La Mesa Junior High School

  • La Mesa Junior High School serves 1,091 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 42% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 50% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • 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 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is equal to the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • La Mesa Junior High School operates within the William S. Hart Union High School District.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • La Mesa Junior High School's student population of 1091 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students1,091 students
Gender %La Mesa Junior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Students by GradeLa Mesa Junior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • La Mesa Junior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of La Mesa Junior High School is 0.61, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio24:124:1
Asian
10%
11%
Hispanic
58%
54%
Black
7%
6%
White
22%
24%
Two or more races
3%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsLa Mesa Junior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.610.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of La Mesa Junior High School is William S. Hart Union High School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • William S. Hart Union High School District's student population of 26,725 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,130 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 15% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $8,328 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four school years.
    School District NameWilliam S. Hart Union High School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    20
    4
    Number of Students Managed26,7251,585
    William S. Hart Union High School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    52%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    72%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$214 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$220 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,130$11,049
    District Spending / Student$8,328$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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