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About This School

Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School is a public middle school in Pacifica. The principal of Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School is Tina Van Raaphorst, whose e-mail is 599 students attend Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 6% of the Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 30% of the 599 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School is 19:1. Westborough Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 49%
Hispanic 27% 15%
Asian 22% 6%
Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 3215%
Filipino 15% 11%
Unspecified 12% 15%
Multiracial 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 17%
Limited English proficiency 6% 8%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Our family has been in the Pacifica School District for almost a decade and IBL is our favorite school in the district. With a diverse student body it offers advanced level classes great electives including robotics has an excellent band program class trips to Yosemite Catalina and NY/DC and has excellent anti-bullying campaigns. The reason IBL can offer so much is the tremendous dedication of the teachers principal counselor and office staff. Teachers seem to be on campus 8am to 5pm and volunteer to manage lots of after-school programs such as tutoring. The students' enthusiasm and excitement for learning comes straight from the teachers who act as if they were born to teach and feel truly lucky to be part of such a wonderful school. Teachers and staff are always available to students and parents and they genuinely care about the students. This school is an excellent model of how good all schools could be. We could not recommend this school more highly and hope it always continues to adhere to its high standards.

  • (11 months ago)

    This is the best school!!!!!!!!!! Safty and everything math and science even bulling they care about everything Enroll your student here and never regret it!!!!!!! Everyone cares about your child and call about the students and call you in case of any needed item or news.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I always respect the school and staff!!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers don't really care if a student is failing a class!!!! There's lack of communication with the teachers to the parents as well as the students!!!! Biggest mistake I ever made was enrolling my child in this school!! Kids are rubbing against each other in the back of the cafeteria and the teachers don't do anything about it they make out on campus and no one seems to mind!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am currently a 7th grader at IBL and I love it! The teachers are hillarious which is something I look for in a school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am deeply grateful to the teachers for listening to concerns and providing needed academic support for my two grandkids.

  • (4 years ago)

    The extraordinary activities at this school are excellent. Good art classes band excellent Language Arts Dept. and lovely Library.

  • (4 years ago)

    Enthusiastic teachers great programs opportunities for all abilities

  • (4 years ago)

    It is an awesome school with fabulous teachers that come to work everyday to help educate our children.

  • (5 years ago)

    I absolutely loved this school! It was the best school a young adult would ever want to go to. I was in the accelerated Language arts class and I learned so much from the wonderful teachers that encouraged me to learn and go beyond what I thought I could do. This school is perfect. I went to it and I still come back to visit the firmilar hallways.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son recently graduated from this school and my daughter is currently in 6th grade. I have been most impressed with the teaching staff and principal leadership at this school. In 7th/8th grade they have an accelerated English class with exceptional teachers/curriculum in both grades. They have an AVID program for college-bound students who might need a little help staying on track. I wish all schools had this program--amazing organizational help and an emphasis on an academic path. They also provide many after school tutorial programs for math and are working hard to prepare students for 8th grade algebra. They have an amazing principal who has just been hired as Assistant Superintendent of the District. They also have a VP and a counselor that the kids strongly respect. Overall very strong program well qualified teaching staff with the student's achievement of primary concern. Great PE program/after school sports and electives also!

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers do not care about kids no disapline.

  • (6 years ago)

    i went here and i learned so much at this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the worst school I ever went to! The kids are plain rude even in front of parents. If there is any advice I can give you here it is avoid going to this school at all costs.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a very nice school. This school has very nice teachers they could teach your children a lot of things I believe your children will have a good time in this middle school! Just like me!

  • (8 years ago)

    Good teachers active parent community nice campus

  • (8 years ago)

    Lots of parent involvement good experience new school

  • (9 years ago)

    At first we were excited with such a new school with so much promise however the school seems to still not quite know how to address its ongoing problems. The leadership is lacking as the school seems to take a 'trial and error' approach and routinely makes strict decisions based on 'caution' which makes students' lives difficult yet often doesn't make sense -- there are no lockers for fear of drugs so students are forced carry around huge heavy backpacks and have no place to store a bag lunch. Yet there are no 'backpack' searches to ensure no drugs or weapons are actually being carried onto campus -- does this really make school safer? The teachers are enthusiastic but many are too young and inexperienced and stressed. One teacher told our son 'you get an automatic 'A' on all homework from just turning it in. I'm being forced to give it.'

  • (9 years ago)

    Great School. Newly built.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter started this school in six grade. At first I thought she wouldn't like or agree how and what this school offers but because it's a newly built school new teachers and more school activities she's happy of the outcome. I have no problem with the teachers they are very well trained reasonable patient and understanding people. My daughter has succesfully achieved her academic classes as well as her other curricular activities and I thank all her teachers for this. I hope that they continue doing all the good works so all our kids will be succesful and proud of their school. Thank you again IBL.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son has been attending this school since it was built last year. I am finding that due to the combining of two schools (Ortega and Pacifica Heights) has not really been successful. To look at it from a student's point of view many of them have told me personally that they are not happy with the school or the staff. I have also heard complaints of harrassment that is overlooked and not taken care of. I am not suggesting this school to any of my friends and would instead suggest Vally Mar or Cabrillo to be the two top schools in the district. That conclusion was drawn by students who have attended IBL and are now in one of the other two listed above.

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