Paul L. Cato Middle School



Paul L. Cato Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Paul L. Cato Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 247
7 383
8 314
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Paul L. Cato Middle School is a public elementary school located in Bakersfield, CA in the Bakersfield City School District. It enrolls 944 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 25.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 944
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 36.39

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Paul L. Cato Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 494
(52%)
14,623
(51%)
 Female 450
(48%)
14,216
(49%)

Paul L. Cato Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 715
(76%)
22,701
(79%)
 White 137
(15%)
2,767
(10%)
 Black 38
(4%)
2,355
(8%)
 Asian 25
(3%)
354
(1%)
 Two or More 15
(2%)
479
(2%)
 American Indian 13
(1%)
154
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
29
(0%)

Paul L. Cato Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 589
(62%)
23,273
(81%)
 Not Eligible 265
(28%)
3,561
(12%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 90
(10%)
2,005
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Paul L. Cato Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (71.9%) is slightly higher than the state average of 60.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Compare Paul L. Cato Middle School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
2,590.0% 25.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 60.7%
 
This School 71.9%
 

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Public 06 - 08 944 25.9:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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