PROFICIENCY 19% 51% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
27%Salinas Union High

La Paz Middle School is a school servicing grades 7 to 8 and is located in the district of "Salinas Union High" in Salinas, CA. There are a total of 1,038 students and 50 teachers at La Paz Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1. There are a total of 797 free lunch students and 107 reduced lunch students.

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


Student/Teacher ratio21:1
Free lunch797
Reduced lunch107


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 La Paz 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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La Paz Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 1.0% 9.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.4% 1.2% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.7% 4.5% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 97.6% 83.7% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.2% 0.2% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.4% 3.1% 3.1%

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Salinas demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)6,60323291
Median age30.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%52%55%
Speak English30%56%79%
Speak Spanish65%29%13%

Education level achieved in Salinas

Completed 8th grade59.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school56.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college37.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree20.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.8%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The La Paz Middle School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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