Joe Walker Middle School

  • Joe Walker Middle School serves 931 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35% (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 55% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Joe Walker Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Joe Walker Middle School operates within the Westside Union Elementary School District.

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School Overview

  • Joe Walker Middle School's student population of 931 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students931 students
Gender %Joe Walker Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Students by GradeJoe Walker Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Joe Walker Middle School is ranked within the top 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 27:1 has increased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Joe Walker Middle School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. 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)
35%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio27:124:1
Asian
5%
11%
Hispanic
36%
54%
Black
12%
6%
White
44%
24%
Two or more races
3%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsJoe Walker Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.670.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Joe Walker Middle School is Westside Union Elementary School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Westside Union Elementary School District's student population of 9,067 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,291 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 $7,597 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 13% over four school years.
    School District NameWestside Union Elementary School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    13
    4
    Number of Students Managed9,0671,585
    Westside Union Elementary School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    34%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    48%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$72 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$66 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,291$11,049
    District Spending / Student$7,597$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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