Thurston Middle School

  • Thurston Middle School serves 766 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 72% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 81% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • Thurston Middle School's student population of 766 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students766 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thurston Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thurston Middle School is 0.41, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#498 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
8%
11%
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Hispanic
10%
54%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
76%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Thurston Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.410.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Thurston Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLaguna Beach Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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