4200 Parks Ave.
La Mesa, CA 91942
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
La Mesa Arts Academy serves 1,102 students in grades 4-8.
La Mesa Arts Academy placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

La Mesa Arts Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

La Mesa Arts Academy's student population of 1,102 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 4-8
Total Students
1,102 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

La Mesa Arts Academy is ranked within the top 20% 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 La Mesa Arts Academy is 0.65, which is more 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
#1496 out of 9659 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
6%
12%
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Hispanic
30%
54%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
50%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in La Mesa Arts Academy and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in La Mesa Arts Academy.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.65
This chart display the diversity score of La Mesa Arts Academy and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in La Mesa Arts Academy 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%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in La Mesa Arts Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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The school is okay. Not great. Will not put my 3rd child in this school, we will be going to Parkway Middle where the teachers are more interested in teaching. The principle at this school LMMS, needs to have a reality check with her students.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 4-8
  • Students: 1,102 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65 (Top 20%)

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