La Paz Middle School

1300 N. Sanborn Rd.
Salinas, CA 93905
(School attendance zone shown in map)
La Paz Middle School serves 1,114 students in grades 7-8.
La Paz Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

La Paz Middle School's student population of 1,114 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students1,114 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of La Paz Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

La Paz Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of La Paz Middle School is 0.04, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#6872 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
98%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
2%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.040.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSalinas Union High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to La Paz Middle School is Alisal High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is El Sausal Middle School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Salinas Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School Math: 30% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 801 students
    0.3 miles
    1225 Towt St.
    Salinas, CA 93905
    (831) 753-5224
    0.3 K-6 801
  • Salinas Frank Paul Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 817 students
    0.3 miles
    1300 Rider Ave.
    Salinas, CA 93905
    (831) 753-5740
    0.3 K-6 817
  • Salinas Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 799 students
    0.5 miles
    680 Las Casitas Dr.
    Salinas, CA 93905
    (831) 753-5770
    0.5 K-6 799
  • Salinas Alisal Community Math: 32% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 697 students
    0.6 miles
    1437 Del Monte Ave.
    Salinas, CA 93905
    (831) 753-5720
    0.6 K-6 697
  • Salinas Alisal High School Math: 19% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,838 students
    0.7 miles
    777 Williams Rd.
    Salinas, CA 93905
    (831) 796-7600
    0.7 9-12 2,838

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