26623 May Way
Canyon Country, CA 91351
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
La Mesa Junior High School serves 1,188 students in grades 7-8.
La Mesa Junior High 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (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 53% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

La Mesa Junior High School's student population of 1,188 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
1,188 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
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School Rankings

La Mesa Junior High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Junior High School is 0.61, which is less 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
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#3736 out of 9659 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
11%
12%
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Hispanic
58%
54%
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Black
8%
5%
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White
19%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 1,188 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.61 (Top 30%)

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