PROFICIENCY 81% 111% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
82%Palo Alto Unified
78%Palo Alto
38%California

David Starr Jordan Middle School is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "Palo Alto Unified" in Palo Alto, CA. There are a total of 1,103 students and 71 teachers at David Starr Jordan Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 16 to 1. There are a total of 59 free lunch students and 19 reduced lunch students.

David Starr Jordan Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 80.5%, which is 111% higher than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1103
Teachers71.33
Student/Teacher ratio16:1
Free lunch59
Reduced lunch19

 

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 David Starr Jordan 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
All82%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
677%
783%
886%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All79%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
678%
781%
878%
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.

David Starr Jordan Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
White 51.7% 45.3% 24.1% 51.1%
Black 3.6% 2.6% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 27.1% 34.9% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 9.2% 9.8% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.7% 0.3% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.6% 0.6% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 6.3% 6.5% 3.1% 3.1%

Palo Alto demographics profile

StatisticPalo AltoCaliforniaNational
Population66,64939,512,223328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)2,79325691
Median age41.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)64%52%55%
Speak English60%56%79%
Speak Spanish6%29%13%

Education level achieved in Palo Alto

IndexPalo AltoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade97.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school97.1%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college91.8%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree83.8%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors80.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters51.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree22.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate13.8%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The David Starr Jordan Middle School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.