Pajaro Middle School

250 Salinas Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 439 students in grades 6-8, Pajaro Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is equal to the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 439 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : 7%
  • : 24%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Pajaro Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Pajaro Middle School's student population of 439 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 90% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
439 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Pajaro Middle School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
(18-19)
7%
40%
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(18-19)
24%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pajaro Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
98%
56%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
1%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.04
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pajaro Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
7% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Pajaro Middle School?
439 students attend Pajaro Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
98% of Pajaro Middle School students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Pajaro Middle School?
Pajaro Middle School has a student ration of 21:1, which is equal to the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Pajaro Middle School offer ?
Pajaro Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Pajaro Middle School part of?
Pajaro Middle School is part of Pajaro Valley Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 439 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : 7%
  • : 24%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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