22.4 4.5
2003 1018 45.4 22.4 4.5
2004 1034 44.8 23.1 4.6
2005 1016 43.9 23.1 2.2
2006 970 43.6 22.2 2.4
2007 955 40.4 23.6 3.5
2008 924 49.6 18.6 3.2
2009 929 40.7 18.8 3
2010 964 38.8 24.8 3.6
2011 945 n/a n/a 5
2012 936 38.1 24.5 4.8
2013 920 38.7 23.7 5.8
2014 883 33.7 26.2 5
2015 865 34.0 25.4 5.3
2016 848 33.0 25.6 6
2017 891 33.6 26.4 6.1
2018 917 33.8 27.0 10.3
2019 915 37.4 24.4 10.6
2020 908 n/a n/a 12.4
2021 786 38.6 20.3 8.7
2022 799 37.8 21.1 8.9
2023 747 34.9 21.3 8.8

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 Miraleste Intermediate

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,054

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Miraleste Intermediate

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 250th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 169th of 2788 Middle schools
 3.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Miraleste Intermediate)74.170.2
 3.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)75.477.4
 2.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Miraleste Intermediate)6958.9
 10%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)72.871.5
 1.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Miraleste Intermediate)72.679.5
 7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)80.182.2
 2.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Miraleste Intermediate)6366.3
 3.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)72.272.3
 0%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Miraleste Intermediate)6869.9
 1.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)7478.2
 4.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Miraleste Intermediate)6565
 0%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)68.469.3
 0.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Miraleste Intermediate)57.460.9
 3.5%
   8th Grade Science (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)59.464.2
 4.8%
   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 Students915747
 18.4%
African American3214
 56.3%
American Indian03
Asian127118
 7.1%
Hispanic215180
 16.3%
Pacific Islander42
 50%
White468327
 30.1%
Two or More Races69103
 49.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients10.6%8.8%
 1.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Miraleste Intermediate

Students at Miraleste Intermediate are 44% White, 24% Hispanic, 16% Asian, 14% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Students who attend Miraleste Intermediate usually go on to attend Palos Verdes High

Yes. Miraleste Intermediate ranks in the top 6.1% of California middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 747 students attended Miraleste Intermediate.


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