340 W. Church St.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
James Monroe Middle School serves 479 students in grades 6-8.
James Monroe 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 20% (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 38% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

James Monroe Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

James Monroe Middle School's student population of 479 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
479 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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Event
Date
Last Day of Instruction
May 26, 2022 (Thursday)
First Day of Instruction
August 08, 2022 (Monday)
Spring Break
March 27, 2023 (Monday)

School Rankings

James Monroe 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 James Monroe Middle School is 0.59, 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
#7177 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
23:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
29%
54%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
57%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in James Monroe 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%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 479 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59 (Top 30%)

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