Gray Avenue Middle

Summary:

Gray Avenue Middle is a public middle school located in Yuba City, California, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 688 students. The school has a diverse student population, with a majority Hispanic (66.13%) and a significant White (15.41%) and Asian (8.28%) student population.

Gray Avenue Middle has consistently ranked in the bottom quarter of California middle schools over the past decade, with a current ranking of 2470 out of 2788 schools and a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school significantly underperforms the state and Yuba City Unified district averages in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics proficiency rates across all grade levels. In 2022-2023, only 22.67% of students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to 46.66% statewide and 39.47% in the district. In Mathematics, the proficiency rate was even lower at 9.58%, compared to 34.62% statewide and 24.95% in the district. The school's performance in Science is also low, with only 10.96% of students proficient or better, compared to 30.18% statewide and 22.26% in the district. Additionally, Gray Avenue Middle has a high chronic absenteeism rate of 27.7%, significantly higher than the state average of 14.3% and the district average of 16.6%.

Nearby schools, such as Sycamore Middle (Gridley Unified) and Foothill Intermediate (Marysville Joint Unified), generally outperform Gray Avenue Middle in academic proficiency rates and have lower chronic absenteeism rates. The socioeconomic status of students at these nearby schools is also more favorable, with free/reduced-price lunch rates ranging from 49.34% to 73.42%, compared to Gray Avenue Middle's 89.24%. The school's subgroup performance is particularly concerning, with all subgroups ranking in the bottom quarter of California middle schools, suggesting a need for comprehensive interventions and support to address the underlying challenges.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 808 Gray Ave.
       Yuba City, CA  95991-3639


(530) 822-5240

District: Yuba City Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2479th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,619 Help


Students who attend Gray Avenue Middle usually attend:

High:    River Valley High

Feeder schools for Gray Avenue Middle:

Elementary:    April Lane Elementary
    Bridge Street Elementary
    King Avenue Elementary
    Park Avenue Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  19.3 Help
Number of students:  688

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
66.1%
White:
15.4%
Asian:
8.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Gray Avenue Middle ranks worse than 88.6% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.7. (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 (66.1%), White (15.4%), Asian (8.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 89.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gray Avenue Middle is 19.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gray Avenue Middle is $8,619.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Gray Avenue Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Gray Avenue Middle 2479th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Gray Avenue Middle in the ranking list.)

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Yuba City Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Yuba City Unified 931st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Gray Avenue Middle

