James Workman Middle School

69-300 30th Ave.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 1,050 students in grades 6-8, James Workman Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,050 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • : 32%
  • : 49%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

James Workman Middle School's student population of 1,050 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,050 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of James Workman Middle School is 0.31, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
(18-19)
32%
40%
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(18-19)
49%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
21:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
5%
12%
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Hispanic
83%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
7%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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0.31
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Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are James Workman Middle School often compared to?
James Workman Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Nellie N. Coffman Middle School, Raymond Cree Middle School by visitors of our site.
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?
1,050 students attend James Workman Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
83% of James Workman Middle School students are Hispanic, 7% of students are White, 5% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
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 21:1.
What grades does James Workman Middle School offer ?
James Workman Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is James Workman Middle School part of?
James Workman Middle School is part of Palm Springs Unified School District.

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Last Day of School
June 07, 2024 (Friday)

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 (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,050 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • : 32%
  • : 49%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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