Ben F. Kolb Middle

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Ben F. Kolb Middle is a public middle school in Rialto, California, serving 901 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Rialto Unified School District, which is ranked 1220 out of 1560 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Ben F. Kolb Middle faces several challenges, including a low statewide ranking of 1685 out of 2788 California middle schools and a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's academic performance, as measured by state assessments, is below the state and district averages in both English Language Arts and Mathematics, though it is slightly better than the district average. The school's diverse student population is majority Hispanic (78.02%) with significant African American (16.32%) and White (2.66%) populations. While African American and Hispanic students perform better than the overall school, White students and students with disabilities perform poorly, ranking in the bottom quarter of schools statewide. Additionally, the school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 8.8% in 2017-2018 to 27.1% in 2022-2023.

Compared to nearby schools, Ben F. Kolb Middle's performance is generally on par with or slightly better than other middle schools in the Rialto Unified School District, such as Rialto Middle and Warren F. Frisbie Middle. However, it lags behind schools in the Fontana Unified School District, such as Wayne Ruble Middle, which has significantly higher academic performance. Despite the school's overall challenges, its performance for homeless students is relatively strong, ranking in the top third of California middle schools for this subgroup.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 2351 N. Spruce St.
       Rialto, CA  92377-4505


(909) 820-7849

District: Rialto Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1687th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,950 Help


Students who attend Ben F. Kolb Middle usually attend:

High:    Eisenhower High
    Wilmer Amina Carter High

Feeder schools for Ben F. Kolb Middle:

Elementary:    Elizabeth T. Hughbanks Elementary
    Lena M. Preston Elementary
    W.J.C. Trapp Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  24.9 Help
Number of students:  901

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
78.0%
African American:
16.3%
White:
2.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80% Help


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Compare Details Ben F. Kolb Middle ranks worse than 60.3% of middle schools in California. It also ranks first among 5 ranked middle schools in the Rialto Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.34. (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 Ben F. Kolb Middle has the smallest middle school student body size in the Rialto Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (78%), African American (16.3%), White (2.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 80% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ben F. Kolb Middle is 24.9, which is the highest among 5 middle schools in the Rialto Unified School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ben F. Kolb Middle is $7,950. 2 middle schools in the Rialto Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ben F. Kolb Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Ben F. Kolb Middle 1687th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Ben F. Kolb Middle in the ranking list.)

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Rialto Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Rialto Unified 1220th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ben F. Kolb Middle

