Cactus Middle School

  • Cactus Middle School serves 836 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 11% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 24% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Cactus Middle School's student population of 836 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students836 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cactus Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cactus Middle School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#8533 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:123:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
11%
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Hispanic
77%
54%
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Black
17%
6%
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White
4%
24%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.380.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalmdale Elementary School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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