La Mesa Junior High

Public 7-8

 26623 May Way
       Santa Clarita, CA  91351-1208


 (661) 250-0022

District: William S. Hart Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
772nd of 2,409 California Middle Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  22.3
Number of students:  1,094

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
55.4%
White:
21.3%
Asian:
10.2%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  47.8%

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Updated Wednesday, August 24, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

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Compare Details In 2016, La Mesa Junior High ranked better than 68% of middle schools in California. It also ranked last among 6 ranked middle schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 63.55. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (55.4%), White (21.3%), Asian (10.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 47.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the William S. Hart Union High School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at La Mesa Junior High is 22.3, which is the lowest among 6 middle schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District! (See more...)
Compare La Mesa Junior High employs 48.9 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

La Mesa Junior High:

SchoolDigger Ranks La Mesa Junior High 772nd of 2409 California public middle schools. (See La Mesa Junior High in the ranking list.)

William S. Hart Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks William S. Hart Union High 221st of 860 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for La Mesa Junior High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 81.17 272nd 1781 84.7% 4 star ranking
2005 69.06 458th 1789 74.4% 4 star ranking
2006 65.86 523rd 1820 71.3% 4 star ranking
2007 67.87 533rd 2018 73.6% 4 star ranking
2008 68.92 510th 2022 74.8% 4 star ranking
2009 72.56 454th 2082 78.2% 4 star ranking
2010 70.18 547th 2195 75.1% 4 star ranking
2011 65.17 679th 2258 69.9% 3 star ranking
2012 68.45 616th 2282 73.0% 4 star ranking
2013 70.09 600th 2402 75.0% 4 star ranking
2015 56.74 932nd 2482 62.4% 3 star ranking
2016 63.55 772nd 2409 68.0% 3 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

La Mesa Junior High Test Scores

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Test score data source: California Department of Education

About the Smarter Balanced Assessments: The Smarter Balanced Assessment System has three components: the Summative Assessments, designed for accountability purposes; Interim Assessments, designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year; and the Digital Library, designed to support classroom-based formative assessment processes. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Graphic (PDF) and Smarter Balanced Assessment System Video (2:57) displays the relationship between these components, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and college and career readiness.

The Summative Assessments are comprehensive end of year assessments of grade-level learning that measure progress toward college and career readiness. Each test, English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics is comprised of two parts: (1) a computer adaptive test and (2) a performance task, administered within a 12-week window beginning at 66 percent of the instructional year for grades 3 through 8, or within in a 7-week window beginning at 80 percent of the instructional year for grade 11.

The Summative Assessments are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. The tests capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing—efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement and timely turnaround of results.

Source: Summative Assessments, California Department of Education

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by a student on FaceBook
Saturday, December 25, 2010

Open Quote I went to La Mesa Jr High and let me tell you it is THE best school ever not only is it a bully free zone it has an amazing staff my ELL teacher Mr.Malave thought me that I could do anything I wanted be anything I wanted. He pushed me to work harder. He saw that I had potential but I was not using it and he brought it out. I fell in love with history while I was there thanks to the history teacher I had. In reality the entire staff is splendid and i think they should receive an award for there hard work and caring behavior. One more thing I would like to say is that I dislike math so so much, but when i was at that school math was the best period ever my teacher made it extremely fun he would make little dances and songs to help us memorize things. If you are looking to move to Santa Clarita and want the best Jr High for your son or daughter then look no more La Mesa Is the school they should go to. Close Quote


Enrollment information for La Mesa Junior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 814 35 40 135 0 n/a n/a 0 1024
1996 814 35 40 135 0 n/a n/a 0 1024
1997 862 37 44 135 4 n/a n/a 0 1082
1998 921 39 70 150 5 n/a n/a 0 1185
1999 953 49 82 185 6 n/a n/a 0 1275
2000 975 63 89 221 8 n/a n/a 0 1356
2001 1027 70 49 246 17 n/a n/a 59 1468
2002 988 81 173 318 8 n/a n/a 0 1568
2003 988 81 173 318 8 n/a n/a 0 1568
2004 721 74 139 349 11 n/a n/a 0 1294
2005 543 81 119 423 11 n/a n/a 0 1177
2006 517 81 119 486 7 n/a n/a 0 1210
2007 508 95 153 495 9 n/a n/a 2 1262
2008 459 124 172 561 2 n/a n/a 0 1318
2009 424 129 156 583 3 2 8 0 1305
2010 350 116 145 610 8 4 34 0 1267
2011 307 95 144 584 6 2 57 0 1195
2012 280 81 120 614 5 1 52 0 1153
2013 252 78 100 624 3 2 51 0 1110
2014 233 86 112 606 1 1 55 0 1094

Test score 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 La Mesa Junior High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 1024 42.6 24.0 6.2
1996 1024 42.6 24.0 6.2
1997 1082 45.6 23.7 6.0
1998 1185 50.6 23.4 5.9
1999 1275 52.2 24.4 7.0
2000 1356 55.5 24.4 4.4
2001 1468 62.3 23.6 4.8
2002 1568 67.6 23.2 8.1
2003 1568 67.6 23.2 8.1
2004 1294 57.6 22.5 14.2
2005 1177 51.8 22.7 21.2
2006 1210 55.0 22.0 23.1
2007 1262 54.0 23.4 24.8
2008 1318 66.0 20.0 22.8
2009 1305 56.6 20.1 24.6
2010 1267 49.0 25.8 36.5
2011 1195 n/a n/a 33.1
2012 1153 51.1 22.5 n/a
2013 1110 47.8 23.2 42.2
2014 1094 48.9 22.3 47.8

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio La Mesa Junior High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 1024 42.6 24.0 6.2
1996 1024 42.6 24.0 6.2
1997 1082 45.6 23.7 6.0
1998 1185 50.6 23.4 5.9
1999 1275 52.2 24.4 7.0
2000 1356 55.5 24.4 4.4
2001 1468 62.3 23.6 4.8
2002 1568 67.6 23.2 8.1
2003 1568 67.6 23.2 8.1
2004 1294 57.6 22.5 14.2
2005 1177 51.8 22.7 21.2
2006 1210 55.0 22.0 23.1
2007 1262 54.0 23.4 24.8
2008 1318 66.0 20.0 22.8
2009 1305 56.6 20.1 24.6
2010 1267 49.0 25.8 36.5
2011 1195 n/a n/a 33.1
2012 1153 51.1 22.5 n/a
2013 1110 47.8 23.2 42.2
2014 1094 48.9 22.3 47.8

Test score 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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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