69-300 30th Ave.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
James Workman Middle School serves 1,129 students in grades 6-8.
James Workman 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 top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (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 49% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,129 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

James Workman Middle School's student population of 1,129 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,129 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

James Workman 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 Workman Middle School is 0.34, which is less 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
#4878 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
22:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
5%
12%
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Hispanic
81%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
9%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
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 percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

32% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend James Workman Middle School?

1,129 students attend James Workman Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

81% of James Workman Middle School students are Hispanic, 9% of students are White, 5% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of James Workman Middle School?

James Workman Middle School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does James Workman Middle School offer ?

James Workman Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

School Reviews

5   6/3/2022
Amazing school. There is lots of support from the teachers, counselors, and even my own peers. Helps me get over my fear of talking in front of large crowds.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Vivian Vasquez

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,129 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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