Tierra Linda Middle

Summary:

Tierra Linda Middle is a public middle school located in San Carlos, California, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 458 students. This exceptional school consistently ranks among the top middle schools in the state, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for several consecutive years.

Tierra Linda Middle's academic performance is truly impressive, with students consistently outperforming the state and the San Carlos Elementary district in standardized test scores across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 78.33% of Tierra Linda Middle students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 80.27% in the district and 46.66% statewide. In Mathematics, 70.65% of Tierra Linda Middle students were proficient or better, compared to 77.12% in the district and 34.62% statewide. The school also excels in the performance of various student subgroups, including female students, male students, Asian students, White students, and multi-racial students, all of which rank in the top 100 schools in California for their respective subgroups.

Tierra Linda Middle's exceptional performance extends beyond just academic achievement. The school has relatively low chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 0.8% in the 2020-2021 school year to 10.6% in the 2022-2023 school year, which is lower than the state average. Additionally, the school has a relatively low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, at 8.3% in the 2022-2023 school year, indicating a relatively low proportion of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. When compared to nearby middle schools, such as Ralston Intermediate in the Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary district, Tierra Linda Middle outperforms most in academic performance, further solidifying its status as a standout institution in the San Carlos area and the state of California.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 750 Dartmouth Ave.
       San Carlos, CA  94070-1769


(650) 508-7370

District: San Carlos Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
102nd of 2,802 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,688 Help


Students who attend Tierra Linda Middle usually attend:

High:    Carlmont High

Feeder schools for Tierra Linda Middle:

Elementary:    Arundel Elementary
    Heather Elementary
    Mariposa

Student/teacher ratio:  20.2 Help
Number of students:  458

Racial breakdown:

White:
45.4%
Asian:
25.5%
Hispanic:
14.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Tierra Linda Middle ranks better than 96.4% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.87. (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 Tierra Linda Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (45.4%), Asian (25.5%), Hispanic (14.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 8.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Tierra Linda Middle is 20.2. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Tierra Linda Middle is $11,688.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Tierra Linda Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Tierra Linda Middle 102nd of 2802 California public middle schools. (See Tierra Linda Middle in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for Tierra Linda Middle

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Rank History for all students at Tierra Linda Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 86.77 166th 1769 90.6%
2005 95.54 37th 1777 97.9%
2006 96.30 18th 1804 99.0%
2007 91.65 86th 1999 95.7%
2008 92.15 74th 2005 96.3%
2009 92.71 52nd 2063 97.5%
2010 92.37 49th 2179 97.8%
2011 93.73 25th 2236 98.9%
2012 93.68 21st 2259 99.1%
2013 89.76 94th 2379 96.0%
2015 95.78 84th 2477 96.6%
2016 96.59 51st 2497 98.0%
2017 94.89 126th 2508 95.0%
2018 95.00 124th 2480 95.0%
2019 94.50 153rd 2715 94.4%
2021 95.79 38th 894 95.7%
2022 96.79 91st 2740 96.7%
2023 96.87 102nd 2802 96.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Tierra Linda Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.98 49th 462 89.4%
2019 85.37 49th 554 91.2%
2022 86.38 51st 665 92.3%
2023 89.09 36th 678 94.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Tierra Linda Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.48 140th 1364 89.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Tierra Linda Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 71.85 245th 1538 84.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Tierra Linda Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.78 404th 2230 81.9%
2019 61.21 702nd 2369 70.4%
2021 70.03 152nd 721 78.9%
2022 72.75 449th 2458 81.7%
2023 61.51 716th 2549 71.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Tierra Linda Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.36 111th 2262 95.1%
2019 94.06 123rd 2380 94.8%
2021 93.15 44th 738 94.0%
2022 95.80 101st 2509 96.0%
2023 96.22 91st 2547 96.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Tierra Linda Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.49 190th 1369 86.1%
2019 72.46 260th 1491 82.6%
2021 75.86 46th 354 87.0%
2022 86.92 116th 1531 92.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Tierra Linda Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.36 130th 2273 94.3%
2019 93.26 172nd 2407 92.9%
2021 96.70 35th 763 95.4%
2022 96.69 86th 2527 96.6%
2023 96.47 89th 2558 96.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Tierra Linda Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.00 39th 700 94.4%
2019 83.34 60th 745 91.9%
2022 83.01 66th 733 91.0%
2023 80.99 90th 718 87.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Tierra Linda Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.77 200th 2072 90.3%
2019 83.93 228th 2213 89.7%
2022 83.94 222nd 2359 90.6%
2023 80.01 318th 2391 86.7%
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Rank History for White students at Tierra Linda Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.68 70th 1496 95.3%
2019 86.63 141st 1602 91.2%
2022 92.32 44th 1555 97.2%
2023 91.75 45th 1552 97.1%
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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 parent
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Open Quote Awful education system with teachers not caring... Only upside is the music program, otherwise, pile of dogshit place that I wouldn't hesitate to chuck into a woodchipper Close Quote



