La Paz Middle

Public 7-8

 1300 N. Sanborn Rd.
       Salinas, CA  93905-4127


(831) 796-7900

District: Salinas Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
2083rd of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,471 Help


Students who attend La Paz Middle usually attend:

High:    Alisal High

Feeder schools for La Paz Middle:

Elementary:    Alisal Community
    Cesar E. Chavez Elementary
    Frank Paul Elementary
    Oscar F. Loya Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  22.1 Help
Number of students:  1,148

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
98.3%
Asian:
0.6%
Two or more races:
0.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  96.3% Help


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Compare Details La Paz Middle ranks worse than 74.4% of middle schools in California. It also ranks last among 4 ranked middle schools in the Salinas Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.23. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details La Paz Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Salinas Union High School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (98.3%), Asian (0.6%), two or more races (0.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 96.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Salinas Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at La Paz Middle is 22.1. 2 middle schools in the Salinas Union High School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at La Paz Middle is $9,471, which is the 2nd highest among 4 middle schools in the Salinas Union High School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

La Paz Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks La Paz Middle 2083rd of 2798 California public middle schools. (See La Paz Middle in the ranking list.)

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Salinas Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Salinas Union High 1005th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for La Paz Middle

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Rank History for all students at La Paz Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 15.50 1560th 1769 11.8%
2005 24.40 1354th 1777 23.8%
2006 36.68 1099th 1804 39.1%
2007 31.59 1349th 1999 32.5%
2008 26.18 1532nd 2005 23.6%
2009 26.99 1550th 2063 24.9%
2010 29.81 1581st 2179 27.4%
2011 28.69 1684th 2236 24.7%
2012 29.64 1652nd 2259 26.9%
2013 39.81 1432nd 2379 39.8%
2015 18.09 2078th 2477 16.1%
2016 21.83 1952nd 2497 21.8%
2017 28.77 1700th 2508 32.2%
2018 26.81 1761st 2480 29.0%
2019 25.79 1968th 2715 27.5%
2022 29.95 1778th 2740 35.1%
2023 24.23 2077th 2788 25.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at La Paz Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.06 345th 1364 74.7%
2019 44.83 547th 1442 62.1%
2022 50.05 474th 1540 69.2%
2023 37.39 870th 1523 42.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at La Paz Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 37.35 839th 1532 45.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at La Paz Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.09 1385th 2230 37.9%
2019 35.30 1481st 2369 37.5%
2022 44.49 1182nd 2458 51.9%
2023 33.22 1621st 2535 36.1%
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Rank History for Migrant students at La Paz Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 35.86 53rd 86 38.4%
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Rank History for Female students at La Paz Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.51 1687th 2262 25.4%
2019 23.71 1832nd 2380 23.0%
2022 27.65 1740th 2509 30.6%
2023 24.75 1891st 2535 25.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at La Paz Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.91 1250th 1369 8.7%
2019 23.74 1268th 1491 15.0%
2022 38.56 804th 1531 47.5%
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Rank History for Male students at La Paz Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.43 1612th 2273 29.1%
2019 26.04 1761st 2407 26.8%
2022 32.44 1565th 2527 38.1%
2023 23.72 1926th 2546 24.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at La Paz Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.11 1260th 2072 39.2%
2019 35.05 1398th 2213 36.8%
2022 40.50 1277th 2359 45.9%
2023 31.89 1558th 2379 34.5%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a citizen
Friday, June 26, 2020

Open Quote absolutely horrible. The Principal and VP are racist. The will never be able to run a school and the sooner the district realizes that the better. I feel sorry for the students Close Quote



