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Published on August 20, 2019
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How do the public middle schools in Anaheim stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

Orangeview Junior High School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Anaheim, rising from a C+ to a B-, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 3715 W. Orange Ave., enrolls 828 students. Orangeview Junior High School serves a diverse population: 68% of students identify as Hispanic and 15% identify as Asian. Niche graded the school a B- for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 22% of Orangeview Junior High School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 45% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 19% in math and 31% in reading.

While some public middle schools in Anaheim are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Dale Junior High School, with an overall rating of C+.
  • Brookhurst Junior High School, with a C+ rating overall.
  • South Junior High School, rated C overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Anaheim schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public elementary schools.

This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.