3800 Mykonos Ln.
Encinitas, CA 92024
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Carmel Valley Middle School serves 894 students in grades 7-8.
Carmel Valley Middle School placed in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 84% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 86% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 894 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 86% (Top 5%)
  • 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:

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School Overview

Carmel Valley Middle School's student population of 894 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 22% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
894 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Carmel Valley Middle School is ranked within the top 5% 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 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#177 out of 9659 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
34%
12%
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Hispanic
14%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
40%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
1%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 894 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 86% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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