Paulding Middle School

600 Crown Hill St.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(School attendance zone shown in map)
8/
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Top 30%
Serving 559 students in grades 7-8, Paulding Middle School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is higher than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 559 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • : Top 30% in CA
  • : 38% (Top 50%)
  • : 62% (Top 30%)
  • : 49% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Paulding Middle School's student population of 559 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
559 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Paulding Middle School ranks within the top 30% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Paulding Middle School is 0.54, 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.
This School
State Level (CA)
#2402 out of 9602 schools
(Top 30%)
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38%
33%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Paulding Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
62%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Paulding 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 2021-22 school year data.
49%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
35%
56%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Paulding Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
n/a
5%
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White
58%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Paulding Middle School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in California.
0.54
This chart displays the diversity score of Paulding Middle School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Paulding Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
7%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Paulding 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: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Paulding Middle School's ranking?
Paulding Middle School is ranked #2402 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in California.
What schools are Paulding Middle School often compared to?
Paulding Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Judkins Middle School, Mesa Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
38% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 62% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
How many students attend Paulding Middle School?
559 students attend Paulding Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of Paulding Middle School students are White, 35% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Paulding Middle School?
Paulding Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Paulding Middle School offer ?
Paulding Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is Paulding Middle School part of?
Paulding Middle School is part of Lucia Mar Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 559 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 38% (Top 50%)
  • : 62% (Top 30%)
  • : 49% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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