Marco Forster Middle School

  • Marco Forster Middle School serves 1,383 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (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 56% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Marco Forster Middle 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77%.

School Overview

  • Marco Forster Middle School's student population of 1,383 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,383 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Marco Forster Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,584 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Marco Forster Middle School is 0.49, 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 School Rank (16-17)#3121 out of 9584 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
64%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
32%
23%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.490.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCapistrano Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I love this school personally and all the teachers are extremely nice. I have made tons of new ideas and friends and I really look forward to keep going with my three years. It has tought me loads about college and high school and the challenges I will face in life. The homework is easy but the teachers and classes still make you work hard. I can't wait to continue and have fun. I recommend this school to all students and parents.
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My kids went to Marco and spent three crucial years doing nothing. They were in acc classes and still did pretty much nothing. Looking back, I would never send them to Marco again. They did not learn crucial skills they need in high school. Marco did not prepare them at all. (They were straight A students at Marco, of course) I would definitely not recommend this school if your child's academics are your priority. They will not only not gain any skills, they will also loose any skills they had prior to going to Marco. Hope this helps.
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