Carmel Valley Middle School

3800 Mykonos Ln.
Encinitas, CA 92024
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%
Serving 797 students in grades 7-8, Carmel Valley Middle School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 84% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 86% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 797 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : 84%
  • : 86%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Carmel Valley Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Carmel Valley Middle School's student population of 797 students has declined by 29% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 23% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
797 students
This chart display total students of Carmel Valley Middle School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Carmel Valley Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Carmel Valley Middle School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Carmel Valley Middle School by grade.

School Rankings

The diversity score of Carmel Valley Middle School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
(18-19)
84%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Carmel Valley Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
(18-19)
86%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Carmel Valley Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
21:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Carmel Valley Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
33%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Carmel Valley Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
15%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Carmel Valley Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Carmel Valley Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
41%
21%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Carmel Valley Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Carmel Valley Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Carmel Valley Middle School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
0.70
This chart display the diversity score of Carmel Valley Middle School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Carmel Valley Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Carmel Valley Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Carmel Valley Middle School often compared to?
Carmel Valley Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Pacific Trails Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
84% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 86% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Carmel Valley Middle School?
797 students attend Carmel Valley Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of Carmel Valley Middle School students are White, 33% of students are Asian, 15% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Carmel Valley Middle School?
Carmel Valley Middle School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Carmel Valley Middle School offer ?
Carmel Valley Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is Carmel Valley Middle School part of?
Carmel Valley Middle School is part of San Dieguito Union High School District.

School Reviews

5   10/27/2014
Overall it's a good school. However the lunch lines and traffic is horrible, to buy lunch you have to wait half of the lunch time to get your lunch, which is ridiculous since when i was in China for six years, the lunch lines in middle schools there were three times longer, and someone cuts the line every minute, bu the line is still two times faster. It might be because in China each of the lunch lines sell only one thing. The teachers and academic programs are pretty good, and they usually don't give a lot of homework, and in most classes it's easy to get an A if you put enough effort. The main problem with this school is the amount and quality of the facilities, the bathrooms are really small, the school lacks an auditorium so they have to use the preforming arts center and gym, the track we're the teachers make us run is made of dry dirt and when you run on it a small cloud of dust comes us which could be a problem for students with asthma. I would recommend this school since it's a great school and the teachers and students are really nice (well most of them), but you should bring your own lunch and walk, take the bus, or drive a few blocks away from the school, and walk the rest of the way (Biking also works but i wouldn't recommend it since when you leave the school, the side walk is usually very crowded and you would have to get down to the road and drive against the traffic to pass students walking on the sidewalk).
- Posted by Student/Alumni - vince
5   7/24/2014
As a graduated 8th grader, I can honestly tell you middle school was a wonderful experience for not only me, but for my older siblings as well. Although some teachers are better then others, all of the teachers a amazing and will do everything to help you succeed. In my experience, typically student performing poorly in a class is due to lack of effort or not completing homework. Your grades are always reflective of how much effort you give, and even if you are struggling with a subject all of the teachers help because they genuinely want you to succeed. In 7th grade, every Thursday I attended the morning pre algebra honors help, and there was also the option of academic power hour. CVMS may not be pristine, but what school is, and you can avoid traffic by doing zero period. Good luck to all bobcats!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Ohnon

Review Carmel Valley Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Busing and Desegregation: Understanding the Link
Busing and Desegregation: Understanding the Link
What happens when a school district stops busing students? Could segregation once again be a reality for public school districts? Wake County in North Carolina is testing the segregation waters with its decision to stop busing students in their district.
Surveillance Cameras: Violation of Rights or Improved Security?
Surveillance Cameras: Violation of Rights or Improved Security?
A school district in Virginia has given the green light to schools that want to install surveillance cameras in common areas like cafeterias and hallways. We’ll look at whether this is a violation of student privacy or the best way to keep order in schools.
Teaching in Contemporary Times
March 04, 2024
Teaching in Contemporary Times
We explore why individuals choose teaching, illuminating intrinsic motivations, the influence of role models, the pursuit of lifelong learning, and the aspiration to impact society.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 797 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : 84%
  • : 86%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Related School Videos

Quick Links