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Rank History for all students at Gray Avenue Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 47.33 832nd 1769 53.0%
2005 49.51 810th 1777 54.4%
2006 42.57 953rd 1804 47.2%
2007 41.05 1093rd 1999 45.3%
2008 42.39 1104th 2005 44.9%
2009 51.14 943rd 2063 54.3%
2010 54.77 909th 2179 58.3%
2011 55.33 955th 2236 57.3%
2012 56.09 915th 2259 59.5%
2013 42.87 1353rd 2379 43.1%
2015 24.68 1844th 2477 25.6%
2016 37.75 1422nd 2497 43.1%
2017 19.93 2033rd 2508 18.9%
2018 21.82 1925th 2480 22.4%
2019 22.91 2063rd 2715 24.0%
2022 18.57 2281st 2740 16.8%
2023 15.70 2470th 2788 11.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Gray Avenue Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 34.49 392nd 554 29.2%
2022 9.38 614th 665 7.7%
2023 5.69 650th 678 4.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Gray Avenue Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.29 842nd 1364 38.3%
2019 35.02 876th 1442 39.3%
2022 36.95 892nd 1540 42.1%
2023 29.60 1238th 1523 18.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Gray Avenue Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 30.11 1073rd 1532 30.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Gray Avenue Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.39 1545th 2230 30.7%
2019 31.23 1641st 2369 30.7%
2022 24.18 1936th 2458 21.2%
2023 19.85 2164th 2535 14.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Gray Avenue Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.41 1794th 2262 20.7%
2019 25.40 1778th 2380 25.3%
2022 18.11 2151st 2509 14.3%
2023 17.42 2195th 2535 13.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Gray Avenue Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.51 931st 1369 32.0%
2019 25.35 1190th 1491 20.2%
2022 41.08 731st 1531 52.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Gray Avenue Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.16 1775th 2273 21.9%
2019 20.18 1981st 2407 17.7%
2022 19.89 2059th 2527 18.5%
2023 14.87 2311th 2546 9.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Gray Avenue Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 5.17 658th 700 6.0%
2019 1.59 733rd 745 1.6%
2022 6.04 684th 733 6.7%
2023 1.62 705th 717 1.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Gray Avenue Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.97 1558th 2072 24.8%
2019 27.01 1640th 2213 25.9%
2022 17.02 2130th 2359 9.7%
2023 16.40 2141st 2379 10.0%
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Rank History for White students at Gray Avenue Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.75 1329th 1496 11.2%
2019 21.00 1285th 1602 19.8%
2022 23.32 1212th 1555 22.1%
2023 8.51 1457th 1549 5.9%
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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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Enrollment information for Gray Avenue Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 638 23 98 149 1 n/a n/a 0 909
1989 627 27 118 197 2 n/a n/a 0 971
1990 578 21 117 185 8 n/a n/a 0 909
1991 568 37 97 185 4 n/a n/a 0 891
1992 515 37 79 171 8 n/a n/a 0 810
1993 521 36 76 179 17 n/a n/a 0 829
1994 479 44 76 185 18 n/a n/a 0 802
1995 430 32 67 192 15 n/a n/a 0 736
1996 430 32 67 192 15 n/a n/a 0 736
1997 468 26 67 193 8 n/a n/a 0 762
1998 496 24 75 214 20 n/a n/a 0 829
1999 484 39 82 199 25 n/a n/a 0 829
2000 430 36 72 247 29 n/a n/a 0 814
2001 406 55 63 252 19 n/a n/a 0 795
2002 466 52 83 272 19 n/a n/a 4 896
2003 466 52 83 272 19 n/a n/a 4 896
2004 401 26 87 290 21 n/a n/a 22 847
2005 365 35 92 362 17 n/a n/a 26 897
2006 303 42 78 441 19 n/a n/a 36 919
2007 283 40 62 454 18 n/a n/a 51 908
2008 220 30 60 405 10 n/a n/a 0 725
2009 199 23 53 386 8 6 73 0 748
2010 189 22 48 405 6 6 24 0 700
2011 156 25 51 453 7 4 26 0 722
2012 128 25 48 432 8 4 27 0 672
2013 130 18 37 459 8 2 32 0 686
2014 130 18 42 449 9 3 34 0 685
2015 126 14 38 495 6 2 38 0 719
2016 113 12 51 494 3 0 37 0 710
2017 110 17 45 504 2 0 39 0 717
2018 104 14 46 518 3 0 41 0 726
2019 110 20 51 540 3 1 28 0 753
2020 94 23 62 524 4 1 26 0 734
2021 86 18 54 512 8 3 29 0 710
2022 91 19 63 445 3 2 38 1 662
2023 106 21 57 455 4 3 42 0 688

