Avery Middle

Summary:

Avery Middle School is a public middle school serving grades 6-8 in Avery, California, with a student population of 198. The school is part of the Vallecito Union District, which is ranked 277 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Avery Middle consistently outperforms the state and district averages in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, with 59.14% of students proficient or better in ELA/Literacy and 42.47% in Mathematics, compared to 57.92% and 49.87% for the district, and 46.66% and 34.62% for the state, respectively. The school also maintains a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 10.6 to 18, suggesting a more personalized learning environment. Despite having a high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with 60.61% receiving free or reduced-price lunch, Avery Middle has consistently performed well, ranking in the top 251 out of 2,535 California middle schools for low-income students in 2022-2023.

However, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 7.7% in 2017-2018 to 45.4% in 2021-2022, which is a concerning trend that requires further investigation and intervention. Nonetheless, Avery Middle's strong academic performance, particularly among its diverse student population, is a testament to the school's effective educational practices and support systems.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 4545 Moran Rd.
       Avery, CA  95224


(209) 795-8520

District: Vallecito Union

SchoolDigger Rank:
581st of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,003 Help


Students who attend Avery Middle usually attend:

High:    Bret Harte Union High

Feeder schools for Avery Middle:

Elementary:    Albert A. Michelson Elementary
    Hazel Fischer Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  18.0 Help
Number of students:  198

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.2%
Hispanic:
23.2%
Two or more races:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  60.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Avery Middle ranks better than 79.2% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.97. (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: White (69.2%), Hispanic (23.2%), two or more races (5.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 60.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Avery Middle is 18. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Avery Middle is $8,003.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Avery Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Avery Middle 581st of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Avery Middle in the ranking list.)

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Vallecito Union:

SchoolDigger ranks Vallecito Union 277th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Avery Middle

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Rank History for all students at Avery Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 74.42 359th 1769 79.7%
2005 69.37 454th 1777 74.5%
2006 62.85 580th 1804 67.8%
2007 66.37 557th 1999 72.1%
2008 73.98 407th 2005 79.7%
2009 82.37 243rd 2063 88.2%
2010 78.20 348th 2179 84.0%
2011 72.16 487th 2236 78.2%
2012 74.56 457th 2259 79.8%
2013 81.08 290th 2379 87.8%
2015 88.02 271st 2477 89.1%
2016 83.17 372nd 2497 85.1%
2017 79.72 469th 2508 81.3%
2018 73.18 575th 2480 76.8%
2019 68.19 726th 2715 73.3%
2021 63.11 293rd 894 67.2%
2022 70.33 677th 2740 75.3%
2023 74.97 581st 2788 79.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Avery Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.68 614th 2230 72.5%
2019 52.59 948th 2369 60.0%
2021 68.77 161st 721 77.7%
2022 80.64 291st 2458 88.2%
2023 84.75 251st 2535 90.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Avery Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.39 455th 2262 79.9%
2019 74.19 537th 2380 77.4%
2021 69.66 189th 738 74.4%
2022 63.97 741st 2509 70.5%
2023 78.69 463rd 2535 81.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Avery Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 63.07 362nd 1491 75.7%
2022 53.12 506th 1531 66.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Avery Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.46 700th 2273 69.2%
2019 53.63 947th 2407 60.7%
2021 54.72 311th 763 59.2%
2022 72.79 573rd 2527 77.3%
2023 65.97 694th 2546 72.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Avery Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.78 919th 2072 55.6%
2019 49.16 970th 2213 56.2%
2022 45.44 1117th 2359 52.6%
2023 88.54 163rd 2379 93.1%
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Rank History for White students at Avery Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.81 524th 1496 65.0%
2019 58.54 651st 1602 59.4%
2022 56.78 641st 1555 58.8%
2023 53.35 688th 1549 55.6%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Avery Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 385 0 7 24 10 n/a n/a 0 426
1996 385 0 7 24 10 n/a n/a 0 426
1997 364 1 7 14 6 n/a n/a 0 392
1998 375 0 8 17 10 n/a n/a 0 410
1999 365 1 8 19 9 n/a n/a 4 406
2000 395 3 13 19 7 n/a n/a 0 437
2001 381 3 9 20 7 n/a n/a 0 420
2002 349 0 11 17 9 n/a n/a 4 390
2003 349 0 11 17 9 n/a n/a 4 390
2004 315 1 1 25 10 n/a n/a 1 353
2005 314 2 4 26 7 n/a n/a 2 355
2006 280 0 4 27 5 n/a n/a 1 317
2007 256 1 6 23 6 n/a n/a 2 294
2008 256 5 3 17 7 n/a n/a 0 288
2009 258 4 3 13 5 0 9 0 292
2010 243 2 4 29 5 0 8 0 291
2011 197 1 3 32 4 2 10 0 249
2012 199 1 2 30 6 0 7 0 245
2013 186 0 3 22 4 0 4 0 219
2014 189 0 3 16 4 0 3 0 215
2015 170 1 2 22 3 0 6 0 204
2016 157 1 0 25 3 0 7 0 193
2017 158 1 0 35 2 0 10 0 206
2018 146 0 1 33 1 0 15 0 196
2019 143 0 3 32 1 0 13 0 192
2020 150 1 4 38 2 0 6 0 201
2021 133 1 2 31 2 0 8 0 177
2022 131 2 0 34 2 0 13 0 182
2023 137 0 1 46 2 1 11 0 198

