Joe Walker Middle School

5632 Walker Ave L8

Quartz Hill, CA 93536-3713

Tel: (661)943-3258
Grades: 6-8

850 students

Joe Walker Middle School serves 850 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
Joe Walker Middle School operates within the Westside Union Elementary School District.

Overview

The student population of 850 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 850 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Students by Grade Joe Walker Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1 22:1
Asian
4%
11%
Hispanic
34%
52%
Black
12%
7%
White
43%
26%
All Ethnic Groups Joe Walker Middle School Sch Ethnicity Joe Walker Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.69 0.42
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
38%
10%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,522 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Westside Union Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
4
Number of Students Managed 8,522 1,671
Westside Union Elementary School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $70 MM $19 MM
Westside Union Elementary School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $66 MM $18 MM
Westside Union Elementary School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,925 $11,099
Westside Union Elementary School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $7,477 $10,975
Westside Union Elementary School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Jarvis Camp High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Endeavour Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Westside Academy (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • LancasterWestside Academy
    Alternative School
    5606 West Ave L8
    LancasterCA 93536
    (661)722-0716
    Alternative School

    0.1 mi | n/a students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • LancasterResnik Camp High School
    Alternative School
    5300 West Ave L
    LancasterCA 93536
    (661)940-4211
    Alternative School

    0.6 mi | n/a students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • LancasterOnizuka Camp High School
    Alternative School
    5300 West Ave L
    LancasterCA 93536
    (661)940-4211
    Alternative School

    0.6 mi | 38 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • LancasterScobee Camp High School
    Alternative School
    5300 West Ave L
    LancasterCA 93536
    (661)940-4211
    Alternative School

    0.6 mi | n/a students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • LancasterMcnair Camp High School
    Alternative School
    5300 West Ave L
    LancasterCA 93536
    (661)940-4211
    Alternative School

    0.6 mi | 60 students | Gr. 7-12                      

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Los Angeles County, CA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.35, which is lower than the California average of 0.42. The most diverse school district in Los Angeles County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.