#26 Middle School in CA and #1 in Orange County

Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School

4112 Cerritos Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

How Good is Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
A+ School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Located in Los Alamitos, California, Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School, is a Orange County school. An enrollment of 1254 students and a student–teacher ratio of 27 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school performs significantly above average when compared to other California schools. Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. Of middle schools in the Orange County it is ranked 1. Statewide, Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School is ranked 26 for middle schools.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our analysis. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.

Academics

California standardized test scores, among other data points, are used to determine the academic grade for a school. For academics, Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in California and earned the grade of A+ for this measure.

Source: CA Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Excellent

Learning Enviroment

We use factors including chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to get a sense of the learning environment of a school. Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School earned a grade of A+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in California.

Students : Teacher
27
CA Avg. 23
Uncertified Teachers
0%
CA Avg. 2%
New Teachers
8%
CA Avg. 14%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Poor
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good

Safety

A school’s safety score is determined by inspecting factors such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School performs significantly above average compared to other California middle schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations N/A

Demographics

An overview of the student body of Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School is shown below. A school’s demographics play no part in calculating its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
9%
CA Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
10%
CA Avg. 49%
Econ. Disadvantaged
15%
CA Avg. 58%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,254
Minority Students 637
Diversity Index 53
Students with Disablities 107
Economically Disadvantaged 15%
Limited English Proficiency 2%
Gifted Students 36%

Achievements

A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

You can find the closest middle schools to Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School below. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Los Alamitos, California schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Oak Middle School A+ A+ A A+
2 Lexington Junior High School A- A C A+
3 Newcomb Academy A A+ B+ A-
4 Oxford Academy A+ A+ B+ A+
5 Fedde (Pharis F.) Middle School C+ B- C- B-

Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School? The school reported 1254 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School in? The school is located in Orange County.
  • How can I contact Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School? The school's number is (714) 816-3320.
  • Where is Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School? 4112 Cerritos Ave, Los Alamitos, California 90720

How we rate schools?

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.

Nearby Schools
Oak Middle School
10821 Oak St Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Lexington Junior High School
4351 Orange Ave Cypress, CA 90630
Newcomb Academy
3351 Val Verde Ave Long Beach, CA 90808
Oxford Academy
5172 Orange Ave Cypress, CA 90630
Fedde (Pharis F.) Middle School
21409 S Elaine Ave Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716