Richardson PREP High Middle

Summary:

Richardson PREP High Middle is a public middle school in San Bernardino, California, serving 602 students in grades 6-8. This school stands out as a high-performing institution, consistently outpacing the San Bernardino City Unified School District and the state of California in academic assessments.

Richardson PREP High Middle has demonstrated exceptional academic performance, with significantly higher percentages of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics compared to district and state averages. For example, in 8th grade ELA, 72.96% of Richardson PREP students were proficient or better, compared to 34.65% for the district and 45.66% for the state. The school has also been ranked among the top 5% of middle schools in California, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. Additionally, Richardson PREP excels in the performance of various student subgroups, ranking in the top 5% for Hispanic, White, and Low Socioeconomic Status students, and in the top 2% for African American and Asian students.

When compared to nearby middle schools in the San Bernardino City Unified and Rialto Unified districts, Richardson PREP High Middle stands out as a model of academic excellence. Schools like Colonel Joseph C. Rodriguez PREP Academy, Curtis Middle, and Warren F. Frisbie Middle lag behind Richardson PREP in academic proficiency and other key metrics. This makes Richardson PREP High Middle a standout choice for parents seeking a high-performing middle school in the San Bernardino area.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 455 S. K St.
       San Bernardino, CA  92410-2607


(909) 388-6438

District: San Bernardino City Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
114th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,397 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  23.7 Help
Number of students:  602

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
87.5%
White:
4.5%
African American:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.5% Help


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Compare Details Richardson PREP High Middle ranks better than 95.9% of middle schools in California. It also ranks first 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 96.25. (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 (87.5%), White (4.5%), African American (4.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 86.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the San Bernardino City Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Richardson PREP High Middle is 23.7. 9 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 Richardson PREP High Middle is $8,397, which is the highest among 11 middle schools in the San Bernardino City Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Richardson PREP High Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Richardson PREP High Middle 114th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Richardson PREP High 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 Richardson PREP High Middle

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Rank History for all students at Richardson PREP High Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 91.52 95th 1769 94.6%
2005 90.68 110th 1777 93.8%
2006 92.99 68th 1804 96.2%
2007 94.86 40th 1999 98.0%
2008 95.38 26th 2005 98.7%
2009 94.91 18th 2063 99.1%
2010 95.29 17th 2179 99.2%
2011 88.69 122nd 2236 94.5%
2012 90.44 72nd 2259 96.8%
2013 82.82 248th 2379 89.6%
2015 91.79 180th 2477 92.7%
2016 93.46 132nd 2497 94.7%
2017 96.43 73rd 2508 97.1%
2018 97.95 30th 2480 98.8%
2019 96.70 83rd 2715 96.9%
2022 94.84 147th 2740 94.6%
2023 96.25 113th 2788 95.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Richardson PREP High Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.75 8th 2230 99.6%
2019 99.36 16th 2369 99.3%
2022 99.14 21st 2458 99.1%
2023 99.15 18th 2535 99.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Richardson PREP High Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.97 33rd 2262 98.5%
2019 94.42 116th 2380 95.1%
2022 92.65 175th 2509 93.0%
2023 94.33 145th 2535 94.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Richardson PREP High Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.17 27th 2273 98.8%
2019 97.93 44th 2407 98.2%
2022 95.81 108th 2527 95.7%
2023 96.70 86th 2546 96.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Richardson PREP High Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 92.17 5th 733 99.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Richardson PREP High Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.91 2nd 600 99.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Richardson PREP High Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.79 6th 2072 99.7%
2019 99.31 13th 2213 99.4%
2022 99.16 16th 2359 99.3%
2023 99.36 12th 2379 99.5%
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Rank History for White students at Richardson PREP High Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.62 11th 1496 99.3%
2019 95.53 15th 1602 99.1%
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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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Data source: California Department of Education

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by a student
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Open Quote This was my first middle school and I wish I could go back. Some of my greatest friends were there. Unfortunately I moved away. This was a great school and it scores really well and all my teaches were encouraging. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Richardson PREP High Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 195 59 14 187 13 n/a n/a 0 468
1989 174 72 11 189 7 n/a n/a 0 453
1990 167 71 13 200 8 n/a n/a 0 459
1991 158 68 14 211 9 n/a n/a 0 460
1992 199 60 11 238 15 n/a n/a 0 523
1993 216 68 22 225 16 n/a n/a 0 547
1994 231 82 25 204 18 n/a n/a 0 560
1995 213 79 22 250 8 n/a n/a 0 572
1996 213 79 22 250 8 n/a n/a 0 572
1997 209 67 31 256 10 n/a n/a 0 573
1998 200 59 31 254 10 n/a n/a 0 554
1999 223 64 32 260 7 n/a n/a 0 586
2000 224 68 27 257 9 n/a n/a 0 585
2001 197 64 35 277 9 n/a n/a 0 582
2002 146 62 27 340 8 n/a n/a 1 584
2003 146 62 27 340 8 n/a n/a 1 584
2004 161 75 31 349 10 n/a n/a 2 628
2005 166 70 30 363 7 n/a n/a 2 638
2006 164 83 34 346 6 n/a n/a 3 636
2007 133 64 26 359 6 n/a n/a 8 596
2008 123 78 14 381 4 n/a n/a 0 600
2009 105 80 24 393 6 0 6 0 614
2010 102 82 23 394 4 1 6 0 612
2011 90 80 19 393 4 1 7 0 594
2012 76 71 16 432 4 0 9 0 608
2013 58 66 15 445 3 3 7 0 597
2014 59 57 18 469 2 5 6 0 616
2015 60 58 22 455 3 4 7 0 609
2016 57 50 24 468 3 3 12 0 617
2017 52 40 22 486 3 1 13 0 617
2018 48 33 19 495 3 1 14 0 613
2019 39 27 18 504 4 1 6 0 599
2020 32 29 22 498 2 3 11 0 597
2021 27 31 24 507 1 4 10 0 604
2022 29 22 20 501 0 4 3 0 579
2023 27 25 16 527 1 1 5 0 602

