PROFICIENCY 19% 51% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
23%Palmdale Elementary
26%Palmdale
38%California

Cactus Middle School is a school servicing grades 7 to 8 and is located in the district of "Palmdale Elementary" in Palmdale, CA. There are a total of 870 students and 42 teachers at Cactus Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1. There are a total of 671 free lunch students and 83 reduced lunch students.

Cactus Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 18.5%, which is 51% lower than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students870
Teachers41.6
Student/Teacher ratio21:1
Free lunch671
Reduced lunch83

 

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 Cactus 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

GradeProficiency
All10%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
710%
811%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All27%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
726%
829%
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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Cactus Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
Caucasian 5.7% 11.5% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 17.8% 15.8% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 1.8% 2.1% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 72.3% 66.3% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 1.1% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.8% 2.9% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Desert Rose Elementary18%0.6Palmdale, CA
Guidance Charter16%0.7Palmdale, CA
Joshua Hills Elementary23%0.9Palmdale, CA
Mesquite Elementary26%1.1Palmdale, CA
Palmdale High28%1.2Palmdale, CA
Manzanita Elementary13%1.3Palmdale, CA
Palmdale Aerospace Academy28%1.4Palmdale, CA
Cimarron Elementary30%1.5Palmdale, CA
Desert Willow Intermediate20%1.5Palmdale, CA
Barrel Springs Elementary32%1.6Palmdale, CA
Chaparral Elementary24%1.8Palmdale, CA
Tamarisk10%1.8Palmdale, CA

Palmdale demographics profile

StatisticPalmdaleCaliforniaNational
Population156,82338,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,47823291
Median age30.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%52%55%
Speak English59%56%79%
Speak Spanish36%29%13%

Education level achieved in Palmdale

IndexPalmdaleCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade73.2%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school71.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college48.6%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree22.1%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters4.8%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.6%1.3%
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