2151 N. Kraemer Blvd.
Placentia, CA 92870
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School serves 637 students in grades 7-8.
Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (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 69% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 637 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School's student population of 637 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
637 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School is 0.64, 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
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1584 out of 9659 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
22:1
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American Indian
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Asian
13%
12%
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Hispanic
47%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
35%
22%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School's ranking?

Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

58% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School?

637 students attend Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

47% of Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School students are Hispanic, 35% of students are White, 13% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School?

Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School has a student ration of 25:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School offer ?

Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 637 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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