Curtis Middle

Summary:

Curtis Middle is a public middle school located in San Bernardino, California, serving grades 7-8 with a student population of 703. The school is part of the San Bernardino City Unified school district, which is ranked 1253 out of 1560 districts in California and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Curtis Middle faces significant challenges, with a student population that is 87.62% Hispanic and a very high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds (95.16% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch). The school consistently ranks in the bottom quarter of California middle schools, with only 28.78% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and just 10.52% proficient in Mathematics, compared to state averages of 46.66% and 34.62%, respectively. Additionally, Curtis Middle has a very high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 14.3% to 38.0% in recent years, which is likely a significant contributor to the school's low academic performance.

In comparison, Richardson PREP High Middle, another school in the San Bernardino City Unified district, ranks in the top 5% of California middle schools and significantly outperforms Curtis Middle on standardized tests. This highlights the significant challenges facing Curtis Middle and the need for a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to address the school's struggles and improve student outcomes.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 1050 N. Delrosa Dr.
       San Bernardino, CA  92410-4112


(909) 388-6332

District: San Bernardino City Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2218th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,607 Help


Students who attend Curtis Middle usually attend:

High:    Indian Springs High

Feeder schools for Curtis Middle:

Elementary:    Bing Wong Elementary
    E. Neal Roberts Elementary
    H. Frank Dominguez Elementary
    Lytle Creek Elementary
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Student/teacher ratio:  22.2 Help
Number of students:  703

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
87.6%
African American:
7.1%
Two or more races:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  95.2% Help


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Compare Details Curtis Middle ranks worse than 79.3% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 7th among 10 ranked middle schools in the San Bernardino City Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.83. (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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (87.6%), African American (7.1%), two or more races (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 95.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Curtis Middle is 22.2. 6 middle schools in the San Bernardino City Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Curtis Middle is $6,607, which is the 5th highest among 10 middle schools in the San Bernardino City Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Curtis Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Curtis Middle 2218th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Curtis Middle in the ranking list.)

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San Bernardino City Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Bernardino City Unified 1253rd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Curtis Middle

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Rank History for all students at Curtis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 17.40 1508th 1769 14.8%
2005 14.05 1590th 1777 10.5%
2006 14.78 1604th 1804 11.1%
2007 17.76 1706th 1999 14.7%
2008 18.05 1732nd 2005 13.6%
2009 18.89 1759th 2063 14.7%
2010 22.14 1786th 2179 18.0%
2011 19.76 1912th 2236 14.5%
2012 17.70 1975th 2259 12.6%
2013 31.63 1656th 2379 30.4%
2015 22.06 1948th 2477 21.4%
2016 29.46 1667th 2497 33.2%
2017 32.48 1603rd 2508 36.1%
2018 30.50 1649th 2480 33.5%
2019 25.12 1987th 2715 26.8%
2022 18.12 2303rd 2740 15.9%
2023 20.83 2212th 2788 20.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Curtis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.69 459th 1364 66.3%
2019 43.77 573rd 1442 60.3%
2022 39.51 782nd 1540 49.2%
2023 34.00 1027th 1523 32.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Curtis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 29.19 1100th 1532 28.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Curtis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.41 1126th 2230 49.5%
2019 37.11 1420th 2369 40.1%
2022 24.43 1923rd 2458 21.8%
2023 28.00 1838th 2535 27.5%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Curtis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 33.27 229th 336 31.8%
2023 43.72 149th 321 53.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Curtis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.85 1618th 2262 28.5%
2019 23.88 1826th 2380 23.3%
2022 17.30 2181st 2509 13.1%
2023 20.70 2057th 2535 18.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Curtis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.15 1047th 1369 23.5%
2019 32.24 962nd 1491 35.5%
2022 24.82 1267th 1531 17.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Curtis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.12 1438th 2273 36.7%
2019 25.18 1791st 2407 25.6%
2022 19.42 2082nd 2527 17.6%
2023 21.24 2033rd 2546 20.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Curtis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.18 327th 600 45.5%
2019 29.52 456th 643 29.1%
2022 20.23 551st 637 13.5%
2023 22.82 507th 609 16.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Curtis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.20 1100th 2072 46.9%
2019 36.79 1351st 2213 39.0%
2022 24.90 1823rd 2359 22.7%
2023 28.14 1709th 2379 28.2%
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Rank History for White students at Curtis Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 10.81 1456th 1602 9.1%
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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 Curtis Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 496 189 49 338 41 n/a n/a 0 1113
1989 232 126 36 322 21 n/a n/a 0 737
1990 222 139 47 423 18 n/a n/a 0 849
1991 231 153 54 506 21 n/a n/a 0 965
1992 201 165 58 547 12 n/a n/a 0 983
1993 190 167 71 550 16 n/a n/a 0 994
1994 160 154 82 632 14 n/a n/a 0 1042
1995 162 175 81 686 6 n/a n/a 0 1110
1996 162 175 81 686 6 n/a n/a 0 1110
1997 161 177 74 671 9 n/a n/a 0 1092
1998 149 168 68 667 7 n/a n/a 0 1059
1999 148 206 65 699 11 n/a n/a 0 1129
2000 152 197 50 811 14 n/a n/a 0 1224
2001 149 209 53 794 10 n/a n/a 0 1215
2002 133 268 46 728 13 n/a n/a 3 1191
2003 133 268 46 728 13 n/a n/a 3 1191
2004 126 269 46 888 16 n/a n/a 2 1347
2005 119 270 52 955 12 n/a n/a 7 1415
2006 94 204 39 1019 8 n/a n/a 0 1364
2007 87 220 36 1004 10 n/a n/a 0 1357
2008 83 188 11 980 10 n/a n/a 0 1272
2009 55 141 21 880 7 2 7 0 1113
2010 49 128 20 792 7 6 4 0 1006
2011 42 124 26 789 3 5 4 0 993
2012 46 135 20 794 3 1 14 0 1013
2013 36 105 17 729 4 5 16 0 912
2014 28 113 23 731 6 1 9 0 911
2015 23 87 20 686 4 0 7 0 827
2016 25 76 14 674 2 1 26 0 818
2017 22 67 13 670 4 2 40 0 818
2018 21 86 13 712 0 0 9 0 841
2019 16 89 11 785 0 2 22 0 925
2020 12 87 12 800 0 2 16 0 929
2021 9 63 6 667 0 1 10 0 756
2022 9 50 7 586 1 1 11 0 665
2023 11 50 9 616 0 1 16 0 703

