Paul L. Cato Middle School

4115 Vineland Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Paul L. Cato Middle School serves 949 students in grades 6-8.
Paul L. Cato 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 top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (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 49% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Paul L. Cato Middle School's student population of 949 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students949 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

Paul L. Cato 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 Paul L. Cato Middle School is 0.40, 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
#4877 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
76%
54%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
16%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.400.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBakersfield City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Paul L. Cato Middle School is Highland High School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Walter Stiern Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dr. Douglas K. Fletcher Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bakersfield Dr. Douglas K. Fletcher Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 647 students
    0.1 miles
    9801 Highland Knolls Dr.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661) 631-5960
    0.1 K-5 647
  • Bakersfield Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 58% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-6 | 619 students
    0.8 miles
    4201 Mesa Marin Dr.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661) 631-5870
    0.8 K-6 619
  • Bakersfield Walter Stiern Middle School Math: 18% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,084 student
    1.3 miles
    2551 Morning Dr.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661) 631-5480
    1.3 6-8 1,084
  • Bakersfield Dr. Juliet Thorner Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 38% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 877 students
    1.5 miles
    5501 Thorner St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661) 631-5490
    1.5 K-6 877
  • Bakersfield Hort Elementary School Math: 16% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 642 students
    1.6 miles
    2301 Park Dr.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661) 631-5330
    1.6 K-5 642

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