La Mesa Arts Academy serves 1,092 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 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥50% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 4-8
- Enrollment: 1,092 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
- Minority Enrollment: 52%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 20% in CA
- Math Proficiency: <50% (Top 20%)
- Reading Proficiency: ≥50% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
La Mesa Arts Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
La Mesa Arts Academy's student population of 1,092 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
La Mesa Arts Academy is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of La Mesa Arts Academy is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#715 out of 3649 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is La Mesa Arts Academy's ranking?
La Mesa Arts Academy is ranked #715 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while ≥50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend La Mesa Arts Academy?
1,092 students attend La Mesa Arts Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of La Mesa Arts Academy students are White, 33% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Black, and 4% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of La Mesa Arts Academy?
La Mesa Arts Academy has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.
What grades does La Mesa Arts Academy offer ?
La Mesa Arts Academy offers enrollment in grades 4-8
What school district is La Mesa Arts Academy part of?
La Mesa Arts Academy is part of La Mesa-Spring Valley School District.
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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