Standard Middle School

126 Ferguson Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Standard Middle School serves 970 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 22% (which is lower 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 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 970 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 22%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Standard Middle School's student population of 970 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
970 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
51 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Standard Middle School is 0.56, 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)
9%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
22%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Standard 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
19:1
21:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
40%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
53%
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
0.56
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Standard 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
11%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Standard 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?
9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 22% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Standard Middle School?
970 students attend Standard Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of Standard Middle School students are White, 40% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Standard Middle School?
Standard Middle School has a student ration of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Standard Middle School offer ?
Standard Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Standard Middle School part of?
Standard Middle School is part of Standard Elementary School District.

School Reviews

3   7/7/2017
Standard Middle School is a very nice school. Of course there is drama and fights, but the teachers help every individual, and they don't have favorites.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Selena
5   4/7/2017
It is a really great school. They have had more control of their students
- Posted by Parent - Michelle
5   4/7/2017
I love standard middle school
- Posted by Parent - Alias
2   3/17/2016
At SMS there are to many fights and too many bullies , the teachers have no control of their students.
- Posted by Parent - debra

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 970 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 22%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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