C. E. Utt Middle

Summary:

C. E. Utt Middle is a public middle school in Tustin, California, serving 610 students in grades 6-8 and part of the Tustin Unified School District. While the school is part of a well-ranked district, C. E. Utt Middle has some notable differences compared to nearby schools and room for improvement in academic performance.

C. E. Utt Middle has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (73.44%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 8.79% to 98.06% Hispanic. The school also has lower percentages of White (11.31%) and Asian (8.03%) students. Academically, C. E. Utt Middle's performance on standardized tests lags behind the district and state averages, particularly in Mathematics and Science. The school's proficiency rates range from 36.56% to 42.31% in English Language Arts, 23.88% to 28.8% in Mathematics, and just 22.87% in Science, all lower than the Tustin Unified School District and California state averages.

Additionally, C. E. Utt Middle has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 6.3% in 2020-2021 to 20.9% in 2022-2023, which is higher than nearby schools like Hewes Middle and Pioneer Middle. The school's performance also varies across different student subgroups, with White and English Language Learner students performing better than Hispanic and low-socioeconomic status students.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 13601 Browning Ave.
       Tustin, CA  92780-5212


(714) 730-7573

District: Tustin Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1410th of 2,802 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,100 Help


Students who attend C. E. Utt Middle usually attend:

High:    Tustin High

Feeder schools for C. E. Utt Middle:

Elementary:    Barbara Benson Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  22.1 Help
Number of students:  610

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
73.4%
White:
11.3%
Asian:
8.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.4% Help


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Compare Details C. E. Utt Middle ranks worse than 50.3% of middle schools in California. It also ranks last among 4 ranked middle schools in the Tustin Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.65. (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 (73.4%), White (11.3%), Asian (8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 75.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at C. E. Utt Middle is 22.1, which is the lowest among 4 middle schools in the Tustin Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at C. E. Utt Middle is $10,100, which is the 2nd highest among 4 middle schools in the Tustin Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

C. E. Utt Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks C. E. Utt Middle 1410th of 2802 California public middle schools. (See C. E. Utt Middle in the ranking list.)

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Tustin Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Tustin Unified 433rd of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for C. E. Utt Middle

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Rank History for all students at C. E. Utt Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 56.69 646th 1769 63.5%
2005 51.55 776th 1777 56.3%
2006 54.84 728th 1804 59.6%
2007 60.07 676th 1999 66.2%
2008 69.06 503rd 2005 74.9%
2009 74.77 401st 2063 80.6%
2010 77.36 364th 2179 83.3%
2011 79.91 297th 2236 86.7%
2012 80.22 294th 2259 87.0%
2013 74.42 473rd 2379 80.1%
2015 57.36 914th 2477 63.1%
2016 61.86 819th 2497 67.2%
2017 65.81 757th 2508 69.8%
2018 54.99 962nd 2480 61.2%
2019 55.48 1010th 2715 62.8%
2022 41.40 1417th 2740 48.3%
2023 41.65 1410th 2802 49.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at C. E. Utt Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.74 522nd 1364 61.7%
2019 60.21 298th 1442 79.3%
2022 55.13 369th 1540 76.0%
2023 44.55 594th 1529 61.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at C. E. Utt Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 51.18 541st 1538 64.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at C. E. Utt Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.91 804th 2230 63.9%
2019 58.94 757th 2369 68.0%
2022 41.14 1297th 2458 47.2%
2023 43.75 1220th 2549 52.1%
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Rank History for Female students at C. E. Utt Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.81 913th 2262 59.6%
2019 54.57 943rd 2380 60.4%
2022 38.75 1384th 2509 44.8%
2023 37.27 1413th 2547 44.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at C. E. Utt Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.63 584th 1369 57.3%
2019 46.37 616th 1491 58.7%
2022 42.89 687th 1531 55.1%
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Rank History for Male students at C. E. Utt Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.44 931st 2273 59.0%
2019 54.53 926th 2407 61.5%
2022 44.34 1206th 2527 52.3%
2023 45.02 1201st 2558 53.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at C. E. Utt Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.75 437th 700 37.6%
2019 59.05 358th 745 51.9%
2023 53.13 390th 718 45.7%
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Rank History for African American students at C. E. Utt Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.98 287th 600 52.2%
2019 74.59 121st 643 81.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at C. E. Utt Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.61 740th 2072 64.3%
2019 57.99 733rd 2213 66.9%
2022 43.03 1187th 2359 49.7%
2023 38.45 1323rd 2391 44.7%
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Rank History for White students at C. E. Utt Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.31 366th 1496 75.5%
2019 64.90 548th 1602 65.8%
2022 59.97 589th 1555 62.1%
2023 72.12 380th 1552 75.5%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for C. E. Utt Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 344 45 97 183 7 n/a n/a 0 676
1996 344 45 97 183 7 n/a n/a 0 676
1997 375 41 109 231 2 n/a n/a 0 758
1998 367 44 127 246 2 n/a n/a 0 786
1999 369 49 138 257 4 n/a n/a 0 817
2000 297 48 91 259 8 n/a n/a 0 703
2001 314 42 116 286 3 n/a n/a 11 772
2002 315 49 111 371 4 n/a n/a 3 853
2003 315 49 111 371 4 n/a n/a 3 853
2004 261 43 105 388 3 n/a n/a 10 810
2005 262 48 100 458 3 n/a n/a 21 892
2006 264 45 115 477 1 n/a n/a 14 916
2007 296 42 93 496 1 n/a n/a 17 945
2008 268 44 97 473 2 n/a n/a 0 884
2009 264 40 95 475 3 7 29 0 913
2010 229 29 96 470 4 6 25 0 859
2011 225 34 95 564 5 4 20 0 947
2012 183 39 90 609 6 2 17 0 946
2013 189 39 92 617 3 3 12 0 955
2014 204 33 88 620 1 4 20 0 970
2015 196 25 82 622 1 3 16 0 945
2016 180 29 77 639 1 2 21 0 949
2017 185 31 85 664 2 1 23 0 991
2018 157 35 83 660 4 0 16 0 955
2019 123 36 97 655 2 1 8 0 922
2020 123 25 96 672 1 2 18 0 937
2021 97 17 71 591 1 6 15 0 798
2022 83 15 48 497 2 4 23 0 672
2023 69 17 49 448 1 5 21 0 610

