2100 Park Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Thurston Middle School serves 640 students in grades 6-8.
Thurston Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 76% (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 80% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 640 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 76% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Thurston Middle School's student population of 640 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
640 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Thurston Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Thurston Middle School is 0.45, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#490 out of 9659 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
6%
12%
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Hispanic
11%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
73%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.45
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
1%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 640 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 76% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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