Isbell Middle School

  • Isbell Middle School serves 1,231 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 18% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 34% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Isbell 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 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Isbell Middle School operates within the Santa Paula Unified School District.

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School Overview

  • Isbell Middle School's student population of 1231 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,231 students
Gender %Isbell Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
Students by GradeIsbell Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Isbell Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Isbell Middle School is 0.08, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio28:124:1
Hispanic
96%
54%
White
4%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsIsbell Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.080.64
Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Isbell Middle School is Santa Paula Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 994 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2012-2013 school year.
    • Santa Paula Unified School District's student population of 3,842 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,857 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,873 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
    School District NameSanta Paula Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    7
    4
    Number of Students Managed3,8421,585
    Santa Paula Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (12-13)
    55%
    59%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (12-13)
    49%
    57%
    District Total Revenue$37 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$37 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,857$11,049
    District Spending / Student$9,873$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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