Cactus Middle School

3243 E. Ave. R-8
Palmdale, CA 93550
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
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Bottom 50%
Cactus Middle School serves 855 students in grades 6-8.
Cactus Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 8% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Cactus Middle School's student population of 855 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
855 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Cactus Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Cactus Middle School is 0.35, 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#9188 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
79%
54%
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Black
15%
5%
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White
5%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.35
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Cactus Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cactus Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 855 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.35 (Btm 50%)

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