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 Gray Avenue Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 909 43.8 20.7 n/a
1989 971 44.4 21.8 n/a
1990 909 45.4 20.0 n/a
1991 891 43.3 20.5 n/a
1992 810 44.0 18.4 52.8
1993 829 35.0 23.7 48.3
1994 802 35.4 22.7 63.6
1995 736 36.0 20.4 65.5
1996 736 36.0 20.4 65.5
1997 762 35.4 21.5 62.1
1998 829 37.3 22.2 60.7
1999 829 36.0 23.0 62.5
2000 814 35.6 22.9 68.6
2001 795 38.1 20.9 72.3
2002 896 48.9 18.3 59.6
2003 896 48.9 18.3 59.6
2004 847 47.8 17.7 66.5
2005 897 45.1 19.9 68
2006 919 45.6 20.2 71.1
2007 908 47.6 19.1 78.5
2008 725 50.0 14.5 83.4
2009 748 40.0 15.6 79.4
2010 700 36.0 19.4 82.3
2011 722 n/a n/a 84.3
2012 672 36.5 18.3 n/a
2013 686 35.4 19.3 93
2014 685 35.2 19.4 92.7
2015 719 37.0 19.4 93.6
2016 710 36.0 19.7 94.5
2017 717 35.5 20.1 95.5
2018 726 45.0 16.1 97.2
2019 753 42.6 17.6 93.4
2020 734 n/a n/a 96
2021 710 38.4 18.4 96.5
2022 662 39.2 16.8 95.9
2023 688 35.5 19.3 89.2

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 Gray Avenue Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 909 43.8 20.7 n/a
1989 971 44.4 21.8 n/a
1990 909 45.4 20.0 n/a
1991 891 43.3 20.5 n/a
1992 810 44.0 18.4 52.8
1993 829 35.0 23.7 48.3
1994 802 35.4 22.7 63.6
1995 736 36.0 20.4 65.5
1996 736 36.0 20.4 65.5
1997 762 35.4 21.5 62.1
1998 829 37.3 22.2 60.7
1999 829 36.0 23.0 62.5
2000 814 35.6 22.9 68.6
2001 795 38.1 20.9 72.3
2002 896 48.9 18.3 59.6
2003 896 48.9 18.3 59.6
2004 847 47.8 17.7 66.5
2005 897 45.1 19.9 68
2006 919 45.6 20.2 71.1
2007 908 47.6 19.1 78.5
2008 725 50.0 14.5 83.4
2009 748 40.0 15.6 79.4
2010 700 36.0 19.4 82.3
2011 722 n/a n/a 84.3
2012 672 36.5 18.3 n/a
2013 686 35.4 19.3 93
2014 685 35.2 19.4 92.7
2015 719 37.0 19.4 93.6
2016 710 36.0 19.7 94.5
2017 717 35.5 20.1 95.5
2018 726 45.0 16.1 97.2
2019 753 42.6 17.6 93.4
2020 734 n/a n/a 96
2021 710 38.4 18.4 96.5
2022 662 39.2 16.8 95.9
2023 688 35.5 19.3 89.2

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 Gray Avenue Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,619

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Gray Avenue 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 2063rd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2470th of 2788 Middle schools
 12.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gray Avenue Middle)3225.6
 6.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Yuba City Unified)42.335.6
 6.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Gray Avenue Middle)20.412
 8.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Yuba City Unified)25.824
 1.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gray Avenue Middle)35.922.3
 13.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Yuba City Unified)52.339.2
 13.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Gray Avenue Middle)1810.8
 7.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Yuba City Unified)28.121.2
 6.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gray Avenue Middle)35.120.2
 14.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Yuba City Unified)44.739.2
 5.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Gray Avenue Middle)16.55.9
 10.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Yuba City Unified)26.220.2
 6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Gray Avenue Middle)16.111
 5.1%
   8th Grade Science (Yuba City Unified)2522.2
 2.8%
   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 Students753688
 8.6%
African American2021
 5%
American Indian34
 33.3%
Asian5157
 11.8%
Hispanic540455
 15.7%
Pacific Islander13
 200%
White110106
 3.6%
Two or More Races2842
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients93.4%89.2%
 4.1%


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Students who attend Gray Avenue Middle usually go on to attend River Valley High

Students at Gray Avenue Middle are 66% Hispanic, 15% White, 8% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 688 students attended Gray Avenue Middle.

Gray Avenue Middle ranks in the bottom 11.4% of California middle schools.


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