School Details

Diegueno Middle School

2150 Village Park Way, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-1892
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 812 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

100%
100%
86%
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60%
78%
80%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Dieguito Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
90%
50%
81%
83%
57%
50%
34%
31%
100%
100%
85%
77%
83%
52%
88%
91%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Dieguito Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Diegueno Middle School is a public middle school in Carlsbad. The principal of Diegueno Middle School is Bryan Marcus, who can be contacted at bryan.marcus@sduhsd.net. 812 children attend Diegueno Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Multiracial. 6% of the Diegueno Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 8% of the 812 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Diegueno Middle School is 21:1. The Rhoades School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 72%
Asian 6% 13%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 17% 12%
Filipino 1% 0.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 0.9%
Unspecified 0.5% 1.0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 12424%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 8%
Limited English proficiency 6% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Very pleased with the school. The staff is very welcoming. Excellent communication between parents & staff. As far as academics it's too early to say we just moved to the district.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a sophomore in high school now and looking back at my time at this school I have to say it was mediocre. I already wrote a few paragraphs on how much I hated it then realized it didn't really deserve it. The school is average with definite social cliques less-than-average teachers and just seems to be a regular school. If you want a good education for your child look elsewhere; preferably a private school if you have the finances available to do so.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is welcoming and the staff is caring. Our family moved here from another state and my daughter started mid year. After only a few days she made a nice group of friends and is very happy at this school. She is also doing well academically and the teachers are understanding and supportive concerning any gaps in instruction between her previous school and this one.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school to be yourslef an not to be worried about fitting in. Acadmics is great and the honors/gates classes is very open and rom for all. Yes drugs and cliques. But the drugs.... it is all up to you and who you hang around with. to be honest there are grugs at every school. You wil never escape this fact. electives are great here with teachers that care. Unlike Oak Crest classes supply students with what hey need. And the Pe programs here are state f art. Rock climbing walls medicine balls aerobics... etc. This is the Best school I have ever attended and will always have life long friends from here.

  • (6 years ago)

    Diegueno is more of an average school. Nothing for someone who's looking for a challenging academic school. There are honors at this school for both English and Math but it's very limited. The school is pretty good though because it has many fun electives and great school events. There are kids that do drugs and the school is pretty cliquey. There are 'popular' and 'unpopular' kids but they'res no teasing or bullying.

  • (8 years ago)

    Our son had a good experience and academic education at Diegueno. We felt that the principal had a good handle on the school that most teachers were very supportive of their students and loved the fact that they gave the students ample opportunities through homework clubs teacher availability and teacher communication with parents when asked for. Like all education experiences the students and parents will get out of it what they put into it.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful caring staff. Rigorous academic program across the board. Clean safe campus.

  • (9 years ago)

    Not as competitive as the Carmel Valley schools. A happy medium.

  • (10 years ago)

    Well managed Middle School but somewhat overcrowded.

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Overall score

(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

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