Mill Valley Middle School is located in Mill Valley, California. Serving grades 6-8, the school has 1042 students and a student–teacher ratio of 19 students per teacher.
This school performs significantly above average when compared to other California schools. Mill Valley Middle School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. Of middle schools in the Marin County it is ranked 1. Statewide, Mill Valley Middle School is ranked 24 for middle schools.
The school data used in our analysis is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.
A number of factors, including California standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics grade. For academics, Mill Valley Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in California and received the grade of A+ for this measure.
A school’s learning environment is evaluated by looking at a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Mill Valley Middle School performs above average compared to other California middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A.
School safety is evaluated by comparing factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Mill Valley Middle School performs significantly above average compared to other California middle schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A+.
An overview of the student body of Mill Valley Middle School is included below. A school’s demographics are not used when determining its grade.
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In the table below, the closest schools to Mill Valley Middle School are included. Use the table to compare The School Review’s scores for these nearby schools. To get a full list of schools in Mill Valley, visit the Mill Valley, California schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Del Mar Middle School||A+||A+||B+||A-|
|2||Willow Creek Academy||B+||B+||A-||B+|
|3||Bayside Martin Luther King Junior Academy||C-||C-||C+||D|
|4||Hall Middle School||A||A||B-||A|
|5||Adaline E. Kent Middle School||A+||A+||A||A+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.