La Mesa Junior High School

  • La Mesa Junior High School serves 1,086 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 45% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 51% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • La Mesa Junior High School's student population of 1,086 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students1,086 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

  • La Mesa Junior High School's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of La Mesa Junior High School is 0.60, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#3447 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
11%
11%
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Hispanic
59%
54%
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Black
7%
6%
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White
20%
24%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.600.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWilliam S. Hart Union High School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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