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Rank History for all students at Ben F. Kolb Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 16.31 1536th 1769 13.2%
2005 14.37 1582nd 1777 11.0%
2006 18.67 1521st 1804 15.7%
2007 17.91 1700th 1999 15.0%
2008 20.03 1678th 2005 16.3%
2009 21.04 1714th 2063 16.9%
2010 19.46 1864th 2179 14.5%
2011 27.48 1715th 2236 23.3%
2012 31.62 1593rd 2259 29.5%
2013 36.14 1539th 2379 35.3%
2015 31.56 1581st 2477 36.2%
2016 24.22 1863rd 2497 25.4%
2017 18.27 2096th 2508 16.4%
2018 17.24 2103rd 2480 15.2%
2019 24.12 2020th 2715 25.6%
2022 38.29 1515th 2740 44.7%
2023 33.34 1685th 2788 39.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ben F. Kolb Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.38 1240th 1364 9.1%
2019 36.10 831st 1442 42.4%
2022 32.92 1089th 1540 29.3%
2023 40.42 754th 1523 50.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ben F. Kolb Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 22.72 1358th 1532 11.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ben F. Kolb Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.91 1840th 2230 17.5%
2019 30.41 1674th 2369 29.3%
2022 49.79 1024th 2458 58.3%
2023 38.49 1390th 2535 45.2%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Ben F. Kolb Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 39.27 190th 336 43.5%
2023 57.43 104th 321 67.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Ben F. Kolb Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.73 1890th 2262 16.4%
2019 26.55 1736th 2380 27.1%
2022 36.31 1457th 2509 41.9%
2023 33.14 1540th 2535 39.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Ben F. Kolb Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.32 1121st 1369 18.1%
2019 33.17 929th 1491 37.7%
2022 22.08 1390th 1531 9.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Ben F. Kolb Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.16 2046th 2273 10.0%
2019 21.03 1945th 2407 19.2%
2022 40.20 1334th 2527 47.2%
2023 33.37 1547th 2546 39.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Ben F. Kolb Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.18 392nd 600 34.7%
2019 46.62 311th 643 51.6%
2022 46.66 292nd 637 54.2%
2023 38.00 358th 609 41.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ben F. Kolb Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.19 1673rd 2072 19.3%
2019 31.62 1481st 2213 33.1%
2022 56.85 805th 2359 65.9%
2023 49.75 991st 2379 58.3%
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Rank History for White students at Ben F. Kolb Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.49 1254th 1496 16.2%
2019 26.37 1194th 1602 25.5%
2022 15.15 1361st 1555 12.5%
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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 Ben F. Kolb Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 658 333 29 337 2 n/a n/a 0 1359
1989 695 363 30 388 0 n/a n/a 0 1476
1990 706 414 51 454 3 n/a n/a 0 1628
1991 652 516 67 498 3 n/a n/a 0 1736
1992 571 507 79 526 1 n/a n/a 0 1684
1993 411 375 56 442 0 n/a n/a 0 1284
1994 414 373 60 453 0 n/a n/a 0 1300
1995 187 245 24 297 1 n/a n/a 0 754
1996 187 245 24 297 1 n/a n/a 0 754
1997 168 254 29 339 1 n/a n/a 0 791
1998 165 254 30 340 2 n/a n/a 0 791
1999 191 395 35 544 3 n/a n/a 0 1168
2000 189 418 38 545 4 n/a n/a 0 1194
2001 179 468 47 639 4 n/a n/a 0 1337
2002 143 451 21 756 5 n/a n/a 0 1376
2003 143 451 21 756 5 n/a n/a 0 1376
2004 139 453 18 815 6 n/a n/a 0 1431
2005 114 411 17 845 5 n/a n/a 0 1392
2006 88 354 18 880 1 n/a n/a 0 1341
2007 86 316 21 848 5 n/a n/a 6 1282
2008 70 288 19 842 8 n/a n/a 0 1227
2009 75 264 13 782 10 4 19 0 1167
2010 73 238 10 722 4 4 8 0 1059
2011 56 215 11 706 3 4 18 0 1013
2012 71 197 16 717 4 2 7 0 1014
2013 62 191 15 710 3 3 9 0 993
2014 64 168 15 752 9 7 16 0 1031
2015 56 164 12 715 5 9 10 0 971
2016 43 156 11 728 2 7 13 0 960
2017 46 141 14 757 1 10 13 0 982
2018 43 141 11 772 1 7 10 0 985
2019 41 138 14 815 1 4 9 0 1022
2020 43 115 10 828 2 5 7 0 1010
2021 40 142 10 835 2 3 10 0 1042
2022 32 140 6 735 2 5 14 1 935
2023 24 147 8 703 0 6 13 0 901

