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La Quinta Middle School

78-900 Avenue 50
La Quinta, CA 92253
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2007 Average Class Size 4th-6th 28
History of School's Ranking
Blue line is rank against all schools in California; Green line is rank against similar schools only; B = LEA or ASAM School; C = Special Education School
School's 2007 Base API Score is 699
Education Levels 6th - 8th
Students in 2006 902  (48% male)
Ethnic Breakdown of Students
15% were English learners in 2007
47% socioeconomically disadvantaged
Breakdown of Parent's Highest Education Level

CST / CAPA Scores Average of 6th - 8th graders scoring at or above the proficiency level

Average of 6th-8th grade English CST scoresAverage of 6th-7th grade Math CST scoresAverage of 8th grade General Math CST scoresAverage of 8th grade Algebra 1 CST scoresAverage of 8th grade Science CST scoresAverage of 8th grade Social Science CST scores

National Ranking  (CAT/6) The national average is 50%

Average of 7th grade Reading CAT/6 scoresAverage of 7th grade Language CAT/6 scoresAverage of 7th grade Spelling CAT/6 scoresAverage of 7th grade Math CAT/6 scores

Teachers Info from 2006

School District
Average years of teaching experience 11.5 12.4
Percent of teachers that are first-year or second-year teachers 37.8% 16.1%
Percent of teachers with full teaching credentials 83.8% 96.7%
Percent of teachers with emergency credentials 13.5% 2.8%
Percent of teachers with waivers 0% 0.1%
Teachers with emergency credentials do not qualify for full credentials or for an internship, but meet minimum certification requirements.  When schools are unable to find enough credentialed teachers or teachers with emergency permits, then they allow teachers to work under a waiver.

Students Info from 2007

School District
Percent of students in gifted and talented education programs 16% 17%
Percent of students with disabilities 10% 9%