Placerita Junior High School

25015 N. Newhall Ave.
Newhall, CA 91321
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Placerita Junior High School serves 910 students in grades 7-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% 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: 910 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Placerita Junior High School's student population of 910 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
910 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Placerita Junior High School is 0.53, 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
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State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
51%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
72%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
12%
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Hispanic
62%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
29%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Placerita Junior High School often compared to?
Placerita Junior High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Rancho Pico Junior High School, Learning Post (Alternative) by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
51% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 72% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Placerita Junior High School?
910 students attend Placerita Junior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
62% of Placerita Junior High School students are Hispanic, 29% of students are White, 5% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Placerita Junior High School?
Placerita Junior High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Placerita Junior High School offer ?
Placerita Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is Placerita Junior High School part of?
Placerita Junior High School is part of William S. Hart Union High School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 910 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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