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 Ben F. Kolb Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1359 53.9 25.2 n/a
1989 1476 54.5 27.0 n/a
1990 1628 59.6 27.3 n/a
1991 1736 66.6 26.0 n/a
1992 1684 67.7 24.8 23.3
1993 1284 57.0 22.5 34.3
1994 1300 57.1 22.8 37.2
1995 754 36.6 20.6 44.6
1996 754 36.6 20.6 44.6
1997 791 34.4 23.0 49.3
1998 791 36.0 22.0 55.5
1999 1168 48.2 24.2 64.2
2000 1194 51.2 23.3 58.3
2001 1337 54.4 24.6 66
2002 1376 62.6 22.0 60.7
2003 1376 62.6 22.0 60.7
2004 1431 58.8 24.3 56.4
2005 1392 58.6 23.8 58.8
2006 1341 58.0 23.1 60.6
2007 1282 59.6 21.5 64.4
2008 1227 63.2 19.4 73.2
2009 1167 52.6 19.3 75.6
2010 1059 56.0 18.9 79.3
2011 1013 n/a n/a 82.7
2012 1014 55.9 18.1 n/a
2013 993 48.5 20.4 71.2
2014 1031 50.4 20.4 75.7
2015 971 49.0 19.8 76.5
2016 960 37.0 25.9 81.1
2017 982 38.4 25.5 81.8
2018 985 39.8 24.7 82.9
2019 1022 38.1 26.8 85.7
2020 1010 n/a n/a 85.2
2021 1042 39.0 26.7 87.2
2022 935 35.0 26.6 81.9
2023 901 36.1 24.9 80

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 Ben F. Kolb Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1359 53.9 25.2 n/a
1989 1476 54.5 27.0 n/a
1990 1628 59.6 27.3 n/a
1991 1736 66.6 26.0 n/a
1992 1684 67.7 24.8 23.3
1993 1284 57.0 22.5 34.3
1994 1300 57.1 22.8 37.2
1995 754 36.6 20.6 44.6
1996 754 36.6 20.6 44.6
1997 791 34.4 23.0 49.3
1998 791 36.0 22.0 55.5
1999 1168 48.2 24.2 64.2
2000 1194 51.2 23.3 58.3
2001 1337 54.4 24.6 66
2002 1376 62.6 22.0 60.7
2003 1376 62.6 22.0 60.7
2004 1431 58.8 24.3 56.4
2005 1392 58.6 23.8 58.8
2006 1341 58.0 23.1 60.6
2007 1282 59.6 21.5 64.4
2008 1227 63.2 19.4 73.2
2009 1167 52.6 19.3 75.6
2010 1059 56.0 18.9 79.3
2011 1013 n/a n/a 82.7
2012 1014 55.9 18.1 n/a
2013 993 48.5 20.4 71.2
2014 1031 50.4 20.4 75.7
2015 971 49.0 19.8 76.5
2016 960 37.0 25.9 81.1
2017 982 38.4 25.5 81.8
2018 985 39.8 24.7 82.9
2019 1022 38.1 26.8 85.7
2020 1010 n/a n/a 85.2
2021 1042 39.0 26.7 87.2
2022 935 35.0 26.6 81.9
2023 901 36.1 24.9 80

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 Ben F. Kolb Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,950

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ben F. Kolb Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2020th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1685th of 2788 Middle schools
 14%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ben F. Kolb Middle)38.639.3
 0.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rialto Unified)31.529.9
 1.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Ben F. Kolb Middle)22.419.3
 3.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Rialto Unified)18.917.3
 1.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ben F. Kolb Middle)32.241.5
 9.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rialto Unified)32.633.8
 1.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Ben F. Kolb Middle)16.918.9
 2.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Rialto Unified)14.214.3
 0.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ben F. Kolb Middle)33.535.3
 1.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rialto Unified)29.331
 1.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Ben F. Kolb Middle)17.215.7
 1.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Rialto Unified)14.112.1
 1.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Ben F. Kolb Middle)1718
 1.1%
   8th Grade Science (Rialto Unified)13.815.3
 1.4%
   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 Students1022901
 11.8%
African American138147
 6.5%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian148
 42.9%
Hispanic815703
 13.7%
Pacific Islander46
 50%
White4124
 41.5%
Two or More Races913
 44.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients85.7%80%
 5.7%


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Students at Ben F. Kolb Middle are 78% Hispanic, 16% African American, 3% White, 1% Two or more races.

Students who attend Ben F. Kolb Middle usually go on to attend Eisenhower High

In the 2022-23 school year, 901 students attended Ben F. Kolb Middle.

Ben F. Kolb Middle ranks 1687th of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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