Tropico Middle School

  • Tropico Middle School serves 802 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Tropico Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Tropico Middle School's student population of 802 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students802 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Tropico Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Tropico Middle School is 0.60, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#8610 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:123:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
55%
54%
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Black
10%
5%
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White
30%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.600.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouthern Kern Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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