PROFICIENCY 17% 55% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
27%Pajaro Valley Unified
17%Rio del Mar

Pajaro Middle School is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "Pajaro Valley Unified" in Rio del Mar, CA. There are a total of 431 students and 15 teachers at Pajaro Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 30 to 1. There are a total of 379 free lunch students and 34 reduced lunch students.

Pajaro Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 17.0%, which is 55% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio30:1
Free lunch379
Reduced lunch34


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 Pajaro 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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Pajaro Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 0.9% 15.9% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.0% 0.4% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.9% 2.1% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 98.2% 81.1% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.2% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.1% 3.1% 3.1%

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Rio del Mar demographics profile

StatisticRio del MarCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)3,80223291
Median age24.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.2:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)50%52%55%
Speak English4%56%79%
Speak Spanish92%29%13%

Education level achieved in Rio del Mar

IndexRio del MarCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade34.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school30.9%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college13.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree6.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors3.1%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters1.4%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.6%1.3%
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