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 C. E. Utt Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 676 25.0 27.0 24.3
1996 676 25.0 27.0 24.3
1997 758 29.0 26.1 33.8
1998 786 29.6 26.6 32.6
1999 817 31.6 25.9 25.6
2000 703 30.1 23.4 34.1
2001 772 32.1 24.0 33.4
2002 853 32.8 26.0 35.6
2003 853 32.8 26.0 35.6
2004 810 32.3 25.1 40.4
2005 892 34.5 25.9 39.3
2006 916 35.4 25.9 31.9
2007 945 36.6 25.8 44.1
2008 884 39.3 22.5 44.6
2009 913 35.5 23.1 46.8
2010 859 32.1 26.7 52.4
2011 947 n/a n/a 57.1
2012 946 34.8 27.1 0.3
2013 955 33.8 28.2 62.7
2014 970 34.6 28.0 62.4
2015 945 35.0 27.0 59.8
2016 949 36.0 26.3 63.3
2017 991 35.7 27.7 62.6
2018 955 35.0 27.2 64.2
2019 922 34.4 26.8 65.7
2020 937 n/a n/a 65.6
2021 798 35.0 22.8 60.9
2022 672 30.3 22.1 53.1
2023 610 27.5 22.1 75.4

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 C. E. Utt Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 676 25.0 27.0 24.3
1996 676 25.0 27.0 24.3
1997 758 29.0 26.1 33.8
1998 786 29.6 26.6 32.6
1999 817 31.6 25.9 25.6
2000 703 30.1 23.4 34.1
2001 772 32.1 24.0 33.4
2002 853 32.8 26.0 35.6
2003 853 32.8 26.0 35.6
2004 810 32.3 25.1 40.4
2005 892 34.5 25.9 39.3
2006 916 35.4 25.9 31.9
2007 945 36.6 25.8 44.1
2008 884 39.3 22.5 44.6
2009 913 35.5 23.1 46.8
2010 859 32.1 26.7 52.4
2011 947 n/a n/a 57.1
2012 946 34.8 27.1 0.3
2013 955 33.8 28.2 62.7
2014 970 34.6 28.0 62.4
2015 945 35.0 27.0 59.8
2016 949 36.0 26.3 63.3
2017 991 35.7 27.7 62.6
2018 955 35.0 27.2 64.2
2019 922 34.4 26.8 65.7
2020 937 n/a n/a 65.6
2021 798 35.0 22.8 60.9
2022 672 30.3 22.1 53.1
2023 610 27.5 22.1 75.4

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 C. E. Utt Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,100

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

Impact of COVID-19 on C. E. Utt 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 1010th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1410th of 2802 Middle schools
 13.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (C. E. Utt Middle)49.339.8
 9.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Tustin Unified)60.458.1
 2.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (C. E. Utt Middle)30.223.9
 6.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Tustin Unified)52.150
 2.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (C. E. Utt Middle)54.242.3
 11.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Tustin Unified)6561.6
 3.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (C. E. Utt Middle)33.828.8
 5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Tustin Unified)53.150.6
 2.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (C. E. Utt Middle)56.236.6
 19.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Tustin Unified)62.260.7
 1.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (C. E. Utt Middle)39.424.6
 14.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Tustin Unified)53.946.5
 7.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (C. E. Utt Middle)34.722.9
 11.8%
   8th Grade Science (Tustin Unified)45.342.3
 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 Students922610
 33.8%
African American3617
 52.8%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian9749
 49.5%
Hispanic655448
 31.6%
Pacific Islander15
 400%
White12369
 43.9%
Two or More Races821
 162.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients65.7%75.4%
 9.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about C. E. Utt Middle

Students at C. E. Utt Middle are 73% Hispanic, 11% White, 8% Asian, 3% Two or more races, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 610 students attended C. E. Utt Middle.

C. E. Utt Middle ranks 1410th of 2802 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend C. E. Utt Middle usually go on to attend Tustin High


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