San Marcos Middle

Public 6-8

 650 W. Mission Rd.
       San Marcos, CA  92069-1555


(760) 290-2500

District: San Marcos Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1241st of 2,740 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,737 Help

Feeder schools for San Marcos Middle:

Elementary:    Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary
    Paloma Elementary
    San Marcos Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  18.8
Number of students:  990

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
72.4%
White:
16.7%
Asian:
5.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  62.7%

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Compare Details San Marcos Middle ranks better than 54.7% of middle schools in California. It also ranks last among 3 ranked middle schools in the San Marcos Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.54. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details San Marcos Middle has the smallest middle school student body size in the San Marcos Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (72.4%), White (16.7%), Asian (5.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 62.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the San Marcos Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at San Marcos Middle is 18.8, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the San Marcos Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at San Marcos Middle is $7,737, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the San Marcos Unified School District!
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

San Marcos Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks San Marcos Middle 1241st of 2740 California public middle schools. (See San Marcos Middle in the ranking list.)

San Marcos Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Marcos Unified 380th of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for San Marcos Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 49.47 794th 1769 55.1%
2005 32.82 1155th 1777 35.0%
2006 35.96 1119th 1804 38.0%
2007 34.33 1273rd 1999 36.3%
2008 48.40 967th 2005 51.8%
2009 54.34 875th 2063 57.6%
2010 48.65 1073rd 2179 50.8%
2011 57.66 890th 2236 60.2%
2012 60.22 815th 2259 63.9%
2013 53.63 1060th 2379 55.4%
2015 43.69 1245th 2477 49.7%
2016 42.75 1299th 2497 48.0%
2017 50.43 1092nd 2508 56.5%
2018 51.16 1063rd 2480 57.1%
2019 49.40 1167th 2715 57.0%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 47.54 1241st 2740 54.7%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for San Marcos Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 670 8 45 209 1 n/a n/a 0 933
1989 727 11 29 263 3 n/a n/a 0 1033
1990 775 18 38 330 4 n/a n/a 0 1165
1991 750 24 43 389 6 n/a n/a 0 1212
1992 712 25 45 455 4 n/a n/a 0 1241
1993 750 38 55 530 8 n/a n/a 0 1381
1994 787 36 82 574 11 n/a n/a 0 1490
1995 785 42 73 640 13 n/a n/a 0 1553
1996 785 42 73 640 13 n/a n/a 0 1553
1997 780 42 89 693 14 n/a n/a 0 1618
1998 740 47 84 745 13 n/a n/a 0 1629
1999 631 56 81 813 6 n/a n/a 0 1587
2000 434 42 76 634 8 n/a n/a 0 1194
2001 490 47 93 717 12 n/a n/a 0 1359
2002 590 56 123 833 8 n/a n/a 0 1610
2003 590 56 123 833 8 n/a n/a 0 1610
2004 620 53 134 1012 8 n/a n/a 0 1827
2005 262 53 106 1004 6 n/a n/a 0 1431
2006 232 49 91 1035 9 n/a n/a 0 1416
2007 203 45 93 970 6 n/a n/a 0 1317
2008 215 49 82 891 5 n/a n/a 0 1242
2009 193 37 69 922 4 2 2 0 1229
2010 165 37 64 918 3 5 0 0 1192
2011 173 45 76 992 3 5 1 0 1295
2012 193 46 86 1022 4 7 6 0 1364
2013 190 45 86 1013 2 7 10 0 1353
2014 196 35 92 978 0 7 15 0 1323
2015 182 26 76 1019 1 8 19 0 1331
2016 149 20 77 991 1 3 13 0 1254
2017 138 24 69 996 3 5 0 0 1235
2018 147 15 64 1006 1 6 0 0 1239
2019 126 17 73 909 3 4 0 0 1132
2020 149 10 53 836 0 5 22 0 1075
2021 149 0 48 722 9 2 39 0 969
2022 165 8 57 717 1 2 40 0 990