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 Richardson PREP High Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 468 18.9 24.7 n/a
1989 453 18.5 24.4 n/a
1990 459 19.9 23.0 n/a
1991 460 19.0 24.2 n/a
1992 523 19.3 27.0 31.5
1993 547 21.0 26.0 32.7
1994 560 22.0 25.5 35
1995 572 22.0 26.0 43.5
1996 572 22.0 26.0 43.5
1997 573 22.0 26.0 43.8
1998 554 23.0 24.1 45.1
1999 586 24.0 24.4 37.5
2000 585 23.0 25.4 39
2001 582 24.0 24.3 32.8
2002 584 24.9 23.5 54.9
2003 584 24.9 23.5 54.9
2004 628 25.0 25.1 54.3
2005 638 25.0 25.5 56.8
2006 636 26.3 24.2 58.5
2007 596 13.3 44.8 63.9
2008 600 28.2 21.3 68.2
2009 614 25.2 21.8 71
2010 612 25.0 24.4 81.5
2011 594 n/a n/a 76.1
2012 608 25.0 24.3 n/a
2013 597 25.0 23.8 87.4
2014 616 25.0 24.6 87
2015 609 25.0 24.3 83.3
2016 617 25.0 24.6 80.9
2017 617 23.0 26.8 80.4
2018 613 26.0 23.5 80.9
2019 599 26.0 23.0 84.5
2020 597 n/a n/a 84.6
2021 604 25.0 24.1 84.6
2022 579 24.5 23.6 78.9
2023 602 25.3 23.7 86.5

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 Richardson PREP High Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 468 18.9 24.7 n/a
1989 453 18.5 24.4 n/a
1990 459 19.9 23.0 n/a
1991 460 19.0 24.2 n/a
1992 523 19.3 27.0 31.5
1993 547 21.0 26.0 32.7
1994 560 22.0 25.5 35
1995 572 22.0 26.0 43.5
1996 572 22.0 26.0 43.5
1997 573 22.0 26.0 43.8
1998 554 23.0 24.1 45.1
1999 586 24.0 24.4 37.5
2000 585 23.0 25.4 39
2001 582 24.0 24.3 32.8
2002 584 24.9 23.5 54.9
2003 584 24.9 23.5 54.9
2004 628 25.0 25.1 54.3
2005 638 25.0 25.5 56.8
2006 636 26.3 24.2 58.5
2007 596 13.3 44.8 63.9
2008 600 28.2 21.3 68.2
2009 614 25.2 21.8 71
2010 612 25.0 24.4 81.5
2011 594 n/a n/a 76.1
2012 608 25.0 24.3 n/a
2013 597 25.0 23.8 87.4
2014 616 25.0 24.6 87
2015 609 25.0 24.3 83.3
2016 617 25.0 24.6 80.9
2017 617 23.0 26.8 80.4
2018 613 26.0 23.5 80.9
2019 599 26.0 23.0 84.5
2020 597 n/a n/a 84.6
2021 604 25.0 24.1 84.6
2022 579 24.5 23.6 78.9
2023 602 25.3 23.7 86.5

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 Richardson PREP High Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,397

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Richardson PREP High 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 83rd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 113th of 2788 Middle schools
 1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Richardson PREP High Middle)89.886.7
 3.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Bernardino City Unified)40.134.6
 5.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Richardson PREP High Middle)69.979.3
 9.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (San Bernardino City Unified)28.222.3
 5.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Richardson PREP High Middle)94.379.4
 15%
   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 (Richardson PREP High Middle)85.675.9
 9.7%
   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 (Richardson PREP High Middle)87.873
 14.9%
   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 (Richardson PREP High Middle)92.970.9
 22%
   8th Grade Mathematics (San Bernardino City Unified)25.716.6
 9.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Richardson PREP High Middle)49.849.5
 0.3%
   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 Students599602
 0.5%
African American2725
 7.4%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian1816
 11.1%
Hispanic504527
 4.6%
Pacific Islander11
White3927
 30.8%
Two or More Races65
 16.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients84.5%86.5%
 2.1%


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Students at Richardson PREP High Middle are 88% Hispanic, 4% White, 4% African American, 3% Asian.

Yes! Richardson PREP High Middle is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 114th of 2798 California middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 602 students attended Richardson PREP High Middle.


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