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 Curtis Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1113 47.4 23.4 n/a
1989 737 24.4 30.2 n/a
1990 849 33.1 25.6 n/a
1991 965 41.0 23.5 n/a
1992 983 41.7 23.5 58.4
1993 994 49.7 20.0 75.1
1994 1042 46.9 22.2 85.2
1995 1110 49.2 22.6 88.6
1996 1110 49.2 22.6 88.6
1997 1092 50.0 21.8 91.1
1998 1059 46.0 23.0 95
1999 1129 50.0 22.6 93.6
2000 1224 56.0 21.9 94.3
2001 1215 52.0 23.4 92
2002 1191 57.0 20.9 96.5
2003 1191 57.0 20.9 96.5
2004 1347 55.5 24.3 98.4
2005 1415 58.0 24.4 96.9
2006 1364 56.3 24.2 93.5
2007 1357 36.3 37.4 90.9
2008 1272 55.7 22.8 96.5
2009 1113 48.6 19.3 96.1
2010 1006 53.0 18.9 97.2
2011 993 n/a n/a 96.6
2012 1013 50.0 20.2 n/a
2013 912 40.0 22.7 98.9
2014 911 40.0 22.7 96.3
2015 827 39.0 21.2 96.6
2016 818 34.0 24.0 98.2
2017 818 29.0 28.2 93.8
2018 841 31.0 27.1 95
2019 925 36.0 25.6 95.4
2020 929 n/a n/a 95.9
2021 756 35.5 21.2 96.4
2022 665 31.5 21.1 89.6
2023 703 31.6 22.2 95.2

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 Curtis Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1113 47.4 23.4 n/a
1989 737 24.4 30.2 n/a
1990 849 33.1 25.6 n/a
1991 965 41.0 23.5 n/a
1992 983 41.7 23.5 58.4
1993 994 49.7 20.0 75.1
1994 1042 46.9 22.2 85.2
1995 1110 49.2 22.6 88.6
1996 1110 49.2 22.6 88.6
1997 1092 50.0 21.8 91.1
1998 1059 46.0 23.0 95
1999 1129 50.0 22.6 93.6
2000 1224 56.0 21.9 94.3
2001 1215 52.0 23.4 92
2002 1191 57.0 20.9 96.5
2003 1191 57.0 20.9 96.5
2004 1347 55.5 24.3 98.4
2005 1415 58.0 24.4 96.9
2006 1364 56.3 24.2 93.5
2007 1357 36.3 37.4 90.9
2008 1272 55.7 22.8 96.5
2009 1113 48.6 19.3 96.1
2010 1006 53.0 18.9 97.2
2011 993 n/a n/a 96.6
2012 1013 50.0 20.2 n/a
2013 912 40.0 22.7 98.9
2014 911 40.0 22.7 96.3
2015 827 39.0 21.2 96.6
2016 818 34.0 24.0 98.2
2017 818 29.0 28.2 93.8
2018 841 31.0 27.1 95
2019 925 36.0 25.6 95.4
2020 929 n/a n/a 95.9
2021 756 35.5 21.2 96.4
2022 665 31.5 21.1 89.6
2023 703 31.6 22.2 95.2

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 Curtis Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,607

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Curtis 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 1987th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2212th of 2788 Middle schools
 6.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Curtis Middle)36.829.7
 7.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Bernardino City Unified)42.734.6
 8.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Curtis Middle)1913.1
 5.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (San Bernardino City Unified)25.319.7
 5.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Curtis Middle)32.928
 4.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Bernardino City Unified)39.534.7
 4.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Curtis Middle)19.27.7
 11.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (San Bernardino City Unified)25.716.6
 9.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Curtis Middle)19.315.4
 4%
   8th Grade Science (San Bernardino City Unified)21.719
 2.7%
   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 Students925703
 24%
African American8950
 43.8%
American Indian00
Asian119
 18.2%
Hispanic785616
 21.5%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White1611
 31.3%
Two or More Races2216
 27.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients95.4%95.2%
 0.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Curtis Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 703 students attended Curtis Middle.

Curtis Middle ranks in the bottom 20.7% of California middle schools.

Students at Curtis Middle are 88% Hispanic, 7% African American, 2% Two or more races, 2% White, 1% Asian.

Students who attend Curtis Middle usually go on to attend Indian Springs High


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