Joe Walker Middle School

5632 W. Ave. L-8
Lancaster, CA 93536
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 902 students in grades 6-8, Joe Walker 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 bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 902 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • : Bottom 50% in CA
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 45% (Top 50%)
  • : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Joe Walker Middle School's student population of 902 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
902 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Joe Walker Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Joe Walker Middle School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#5514 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Joe Walker Middle School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
19%
33%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Joe Walker Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
45%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Joe Walker Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
24%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
21:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Joe Walker Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Joe Walker Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
3%
12%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Joe Walker Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
49%
56%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Joe Walker Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
11%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Joe Walker Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
31%
21%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Joe Walker Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Joe Walker Middle School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in California.
0.65
This chart displays the diversity score of Joe Walker Middle School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Joe Walker Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Joe Walker Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Joe Walker Middle School's ranking?
Joe Walker Middle School is ranked #5514 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Joe Walker Middle School often compared to?
Joe Walker Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Hillview Middle School, Gifford C. Cole Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 45% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
How many students attend Joe Walker Middle School?
902 students attend Joe Walker Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
49% of Joe Walker Middle School students are Hispanic, 31% of students are White, 11% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Joe Walker Middle School?
Joe Walker Middle School has a student ration of 26:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Joe Walker Middle School offer ?
Joe Walker Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Joe Walker Middle School part of?
Joe Walker Middle School is part of Westside Union Elementary School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 902 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 45% (Top 50%)
  • : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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