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New rankings show Corpus Christi's top-rated and most-improved public middle schools

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By Hoodline - Published on August 13, 2019.

How do the public middle schools in Corpus Christi stack up?

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

Adkins Middle School's overall rating improved the most among its peers in Corpus Christi, rising from a B- to a B, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 2402 Ennis Joslin Road, enrolls 626 students. Adkins Middle School serves a diverse population: 72% of students identify as Hispanic and 20% identify as white. Niche graded the school 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, 78% of Adkins Middle School's students scored proficient or above in math, and 82% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 73% in math and 73% in reading.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Cunningham Middle School saw its overall rating go from a C to a C+. The school is located at 4321 Prescott and currently serves 555 students, of whom 91% identify as Hispanic.

Niche graded Cunningham Middle School a C for academics on an A-D scale. Its latest math proficiency was 62%, and reading proficiency was 65%. The school's upswing is notable since it serves a less-affluent population, with 92% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, 30% more than the city average.

West Oso Junior High School also improved, from a C to a C+. The school is located at 5202 Bear Lane and has 468 students currently enrolled, of whom 88% identify as Hispanic.

Niche graded West Oso Junior High School a B- for academics on an A-D scale. Its latest math proficiency was 76%, and reading proficiency was 72%. The school also serves a less-affluent community, with 84% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

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

  • Flour Bluff Intermediate School, with an overall rating of A.
  • Flour Bluff Junior High School, with an A rating overall.
  • London Middle School, rated A overall.

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.

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