Torch Middle School

751 N. Vineland Ave.
La Puente, CA 91746
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Torch Middle School serves 366 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (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 42% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 366 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Torch Middle School's student population of 366 students has declined by 38% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 28% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
366 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Torch Middle School is 0.11, 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)
21%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
42%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Torch 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
24:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
12%
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Hispanic
94%
56%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
1%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.11
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Torch 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
9%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Torch 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?
21% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 42% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Torch Middle School?
366 students attend Torch Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
94% of Torch Middle School students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Torch Middle School?
Torch Middle School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Torch Middle School offer ?
Torch Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Torch Middle School part of?
Torch Middle School is part of Bassett Unified School District.

School Reviews

1   3/31/2021
Ladies in the front office are horribly rude to students. staff doesn't seem to care much unless they're talking directly to a parent or teacher, school needs a lot of work.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Jaya
5   12/11/2012
We went today to the christmas concert in Torch middle school. The choir songs were really good, the band played some jazz and had a good performance. My only complaint is to the organization, they invited too many people without having enough chairs, we had no programs, and the next time it would be good to have a host to inform us what music and performers are on stage.
- Posted by Parent - tzium

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 366 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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