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 San Marcos Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 933 36.0 25.9 n/a
1989 1033 38.5 26.8 n/a
1990 1165 42.2 27.6 n/a
1991 1212 50.5 24.0 n/a
1992 1241 51.3 24.1 40.2
1993 1381 50.3 27.5 41.6
1994 1490 57.5 25.9 46
1995 1553 63.9 24.3 45.3
1996 1553 63.9 24.3 45.3
1997 1618 65.2 24.8 46.4
1998 1629 65.5 24.9 44.3
1999 1587 64.7 24.5 44.7
2000 1194 50.4 23.7 48.7
2001 1359 52.6 25.8 46.9
2002 1610 63.5 25.4 41.2
2003 1610 63.5 25.4 41.2
2004 1827 66.5 27.5 45
2005 1431 56.1 25.5 56.1
2006 1416 53.6 26.4 57.9
2007 1317 52.1 25.3 59.5
2008 1242 57.1 21.8 57.6
2009 1229 47.2 22.7 68
2010 1192 43.6 27.3 74.2
2011 1295 n/a n/a 75.1
2012 1364 44.8 30.4 n/a
2013 1353 49.7 27.2 75.3
2014 1323 49.7 26.6 74
2015 1331 49.0 27.1 75.6
2016 1254 48.0 26.1 73.9
2017 1235 53.2 23.2 74.7
2018 1239 45.2 27.4 74.2
2019 1132 n/a n/a 52.3
2020 1075 n/a n/a 47.5
2021 969 46.5 20.8 48.9
2022 990 52.4 18.8 62.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio San Marcos Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 933 36.0 25.9 n/a
1989 1033 38.5 26.8 n/a
1990 1165 42.2 27.6 n/a
1991 1212 50.5 24.0 n/a
1992 1241 51.3 24.1 40.2
1993 1381 50.3 27.5 41.6
1994 1490 57.5 25.9 46
1995 1553 63.9 24.3 45.3
1996 1553 63.9 24.3 45.3
1997 1618 65.2 24.8 46.4
1998 1629 65.5 24.9 44.3
1999 1587 64.7 24.5 44.7
2000 1194 50.4 23.7 48.7
2001 1359 52.6 25.8 46.9
2002 1610 63.5 25.4 41.2
2003 1610 63.5 25.4 41.2
2004 1827 66.5 27.5 45
2005 1431 56.1 25.5 56.1
2006 1416 53.6 26.4 57.9
2007 1317 52.1 25.3 59.5
2008 1242 57.1 21.8 57.6
2009 1229 47.2 22.7 68
2010 1192 43.6 27.3 74.2
2011 1295 n/a n/a 75.1
2012 1364 44.8 30.4 n/a
2013 1353 49.7 27.2 75.3
2014 1323 49.7 26.6 74
2015 1331 49.0 27.1 75.6
2016 1254 48.0 26.1 73.9
2017 1235 53.2 23.2 74.7
2018 1239 45.2 27.4 74.2
2019 1132 n/a n/a 52.3
2020 1075 n/a n/a 47.5
2021 969 46.5 20.8 48.9
2022 990 52.4 18.8 62.7

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 San Marcos Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,737

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

Impact of COVID-19 on San Marcos Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 1167th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1241st of 2740 Middle schools
 2.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Marcos Middle)47.943.3
 4.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Marcos Unified)62.659.2
 3.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.545.1
 3.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (San Marcos Middle)3331
 2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (San Marcos Unified)47.941.3
 6.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.532.5
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Marcos Middle)53.755.4
 1.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Marcos Unified)65.264.7
 0.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.449.2
 2.2%
7th Grade Mathematics (San Marcos Middle)33.538.4
 4.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (San Marcos Unified)48.846.7
 2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.932
 5.8%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Marcos Middle)54.238.5
 15.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Marcos Unified)69.156.4
 12.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.446.6
 2.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (San Marcos Middle)27.919.1
 8.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (San Marcos Unified)4833.2
 14.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.2
 7.4%
8th Grade Science (San Marcos Middle)25.921.1
 4.7%
   8th Grade Science (San Marcos Unified)42.234.2
 8.1%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.829.2
 1.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students1132969
 14.4%
African American170
 100%
American Indian39
 200%
Asian7348
 34.2%
Hispanic909722
 20.6%
Pacific Islander42
 50%
White126149
 18.3%
Two or More Races039
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients52.3%48.9%
 3.4%




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In the 2021-22 school year, 990 students attended San Marcos Middle.

San Marcos Middle ranks 1241st of 2740 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at San Marcos Middle are 72% Hispanic, 17% White, 6% Asian, 4% Two or more races.


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