Enrollment information for La Paz Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 23 6 34 997 4 n/a n/a 1 1065
2003 23 6 34 997 4 n/a n/a 1 1065
2004 19 12 25 1011 6 n/a n/a 0 1073
2005 19 12 21 1000 3 n/a n/a 0 1055
2006 14 8 19 959 2 n/a n/a 0 1002
2007 13 6 14 950 0 n/a n/a 1 984
2008 8 3 18 949 n/a n/a n/a 0 978
2009 9 5 16 921 0 0 1 0 952
2010 9 4 20 865 0 0 0 0 898
2011 10 1 19 824 0 0 1 0 855
2012 11 0 15 837 1 1 5 0 870
2013 20 2 13 855 2 0 0 0 892
2014 15 1 9 903 1 1 0 0 930
2015 12 2 9 1014 0 1 0 0 1038
2016 17 1 8 1035 0 0 0 0 1061
2017 16 0 11 1023 0 0 0 0 1050
2018 18 0 6 1090 0 0 0 0 1114
2019 15 1 4 1178 0 1 2 0 1201
2020 15 1 6 1178 0 0 7 0 1207
2021 15 1 12 1159 0 0 7 0 1194
2022 4 1 15 1132 1 1 1 1 1156
2023 4 3 7 1128 0 0 6 0 1148

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 La Paz Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 1065 49.1 21.7 79.1
2003 1065 49.1 21.7 79.1
2004 1073 48.3 22.2 84.1
2005 1055 49.1 21.5 86.5
2006 1002 47.0 21.3 0
2007 984 43.8 22.5 83.7
2008 978 52.7 18.6 84.2
2009 952 50.7 16.8 86
2010 898 47.0 19.1 86.5
2011 855 n/a n/a 85.7
2012 870 45.7 19.0 n/a
2013 892 45.5 19.5 89.7
2014 930 47.1 19.7 85.3
2015 1038 50.0 20.7 87.1
2016 1061 48.0 22.1 82.5
2017 1050 42.5 24.7 89.4
2018 1114 50.0 22.2 87.3
2019 1201 55.1 21.7 88.7
2020 1207 n/a n/a 88
2021 1194 49.4 24.1 92.5
2022 1156 54.0 21.4 92
2023 1148 51.7 22.1 96.3

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 La Paz Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 1065 49.1 21.7 79.1
2003 1065 49.1 21.7 79.1
2004 1073 48.3 22.2 84.1
2005 1055 49.1 21.5 86.5
2006 1002 47.0 21.3 0
2007 984 43.8 22.5 83.7
2008 978 52.7 18.6 84.2
2009 952 50.7 16.8 86
2010 898 47.0 19.1 86.5
2011 855 n/a n/a 85.7
2012 870 45.7 19.0 n/a
2013 892 45.5 19.5 89.7
2014 930 47.1 19.7 85.3
2015 1038 50.0 20.7 87.1
2016 1061 48.0 22.1 82.5
2017 1050 42.5 24.7 89.4
2018 1114 50.0 22.2 87.3
2019 1201 55.1 21.7 88.7
2020 1207 n/a n/a 88
2021 1194 49.4 24.1 92.5
2022 1156 54.0 21.4 92
2023 1148 51.7 22.1 96.3

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 La Paz Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,471

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

Impact of COVID-19 on La Paz Middle

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 1968th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2077th of 2788 Middle schools
 2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (La Paz Middle)34.235.2
 1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Salinas Union High)35.533.7
 1.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (La Paz Middle)17.914.1
 3.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Salinas Union High)22.218.2
 3.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (La Paz Middle)32.432.6
 0.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Salinas Union High)36.134.9
 1.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (La Paz Middle)28.211.5
 16.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Salinas Union High)25.416.1
 9.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (La Paz Middle)16.512
 4.5%
   8th Grade Science (Salinas Union High)21.317
 4.3%
   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 Students12011148
 4.4%
African American13
 200%
American Indian00
Asian47
 75%
Hispanic11781128
 4.2%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White154
 73.3%
Two or More Races26
 200%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients88.7%96.3%
 7.6%


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La Paz Middle ranks 2083rd of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students who attend La Paz Middle usually go on to attend Alisal High

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,148 students attended La Paz Middle.

Students at La Paz Middle are 98% Hispanic.


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