Enrollment information for Tierra Linda Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 181 16 27 18 0 n/a n/a 0 242
2002 320 12 35 39 1 n/a n/a 50 457
2003 320 12 35 39 1 n/a n/a 50 457
2004 362 13 40 53 0 n/a n/a 6 474
2005 359 14 45 55 1 n/a n/a 2 476
2006 363 10 47 49 3 n/a n/a 11 483
2007 356 8 55 56 4 n/a n/a 19 498
2008 391 14 69 63 3 n/a n/a 0 540
2009 405 15 66 70 4 5 9 0 574
2010 9 0 1 0 1 0 589 0 600
2011 316 6 71 76 5 6 122 0 602
2012 369 12 88 115 3 6 3 0 596
2013 330 2 71 112 1 6 66 0 588
2014 334 1 66 107 1 6 76 0 591
2015 352 4 82 122 0 7 72 0 639
2016 393 10 95 123 0 5 67 0 693
2017 370 14 105 134 0 4 83 0 710
2018 364 13 123 133 1 2 83 0 719
2019 337 13 125 127 1 3 95 0 701
2020 232 7 96 87 1 3 74 0 500
2021 216 8 98 84 1 3 65 0 475
2022 218 8 88 67 0 5 58 1 445
2023 208 5 117 66 0 3 58 1 458

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 Tierra Linda Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 242 8.6 28.1 1.7
2002 457 19.6 23.3 2.5
2003 457 19.6 23.3 2.5
2004 474 18.0 26.3 3.2
2005 476 18.8 25.3 4.6
2006 483 20.5 23.6 0.4
2007 498 21.4 23.3 3.1
2008 540 25.7 21.0 3.5
2009 574 24.8 20.8 3
2010 600 26.2 22.9 5.5
2011 602 n/a n/a 5
2012 596 25.2 23.6 n/a
2013 588 26.0 22.6 7
2014 591 28.6 20.6 8.5
2015 639 29.0 22.0 4.1
2016 693 33.0 21.0 7.1
2017 710 34.6 20.5 8.2
2018 719 36.7 19.5 11
2019 701 35.8 19.5 10.7
2020 500 n/a n/a 8
2021 475 25.5 18.5 7.4
2022 445 27.2 16.3 8.8
2023 458 22.6 20.2 8.3

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 Tierra Linda Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 242 8.6 28.1 1.7
2002 457 19.6 23.3 2.5
2003 457 19.6 23.3 2.5
2004 474 18.0 26.3 3.2
2005 476 18.8 25.3 4.6
2006 483 20.5 23.6 0.4
2007 498 21.4 23.3 3.1
2008 540 25.7 21.0 3.5
2009 574 24.8 20.8 3
2010 600 26.2 22.9 5.5
2011 602 n/a n/a 5
2012 596 25.2 23.6 n/a
2013 588 26.0 22.6 7
2014 591 28.6 20.6 8.5
2015 639 29.0 22.0 4.1
2016 693 33.0 21.0 7.1
2017 710 34.6 20.5 8.2
2018 719 36.7 19.5 11
2019 701 35.8 19.5 10.7
2020 500 n/a n/a 8
2021 475 25.5 18.5 7.4
2022 445 27.2 16.3 8.8
2023 458 22.6 20.2 8.3

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 Tierra Linda Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,688

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Tierra Linda Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 153rd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 102nd of 2802 Middle schools
 2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Tierra Linda Middle)7482.2
 8.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Carlos Elementary)75.676.1
 0.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Tierra Linda Middle)69.872.4
 2.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (San Carlos Elementary)7270.7
 1.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Tierra Linda Middle)76.772.6
 4.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Carlos Elementary)81.176.7
 4.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Tierra Linda Middle)70.868.5
 2.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (San Carlos Elementary)74.172.4
 1.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Tierra Linda Middle)75.379.9
 4.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Carlos Elementary)79.884.5
 4.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Tierra Linda Middle)73.470.9
 2.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (San Carlos Elementary)7874.7
 3.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Tierra Linda Middle)6372.4
 9.4%
   8th Grade Science (San Carlos Elementary)63.972.2
 8.3%
   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 Students701458
 34.7%
African American135
 61.5%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian125117
 6.4%
Hispanic12766
 48%
Pacific Islander33
White337208
 38.3%
Two or More Races9558
 38.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients10.7%8.3%
 2.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Tierra Linda Middle

Students who attend Tierra Linda Middle usually go on to attend Carlmont High

Yes! Tierra Linda Middle is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 102nd of 2802 California middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 458 students attended Tierra Linda Middle.

Students at Tierra Linda Middle are 45% White, 26% Asian, 14% Hispanic, 13% Two or more races, 1% African American.


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