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 Avery Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 426 14.3 29.8 32.4
1996 426 14.3 29.8 32.4
1997 392 14.0 28.0 34.9
1998 410 16.3 25.2 34.1
1999 406 16.2 25.1 28.6
2000 437 16.7 26.2 28.6
2001 420 17.0 24.7 27.9
2002 390 16.7 23.4 25.9
2003 390 16.7 23.4 25.9
2004 353 15.7 22.5 29
2005 355 13.8 25.7 27.8
2006 317 12.7 25.0 25
2007 294 12.7 23.1 29.1
2008 288 13.2 21.8 30.2
2009 292 13.3 19.7 0
2010 291 13.0 22.3 35.1
2011 249 n/a n/a 39
2012 245 10.0 24.5 n/a
2013 219 10.0 21.9 34.2
2014 215 10.0 21.5 33
2015 204 9.0 22.6 37.7
2016 193 10.0 19.3 39.9
2017 206 10.0 20.6 37.4
2018 196 11.0 17.8 42.9
2019 192 9.8 19.5 36.5
2020 201 n/a n/a 45.3
2021 177 16.5 10.6 44.6
2022 182 11.0 16.5 71.4
2023 198 10.9 18.0 60.6

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 Avery Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 426 14.3 29.8 32.4
1996 426 14.3 29.8 32.4
1997 392 14.0 28.0 34.9
1998 410 16.3 25.2 34.1
1999 406 16.2 25.1 28.6
2000 437 16.7 26.2 28.6
2001 420 17.0 24.7 27.9
2002 390 16.7 23.4 25.9
2003 390 16.7 23.4 25.9
2004 353 15.7 22.5 29
2005 355 13.8 25.7 27.8
2006 317 12.7 25.0 25
2007 294 12.7 23.1 29.1
2008 288 13.2 21.8 30.2
2009 292 13.3 19.7 0
2010 291 13.0 22.3 35.1
2011 249 n/a n/a 39
2012 245 10.0 24.5 n/a
2013 219 10.0 21.9 34.2
2014 215 10.0 21.5 33
2015 204 9.0 22.6 37.7
2016 193 10.0 19.3 39.9
2017 206 10.0 20.6 37.4
2018 196 11.0 17.8 42.9
2019 192 9.8 19.5 36.5
2020 201 n/a n/a 45.3
2021 177 16.5 10.6 44.6
2022 182 11.0 16.5 71.4
2023 198 10.9 18.0 60.6

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Avery Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,003

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Avery Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 726th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 581st of 2788 Middle schools
 5.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Avery Middle)60.364.8
 4.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vallecito Union)60.364.8
 4.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Avery Middle)53.549.3
 4.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Vallecito Union)53.549.3
 4.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Avery Middle)54.354.6
 0.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vallecito Union)54.354.2
 0%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Avery Middle)47.147.3
 0.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Vallecito Union)47.144.1
 3.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Avery Middle)53.756.7
 2.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vallecito Union)53.755.7
 2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Avery Middle)4730
 17%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Vallecito Union)4729.5
 17.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Avery Middle)33.340
 6.7%
   8th Grade Science (Vallecito Union)33.339.3
 6%
   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 Students192198
 3.1%
African American00
American Indian12
 100%
Asian31
 66.7%
Hispanic3246
 43.8%
Pacific Islander01
White143137
 4.2%
Two or More Races1311
 15.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients36.5%60.6%
 24.1%


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Students at Avery Middle are 69% White, 23% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 1% American Indian.

Avery Middle ranks 581st of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 198 students attended Avery Middle.

Students who attend Avery Middle usually go on to attend Bret Harte Union High


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