PROFICIENCY 35% 8% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
35%Desert Sands Unified
48%La Quinta

Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "Desert Sands Unified" in La Quinta, CA. There are a total of 784 students and 32 teachers at Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 25 to 1. There are a total of 413 free lunch students and 108 reduced lunch students.

Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 35.0%, which is 8% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio25:1
Free lunch413
Reduced lunch108


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 24.7% 21.0% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 3.9% 1.8% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 2.2% 2.6% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 67.0% 71.8% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.5% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.8% 2.4% 3.1% 3.1%

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La Quinta demographics profile

StatisticLa QuintaCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,49123291
Median age36.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)54%52%55%
Speak English81%56%79%
Speak Spanish17%29%13%

Education level achieved in La Quinta

IndexLa QuintaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade88.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school86.8%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college60.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.5%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors30.3%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.7%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.1%1.6%1.3%
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